Sunday, June 28

soap on a rope
im big on scents. and after opening a lovely care package from Paris from dear grandma bettye ( thanks, grandmars!!) i am totally in love with 'Thymes' bath salts - or anything Thymes for that matter. available online and in many stores across the world - soap, room spray, candles -- even a line of baby toiletries, thymes is the way to go.

Friday, June 12

Oh la la, mon cherie.

paris.jpg paris image by FirstcomesL0VE

In this economy, who has the moolah for a hotel stay ? craigslists' 'housing swap' is the way to go for a summer vacation. Think of it -- all you have to dish the cash out for is a plane ticket ( nyc - paris is now an incredibly low $780.00 for July- and some lovely parisian person stays in your place, watering your plants and feeding Elmo your goldfish. Voila ! everyone wins, even the fish !
search craigslists' 'housing swap', be sure to iron out ALL details with your 'swapper' before you confirm ( location location location! ), google map the actual address of your vacation spot to make sure its near transportation and locales you'd like to visit and Bon Chance !

Monday, June 1

well its still so darn cold. i'll have a snowball

did anyone else LOVE these as a child ? i mean its chocolate, cream-filled, hot-pink, covered in coconut - and its called a 'snowball'... genius genius genius.
and they're not bad to boot !
until this summer in nyc starts to feel like real summer temps. im stickin' to schnapps and snowballs. jeez will it just warm up already?? its JUNE.
all right.
got that out of my system.
had a lovely herb-cheese stuffed chicken, cous-cous and blueberry buckle at Hannah Banana's. did some [wishful thinking for warmer temps shopping] - scored 3 great new editions to the ol' wardrobe. (H & M just opened up down the street...) i buy with the guilt of knowing those 3 things just won't look the same come fall, but ahh c'est la vie its so cheap.
looking forward to an evening of African-Amercian dance class at the 92nd st Y tonight. The instructor brings her own 5 piece Jamaican drumming circle - and this class is only $12.00 people ! get there! such an amazing cardio workout you'll be moaning from your sore muscles for days after.
spent the weekend sunning in central park with a girlfriend + adorable dog 'Atilla the Hound' and munching on grilled spicy chicken in McCarren (thank you Chef Billy).
Not much more a girl can ask for - is there ?