a night at the ballet

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photo installation by artist JR, dancers of the NYCB.

celebrating a milestone with a night at Lincoln Center at the NYC ballet. champagne toasts, perseverance & beauty, Stravinsky violin concertos, and feeling blessed.


cocktails and conversation

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escaping a rain shower post-ballet at Lincoln Center by diving into P.J. Clarke's conveniently across the street. kept it classic by ordering some of our favorites, old fashioned and burger for him, manhattan and moules frites for me. the gigantic parmesan tater tots though, definitely for the table.


mighty quinn's bbq

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pulled pork & brisket sandwich, buttermilk broccoli salad with bacon

one of the best things to happen to my neighborhood is the amazing bbq served up at Mighty Quinn's on 6th and 2nd. the slow smoked tender meat, the sweet and tangy finger-licking good sauce, and the perfectly pickled cucumbers/celery/red onions/chiles that are offered up as free sides takes this texan girl back to a very happy and nostalgic place. nothing like the power of true comfort food and the flavors of home that provides a momentary escape from the hustle and bustle of nyc. 

color theory

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details // acne studios jacket // céline leopard sweater // theyskens theory shirt
// prada boots // rag & bone denim // chanel 2.55 //

maya hayuk mural on bowery & houston


valentine's at vinegar hill house

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watermelon and radish amuse bouche

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pork belly with quince, cashews, and banyuls vin

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bay scallops with cauliflower, miso, and currants

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pork shoulder and celery root cappellacci in a persimmon broth, watercress, and pine nuts

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house-made ricotta gnocchi with chestnut, mint, and meyer lemon

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strip steak with marrow-thyme butter, whipped parsnip, and fig jus

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halibut with white bean, sunchoke, and kumquat

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key lime with graham cracker dusting

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chocolate mousse

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no better way to celebrate our tenth valentine's day together than an intimate fireside dinner at a brooklyn favorite, vinegar hill house. looking forward to another ten with my goofy funny valentine!


double pearl

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jumping on the pearl bandwagon with these simple double pearl earrings. find them here.  


major major

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image from lagarconne

my never-ending quest for unabashedly large, all-consuming statement leather jackets comes to a screeching halt here with this major leather jacket, aptly named for its sheer outranking qualities to my current outerwear situation. only you, acne studios, could get me like this.  


sunny side up brunch at lafayette

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pamplemousse cocktail left, bloody mary right

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coconut banana chocolate croissant

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croissant sandwich, french ham, gruyère, fried egg

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brisket burger, caramelized onion, raclette

this 40ºF picturesque sunny day already seems like a lifetime away in the midst of yet another winter snow storm. hardcore wishing to go back into time so that i can a.) eat this entire Lafayette meal again from start to finish and b.) relive what sunshine and above freezing temperatures feels like. i guess for now, i'll have these pictures to offer me some solace.