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

september-buys

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!

THE ART ASSIGNMENT #13 – SORTED BOOKS

By August 29, 2014 About Me

I’ve been following The Art Assignment for some time now, but this is the first assignment I’ve actually completed. If you’re unfamiliar, The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Studio Production that meets working artists to solicit assignments for viewers and readers to complete. This latest assignment is to choose a person you either know or want to know better, take a look at their bookshelf, and create a self-portrait of them with 3 stacks of books. You can learn so much about a person from what they read.  This is especially true of strangers – in fact, I’m the girl on the train peering at what my fellow riders are reading. In this case, and for blogging sake, I decided to pick just one stack from my own collection. I chose titles that I both love and that describe my current state of mind.

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It could be fun to do this every season or so – to look back and see which titles have changed and how often.

I chose:

The Painted Drum, Eliot’s Banana, Timmy Failure (Mistakes Were Made), and The Garden of Last Days.

(Janelle Andrea, Sorted Self-Portrait)