Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter & Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Cookies

As soon as I spotted this recipe I tweeted, I pinned and I think I knew all along this cookie would change my life.  We were meant to be, you know?  There is no way to properly describe these tasty morsels other than to say they could very well be the best chocolate chip cookies in the entire universe.  Brown butter nuttiness, Fleur de Sel saltiness, and the end all, be all NUTELLA!!!!  I mean really what else is there to say??  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Life Lately...

{Chris and I walked around downtown Jersey City last Friday} 
I needed a little blogging break. It's good to be back. Here are a few snaps of life lately according to my iPhone...
 {my niece and her little pigtails are hard to resist}
 {ate breakfast in my backyard this past gorgeous Saturday}
 {oh Josiah, you are just the cutest}
 {worked on this week's recipe in the comfort of my geeky PJ pants}
{my everyday arm party as of late}

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas

My first attempt at preparing chicken enchiladas a few years back was not a successful one.  I was left with a really messy kitchen and enchiladas that were definitely not worth all the trouble.  I vowed to give enchilada making another go.  This time with a much easier and tastier recipe.  In order to save time I bought  roasted chicken breast from the supermarket.  Also, the recipe calls for flour tortillas, but I went with the traditional corn tortillas.  Prep was a breeze and the results were beyond tasty. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Eye Candy of The Week

{can you even deal with JLo's hot leather dress and killer Tom Ford heels?!}
This week went by pretty quickly.  No complaints here!  The weather is begining to shift into fall mode and I can't wait to start updating my wardrobe accordingly.  Check out some of my favorite looks of the week...
{Rachel Zoe Spring 2013 - I would like to wear this now please and thank you}
{Blair gets it right every time}
{In LOVE with Eva's red carpet look at the TIFF}
{Kate Spade Spring 2013 - I want this entire look}

via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thursday, September 13, 2012


video by Serringe
music Genesis by Grimes
Here's a little peek into our DC trip this past Aug.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mixed Berry & Banana Baked Oatmeal

I find myself in such a rush every morning since school has started. The traffic is a little heavier making my commute to work a little longer. I still want to start off my day on the right track with a satisfying, healthy breakfast. This baked oatmeal helps me do just that. I altered the original recipe just slightly. Mixed frozen berries took the place of blueberries and when roasting the bananas I sprinkled some light brown sugar instead of honey. I also used this premixed muesli and it came out perfectly. The house smelled like a little piece of heaven as this baked in the oven. Ripe bananas, blueberries, raspberries, cinnamon, honey and brown sugar... need I say more? Make a batch on Sunday and you should be good for the rest of the week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Eleven years ago on this day, as I was heading out of my house I remember thinking to myself 'what a beautiful day'. It almost felt as though the sun was shining a little extra bright. My bus ride to school was a shocking one to say the least. In full view of all the bus passengers was the image of the first tower being struck across the Hudson. We could not and did not want to believe our eyes. From that moment our lives as a nation have changed forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost a loved one on this day eleven years ago.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Heather Grey Tee

{Target tee, F21 skirt,bangles & sunnies, SoBella leaf bracelet c/o, Payless shoes, vintage bag}
Oh heather grey tee how I love thee. The hubbs thinks you look like a dingy old tee shirt, but he doesn't understand. From jeans and trousers to skirts and shorts you always come through. I'll always appreciate you for your simplicity, comfort, and ability to work with anything. Heather grey tee I truly love thee.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Fashion's Night Out 2012

{our favorite bubbly in a can at Bergdorf's}
Happy Friday! Last night my sister, our friend Tatiana, and I attended Fashion's Night Out in NYC. Here are a few shots of our evening....
 {Solange spinning at the Coach flagship on Madison Ave}
 {highlight of my evening was running into the FAB Idiosyncratic Fashionistas}

{saké tasting at Uniqlo}
{Lady Bunny working it at Bergdorf's}
To check out last year's photos click here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Peter Pan Syndrome

F21 blouse, jeans, bracelets, vintage bag, Guess shoes, Fossil watch
Lately anything with a Peter Pan collar calls my name - dresses, shirts, necklaces you name it. I couldn't say no to this blouse when I saw it online. I plan on tucking it into an old pair of wool J. Crew trousers as the weather gets a little cooler.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Scenes From The Weekend

{celebrated my BFFs bday with some sushi and delicious Whispering Angel}
Back to life, back to reality. Well at least this is a short work week. Hope you had a nice long weekend. Here's a bit of mine...
{hung out with Christian's family and got to meet the newest member, Cain} 
 {made oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes for yesterday's breakfast}
 {got to spend some time with Jada}
 {went hunting for vintage goodies}
{had to take a pic in front of this house with a flock of flamingos on the lawn}