April 23, 2014

Splurge or Save?

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I recently purchased these Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (2) as a little spring present to myself, only to find less than a week later this nearly identical pair (1) for a fraction of the cost (I mean $235 versus $12.99 is no joke). While I’m still happy with my purchase (I keep singing the Black Eyed Peas song to myself), I thought others should benefit from my discovery. What do you think, are the sunnies worth the splurge?

xx Molly

April 22, 2014

Easter Brunch: Friend of a Farmer

This past (almost) year as an engaged couple has allowed the boy and I to start creating (and thinking about creating) some traditions we’d like to start as a family. I’ve insisted on an annual Christmas party, and maybe even a New Year’s Day bagel and Bloody Mary brunch, while he’d like to establish an early Sunday morning breakfast tradition. One thing we started this year, and plan to continue, is dressing up and indulging in Easter brunch. Not the most original tradition I realize, but still something that is, and will be, special to us. This year we tried Friend of a Farmer, I’d been dying to give their pumpkin pancakes a whirl (they didn’t disappoint). Next year, who knows, as long as it’s delicious.

xx Molly

February 13, 2014

Jet Set

New York is having another snow storm today, switching from snow to freezing rain and back to snow again by this evening. Yeesh, this winter has been brutal. I was recently glancing through the NY Times’ list of 52 places to visit in 2014 (daydreaming my way out of this winter ;), and was excited to see that Cape Town is number one, especially considering we very well may be making it there this year.   I was surprised though, to see many of my dream spots missing. If nothing were standing in my way, I’d love to visit Egypt, Greece, Portland, The Netherlands, Tibet, Cambodia, Seattle, and India. What about you?

xx Molly 

February 12, 2014

NYCBallet Jewels

A couple weekends ago, my fiancĂ© and I went to see the New York City Ballet’s performance of Balanchine’s Jewels. It’s one I’ve always want to see and I was so excited to get the chance. The three pieces, Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds, were lovely, but Rubies was by far my favorite – so much spunk and energy. There are more shows in the spring and if you’re near NYC, I would highly recommend it. Another perk of the performance was the current installation by french street artist J R in the promenade of the David H. Koch Theater, a giant eye photograph of New York City Ballet’s dancers. Some guests were getting down on the floor and taking photos with the photos, and while I chose to shoot from a standing position, it was still pretty cool!

xx Molly

a "diamond" tutu