Hello! I hope everyone had a restful weekend. I think we all needed it. I came home from the photo studio on Friday afternoon with a horrible cold — no doubt a hand-me-down of a truly wonderful soft stylist who shall remain nameless. (She just bookmarked my blog.) Anyway, I greeted the holiday weekend unlike most: I slept nearly all day Saturday, with some Digging for the Truth Netflix mixed in (did I mention I love The History Channel?)
On Sunday, I headed for (geographically) higher ground — home in Connecticut. Even as an official "New Yorker," I don't think I ever considered myself deprived of green space until I was back in my parents luscious backyard. Aside from the slightly hurricane-scarred shrubbery, it is bursting with leaves and life and that magical through-the-leaves warm light. It really is Spring, even if the weather is trying to convince us otherwise on a biweekly basis...
Two home-cooked meals, a hard-slept night, several play dates with my doggie girl, and a long walk to the waterfront later, I was back on the train to Grand Central. But sometimes, 30 hours away is all you need for a "vacation." Back in the saddle!
In the weird process that is my life, here are some things that I've noted lately:
ONE. The lovely Nichole Robertson (previously of Little Brown Pen, currently Obvious State) has released a lovely and exciting iPad app / e-magazine called The Paris Journal. For those of us who can't actually get there, her photographs and quiet videos of its namesake city are just enough to whet our Paris palette.
TWO. I kid you not when I say that everyone (okay, all the girls) in my office swear by these Lauren Ralph Lauren espadrille wedges. They have elastic straps. How genius is that? I don't even wear heels and I'm seriously considering it.
THREE. It should surprise no one that Tiffany and Company is responsible for the beautiful jewelry that bedecked Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (which I rather enjoyed in 3D!) Browse the entire collection here.
FIVE. A curious and beautiful recipe to try: Yogurt Cake with Caramel Sauce (use Google Translate, or find the English translation in the comments.)