Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Short is the new long

...well atleast it is for me. 
My hair was in desperate need for a change. 
So I chopped it all off.

Here I am outside of our condo, we're on our way to the Food Truck Festival at SOWA.

Dress: Forever 21
Bag: Urban Outfitters
Sandals: Steve Madden
Elephant ring: Forever 21
Necklace: Express
Channeling my inner rock star.
Shades: Marc Jacobs (Saks 5th Ave)
Special thanks to my hair stylist Tobi for always
making me look and feel amazing! xx


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fish Market

Fresh sushi.  Innovative creations.  Reasonable prices.
At Fish Market you get both Quality & Quantity.
Oh, and did I mention BYOB?  Nuff said...
OK, so I'm not exactly a wine guru, but I do know what tastes good...
and when friends from Eastern Standard recommend a grape to try, I try it.  
Gruner Veltliner

 Miso Soup
But why have plain Miso Soup, when you can have Spicy Seafood Miso Soup?
Filled with shrimp & scallops.  So good!
Truffling Tuna
Tuna & Tobiko swimming in truffle butter
Melt in your mouth. Perfection.
Clockwise: Uni (sea urchin), Sock eye salmon, Toro (fatty tuna)
Sake (salmon) and Maguro (tuna)
So fresh and so clean, clean...
Soft Shell Crab Maki
Soft shell crab, sweet egg, roe, cucumber,
avocado wrapped in daikon radish
Caterpillar Maki
Eel, roe, cucmber, topped with avocado
Foie gras with truffle sushi
2 words: Ridiculousness. Amazing.
What better way to end the meal than with
Deep fried red bean ice cream?
And what better way to end the night, than to grab a drink at Eastern Standard? 
Here we are in the Ann Corio lounge, one of my fav spots in the restaurant.

Fun fact: Ann Corio was a burlesque dancer and actress whose career began in the 30's

170 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA

528 Commonwealth Ave
Kenmore Square
Boston, MA


I just can't get enough...

...of these rompers.  They are just so easy and effortless. 
Here I'm going for my casual summer night look.
Madras plaid romper: Forever 21
White 3/4 sleeve linen blazer: Urban Outfitters
Coconut clutch: Vintage (mom's from the Philippines in the 70's)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Jewelry: Forever 21
Woven fedora: Francesca's


Friday, August 13, 2010


Another hidden gem on Shawmut Ave in the South End, Coppa is an intimate enoteca established by chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette.

Hold up.  Wait a minute.  What the hell is an enoteca, you ask?  I wondered the same thing, so thank you Wikipedia for explaining:

Enoteca (plural: Enoteche) is an Italian word, derived from the Greek word Οινοθήκη, which literally means ”wine repository” (from Oeno/Eno- Οινός "wine", and teca Θήκη, "receptacle, case, box"), but is used to describe a special type of local or regional wine shop that originated in Italy.[1] The concept of an enoteca has also spread to some other countries. A genuine enoteca is primarily directed at giving visitors or tourists the possibility to taste these wines at a reasonable fee and possibly to buy them.[2] An enoteca is often run in collaboration with growers or growers' or tourism organisations in the village or region. The reason such establishments were named to connote ”wine libraries” was that they were intended as a hands-on source of information on local wines rather than as regular outlets for larger quantities of each wine, or primarily intended for established customers. Often, an enoteca stocks rather small amounts of each wine, and customers who wish to purchase large quantities after tasting are referred directly to the producers. In some cases, an enoteca will also sell other local foodstuff and/or serve small snacks to go with the wines.

A mouthful, I know, but that pretty much sums it up.
The menu changes daily, so call ahead if you're interested in updates
Nothing beats olive oil with bread.  Sorry butter, nothing.
Seared Foie Gras with rhubarb, pine nuts & honey
Orrechio: Pig's ear terrine with yuzu aioli
Meatballs al Forno: wood roasted with lardo & tomato
Spaghetti alla carbonara: house made pasta with pancetta,
sea urchin & farm egg
Bistecca ai Ferri: skirt steak with cippolini onions agro dolce
Cuore: grass fed beef heart crostini with
anchovies & capers
Polipo al Forno: wood roasted octopus with
salsa verde & preserved lemon
Lingua d'agnello: wood oven roasted lambs tongue
with lentils & radish
LaScolca Rose

Italian tapas, house made charcuterie, fresh pasta, local & sustainable ingredients, last but not least,
a great selection of wine and cocktails to compliment your meal.

I mean... it really doesn't get much better than that!

Bon appetit!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Highland Kitchen

It's 8:30 on a Thursday night, and the dining room is full and the bar is lively.  Upon entering, you're always greeted with a smile.  Despite it's off the beaten path location, the scene promises to attract a diverse crowd, from grungy hipsters to young professionals, in any case seamlessly coming together.
It's a very cozy dining experience,
so hopefully you like your neighbors.
The daily specials are posted on a chalkboard, written by an individual who grew up during the era of when penmanship actually mattered.
Their menu has a quirky, nostalgic, I look like I should be on the
highly acclaimed AMC show Madmen feel to it.
My favorite thing on the menu: Spicy coconut curried goat stew
with Jasmine rice & fried sweet plantains
Appetizer: Mussels steamed in coconut curried lobster broth with cilantro & scallions
Sides & Snacks: Fried sweet plantains
Never one to pass up dessert: Warm banana bread pudding
with caramel sauce & vanilla ice cream
I can't leave out their beloved Jukebox, filled with funk, reggae, soul, rock...always good beats happening.

   Not to mention, they also host Wednesday karaoke nights and live music on Sundays!
This was just a typical Monday night.  Out celebrating a friend's birthday with a Dirty Tecate.

Voted Best bar in Somerville 

This family owned neighborhood restaurant
is located in the heart of Somerville
150 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA


Dinner date with D

On my way to Highland Kitchen.
Photographer: SDB

Top & Skirt: Forever 21
Accessories: Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic, Charlotte Russe

Shoes: Sam Edelman
Handbag: Bing Bang NYC (found at a Boldfacers event)

Feminine, with a hint of vintage, and a dash of edge.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nothin but Sole

How does one reinvent the silhouette of a shoe?  A difficult task for many, but not for Danish designer Camilla Skovgaard.  Check out these sawtooth platform soles...
p.s. I love coral

If you design it, they will follow.
Here a couple others that were inspired by the claw...


Jeffrey Campbell

These have more of a military style vs feminine edge,
but I don't hate them.

What are your thoughts on the claw?


Monday, August 2, 2010

Style Icon: Kate Moss

When I first laid eyes on her, I knew I was hooked.  
My room was covered with pictures/ads of skateboarders, snowboarders, fashion photos, and Kate Moss (mostly because I had this hideous super outdated yellow green floral wallpaper, not recommended ever).  This Calvin Klein ad circa early 90's was one of the many:  
"British Vogue's September issue is fresh off the presses, and it stars the magazine's favorite cover subject: Kate Moss..."   
To me, she is the epitome of style. 

She isn't a super model, she is THE super model.