Friday, September 17, 2010

fashion Friday: white hot

Michael Kors MICHAEL KORS Acrylic Chronograph Watch, White
I got this Michael Kors acrylic chronograph watch for my birthday this year.  It's such a great watch.  It goes with pretty much everything, and can be dressed up or dressed down.  The white makes it the perfect summer watch, and it's so chic that it can easily be worn throughout the year.  I love love love it!

sisal style

Choosing a rug is never an easy task.  If you're like me, and you're looking for something that looks clean all the time, is easy to clean, and repels dirt and odor, well the answer is a sisal rug.  Sisal is a stiff, coarse natural fiber obtained from agave plant leaves, and when woven together make an amazing rug for any room, indoors or outdoors.  I love sisal!

paper gangster

When I am at the mall, one store I always stop into is Papyrus.  I am a stationery/ribbon/frame/pen FREAK and this store has it all: stylish wrapping paper, candy-colored ribbon, and some of the most amazing greeting cards ever.

cut the cheese

When we were walking down to Greenwich Village, we stopped in a place called Westside Market, located right on 7th Avenue.  Packed tightly into one small corner of a storefront, this place had everything!  It is a combination grocery store/deli/salad bar/cheese shop.  We picked up a wedge of parmigiano reggiano cheese.

table for two

Finding a place to eat in New York City can be harder than it seems.  We had planned on just finding a place along the way as we walked, but we had a tough time finding something.  After a few hours of searching, we finally found an amazing restaurant called Jane that was just perfect.  It is located on West Houston street, so right on the border of Soho and Noho.  I got the spaghetti, which was made with shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes, arugula, hot chilies, and pesto.  Scott got the toasted ricotta gnocchi, which had Italian parsley, parmesan cheese, and a white truffle sauce that was absolutely to die for!  We also got a side of the rosemary fries, which were amazing as well.  The whole meal cost us less than $40, which is a really good price for NYC dining that isn't from a street cart.

the perfect napkin

I am a lover of napkins, and I have been on the hunt for some really fabulous cotton napkins.  I wanted something casual, but made well enough to be fancy too.  Where did I finally find them?  West Elm of course!  These 100% cotton napkins are only $12 for a set of four.  They come in a lovely array of jewel-tone inspired shades; I chose the classic tan.

with sprinkles on top

Shortly after we arrived in New York, we HAD to stop at Magnolia Bakery.  We went to the one next to Rockefeller Center.  They have quite the fan following in NYC, and recently expanded their business to Los Angeles.  We both got a vanilla cupcake, and let me tell you, they were absolutely to die for.  My only complaint is that they weren't bigger!

shine on

Lotus Candy Dish
When we were in New York, we stopped in a place called Michael Aram.  It's located on West 18th Street in Manhattan.  They have a lot of silver pieces, and they are delicate yet every structured; and very piece is entirely handmade.  The pieces are expensive, but they are all works of art and absolutely gorgeous.