Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pencil Skirt Envy

Every woman should invest in a pencil skirt, it's one of those wardrobe staples that flatters every body type. There's something so classy and effortlessly chic about them, yes? They instantly whittle your waistline and give you the allure of an hourglass figure - which I love.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Brunch at Sweet Chick

Yves and I ventured to Sweet Chick this afternoon to try their famous chicken & waffles and the dish did not disappoint. The waffles were crisp and airy, and the chicken was juicy, perfectly seasoned and oh-so crunchy. I think it may very well had been the best chicken & waffles dish I've ever had. The capstone of the meal were the trio of flavored butters that accompanied the dish, which I believe were raspberry, herb and candied lemon. Unfortunately, they don't offer their bacon & cheddar waffles for brunch, I definitely will have to try it next time.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Words To Live By

Why is it so difficult for us to remember to live in the present, where it matters the most?

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Bison Burgers at Bareburger

The Roadhouse burger
Yesterday, Yves and I went to Bareburger in Astoria because our mutual friend, Fritz, was raving about their unique offerings. They offer proteins like bison, elk, wild boar and ostrich, along with a variety of yummy toppings.
 
I ordered a bison burger, I expected it to be gamey because all the reviews I've ever read repeated the same thing, ad nauseam: bison meat is gamey (a slight off-putting flavor). But it wasn't at all, it tasted like beef but leaner. Guess what Yves had? he didn't even try a burger, he ordered a chicken sandwich. Oy vey, he just won't try anything new.

Smorgasburg!

A few weeks ago, I went to an all-food bonanza called the "Smorgasburg" in East River State Park, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The food was great and the view of the Manhattan skyline was stunning!
 Haitians Rock: Duh!!!
I tried the dumpling sampler, the duck was quite tasty. I also slurped a few oysters, but no one really appreciated them except for me. As usual, Yves cast a sneering look at most of the food I wanted to try, basically anything that wasn't a hot dog or chicken wing. Shocker!

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.
 
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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.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Stunned

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.

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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.
 
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