using evergreens in planters

using evergreens in planters

March 30th, 2012

Spring has been extra fickle in New York this year – 80 degrees last week, 30 degrees for my morning run two days ago, and crazy windy today! Dressing with all this unpredictability can be a challenge, which is why my wardrobe contains pieces that can layer up or down, depending on the weather. This is especially helpful […]

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in the ‘hood

brooklyn children's museum

March 28th, 2012

I don’t know who was happier on this trip – me or the boy. The New York area definitely has its share of children’s museums, but I only recently learned that there was one in Brooklyn – and it turns out that it’s the oldest children’s museum IN THE WORLD! Once I got over my shame […]

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spring awakening

daffodils

March 26th, 2012

Spring came very early in New York this year. More like summer, really, treating us to an explosion of color in mid-March. Here’s what it looked like around my house last week: yellow daffodils pink and purple hyacinths blue muscari lavender violas chartreuse hellebores ivory hyacinths, forced indoors  And a bright green anorak.

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d.i.y.: crack pie

d.i.y.: crack pie

March 24th, 2012

If you know what crack pie is you’re probably not even reading this, having skipped right to the recipe (or maybe even running out to get the ingredients right now!). It’s okay – I understand. Crack pie is the creation of one of the most talented and creative pastry chefs. Ever.  Christina Tosi is my kind of baker, with a […]

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blove: smitten kitchen

blove: smitten kitchen

March 22nd, 2012

When I started writing about blove (read this post to learn more), my goal was to share a recipe or favorite find, as well as the blogger that introduced me to it. The first post was about a mom who makes creative lunches for  her two girls. Since then I’ve “bloved” about a food yenta, […]

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favor- “ette”: beauty balm

favor- "ette": beauty balm

March 19th, 2012

So remember when I told you that I used to be a make-up artist? I’m working on a post about my favorite make-up tips and tricks, but this latest find was too good to keep till then. I had been looking for an upgrade from my daily sunscreen/tinted moisturizer, but didn’t want a full-on foundation, which would be too […]

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say “cheese”

choux pastry, pate a choux, cheese puffs, gougeres, baking, recipes

March 17th, 2012

If you’re like me, you have at least a few “go-to” items in your wardrobe. Mine are simple, neutral pieces that can be dressed up or down depending on the accessories and layers  I choose. A fitted white shirt. A great pair of jeans. A sweater dress. I actually have some staples in the kitchen, […]

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it’s times like these

scholastic book store, soho

March 15th, 2012

This was one of those days that, at the end, snuck up on me. My plan was for us to spend the day in Soho – the morning at the Scholastic Bookstore, with story time and a little browsing. We’d stop for lunch along the way and finish up at the Fire Truck Museum. I had never […]

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made in the shade

made in the shade

March 13th, 2012

I’m really excited about the garden I’ve planned for this year. It’s on a side of the house not visible to us or passersby, so I’m free to experiment and load up the bed with mostly flowers for cutting throughout the season. This is a departure from my typical garden design template, where I try […]

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who knew??

Blueberry Popovers l sherisilver.com

March 9th, 2012

These blueberry popovers are so easy that you’ll wonder why you were ever intimidated by the prospect of making them!

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