October 30th, 2009
I have an insatiable craving for dessert when the weather turns brisk and it’s certainly no coincidence that my last two food posts have revolved around my favorite meal (here and here). This past weekend I convinced my mom to bake a pie with me so that she could pass along some of her secrets for consistently flaky crusts and excellent fillings. I would never go as far to say that pumpkin is an overrated fall flavor, but there’s something unexpected about a lemon meringue pie that’s so perfect in October.
Do you have a dessert you look forward to most during the holiday season?
October 29th, 2009
Wren Tunic, F21 Necklace, Vintage Aviators & Clutch, Michael Kors Watch H&M tights, Coach Boots
When I read magazines, I often rip out pages of interest and leave them in a messy heap next to my couch. This was one of the pages I tore out from Lucky’s October issue and a week later, Wren coincidentally sent me the very same Elephant-printed tunic I had been admiring. I love the quirky pattern plus its front pockets and flirty length make it the ideal piece to throw on over tights with boots and run out the door.
October 28th, 2009
Shopbop remains one of my favorite places to shop for their unrivaled selection of brands, on-trend pieces and easy-to-navigate site. I crave just about every item I come across, but here are the ones that are currently topping my list for fall.
1. Sequin Blazer, Tibi: $598
2. Sarah Zipper Plaid Tunic, Torn by Ronny Kobo: $98
3. Faux Fur Vest, Young Broke & Fabulous: $319
4. Double Sleeve Top, Parker: $172
5. Confetti Sequin Mesh Slip Dress, Free People: $78
6. Shirttail Mini Dress – Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent: $372
7. One Sleeve Dress – Pencey: $418
8. Motorcycle Jacket – Tony Cohen: $825
9. Dora Poncho – Dolce Vita: $297
Also, be sure to check out my feature as part of their “Favorite Blogger” series.
October 27th, 2009
I’ve always loved the idea of staying in a hotel in my home town. It’s terribly indulgent and a fun way to see the area in which you live in a completely new light. This past weekend I stayed at Cavallo Point, a historical hotel tucked right at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, and minutes from where my parents still live. I felt like I had permission to experience the area as a tourist and indulged in fresh crab, curled up by a fire (instead of simply turning on the heat) and watched the sun set into the Bay.
Have you ever had a “staycation” in your own town?