I'm still alive. Work has been owning me lately, lots of late nights and weekends thanks to my new boss. The industry is filled with angry, bitter women who have no friends or significant others. I can see why. Working these crazy hours doesn't leave you much time for a social life! Or even time for yourself. I haven't seen any friends for weeks and I rarely get to speak to my boy during the day.

Luckily, a few weeks ago the best friend and I had our annual Fall trip to Boston. Being only a couple hours away by car, its the perfect place for a mini getaway. Every year when the air gets crisp and the leaves start changing colors, we both have one thing on our mind.

All of our trips revolve around food. This trip was no different.

Perfect quote! I love Flour's sticky buns and cookies!

I'm not really a big fan of sushi, but Snappy's on Newbury St was good!

Heading home. I love sunsets.


avec eric

When the boyfriend and I first started dating, he took me to his favorite restaurant in the city, Le Bernardin. I was wowed by the amazing presentation and every delicious course that came out of the kitchen by Eric Ripert. Ever since then, hands down Le Bernardin has become one of my top New York City restaurants. In my fan club, is the New York Times which has given it 4 stars and the Michelin Guide which given it 3 stars over a span of 20 years.

Eric Ripert has a new show on PBS called Avec Eric. We get to follow him on his travels around the world. We see where he finds inspiration, meets people along the way and then takes what he learns to bring a dish that is easily prepared by you! I know sometimes coooking can be intimdating, but he makes it so easy. I am literally drooling everytime I watch this show!

He had a screening of his show and Q&A session at the Whole Foods on Bowery.

But, the boyfriend and I couldn't even hang on until showed up
. We were so hungry and the thought of watching all the delicious food made us delirious. We ended up leaving and catching dumplings at my favorite place in St. Marks, Dumpling man. The pork seared and chicken seared ones are my favorite!



I'm looking for a new job. I've been at my current company for 3 years and I'm just not feeling it anymore. I need a new year with new beginnings.

I feel like I'm in such a slump with my portfolio. I wish I had a full month to dedicate my brain just to concentrate on it and make it best I can.

I quickly did a few groups for an impromptu interview a few weeks ago. I hate being rushed though.

My favorite part has always been making the mood boards. I love coming up with ideas of who this girl is, where is she going and what does she want to wear. If I could just make mood boards for a living, I would be quite happy.

They're looking pretty rough. I love ink drawings. I hate when I have to paint them with color and they start looking cheesy to me.


new season, new hair

I found more inspiration pictures of Gwyneth Paltrow's hair in the November issue of British Elle. She is so cute! I love having pictures to bring to my hairdresser.

Here's what my hairdresser Motoki came up with. I'm not used to having my hair so short in the back. I feel like Kate Gosselin. It's going take some getting used too, but I do love this light and airy feeling to my hair. I wanted to maintain my hair since this high maintenance haircut requires daily straight ironing and blow drying. I finally got my hands on the Moroccan oil everyones been raving about. I LOVE it. I have tried just about everything out there for dry hair and this worked instantly. My hair is so soft, that I end up touching my hair all day long. It smells so yummy too. I'm a believer!