Archive | February, 2012

Stella McCartney & hard work

27 Feb

You read this The New York Times Magazine piece and walk away thoroughly impressed by the dedication, passion and organization of Stella McCartney’s fashion empire, as well as her home life. That whole “I don’t know how she does it all” certainly comes to mind…but when you peer past the curtain of it all, you realize that prioritizing what matters is the key to making it work.

Stella at work

Stella at work

(Photo via The New York Times Magazine)

Oscar favorite

26 Feb

No shocker here but Gwyneth was absolutely stunning tonight in all-white Tom Ford. The cape was so freaking cool.

Gwyneth, Oscars 2012

Gwyneth, Oscars 2012

(Photo via PopSugar)

Little Serow: Thai worth waiting for

26 Feb

It was my 30th birthday this weekend and in the spirit of a new decade and a desire to try something new, we checked out the new whole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant, Little Serow, a project of Komi chef, Johnny Monis.

We waited 2.5 hours.

Laid back seating at Little Serow

Laid back seating at Little Serow

The good news is that you can put your name down and then they’ll text you 10 minutes out from your seating. And since it’s located below Komi, you’re in a great spot of town so there’s plenty of places to enjoy a drink and a good conversation as you wait.

And I must say it was worth it.

The northern Thai menu changes weekly but the things that remain the same are shared plates spiked with enough spice to make you weep.

Crisp veggies are key (when your mouth is on fire)

Crisp veggies are key (when your mouth is on fire)

There was a mint, lime-infused flash-fried tofu dish that was the best thing I’ve eaten in years. (And I don’t profess a love for tofu)

There was a green shrimp curry adorned with crunchy noodles that I almost drank like it was the nectar of the gods.

And to top it off, a very low key dessert that was absolutely perfect — sticky coconut rice. Delish.

Go. You won’t be disappointed.

(Photos via Washingtonian)

 

An ode to Sunday mornings

26 Feb

In my mind, it may be the best morning of the entire week. If you’ve treated yourself well on Friday and Saturday night you can wake up refreshed, ready for whatever comes your way. If you feel like crap, you have time for eggs, toast and the New York Times — the perfect brunch in my mind.

Valentine's Day

(via I’m Dreaming Out Loud)

Pairing a parka with heels

13 Feb

I would not be able to pull this look off but I’m sure some of you daring souls out there can, will and have.

(H/t Le Fashion)

Boat shoes in the city

13 Feb

I’ve never owned a pair of boat shoes. They strike me as a bit out of place in the big city and better suited for the memory they conjure up — Southern men in khaki shorts, popped polo shirts and croakies. But these look pretty cute and totally comfy for city walks.

Boat shoes by Madewell

Boat shoes by Madewell

(via Madewell)

Anna Wintour on the street

12 Feb

Can’t you almost feel how soft her coat is? Of course it’s real, and you are totally within your right to think it’s awful to wear real fur. I have no comment on the matter. I am self-admittedly more focused on the superficial here and that is one gorgeous frock.

Anna, may I borrow your coat?

Anna, may I borrow your coat?

(Photo via JAK & JIL)

Social media explained

12 Feb

This has been making the rounds because, well, it’s brilliant.

Your guide to social media

Your guide to social media

(Photo via Douglas Wray)

Thai massage workshop on 14th St

12 Feb

I have to put in a plug for Yoga District for putting together a fabulous thai yoga massage workshop for couples and friends (and a big thanks to my friend, Roni, for recommending it). My husband and I went with an open mind, not knowing quite what to expect, and turned out running into people we know and loving the experience. The workshop includes powerful bodywork, meditative breathing and acupressure massage — all done hand in hand with your loved one. It’s a truly awesome way to spend two hours on the weekend.

Yoga District, 14th & T St NW

Yoga District, 14th & T St NW

Gracy, the instructor, also teaches restorative yoga on Friday nights at Quiet Mind. She’s thoughtful, attentive and inspiring. Keep an eye out on Yoga District’s website for more similar classes. I hear that Flow Yoga next to Whole Foods on P St NW offers thai massage as well.

Nick DeWolf photos

6 Feb
Nick DeWolf, photographer

Nick DeWolf, photographer

Nick DeWolfSome people have day jobs and do incredible things on the side. Nick DeWolf, the photographer-by-hobby was one of them.

(Photos via Nick’s Flickr Photostream; Thanks to A Continuous Lean for the heads up)

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