Ice Coffee Life Hack while Walking to work

Iced Coffee Life Hack

My office is near Union Square, which means I can walk to work every morning. In the rain and the snow, this lacks a certain charm, but in the sunshine, life is lovely. Continue reading

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I’m gonna Wife that.

S'mores Bar

We were drinking cocktails in a bar on a weeknight – I know, life choices – when we overheard two girls talking; “Damn girl, you been working out?!”

The second girl had indeed been working out, and was happy to share the details, loudly, with her friend and half the bar.

“My ass is so tight now! Men are gonna want to hit that.”

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Flag Cake

Flag Cake illustration for 4th of july traditional flag cake rec

July 4th approaches, and my friend Jen sends out the following email to the group of friends who are gathering by the river to watch the fireworks, “we’re doing burgers, and hotdogs, Kate’s bringing a flag cake …”

Did I tell them that? I wonder. But that’s the thing about these sorts of holidays. Anything you do twice is suddenly a set in stone tradition.

Bunting for recipes for 4th of july

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Basil tomato pesto salmon, with balcony herbs

Tomato Salmon en papilotte

First sunny weekend without thunder, Jon and I hit up the Union Square farmers’ market and planted herbs on the balcony. A few days later, and already the basil is thriving in the sunshine, bushing out, bursting upwards, to the manor born.

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Coconut Iced Tea – American Life

Coconut Iced Tea

I’ve adapted to life in America pretty well, I think. I’ve got the hang of honey mustard now, after 3 years of deliberate assimilation. I see that value in root beer floats. I understand the fuss about s’mores. Sure, the biscuits leave a lot to be desired, and, how many times, you can’t make tea by bringing me a cup of warm water and a tea bag in a packet, but generally, I do ok.

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Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies

Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies

Don’t knock ’em till you’ve tried ’em.

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Melon Margaritas and perspective.

Melon Margarita

Back from the NYU Abu Dhabi Physics Department for the summer, my friend Ingyin had several priorities for our Saturday. Dress shopping. Manicure. Brunch. Not necessarily in that order.

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Cold noodle salad – summer dresses and other obsessions

Cold Sesame Noodles

As the weather heats up in NYC I turn to the internet – dangerous start – to order summer dresses from websites – bad idea – with the vague intent that if they’re not absolutely perfect, I promise I’ll send them back – not going to happen. Good for ModCloth, not so good for HSBC.

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Chocolate Cherry Flapjacks – in case of emergency

Flapjack With Chocolate And Cherries

I recently moved desks at work. It was part of a general reshuffle ahead of plans to re-carpet our floor. I opened my new file draw to put away part of my spawning under-desk shoe collection and I found it: Continue reading

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Grapefruit coolers and Burlesque

Grapefruit Cooler

The SlapFight sketch show after party was held in the Comedy Bar, where Scott had managed to secure a drinks deal. There we all were, patting ourselves on the back for another show accomplished, plus laughs, minus tumble weed, when Jon noticed a woman with nothing between herself and the bar stool but a g-string. “That’s odd,” he said.

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