Sunset mania

Monday, August 12, 2013

What is going on with the New York City sunsets this summer? Every evening I look out the window to the most incredible skies. So incredible that I have to stop in my tracks to gaze at the blue, purple, pink, and orange swaths over the George Washington Bridge. And in Central Park? Forget it, they're out of this world insane when you look at them from the reservoir trail. My Saturday evening run was punctuated by frequent stops to capture the sun going down over the upper west side. Please don't tell me it's pollution, or something equally depressing.

I'm sorry I haven't been visiting this space much, and I'm apologizing as much to the readers as to the space because the blog has become a tranquil respite for me and I feel sometimes like it's a living breathing thing that has a reaction when I stay away too long (does anyone else feel this way?). It has been a busy summer, and I can't get here as much as I want to (or need to). Hopefully as we move into the autumn that will change. But thanks for sticking with me here.

interior design

Gardenista featured a piece by my author, Marie Viljoen (of 66 Square Feet) on putting together your urban garden (should you be so lucky as to have an outdoor space to call your own).

This isn't really interior design, but Bri of Designlovefest put together her top list of Netflix documentaries along with a helpful link to every documentary's trailer so you can check them out. I'm adding most of them to my queue. I've seen First Position (if you haven't, make sure you do) and everything else looks intriguing.


Pink and navy could be my new fall uniform perhaps? Elements of Style shows you how.

I'm kind of in love with the new collaboration between Kate Spade and Craig Redman (KSNY x Darcel). Jojotastic pulled out her favorites from the colorful and mostly food-based collection. A donut bangle!?

Want to live that bohemian chic lifestyle? I certainly do, shop Justina Blakeney's cool and effortless style here on Shopstyle.


At first I was going to pass by these lavender shortbread cookies from Butter Me Up, Brooklyn! But then I saw that they were dusted with lemon sugar, and oh, that gets me. The combination of lemon and lavender is heaven. So, add these ones to the list.

I'm not one for potato chip sandwiches, not sure I really understand that phenomenon (and how did someone ever think of it in the first place?). But IF I did, I'd think about olive oil, tuna and potato chips on toast from Joy the Baker.

I'm not sure how I can express my love for figs passionately enough so that you know how much I love them, I'm going to let Diane and Todd of White on Rice Couple do it for me with this beautiful ode to fresh figs. And there's a recipe for fig bruschetta, so I'm not sure why you're still here reading this.


  1. I was just going to write down the reason for the sunsets and then you told me not to ;)

  2. Remember Taytos in sandwiches? Heaven. Really want to watch those Netflix docs, I love documentaries.

    1. You are not your father's daughter if you don't like chips in your sandwiches!!

    2. I guess i never had them, or don't like them, maybe i should try?

    3. Yes! They're better than you think. Try throwing in some tostitos with your avocado and toast next time?

  3. I am never out and about at sunset now a days due to my little guy - but you are showing me what I am missing. These are amazing!


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