Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I'm sure you've heard the expression a picture's worth a thousand words. It's been a whole week since I last posted, but instead of writing one long piece, I've decided to trade in the words with a few fun photos. Enjoy!
It's Bread Baking Baby! Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing, and Starbucks has changed its menu to include Pumpkin Spice Lattes. That can only mean one thing...it's back to the kitchen for me. For Sunday's 11t Floor program it was all about the carb overload. I made banana bread, gluten-free banana bread, chocolate buttermilk bread, and a pizza crust baguette.
Cat Got Your Tongue? As I was walking the streets of NYC, I came across a store where every product is emblazoned with the face of Hello Kitty. From posters and PJs to neck rest and luggage, our favorite furry friend couldn't be missed.
I Scream for Ice Cream! Cold Stone's cake batter ice cream drizzled with caramel and mashed Reese's peanut cups sounds like a perfect dinner to me. So much for trying to be healthy, but at least I had carrot sticks and celery for lunch.
I Have Such Sweet Friends! After my trip to Cold Stone, it was back to Lafayette. I went to my staff mailbox and discovered the most adorable dish towel with a sweet note from my friends. I've had such a rough week, and just seeing how much they care instantly melts away some of the stress.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I've discovered the best tension relieving technique…bread baking.
Between the Chicago Teachers Strike and the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, yesterday's early morning NBC shift was four straight hours of updating galleries and pulling videos. Add to it 150 pages of reading and a way too long journalism class, and you've found the equation for my typical freakout. But, yesterday I traded in my Manic Monday for some good old fashion carbs.
In an effort to ease their transition to NYU, 80 Laf hosted a pizza making session specifically for new students at Le Pain Quotidien. Being the amateur baker that I am, of course I volunteered to go too.
With just four simple ingredients-bread flour, water, salt, and yeast-we made our pizza dough. Just like the chef from my favorite pizzeria, I kneaded the crust and attempted to toss it in the air. Add to it the homemade tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, diced red peppers, and favorable artichoke hearts and you've got my delicious dinner.
|And, the best part is I brought home enough dough to make four more pizzas; |
it looks like I know what I'll be eating for dinner the rest of this week!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
It's one of the biggest weeks of fashion, so of course I've been spending my time in Lincoln Center. No, I'm not attending the shows, but I am checking out the daring designer duds your not-so-average fashionistas are wearing. Here are a few of the best looks, minus the runway.
|So chic! The neutral dress and sky high heels create an effortless look that I'd love to mimic. |
Plus, I feel like she's channeling the Anna Wintour look with the oversized shades and shoulder-length, straight bob.
|I love this look because it reminds me of an updated Dorothy look. |
With her ruby red slippers, gingham top, and wicker basket complete with fresh pedals, how can you not love this look?
|I'm not quite sure what the pattern's called, but it's certainly show stopping. |
And the blue hairs, well it creates quite the statement.
|My hat goes off to this fashiongoer.|
|So many polkadots, yet somehow it works! Plus, the perfect updo finishes off the look.|
| These designers-in-training have the perfect accessory.|
Nothing completes a stylish outfit quite like a coffee from Starbucks.
Friday, September 7, 2012
|Rollerena, "The Queen of Studio 54," didn't disappoint |
when it came to dressing for the stylish affairs.
The fashionista-studded event kicked off with an appearance from Oscar de la Renta, who launched his new Essential Luxuries fragrance collection last night. And, cocktail dress designer Erin Fetherstone made camp on the fourth floor, co-hosting a bang trimming session with hair stylist Edward Tricomi. The fashionable lady says "hair is such an important part of the whole look," and she wanted to give her clients "the whole package" during FNO. There was even an appearance from fashion royalty Anna Wintour who signed copies of the latest September issue, and Fern Mallis broadcast her Siriux XM program live from the lux department store. Even the Blue Man Group made made an appearance.
|It looks like this DJ lost control once their performance began.|
But to me the greatest part of the evening came when I got to interview Knick's forward/center Amare Stoudemire. For the 6'10" pro baller, dressing well has always been important. " My mom was the first to introduce me to fashion," he said, "I grew up watching her style." As for the one fashion item he can't live without, well Stoudemire named "a fresh pair of kicks." Donned in a Calvin Klein jacket and Tom Ford shoes, he also said George Clooney's his style icon.
Want to see my complete coverage? Then, check out this Thread NY post!