Friday, September 12, 2014

The weekend is here!

Happy Friday, my darling readers! What do you have planned for the weekend? I'm headed out of town to see family and celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Four. decades. Amazing, right? :) Here, to get your weekend started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

I don't care if you've already seen it. I'm sharing it again. 

My first massage. Hilarious.

Simple green pasta salad.

Love these fictional (and unforgettable) apartments.

The thought process of getting dressed.

Hair therapy.

Adorable party animals.

SJP's house for sale

Reasons to refrigerate tomatoes.

Jurassic Park sing-along. LOVE.

(Image via From Versailles with Love)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Books Page: Fall Reads

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What are you reading this fall? I have quite a few books in rotation right now, but the titles above are next on my list:

• I'm a fan of Girls (and totally adore Lena Dunham's tweets), so I'm curious to see what she talks about in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl, due out this month. Here's an excerpt, in case you missed it. 

• Amy Poehler's memoir—called Yes, Please—hits shelves late October. She's such a funny, brilliant lady. I can't wait to read her thoughts and advice on life.

• Last, there's Gone Girl, a title I can start now since it's been out for quite some time! But with the movie due out in a few weeks (here's the trailer), the pressure is on. I definitely want to read the book before watching the Ben Affleck flick.

Now, you go: What books are you excited about right now?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A hilarious take on marriage

Are you watching Judy Greer's new show? It's called Married, and it offers a quirky, hilarious (and sometimes touching) portrayal of life after 'I do.' Greer is paired with Nat Faxon, who you might remember from Ben & Kate or The Way, Way Back. I love their chemistry, and the deadpan sense of humor they apply to so many scenarios and moments in their married lives. 

If you haven't seen it, check out the trailer here, and if you have, I'd love to know what you think!

PS: The show that made me love Judy Greer the most.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pretty purses for fall

I'm long overdue for a new fall bag, and I can't decide which one to get! I've carried a pretty dark gray one from Kate Spade for the past year, and I love it, but I think I'm ready for a color change. Here's what I like: 

- This hyper pink number from Kate Spade Saturday. The shoulder strap is detachable. Two looks in one!
- Something that's a bit more neutral: the Amorous Satchel from Rebecca Minkoff in Tortoro (a blush tone). I like the size of this one—it could totally fit my new planner, don't you think?
- I also like this hobo style from Sarah Jessica Parker's Nordstrom collection. It's called the New Yorker, and I love the new fall color palette.

Do you have a go-to style of bag you love? Or a brand you trust and go back to again and again? Would love your input on this!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Card night

Do you ever play card games? It's funny: I always laugh at how many decks of cards we have in our apartment. At last count, we have eight packs in the junk drawer in our kitchen! How we've managed to accumulate so many is something I'll never understand. ;)

But actually, a pack of playing cards is an awesome thing to have on hand. We used them on the train through Italy, in Maine last weekend to play cribbage, and have pulled them out for game night with friends, too.

So, not that I need another pack, but how cute are the hand-painted cards above? The king and queen look so dapper, right? This would totally become my go-to set. 

Do you play cards? What games do you love to play?

PS: Another portable game I love. 

(Images via One Canoe Two)

Friday, September 5, 2014

The weekend is here!

Happy Friday, my darling readers! How was your week? Mine was short—and busy. Whoa. I'm excited for a couple of days to play catch up and recharge, and—let's be honest—clean my apartment! ;) Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead. Here, to get it started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Perfect for start-ups: Book a tricycle.

Pizza as fashion trend. (Plus, skillet pizza. Yum!)

The breakfast sandwich re-do.

Love this five-word challenge.

The coolest tree swing!

A Brooklyn Heights travel guide.

At last! An updo idea for short hair.

Shop like a chef.

California dreaming.

Joan Rivers laugh track.

(Image via I Dream Of...)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Running at night

With summer winding down, I've been feeling a bit panicked about not taking enough advantage of living close to Brooklyn Bridge Park. So, I've started a pattern of evening runs after work. In a perfect world, I'd be a morning person who gets out at dawn to pound the pavement first thing. But there's something so lovely and peaceful about running at night—especially with the twinkling New York City skyline as your backdrop. I'm telling you, if you cue up the right song (truthfully, I've been working out to this soundtrack a lot) and pair it with this view, it's quite empowering at the end of a long day.

Do you run outside? Is there a view you look forward to along the way? Would love to hear about it!