Green Market Roasted Beet Salad

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I try and frequent our local Union Square Green Market at least once every other week to pick up organic fruits, veggies and flowers. One of my current veggie obsessions are beets. They are delicious roasted atop a simple salad, cheese and a fresh vinaigrette - one of the best renderings I have enjoyed is at ABC Kitchen. I found the below recipe on Kelly Wearstler's blog and had to share.

Roasted Beets
10- 12 small beets
4 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
8 oz. delicious goat cheese
Olive Oil
Corse salt & freshly ground pepper
Fresh thyme, or any fresh herbs you like

Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash the beets well, remove greens and place in an oven-proof dish with garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme. Cover with foil and roast for about 25 minutes, or until you can easily slice a knife through the beet. When the beets are cool enough to handle, peel and slice into wedges. Toss beets with your favorite greens, fresh herbs, goat cheese and vinaigrette.

½ cup really good olive oil
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
½ tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon

Mix shallots, Dijon, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil until mixed well.

Beet It!


Summertime Sparklers

Lapis blue skies and Kelly green grass are two of my favorite colors, and when used together always exude summertime glamor. Add diamonds for instant glam. Irene Neuwirth, a California jeweler, is making waves with her first ever diamond collection. The above beach chic mint chrysoprase, turquoise and diamond earrings are available at Barneys New York for $28,000. I do believe it's now time for this little lady to buy a lotto ticket ...


The High Line

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The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s, to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan's streets. The High Line is open as a public park, owned by the City of New York and operated by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. When all sections are complete, the High Line will be a mile-and-a-half-long elevated park, running through the West Side neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen. The High Line now runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line opened to the public on June 9, 2009, and runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street. Section 2, between West 20th and West 30th Streets, just opened on June 8, 2011. A party celebrating the summer will be thrown on June 28th. The Lot is a public art, free events and family gathering space on 30th Street. Absolutely take a chic walk! The High Line


TANE organics - annual sample sale!

once a year, TANE hosts our annual sample sale for our friends and family. it is your chance to meet the TANE team and to stock up on pieces from all collections. some samples are unique and almost all items are at least 75% off retail.
please join us on thursday, june 30th
12pm - 7pm
1123 broadway suite 812
sizes: newborn - 12 months
~ cash only ~

find us on facebook & twitter for more details
rsvp to by june 28th 
for a chance to win a gift bag worth over $100!
please feel free to pass along this invitation
we look forward to seeing you!



The little town of Montauk aka "The End" (as it's at the very tip of Long Island) is beautiful, even when the weather is not agreeable. The above are images of The Surf Lodge, the town of Montauk and Lobster Roll restaurant aka Lunch on the Montauk Highway. The beach and sand dunes are unreal. Take a chic peek and visit!


Happy Birthday Honey!

Happy Birthday (on Sunday) to my best friend and husband ... we are off to celebrate for the weekend in the Hamptons! xo


Whimsical Watercolor

{ Images from Caitlin McGauley }
Artist Caitlin McGauley lives and works in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, where a typical day might include dreaming, painting or researching for inspiration. Previously, she worked as a textile designer for Ralph Lauren Home before striking out on her own in 2011. She finds inspiration in everything from quirky colors, fabrics, people, bakeries ... visual eye catchers that prompt her to jot down what she sees. Take a chic peek at this wonderfully talented local artist! Caitlin McGauley


Anorak Kissing Animals

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Anorak is a specialist in style driven, durable outdoor products such as travel, camping and garden accessories. This British company makes the most darling sleeping bags for kids. Why shouldn't kids have stylish sleeping bags? I want one for myself! Take a chic peek at Anorak.


Rock Candy

{ Images via Bergdorf's Blog }
Yesterday at Bergdorf's, we spotted the beautiful Sofia Vergara browsing the same jewels as us. Their jewelry buyers sure do a phenomenal job. I am really into organic looking jewelry with sparkle ... let's call it rock candy! Here are a few of my faves from yesterday (from top to bottom: Ippolita, Emily and Ashley, Jamie Joseph and Lorraine Schwartz. Take a chic peek at Bergdorf Goodman.


Brilliant Birreria

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Birreria, the restaurant and beer garden atop Eataly (Mario Batali's food emporium in the Flatiron District of NYC) opens today officially! Apparently it can fit 200 people, will be open rain or shine and will have both beer and wine on tap. Hurray for rooftop madness ... the answer to a patio craving in a city of vertical living. Take a chic peek at Eataly. Happy Weekend!!!


Kate Lewis

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A native of Chicago, Kate Lewis' paintings of interiors shine with shabby chic charm. Her influences include her family and their Victorian home, decorating blogs, magazines and window displays. The subjects in her beautiful works vary from a large, airy bedroom with abstract warm details to a focused piece of a bunch of poppies. I would love to have a few of these in my apartment - they exude the warmth of my family's home. Take a chic peek at Kate Lewis.


Public Art

One of my favorite aspects of living in New York, is knowing that I can find something incredible and surprising around almost every corner. Public art installations always take my breath away, particularly the above girl's head by Jaume Plensa which depicts a nine year old girl from Barcelona lost in thought and dreams. The photo I took of it above does it no justice, you have to go take a peek at Mad Sq Pk. The other sculpture is of a graffiti art treated larger than life French Bulldog outside the New York Palace by Julien Marinetti. Need I say more, it's a Frenchie after all! More on Doggy John here.


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