Friday, December 21, 2012

C Wonder

Like most people I have left all my Holiday shopping to the last minute.  As I was running around like a maniac I stumbled upon this little gem, C Wonder. It was absolutely perfect for all the little gifts I needed and I also found quite a few items for myself.

There are a bunch of monogrammed items, (cocktail napkins, mugs, wine stoppers, just to name a few) adorable jewelry, candles, scarves, gloves, the list goes on and on.  And the prices are amazing!  Many things to choose from under $25.  Although you may feel that you are having de je vous from the last time you were in a Tory Burch store I highly recommend making to stop by the Soho Flagship location.

72 Spring St New York, NY 10012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alice + Olivia Sample Sale

Its that time of year, yet another Sample Sale, and this one is definitely worth writing home about.  I headed over right after work, around 5:30, and I was pleasantly surprised to walk right in, no line.  Once I got inside I was amazed that there was hardly any crowd.  (Be advised that around 6:00 when most people get out of work the line was long and the aisles were tough to navigate.)  I was overwhelmingly pleased with the selection!  This is one of the best Sample Sales I've been to in a while. I highly recommend checking it out!

I snagged this awesome silver number for an upcoming wedding which retailed at $550 for just $200. There are tons of perfect NYE dresses and they are mostly in good condition.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Boozy Brunch


I have recently relocated to the East Village and I couldn't be happier!  I love being so close to all the great restaurants in Soho, the Lower East Side, and obviously the East Village.  One of my favorite brunch spots is Tre.  It's a tiny little place hidden on Ludlow just off Houston Street. It's easy to miss which is part of it's appeal.

The deal is 90 minutes all you can drink mimosas, champagne, or belini's, and a brunch food item for $21.95.  The service is always great and the drinks are strong (what more could you need right?).  I never feel rushed and the small space feels more cozy than squished.  What I also love is the whole crowd seems to be in the same boat as me and my group, hung-over and dishing about the previous nights scandals!

173 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I have recently discovered this site called Pulsd and am absolutely loving it.  This is a great resource to add to your daily blog reads. They cover everything from food, fashion, fitness, and drinking.  Check it out!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Smile

If you are one of the "cool kids" then you have probably already been to this adorable little restaurant.  Just on the edge of Soho this is a perfect place to grab brunch, lunch, or dinner.  It's hidden enough from the main drag of Soho that it isn't frequented by anyone but locals (therefor the dress code is strictly "homeless chic," get used to it.)

The food and atmosphere are both fabulous and rustic.  If you are looking for healthy items there are plenty to choose from.  I love the Homemade Granola or the scrambled eggs with greens and toast.  They also have a good number of salads to choose from.  I like the whole vibe they have going on with many of the ingredients being sourced from local farms.

26 Bond St New York, NY 10012

Monday, December 10, 2012

DVF Sample Sale

It's that time again, the much anticipated Diane Von Furstenberg Sample Sale!  It starts tomorrow and promises to be amazing as always.  Rumor has it that the crowd can get a little pushy so be prepared and good luck!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Brunch and Jazz

Garage Restaurant and Cafe

Garage in the West Village is one of my go-to spots for brunch.  I've taken both friends and family to this little gem.  What I like about it is that the AYCD (all you can drink-duh) deal is cheap but the atmosphere is anything but.  You feel classy sipping on mimosas while a live jazz band performs across the room. The deal is $17 for any brunch item and add $6 for unlimited mimosas or bloody mary's for an hour. They also have some really excellent items on the menu, I highly recommend the Smoked Nova Scotia Salmon Scrambled Eggs or the Vanilla Bean French Toast.

My advice is get a seat on the opposite side of the restaurant as the band.  Although they are extremely charming they can be a little on the loud side.  In the summer months this is a wonderful place to come for a seat outside and the doors are left open so you won't miss out on the jazz. I also think this a great place for a group to get together but I do recommend a reservation for a group of more than 4.

99 Seventh Ave South at Grove Street