The weekend is here!

Processed with VSCOcam with a5 presetHappy Friday, my darling readers — and omg, happy Labor Day, too! I cannot believe that another summer has come and gone. Matt and I are beach-bound this weekend to make sure we end the season of warm weather on a sandy shore. What do you have planned? Here, to get your weekend started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

A recipe for berry crisp.

Sesame Street spoofs When Harry Met Sally.

The coolest iPhone cases (are you getting the iPhone 6S?).

Love these sneakers.

Made me laugh.

The Tour Guide sweatshirt.

A fall road trip guide.

My go-to drink this summer.

Will you watch this movie?

Long weekend dance party with this catchy tune.

PS: I’m taking September off from blogging, but will be back in October!

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I’m on a Cary Grant kick


Over the past week, I’ve watched two Cary Grant films that I had never seen before: To Catch a Thief and Arsenic and Old Lace. I didn’t intend to have such a Cary Grant-themed week — but after watching one (and remembering how much I loved North by Northwest and Charade and Vertigo), it got me researching…and off to the video store I went.

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I actually watched To Catch a Thief at the Rubin Museum. (If you haven’t checked out their film series, you should. It’s super cool to sip cocktails and eat popcorn while you’re surrounded by Tibetan art.) Sure, Cary Grant can be hard to focus on when he’s standing beside Grace Kelly and her beautiful clothes, but he is equally gorgeous and funny and suave. I totally get the George Clooney comparisons after seeing this film.


Next up, Arsenic and Old Lace. This one I rented at the video store — it is quirky and bizarre and black and white, but pretty hilarious in it’s absurdity. Totally worth a watch to see a disheveled, but still dashing Grant as he tries to work his way out of a jam. (Also of note: The geographic layout of Brooklyn re-imagined on a sound stage is crazy.)

Truthfully, a Cary Grant marathon with all five films doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

Do you have a favorite Cary Grant movie?

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My Savannah plant bloomed!

IMG_8963You guys: I’ve spent the entire summer trying to get my Savannah plant (a gift from my mom after our trip to the South) to bloom. June went by. July went by. Nothing. Then, I learned about this awesome trick to prevent over-watering: Stick your finger one inch below the surface to find out if the dirt really is dried out.

Here’s the thing: A lot of times, it’s not. The dirt on the surface dries out super quick, but that doesn’t mean your plant is out of moisture. When you dig beneath the surface, that’s where you’ll discover your plant’s actual water levels.


As it turns out, I was over-watering for most of the summer. Now, my plant is in full bloom and I can’t stop snapping pics of it’s pretty pink.

Do you have a green thumb? Any tricks to share?

The weekend is here!

2f9a5e0e2aaa338a4be904953ee89080Happy Friday, my darling readers! What do you have planned for the next couple of days off? I’m going to watch a screening of To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant — a classic! Here, to get your weekend started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

A deleted Friends scene.

Love this super summery book cover.

Have you tried rosé sangria?

This stunning West Village home.

And omg, this house.

Long live short TV seasons.

This wedding dance.

A shark keychain I have to have.

This sweet pizza looks delicious.

Back to school jitters.

New emojis!

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Cooking with quinoa


A lot of nights, after a long day of work, all I want to do is throw dinner together quick, but it’s hard to find something that’s fast to prepare, filling and tasty, too (especially when your cooking ability is limited, like it is with me). Anyways, I’ve been leaning a lot on quinoa lately and found an awesome recipe for a tabbouleh-based dish.


The quinoa is supplemented with loads of the usual veggies: Chick peas, cucumbers, red onions, grape tomatoes and more. But the real flavor punch comes from the lemon juice, mint, parsley and…cinnamon. Yep, it’s shockingly delicious and the whole recipe takes all of 15 minutes to make.

Sure, there’s nothing new about quinoa, but I’m loving this fresh and summery dish.

Any new recipes you’ve tried and loved lately?

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