Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy  Thanksgiving!! Thankfully, the Nor’easter that threatened to close airports yesterday, the busiest travel day of the year, proved grossly exaggerated (ah, weather reporters and their scare tactics). I truly hope you have a great holiday with family and/or friends, devoid of turkey disasters and deflated pies :) Happy food hangover!

Simple Pleasures

Hidden garden at Caprices by Sophie, right off Bedford Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Varieties of Sophie’s Magic Choux. After three years in this city, I finally saw my first Broadway play, 700 Sundays. Billy Crystal’s one-man show, about the 700 Sundays he was able to spend with his dad, was, like all work of Crystal’s, […]

Herb-Baked Eggs

I’m always searching for something that’s easy to whip up in the morning, but beats the monotonous cereal and orange juice routine. These eggs are a French take on the omelette, and are equally suited to the appetizer realm as they are to breakfast. While most herb-baked eggs are poached, scrambled, or egg whites versions […]

Tabitha Simmons for TOMS

Shoe designer Tabitha Simmons has recently been bestowed with numerous awards in the fashion world, yet it’s her charitable contributions that are most noteworthy. As both a fan of the brand’s vision and as a wearer of its products, Simmons teamed up with Toms founder Blake Mycoskie for a holiday collection, and this winter, 10 […]

From Sleepwear to Daywear

Many of us wish it were socially acceptable roll out of bed and go about our days clad in pajamas, and while many high schoolers do, crinkled pants and bedheads do not translate well at the office. It was a dream come true (ah, puns) to see pajamas-as-daywear infiltrate the runway, in chic ’30s cuts […]

J.Crew Debuts First Ad on National TV

As much as I despise commercials and the added jolt of consumerism found in those throughout the holiday season, I’m full-on enamored  with Mastercard’s newest ad, a collaboration with J.Crew. In the corporation’s holiday spot touting their newly debuted MasterPass, a secure checkout service that increases the ease of online purchases, a family corral around […]

Roquefort Soufflé

As Ina Garten points out, Audrey Hepburn’s disastrous soufflé attempt as a student at Le Cordon Bleu in Sabrina (below) may have perpetuated the fear of the soufflé and near disaster-like results. As with popovers, what looks like a piece of modern art is a quick melding of mostly egg and cheese, and certainly not to be […]