i was doing very well with my shopping fast this spring because i decided that a new shower was more important than clothes. but then i visited the isabel marant store in soho with a dear friend. why are sailor stripes are so much more interesting than subway tiles?
i spent last week in puerto rico for work and managed to sneak in a few days of vacation beforehand. a good friend recommended marmalade for dinner, and she was totally right. the menu was a prix fixe tasting menu, with plenty of vegetarian options.
the food was so flavorful and creative – probably one of the best meals i have had in a while.
yea my desserts don’t look like this either
upon a good friend’s recommendation, i tried out ilili for brunch this past weekend. for $28, you get coffee, a cocktail, a main dish, and a side. not too bad for nyc, especially when the food is this delicious.
if i had to pick a store in nyc to spend my last days in, it would definitely be abc carpet and home. for those of you who have never been, it is a bigger, more eclectic, and sadly more expensive version of anthropologie. i always find something there that inspires me, and luckily the prices are so out of my reach that my wallet is happy.
i stopped in last weekend, though, and they were having a sale on french linen towels and napkins. oops.
but look how pretty.
in my marie kondo phase, i donated my label maker since i had not used in in years and it definitely did not spark joy. however, when i was decanting some dried goods into my blue mason jars, i found myself wishing i hadn’t been so hasty. luckily, i soon realized that a white paint pen achieves the same goal and looks so much prettier.
i finally made it to scarpetta for a lovely dinner with my beau.
these are the accompaniments to the bread. i accidentally took a bite of the eggplant before snapping this pic. sorry (not really. it was really good). the spaghetti, which is possibly the most famous dish on the menu. and may have been the reason we were there in the first place. if a bowl of spaghetti was ever worth $23, this was it. it was light and yet filling, and had so much rich yet fresh flavor. mmmmm.
i had a lovely leisurely weekend filled with coffee, fresh flowers, and warm socks. hope yours was wonderful too.
am i the only one who always needs a bit of chocolate with my coffee?
ny deli roses always make me happy. got these on sale at j.crew. i wish i bought them earlier in the season – they would have changed my entire winter experience.finally got around to reading this gem.
after two pairs of my flats decided to die (and my cobbler regretfully told me that even he could not bring them to life), i found these beauties during the very tail end of bergdorf goodman’s winter sale.
the red is surprisingly versatile, and still adds a nice pop to your outfit. they are going to my cobbler for protection before they brave the streets of new york.