double take/portraits over time (giveaway!)

double take/portraits over time (giveaway!)

December 16th, 2014

It is such a privilege to share this book with you all today. Several years ago I became fascinated with the documentary series “Up” – which followed the lives of a group of British 7-year-olds. The director, Michael Apted, visited the children every seven years, until the age of 56 (you can read more about […]


nyc-etc: underwest donuts

underwest donuts

December 15th, 2014

I typically don’t post on Mondays, but this was kind of an emergency. Simply put: get yourself to Underwest Donuts. As soon as humanly possible. I think we can all agree that I love doughnuts. And New York City. And unusual locales. Welcome to a doughnut shop. In NYC. In a car wash. Cue angels […]


crushed/crushing: “all about me” edition

crushed/crushing: "all about me" edition

December 11th, 2014

So my birthday AND Hanukah both fall out in December – making this month all about me, of course. Here’s my list of recent fave purchases, along with some items I would love to receive (maybe you would too?)! Crushed: I’m a wee bit obsessed with scarves, which I blame completely on my scarf-obsessed daughter. I’ve […]


favor-“ette” mermade brooklyn (giveaway!)

mermade brooklyn

December 9th, 2014

In keeping with the holiday gift theme this month (did you catch my kind-of-a-gift-guide last week?), I’m thrilled to share not one but TWO lovely giveaways with you all. Though be warned: if you win you “may” just want to keep these for yourself (no judging). First up? Mermade Brooklyn. Mermade is the creation of […]


a gift guide (of sorts)!

art of plants

December 5th, 2014

It seems that every blogger/magazine/lifestyle site I know puts out a holiday gift guide. And I enjoy them all – love when someone else does all the legwork to find that perfect dog gift/under $25 gift/babysitter gift/Secret Santa gift JUST FOR ME. I’ve abstained from doing my own guide because I honestly didn’t think I […]


favor-“ette”: waffle iron leftover pizza

reheat leftover pizza in the waffle iron

December 2nd, 2014

Yep. So it’s been like a petri dish at Casa Silver these last few weeks – we just keep growing and recycling every virus, etc., that is flying around out there. Fun. So, pizza. And leftover pizza. Which, I think we can all agree, is fine and dandy all on its own – whether straight […]


cookie jar: a pair of palmiers!

chocolate espresso and gingersnap palmiers

November 27th, 2014

Over on Babble this week I’ve shared the magic that is palmiers. And by “magic”, I mean 2-ingredients-to-delicious magic. If you STILL don’t keep a stash of puff pastry in your freezer at all times (you know, for these. Or these.), this recipe will make you a convert. The basic how-to’s (and pictures) are on […]


what food banks really need – and not so much

what food banks really need

November 24th, 2014

Though food banks and shelters need donations all year round, there is no doubt that the holidays are a particularly difficult time of year (especially in colder climates). My friend Sara shared this article last week and it struck SUCH a chord with me. We have recently gotten involved with Family-to-Family,  and as Noah and […]


nyc-etc: cold spring

le bouchon cold spring

November 21st, 2014

For a place I’ve known and loved for almost 30 years, I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to share Cold Spring with you. But I’m kind of glad I did because – as lovely as it’s always been – it’s gotten even better over the last few years, thanks to a few new additions. […]


favor-“ette”: a few waffle tips


November 18th, 2014

My love for breakfast – at any time of day – is well known. As is my preference for good, simple food. So, waffles. And while I occasionally use my waffle iron to make hash browns and “s’moreffles” (and stay tuned for the most genius use you’ve ever seen!), I mostly use it to make straight […]