25 4 / 2011
Thank you all who have read this far! We’ve decided to make the move to wordpress for a number of reasons…we hope you continue to read and find our NYC as interesting as we do ;)
Tanks! J, C and M
21 4 / 2011
When I think about redecorating projects I always feel a little bummed that I live in a small NYC apartment. Not because I don’t like cozy brownstone Brooklyn living, but because I wish I had some outdoor space or a garage so I could embark on big projects that involve noxious fumes and power tools. I love the idea of scouring garage sales and flea markets for worn down and shabby-looking pieces and making them like new. Like this awesome door-as-headboard concept.
Or, I’d love to take J’s ordinary dresser and repaint it a rich, high-gloss red. Oh well, for now I’ll just have to be satisfied with the occasional wall repaint and plenty of time on blogs.
21 4 / 2011
Dear M & C -
So it might not be an apartment overhaul but do you know of Pomander Walk? It’s a magical enclave amidst the Upper West Side. I’ve had my eyes on this micro-neighborhood since Mr. Vanderberg and I lived on 108th and Broadway.
Right now one of the 16 coveted houses is for sale! What do you think? Got an extra 800K to spare? Who else could we ask to live there?
I feel like it would make a great setting for a children’s book. I envision a precocious and curious little girl living at 16 Pomader Way.
21 4 / 2011
With Spring approaching I’m starting to get the itch…the apartment re-vamp itch. Here are a few changes I would love to make. They’re not too expensive or dramatic, but I think they will make our space feel different.
Like painting one of our walls, (the one closest to the kitchen), a deep, rich blue. Like this…
Then, giving our living room rug the boot, and getting something clean and neutral like this…
And finally framing all those cool prints we have and making a gallery wall above the couch like these ones…
And finally throwing in some fun details from my favorite home store in Brooklyn, The Greenhouse
What about you ladies, any dream apartment ideas?
21 4 / 2011
We ate here…
I gave him this, because traditionally the 4th year is for fruit, flowers, silk and linen
he gave me these…
and this rad gift!
20 4 / 2011
The husband and I got married in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. We felt so lucky surrounded by family and friends, experiencing this magical town…
19 4 / 2011
My cousin got to see so much of the New York that I love, but one attraction he missed out on, one of the best, is Ellis Island.
These photographs of Ellis Island taken by Stephen Wilkes are so hauntingly beautiful…
18 4 / 2011
Saturday was gloomy and blue so we kept the couch company. On Sunday, feeling energized after a day of slumming it, I took Eze and a friend visiting from Argentina to a touristy part of town. It was shopping madness, but so cool to see it through newcomers eyes…
My favorite part? Going to FAO Schwartz, which unfortunately looks nothing like this anymore…
and seeing that for the bargain price of $99, you can make your own puppet!
(apparently you can’t make a Kermit or Miss Piggy look-alike, I asked)
but you can pick from the below bodies, and pick your own nose, eyes, etc.
I know I’m geeking out a little but it would make a great gift for a kid, right?
18 4 / 2011
C - I’m jealous of that dim sum, can we make a Summer food outing calendar? Flushing can be our first stop. This weekend I ate my weight in goodies, some worth posting, some not even worth mentioning. Here’s what made the cut along with an update of my weekend…
Full and happy we made our way to Central Park…
where the cherry blossoms were gorgeous
That night we went to Tacombi for some tacos, such a fun atmosphere!
They took an old garage, strung up some lights, added some potted plants and it feels like you’re eating outdoors from a taco truck in a cool place like Playa del Carmen….
Word on the street is that they’ll soon have their own beer and coffee…
Right now though they have yummy homemade sodas…
love - M
16 4 / 2011
This afternoon I met D and some pals for for some real deal dim sum. It was so fun going to Chinatown (even in the rain) to experience a place that has been around for almost 100 years. Nom Wah Tea Parlor has been on Doyers Street since 1920 and not much has changed about the dining experience (in a good way). We basically ate our faces off.
That’s a egg battered fried egg roll.
Assorted steamed dumplings.
And, the star of the day, a rice noodle wrapped fried cruller. So wrong, but so right.
It was such a fun culinary adventure. I’d love to trek to Flushing for more dim sum—who’s with me!?
14 4 / 2011
It’s day 3 of my cousins visit and it’s finally nice weather. Apparently he’s a big fan of food markets (cut from the same cloth) so he got a chance to walk through the Union Square farmers market yesterday and last night we had some time to kill before dinner, so we visited a Dean and Deluca. Here are some things we saw…
Party Animal, ha!
I told Eze to walk around the city today and explore. Probably a great day to visit the Empire State Building.
Tomorrow I’m taking the day off, what things do you think I should show him? Tentative plans include a hop on, hop off double decker bus tour.
13 4 / 2011
I found this photo on some great blog and I’m afraid I can’t remember which one. My apologies to the blog world for not giving it credit! Anyways, I thought I’d share because this is exactly how I’m feeling about my wonderful, kind cousin who totally reminds me of my father…
13 4 / 2011
It sounds like you both had weekends to be proud of. I wish I had been at the Brooklyn Bowl dance party! I have been wanting to share where I was, but I just haven’t had time. Here’s just a taste, with more to come!
And of course, there was a lot of great food.
M, so happy your cousin is here! When I have guests I love making simple but delicious pastas, like this one with peas or this one with fried prosciutto (I mean, come on!). But I know you make an amazing roast chicken, why not whip that up?
12 4 / 2011
That movie sure took a hold of you, Amen! You certainly made me long for big sky country…aren’t we going there next June? In the meantime, maybe we can buy a bottle of this
Wrap ourselves up in these lovely duds
and maybe go to dinner at The General Greene, just to tide us over until we can grab our boots and go…