3.27.2010

helmut lang event at saks fifth avenue






Outfit details: Burberry shearling trench, Helmut Lang grey leather jacket, shredded T, Helmut Lang beige leather leggings, Pierre Hardy python ankle boots

I just got back home from the Helmut Lang/Refinery29 event at Saks Fifth Avenue and I was happy to see that there was such a great turn out! We saw lots of great looks there so I hope a lot of people get picked to go up on Refinery29!

I'm feeling really under the weather so I'm off to make some hot tea and sneak into bed. Have a great weekend everyone!

3.26.2010

landmarc

Sometimes all you're looking for when dinner time comes around is an easy, no fuss meal, that will most definitely be accompanied by a delicious bottle of wine, and a lovely group of close friends.

Landmarc is a great restaurant to go to when you're in the mood for just that - and what I especially like about this place is that the service has always been very pleasant/friendly, the prices are not too extravagant, it's really easy to get to (how much more accessible can it get than the Time Warner building in Columbus circle?), and all of their wines are very decently priced for the selection that they have. I would say the only down side is that they don't accept reservations but if you have a small party, you can always sneak into the bar seating with no issues or sit at the large communal table they have in the back.








I've never seen sliced pickles like this in bloody marys - the pickle lover in me approves!






Smoked Mozzarella & Ricotta Fritters with fried zucchini & spicy tomato sauce - I love how ricotta goes from semi-boring to out of this world when it's been battered and fried. Oh wait... that goes for just about anything.


Fried Calamari with spicy tomato sauce - it's interesting how they fried up lemon slices with the calamari here giving this dish an unbelievable lemony flavor profile.


Grilled fish over creamy polenta


Oven roasted vegetables in a cast iron dish


Linguine con vongole


Spaghetti alla bolognese - I really like their bolognese sauce although it's a little frustrating that it's a Saturday only pasta special.


The best part of eating at Landmarc for me is the homemade caramels they give you after dinner. They are SO GOOD! I would happily eat the whole pile all by myself if it weren't for the other people at the table...


Landmarc also serves off the menu, a really adorable "adult" cotton candy. I think they just add the word adult in there to make us feel a little bit better about eating cotton candy at a restaurant when you don't have any children with you. The blue one pictured here is the blueberry flavor.


Banana flavored adult cotton candy. This was definitely my favorite of the two.



I've thoroughly made myself hungry now... that must mean it's dinner time!

On another note, just a quick reminder that the Helmut Lang clothing event at Saks Fifth Avenue is happening tomorrow afternoon - please stop by if you live in the city! Read more about it here at Refinery29.

3.24.2010

helmut lang/refinery29 event at saks fifth avenue

ATTN: anyone who loves Helmut Lang

Please come join me at the Helmut Lang/Refinery29 event at the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan this Saturday, March 27th, from 2-5pm for a chance to win a $2000 Helmut Lang outfit of your choice!



Details: choose from the beautiful Helmut Lang SS'10 collection available on the 5th floor of the Saks NY store and create your ultimate Helmut Lang ensemble. Your looks, made complete by accessories provided at the event by Saks, will then be snapped by refinery29 photographers, and these style shots could end up being posted on refinery29's site to be voted on for a chance to win! The winner will then receive their photographed helmut lang pieces on the house! You can read more about it here on refinery 29.

This is such an exciting event that will be a great way to jump start your spring wardrobe - I hope to see lots of you there!

3.23.2010

lincoln park after dark

Images from a night out on the Upper West Side where I was enjoying the recent beautiful, warm Spring weather. I love how Lincoln Center takes on a whole new look late at night after the concert halls and opera house close their doors.


















Outfit details: Chloé saskia bag, Miu Miu studded clogs, Balenciaga skinny cord pants, T by Alex Wang shirt, Alexander McQueen scarf












Let me not mar that perfect dream
By an auroral stain,
But so adjust my daily night
That it will come again.
- Emily Dickinson

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! xx ♡♡

3.14.2010

ludlow and rivington

Still one of the best places to go when you know that some insanely good grub and a cold glass of beer will take your night from good to great.




Guss’ Famous Pickles - I could happily eat this whole pot all by myself.


Truffle Mac and Cheese with parmegiano reggiano, white cheddar, fontina, truffles, panko, rosemary and thyme. Spitzer's has some of the BEST mac and cheese I've ever had.


Hand-Cut French Fries - these taste best dipped in mustard!


My new favorite beer on the right, Unibroue Ephemere.








Outfit details: The Reformation ribbed knit sweater, Adrienne Landau mongolian fur vest, Phi pants with zipper hem, Givenchy chain ankle boots.


Little
rose,
roselet,
at times,
tiny and naked,
it seems
as though you would fit
in one of my hands,
as though I’ll clasp you like this
and carry you to my mouth,
but
suddenly
my feet touch your feet and my mouth your lips:
you have grown,
your shoulders rise like two hills,
your breasts wander over my breast,
my arm scarcely manages to encircle the thin
new-moon line of your waist:
in love you loosened yourself like sea water:
I can scarcely measure the sky’s most spacious eyes
and I lean down to your mouth to kiss the earth.
- In You the Earth, Pablo Neruda

3.11.2010

stanton station









Outfit details: Phi trench, Alexander McQueen scarf, shredded tee, Miu Miu boots, vintage St.John leopard cardigan below.










Some of the best things to do on a random free weekday afternoon: wander around the lower east side, find a deserted antique shop that stocks old fortune teller arcade games and piles of mannequin body parts (creepy much?), stop by Clinton Street Baking Co. to eat my favorite veggie sandwich and steal nibbles off of the boy's fish po'boy, and indulge in still the best biscuit and jam i've ever eaten in my life (remember that episode of Friends where Joey can't stop eating jam! I secretly imagine Monica's jam must've tasted this good).