Today I’m extremely excited to be interviewing Emma Myrick of Teaspoon of Nose blog and Etsy shop. Teaspoon of Nose blog is a lifestyle blog featuring posts on travel, recipes, and life. Emma also sells beautiful gold foil frameable quotes, stationery, and party goods at her Teaspoon of Nose Etsy shop. One lucky reader will win a free package of her stationery by entering the giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Clutter … It just seems to build up. In my house, every open surface has magical, magnetic clutter attracting properties. It’s so tempting to just walk in the door and drop a pile of mail on a flat, clean surface or to throw a few pieces of jewelry on top of the dresser when you are getting dressed in a hurry.
Walking into the Naples Botanical Garden, feels like walking into a tropical rain forest, (or at least it fits my imaginary picture of walking into one)! Tall trees covered in vines and foliage dim the light and the air is warm and humid. Colorful flowers hang from the trees or grow in patches on the ground. A wooden bridge crosses a small stream and birds flit around.
Welcome to Part 3 of my Naples, Florida travel guide! Today I’m bringing you dinner recommendations. Read on for reviews of three fantastic spots to spend an evening in Naples, Fl - the bar at Ocean Prime, HobNob Kitchen and Bar, and Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro.
Last week, my husband and I decided to celebrate the coming of Spring by traveling to sunny, south-west Florida. (It helped that my sister’s college graduation happened to coincide!) Now that I’m back in NYC, I’m looking forward to sharing stories of our trip and a Naples, FL travel guide over the next few days!
Now that it's officially summer, I'm in the mood to dress for the season. After a cool rainy Spring, the past couple of weeks in NYC have been extremely warm. Summer has officially arrived! For me, two essential fabrics for summer are seersucker and eyelet.
Today, I’d like to share my version of the popular Mint Julep cocktail. The Mint Julep is a cocktail usually made with a bourbon base, sugar, water, and mint leaves. It’s a popular summer drink and is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby – a famous American horse race that takes place in Kentucky on the first Saturday in May (tomorrow!). I randomly created this version of the cocktail when I didn’t have any sugar or simple syrup (sugar water) handy.
With Spring in full bloom, I want to share my three favorite Spring perfumes. I’m a girl who loves scents. It’s not an exaggeration to say that I have been known to drop in Saks Fifth Ave just to wander around the perfume and cosmetics floor. If I happen to have a totally fruitless day of shopping at one of the big NYC department stores, getting a perfume sample can make it all seem totally worthwhile. My ideal Spring scent is one that mirrors all the wonderful changes that are going on in nature; the fresh air, the light perfume of flowers, lengthening hours of daylight, the promise of warmer weather.
This past Christmas, my husband and I decided to do “small” gifts. My husband is very generous by nature when it comes to gift giving so the decision presented a bit of a challenge for him. I’d definitely give his efforts an A plus, because I couldn’t have been happier with his gift of Sabon Patchouli Lavender Vanilla Body Scrub.
One of the great things about living in Manhattan is that there are amazing restaurants on nearly every block (and sometimes several per block). Last week, my husband and I were both getting home late and not looking forward to having to cook dinner with limited resources in the refrigerator. So, we decided spontaneously to go out to one of his favorite places on the Upper East Side. Unfortunately, that restaurant is so great there were no open tables. Instead of waiting we decided to stroll down the street to see what we would stumble on.
Today’s featured restaurant is a small French bistro in the West Village – Dominique Bistro. I first went to Dominique a couple of years ago with my husband for lunch. At the time, it was called Why Not Bistro. We were impressed with the quality of the food and the setting. Dominique is located on the ground floor of a beautiful, white, five story building with black iron terraces at the corner of Gay Street and Christopher Street.