This past weekend, my boyfriend and I trekked out to Brooklyn to check out the Skylight One Hanson. We were drawn to some amazing vintage pieces, but only a photo negative of Rome made us reach for the wallet. My boyfriend mentioned that he would like to travel to Italy again, and he suggested that we spend a few days looking for the exact location in the photo. A trip to Italy? Yes, please!
In the interviewing world, most people stick to the black suit and button down shirt ensemble. Blah! I know it's the widely accepted attire, but this mundane look ain't for me. Fortunately for women, (and occasional men) we can add a personal style with either a handbag or accessories. Meet my Orla Kiely handbag. Isn't she fun? It's so whimsical and versatile. This bag has accompanied me on many travels (perfect for the beach) and interviews (my padfolio fits comfortably). An added bonus is that it's made of laminated canvas, which makes cleaning a breeze.
This past weekend, I cleaned our tiny kitchen good. It desperately needed a good spankin' cleaning. Buried under the sink, tucked in the corner was this beautiful Nambé serving bowl. Who knew the boyfriend had such an eye for decor? Maybe I should consult him more often...
Now I must have all of them. I want! I want! (insert a greedy eye-shifting look). If you could buy the entire product line of one brand what would it be?
For several years, every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, I attended art school. I learned how to use different paint mediums, starting with charcoal, pastels, watercolor, to finally oil paint. I used to abhor this weekly ritual of waking up early, especially when I felt like the whole world got the privilege of sleeping in. In retrospect, it is one of the best things that happened to me. I recently discovered a new interest in painting. Since the air ventilation of my studio doesn't allow for oil painting, I invested in watercolor pencils.
I have an extra package of Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils (set of 12 pencils) that came in the mail and the art store just advised that I can keep the extra pack. I am willing to part with it as long as you're willing to pay for shipping. Enjoy!
I feel like I haven't crossed anything off my "to do" list today except hit the gym in the morning. Is anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed with life today? In the next couple of weeks, weekends included, I will be busy working on various projects. But for now, I'm going to allot a few minutes to enjoy my afternoon snack. Have a great weekend everyone! Stay warm.
Bacteria, germs, mold, all give me the heebie jeebies. Once upon a time, I may or may not have watched something in the news about bacteria, water bottles, serious illnesses. Obviously my mind has failed to recover the story in its full glory, but can't you just imagine these little buggers giving high fives to one another as they procreate? No? It's just me?
I've tried many times to use a water bottle in an effort to drink more water. But the very thought of tiny, microscopic germs growing inside the bottles would eventually creep into my head and I'd abandon another bottle yet again. Well until, wait for it, wait... for... it... TAKEYA. Take that, germs! They are made of glass and encased in silicon sleeves. If water bottles can have personalities, I'd say Takeya is nothing but classic and chic.
So how many of you are anticipating a snowstorm to an epic level? No snow in NYC as of yet, but according to the weatherman, we are anticipating freezing rain. Mr. Weatherman, if your predictions are wrong once again, you will be called "the boy who cried wolf".
My friend Amber told me about a simple fish recipe that is easy to make and delicious to the taste. I made a few minor tweaks, and voila! I think I will be cooking fish more often.
Mahi Mahi from Trader Joe's.
Onion, mayo, garlic, salt, and pepper mix.
Mahi Mahi drizzled with lemon, dipped in the mayo mix and coated with Panko bread crumbs.
Cooked at 425F for 25minutes on each side.
Crispy and light, and perfectly paired with white wine!