A Trip With a Friend


I’m back, and fully energized (finally)! This last weekend was one of the best I have had in such a long time. Stephanie and I had a great time roaming the streets of New York, and catching up.  There is nothing better than sharing a bunch of new experiences with someone you care about.

Here are some pictures from our trip:

Murray's Bagels...Yum.

The West 25th Street Market and Antiques Garage


yummy food at Chelsea Market


Steph's amazing hat from The Family Jewels Vintage

The Chelsea Hotel, home to Tennessee Williams and Mark Twain, also the site where Sid stabbed Nancy


La Maison du Macaron... SO GOOD!

No, four macarons were not enough.

Penn Station was so amazing

The New York Library... I don't think I'll ever get over how gorgeous it was.

Magnolia Bakery

Let's face it, I geek out when I encounter famous eateries...What do you want from me?

Were we looking for Jimmy Fallon? You betcha.

Too cute

Dinner at Monster Sushi


Can you tell me what's wrong with this picture?

Drinks at The Met

And that my readers, is our trip in a nutshell.  I loved every minute of it, and wish that we were still there right now. Come back soon Steph!

Friday! Hurray! Hurray!


Guess where we are going tonight!! You guessed it, New York!

Well… More specifically North Jersey this evening to stay with a friend, and then onward to New York tomorrow morning!

I am so so so excited. This is going to be such a wonderful experience shared with our good friends… Friends who, I need not mention, share my love of fabric, fashion, and all things vintage.

Here’s what we are going to do:

1. Vintage home goods shopping… Which I am totally pumped about.

2. Mood Fabric! I cannot wait to get some awesome fabric, and “make it work!”

3. The Met, costume  and instrument sections… Ahhh!!!

4.Shopping, of course.

5. Sunday brunch

And much much more, I’m sure.  Yeah!

What are you doing this weekend? Anything awesome? Or is it a laundry and pjs kind of weekend? I have those a lot… Which makesthisweekend especially thrilling!


Come Away With Me: Places to Visit in New York


I have been thinking about things to do when my aforementioned best friend Stephanie comes in to town and here’s what I have so far:

1.Christie’s: I think it would be so much fun to watch them auction off art and other things. I hear that it is free, and that auctions don’t last more than half an hour.

2. Museum of the Moving Image in Queens: Steph is a huge movie buff, I think it would be great to go to a museum that is all about understanding the history of film, the techniques and the technology behind picture shows. 🙂

3. Chelsea Market: I love food, and this looks like the place to go if you like food. I have yet to find many good suggestions of places to eat.. Help!

I would also like to find some good vintage clothing stores to go look at.. Any suggestions?

And that my friends is all I have for now. I have to go finish making that duvet now.



“Tiny Furniture”

I just got finished watching Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture. I thought it summed up my feelings on what it is to be a recent college graduate, in that oddly static time between graduation and finding work. I really enjoyed it. It’s on Instant View right now. Check it out.

Lena Durham is an excellent writer, director and actress. DO IT! Go SEE it!

Come Away With Me: New York

As I mentioned last week my best friend Stephanie is coming to town at the end of next month, and we are planning on going to New York… So here are some of the things that I’m looking forward to.

The Fashion! I love going too elle.com to look at the Street Chic: New York






There is a kind of quirky chicness about all of these women, that I find absolutely disarming. I’m sure that I will try on everything in my closet and hate it all when we go, but perhaps I’ll get some style inspiration after going.

I know it’s completely cliched, but I am looking forward to seeing The Empire State Building, is that completely lame? I’m not sure.. But I’ll blame An Affair to Remember.

Tres romantique, non? I don’t think I actually want to go up, but I do want to see it.

I really want to find The Dessert Truck, any sort of sweet with bacon creme anglaise is good in my book.

And that is all I have for now. Tune in next Thursday for my New York trip plans.



Come Away With Me

At the end of next month my good friend Stephanie is coming out to Jersey to SEE ME (pause for happy dance)!!! We are planning on going to Philly, since I live so close, and also to New York. I haven’t been before (this kills me because we live SO CLOSE), so I don’t know what is good to see aside from the obvious things.  For those of you who have been there, or live there, what should we do? Where is the good shopping? What about good restaurants?


I hope to hear from you soon..