Emily and Lauren

There is genuinely no better feeling than knowing that you’re doing someone to make someone you love feel happy. Last Sunday was Lauren’s birthday and it was just so great to know that me showing up, fitting in a quick chat session at the gym, and going to dinner together could make her day so special. Continue reading

June in photos

Father's Day

June has been one fast-paced haze. There really is nothing like summer in here in New York City, and I’ve been trying to soak up every fun-filled, tank-top and sandal wearing moment of it. In short: I am now another year older, spontaneous decisions may be the best kind, nothing compares to running along the water early on a summer morning, and homemade fondant may be my new favorite thing, period. Continue reading

Peanut butter fudge pretzel brownies & other birthday treats

Thank you, Jessica:


These very well may be …


… The most delicious thing …


I’ve ever made. Then ate way too many of. Head on over to her site for the recipe.


That’s Molly. She thinks so too. However, I’m also a bit partial to these:




Clearly the cake batter blondie batter tasted horrible raw.


All in the name of birthday fun. Check here for the recipe. Cheers!


Anyone eat anything do anything fun this weekend?

“A bee is never as busy as it seems; It’s just that it can’t buzz any slower” [Kin Hubbard]

Off to New York City tonight – but I couldn’t leave before posting this yummy tidbit from me weekend:

Homemade sweet potato fries, seasoned with paprika, salt and pepper, and turkey burgers with American cheese. The best part of the meal: the company!

Molly refers to me as “domesticated.” That’s a nice compliment, right? Fresh out of college, I’ll take it. After these yums, a few of us went out to celebrate her birthday, and we had a blast.

Other highlights of my weekend:

– A six mile run along the water yesterday morning

Free manicure coupon. Officially obsessed with Essie’s Hard To Get

Any good highlights from your weekend? What meals do you like to cook for friends?