Some of my addictions, vices, whatever you might call them: my morning caffeine, sour candy and reality TV melodramas. I’m now adding a new one to that list—POPCHIPS!! I’ve never been a huge chip eater, but these are all-natural, never fried and never baked! The best part: they taste delish! At 100 calories a pop (pun intended) it’s total guilt free snacking. They’re available in original, barbeque, sea salt & vinegar and salt & pepper—I’m partial to the BBQ I just can’t get enough!
This weekend we were able to have another girls’ night out! The destination: Mario Batali’s acclaimed OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria. Serving classic Italian pizza and showcasing over 700 wines, this place definitely took me back to Italy. I haven’t been to Italy since my days abroad and this Fifth Avenue destination was definitely cheaper than the cross-Atlantic flight! I’d suggest the Quattro Formaggi pizza (4 cheese) and a glass of the Orvieto Classico—delish!
2 words: Taylor Swift. She might be 19, but this girl rocks—two covers in one month and still leading the U.S. pop charts for 11 weeks. I’m a big music fan (yes, I can be caught with my iPod on singing along to Love Story) and when I got the March issue of Rolling Stone I was so pumped to see her on the cover. Aside from being distracted by her party girl golden locks I couldn’t help but revel in the tarte credit for her makeup cover look! How cool, right?! OK, I digress—back to Taylor. Just reading that feature made me like her more. Totally down-to- earth and driven. Oh and did I mention, she writes or co-writes all of her music. That’s so impressive. It was really refreshing to read about a successful teenager with real goals and determination.
It’s Friday! And tonight I’m planning on happy hour with the girls in NYC. It’s always hard for us to make a date, but we’re all able to hang out this evening. We enjoy trying some place new—I try to keep a running list of restaurants and bars I read about in New York Magazine. On our agenda tonight is Sala 19 in the Flatiron district. This Spanish hotspot is cozy and chic with old-world flair. Not to mention the tapas are supposedly amazing! If that’s not tempting enough, then what about their deal: 2 for 1 pitcher of Sangria? Hello, count me in. So, what are you doing tonight?
Out with the old, in with the new. Yesterday marked a monumental day in history—President Obama officially took the reigns. I loved listening to his inauguration speech. It was just so inspiring. And, wow, I must say that the First Lady looked amazing last night! There’s been buzz for some time as to whom Michelle Obama would be donning to the Ball. She surprised many (including me) with her decision to go with Jason Wu. But, wow, was that one-shoulder, white gown just stunning, or what? Jason is a 26-year-old, New York-designer, who launched his collection in 2006. It’s safe to say that the First Lady’s glamorous chiffon choice has just taken his fashion career to a whole new level. An additional nod of approval came from the President, “First of all, how good looking is my wife?” I’d say an all-around night of achievements and one very fashionable First Lady! And as tradition goes, after wearing it to 10 fabulous parties, this fashion statement will live on at the Smithsonian.
As the saying goes ‘No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.’ And with the warmer weather and sunfilled days, I’m planning to take advantage of what NYC has to offer. There’s the Cherry Blossom festival, games at Yankee Stadium, eating at the yummy Shake Shack, and the Tribeca Film Festival all going on this spring. Enjoy! -Heather R