Multi-Bud Vases

Flowers make you happy. There is even research to prove this, so what better way to brighten up a room than with flowers. My latest obsession is bud vases. They are perfect for smaller rooms, like a bathroom or my tiny NYC apartment. You only need a single stem or two, so if you buy a whole bouquet, just take out one or two flowers for your bud vase, and just like that you can share the wealth of floral joy.

My latest discovery in bud-vases is the multi-bud vase (rather than a single-bud vase). These are the perfect alternative to a bouquet for when you want to switch things up. Here are my favorites:

Anthropologie Horizontal Chemist Vase, CB2 4-some bud vase, Urban Outfitters Bud Vase Garland

(From left): Anthropologie Horizontal Chemist Vase, CB2 4-some bud vase, Urban Outfitters Bud Vase Garland

Sick-Day TV

This week I was feeling under the weather, so like I do whenever I am sick, I watched TV and ate french toast. Here are some of my go-to sick-day TV shows:

1. Law & Order: SVU — You can ALWAYS find reruns of SVU on TV. The best part is that each episode can stand alone, so you don’t have to watch the entire season in one sitting. Plus, you can get your daily dose of justice.

Stabler and Benson... best partners ever

Stabler and Benson… best partners ever

2. Felicity — No one does a love triangle better than Felicity. (And no one does a haircut worse than Felicity.) Prepare for some late-night marathons, because this show is addictive.

Team Ben or Team Noel?

Team Ben or Team Noel?

3. Party Down — Sadly, Party Down only lasted two seasons, but it’s worth watching every episode. Party Down is a comedy about struggling Hollywood-types who pay the bills working for a catering company. It is hilarious, and you may even recognize some famous faces in the cast.

Actors acting like actors acting like waiters

Actors acting like actors acting like waiters

Quinoa Falafel

Somehow I made it two summers in the city without going to Smorgasburg, but last weekend I finally discovered the magic of this food and crafts market. After walking down every aisle and sufficiently surveying the options, I decided to try the quinoa falafel at Saucy by Nature. How good do these look and sound: falafel with red cabbage, apple and scallion slaw, Polish Kimchee relish, and black sesame seeds / falafel with cucumber and tomato salad, feta, and cider braised onion.

(Top) Cider Braised onion, (Bottom)

Polish Kimchee falafel (top) and Cider Braised Onion falafel

To recreate these at home, try this quinoa falafel recipe (what I imagine is similar to the ones above), and you can even order the sauces online.