Spending a few days in NYC is never a bad thing, especially when you have the opportunity of exploring divine restaurants. This is one of the things I love about NYC you can eat an amazing meal no matter your budget. Last night's dinner at the Polo Bar was an expensive one but it was delicious and the decor so cozy and chic yet casual. Here are some photos-
I don't want to think that August is around the corner and the start of school is after that. We are fully immersed in all summer activities like canoeing, going to the beach, eating absurd amounts of ice cream! And I hope you are too! A few links for you for this weekend-
With friends and family coming in and out to visit during summer vacation we do a lot more cooking these days. We love bonding in the kitchen and even discussing the next recipes to try and comparing cooking techniques. We pour over our cookbooks and study which recipes we should try next. It's funny because some of my friends and I end up with the same cookbooks and it's fun to learn about the successful and popular recipe choices. Here are the cookbooks I have my eye on lately....and let me tell you I may or not want them for my coffee table as well-
[ travel bags | blue flats | tropical clutch | tassel necklaces | marble bookends | black and white trays ]
Etsy has so many amazing vendors. I'm always amazed at the cool things I find there. I'm kind of addicted to perusing the site and always end up spending more time than is good for me. Take for instance the cute tropical clutch (it's only 45!)? and these cool neon horse hair tassel necklaces? I'm so glad we are living through a revival of handmade items. I find creativity is booming everywhere!!
I get inspired to work harder with new and cute office supplies. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one! Back in April I got a few Cynthia Rowley items at my local Staples (whaat? Staples has something cute? I was very surprised as well!) and I have been using the items so much I thought you all needed to know about it too in case you weren't aware. I have that 'Yes' three ring binder and the file folder set which I'm in love with. I almost want to have them framed, but I'm crazy like that and want to frame pretty much everything.
I adore a bright white kitchen. I think it may be the sense of purity that really attracts me and inspires me to cook in a space like this one above designed by Amber Interiors. She knocked it out of the park with this super clean look. Take a look-