August 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
So there’s a bunch of new restos that just opened in Pittsburgh, including Station in Bloomfield.
I was lucky enough to go to a soft-opening party a few weeks back and try some of the items, including a delicious and salty savory bread pudding, some of the best wings and a crazy good popcorn panna cotta.
If you want to know more, you can read my full review at KDKA.com.
August 24, 2015 § 1 Comment
OK, last winter I was really inspired by the blog Un-Fancy. On the blog, Caroline chronicles her outfits/experience/etc. with a capsule wardrobe. You can read more about it here, but in short: it’s a 37-piece wardrobe that includes clothes and shoes. Purses, jewelry and other accessories are their own thing, but are kind of expected to be fairly minimal as well.
Last winter, as I said, I was inspired. Apparently not inspired enough to actually do it, though! Really more like disorganized. So this time I’m organized and ready to do it for real. I have most of the things to complete my final wardrobe, just need to get a couple pieces in the next month.
And since I’m worried about the weather changes, I’m just going to do a two-month fall capsule wardrobe through September and October. I’m afraid December might be too cold and will need different pieces.
With that in mind, above are the shirts I plan to wear (a few of the ones pictured aren’t the actual one I have, since they’re older, etc. and I couldn’t find a pic online. But you get the idea).
August 23, 2015 § Leave a comment
After a long hiatus and lots of wishy washy-ness, I’m ready to jump back into blogging.
I’m really excited to share my food blogging here, as well as *actually* doing and documenting a capsule wardrobe (I kind of tried and gave up really easy last season) and some of the fun things I’m eating/making — including dabbling in Whole 30. Woo!
What have you been up to?
(Photo is the carousel at Kennywood. It doesn’t have anything to do with anything, just liked it.)
April 8, 2014 § 1 Comment
Remember me? I’ve been focusing lately on my food blog at work. I love writing about food, but just wanted to get back in the habit of blogging more in general, so hello again!
I’m so happy winter is just about over. Hopefully I can find a good deal on a bike and spend more of my time this spring/summer/fall on two wheels. Biking and blogging, that’s my plan!
Hopefully I’ll be posting more regularly again, so stay tuned!
(Photo of the most delicious latte I have ever had here)
April 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
I have been dead to the world … according to this blog for many moons now, but I’m here again! Life has been hectic and crazy and wonderful and exciting in the last many months — and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
In the meantime, I’m longing for spring. I once thought the snow was magical, but I now want to wear sandals and see green leafy things all around me.
How have you been? Leave a comment and catch me up!
For tomorrow, I will take you on a tour of my new place! So excited to share :)
October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
Being on the East Coast for fall is a beautiful thing. I still can’t believe how surreal and vibrant all of the changing leaves look.
I recently got some more film developed from my cheap, thrift-store camera. Among the photos were these fall captures.
Just wanted to share them. Enjoy.
October 23, 2012 § 3 Comments
The beach at Ft. Zachary Taylor
Hemingway’s living room at his Key West home
A cool mint green bug and one of the thousands of roosters on the island
The view from Hemingway’s studio (fun fact: he did a large part of his writing standing up because of uncomfortable shrapnel left in his leg after being shot while in the Red Cross)
Smathers beach, where my cousin and his new wife got married
A cool window display at the Miami Airport (there’s also tropical sounds playing when you walk through this room)
Lastly, the coolest photo I’ve ever taken
I truly had such a good time in Key West last week! It was just as beautiful as I expected and I spent a lot of time swimming in the clearest, warmest and most beautiful ocean water I’ve ever seen.
Cars are allowed on the island, but all the tourists rent Vespas and little electric cars and zoom around the island. If I ever go back, I’m definitely renting a Vespa for my stay!
There were tons of great restaurants and bars on Key West too. I had no idea, but I guess the island’s known for Duvall Street, which is just filled with bars and craziness and no open container laws — pretty much what I imagine Bourbon Street in New Orleans to be like. One bar was “clothing optional.”
Probably one of the best parts of my trip, though, was getting to fly first class. Something happened with my original plane and after everyone had boarded and waited on the tarmac for an hour, we all had to get off and rebook our flights. I used the Delta app on my phone and it was the easiest thing, plus they bumped me up to first class! I had never, ever flown first class before and it was so much fun. They pump you full of candy and treats and serve you drinks in real glasses! Not only that, but the seats can fit your entire posterior and you have actual leg room. It was so exciting that I forgot how much I dread flying/it terrifies me without getting drunk at the airport bar! I totally recommend it.
Everything was wonderful, but unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of Miami when I was on my trip. That will remain for another time — but I did get to finally try Shake Shack in Miami! Those burgers are ridiculous, some of the best I’ve ever had!
October 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
I have been so busy lately, and it looks like the fun won’t stop anytime soon!
Last week, one of my oldest friends came to the Burgh for a visit. I was so excited to have my first visitor over here and showed him around to a bunch of my favorite spots, but I also got to try some new things.
Probably one of the best parts of his trip was spending the day in Cleveland. I had been once before and had a great time (eating lamb hearts with Emeril!) and this visit was just as fun.
We stopped by for a tour of the “A Christmas Story ” house, which is so fun. But, we also got to go through the West Side Market, which is bustling with shoppers and filled the most amazing food. I ate a jambon and brie crepe and a cherry, chocolate cupcake. Mmm.
I couldn’t get over how beautiful the brick work was and the building in nearly 100 years old.
Cleveland really is a cool town too. There’s good food, good people and a lot of pride for the city.
September 24, 2012 § 3 Comments
This is my favorite little trick and I thought I’d share it since I’ve been using this a lot lately: a homemade sugar scrub.
It’s truly the easiest thing.
There isn’t even a list of steps, all you have to do is mix honey and sugar, then rub it around on your face! (I used to use brown sugar, but we ran out so I’ve just been using plain old granulated sugar and I can’t tell a difference.)
It’s especially nice as a lip scrub and if you accidentally get a little in your mouth, it tastes yum. Lately my lips have been insanely dry to the point of peeling and this gets off all that dead, dry skin.
And in the winter, if your skin tends to get drier with the weather change, it’s amazing on your face a couple times a week.
Let me know if you try it!