Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
My new favorite blog is Snippet & Ink. Kathryn puts together inspiration boards for weddings that make me wish I could get married again (to Tyler, of course!) My favorite is the Versailles Garden Party. I love the the picture of the chandeliers hanging from the rafters. It reminds me of the dinner party scene from the recent Marie Antoine movie.
The Home for the Holidays board caught my eye too since that's the time of year I got married.
I love to read and I've been having withdrawals due to my lack of time to settle into a comfy chair and escape into a good book. I'm usually lucky if I can cab home from work, brush my teeth, and jump into bed in time to get eight hours of sleep before I start all over the next day.
Now that busy season is over, I get a little break. It even seems like I have more time after work than usual since the sun sets later. I've made a couple trips to the book store over the week and it's like being a kid in a candy store. It will probably take me a while to finish all the books I've purchased, but I just couldn't help it. I had to have them now!! Here's the list:
1) Love in the Time of Cholera
3) Jitterbug Perfume
4) The Woman in White
5) Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Any other suggestions or opinion about these?
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
How cool is this picture?! I used to live on Nob Hill just above Union Square and I always complained that the food in that neighborhood isn't very good. Well just in time for my move, Farmer Brown opened on the edge of Union Square and the Tenderloin.
The menu is packed with southern comfort. I had the fried chicken and mac & cheese. It was so perfectly crisp on the outside and steamy and moist on the inside. Tyler ordered the pulled pork sandwich and we shared a slice of the decadent pecan pie for dessert. The food was so rich and delicious. I didn't feel like eating until dinner the next day even after sharing an appetizer and dessert. Maybe it's good that I don't live close to this restaurant anymore, but I think we will find our way back occasionally. Just not before shopping for jeans!
Tyler and I have both been pressing up against big deadlines at work over the past couple months, so we haven't had a lot of spare time to spend together. But we always try to leave work at 5:00 on Friday for a date. On one such evening last month, we saw the movie Definitely Maybe after an indulgent dinner at Farmer Brown.
I didn't have super high hopes because I'm almost always disappointed by romantic comedies, but we needed something light and it had a decent rating on Rotten Tomatoes so we gave it a chance. It was really good! I cried at one point and I almost never cry in movies. Tyler even enjoyed it despite the lack of guns, 30 minute battle scenes and violence. (Okay, so he is actually much deeper than I just let on. I'm trying to make the point that for a chick flick, he really liked it.)
West Elm has really great multi-function furniture which is perfect for city living and small spaces. It is very affordable too. The bed has six storage drawers and an optional head board. The desk includes a letter-size filing drawer and an adjustable shelve.
I first sighted one of these glass water bottles by Seletti in Domino magazine a couple months back. I finally kicked the bottled water habit at work earlier this year. I think I would have been inspired to do so earlier if I had seen these pretty glass bottles.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I went back to work last fall after a three year break. It was really fun to go on a work clothes shopping spree. Now it's time for another one to acquire some spring and summer pieces. I like this dress from J.Crew.
So what do you think of this chair? My friend Warren is remodeling his home and wants one of these for the living room. At first I wasn't so sure, but now the idea is kind of growing on me. Definitely a statement piece!