Chicken & Pasta w/ Easy, Sweet Tomato Sauce
Inspired by a dish that I had at Italianissimo the other night, this simple, hearty pasta is perfect for a cozy night in. Serves 2. What you need: 1 large chicken breast, grilled and shredded 1/2 box dried (or 1 whole box fresh) pasta 1/2 cup diced fresh mozzarella 2 large handfuls spinach, wilted in a little olive oil (just saute for a minute or two over low heat) 1 small onion, diced 2...
Jars Filled With Light
This idea (sent by Kat of fabulous site Dancing Kitchen) is just so sweet, I had to show you. (And speaking of jars, Jackie just sent me an email letting me know that there are tons and tons available at the Duane Reade on West 4th and Waverly for just $1.) Original Article
Simple & Straightforward For Spring
See that? That’s a perfect Spring outfit, in my opinion. Nothing crazy, nothing flashy…just comfortable, simple, and a tiny bit sexy. Clockwise from top left: TopShop Knitted Speckle Cardigan ($100), H&M tank, RUM Light Tan Twist Strap Sandals ($135), Chantecaille lip gloss ($28), Essie polishes in Lady Godiva and Sugar Daddy ($8 each), House of Harlow Sunglasses...
So in my personal opinion, the three best pizza places in the world are Grimaldi’s, Pepe’s (in New Haven), and John’s Pizzeria (pictured above), our Saturday lunch pick. Over our olive, pepperoni & onion pizza, Kendrick and I had a bit of a debate over which is the best best…and couldn’t decide. In my opinion, Grimaldi’s is far and away the...
Sunday Morning Sunbeams
My favorite thing about our apartment is all the random little details, like the 1950s-style energy meter in our water closet that someone painted teal blue, the light fixture built into our bedroom ceiling with slightly creepy, high-relief cupids on it, and the non-working doorbell set into the wall of our kitchen, nowhere near any of our doors. Original Article
White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal
Pretty blown away by Vera Wang’s new collection for David’s Bridal. My favorites: When it comes to wedding dresses I usually favor streamlined over elaborate, but these are just spectacular (specially the one on the right with the added sash). From $600-$1400; sizes 0-14. Available for special order starting Feb 11 (allow 5 months for delivery). Also: sometime around mid-year...
Nest Fragrances Candle Giveaway Winner
JanuMary! (Check out her Tumblr here.) Congrats to the winner, and thank you to all who entered. There are lots more fun giveaways on the horizon, so stay tuned :). Winner chosen via Random.org. Original Article
In Search Of A Little Brunch Inspiration?
I must confess: when it comes to cold-weather brunches, I’m a major creature of habit (mostly because I wake up VERY hungry, and the slush doesn’t inspire me to go trekking around the city in search of new finds). Most weekends, we sort of lazily rotate between Doc Watson’s (pictured above left), Southern Hospitality, Gina La Fornarina, Yorkville Creperie (pictured above...
V-Neck and a Cardigan: Postling's Friday Finds —... →
i am so excited about oregon trail. i reminisce about it frequently (really). postling: Every Friday the Postling team brings you the things we loved from the past week. From music and moves, to food and the world at large, we’ll put it all here. All We Want is a Slip-and-Slide New York was bombarded by (yet another) massive snow storm this week and we’re just a…
Ideas For Your Friday Evening...
*Check out The Hotcakes (pictured above) at Mercury Lounge (tickets are $10, show starts at 10:3oPM). Listen below: Gonna Go Out by TheHotcakes *Make Chicken, Goat Cheese & Pear Turnovers (seriously, do). *Head over to Brooklyn Lyceum (a century-old former public bath) for the Brooklyn Contra Dance (a communal dance party incorporating line dancing and swing; tickets are $14; lesson...
Hot Dog of the Week Blog →
hot dog of the week = automatic reblog. projectjenny: This Serious Eats ‘Hot Dog of the Week’ blog really is fantastic. ha!
We Bowled! Sort Of.
My place in LA was nearby the bowling alley adjacent to Jerry’s Deli (in the Valley), and I actually went fairly frequently. I never got particularly good at bowling, but I was passable. Or at least not embarrassingly bad. Turns out that not bowling for four years is hell on your game. Last night, Kendrick and I went to an event being held at the new Bowlmor in Times Square in...
Two Doggie Must-Haves
That is a screenshot of Lucy, victoriously snatching her brand-new Skinneez toy (a long, floppy thing with a squeaker at each end and no stuffing for them to pull out, yay) from Virgil, who is following in hot pursuit. Good girl, Luce! (Winning a battle is a rare event for her.) I’ve actually never seen both dogs freak out this completely over the same toy. We bought them their first...
Alexis Mabille Couture
I really loved everything about my wedding day and I don’t often wish for a do-over but I sort of wish I could take a little jog back in time and wear this. Image via. Original Article
Spring 2011 Couture: Alexis Mabille
had i seen this three years ago, this would have been my wedding dress. tallgirltales:
Chicken, Goat Cheese & Pear Turnovers
I love it when I have a fully-stocked refrigerator (sadly rare) and nothing planned for dinner (much less rare): I get all inspired to poke around and come up with some fun new combinations. Last night, I was still craving Sunday’s Pear & Cream Cheese Turnovers, so I thought I’d find a savory way to use my leftover pears and remaining squares of puff pastry. Other things that I...
Full Credit For Being Alive: In Which I Have a... →
i have been going back and forth with lilit all day about how to make a puppy bowl viewing happen. because IT HAS TO. fullcredit: I have to say, you guys, that I have a really big problem with the fact that Animal Planet airs their annual Puppy Bowl at the same time as the Super Bowl. I get why Animal Planet does this; Animal Planet executives wanted to create an adorable, popular, and, most...
Lilotchka: dontcallmeval: oneoftherarestroses... →
what? this seriously exists? that is my kind of sporting event. dontcallmeval: oneoftherarestroses replied to your post: calendars are hard. what is a puppy bowl?! OH MY GOD only the greatest sporting event OF ALL TIME. Basically you take 20 puppies, put them on a fake football field, give them some toys to fight over and they run around…
Love Snowy Days
Why? In addition to the serious dog cuteness that happens after snowfalls, Kendrick gets to work from home. And when Kendrick works from home he does things like bring me flowers and (even better) locate my missing earring under the bed. Original Article
Snow Day Giveaway / Wild Oats & Bourbon Candle
[CONTEST CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SATURDAY, 1/29.] I discovered the Nest Fragrances Wild Oats & Bourbon candle at last summer’s Laura Slatkin event, and ever since I’ve been obsessed. It’s cozy, exotic, and infused with notes of ginger and bourbon, and is just perfect for the winter months - I want my entire apartment to smell exactly like this from October through...
Hanging Mason Jar Vases
Reader Ashley sent me this adorable photo of the hanging Mason jar vases she incorporated into her wedding decor. Like I said yesterday, these are such a sweet, casual decor idea…and you won’t believe how simple they are to DIY (although you can buy ready-made versions and kits on Etsy if you prefer). Really all you do is tie wire around the rim, and then attach a second wire to serve...
I woke up to the sound of several recent visitors to Dorrian’s trying to help people outside of my apartment get their stuck vehicles moving again. Shockingly, the laws of physics have not changed in the past three weeks…since the last snowstorm. The car is still there. Original Article
I Never Thought I'd Have Such A Strong Reaction To...
You know how sometimes at the grocery store or wherever, they’ll give you a miniature sample of some random detergent or cleaning product, and you sort of give a half smile and dump it in your purse and promptly forget about it until bag-cleaning-out day rolls around? Well, a few weeks ago when I stopped into the RealSimple pop-up store in Rockefeller Center, they handed me a little gift...
Em in NYC: All Aboard: Nutella Banana Bread... →
if you haven’t tried making this yet…you have to!!! (P.S. thanks for the shoutout, em!) eminnyc: I had a case of the sads all day yesterday. No reason…just one of those down days. In an effort to try to change my mood, or at least forget that I was even IN a mood, I decided to bake. Baking has a calming effect on me. Enter: Nutella Banana Bread There has been a Nutella craze in...
Reader Question / Mason Jar Wedding Decor
Q. Hi Jordan! Since I know how much you love Mason jars, I thought you’d be the perfect person to talk to. I just got engaged and we are planning on getting married next summer. We want a very DIY wedding with as little cost as possible. My idea was to somehow incorporate Mason jars for the decorations at the ceremony or reception. Can you think of any unique ways to use them as...
A Stroll Down Memory Lane / Frosted Flakes...
Look what I found at my parents’ place! Frosted Flakes Commercial / 1994 from Jordan Reid on Vimeo. This is my second “acting” job (in quotes because I don’t know that a Frosted Flakes commercial - or what I’m doing in it - necessarily counts as “acting”), from when I was 13 or so. My first job was a commercial for Honeycomb Cereal, but all I had to do...
Black & White Buckeye Pops!
Last week, Kendrick’s Aunt Nancy sent us a care package containing everything we needed to make Buckeyes (plus a recipe), and our lazy Sunday afternoon was the perfect time to give them a spin. BLACK & WHITE BUCKEYE POPS (Buckeyes recipe via) What you need: 1 1/2 cups peanut butter 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 cups confectioners’ sugar 4...
j'ai deux amours / madeleine peyroux
Click link to play: 20 J’ai deux amours Original Article