Weekend tidbits

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We had a special dinner with friends to celebrate my birthday at The Writing Room (which recently replaced the Woody Allen favorite, Elaine's) on the upper east side. And then on Sunday I had to physically restrain myself from driving out to IKEA in Brooklyn to see whether they have an Expedit bookshelf in stock. Did you hear they are discontinuing them? How will I ever be able to achieve my dream of an entire Expedit wall? I ventured up to Central Park with the dog to chance a run but ended up mostly stumbling around in the slushy mess that is the Bridle Path.

We also finally redecorated the girls' room - bringing in lots of red and white to give it a more cohesive feeling. The room is so tiny I can't take photos with my DSLR, but here's a little sliver of the room:

interior design

Ok, if I could hop on a plane, I'd head straight to this sauna hut in Sweden.

Daniel of Manhattan Nest finished his office and I'm seriously digging the white painted floors.


I'm pretty much a summer vegetarian and a winter omnivore, so I'll give this lamb and coconut curry from Cook Republic a shot before I give up meat entirely in the warmer months.

I can't think of a flavor that intrigues me more than cardamom, it's floral and spicy and it totally brings desserts alive. I bet this cardamom oat crumble from Happyolks is amazing.

Simple, roasted, gorgeous cauliflower. Never, ever gets old.

How was your weekend?


  1. Happy Birthday! I can totally identify with your Ikea urge. I need one Ribba frame - just one - and my Ikea is 30 minutes away but I'm still seriously considering driving there for it. That place does funny things to people. :)

    1. aw, thanks Jenny! I'll pick up that Ribba frame for you while hauling the last Expedit to the car :)

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