Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Need inspiration?

In just a few days you can have this at your fingertips! I am excited for this book... Design Sponge being one of my favorite blogs to read. Also, it's another way for me to continue the adventure in decorating my new apartment. Maybe I will add it to my birthday wishlist blog when that day comes?

Design Sponge at Home (Official Book Trailer) from The Panic Room Videos on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

On my next trip to the beach

I am planning on taking public transportation. I've figured out that it isn't going to be terribly hard to get there, I will only have to transfer to 2 different subway lines from the L train. I also want to stop and have breakfast or lunch at Rockaway Taco!

Rockaway Taco, A Selby Film from the selby on Vimeo.

I better make it there at least once more before the summer is over. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Good Life

I would like to put this cookbook on my wish list. It looks and sounds amazing! I love that it has recipes depending the season and what is available. The photography for each recipe makes it even easier to follow the directions if you're not a natural born chef. You know my birthday is coming around the corner friends, and this year is a monumental one.

Speaking of cookbooks, I've been thinking about where I will be storing mine once my parents bring them out to me in September. I don't have oodles of storage in my apartment and I've always wanted this book stand so I feel that this will also go on my new bedroom/apartment wish list. 

Friday, August 12, 2011


It is sad to me that I have been here in Brooklyn for almost a month and half and haven't gone back to Four and Twenty Blackbirds to have some pie? It's not like I need any more pie though... it goes right to the thighs. But it sure sounds good right?

Perusing bon appetit's website and they have some deliciously sinful looking pie recipes. Mom just put my issue in the mail for me and I am hoping it is just as inspiring for me. In September I will finally have my kitchen items moved out to me and I can go back to baking. Sadly I've only made one batch of cookies as well as strawberry ice cream this summer. I miss baking!

So maybe you want to take up some pie baking this weekend on your days off and bring over a piece while I'm at the Flea. I would greatly appreciate it!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Reading food blogs late at night are not always a good idea. I am lying here in bed with a rumbling stomach and looking at delicious foods that are making me salivate. I just really should go to sleep and get a good nights rest so that tomorrow I can go explore more of Brooklyn and enjoy some real food versus dreaming about it.

Before I go to bed I wanted to share with you quickly the new salad recipe that I found today from Kinfolk. I made it tonight for the Vegetarians and I and it was a success. I had to change a few ingredients due to the fact the grocery store bellow us didn't have parmesan cheese and I didn't want to spend $13.00 on pine nuts. My revisions where delicious... give it a try for yourself!

Also while I am in the food mode I went and hand dinner at Eat last week with my friend Erica. It was her CSA's night at the restaurant and nearly everything they served us was from her CSA. Delicious food and such a fantastic atmosphere. There was no menu, we just sat down at the table and was served the three course pre-set meal. I have no idea what some of the items I ate or even the names of the dishes but it was good!

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Duvet...

this being probably the hardest decision out of all my decisions for the new bedroom. This is what the rest of the bedroom design will be based from.  Now that I say that I do have a pillow that I received from one of my best friends as a going away present that is headlining all the decisions.

As you can see, my favored color pallet is gray and white with accents of mustard yellow. The Draper Striped duvet from Dwell Studio has been one of my favorites for the last couple of years and it is on the top of my list but I have one dilemma with it...  being the true color is not that of what we've all seen in the catalog and online. I went to see it in person at ABC Home store in Manhattan and was torn and what I had thought was my final decision. The gray being more of a taupe and the yellow being much more gold.

This picture is more true to what the actual color is.

In my disappointment with the color way of the duvet I have searched all over to find something remotely like it. Obviously I've fallen short and am not happy with any of my other finds.

Until.... I spotted this duvet! 

I just ordered it and am hoping not to have a let down once it arrives. The price is AMAZING and so we will see if I get what I paid for. From the description as well as the reviews it is gray and white and has been better then what the customer's have expected, so my fingers are crossed. I was also thinking that if I really want to have a yellow edge around it I can sew it on myself to make it more similar to the Dwell duvet. 

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