Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hearts Are Floating For...This Oscar de la Renta Minaudiére

Because sometimes a girl can dream that she has a calendar full of galas and garden parties to attend. And if I did, I would want to be carrying this Oscar de la Renta minaudiére. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hearts Are Floating For...An American In Paris

Every time we visit NYC, we make sure to take in a Broadway show. Bill was a good sport and let me pick what we would see. Our past few visits, An American in Paris was sold out probably due to its numerous Tony Awards. This trip we were able to get tickets to the matinee. It incorporates three things I love - set in the 1940s, ballet and Paris. If you can't see the Broadway version, I highly recommend the movie which is equally as magical.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hearts Are Floating For...Central Park in the Winter

I've walked through Central Park more times than I can count. But each time feels special and unique. Sometimes it's because we'll stumble across a new section of the park like Belvedere Castle. Others, it's the time of year. In summer, locals lounging or playing frisbee in Sheep Meadow. The crunching leaves on the winding pathways in the fall. And this past visit, hours after a fresh snowfall, finding little treasures like this tiny snowman greeting park goers. 

Sunrise over Central Park - Taken from our room at the Essex House

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Hearts Are Floating For...Sunday Suppers - Turkey Meatball Lettuce Cups

This is (hopefully) the start of a new series - Sunday Suppers. Where I used to cook almost seven nights a week, it has now dwindled down to about one...usually on Sunday. I would love to cook more but life has gotten in the way. To balance a work week filled with take-out and prepared foods from our local market, I try to make a fresh, healthy dinner on the weekends.

These were light and delicious and would be ideal for a summer dinner. But the meatballs were also comforting and filling for a chilly winter night.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hearts Are Floating For...Chez Olga

Saturday afternoon we ventured out to a spontaneous lunch at Chez Olga. To be honest, I think Bill had it planned all along. He ate here recently and had been wanting to go again. He just didn't tell me until we were walking home from the gym. Of course he was ravenous and inpatient, and then I had 20 minutes to pull myself together post-workout. But I managed (thank you dry shampoo) and off we went.

First, I must say, the service is horrendous. Just go knowing it's slow and you have to ask for everything. BUT...the food is absolutely delicious, spicy Caribbean fare. Nothing fancy just simple, fresh ingredients that are really, really good. Be warned though...the spice levels rank 0-10. I love spicy, ordered a 2 and it was about all I can imagine handling. You are a brave soul eating anything over a 5. 

Mine: Chez Olga Shrimp

His: Seafood Gumbo 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Hearts Are Floating For...Champagne and Pearls

As much as I wanted to snatch up armfuls of spring clothes at J. Crew, I couldn't quite bring myself to buy anything just yet. Though the future forecast looks promising, it's still cold and there's plenty of snow on the ground. Instead I decided on a few classics that will get me through until the trees begin to bloom.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Hearts Are Floating For...Ladurée Paris

Macarons from Ladurée Paris

It's becoming a tradition for Bill to bring me home macarons when he passes through Paris. I hate when he's away for work but these treats make his homecoming a little extra sweeter.

They will also pair nicely with the bottle of Veuve Clicquot I've been saving.

The first box I was gifted a few years ago.