“Our Place”

August 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Mr. H and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary next week. And earlier this month, we attended my cousin’s hard-won, fully-legal-in-NYS nuptials. Needless to say, my thoughts between these two bookend events have been a little bit focused on the passage of time, what on earth Mr. H and I have been up to for all these years, and the countless little things that have become a part of our life together.

I’ll leave the sappy stuff to deBeers and mention one thing that all couples probably have in common: That restaurant or coffee shop you two go to all the time and think of  as “your place”. Mr. H and I have had a few, but one that remains a true constant is on a leafy block of the Upper East Side, not far from the park. We don’t live near it, but always seem to find ourselves there before or after a museum visit or some other jaunt uptown. (Or whenever we desperately need one of their delicious sandwiches or insane lasagna.) Our most recent visit to Our Place was on a gorgeous day last week when we decided to play hooky. We didn’t exactly plan it, but there we were, having our sandwiches and lattes, enjoying the silly people that surrounded us, and mostly enjoying each other’s company. Which, of course, is the best thing to do when you are at Your Place.


(Photo of what was a delicious afternoon latte: Some Cozy Night)


In the spirit of sharing:  If you are on the UES and find yourself in need of something delicious, pop into Via Quadronno on 73rd between 5th and Madison. Even the little cookies are super yummy.

Wonder Woman!!!

August 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

The best costume of my childhood was worn by Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. It was to die for: The cut of her Superhero Bathing Suit*, the fierce boots and most of all, the accessories. Especially the cuffs. They were awesome. And I totally wanted a set of my own.

It turns out that these cuffs are highly desirable not only by me, as my almost-four-year-old Goddaughter is also obsessed with them. (Who knew her Mom was also a fan?) Being well under 40, she is able to merrily wear a set that her Mom made for her. Me, not so much. So imagine my delight when this popped up on the “What’s New” page of Net-a-Porter recently:


It is a brass cuff by Kelly Wearstler, who is apparently expanding her interior design and licensing business into jewelry. She is also obviously into the Wonder Woman look.

Sucker weighs a ton and it is kind of hard to put on and take off, but maybe that is why Wonder Woman never took her set off unless she was under cover…


* I honestly can’t think of anything else to call it. Ginger Spice had one, too, and it was pretty cool. As a non-performer and non-Superhero, the closest I can get to the look is a seaweed green Eres one-piece with that very distinct leg cut. I recommend.

(Photo: Some Cozy Night)

What a time we are having

August 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

S&P downgrade.  Stock market nuttiness. The debt ceiling. J. Lo and Marc Anthony! (I honestly thought they had a few more years.) Add in the horrible heat and humidity and really, we must all be simply fried. Well, I certainly am. And I’ve undoubtedly been letting it show. Not pretty.

So, after careful consideration, I am trying to improve my outlook and let the little things slide, unless they are creating a bad smell. If you are feeling like me, I suggest you try same and maybe eat a cookie or something.

To better times!


(Photo of me and Mr. H: Some Cozy Night)

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