Yotel New York


The UK based YOTEL was designed to be a different kind of hotel ever experienced before by travelers. This past June, YOTEL opened its first hotel in the US. This huge, full-service hotel hopes to sell its 650+ tiny but stylish rooms at great prices. It's located just a few blocks west of Times Square on 10th Avenue at 42nd Street. It does not have glitz and glam of many other NYC hotels ... but then YOTEL is a pod style hotel which isn't trying to be The Plaza! Take a chic peek YOTEL


Lovely Lacquers

{ Images via The Beauty Look Book }
Recently while shopping at Bloomies I met two lovely sisters (Ange + Vernice Walker) who were offering complimentary manicures with their gorgeous line of nail polish, aptly called Rococo Nail Apparel. The duo designed the nails for all models at the Roland Mouret Fall 2011 runway show during Paris Fashion Week, debuting their ‘Nude Wardrobe’ collection which is exclusively at Space NK. Celebrity fans of Rococo include Agyness Deyn, Lizzy Jagger, Alexa Chung, Nicki Minaj, Kim Cattrall and the list goes on. A few of my fave shades designed by these Londoners are Nude Wardrobe, C-Cup (Kelly Rowland's pick), Psychedelic Rec (Lizzy Jagger's fave), and Runaway. The polishes pack a punch ... do take a chic peek! Rococo Nail Apparel


Derby Dreams

Starting tomorrow you'll be able to enjoy roller-skating right under the High Line, brought to us by UNIQLO. Open until the end of September, the High Line Rink will be one of the only open-air roller-skating venues in Manhattan, with regularly scheduled theme nights and other fun public activities for New Yorkers and visitors of all ages. I heard that admission will be free for the first 500 people (on the first two days) ... a treat from UNIQLO (this girl's favorite spot for jeans.) Image via UNIQLO.


happy weekend

wishing everyone a restful weekend
don't forget to hydrate and stay cool
the sidewalks are reportedly 123 degrees
too hot even for our little frenchie 


Le Petit Dejeuner

I dream of someday having a lovely built in breakfast nook in my kitchen. Regardless of how tiny or grand, breakfast nooks are the perfect way to make extra space in or near your kitchen. A cozy space to read the paper and drink coffee in the morning ... ahhh!


100th Posting!

Well I have somehow managed to make it to my 100th posting! Quite frankly thought I wouldn't make it past a few. 

This blog is a lovely way for me to have the freedom of creative thought ... without pretending to be a writer! 
So thanks for stopping by.
Here's something sweet to enjoy on this hot hot hot hot summer day.
Mojito Popsicles

Make simple syrup: cook 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water over medium low heat until the sugar dissolves.
Puree with 1/3 cup rum, 1/2 cup mint leaves, 1/3 cup lime juice and 1 cup water.
Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until hard (around 8 hours.)
Your ever spritely blogging friend,


I Love Lonny

A few beautiful inspiration boards from my favorite online style magazine's July August issue (a whopping 287 pages!) Enjoy and be sure to take a chic peek at Lonny Mag.


Bill Cunningham New York

{ Image via IFC center }
As Anna Wintour says in the film, "We all get dressed for Bill." Bill Cunningham, New York's cultural anthropologist has been shooting for the New York Times Style section "On The Street" and "Evening Hours" mostly from his Schwinn bicycle for decades. He is a true artist who still lives in Carnegie Hall. (That is unless they managed to evict the last two artists in residence there.) His passion for the eccentricities of New York street style is what he lives and breathes for - he lives amongst every negative he has ever shot (which began in the 1960's) in filing cabinets that surround his single bed. I dare say he is THE original Satorialist. This film will make you fall in love with New York all over again ... help you see things in a new light, and remind you to look for the beauty in everything. Be sure to take a chic peek (if you're looking at this blog, you're interested in a fashionable life ... this is a must see!) Bill Cunningham New York trailer.



{ Image via Racked NY }
A flagship Marimekko store will open on Fifth Avenue right beside Eataly in the Fall. This shop will be the newest store of a whopping 88 stores worldwide. The brand burst to the forefront of the fashion world when Jackie Kennedy wore a Marimekko dress on the cover of a magazine back in the 1960's. Known for their big, bold, mod floral and fruit prints ... this Finnish fashion house's designs are iconic and timeless. Take a chic peek at Marimekko



A beautiful inspiring print from Etsy.
Need I say more?


NY Eater

One of my favorite sources of information on the best restaurants (besides New York Magazine) is NY Eater. Every few months, they publish a list of 38 Essential New York Restaurants. Eating out is my personal sport of choice, especially in a gastronomically bountiful city like this. It's a great list because they include new hot spots as well as classic NY eateries. Not to mention they are the answer to any question that begins with "...can you recommend a restaurant ...." Here is their list for July:

  1. Locanda Verde
  2. Blaue Gans
  3. Oriental Garden Restaurant
  4. Torrisi Italian Specialties
  5. Balaboosta
  6. Balthazar
  7. Raoul's Restaurant
  8. Lupa
  9. Veselka Restaurant
  10. Momofuku Ssam Bar
  11. Minetta Tavern
  12. Spotted Pig
  13. Joseph Leonard
  14. Strip House New York
  15. Casa Mono
  16. La Nacioinal Restaurant
  17. Aldea 
  18. Gramercy Tavern
  19. ABC Kitchen
  20. Esca Restaurant
  21. Sushi Yasuda
  22. Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto
  23. Yakitori Totto
  24. Chin Chin
  25. Le Bibloquet
  26. JG Melon Restaurant
  27. Cascabel Taqueria
  28. Bar Boulud
  29. Gennaro Restaurant
  30. Red Rooster
  31. Roberta's
  32. Fette Sau
  33. Rye
  34. Prime Meats
  35. Al Di La
  36. Mile End Delicatessen
  37. Sripraphai Thai Restaurant
  38. Minanglasi


Polite Pedicures

While there are many dodgy nail bars in New York, there are some fantastic spots too. Polaris is my personal favorite. The wallpaper is a gorgeous floral pattern, it's impeccably clean, quiet, and very spa like without spa prices. For a natural manicure, it's just $12. I love the fact that they offer green tea and a no cell phone environment. Take a chic peek at Polaris Nail + Spa, 10 East 22nd Street in the Flatiron District.


Three things.

1.) Swedish striped pajamas from Hanna Andersson

2.) MYMU espadrilles in lavender and citron

3.) Alexa Pulitzer mouse pad


Dreamy Little Prefab

{ First two images of HELA 1280 via Meka World, the rest are of THOR960 still in development}
This modernist cube house is designed by Meka, a modern luxury housing company. MEKA is an acronyn for modular, environmental, kinetic and assembly. Meka was created by three friends, one a designer, one an architect, and the other a developer, looking to create well designed, alternative dwellings that could be made and sold at affordable prices. Their goal was to produce the most luxurious living spaces with a clean modern sensibility, at super affordable prices. I think this will be the way of the future for my generation ... our answer for a beach or country cabin. Somewhere a little more quaint than the Hamptons or Muskokas, on a tiny plot of land. Take a chic peek at Meka World.


Erin Fetherston's Beautiful Apt

Designer Erin Fetherston's apartment is filled with French flare overlooking the Hudson River. I love her mixture of antique, vintage and ABC Home pieces. The above images are via an LSD Vogue piece.


Red White + Blue

{Images via Teen Vogue + A Punch of Color + Habitually Chic (Jasper Johns painting)}

In honor of Independence Day, here are some inspiring all-American, nautical looks. 

Happy 4th of July!



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