Women talk…

I uptalk.  Deal with it.  What have you been told about the way you talk?


The Design Process

A funny thing happened at work today.  If you work in marketing, advertising, or graphic design, you’ll appreciate this video.  After breaking the news to our graphic designer that we needed to make “an additional tweak” to a piece of marketing collateral for the gazillionth time, I was reminded of this video that pokes fun at marketers (guilty as charged) and the design process.  It’s an oldie, but a goodie.  Enjoy!

73 Questions with Anna Wintour

Have you seen this video?  It’s part of a Vogue interview series.  Anna Wintour answers 73 question, rapid-fire style.  Others have done it before her (SJP, Olivia Munn, etc.), but there’s something unique about her interview that’s mesmerizing to me.  Perhaps it’s my love of The Devil Wears Prada, her poise, her accent, or simply her mystique?   Whatever it is, even if you’re not a Vogue devotee, it’s 5:42 well spent!  Enjoy!

Will travel for food…

Photo via Bon Appétit

It’s no secret that I love to travel, and when I do travel somewhere, it’s usually because of the food!  I have a weakness for Spanish tapas, but I’ll eat just about anything!  A real bonus when traveling is when your hotel can also feed you well!  Bon Appétit just released their 2014 list of Food Lover’s Hotels.  Check it out here.  Now, where should we go first and who’s coming with me?

What’s your favorite foodie hotel?

New twist on an old classic


In the summertime is there anything better than an ice cream sandwich?  What if the “sandwich” was a doughnut?!  I know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t you think to try this sooner!  Stop what you’re doing, run out right now, pick up some of your favorite doughnuts and ice cream and make this delicious treat right now!

Earlier this morning I stopped by Federal Donuts and scooped up a few of their famous “fancy” doughnuts.  My favorite is the Blueberry Mascarpone (pictured), which I carefully sliced and filled with a heaping scoop of Moose Tracks ice cream.  What a way to celebrate Hump Day!

What’s your favorite twist on an old classic?


Best ever avocado toast

If you haven’t jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon yet, then you’re missing out!  Some foods are so simple, so easy that, they just don’t get the attention they deserve.  Avocado toast deserves a billboard in Times Square.  It’s really just smashed avocado with a few simple ingredients on top of a piece of toast.  Simple, right?  But when you take one bite into it you realize it is so much more than that.  Plus, I’ve jazzed mine up with a few extras to make it even more special.  It’s silky, rich and delicious – perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quick snack.  Here’s how I made mine.

Ingredients //
Juice from half a lemon
Rustic bread
Red pepper flakes
Cherry tomatoes, sliced
Goat cheese, crumbled
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions //
Slice an avocado in half and remove the pit.  Scoop the avocado into a bowl and add the juice from half a lemon. Using a fork, smash the avocado until just slightly chunky.  Season with salt and pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Spread the avocado mixture on top of a piece of toasted, rustic bread and garnish with thinly sliced cherry tomatoes, goat cheese crumbles, a sprinkle of cilantro and a drizzle of really good extra virgin olive oil.

Oh, and did I mention, you can top it with an egg for an even more sinful snack?!



Friday five



1.  A look at the dynamic duo behind BaubleBar // Elle

2.  Why heirloom tomatoes are real tomatoes // Huffington Post

3.  Tory Burch for Fitbit?  Yes please! // Fitbit

4.  “First thing’s first, I’m the realest, realest, drop this and let the whole world feel it.” – Iggy Azalea // Passive Juice Motel

5.  An online store dedicated to chic packaging for the hostess with the mostess // Garnish

Have a great weekend!