Saturday, October 30, 2010

Be nice.

This is so true.  You never know what people are dealing with.  But I guarantee you, everyone (or nearly everyone) has some demons.

Let's be supportive of each other, as fellow human beings.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Took the first step today towards making a BIG, and I mean *B*I*G*, change in my life.

Look forward to a post with photos.  Soon.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Love at first sight.

Believe in it?  Yes/no?

 In any case, now it's backed up by science.  Science that says that "first sight" only takes up only ONE FIFTH (that's 1/5! 0.2!) of a second.  (Read here).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My sister.

She was the Tommy to my Chuckie.  Always protecting me, supporting me, and pushing me.

Maybe now it's time for me to return the favor.

Good luck studying.  
You'll do awesomely.  
I'll be here waiting with all my funny stories and pictures and distractions when you're done.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm so lucky!

So the boy is at Chelsea Market and amazingly remembered I had mentioned the new Jacques Torres chocolate store opening in DUMBO.  He called to say he was at the Chelsea Market Jacques Torres and what did I want to eat.  I got all flustered and excited and he responds,

"Oh, I shouldn't have called you.  I should've just surprised you with a random assortment of chocolates."
This is me now:

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Sometimes, we all need a bit of rest and relaxation.  At my parents' house in NJ for the weekend.

Wish I were here ... Kefalonia, Greece.  From a NYTimes travel piece a few years back.

Friday, October 15, 2010



Magical star leggings.  And then I'm going to buy a unicorn horn.  And be AWESOME.

Like this:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Old v. New.

Who is hotter?  The old Brawny guy or the new one?

I remember when they were doing the "makeover" and there was discussion about his new updated look.  Gotta say, they both got something going on...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Le sigh.

This is my "porn."

Above images from

Last two images from Design*Sponge

Happy 22nd Birthday, SEESTERRR!!!

To the biggest baller I know...

To the one who always makes me laugh and teaches me to smile...

To the one I'm so proud of ...

To the most fearless girl I know, who gets me to do things I never knew I could do ...

To one of the classiest girls I know ...

To one of the funnest girls I know...

To the sweetest little sister I have ...

 You always amaze me...

Yes, you do ... not ever fail to amaze me ...

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Chinese" Food.

Lately, I've been jonesing for nothing but take-out/delivery Chinese (American) food.  Crab rangoon.  Pork fried rice.  Chow fun noodles.  Hot and sour soup.  General Tso's Chicken.  Perhaps this has something to do with the sluggishness I've been feeling lately?

Need to get back to healthy.  Stat!

Boy v. Girl fights.

(sorry I missed posting yesterday ... was putzing about Brooklyn).

The following conversation occurred between me and one of my oldest guy friends.  Agree/disagree?  True/false?

me: i let him win the fight
D: oh
  you're a girl
 me: so?
D: you'll get him back later
me: OMG
D: lol
D: you didn't "lose"
  he just won some time

What I should do:

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Sometimes everything in life, just lines up completely perfectly.  Now is that time.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pay it forward. FAILURE.

A great story/lesson, on why you should ALWAYS be nice to the people around you.

So last night, I was lucky enough to be offered a spare ticket to the premiere of "Time Stands Still" (2nd time around with 3 out of the 4 cast members from last year).

I didn't really know what to expect at a premiere.  My other theatre-mates were stuck in traffic (with my ticket) so I waited outside the theater for a good 20 minutes.  During this time I noticed that there was random crazy lights flashing going on opposite of where I was standing.  I got closer to get a look and I realized there were paparazzi/photographers for the famous people who were going to be in the audience.  As I waited, I only recognized two of the many photograph-worthy faces:

Well, the photographers and flashes went CRAZY when this lady arrived:

I had no idea who she was.  And when I ended sitting next to her in the THIRD row from the stage, I didn't pay much attention. 

Things I noticed:
1.  She and her lady-friend were both DRIPPING in shiny (what I assumed were and now am pretty sure were) diamonds.
2.  She and her lady-friend were speaking an Eastern-European language (I assumed Russian, after some research, it seems that it was most likely Czech).
3.  She started shivering and was apparently freezing in the theatre during the performance (I responded by holding my trench a little tighter lest I also suffer from the magical effects of modern temperature maintenance technology).

TODAY, I find out that she was, indeed, IVANA TRUMP.  WHY DIDN'T I OFFER HER MY COAT?  OR MY EXTRA SCARF?  OR SOMETHING???  Maybe in return, she would've been so grateful and appreciative of my helpful and giving nature that she would've given me a car, or a Trump Tower apartment, or a job in her fashion empire, or SOMETHING from her rumored divorce settlement ($20 million, the $14 million family estate in Connecticut, a $5 million housing allowance, $350,000 annual alimony, all of her jewelry and 49% of Mar-A-Lago, the family home in Palm Beach).  I'm sure the nice lady could've spared SOMETHING for the thoughtful, young Asian girl who offered up her coat.  Alas, here I am, sitting in my cold internship office, wishing I were a nicer person.

(I'm not saying you should ONLY be nice with the expectation of receiving something in return, but that you should be nice in general, because you just never know who you could be helping!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

How to store/display sunglasses.

Saw this on recently.  I would've used a prettier hanger and maybe put some other trinkets on it.  But I think it's a cute idea.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Is it Lust? Or is it Love?

Maybe it's just *winter*

I've wanted extra long (to or over the elbow) gloves since last winter.  There was a beautiful pair on and I completely totally regret not buying them when I had the chance.  I talked myself out of it on a "rational" level .... worst decision ever.  Okay, probably not the worst decision ever, but definitely one that I regret.

Last winter my mother bought me this BEAUTIFUL long fur vest and as much as I LURV it, and it's one of the warmest things I've ever owned, my arms get a bit chilly even when wearing my warmest cashmere.  I've decided that the solution is beautiful long leather gloves that fit over my sleeves. =)

In other winter forecasting, these cashmere tights look like I just might have to own them ... and wear them ALL the time.

Also in love with the uber-feminine silhouette on this military-inspired coat.  Normally I'm not such a fan of the military-look, but the pleated girly skirt - I LOVE!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

My biggest problem.

is the giraffe in my brain.

This weekend was worse than usual because the "giraffe" was a gigantic sinus cold/infection/headache making my head explode.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lonely at the top.

Read this article about Angelina the other day.  Reminded me of this t-shirt I got when I was visiting Princeton as an eager little high school junior.  I still wear it from time to time, mostly when I'm out running.  The thing I found funny about the article, is this woman is a professor of psychology and she discusses this phenomenon like it's the first time anyone's thought about it:
Depending on the woman and everything else going on in her life, there are times when the need for female friends is more or less important, and when opportunities are more or less available. Yet, a dearth of friendships is often one of the costs that many high-achieving women pay for celebrity and success. 

It's not a novel concept; the more you accomplish and achieve, the less peers you will have.  And then who do you commiserate with?  Celebrate with?  Share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Women in Business.

Chanel from this blog

I always read up on what women in business should wear.  Perhaps because I've always had an obsession with the suit (bought my first "suit" as a 10th grader and then my first "real" suit as a high school senior).

This NYTimes article is interesting.
“I want to feel confident, comfortable and a little sexy in what I wear to work,” Ms. Giannini said. “A pantsuit is an essential item in my wardrobe and I propose one every season in my collection. It has a sophisticated, strong and sleek look, but the cut and detailing makes it absolutely feminine and modern.”
Ms. Sander: “Many women decide on pantsuits because they are easy to wear. But as with men, a suit only works if it is well cut, individually fitted and of quality material. The same, of course, goes for a skirt suit, but there are not so many truly comfortable, easy skirts around."
 Alber Elbaz of Lanvin: “I always felt that men were powerful and women were strong, but women are shifting from strength to power. I was just reading that in medical school there are more women than men. Women are sliding into men’s territory.”
Ms. Philo of CĂ©line: “The idea of it being a problem is the problem,” she said. “And the question itself is problematic because the implication is that it is different for women than men. And as long as we focus on that, then women will always feel second to men in the workplace. 
I hope when people see me in a suit they feel this way, as a "free-spirited woman with the confidence to make a man's world her own":
Mrs. Obama has yet to wear a stark, tailored pantsuit. If she does, it may be a symbol not of a retrograde vision, but of a free-spirited woman with the confidence to make a man’s world her own.

Free Windham Mountain lift ticket.

Courtesy of Andy Yoo's twitter: FREE TICKET FOR ONE DAY.