oh my sweets...have you had the kind of week i have? i am just beyond ready for the weekend. i have felt all week like every minute i have is spoken for, and then some. you know that feeling? when you never feel okay doing nothing because you just have SO.MANY.THINGS. to do? alright, i'm done complaining and i'm ready to stream consciousness.
have you been to whole foods lately? i've been thrilled with two products i got there last week and have been using daily in salads...very large pitted kalamata olives and crumbled gorgonzola cheese and they're right next to each other at the store! why are they both so good? i don't know, but i can tell you i feel good about most things i buy there, especially because i've been watching food, inc and am deeply disturbed.
another great salad addition i'm loving is called the healthy 8 from trader joe's. it's a container of chopped radishes, carrots, red cabbage, green cabbage, broccoli, jicama, green pepper and celery. it's so perfect for just tossing a scoop into pretty much anything you're eating...salad, sandwich, tuna salad, chicken salad, wrap, etc. and a great buy at $2.99 - think about how many veggies you DON'T have to buy and chop.
mitchell and i have started to look in brooklyn for a neighborhood since we've decided a life there will be a better fit for where we are right now and less of a commute would be divine. we're going tomorrow to boerum hill, cobble hill, carroll gardens, park slope, south slope, windsor terrace and fort greene. i'd love any thoughts on those areas if you have any!
new york women are so stylish, especially in the summer. this website provides a fun look at so many perfectly imperfect ensembles and the women who put them together. i especially love summer fridays seeing everyone in hybrid outfits - work/beach, maybe because they're headed out early to the beach and maybe because it's a summer friday and they're just cool looking.
i got some stupidly cheap shoes this week. i got three pairs and together they came to $25. done and done. i got these in "orange" which is really more pink and these in black and turquoise. love when that happens. and i want these if i can find them in turquoise.
i'm thinking they might heal my jack rogers wound a little bit. maybe not. but maybe!
how totally adorable are these bibs? they'd be perfect for a little man or little lady at a fancy party! and also perfect for the two baby gifts i need to buy! hmm....
and what's a shopping discussion without bracelets - see amazing textural bangles here.
and i feel like this caftan is one of those items where owning it would make one's life better -- happier, more colorful, more relaxed. couldn't we all use a bit of that?
have a great weekend and i'll see you back here next week.
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