The Best Wedding Advice I Received

I find that the best advice is always tactical. Someone doesn't tell you "eat" but instead they say "ask your catering manager to pull you away for 10 minutes during the cocktail hour so you can quickly eat." They don't say "be in the moment" but instead, they remind you what your wedding is about, and how you can actually be in the moment. This is what my MOH, Sofya, did for me. 

The Best Store-Bought Tortilla I Ever Had

Ok guys, the other day I went to Mecca AKA Whole Foods and spotted a beautiful package of tortillas I’d never seen before. They were paper thin and carried ubiquitous char spots. They appeared to be blistered and shiny, even in the package. I was shocked by the $7 price tag, considering how cheap tortillas normally are, but I was intrigued by the description: "We produce tortillas the same way it is done throughout the towns, villages and cities of Northern Mexico."

Where To Find The Best Noodle Soups in NYC

As soon as the weather gets chilly, I consume hot liquids en masse, moving seamlessly from my morning coffee to lunchtime soup to afternoon tea and back again. Nothing comforts me more on a brisk, New York day then a huge bowl of hearty broth with all the fixins, and a lot of slippery noodles to fortify that winter body we're all working towards.

How I Felt On A 3-Day Juice Cleanse

Ok so here's the thing: I generally hate cleanses. But it was the week of my wedding, and I got my period, and I was all red and blotchy and just generally feeling MEH. I really wanted to have a lot of energy and feel great, and just have that bridal glow on the wedding day, so I decided to go big or go home. I've done a juice cleanse two times before in the past and when I came out of it, I felt energized, re-charged, and well rested.

Watch This Movie Tonight!

this movie, my goodness. get yourself some pizza or sushi tonight, or make a pumpkin soup, and curl up on the couch for a perfect night in. if you enjoy dramatic comedy, and dustin hoffman (who doesn't?) then you will enjoy this cinematic work of art. I won't spoil the plot for you, but it involves intricate family plot lines and really makes you question what it means to be part of a unit.

A Week Before My Wedding

Good morning, dear readers. You may have noticed that last week, I didn't share a "weekend cast" with you. To be completely honest, my mind has been occupied with a zillion, and yes, I do mean zillion, little details. I wanted to share some pockets of thought inside my brain leading up to the big day. I wonder if other brides have experienced similar thoughts? Let's see...

Why I Bought An Instant Camera

My grandparents gave me a beautiful Canon DSLR camera on the day that I graduated from college. I jumped with excitement, and then proceeded to use it on automatic for a few years. When I started blogging, I realized it would be good to actually learn how this thing works so that I could be more in control. I signed up for an online course, and then read/watched the lessons a few times. For me, I'm a visual learner, and studying something very technical at home was a challenge. I was able to pick up some basic terms (ISO, f-stop) and tricks (natural light is always best) but then I got sidetracked.

The Best Italian Restaurant In Manhattan

How can I even explain the perfection of this family-owned restaurant to you? I can't do it justice, but I will try hard enough to get you there. The doorway is so tiny that two people can't stand in it at once. There are a total of 8 tables in the whole place. The bar makes a stellar negroni. The waiters are kind, patient, and generous with the warm grilled bread and olives they serve you upon ordering. The pasta is magnificent, the portions a plenty. The ambiance is charming and cozy, and the food is refined without being stuck up.