Perfect Wedding Present / Cat Cora Starfrit
For you non-registry types, this Cat Cora Starfrit Cook ‘n’ Serve ($70) goes straight from the stovetop to the table (the casserole pot nests into the bamboo bowl, which can also be used separately to serve salad). More gift ideas (click links for info): Bridal Shower Gifts Father’s Day Gifts Personal Wedding Gifts Hostess Gifts Original Article
First, heat 3/4 cup sugar in 1 cup of water until sugar is dissolved. Then add your sweet syrup to about 3 cups club soda and about 2 cups fresh lemon juice (you can adjust these proportions to make it as strong or weak as you like). Add vodka if desired (about 1 1/2 oz per serving). Serve over ice, and garnish with fresh lime rounds, strawberry slices, or even watermelon wedges. Original...
Is It A Cold...Or Is It Allergies?
I have been sick three - THREE - times since February. I know, suppressed immune system (so that you don’t reject the baby, which is, of course, half-comprised of someone else entirely), etc etc…but I am sick to death of being deathly sick. When I woke up all sorts of miserable yesterday, though, I thought that maybe the intense heatwave had brought on heretofore unknown allergies...
Strip Steak with Arugula / Tangy Potato Salad
This is an absolutely perfect no-fuss summer dinner, and takes only about 20 minutes, start-to-finish. Just boil the potatoes while your steak cooks, and then toss them in the vinaigrette while the steak rests. (I served this alongside ears of sweet corn with lots of salty, garlicky butter…amazing.) Serves 2. TANGY POTATO SALAD What you need: 4-5 red potatoes, halved or quartered...
More Than Mary Tumblr: Look sharp and smart for... →
Love this info for the boys! maryrambin: by Andrew Woj, the Straight Guy’s Stylist Last week I told you what not to wear: cargo pants. This week, I’m going to give you my fail-safe formula for interview apparel — after all, I’ve been going on my fair share this month. All you need are these five things to wow the HR…
(Any weekend that starts out at John’s Pizzeria is bound to be a good one.) The #1 thing I was excited about this weekend was seeing Hangover 2, and the degree of horribleness of that movie was nothing short of heartbreaking. It is exactly the same as the first movie. Exactly. To the point where all of the characters need to keep remarking upon how weird it is that everything is exactly...
Completely Random Objects Of Desire
Little things I found and loved this weekend: Henri Bendel Large Hoop Earrings ($68) Big Daddy’s Three’s Company Banana Split ($10) Uncle Oinker’s Gummy Bacon (available at Dylan’s Candy Bar) Build-A-Bear’s Colorful Peace Bear ($18) Kix (more of a re-discovery, but a signficant one) Original Article
BetterTV / Tips For Small Dogs
Tips For Small Dogs from Jordan Reid on Vimeo. The Mighty Dog segments we shot last February are out, and above is an in-studio segment featuring pet expert Jenn Fadel with some tips on caring for your small dog. For more from the series, including entry rules for the Mighty Dog Big Guys, Small Dogs contest, click here. Original Article
John Sahag Workshop Keratin Treatment
Good news for you, as the summer humidity kicks in: I obviously can’t get Keratin at the moment (that’s a shot from a rainy - and ordinarily majorly frizz-inducing - day a couple of months after my first treatment, hence the remarkably smooth hair and alcoholic beverage)…but that doesn’t mean that you can’t! Yesterday I stopped into John Sahag Workshop and...
Pale & Graphic
On the way home from a meeting the other day, I picked up two $12 dresses at H&M - one in the size I am now, and one in the size I expect I’ll be in just a few weeks. This is basically the cardinal sin of pregnancy purchasing: all of the books say not to buy anything (especially bras) in advance, because you never know how quickly or how much your size will fluctuate…but…I...
Mixed Green, Pomegranate & Avocado Salad
I served those lovely chicken and peach turnovers with a simple (and pretty) side salad: Serves 2 2 large handfuls mixed greens + 1/2 avocado, diced + seeds & juice from 1/2 pomegranate (watch out for that stuff; it instantly stains anything it touches) + 2 tbsp goat cheese + 1/2 tsp lemon juice + Olive oil, salt, pepper Original Article
Chicken, Peach & Goat Cheese Turnovers
Remember back when I made these? Last night I wanted them again, but got completely entranced by the arrival of the season’s first ripe peaches and decided to give them a summery twist. CHICKEN, PEACH & GOAT CHEESE TURNOVERS (serves 2) What you need: 1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted and cut into quarters 1 small peach, cut into pieces (doesn’t have to be super-ripe) -...
Il Cantuccio Lunch
For awhile now, Francesca’s been telling me about this amazing Tuscan restaurant on Christopher and Bleecker that she’s been going to for lunch called Il Cantuccio (above, she’s with one of the owners, Camilla). And yep: AMAZING. See? I mean. While our prosciutto, mozzarella, basil and tomato sandwiches were nothing short of spectacular (house-made bread, etc), that is a...
Bridal Shower Gifting Tips...Plus Gift Ideas
When it comes to bridal shower gifts, I am of two minds. If the bride has a ton of stuff on her registry or if I don’t know her particularly well (think office buddies and distant-ish relatives), I’ll go for a registry gift she’s sure to love, skewing towards more feminine, luxury items (kitchen toys or decorative pieces) rather than practical things. If I want to give her a...
Favorite Spring Shade: Essie Vermillionaire
How gorgeous is Essie Vermillionaire?? I think I’m a bit late to the party for this one - it’s from the Summer 2010 Collection, which is all beautiful stuff (trying Pretty Edgy next) - but hello, perfect at-the-beach shade. Or on-the-roof, as the case may be. (Apologies to those of you who aren’t a fan of enormous foot close-ups.) Original Article
Tip Of The Day: Amazingly Melty Grilled Cheese
Yesterday I stopped into Polish on 2nd Ave for a pedicure, and picked up this month’s Glamour to read while my toes dried. And came across a grilled cheese tip so simple, and yet so genius, that I had to immediately go home and make one. The magazine advised spreading a touch of mayo (as opposed to butter) on the outsides of the slices before frying. Aside from being lower in saturated fat...
Top London To-Dos
Q. Hello Jordan. I have been meaning to e-mail you a thank you for all the great recommendations for our girls NYC weekend…I am visiting my friend in London on Wednesday so if you have any recommendations for places to see, eat, shop, please forward! Very Warmly, K from Chi-town A. I’m so thrilled you had a good time in NY!! I’m also excited that you’re going to...
My dog is a supermodel. Talk about knowing your angles. Original Article
I don’t go out much these days. At the moment, I’m more into Grey’s Anatomy with oreos than Grey Goose with olives. But that said, there are times - like the bachelorette party of one of your best friends - when you are going to a bar, and that’s what’s happening: no excuses. And when you’re in sweatpants most evenings, it’s nice to take advantage of...
SNACK: A 30th Bat Mitzvah Birthday! →
This whole thing sounds just AWESOME. Might have to do this for Kendrick’s 30th in September (he doesn’t read my Tumblr, so not ruining any surprise). snackgirl: HAVA NAGILA! I turned 30! My 30th birthday was celebrated with a quite epic dinner at Sammy’s Roumanian (hosted by my very generous husband. thank you!!!) for a group of 16 of my closest nyc friends. I mean, I didn’t even...
How to Store Your Winter Clothes →
ooh. i just jam everything i own in a storage bag under my bed and do my best to resuscitate it the following fall, but this is excellent info for those who own things like cashmere and storage space. theviesociety: Febreze on your furs; lavender on your cashmere. Click thru for more good tips from Vogue.
Brook Farm General Store
Back in August of 2009, a day or two after I officially decided to start blogging, I stopped into a little just-opened shop in Williamsburg called Brook Farm General Store and thought, “Ooh! Now that I’m A Blogger, I’m supposed to do things like take pictures of cute little places so that I can tell my millions and millions of bated-breath readers all about them.” And so I...
Horrifying. thepunchbowl: Alexander McQueen Monarch Butterfly Shoes.
Wonderful Little Birthday Celebrations
I turn 30 on Thursday. Yiiiikes. Also exciting; I’ve always looked forward to my thirties. My twenties were…well…up-and-down, to say the least, and I’ve always felt hopeful that this decade would be a great one. And once, back in the fifth grade, a boy that I had a crush on told me that I’d look like Heather Locklear when I was 30. We can always hope. Anyway, since...
Just hanging with the kids. Original Article
HomeGoods NYC Grand Opening Today
For those of you in NYC, I have the best news you’ll hear all week: HomeGoods is opening - today! - up on 99th and Columbus, across from the TJ Maxx and Michael’s (that block, incidentally, just became Jordan’s One-Stop Heaven Shop). Oddly enough (or maybe not, considering this is the first store to open in NYC), I’ve never been before…but it is AMAZING, and has...
Encyclopedia Of Gratitude
What a cool project. My friend Anna recently wrote me to tell me about this guy Erich, who’s generating a community-compiled compendium (three times fast) called The Encyclopedia of Gratitude. It consists of of completely random things to be grateful for, from the weird to the mundane and everything in between, and to make this happen Erich is asking for contributors to both help him raise...
Fingers Crossed We Can Brunch It Outdoors This...
It may rain…but it may not! Fingers crossed. Click here for BrunchCritic’s many recommendations for NYC-area brunch spots with outdoor seating options. My favorites on the list: August (pictured above), 44 & X, 44 1/2, & Cafeteria. Original Article
Sophie Theallet for Nine West Breakfast
Eee! Completely meant to post this, and somehow it ended up way down in my drafts folder. A week later, I give you: Sophie Theallet for Nine West breakfast. Fun fun. Why so fun? 1) Chocolate croissants; 2) pretty shoes; 3) Claire, Katy, Lindsay (pictured from left), Keiko and Christine (not pictured). On me: Trash & Luxury tee (I’ve been living in these lately), Rebecca Minkoff Mac...
Father's Day Gift Guide
Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19 this year…so if you’re planning on shipping out your gift, this is a a good weekend to get cracking. Here are some of my favorite ideas from $6-$150: Stainless-Steel Beer-Can Chicken Rack ($29.99): There’s really nothing like beer-can chicken, but this contraption offers a way to get juicy meat minus…you know, actually...
Vosges Barcelona Bar FYI
Just FYI? The Vosges Barcelona Bar (deep milk chocolate, hickory smoked almonds & grey sea salt) is ridiculously good. Especially if you eat it the rather fussy way recommended on the label (take small bites, let it melt on the roof of your mouth to release the flavors, etc). I don’t know that it’s quite a Mo’s Bacon Bar…but it’s close. Original Article