Birthday weekend

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Rana at Chelsea Market
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Apologies for the internet silence over here, I promise I had a good excuse. It was my birthday on Sunday! My wish was to head to Adorama for a new lens for my Nikon, walk over to the High Line, and then get lunch in Chelsea Market. We did all of those things, but in a different order. We ended up doing lunch first to warm up before we walked the High Line and ate at Rana - which I highly recommend. It was beautiful and delicious! Then we jumped up on the High Line and froze our faces off for 30 minutes. I'll post photos of that later on in the week when my fingers warm up.

Wait, before I start the barrage of links, can we pause for a second and discuss Downton's season finale? Actually, I'm not really capable of discussing it, as I'm so sad and shocked. I just want you to know I'm giving Crawley a moment of silence.

Ok, done.

Interior design

Planning on a bedroom makeover this year? Decorology has you covered with some pretty inspiration shots.

Abby has gone and some research on Etsy for you, and if you don't want to deal with wiring here is what you should be hanging over your dining room table! I'm kind of in love with the all-white options.

The Apartment Therapy Homie award results are in! And Little Green Notebook swept the two home categories! Not surprising, really. Congratulations, Jenny :)

Although it's hard to romanticize something so bleak, I absolutely loved this inspiration post about District 12 from The Hunger Games on Remodelista today.

Check out the log cabin of my dreams on My Scandinavian Home.


I've never tried French Silk Pie (it has a pecan crust), and it's featured on Herriott Grace today. Yum.

I know I always overload on the sweet recipes on this blog. I cannot help it! Sugar is my life! But, just in case it's not yours, here is a savory recipe on noodles with peanut-lime vinaigrette from the lovely Lemons & Anchovies. Plus you can look at some awesome photos of Death Valley too.

I have a sister living in Cambodia who tortures me with stories of her daily breakfasts of sticky rice and mango. I want that breakfast. I could recreate it with this recipe for mango and coconut rice pudding from Cook Republic.

Apart from my usual slice of pound cake or tea bread with my afternoon cup of Earl Grey, a scone might not be a bad option. And specifically, these rosemary, lemon, and greek yogurt scones from A Thought for Food.

Back with an extra special exciting post tomorrow!


  1. Happy birthdayyyyy! The mangoes are just back in season, 25 cents a kilo. I'd send you some but they're just TOO perfectly ripe, they'd never make the trip. :)

    1. thanks for the birthday wishes! Wish i could get those mangoes somehow.


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