Monthly Archives: February 2013

Weekend Things

This weekend, I took advantage of an open calendar by sleeping in, wearing pajamas well in to the afternoon, eating delicious brunches and reading. Sometimes a lazy weekend is all that is needed to cure a few stressful weeks.

An oversized owl mug (a gift from a friend from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) filled with coffee.

A plate of my favorite pancakes – blueberry flaxseed griddlecakes via takeout from Doughboys.

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Enjoying a bit of greenery on the bedside table. IMG_7665

The coziest slippers ever (from Restoration Hardware). The silky faux fur lining and cuff make them feel so indulgent.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I’m looking forward to watching the Oscars (red carpet!) with friends tonight.

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Flirty Romper

Life has been crazy busy lately both professionally and personally. I was tired of feeling stressed and sat down to make a to-do list to get all the tasks floating around in my head down on paper. I easily filled up two full pages in my notebook, but felt relieved almost instantly, no longer needing to worry about remembering the list. Many of the tasks are good things, so I can’t totally complain. Lots of exciting projects to come – but ones that require work nonetheless.

With so much going on during the week, I can’t help but want to take it easy and be casual on the weekends. This romper was the result of feeling lazy and wanting to be comfortable.

I am so looking forward to warm weather starting tomorrow, a low-key Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend and a holiday weekend.

Jumper: Free People, wedges: Marni, bag: Rebecca Minkoff.

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Entertaining: Cheese Plate

Yesterday’s Super Bowl (read: Puppy Bowl and Beyonce Bowl) was the perfect excuse to make some tasty snacks. We had planned to have a Super Bowl party, but had to cancel since we’re getting over the flu. I made a small spread and we watched from the comfort of our couch.

One of the must-haves was a cheese plate. A good cheese plate is one of my entertaining staples, not only because it’s one of my favorite snacks, but also because guests enjoy the tasting experience. To create a cheese plate, I suggest:

1. A large slate board. You can write the types of cheeses directly on the board with chalk.

2. A variety of cheeses. I like to include a few mild cheeses and a few stronger ones like a blue cheese, and both soft and hard cheeses.

3. Cheese knives (for hard and soft cheeses).

 

Here are five of the best cheese plate accompaniments:

1. Crackers or sliced breads.

2. Nuts like rosemary marcona almonds or glazed walnuts.

3. Condiments like honey, jam or gourmet mustard.

4. Dried fruits like cherries and apricots create a pretty presentation.

5. An assortment of olives. Or charcuterie.

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