ART INSPIRATION: CIARA PHELAN

By October 16, 2014 Inspiration

I came across the awesome typography/ illustration work of artist Ciara Phelan today and had to share. I’ve been feeling extremely uninspired lately (hence my lack of updates here), so I love when I discover an artist that peaks my curiosity. See more of Ciara’s work (including a bit of her process and inspiration) here.

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COLE HAAN FALL 2014

By September 10, 2014 Style

Since purchasing my first pair of Cole Haan boots last season, I’ve been hooked. I pretty much wore them every day in the fall and winter, and they’re still in perfect condition. I’m looking for a new pair to add to the family, and I’ve narrowed it down to a few options. The Daryl boots are so beautiful in the chestnut color, and they’re waterproof (!). I could see myself wearing them with everything. But I also love the woven oxfords and the heeled chelsea boots. Decisions, decisions.

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Shop: Daryl Short Waterproof Boot, Jagger Weave OxfordDraven Short Boot

SEPTEMBER – BEST BUYS

By September 9, 2014 Style

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Shop – Grey tunic, $49 (from the forthcoming collaboration between Helmut Lang designer Alexandre Plokhov & Uniqlo available September 22nd ), Warby Parker Kimball, $95, Will Leather Goods Douglas Postal Bag, $495, J.Crew Broken-In Boyfriend Jeans, $135, Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume Oil, $35, Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette, $29, Alexander Wang Gabi Ankle Boots, $650, B&O Play Headphones, $400

THE WHISKEY SLUSH

By September 5, 2014 Food

You may remember me mentioning drinking way too many of these on my summer bucket list. I never shared the recipe, but since it’s still sweltering in NYC, I thought it was still relevant. It’s such a strange time of year isn’t it? It’s currently in the 80s and humid, but it’s NYFW and we’re talking about Fall fashion. Anyway, back to the whiskey goodness.

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This recipe, if you can even call it that is so simple. But so damn delicious. You can use whatever whiskey you like (I like Jack Daniels’s), and I recommend adding a bit more than the recommended amount. Because more whiskey is never a bad idea.

The Whiskey Slush – Serves 4 (adapted from this recipe)

1 cup of whiskey

1/2 fresh pineapple

the juice of 1 lime

4 teaspoons of honey

12 mint leaves

20-24 ice cubes

Method: Blend, blend, blend until smooth. Garnish with sprigs of mint and serve.

Cheers to Friday!