Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
This Topshop dress will be perfect at weddings this summer.
A Madewell llama necklace. Need I say more?
I like the idea of a Tory Burch clutch instead of a large tote during weekend.
A must have Zara hat.
The new Madewell platforms for the summer. Walking in these will be a cinch.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Even though Sunday night always comes too fast after a short weekend, I always look forward to a traditional Sunday night dinner at my parent's house. However, due to busy schedules, we decided to have dinner at my twin sister's apartment instead. She impressed us with a huge feast of sweet potato gnocchi, flank steak, roasted asparagus, and salad. To say it was delicious is an understatement. Annie has spent many nights working her gnocchi recipe, and I have to say, it's pretty extraordinary. When I asked for the recipe, she replied like any Italian would, and could not give me exact measurements. Annie's recipe includes 2 sweet potatoes, about 10oz of ricotta, 1.5 cups of flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Follow instructions on a traditional gnocchi recipe to put it together.
There is nothing more comforting than cooking in the kitchen with your best friend, drinking wine, and putting home-cooked Italian food on the table. It allows me to re-focus on what is important in life, catch up with my family, and just spend time together. I cherish these Sunday nights, knowing that I will carry on this tradition with my own family someday.
Monday, April 9, 2012
After a long holiday weekend, I always have a hard time on Mondays getting back into the swing of things. To say the least, it was not my most productive day. I did, however, have a chance to do some online window shopping. This is the act of spending a lot of money mentally, but not actually buying anything. I am trying to be good about spending (although the impulsive bicycle purchase last week did not help), and only buy things that are necessary. However, I am extremely clever in coming up with excuses when I shop, so I have a feeling some of these favorites might end up in a package at my doorstep. Here are a few things that get me through Manic Mondays.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Top Coat. Aside from Shellac, nothing has dried my nails so quickly.
Such a cute colorful wallet.
This dress just speaks springtime. Hopefully the weather will be warm enough to wear it soon.
Sunnies. Can you ever have too many?
My new bicycle should be shipping this week. I can't wait to see if it comes assembled (fingers crossed please)!