Monthly Archives: October 2013

Simple Pleasures (Halloween Edition)

(The only safe way to indulge in candy corn). Living in the city, I feel so far removed from Halloween festivities, or what I think of as traditional ways of celebrating the holiday. In college it’s a week-long, candy-less party, but truly, kids have it best. The nostalgia of preparing a costume months in advance […]

Winter Skin Essentials

This past week has seen a sudden shift in temperatures, and with that, a return to chapped skin. In addition to switching over to a heavier moisturizer (and one with SPF), there are two simple ways to prep your skin for unrelenting cold weather. ¬†Exfoliating twice weekly (although varying by skin type and climate) helps […]

Kate Bosworth for TopShop

While Kate Bosworth has commanded Hollywood audiences since earning her SAG card at fifteen with 1998’s The Horse Whisperer, the past decade has seen the actress transition into bona fide fashion darling territory, acting as muse to numerous designers, including Proenza Schouler and Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa. Bosworth, featured on the cover of this month’s […]

Simple Pleasures

I took a weekend visit home to Michigan and seized the opportunity to take in all the fall colors. Scored these J.Crew loafers on major discount at their mega sale this past weekend, yessssss. Genius sprinkles bar at Stucchi’s, my favorite ice cream store. Pencils to showcase my home state pride. The sweetest surprise delivery […]

Cajun Popcorn

A few weeks ago, I stumbled across modern day’s answer to a drive-in movie theater. Nitehawk Cinemas offers full meals alongside movies, with many themed dishes (A Perfect Day for Bananafish Fritter with¬†Salinger, or Mama Martello’s Braciole Sandwich with Don Jon) to add to their already diverse menu. If you’d rather stick with classic movie […]

Sweater Weather

You know it’s officially fall when you get your first sore throat. Actually, it’s my sister who’s sick, but given the fact that we share an apartment, and now infested air, it’s only a matter of time until I catch it. Minus the commencement of germ season, one of the real gems of fall is […]

Caramel Apples

When you move out of your parents’ house, you lose control. And by lose control, I mean of things like what they’ll hand out to the trick-or-treaters. They tend to pick candy that was popular when they were young, but sometimes I want to spice it up with what the kids are into these days. […]