Delica Deliciousness

I am oh so proud of my girlfriend Devin ... a sophisticated beauty whose wholesome take out restaurant at Yonge + St. Clair is on fire back home in Toronto. (Every time I go home to visit I enjoy at least two meals there. The Asian Chicken Slaw, Superfood Muffin and Spicy Bird Sandwich have me in such a fix, I cannot imagine abandoning them for a different selection.) Re:Porter has featured Devin and Delica as the featured cover story in their upcoming Summer Issue. If you have yet to enjoy the deliciousness served with love, be sure to take a chic peek!!! Delica Kitchen 


Heading South!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Darlings!

Off to Enjoy + Explore!



Fern & Feather

Elephants have a wonderfully mystical quality about them. These handmade elephants for children are created by Fern & Feather, in California. Vintage quilts and fabrics are sewn by hand, and made with love. Each artistic treasure is a one-of-a-kind piece, and come with a story that brings its creation to life. Great for a child to snuggle, or as a beautiful sculpture in a nursery or bedroom. Goodness, I would even love to have one in my own bedroom! Take a chic peek at Fern & Feather.


Lobster Rolls

 {Image and recipe below via Gilt Taste }

Everyone in New York has their favorite spot for the best lobster roll. To name a few, Lure Fish Bar, Luke's Lobster, Ed's Lobster Bar, The Mermaid Inn, Pearl, the list goes on. On Gilt Taste yesterday, there was a feature on making the perfect lobster roll (see recipe below). I am a huge fan of them, but have only had a few in the city so far. Do you have any to recommend to me? If so, please comment!

Lobster Rolls
Serves 4
For the Mayonnaise:
1 large organic egg yolk, room temperature
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, more to taste
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt, more to taste
½ cup grapeseed oil
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
¼ teaspoon finely grated orange zest
Pinch cayenne pepper

For the Lobster Rolls:
2 (1 1/4 to 1 1/2-pound) cooked lobsters (see below)
2 small tender, inner celery stalks with leaves
4 hot dog rolls, split
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Sliced scallions, for serving
Celery leaves, for serving
Flaky sea salt, for serving
Aleppo pepper, for serving (optional)

1. To make the mayonnaise: In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, lemon juice, and salt. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in the oils until completely incorporated. Whisk in the lemon and orange zests and cayenne. Season with more lemon juice and salt if needed.

2. Remove the lobster meat from shells and dice into bite-sized chunks. You should have between 2 and 2½  cups of lobster meat.  Finely chop the celery stalks, saving the leaves for garnish. Add ¼ cup of the chopped celery stalks to a bowl with the lobster and fold in 6 to 8 tablespoons mayo, depending upon how mayonnaise-y you like your lobster rolls and how much lobster meat there is (I usually use it all).  Season with more salt and lemon if needed. It should taste lemony.

3. Preheat the broiler. Place the hot dog rolls on a baking sheet; toast, split side-up, until golden, about 1 minute (watch them closely to see that they do not burn). Brush cut sides with butter.

4. To serve, divide lobster mixture among rolls. Top with scallions and celery leaves; drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with flaky salt and Aleppo pepper if desired.


Two New York

{ Images via Two New York
Boho chic dressing for Mommy's and babies! This gorgeous line of pieces for both mother and child is based out of New York, and designed by two friends. The friendship and interest in each other's cultures (one being Indian + Italian, the other Spanish + Brazilian) allowed this collection to blossom into their beautifully creative bohemian aesthetic. I wish I could live in a climate where I could wear kaftans and tunics every single day! I absolutely plan on wearing these. Be sure to take a chic peek Two New York.


The Surf Lodge

{ Images via Design Sponge}
This 32 room Montauk hotel features nautical chic elements such as sea grass and rattan with classic American colors of red, white and blue. A short walk from the beach and quick drive to the glittery Hampton scene, this laid back hotel is a welcome throw back to the 1960's beach hotel scene. Top Chef alum Sam Talbot is known for his delicious seafood centric, locally sustained and creative menu. It reminds me of another favorite spot, The Postcard Inn in St Pete's Beach. Take a chic peek The Surf Lodge.


Brooklyn Brownstone Beauty

{ Images via Elle Decor }
I would like to move into Keri Russell's brownstone in Brooklyn immediately! Featured in the most recent issue of Elle Decor, the house is absolutely beautiful. It's so serene and simple. It is challenging me to simplify my own apartment, which is hard as I love decorative accents (throw pillows, candles and fresh flowers please!) I just had to share. Take a chic peek ELLE DECOR



{ Image via Six Bucks Blog }
Eloise is a tale about a spoiled six year old city child who lives at the Plaza Hotel with her Nanny who says things three times, her dog Weenie and her turtle Skipperdee. When I was a child, I adored this book and wanted to be just like Eloise. I think I thought I was her, since I lived in New York as a wee tot. This is a humorous and beautifully illustrated classic that always makes me giggle.  One of my favorite lines she repeats is "I looooovve room service too! Oh, and charge it please. Thank you very much." At The Plaza Hotel, there is an entire store dedicated to Eloise. Be sure to take a chic peek! Eloise at The Plaza


City Farm Cafe @ Union Square Park

{ Image via NYEater }
This week, the Parks Department made a decision as to who will take over the Union Square Pavilion restaurant in Union Square Park. A seasonal restaurant called City Farm Cafe will open in the Spring of 2012, and will serve seasonal produce from the Greenmarket. The restaurant will be open from May - October, and in months when it is not open, the pavilion will be available for free educational and recreational classes. The chef is the original chef of the Tribeca Grill, Don Pintabona. City Farm Cafe will surely make a delightful addition to Union Square Park!



Birds as sculptural art add a very British (or even Canadian) feel to any home decorating scheme. Anna Wili Highfield, an artist based in Sydney, Australia, creates the most beautiful sculptures of animals in paper and copper wire. Her work can be found in homes around the world, and has been showcased at Hermes and Anthropologie. Be sure to take a chic peek at Anna Wili Highfield


Off To Explore!

{ Image via This is Glamorous }
Off to explore for the weekend with my husband and puppy ... Happy Weekend! xox



{ Image via This is Glamorous }
I am not a huge cake fan myself ... but look how stunning this icing job is! This post is dedicated to one of my nearest and dearest whose bridal shower is this eve back home. Wishing I was there honey D. xoxo


May Madness - NYC Sample Sales

One of the best and most dangerous things about living in New York is the access to incredible sample sales. Having worked on the wholesale fashion side, I find it very difficult to cough up full retail! And why should you? So I thought I would share the May Madness with you ... should you be in the City, or just feel like dreaming.

May's Madness (via DailyCandy)

What: Rachel Roy
Why: Current-season crochet dresses ($295, reg. $695), tanks ($95, reg. $225), azure swing skirts ($150, reg. $425), mineral-print jackets ($165, reg. $445), and cargo pants ($150, reg. $375).
When: Today-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 261 W. 36th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 2nd flr.

What: Norma Kamali
Why: Sexy retro swimsuits and cat-eye sunnies for under $100, plus goodie bags, karaoke, and free snacks.
When: Thurs., 5-9 p.m.
Where: 11 W. 56th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves. R.S.V.P. to

What: Madeline Weinrib
Why: Ikat and block-print pillows, carpets, fabrics, and more at 40-70 percent off.
When: Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., Sat. & Mon., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: ABC Carpet & Home, 881 Broadway, at 19th St. (212-473-3000 ext. 3780).

What: Posh Sale Benefiting Lighthouse International
Why: Gently worn vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Hermès, Lanvin, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, YSL, and more.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves.

What: Nanette Lepore
Why: Cheeky separates for $95, dresses for $145, and outerwear from $195.
When: Tues.-May 19, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 225 W. 35th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 4th flr. (212-594-0012).

What: Yigal Azrouël
Why: Ready-to-wear dresses from $375, tops from $150, pants from $110, and men’s clothing from $70.
When: Tues.-May 19. Daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 225 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 5th flr.

What: Bird Closet Sale
Why: Gems from owner Jennifer Mankins’s personal collection (Rachel Comey, Isabel Marant, Dries Van Noten, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tsumori Chisato), plus 20 percent off current full-price merch.
When: May 18, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 220 Smith St., at Butler St., Cobble Hill (718-797-3774).

What: Lela Rose
Why: Ready-to-wear blouses, dresses, and skirts are 50-80 percent off.
When: May 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 19 & 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 224 W. 30th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 14th flr. (212-947-9204 ext. 14).

What: Ali Ro
Why: Up to 70 percent off feminine dresses and jackets.
When: May 18-20. Wed., noon-5:30 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 530 Seventh Ave., b/t 38th & 39th Sts., 14th flr.

What: Derek Lam
Why: Dresses marked down to $395, trenches for $275, and blazers for $295.
When: May 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; May 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 10 Crosby St., b/t Howard & Grand Sts., 3rd flr.

What: Tibi
Why: Resort and early spring beaded silk dresses and cotton shifts are 40-70 percent off.
When: May 24-26. Tues., noon-7 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 348 W. 36th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves. (212-290-5306).

What: Tracy Reese
Why: Cheerful printed spring dresses for $30-$50.
When: May 24 & 25, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: 264 W. 40th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 801.


Must Have

{Images via KWID}
As you may have read in an older post, I am quite smitten with KWID. Kelly Wearstler's ready-to-wear collection was showcased in the May issue of Vogue, and the shots above are a behind the scenes vantage point of the shoot. These turquoise pants are on my must have list. They remind me of being pool or ocean-side. Take a chic peek at KWID


Matisse Exhibit @ New York's Jewish Museum

{Image via Flickr}
With 51 beautiful works, New York's Jewish Museum is featuring Matisse and other Modern Masters, from May 6th through September 25th. Henri Matisse is one of my personal all time favorite artists; his line drawings are simple and stunning. Take a chic peek at The Jewish Museum.


Lanvin for Tots!

{Image via Second City Fashion }
Lanvin's Alber Elbaz has designed a kids collection for little girls from the ages of 4-10. Surely the fabrics and finishes will make it an extremely expensive introductory line, but what a lovely idea! It will be interesting to see how well this super luxury collection does in the kid's market. Little works of art, no doubt. I can't wait to see them in stores in Spring 2012!


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