Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What Staph Likes (Feeling: Stuffed)

Networking for introverts. Must read!

Preserving the lost art of letter writing. My High School boyfriend was incredibly romantic, he used to write me these heartfelt letters everyday. Seriously, he never missed a day. Goodness, it was like being in a Lifetime TV movie, LoL. Till this day, when I think of him, I sigh...

Vanilla ice cream with olive oil and sea salt. What an odd but interesting pairing, I think I might give it a try.

OMG! I would bathe in a vat of this Almond Lavender Bourbon Milk Punch, Yum!

I'm loving the all-black trend this season, it's incredibly chic, yes?

Do you tuck your shirt like this?

The perfect picnic.

Speaking of picnics, I ordered this fun blanket not too long ago for Bryant Park's annual film festival.

What one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen, might have looked like. Fascinating!

I so want this chair or this chair for my room. I'm really just a big kid.

The eyes have it.
(Picture via here)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

When You Realize Your Relationship Is Over

My good friend from Virginia, whom I've known since we were in diapers, has been trying to make his marriage work for quite some time now. But, when I asked him about his progress last week, he told me about the moment he finally realized his marriage was over. He and his wife were discussing their annual family vacation, and it finally sunk in. He just couldn't envision a future with her anymore, because she was a ghost of her former self. He had also changed, they no longer fit together.

It's a lesson, I've come to realize myself. What initially seemed like a perfect fit, sometimes turns out not to be so perfect - and it's ok. Relationships are investments and like every investment, you nourish them and watch them grow. But sometimes, they can't withstand the weather and they wither and die. Sure, you had hopes and fantasized about what would have been, but when all those dreams are dashed, it's time to set sails to your next destination.

(Picture via here)

Monday, July 21, 2014


The young lady in this photograph is absolutely stunning, her hair, the dress, that flawless profile. Evidently, she seems to have stunned the woman behind her.

This photograph is genius, but you simply can't deny its ambiguity. I can't help but think that it has captured a glimpse of our America today. What emotions or words comes to mind upon seeing this photo? an elderly woman entranced by a new age beauty, intolerance, or something else? Weigh in.

(Picture via here)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Coolest Rocker Chick!

Annabella Lwin, lead singer of the new wave band Bow Wow Wow, from a 1983 issue of The Face. Seriously, how cool is she? the dress, the cardigan, that hair.
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Midnight Craving: Wichcraft Cookies

Yes, you guessed it, I'm having yet another one of my craving attacks. I don't really have a sweet tooth, but whenever I go to Bryant Park, I always order about 6 of their miniature sandwich cookies from the 'wichcraft kiosk, and inhale them like the cookie monster. They offer a trio of flavors: oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate. Since I'm chocolate-obsessed, guess what my cookie of choice is? The oatmeal is also divine, I've never tried the peanut butter because of my peanut allergies, but I'm sure it's equally delicious.
Here's the recipe for the chocolate cream' wich, OMG, it's so good.
(Pictures via here and here)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

Happy Fourth of July my darlings! What are your plans for this weekend? I'm going to celebrate with my mom and Alex later today, and then spend the weekend with a good buddy of mine who flew in from Virginia. This apple pie recipe seems fitting, since nothing else is more American!
(Pictures via here and here)

White Hot Summer

I love an all-white ensemble. It's so crisp, clean and cool. Lately, white has been my shade of choice because it has been so muggy in NYC.  I will be attending an all-white party in about to weeks and I simply can't wait to begin assembling my outfit. Take a look at this darling white skirt I purchased from Forever 21.

(Pictures via here)

Friday, June 27, 2014

What Staph Likes (Feeling: Overworked)

How to make homemade lox. It's a simple, time consuming process, but well worth it.

My in-depth feature article about the Western Bays of Long Island, read it here, darling!

I bought this dress for a wedding I attended last week, it fits like a glove.

Best smokey cat eye makeup tutorial, and it's so simple to do.

How to get Grace Kelly hair at home.

Flight of the stingrays. What an amazing video!

This girl has such amazing style, I'm in awe of her.

The best Final Jeopardy response ever!

8 ways to improve your morning routine.

Adorable kitty flats for the summer.

(Picture via here)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Long Island Press Conference

Hello my darlings! I know, I've been MIA for quite some time. However, it is with good reason, I've been interning at the Long Island Herald, so that leaves me minimal time for blogging. I haven't forgotten about you though, I miss you guys to pieces. I will return in the next few weeks with more regular postings. Meanwhile, here are a few pictures of a press conference I attended a few weeks ago, featuring Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Nassau Legislative Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams, and a few other Long Island legislators. Read the article Brian Croce, editor at LI Herald, wrote in regards to the press conference.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Interning At The Long Island Herald

I just completed my first full week as a Long Island Herald intern, whoop, whoop! The staff is super nice and helpful, I feel completely at home already. On Tuesday, I covered my first event, which was located on Freeport's Nautical Mile, a picturesque little stretch in Long Island, full of seafood restaurants, bars and piers. I'm in the process of writing my first feature article for the paper, I can't wait for it to be published.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bienvenue Summer!

Although summer doesn't officially arrive until June 20, as far as I'm concerned, as well as millions of Americans, Saturday is it. I'm dusting off my bikini and will be heading to the beach with my cousin and his buddies. One of his friend's is an aspiring chef and will be bringing some delicious summer fare for a fun picnic. I hope he brings lambi!
I can't wait, after a grueling semester in grad school, I just want to relax and loosen up a bit. Picnic at the beach sounds heavenly! Are you going anywhere this Memorial Day weekend?
The meaning of Memorial Day has gotten lost over the past few years, relegated to a three day weekend for short vacations and lounging at the beach. However, It's importance has not been lost on me. So, here's to the brave men and women who made it possible for us to enjoy those carefree days and to those who continue to fight for our freedom thousands of miles away. I salute you all!

(Pictures via here and here)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Afternoon Craving: Blueberry Pancakes

I could really go for an airy pile of pancakes topped with sweet but tart blueberry compote, drizzled with maple syrup. Drenched is a more fitting word,  I love my syrup! with all the cravings I get, you'd think I'm with child. I assure you, I'm not :)

Check out this delightful blueberry pancake recipe from Smitten Kitchen, Yum!
(Picture via here)
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