pecan bars

the best thing about winter is that i don’t feel bad staying in and hibernating.  hibernating usually turns into baking, then eating, and then sleeping.

i used this recipe to make pecan bars, and they turned out to be easy and delicious.

Pecan bars



chanel sale finds

now that sale season has come and gone and we are in the depths of the dark cold winter, i figured some chanel shoe sale finds can brighten up the day.

i was so excited to find the tweed flats at bergdorf goodman – it is so rare to find classics on sale.  the chelsea boots are also classics but a bit less recognizable.  they will be perfect for city walking.

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dinner at the post ranch inn

i have been knee deep in organizing my iPhone photos, and i realized i never posted these from our wonderful trip to carmel.  we went to the post ranch inn in big sur for my birthday dinner, and the setting, food, and service were all impeccable.

it got dark too early to catch the full sunset, but the little sliver of what was left was still breathtaking.

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cherry blossom calendar

buying a new calendar always feels like a rite of passage.  i picked up this beautiful letterpressed cherry blossom calendar at abc home late last year.  i’m so happy that i finally get to use it.  the images follow the life cycle of a cherry blossom tree.

good inspiration for an upcoming trip to japan for cherry blossom season (fingers crossed!!!).


sezane finds

in my last post, i neglected to mention what i bought when i went to the sezane store.  the gorgeous green silk top is perfect for work or a date night.  and the jacket is soft, comfortable, and absolutely stunning.  all the work is done by hand.  i have never seen this type of quality at this price point.

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even the buttons are a lovely enamel.  i love this attention to detail.

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sezane nyc

over the holidays, i finally made it to the sezane store in nolita.  for those of you who are not familiar with the brand, sezane is a direct-to-consumer women’s clothing and accessories company started in paris.  because there is no middleman, the brand is able to better control quality, production, and price point.

the nyc store is an absolute gem, with serious decor inspiration.  if you want even more inspiration, check out sezane founder morgane sezalory’s paris apartment here.

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louis vuitton – volez, voguez, voyagez

for those of you in nyc, i would highly recommend a trip downtown to see the louis vuitton “volez, voguez, voyagez” exhibit.  every room has a different theme that mixes the old and new.  the best part?  it is totally free.  probably the best deal you will ever get from lv.

here are some of the pictures i snapped.  my favorite room was the one with the red carpet dresses.


holiday scenes

a few pictures i snapped around the apartment this christmas season:

our tree.  this what happens when you buy all your christmas decorations from anthropologie.

Christmas 1

the second year we have used this peacock as a tree topper.

Christmas 2

decided to have some hot chocolate with my marshmallows.  (both vegan!)

Christmas 3

went a bit crazy with the sugar paper + target christmas collection.

Christmas 4

we don’t have a mantle so our tv console is covered with the cards we received from dear friends.  #newyorkcitylife

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big sur

when we were in carmel, we drove down highway 1 and caught golden hour and the sunset in big sur.  i have had the joy of seeing a lot of places is this world, but i am not sure that there are many landscapes that took my breath away like this.  i am not a photographer, but these unfiltered iPhone pictures hopefully convey some of the magic.