Links for Life

  • I’m always looking to up my hostess game.  (www.cupofjo.com)
  • An inexpensive and fun way to dress up your holiday table.  Best of all, no clean up.  (www.hesterandcook.com)
  • I’m a sucker for anything with gold detail.  Loving these headphones. (www.jcrew.com)
  • A fun read about an extravagant way to see the world in less than a month. (www.nytimes.com)
  • I mean, sometimes you just can’t mess with a classic. Perfect pumpkin pie every time. (www.bonappetit.com)
  • Apparently I’m more panda than fox on this home decor style quiz. (www.apartmenttherapy.com)
  • I mean, dream slippers.  I’m sooooo trendy.  (www.gucci.com)
  • A well priced overnight bag that looks more expensive than the pricetag.  (www.solesociety.com)
  • If you watch Real Housewives of OC, you should probably click this. (www.radaronline.com)
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Hank enjoying some sun this Friday.  Dog bed by Jax and Bones.

 

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Salsa Skillet Chicken

When I cook, more often than not I find myself committing to a super complicated recipe that requires some sort of prolonged brine and 15 different spices, most of which I need to purchase the day of. After sitting down to dinner at 9pm, I realize that I probably could have skipped the 1/8 tsp of sumac. Needless to say, I’m trying to become more open to easy recipes that require less prep. I am learning that complicated does not necessarily equal better.

Case in point: this creamy salsa chicken recipe is so easy and seriously tastes great. Serve it over brown rice or quinoa in a bowl with some fresh cilantro and let the compliments roll in.

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Big Primpin

Quality beauty treatments in NYC can get expensive, especially if you’re in constant need of a new look to go with your new outfit. With all of our recent weddings and weekend plans, I wanted to find a beauty routine that was financially sustainable but still felt like a luxury. After some trial and error, I finally landed upon the perfect hair/makeup combination that does not break the Amex.

Perfect pony at Birchbox
Perfect pony at Birchbox

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Bye Bye Wedding Season!

Sequin backdrop at the wedding. Dress by Sachin + Babi.
Sequin backdrop at the wedding. Dress by Sachin + Babi.

I am thrilled to say that this weekend was our last wedding of 2015. As much as I love any cocktail hour, the commitment of attending weddings this season was a bit much. Jordan and I were happy to say goodbye to black tie at Cipriani on Saturday night. Sunday was spent roaming around Brooklyn, drinking beers at The Diamond in Greenpoint for The Brooklyn Mutt Show.  After the winner was crowned, J and I took down two wood oven pizzas at Paulie Gee’s. A perfect end to wedding season.

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Week In Review

As an emergency and critical care veterinarian, my hours are less than desirable. Currently I’m working a 7 on/7 off overnight schedule, so I’ve been sleeping a lot during the day. On my off week, it takes me a while to get back to the land of the living (think many naps and an 8pm bedtime). I try to offset my chronic fatigue with trying to maintain a routine on my off days (and buying myself presents). Here are some highlights from my week to keep me feeling semi-normal.

Hank and an officer at the 13th Precinct
Hank and an officer at the 13th Precinct

Hank drags us across the street every morning so that he can be doted upon by New York’s Finest. They always have a treat handy to add to his ever expanding waistline.

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