September 20, 2011

This week why don't you ...


Fall will officially begin on Friday, but Fall weather has already arrived here in NYC. While many people are mourning Summer's departure, I'm ecstatic. This is by far my favorite season ... mainly for the fashion, but also because I won't be a hot, sweaty mess when I get out of the subway. I also feel more inspired to get out and do something, like one of these events happening this week:

  • Eat: 80% of the local farmers who supply NYC greenmarkets were adversely affected by Hurrican Irene, with 10% of them reporting a loss of 70 to 100% of their harvest. Chefs and restaurants around the city will participate in Dine Out Irene on Sept 25th, donating 10% of that day's sales to aid those farmers. You can reserve a table can via
  • Do: The Feast of San Gennaro is an annual MUST do in NYC. Take to the streets of Little Italy now through September 25th for entertainment, yummy Italian street food and of course the annual cannoli eating contest.

Have any additions for this list? Tell me in the comments!

This week why don't you is a weekly s+s feature spotlighting culture, entertainment and local NYC events/businesses you should see, hear, shop, eat or do. If you have an item you would like included in this list please send an email to for review.

September 14, 2011

Inspired by ... NYFW Street Style Looks

Like every fashionable girl, I've been glued to my computer/iPhone absorbing all the information I possibly can regarding New York Fashion Week. I pretty much love everything about NYFW - the excitement of the runway shows, the discovery of a new talent and the impeccable style of the fashion mavens attending the shows. The looks off the runway are just as fascinating as the Spring/Summer 2012 collections being shown in the tents, perhaps more so since you can actually buy/wear them right now. Here are some of the street style looks I'm loving from the ladies at the tents:

Eva Chen - Beauty Director, Teen Vogue
{via Vogue}

Lisa Marie McComb - Stylist, Visual Therapy
{via The Cut}

Caroline Cissa - Executive Fashion Director, TANK
{via The Cut}

Amanda Weiner - Senior Fashion Editor, GOTHAM
{via The Cut}

Taylor Sterling - Founder, Glitter Guide
{via The Cut}

Joan Smalls - Model
{via Harper's Bazaar}

Katie Ciepluch and Morgan Wendelborn - Shopbop
{via Harper's Bazaar}
{via Vogue}

{via Vogue}

What have been some of your favorite street style looks from this season?

September 13, 2011

This week why don't you ...

GOODNESS pop-up restaurant housed at Ed's Chowder House on the Upper West Side
Photo Credit: Abe Shaw

If you didn't realize we're in the midst of New York Fashion Week then I might have to take your pulse. Throughout the week fashion devotees will be traipsing all over town viewing Spring/Summer 2012 fashions from top brands and up & coming designers. If you're not able to catch a cab in Manhattan, this is why. Here are some fashionable NYC happenings to add to your calendar for the week if you're not heading to the tents or need a place to escape the madness:

  • Eat: Full service NYFW pop-up restaurant GOODNESS from Lancome model Elettra Wiedemann, which features locally sourced, healthy appetizers, entrees and desserts prepared by a few of NYC's top chefs. GOODNESS is open daily from 7am - 3pm for breakfast in the space typically used by Ed's Chowder House, directly across the street from the tents at Lincoln Center, through Sept 14th. Featured chefs include Nick Wilbur of Fat Radish, Christopher Randell of Whitehall, Rob Newton of Seersucker and Ed Brown of Ed's Chowder House. Reservations can be made via the GOODNESS website or Gilt City.
  • Do: Travel out to the Long Island wine country for Food & Wine's Harvest East End Festival Tasting on Saturday, Sept 17th. Join East End wineries, restaurants, farmers and food artisans in celebrating all things wine and food from the area - taste wine from 28 different local winemakers and eat locally sourced dishes from 18 different East End restaurants. Tickets are $125 and benefit three local East End charities. 

Have any additions for this list? Tell me in the comments!

This week why don't you is a weekly s+s feature spotlighting culture, entertainment and local NYC events/businesses you should see, hear, shop, eat or do. If you have an item you would like included in this list please send an email to for review.

September 2, 2011

Words of Wisdom


As we all head out  to take advantage of the last official weekend of Summer, remember that every day is a celebration and the fun doesn't end on Tuesday.

 - neahle ize`

PS: I'll be back to my regular posting schedule next week. Just in time for Fashion Week!

August 30, 2011

Style Moments | Ciara in NYC, August 2011

Ciara exiting her hotel in New York City over the weekend (pre-Irene obviously.)

Photo Credit:

Ciara's style doesn't typically catch my eye, but this look is so pitch perfect that I had to anoint it an s+s Style Moment. This was selected as's Look of the Day on August 27th and I couldn't agree more ... in an Equipment blouse, Rag & Bone leather leggings, Christian Louboutin heels and a Givenchy bag, Ciara is the epitome of effortless chic.

Her subtle yet luxe accessories - hoop earrings, slightly oversized watch, and statement shades - are just right for her casual look. And don't let me get started on her hair! I love the soft waves and the bold blonde highlights (this picture is coming with me this weekend to Ted Gibson.)

What do you think dolls? Is it a worthy Style Moment? Tell me in the comments!

August 26, 2011

Lust of the Week | DANNIJO Court Pendant Necklace

Photo Credit: DANNIJO

Reading my daily email from WHOWHATWEAR on Tuesday introduced me to the fabulous Court pendant necklace from ultra stylish jewelry brand DANNIJO. As soon as I saw it I immediately knew it would be my lust of the week.

The handmade pendant is shown in onyx, magenta and clear Swarovski stones (it also comes in deep umber, fiery orange opal and clear stone) and is a beautiful yet understated accessory. I can see this working extremely well with a menswear inspired outfit, which is why it first caught my eye.

The pendant retails for $320 and can be purchased via the DANNIJO website. If you're looking for a less expensive option, Ann Taylor has a few versions of their own that are just as stylish and have price tags well under $100.

August 24, 2011

This woman's work ...

Photo Credit: Habitually Chic

Hi dollface! I'm in the middle of a very busy period at work so unfortunately posts will be limited. Don't worry, I'll be back to my regularly scheduled posting routine after Labor Day. In the meantime you can always follow me on tumblr where I share chic moments from my daily life or on Pinterest to see what's inspiring me today.

Hope you're taking the time to enjoy the absolutely amazing weather we're having in New York City this week. I so wish I was on vacation so that I could spend all my time outside. I'd love to hear what you're up to so please tell me in the comments!

- neahle ize`

August 22, 2011

This week why don't you ...

'This week why don't you' is a weekly s+s feature spotlighting culture, entertainment and local NYC events/businesses you should see, hear, shop, eat or do. If you have an item you would like included in this list please send an email to for review.

Dekalb Market Shops in Fort Greene, Brooykln
Photo Credit: Trendpool

It's the last full week of August and it'll be Fall before you know it. Take time this week to enjoy some last minute summer activities before the temperatures begin to drop.

Have any additions for this list? Tell me in the comments!

August 19, 2011

Words of Wisdom

via Everything Fab

This weekend get out and live life ... explore a new neighborhood, do something you always dreamed of doing, discover something you never knew was there. The couch will still be there tomorrow. :)

- neahle ize`

August 18, 2011

Lust of the Week | Sam Edelman Alvin Slipper Flats in Leopard

I went shopping with my sister on Tuesday at Bloomingdale's in SOHO. Neither of us can pass up a sale so first stop was the shoe department for the end of season sale (scored an amazing deal on two pairs of sandals and will share those later.) Fall shoes were already on display and we couldn't help but plan some future purchases. Both of us adored these Sam Edelman Alvin Smoking Slipper Flats - I went for the leopard print and she loved an all gray snakeskin. Can't stop thinking about (and planning outfits for) this shoe, which means I have to take a trip back to Bloomies to pick them up asap. Can't wait to pair them with these red skinnies from ASOS Curve.

What do you think dolls, chic or not? Tell me in the comments!

August 17, 2011

Inspired by ... The Cocktail Cart Cache

Photo Credit: Atlanta Home & Lifestyle

By now I certain you're all aware of my obsession with bar carts. Now that I've found the perfect cart for my apartment, I need to determine my ideal setup. I know I'll be using my vintage Dorothy Thorpe glasses and a round sliver tray I purchased from CB2, but what else? Once again Society Social has come to my rescue thanks to their Cocktail Cart Cache board on Pinterest. Roxy, founder of Society Social, is seriously trying to start a cocktail cart movement and I'm completely on board.

Photo Credit: Ivy & Piper

Photo Credit: High Gloss Magazine

Photo Credit: Lonny

Photo Credit: Just Say Maux

Photo Credit: Desire to Inspire

August 16, 2011

Reading List | Stylish Living Guide Books

As evidenced by this blog, I truly believe that Style is a way of life. Some women are lucky enough to have been born with the "chic" gene ... I am not one of those women. I have to work at crafting my stylish life and rely on expert advice to help make the best decisions for me (and inspire posts for this blog.) Most of this advice comes from books written about living in style and I wanted to share my favorites with you. So here is a list of my favorite books for guiding and inspiring a life of style, all of which are actually on my bookshelf:

Beautylicious!: The Black Girl's Guide to the Fabulous Life| one of my favorite books, and provides guidance on everything from hair care to self esteem for the fabulous black girl

In Style Style 101: What Every Stylish Woman Should Know| tons of tips on beauty, fashion, home decor and entertaining

The Bombshell Manual of Style| if you ever dreamed of being Marilyn Monroe or Ava Gardner, this book teaches you how

In Style: Instant Style (Your Season-By-Season Guide for Work and Weekend) | no trends or gimmicks just great tips for building an ideal wardrobe for every season

Do you have any books that must be added to this list? Let me know in the comments!

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August 15, 2011

This week why don't you ...

'This week why don't you' is a weekly s+s feature spotlighting culture, entertainment and local NYC events/businesses you should see, hear, shop, eat or do. If you have an item you would like included in this list please send an email to for review.

Bird boutique in Cobble Hill Brooklyn
Photo Credit: PaperMag

It's going to be a rainy week here in New York and we've already hit record rainfall. I prefer to avoid looking like a wet, muddy mess so this week's list of happenings is focused on what you can do indoors. 

  • See: The season premiere of What Not to Wear tomorrow night (August 16th) on TLC at 9pm (I love Stacy and Clinton)
  • Do: Start planning your Fashion's Night Out itinerary by visiting the just launched site.
  • Eat: Seasonal ice cream flavors made by local experts at New Amsterdam Market at the South Street Seaport on Sunday August 21st (a covered outdoor market so it counts!)
  • Shop: The end of summer sale at Brooklyn boutique Bird (all locations) where you can find Rachel Comey blouses and Current/Elliot denim for up to 75% off. Sale ends on Aug 24th

Have any events to add to this list? Let me know in the comments!

August 12, 2011

Words of Wisdom

As you countdown the hours to freedom from the office, remember this:

{via Wild & Precious}

You already have everything in you to achieve the dream, you just have to do it! Use this weekend to take the first step. That's what I did and I'm not looking back.

- neahle ize`

August 11, 2011

Lust of the Week | Society Social Stanton Bar Cart

I have been obsessing over bar carts. Seriously. Every other photo on the Pinterest board for my apartment is a picture of a bar cart or some form of bar vignette. I've been searching for a stylish and affordable option for my apartment for a couple of months now with no luck. Enter Society Social and their Stanton Bar Cart.

Photo Credit: The Glitter Guide

Society Social is a new line of home goods dedicated to the celebration of life and the joy of entertaining at home. They're goal is to provide products that help us girls "live sparkly." The line includes several options for bar carts in varying colors, but the Stanton is so my cup of tea and would be the perfect addition to my living room.

I know I'll be one of the first to visit Society Social's website next week to purchase the Stanton Bar Cart. You can view the company's magalog online now via the website to discover the rest of the line including the Dinner Party dining table (a genius folding table that seats six) and the very glam Hostess Gown.

Are you just as obsessed as I am? Have you heard about Society Social? Tell me in the comments! 

August 10, 2011

5 Fall Items to Buy (and Wear) Now

Photo Credit: Anthropologie

With September magazines already on newsstands (and in my mailbox) I have visions of Fall clothes dancing in my head. Fall is by far my favorite fashion season and I can't wait to shop for new trends to freshen up my wardrobe. When it comes to seasonal shopping I generally start by purchasing things I can wear now and transition into the new season. Here are five items I'm coveting for Fall that I can start wearing right away:

What items have you already bought for Fall? Tell me in the comments!

August 7, 2011

This week why don't you ...

'This week why don't you' is a weekly s+s feature spotlighting culture, entertainment and local NYC events/businesses you should see, hear, shop, eat or do. If you have an item you would like included in this list please send an email to for review.

The Brisket Taquito at Cafe de La Esquina via GrubStreet

We're already into the second week of August and it seems as though Summer is quickly slipping away. While many summer festivals have come to a close there are still plenty of things to do in New York:

Have any additions for this list? Tell me in the comments!

Sunday Reading | Links We Love

Photo Credit: Flickr

I've always believed Sunday Mornings were made for quiet breakfasts at home with a jazz soundtrack playing in the background. This morning I'm dusting off my record player (yes I still have vinyl albums), putting on some luxurious loungewear, baking a spinach cheese strata and enjoying some "me" time.

As you settle in for your ideal Sunday, make sure to grab your iPad and check out these lovely links:

And here are some posts from s+s you may have missed:

    August 6, 2011

    Favorite Things

    Bodum Bistro Thermo Jug purchased on Rue La La (this color no longer available.)

    Lately I've been cheating on fashion with furniture ... or more accurately home decor since furniture isn't quite in my budget at the moment. The more beautiful items I bring into my home, the closer I get to the laid-back vintage glam apartment I've been dreaming of. Here are a few recent purchases:

    Lemon Drop lidded jar purchased from Modern Chic Home. It fits perfectly 
    on the window ledge I'm using for display in my living room.

    Agate Geode bookends purchased on eBay. Perfect fit for my bookcase,
    but I think I need another set!

    Silhouette Magnets also purchased from Modern Chic Home  (no longer 
    available, but I'll keep my eye out in case they become available again!)

    August 5, 2011

    Words of Wisdom

    We've made it through the work week (which was brutal for me) and the weekend is mere hours away. As you get ready to leave the office behind, I wanted to leave you with some words of wisdom ...

    Photo courtesy of it's designed

    Remember to enjoy every moment you create, no matter how mundane you may think it is. 

    Happy weekend!

    - neahle ize`

    Recipe | Spinach Cheese Strata

    I have close to 50 cookbooks at home. Seriously. For some reason I have a thing for cookbooks and buy them often for inspiration or simply because they're pretty to look at. I will admit that that it's on the rarest of occasions that I actually attempt making recipes from those cookbooks. As I mentioned before, I generally don't have the time to cook or shop for ingredients and often order in or cook the same meals over and over again.

    Spinach Cheese Strata
    Recipe and Photo Credit: Annie's Eats

    After a conversation with and some encouragement from a very dear friend of mine, I've decided to attempt at least one new recipe each weekend. This weekend I've decided to treat myself to a luxuriously lazy Sunday morning at home and will bake this Spinach Cheese Strata for brunch. I was introduced to this recipe by sugarpie project on Pinterest, which in turn led me to the wonderful Annie's Eats food blog where I found the full recipe. The genius of the recipe is you do the prep the night before and bake it in the morning, which means my Sunday morning will still be easy.

    August 4, 2011

    Lust of the Week | Clare Vivier La Pochette Clutch

    I've been obsessed with this Clare Vivier clutch since I came across it in a Neon & Neutral spread on The Glitter Guide. This is the perfect clutch for the remaining days of summer, reflecting the color-blocking trend in undyed natural leather with a silk screen hot pink strip. My cobalt blue maxi dress is screaming for this, as is my Little White Dress.

    Clare Vivier's La Pochette retails for $104 and also comes in a green stripe, blue stripe, orange leather or black/green/blue pebbled leather. Definitely on my must buy list!

    What do you think dolls? Isn't it adorable?!? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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    Haute Table | Vino Vino Wine Bar

    Haute Table is a regular feature on s+s that showcases where to eat or drink now. It focuses on local New York restaurants and bars, but will occasionally spotlight places I've visited while traveling. I only write about places I have actually visited and would recommend to a friend.

    My friends have to drag me to nightclubs, but I'm ALWAYS up for a good wine bar. Something about wine and cheese plates I guess. I discovered Vino Vino Wine Bar from a deal they offered on Living Social at the beginning of the summer. I immediately purchased the voucher and made plans to check it out with my sister. We weren't disappointed and now Vino Vino is on my list of go to places for an evening out.

    Photo Credit: Nathaniel J Oliver Photograpy

    Vino Vino offers a variety of wine from California, Italy, France, Greece and a host of other countries. Wines are served mainly by the glass and cost around $6 - $20. The bar also hosts a 1/2 off happy hour daily from 5pm to 7pm, where all bottles of wine are 50% off! For those of you who don't drink wine, they also serve craft beers and soft drinks.

    Aside from the extensive selection of wine, Vino Vino also serves a menu of artisanal cheeses, cured meats and small plates. I highly recommend the Pan a la Catalana (you may need two) and the Mixto antipasto plate.

    The best part about this particular wine bar? The adjacent store, Maslow 6, sells all of the wines served in the bar so you can take home your favorite!

    Vino Vino Wine Bar and Maslow 6 Wine Shop
    211 West Broadway
    New York, NY 10013

    Know of any other wine bars that are a must visit? Let me know in the comments!

    August 3, 2011

    Lessons I've Learned from Styling my Home

    If you've been following me via my personal Twitter handle or on tumblr, you know that I'm in full home decoration mode. I've lived in my apartment for over a year and have never gotten around to making it a home ... my home. At times I was uninspired, overly inspired, distracted or overwhelmed with the whole thing. I'd look at the well put together homes of other bloggers - Nicole of SoHauteStyle, Erika of small shop studio, Kelly of the glamourai - and think to myself "I'll never be able to pull that off," before pushing it to the bottom of my To Do list yet again. Needless to say, it's been a drama-filled 15 months and I still haven't gotten it together.

    Where I spend most days lately, at my coffee table surrounded by home inspiration.

    Having made the decision to call this place home for another two years, I've dedicated myself to finishing the job before the holiday entertaining season begins. It's not an easy process, but I'm committed. Here are three things I've learned since beginning this process that have prevented me from pulling my hair out and giving up again:

    Personal Style is Evolutionary. My style today is worlds away from what I liked the day I moved in. I've gone from being a modern minimalist to laid-back vintage glam. They are wildly different and therefore some of the furniture I purchased last year doesn't fit within my new vision. There is nothing wrong with this and no need to feel bad about no longer liking that well-made chest of drawers. It's OK to get rid of it and replace it with something more your style.

    Pinterest is a God-send! Thank the Heaven's for whomever created Pinterest. It really has been super helpful in organizing inspirations and crystallizing the vision for my home. I have several past issues of Domino magazine (as evidenced in the above photo) with tabbed pages, design books with bookmarks, dog-eared catalogs, photos ripped from other home magazines or printed from Apartment Therapy ... basically inspiration overload. My Pinterest boards have allowed me to separate what I really want to do with my apartment from looks I'd envision for my dream house. Now I have clips of the things I actually plan on doing separated from the "one day" options. Note: Pinterest is an invitation only site.

    Tackle Rooms Individually in Stages. Everyone knows the inspirational quote "If you fail to plan you plan to fail." I'm also convinced I have a mild case of AADD (I took an online quiz and scored 89 ... eek!) and need blinders to make me focus. When I started a few weeks ago I began doing little things in every room - a knick knack here, sheets there, reorganize over there. Yes there was progress, but it didn't really feel like much was getting done because each room was still incomplete. I've changed my approach and now have individual projects - the dining area, the laundry closet, the bathroom, etc - that I'll work on each weekend. By tackling and completing these projects in stages, I'll have a stronger sense of accomplishment. First up will be the closet in my entryway.

    I'd love to hear your stories and any tips/advice you may have. Tell me in the comments!

    How to Make Teacup Candles | The Raspberry Branch

    I love featuring other bloggers that believe in stylish living. This week s+s welcomes Stephanie of The Raspberry Branch! Hailing from the UK, Stephanie showcases beautiful pretty things from fashion to interiors. I'm so not a DIY girl, probably because I'm such a klutz, but I just may have to attempt these adorable teacup candles as they would be the perfect addition to my bedroom. Here's how to do it ...

    Hello style+saveur readers, my name's Stephanie and I’m the girl behind ‘The Raspberry Branch’.

    For me, August is all about holding vintage style, garden tea parties. There’s something about an English garden tea party theme that I just love! It’s crisp, classic, quirky and very, very adorable. Any excuse to buy more vintage china and tea-cups I say!

    I love old teacups. The dinkier and daintier, the better. So I thought I’d share with you a lovely D.I.Y piece, that’ll make any tea party stand out:


    I first came across this idea in a lovely book the manfriend bought me for my birthday last year and have been itching to give it a go. They make great gifts too, so lots of time to perfect your technique in time for Christmas.

    Image taken from Kirstie Allsopps 'Homemade Home' book

    You'll need: a pretty teacup/ wax (paraffin and bees wax or an old candle)/ double boiler (a bowl on top of a water filled pan)/ wick sustainer (the metal disc that’s found at the bottom of a tealight)/ wick.

    1. First work out how much wax you'll need. To do this fill the teacup with water and measure the amount. Say its 150ml this will equate to 150g of wax.
    2. Put your wax into the top of the double boiler (just as you would melt chocolate over the hob)
    3. Whilst the wax is melting, prepare the wick. Place it horizontally into your teacup and cut it 2cm above the edge of the cup.
    4. Attach the wick sustainer to the wick and dip the wick into the melting wax in order to coat and prime it.
    5. Once the wax is fully melted, pour it slowly into the teacup. Filling it.(There should be some wax left over - you'll need this for the second pour)
    6. Hold the wick in the centre of the teacup by placing 2 pencils across the top and sandwiching the wick in between the two.
    7. Once the wax is cool to the touch, do your second pour. You'll have found that the wax has shrunk as it’s cooled and a crevice will appear in the centre. The second pour is to fill this in.
    8. Leave to set...
    And TADDDAAAHHH, after one day your teacup candle will be ready to light.

    Stephanie. x

    Thanks Stephanie! What do you think dolls? Is this something you would try? Tell me in the comments!

    August 2, 2011

    5 Must Have Skincare Products

    This week I've decided to share with you some of my current "can't live without it" skincare products. These are the products that I actually use daily and take up prime space in my medicine cabinet.

    Admittedly it's a little heavy on Clinique products, but I have sensitive skin and can attest to their products being gentle and non-irritating. They work for me in my current skin season, as ThisThatBeauty would say. My biggest skin problem is hyperpigmentation and I'm always looking for new products that actually work to even my skin tone. I have definitely seen improvement from using the Clinique Even Better skin tone correcting line of products daily, however I'm itching to try the new Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator product from Estee Lauder. Should I decide to purchase it I'll let you know how it goes.

    I also recently switched to contacts after years of wearing glasses. The problem? I now notice bags under my eyes. The horror! Aside from getting my beauty sleep, I'm currently relying on the above eye products to smooth and depuff my under eye area. I haven't been consistent in using them so really haven't seen a big difference yet. Time to commit one of them to my daily routine so I can see some results. I'll keep you posted on that process.

    Remember these are the products that currently work for me and they may react differently with your skin. What skincare products work for you?

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    How to Stay Chic in a Heatwave

    We're in the midst of another heatwave, which makes the age old question of "what do I wear" even harder to answer. When I know it's going to be a scorcher I always tweet the same advice - wear white. If you're not convinced, here's what eHow says:
    Go for clothes in light colors. Light-colored clothing reflects the sun, which keeps heat away from the body, while dark colors absorb the heat and make you feel even hotter.
    "Light-colored clothing" ... i.e. white. Still not convinced? My cousin once wore a black and white striped bathing suit on a beach vacation. The white stripes reflected the sun and the black stripes absorbed them so she ended up tanned in stripes!

    Photo Credit: Definitely Golden

    When the temperature is in excess of 90 degrees keep your color palette on the light side - whites, creams, blush, pale blues and heather grays. Leave "Poly" and her friend "Ester" at home. Synthetic fabrics don't breathe and will trap heat in. Select clothes in natural fabrics like cotton, linen, silk, and lightweight wool.

    Photo Credit: The Sartorialist

    Clothes should flow away from, not cling to, your body. That means a long, loose maxi dress is a much better choice than skinny jeans and a clingy tee. My office is arctic cold (some of us even have blankets!) so I strongly recommend bringing a cardigan if you work in an office environment. If you're going to be outdoors, try a wide brimmed hat to block strong rays of sun or carry a chic umbrella. And always remember to WEAR SUNSCREEN!! It's important people.

    Hope this helps you plan out your wardrobe for what is sure to be an intense August. How do you plan to stay chic in the heat?

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    August 1, 2011

    This week why don't you ...

    'This week why don't you' is a weekly s+s feature spotlighting culture, entertainment and local NYC events/businesses you should see, hear, shop, eat or do. If you have an item you would like included in this list please send an email to for review.

    Summer Movies in McCarren Park ... Photo Credit: Brooklyn365

    There's lots of interesting happenings going on this week, some of which I absolutely cannot wait to attend! Check the list and mark your calendars:

    Have any additions to this list? Tell me in the comments!

    July 28, 2011

    Favorite Things

    Coffee table books I recently purchased from One Kings Lane and Borders.

    Working to get s+s all shiny and new has me feeling a little stressed, but this week I turned a corner. Taking some time to make my house a home is having a very positive affect on my mood. For some reason getting your home in order can make stress just melt away and I've always desired to have a sanctuary to return to at the end of the often long workday. I decided to share a few of the things that are currently making me happy.

    My favorite room diffuser - White Fig from Archipelago
    I've placed one in every room, as you can see in the above pic.

    and  I wore it immediately. It has a great fit and is the perfect color.

    into my stereo and it's been in heavy rotation ever since.

    I took this photo with Instagram and I've become a little 
    obsessed with it. It's now the screensaver on my white iPhone.

    What are a few of your favorite things? Share them in the comments!

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