little things no.03

Dinner date with my hubby, a night out dancing with girlfriends, brunch with family… xx

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atlas assortment no.08

Hhhmmmm gold and grey and blue, my favs! And I just had to include #6 the Shades of Grey dip dye ombre cup from LEIF (are you reading it yet?!). After a lovely sunny day including abs&booty and boxing followed mimosa brunch on the patio with my bff, then a nice long walk with my hubby, I really feel ready for a nap! But the show must go on…
Tomorrow I am looking forward to Food Truck Eats with the fam. I will definitely be taking lots of pics for my friend who LOVES food trucks (she is busy jetting around Europe!) and I will also post some too. Unfortunately, not a long weekend for me (boo to working on Monday) but I hope that everyone else has lovely sun-filled plans ; )

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haven’s kitchen new york

“Everybody seems to be picking up a wooden spoon these days, and this is probably music to the ears of Alison Schneider, the proprietor of Haven’s Kitchen, a new café, shop, cooking school and event space in a converted carriage house on West 17th Street in New York.

Schneider’s goal in creating Haven’s Kitchen was to spark interest in more and better home cooking. Barely a month after opening the front door, she appears to be well on her way. For starters, the space alone inspires: multi-storied and light-filled, it’s the kind of architectural fantasy that would be created were Soho House and Dean & Deluca to have a Chelsea love child. Half of the ground floor is occupied by a tightly curated shop featuring sustainable provisions (Mast Brothers chocolate, La Boîte à Epice spices, Bellocq tea) and chic, unfussy tableware — as well as a café serving a custom blend of La Colombe coffee and pastries. In the back is an instructional kitchen for recreational cooking classes taught by Haven’s in-house chef and Blue Hill alum, Julia Sullivan, in addition to a rotating roster of guest chefs. March’s offerings include “Brunch for a Crowd” and “The Perfect Picnic” and workshops typically last less than four hours.

Upstairs, a homey salon and dining room are reserved for private events and Haven’s supper and brunch clubs, ticketed meals in which big-name chefs like Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune cook for no more than 40 guests, and everyone in the group is invited to help in the meal’s preparation.

Considering that all this goes on under one roof, Haven’s Kitchen is, perhaps surprisingly, just as its name promises: blissfully tranquil. A quality that any visitor to New York, budding chef or otherwise, will no doubt appreciate.” agenda.tablethotels.com

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in a new york minute

I returned home (late) last night after another fun-filled/exhausting/food overdosed weekend in my favorite city and I learned a few things on this trip…

1. It’s always a good idea to have dinner two reservations during fashion week. After waiting 45 min at the Stanton Social (which I will obv still go to again and again, but am a tad disappointed in) we grabbed the jackets out of coat-check and hopped in a cab for rezo number two at La Esquina. Totally smooth, totally delicious, totally amazing to have a back up plan when it’s 11:30p and you are starving!

2. Sleep No More is an eerie, interactive, and fantastic theatrical experience. Like a haunted house for adults, with Champagne ;)

3. If there was a Babycakes that actually existed in Toronto I would eat cupcakes three times a day so perhaps it’s better if it stays a at a bit of a distance

4. 10 Downing is now a new brunch fav spot, and it’s also where I broke up with potatoes

5. There is a place to buy decently priced, and unique, frames at an eye-wear store called SEE. Now for the unfortunate part, they do not have any locations in Canada. So… I picked up a new pair of frames! However – too bad for me – they would have added the lenses in for free had I been staying in the city for a week and could have picked them up later. Regardless, they have wickedly helpful and pleasant staff – I went to two locations multiple times to pick out the right frame. And, each style/colour has only one piece in store so once it’s gone, and it’s yours, that’s it!

Now, it’s time to rest up and catch up a little bit this week!

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the ultimate inspiration is the deadline

The time to procrastinate is over…the time to work on my school project is now! After a lovely long weekend filled with champagne, macarons (more to come on that in the next edition of MATC), karaoke, dinner with family and brunch with friends I suppose now would be the time to get started. The reward at the end of it will be a new episode of Vampire Diaries  ; )

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