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Food Picturebook: NYC + Houston

[N Y C] 

B R O W N ‘ S   B A G E L S 

Bagel is obviously a must in the city. I only got one, but could have eaten here every day. It was a cute little bakery with amazing coffee.

M A S S O N I 
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Unfortunately I started feeling sick about halfway through the trip – cold, allergies, probably both – so one night I grabbed a pizza in the restaurant in my hotel and ate it in bed. How could you not, with these views?? The pizza was not traditional thin crust new york pizza, but it was incredible – pepperoni, jalapeños and honey. Wowww.

L E V A I N  B A K E R Y 

If you know me at all, you know I have to fit Levain in to any NYC trip. I’m drooling again just thinking about how amazing this cookie was from just last week.

E A T A L Y 

Snagged one more pizza before leaving the city in one of my favorite spots – and all I could think about was how I’ll be eating REAL Italian pizza in a MONTH!

A I R P O R T   F O O D 

Yes, you read that right – airport food. This was basically cheese toast with prosciutto and arugula on top. Did I mention I was stuck in the airport for 7 hours? I should have ordered another one, because this is some of the best airport food I’ve ever had.

[H O U S T O N]

G U R U   B U R G E R S  +  C R E P E S 

With a name like that of course we had to get a burger and a crepe! (and shared both!) Burger was delicious, crepe was okay, but beautiful.

N I N F A ‘ S 

Okay if you’re ever in Houston this is the MUST-GO place. It is super authentic and absolutely delicious. You see (and smell) them making the tortillas as you walk in. I got Tacos Al Pastor with fresh grilled pineapple and it was the best thing ever.

T O R C H Y ‘ S   T A C O S 

Does this look familiar from my Austin Food Picturebook? Ha – Torchy’s is officially a favorite! This time I got the Trailer Park “trashy” again and tried The Independent loaded with veggies. Both were amazing as usual, and so was the queso, as usual. Who can I petition to get a Torchy’s in NWA?!

xo xo

You might also enjoy: Food Picturebook: Austin, Food Picturebook: LA


Weekend Picturebook: New York, New York

New York City – the city that never sleeps, and is perfect for work AND play.

W E D N E S D A Y

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IMG_3478[Highly recommend the Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise. You get to see so much of the city, and it was amazing. Thanks, Sister E for the recommendation!]

T H U R S D A Y 

[Great day full of meetings, then an adventure out with the team in East Village!]

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IMG_3041[Awesome restaurant Gnocco – I tried about 5 pizzas that night and mine was the best: prosciutto, arugula + parmesan. The salads were also delicious.]

Smores+A[After dinner we walked “right around the corner” to the famous Odd Fellows Ice Cream. I had banana pudding ice cream with salted caramel sauce – yummmmm! photo from oddfellowsnyc.com]

IMG_3205[Later that night Mom arrived – yay!]

F R I D A Y 

[Morning of meetings, then took the afternoon off to start our girls weekend!]

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[We felt so fancy staying in the gorgeous St. Regis on 5th Avenue]

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IMG_3476[Afternoon at the MoMa (Modern Museum of Art) browsing Van Gogh, Rothko, Matisse, Warhol and so much more. Ended with a rosé + the best onion dip ever in the statue garden]

IMG_3183[Dinner at Don Antonio’s in Hells Kitchen – more salad and pizza, that was just as amazing as the night before … maybe even a little better. Thanks for the recommendation Erin!]

IMG_3196[Tonight’s show: The Humans – 2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Play. Enjoyable, but not my favorite]

FullSizeRender[My favorite part of staying at St. Regis – after coming back from a long day of walking, there would be slippers at the ready, water on the bedside table + classical music playing in the room. Can this be real life??]

S A T U R D A Y 

IMG_3204[What a wake-up call – french-press coffee + NY Times hand-delivered. Okay maybe this was the best part!]

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IMG_3219[Breakfast and goodies at Chelsea Market]

FullSizeRender[Quick stroll on the High Line (which was incredible) before …]

Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking Tour!
A 3-hour tour where we learned about the history, culture and architecture of the area and ate so.much.good.food. Seriously, this was amazing, and I can’t wait to do another one next time I’m in the city! The following photos are from the tour:

IMG_3269[First Stop: Joe’s Pizza aka the perfect, quintessential NYC pizza]

IMG_3282[Our favorite spot, that was so adorable – Palma. Will definitely come back here.]

IMG_3291[The Cornelia Street Cafe – where SJP and Matthew Broderick had their first date, where Eric Clapton randomly shows up the play the piano, and where you might run in to Taylor Swift because … ]

IMG_3475[she lives right next door!!! I almost died and went to heaven. This is her $40k/month rental while her home in Tribeca is being remodeled, in case you were wondering.]

IMG_3306[Rafele’s Ristorante with amazing eggplant + ricotta!]

IMG_3328[Where they filmed the opening of Friends!!]

Seriously, if you’re going to NYC you have to do one of these Food Walking Tours!!

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 12.27.34 PM[Drinks before dinner and a show at The Roof, Viceroy Hotel – how about those views of Central Park?!]

IMG_3473[Yay Matilda! Loved this movie growing up and the show was so so cute!]

S U N D A Y

IMG_3472[Officially obsessed with Levain, and will always make a stop here before heading home.]

IMG_3412[Brunch at Central Park Boathouse – this mac and cheese was everything.]

IMG_3427[Such an amazing trip with Mom I will never forget!]

xo xo

You might also enjoy photos from my last mother-daughter trip to NYC here.


Picturebook: Birthday Week + NYC

B I R T H D A Y  W E E K 

IMG_9825[kinky boots + bordino’s with the family]

IMG_9842[birthday tradition: hostess cupcake in bed]

IMG_9850[the best surprise at work!]

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IMG_9899[drove a van to downstream casino, ate, drank, gambled, danced, partied like I was 27]

N E W  Y O R K  C I T Y
(work trips can be fun too)

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[it may be touristy, but I still love times square]

IMG_9990[dinner at serafina]

IMG_0008[meetings at hearst tower – dreary day, but still amazing central park views]

IMG_0028[lunch at carnegie deli – pastrami + pickles]

IMG_0013[our hotel was right next to colbert, so we might have hung out near the talent access door a few times to have a celeb sighting, which we did – bernie sanders!]

IMG_0014[dinner at greek restaurant uncle nick’s – I will dream about this fried cheese!]

IMG_0023[obviously couldn’t leave without a bagel (or two)]

IMG_0048[had to wear my favorite shirt from shop written – new york, los angeles, bentonville]

IMG_0062[it sure was cold, but can’t leave NYC without a walk through central park (especially for levain cookies!!)]

xo xo


The Best and Worst of Gossip Girl Fashion

As a tribute to the series finale of one of my favorite shows, I wanted to reminisce over the ups and downs of Gossip Girl fashion. Throughout the six seasons I’ve always had my own commentary on the choice of clothing. Known for its fashion forward and exquisite pieces, Gossip Girl will always be heralded as a fashionista’s guide to living in the city.

[The Best]

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B certainly knows how to mix her florals

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Chuck can pull off anything, including pink

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My all-time favorite Serena look

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Can I start riding horses, and dress like this?

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Relaxed and suave, just the way I like it

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Adore the dress and the necklace

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Bright and beautiful

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A best for S & Lonely Boy

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Simply exquisite – B’s wedding dress by Elie Saab

[The Worst]

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Very Lonely Boy and very terrible

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Just.too.much.

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This is probably Little J’s best look, and it’s still on the worst list

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This is just dowdy, and B, you are anything but

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You’ve come a LONG way, Mr. Bass

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aaaand so have you, S

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As adorable as this picture is these are not your best looks, S & B

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Similarly, check out this article from The Huffington Post – 10 Things Gossip Girl Taught Me About Fashion. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

you know you love me, xo xo


NYC Throwback 2007

As I was posting photos from my weekend getaway to New York City, I was reminiscing about my last trip to the Big Apple the summer I graduated high school. So I wanted to share a few photos …

 

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[Mom + great aunt Deane]

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[first night out]

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[took this photo just for my then high-school sweetheart, awww]

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[first ever celebrity sighting … Fergie!]

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[visiting the Glamour offices]

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[photoshoot in Central Park]

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[on the Today Show]

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[Naked Cowboy]

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[with Lisa Rinna after Chicago – loved her from way back when in Days of Our Lives]

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[Legally Blonde]

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[terrifying pedicab ride]

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Teaser for tomorrow’s post: The Best (and Worst) in Gossip Girl Fashion

XOXO


Weekend Picturebook: New York City

{Food + Drink}

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[Friday fuel – Shake Shack]

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[Blood Orange Cosmo – Casa Lever]

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[Saturday Brunch – Balthazar]

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[After-show drinks, Prohibition Punch – The Campbell Apartment]

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[Salads + Spinach Risotto – Giano’s]

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[Sunday breakfast – Magnolia Bakery]

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{Sightseeing}

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[The Boathouse – Central Park]

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[Metropolitan Museum of Art]

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[Soho]

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[Rockefeller Plaza]

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{Fun}

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[Pawn shop > bouncer > nightclub – Beauty & Essex]

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[Santa Pub Crawl]

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[Nice Work If You Can Get It + Matthew Broderick (!!!!)]

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[Stardust Cafe]

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What a FANTASTIC weekend getaway celebrating my mother’s birthday! We ate, we drank, we walked, we crashed, we played, we laughed, we sang, we saw – we did it all! Happy Birthday Mom, I love you! ❤

XO

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10 things I want to do in NYC, thanks to pop culture

1. Blare this song as my plane is landing into the city

2. Have a beer at MacClaren’s (How I Met Your Mother)

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3. Have lunch on the steps of the Met (Gossip Girl)

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4. Break out into song and dance in Central Park (Glee)

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5. Share cosmos and gossip at a swanky bar (Sex in the City)

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6. Longingly peer into the windows at Tiffany’s (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

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7. Stay at the Gansevoort (Kim and Kourtney Take New York)

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8. Enjoy a winter in the city and a summer in the Hamptons (Revenge)

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9. Work at a magazine publication with a horrible, but brilliant boss (The Devil Wears Prada)

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10. Go undercover and solve a crime or two (White Collar)

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What have you always wanted to do in the city?

XO