In the spirit of the Fourth of July, here are some great ways to integrate stars and stripes into your wardrobe.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Why pour anything straight from its original bottle when you can use a carafe? Here are some of my favorites, perfect for water, juice, coffee, or wine.
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.