Oh Sandy

October 29, 2012
Oh Sandy

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Happy hurrication! Sandy. Such a sweet name, such a vicious storm. For the past few days Sandy has been the main topic of conversation around here. How bad will it be? Will we lose power? Will the MTA shut down (it did as of last night)? Should we evacuate? There is an eerie calm in my neighborhood this morning. Looking out my window there is no one on the street. The skies are grey. With everything closed and cancelled there is nothing to do but wait for Sandy to show up. My plans for today include catching up on my DVR, reading in my favorite chair, cleaning out my office and hallway closets, visiting my niece and nephew upstairs, and cooking dinner (provided we still have power!)

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Workweek Style Tips From Cari Smulyan of Bubby’s Vintage

Last winter my dear friend, amazing stylist, and incredibly talented jewelry designer Cari Smulyan moved from New York to Chicago. I was beyond heartbroken to see her go. Cari is a very special person and my day is always a little better when she is around. She is the friend I text a picture of my outfit whenever I leave the house. I rarely make a clothing purchase without consulting her. Twice a year we clean out and reorganize my closet together and then take pictures of fun new outfits for the upcoming season. She is a true talent and a wonderful person all around.

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Parsnip Steak

October 22, 2012
Parsnip Steak

As October starts to wrap up (crazy!) I find myself deep into the fall food zone. I am sipping Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, perfecting my Pumpkin Spice Granola (available soon- stay tuned!), and starting to think about Thanksgiving dishes. We may end up spending Thanksgiving at a restaurant this year (for various reasons) but that doesn’t mean I’m not working on an artillery of fall dishes for the surrounding weeks!

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Rainy Day Reading List

October 19, 2012

The weather outside of my window looks increasingly gloomy today. Lots of rain and grey clouds. My father was just kind enough to tell me that in Arizona is it 85 and perfectly sunny. Must be nice to be a retired snowbird!

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Ten Hour Tomatoes

October 18, 2012
Ten Hour Tomatoes

All good things come to an end. Vacations, deep tissue massages, Gilmore Girls. Like my favorite tv show I am sad to say that tomato season is officially over. Yes, I realize we said goodbye to Stars Hollow years ago but I still miss it!

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Banana Sushi

October 16, 2012
Banana Sushi

I get asked a lot about breakfast. What do I eat for breakfast? What do I recommend eating for breakfast? Personally my morning goes something like this: wake up, drink warm water with lemon juice, work out, drink 32 oz of green juice. I don’t really start eating until about noon when I have some fruit. After years of experimenting I have discovered this is what works best for me and my system in the morning. My body just isn’t ready to start digesting food until the afternoon.

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Shopping for a Cause

October 11, 2012

Sadly there has been a lot of cancer in my family. When I was in high school my mother was diagnosed with stage IV inflammatory breast cancer. She was told to get her life in order, take a trip around the world, and say goodbye. Luckily she did no such thing. Thanks to some amazing and experiential treatments, and a great combination of Eastern and Western medicine my mother is very much alive and healthy today. She really is a miracle.

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Holiday Weekend Sweet Potatoes

This past weekend was one of indulgence. Doug and I were in East Hampton for the holiday weekend, and we certainly made the most of it. We checked out the Hampton’s Film Festival, ate an amazing dinner at Tom Colicchio’s new Topping Rose House ( it was very dark so sadly no photos), rode the new Soul-Cycle bikes at the Bridgehampton Barn, and spent many hours lazing around. It was the perfect way to end my Birthday Week (yes I said week). There is no place I would rather be than by the beach with my husband and dog. It truly is my happy place. Read more

Birthday Eyes

October 2, 2012
Birthday Eyes

Growing up I looked forward to my brithday all year. I have to give my parents credit for throwing some of the best birthday parties ever. I had an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, and a Little Italy pastry fest amongst others. Whenever someone would say “your birthday is a million years away” I would get so frustrated! If I  get a birthday every year how can my next one be a million years away?!?!?!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

October 1, 2012
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Happy October! This past weekend it really started to feel like fall- crisp, and slightly cool. On Saturday night I wore a jacket out to dinner, which is always a clear sign of weather change. This really is my favorite time of year, I love New York in October.

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