Show Menu

The Best of Trader Joe’s

I move into my new place June 1st which means for the past month, I’ve made due with the cooking basics– salads, easy stir-fries, and Trader Joe’s. Rather than begin to stock a kitchen with pantry essentials, I’ve relied on simple, no-recipe meals. Here are a few of my Trader Joe’s staples. 1) Steel-cut oatmeal I ate a lot of this stuff in college and I’d forgotten how much I love it. It’s $1.59 for a carton of two servings. The oatmeal is steel-cut (my favorite!) and lightly sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup, which means a quick 3 1/2 minute microwave and it’s ready to eat! 2) Falafel…

Read more

Getting Settled

This past week I finally found an apartment and joined a gym. Come June, I’ll hopefully be able to resume trying new recipes and training for the Philadelphia Marathon. At work, I helped with the launch party for the NY Magazine Design Hunting issue. Can’t wait for the long weekend already!

Read more

Loving my…

I couldn’t pack a lot when I moved to New York therefore buying a work appropriate and weekend worthy shoe was a high priority. Since my commute at the moment is a half mile to the subway, the shoes also needed to be comfortable. These are great. I’ve stood in events for hours and trekked miles with zero blisters or tears of pain. Plus, they’re cute! J. Crew | Lucca suede sandals $198

Read more

3 Great Ideas for Small Spaces

I love my new job. Being exposed to the interior design industry gives me ample opportunities to be inspired about my own space. Here are three great ideas I found to make a tiny Manhattan space feel larger (or wherever else you happen to be cramped). Dining: Benches over benches Kitchen: Nix cabinets in favor of room-opening shelves Bedroom/Living: Separate with an equally interesting wall (Images from Design to Inspire)

Read more

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there– especially mine. She is the most amazing woman I know. It’s difficult celebrating a day hundreds of miles apart but hopefully when she looks down at the Kate Spade bracelet I sent her, she’ll know I’m with her. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day. I ran the Japan Day 4-mile race (34:30) in Central Park this morning. My mom was there via text message, cheering me on.

Read more

Berry Smoothie

I finally made it to Whole Foods so I could stock up on fruits, vegetables, and protein options to halt my sugar binge. After a dinner of Momofoku Milk Bar cookies, I needed to get back on track. All the experts say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but unfortunately I happen to value sleep. I started making smoothies in the morning which are quick to make and easily portable. Adding in protein powder makes them heartier and avoiding fruit juices will help alleviate blood sugar spikes. The only downside? Waking neighbors with a loud blender…

Read more

First Day of Work

Today is my first day working as the Marketing Coordinator for an interior design center in New York. I’m thrilled to be not only employed but also working with such creative and inspiring individuals. I obviously agonized over my wardrobe choices throughout the hiring process. Here’s what I wore to my interview. [ Tory Burch dress, Cole Haan shoes, Stella McCartney bag, Ippolita earrings ]

Read more