Monday, March 14, 2016

SpotlightOn - MealPass in Boston

Chickpea Fritter Sandwich from
Clover Food Lab aka my Friday lunch
on MealPass (photo taken by moi)
There is a new kid in town Boston. And by kid I mean your future new BFF just setup shop and you are seriously missing out if you don't bring this kid into your squad. Whom may that be? MealPass. What is that you say? Let me tell you all about it, because, ten days ago I too was in the dark.

It all started when a friend that is in the food industry asked me whether I did MealPass? I hadn't yet answered him when I immediately googled the word and promptly requested an invite after reading what little I could find. (Please let me in I clamored!!)

Monday, February 29, 2016

ShoppingTips - The Grown Up One-Piece

Exhibit A (image via Instagram)
Throughout my childhood and teenage years I was not allowed to wear two piece swimsuits. Obviously, as soon as I came to college I purchased my first two piece and never looked back. The thought of wearing a one piece made me cringe. But, over the past couple of years we have slowly seen one pieces pick up steam with many a style influencer sporting these and looking HOT (Exhibit A - Bella Hadid and Yolanda Foster). 

So, inspired with the warm New England weather, and, with an upcoming warm weather trip I decided to venture out and look for some great options and below are my fave finds!


Monday, January 18, 2016

StyleInspiration - The Teddy Bear Coat

Image via Pinterest
Without a doubt the teddy bear coat is having its moment, see on the likes of Gigi Hadid to Julianne Moore, the plush jackets bring warmth and texture to any outfit. This was further ratified when Vogue profiled the look and spilled the beans on where to get Gigi's jacket. While Gigi's purse friendly Express jacket has long sold out on line - there is a curly jacket for you regardless of budget.


I personally became obsessed with this look and I am happy to share my findings!



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

QotD - CLEO WADE

Cleo Wade via Instagram
I gravitate strongly towards words of wisdom passed down by our elders or historical figures. In comes Cleo Wade, far from old but perhaps on her way to becoming historical, whom I discovered on Instagram after constantly seeing her notes pop up as liked by people I follow. After going through her feed I needed to know more. Her namesake website describes her as a "poet, artist, and speaker working across mediums, creating empowering messages (she even created a billboard for New Orleans to mark the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina) to provoke emotional responses from viewers, blending simplicity with positivity, femininity and arresting honesty" and I concur. So while like everyone else I take each new year to check in, I am doing so celebrating being weird and setting the intention to be my own hero.

Monday, December 28, 2015

RecipeTime - Salmon & Lemon Bucatini with Brussels Sprouts

Image via Blue Apron
There is nothing I love more than loosing myself in the kitchen. More often than not it is by way of baking a batch of my favorite cookies - I am just not that confident as a cook. That is why I love when I get Blue Apron and for a few times that week channel my inner chef. I especially love when I discover a recipe that hits it out of the park and can easily be recreated without hunting down obscure ingredients. Enter the Salmon and Lemon bucatini pasta dish with Brussel Sprouts and toasted breadcrumbs. (This recipe is also perfect if opting to stay in this New Year's Eve whether hosting for two or a small group you will be sure to impress!)