Year: 2013

What is it really like behind the scenes of a major film festival?

cannes film festival

At the beginning of the summer I traveled to the French Riviera to attend the Cannes Film Festival with one of my best friends, Rachael, like you do.  Like one does, one who isn’t me.  Anyway no surprise: I loved it, every minute of it, especially the naked massage on the beach.  I might just up and fly to France one of these days just to experience that again.  The grocery shopping and resulting food purchases were ridiculous (insanely delicious.)…
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Layered White Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Pie

  Thanksgiving is my NYC marathon. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. But I do spend an inordinate amount of time getting ready for the big day of gluttonous feasting by testing out recipes well in advance. It’s a sickness that results in the expansion of certain parts of my body and makes me thankful for jeans with a bit of stretch. You feel me, right? Okay. That’s how we come to this Layered White Chocolate Pumpkin Cream Pie. The vision…
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Friday news roundup + some maps

handlettered map

  It’s Friday, and we all made it to the end of the week!  I shouldn’t say that in a surprised tone of voice, but I just did.  Sometimes making it all the way to Friday in one piece is straight up miraculous.  This feels like one of those weeks, and I don’t know why.  What I do know is that I’m going to see Thor tonight, and you can’t stop me no matter who you are.  Name that movie,…
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Time to buy a purse and have an arm party on your arm

rebecca minkoff leather purse

This post is sponsored by eBay. The holidays are nearly upon us (gak! I’m not ready!) and instead of scouring the interwebz for thoughtful gifts for the ones you love, I’d like you to take a moment, or two, or three to look at some pretties for yourself.  You deserve it.  It’s been a long year and you’ve worked hard at all of the things so put your feet up and take a peek at some arm party decorations I’ve gathered…
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Master bathroom remodel supply list

Master bathroom remodel supplies

  A couple of months ago I shared with you the finished product of our master bathroom remodel.  It was a tremendous, almost year-long project and I’m thrilled it’s finally over.  I’m even more thrilled about the fact that right now there’s nowhere in the house I’d rather be than my bathroom.  That sounds weird, but it’s true.  I never want to leave.  I just head into the bathroom and roll the big sliding yellow door closed and pretend the…
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Home made DIY blotting paper

homemade blotting paper

One of the modern marvels of the world, (my modern world anyway) is the invention +/or discovery of blotting paper.  Tell me you know about this stuff.  You do know about it, right?  If not no biggie, that’s what I’m here for, to help you navigate the sometimes weird world of beauty. Blotting papers are these magical little squares of paper that absorb oil from your face. Say what? Truth.  You know I wouldn’t dare tell you guys any lies, I…
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OPI Fall 2013 Collection

OPI Fall 2013

Clockwise from top left: Incognito in Sausalito, I knead sour-dough, muir muri on the wall, embarca-dare ya, dining al-frisco   OPI has done it again.  A new amazing Fall collection of completely gorgeous nail colors for Fall 2013.  And you guys, this time it’s named after and color themed to match one of my favorite cities in the world: San Francisco. If you know much about San Francisco you’ll probably have a little giggle at the nail polish names.  Embarca-dare ya?…
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How to make your life the best life possible

  A few weeks ago I went to see this movie, About Time (a film from Richard Curtis, the creator of Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral).  I love Rachel McAdams and romantic movies and was super stoked to see it, (check out the About Time movie trailer, good grief, you’ll want to go see it asap).  But it’s totally not a romantic movie (it is and it isn’t), it’s mostly an amazing movie about how to live…
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5 boots you should be wearing this Fall

  Boots are as much a staple for a stylish outfit for Fall weather as the white tents during fashion week in NYC.  They’re a thing, an institution of Fall you might even say.  Exactly which boots you should wear is totally up to you, but there are a few standard boot choices, with a million and one variations to consider. Here’s a whole DIY post from Robyn on how to’s: transitioning into Fall Fashion, and another from me on 3…
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