Sunday, December 4, 2011

NYC Itinerary 3!

1. Bianca - Bleecker St. between Elizabeth St. and Bowery

I don't know how this missed my previous two NYC posts. It might very well be my favorite restaurant. My friend Rachel took me here for the first time last year on a double date and Luke and I have been many times since. I don't know how this place stayed under my radar for so long since I work right by it and it is right in the heart of NYU-land. Bianca is a very authentic Italian restaurant on Bleecker St. and the food is unbelievably tasty. I always get the Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese. And it is CHEAP. Like, really cheap! You can get a nice bottle of wine for $25 and the entrees are mostly under $10. There can be a wait, but they send you to the bar next door and the very charming maitre d' will come and find you.

2. TOP HAT - Broome St. between Ludlow St. and Orchard St.
I remember walking home to my old chinatown apartment one night and walking past this place. It was like this perfect store, with perfect paper goods and ceramics and all kinds of beautifully designed exports, that also advertised toboggan rentals out front. It's one of those places you can't not get something every time you go. And to entice you more, there is a huge selection of wooden bird whistles! I once waited over an hour for my friend Tyler to finish up trying every single whistle (don't do that). Perfect gifts for kinda everyone.

3. Brook Farm General Store - South 6th between Berry and Wythe in Williamsburg
Another fantastic store I have been going to a bit lately! I found their website online this summer, before I realized they had a shop in Williamsburg. They have a very nicely edited selection of kitchen wares and blankets, baskets and other home things that are on the inexpensive side. Definitely check out their website, it is great for gifts, but I really recommend going to the shop. (photos via Sunday Suppers)
More favorites:
Incredible drinks at moody, speakeasy themed Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg, Delicious and inexpensive breakfast at Brasserie Le Barricou on Grand St., very neighborhoody McGolrick park in Greenpoint, and in my opinion, the best East Village Indian restaurant, Brick Lane Curry House on 6th st near 2nd Ave

Monday, September 26, 2011

new goods

vintage Metzler aviators via ebay and a Sylvan Le Hen barrette via Creatures

how come that blood

My friend Jordan and I saw Sam Amidon perform in September of 2005 when we were NYU freshman at, what I think, was a show at North 6th in Williamsburg. I can't remember who he opened for. It was one of those many magical moments when I first arrived in New York hearing him play. A few weeks later, it could have been less than that, my new friends and I invited ourselves to an intimate house party at a loft in south Williamsburg where he played with Doveman and The Robot Ate Me. It was funny, because we definitely weren't invited, it was a very small group of their friends there, but we drank and danced and I think they were excited we came.

ps. just did some research in my gmail - he opened for deerhoof, coincidentally I bought the tickets 6 years ago today :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

quiet backstage

Beautful photos via Dossier Journal
See the whole collection here

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lady Lamb and the Beekeeper

I saw her last night open for Beirut in Portland, Maine and I was pretty much in awe as soon as she started singing. She began instrumentless in the middle of the stage State Theater. She has such an intense, haunting, beautiful voice. She lives in Brooklyn now so hopefully that means I will get to see her again very soon.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello again

Yikes, first post in a month! I have had a very very busy past couple of weeks - I moved to Williamsburg last Saturday with my boyfriend. I still don't have internet, but there is a super cute cafe near my new place called "2nd stop" that I have been going to quite a bit. It reminds me of a coffee shop near my grandparents house on Cape Cod, which furthers my feeling that I'm on vacation and that this is only temporary. It has been an amazing change so far. My block is so quiet and breezy and there are so many trees. I missed Brooklyn so much!

At the community garden on Ave B and 7th st. with Luke and Jessy

Monday, June 13, 2011


So happy that this shade is turning up in clothing form. This morning after a lovely Balthazar bench breakfast with my old roomie Caitlin, I walked to Opening Ceremony to be reminded how much I love Cacharel in the form of a Chartreuse cotton dress. Cacharel has become one of my favorite favorite labels in the past couple of years because of their crazy cute liberty prints and color palette. Once all my apartment business is taken care of, and I can loosen up my pockets a little bit, I really hope it still is in the store.

(Cacharel, Miu Miu and Proenza Schouler SS11, all photos via

and for good measure, my sixteen year old self (note I am much older than this now) in my chartreuse painted bedroom (it is still this color!)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011


a little instagram with my girl Lindsay in prospect park. I know its not officially summer but it sure feels like it :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pretend shopping

Went to Maryam Nassir Zadeh on my walk home from Tompkins Square Park today (a Sunday ritual of dog park stalking and the amazing plant stand at the farmer's market!). I love this store so much. I don't have much else to say really...

(all images from The Selby)       

(All is Cosmic Wonder Lightsource via Maryam Nassir Zadeh with the exception of those cute little white Espadrille sneaks that are Castañer)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Care about the moonlight and holdin' you tight

My boyfriend and I are moving in together and while all I should be thinking of is saving pennies to get a good place, I just want to start stockpiling beautiful furniture and pretty things to put around our new house. The desktop of my computer has just become a mountain of inspiration photos. Craigslist is scaring the shit out of me at the moment, and I'm terrified that we will have terrible credit scores and bad bank statements and I just want the looking and saving to be over so I can settle in.

(Disclaimer: I apologize if any of these photos are not meant to be reposted/I am happy to give credit where its due! x)