pantone wasn't kidding / emerald green - spring 2013

March 31, 2013

Pantone wasn't joking when it dubbed emerald green as spring 2013's "it" color. When you've spent nearly 6 months hibernating inside and only leaving your house bundled in black layers, you can't help but be drawn to the bright green color. Props to This Time Tomorrow for the spotting this gorgeous dress! 

inspiration junky #8 / a guide to spring travel necessities

March 29, 2013

The past few weeks have been filled with a lot of travel to places, so this week's inspiration junky is a little collection of travel necessities (or nice to haves - see blueberry pancakes). On the top of my packing list this season are red ankle strapped heels with pointed toes. I also love these snack packs I discovered at LaGuardia. They are the ideal snack full of protein and low calories. My other travel staple is my Trish McEvoy makeup planner. It's a great way to organize, keep makeup in good condition and solve for little to no counter space.

What's your travel necessity? 

first day of spring / spring style

March 20, 2013

It's the first day of spring and I'll tell you what, New York did not get the memo. This week kicked off with snow spitting in my face on my daily commute. The 30-40 degree weather makes me feel even better now about my decision to book a March Madness trip to Vegas for the weekend. With 80 degree weather in my weekend's forecast, I'm in panic mode trying to remember what spring clothing looks like.

In comes Nordstrom... Don't even get me started on the fact that Nordstrom hasn't managed to take up shop within the 22.96 square miles that make up Manhattan.

But have you seen Nordstrom's latest March catalog, Life Meet Style?! I am obsessed with the clothes and as a marketer envious of their smart marketing organizing the new items for spring by personal shoppers. It's not Vegas-ware, but I had to share regardless.

See more of the catalog here.

recipe / mediterranean israeli couscous salad

March 06, 2013

Today's recipe is one I came up with this week thanks my new basil plant I picked up at Whole Foods that started off the theme for this week's grocery shopping trip. A plant for $1.99?? Sold. It might just be the cheapest thing in the store. 

One thing that I've realized from trying to cook at home more (New Year's Resolution...remember that?) is how important it is to have a plan when buying food at the store so you can make a lot of different recipes from the same ingredients.

This week's theme? Mediterranean flavors like feta, basil and olives.

As much as I have been loving the current trending winter ingredients like brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, and kale, these fresh ingredients get me excited for summer foods and salads. Plus, it's insanely easy and quick and great for leftovers! 

1/2 cup Israeli couscous dry
1/4 cup (about 6) kalamata pitted olives
2 tbsp feta cheese
1 small tomato
1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
5 basil leaves, chopped
1 tbsp Cindy's Kitchen rosemary & roasted garlic salad dressing

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time  - 15 minutes

Follow the instructions on the couscous box. While couscous is cooking, chop tomato, onion and basil. Add all ingredients to couscous and serve.

glamorous new york studio / jealousy ensues

March 05, 2013

I'm always impressed, (but mostly jealous) when I see a small New York City studio that someone has managed to make look glamorous and larger than the one room that it is. I'm still 100% struggling with making my bedroom a well thought out and decorated space, so I was totally blown away by jewelry designer, Zani Gugelmann's, Tribeca apartment.

The colors are a great mix of neutral and bold, and I love how the plant plays a role in both the bedroom and living room.

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Thanks to Zani's inspiration (and a Potter Barn sale), I have finally picked a duvet cover! It's super simple so I'll be looking for a fun quilt or pillows to add some color.

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