Sunday, February 28, 2010

Weddings, Weddings, and more Weddings

As I have mentioned before, it seems lots of my friends and family are tying the knot in the coming year and have in the past year.  Just yesterday I found out that another cousin of mine is engaged!  My boyfriend's sister is getting hitched this coming September, and we successfully picked out the bride's maid dresses! **Applause!**  We went to Amsale, and had what I would call a fun and low stress time. Who knew?!  The bride decided we would all wear eggplant colored dresses, but each pick our own style. Which I give two thumbs up!  I'm wearing the one pictured in blue above.  I totally plan on sporting it in the summer with some over sized shades, and big summer bag.  Once the wedding is over of course :-)  Do you have bride's maid success or horror stories?  

(Photos Amsale)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wine trick

Want your lipstick to stay on your lips and not your wine glass?  Be a slick chick, and discretely wet the rim of the wine glass with a swift lick before you start enjoying your wine, and voila, lipstick in tact, wine glass in tact!  Now if I could only figure out how to prevent staining my teeth with red wine.  

(photo wikipedia)

Thursday, February 25, 2010


SIGH! Double SIGH!  I'm IN LOVE, with these shoes.  I first fell in love with them when I saw them on Cup of Jo several months ago.  I then became obsessive, searching the web for them; ebay, amazon, even the couple featured in JoAnna's blog!  (I know I'm mildly insane)  But, alas, they're just no where to be found on the world wide web, ergo, leaving me sad and shoeless.  I'm traveling to Italy next month, and I feel in some weird sort of "The Secret" sort of way these Giuseppe Zanotti shoes will find their way to me, haha.  Here's for wishing!  If ANYONE knows a way I could find these fabulous, drool worthy shoes, let me know and I will reward you handsomely.  Or at least buy you a cup of coffee :-)  What fashion treats have you been drooling over lately (or for months)?  

(photo via Style and Pretty)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Yesterday, I was enjoying a delicious homemade omelet and freshly pressed french press coffee from my personal chef, okay my boyfriend, and flipping through day time tv on the couch before heading to work.  Whilst doing so, I saw One Life to Live, and it suddenly clicked, "Today's episode was one that I had done some work on a few weeks prior!"  It seems fitting that this happened today, as I received another phone call from one of the casting directors from OLTL, and I'm set to work two days next week!  I'm hopeful that it will lead to even more spectacular things into the future :-)  Working on the OLTL set is so wonderful, and one of the friendliest I've had the pleasure of working on.  Hope you got a peek of Snoop on yesterday's episode of OLTL

 If not check it out here.    

(photo via abc)

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Traveling the world with some of your best buds....priceless.  We saw Paris, Rome, Greece, the list goes on and on.  Fast forward a few years later, and we're all scattered across the U.S living in D.C, New York, Pittsburgh, and Seattle.  That said, we try our best to meet up at least once a year to have a reunion and catch up on work, love, and life.  And of course, this is all done over good food and drink.  We decided to meet up at Daniel Boulud's DBGB for last night's particular rendevouz.  The House made Foie Gras Torchon was yummy, yums!  I must admit, I found the burger to be, well, just okay.  Granted, it's just a burger, what are they going to do to it that's so earth shattering?  Have jelly beans pour out of the middle of it and dip it in yogurt?  mmmmm not a bad idea.... kidding.  Joking aside, I simply didn't find it to be anything to write home about, and the service rather slow.  However, the service allowed me to enjoy the company, which I found to be top notch :-)  It's always a fun time when these girls get together. 

(photos me

Friday, February 19, 2010

Awesome Bath

Love, love, love a bath! Especially when it's as cold and yucky as it has been.  I absolutely love these tubs to lay back and relax in.  Simply insert a glass of wine, bubble bath, and scented candles and you have one amazingly relaxing bath.  One day I will have a bath tub like this.... One day... Sigh.

(via design files, photo Tim James)

Laugh.... Often

Right on E.E!  Must admit, as gushy as it sounds, my boyfriend makes me laugh everyday.  What makes you laugh and smile? :-)  Have a Happy Friday!

(via Home

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Breakfast nook

Love this super cute breakfast nook.  It gives me inspiration to make one in my place!  It looks so inviting :-)

Sunday, February 14, 2010


"Pink Lotus Necklace"

"Love Story Necklace" 

I periodically go in the Time Warner Building, especially since I have been spending a good amount of time at The Looking Glass Theatre lately due to rehearsals and performances.  I have passed by Satya Jewelry several times, and have been drawn to a number of their pieces, but haven't bought one yet.  I think next time I'm passing by I'm going to treat myself.  I love the meanings behind the stones and the pendents, especially the remover of all obstacles and the lotus flower, for new beginnings.  I typically don't go for yellow gold, but in this case the chain and jewelry are so delicate and beautiful I can't resist.  Which one do you like?  

(photo Satya Jewelry

Happy Valentine's Day!

This made me chuckle out loud.  Hope it's a Happy Valentine's Day!  Maybe your Valentine will give you a fun and witty gift this year :-) Huggie, Huggie, Kissy, Kissy

Traveling comforts

Cuddle class?? That's right, cuddle class!  I think this is amazing, and totally would be down for traveling in cuddle class.  Wouldn't you?  I'd make it a priority to fly New Zealand Air.  

(via Cup of Jo, photo boingboing)

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This past Monday, I went to support my friend Brenden in a show called "Foreplays" which was showing at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn.  It was a really cool space, and quite humorous pieces, obviously all dealing with some aspect of attraction or sex.  I would definitely check out future pieces they put up.  They're a fairly new company, and quite enjoyable.  

(photo fullstop collective) 


I'm super excited for V-Day performances tomorrow and Saturday!  Developed by Eve Ensler, author of Vagina Monologues, V-Day has developed a platform to let women's voice be heard.  I do hope you an come out and support V-Day this Friday and Saturday at The Looking Glass Theatre.  Benefit performances are Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 3pm and 8pm.  Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.  

Read more here.  
And listen to Eve's inspirational speech here.  

(photo v-day) 

Coffee Shop

I can be a big grumpy pants when I don't have my morning coffee, or my mid morning coffee, or my afternoon coffee... well, you get the idea.  I love stumbling across new little boutique coffee joints.  During a jaunt in Brooklyn last week, my boyfriend and I came across Cafe Grumpy on 7th Ave.  I think what I like most is the Cafe Grumpy paraphernalia, kind of looks like me early morning :-)  If you're in the neighborhood, just keep an eye pealed for the grumpy face, there isn't any signage on this little joint.  Have fun little hidden treasures have you discovered lately? 

(photo Cafe Grumpy) 

Monday, February 8, 2010


Yes, I definitely complain about being cold all the time during the winter, but at least I didn't have to deal with this!  My mother sent me a text message with this picture and the caption, "help I don't have a shovel!" haha.  Pittsburgh got almost two feet of snow last week, and are expected to get more! They declared a state of emergency, apparently even the adults have a snow day tomorrow.  Although a snow day sounds pretty darn tempting, I think I'd prefer not having snow up to my knees!  What I would give for a warm beach get away, sigh.