7.28.2013

saturday at the guggenheim

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details. proenza schouler tee. rag & bone selvage denim. pamela love talon. céline loafers.

snapshots from an early evening excursion to the Guggenheim in my new favorite wear-everywhere loafers. not pictured is a small painting called "Little Accents" by Kandinsky that was on display within the Kandinsky in Paris exhibit exploring works from the last period of his life. small in size but full of whimsy, joy, and music, I'm dreaming dreams filled with his little accents. 

7.27.2013

céline clean

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details. céline shirt and clutch. vintage frames.

pairing it down to the ultimate basics. crisp white shirt, true blue denim, simple jewelry, and an only-the-essentials-will-fit clutch.

7.22.2013

date night at costata

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classic old fashioned and martini


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prime beef tartare with arugula, crema di funghi, parmigiano, and balsamic


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garganelli alla fiamma con prosciutto, peas, and truffle cream


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kennebec french fried potatoes with sea salt


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bone-in new york strip


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semifreddo of rum raisin, salted caramel, banana, passion fruit, and candied walnuts


one of those environments where you feel compelled to start off your meal with an old fashioned and a martini, Costata is to say the least, old school at it's finest. The prime beef tartare and the truffle cream pasta were real highlights during the meal and I left wanting to come back to taste their namesake Costata tomahawk ribeye that is quickly gaining a reputation to be the new best steak in town.

read more about it on my yelp review here!

7.13.2013

summer nights at locanda verde

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crostini: blue crab with jalapeno and tomato, fava bean with mint and pecorino

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steak tartara piemontese with hazelnuts, truffles and crispy guanciale

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rustic potatoes with garlic and parmigiano reggiano, roasted carrots with yogurt sauce

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broccoli rabe with toasted garlic and lemon

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berkshire pork chop with crushed potatoes, local beans, calabrian chili and almonds

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ravioli with smoked tomato, hen of the woods mushroom, truffle, crispy leeks

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pappardelle with bolognese ragu and solo di bruna

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squid ink linguini with manila clams, squid, sopressata, shishito and garlic

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sunlight filled dinners in beautifully set dining rooms - definitely one of my favorite things about summer in the city. locanda verde is the classic oldie but still a goodie and is the perfect place to gather with friends or family over a table filled up with delicious food and wine. they serve my favorite steak tartare in the city and i could eat their side dishes as mains any day of the week. if you have a sweet tooth, head over in the morning and order one of their killer crispy polenta muffins, you're tastebuds will thank you.

read more about it on my yelp review here!

7.08.2013

the marrow

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anything but your average meat and potatoes: this bone marrow topped with sea urchin is the ultimate indulgence. if you're like me and like to keep your tastebuds tantalized, the only worthy side kick to the bone marrow would be the dry aged beef fat fried potatoes. crispy perfect potato morsels served in a devilish little cast iron dish. read more about the marrow at my yelp review here

7.01.2013

shots and iced

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some of my favorites at two of my current coffee spots on rotation. espresso shot from sweetleaf in williamsburg, iced coffee and soy latte from bowery coffee in manhattan.


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the new and the old. céline bag and acne studios tee. chloé mint green skirt and acne studios boots.