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It’s a Saturday morning tradition for us. We wake up, grab coffee at Think Coffee and then swing by Russ & Daughters for some of the best bagels and smoked fish in the city. Read More…


King Cole Bar

November 9, 2012

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It has been said by cocktail aficionados that the King Cole Bar in New York City was the first bar in the U.S. to serve a Bloody Mary after being originally invented at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. It’s this type of history that makes this bar, situated in the posh St. Regis Hotel, so special. Read More…


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As someone who loves to cook and stay in fashion, I am always on the lookout for ways to merge these two very different worlds. Enter, Diane von Furstenberg. Read More…


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{ a view of the intersection of Bowery & Houston Streets in downtown Manhattan }

Stay safe & warm!

xo Janelle

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I finally made it to pizza master Giulio Adriani’s new restaurant on the Bowery, Forcella. We went this past Friday, which was the first day the East Village got power back after Hurricane Sandy, so I give them extra points off the bat for hustling open to the delight of hungry SoPo diners like ourselves. Read More…


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As all of us in New York are finally recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I couldn’t help but think back to the day before the hurricane hit, when the weather was bright, sunny and truly the calm before the storm. That day, Aaron and I ventured out to Union Square Greenmarket to pick up some ingredients for dinner. We set out to create a Roasted Chicken inspired by the wonderful warm flavors of the fall season.

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Engagement Photos

October 29, 2012

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Last month Aaron and I had our engagement shoot with the very fabulous Brian Dorsey of New York-based Brian Dorsey Studios. We wanted the photos to reflect our life in New York City, so we shot in all of our favorite spots on the Bowery, Noho and NoLIta. Thanks to our world-class photographer, the photos look like they came straight out of the pages of Vanity Fair.  Check out the spectacular photos!  Read More…



October 24, 2012

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Jimmy Choo‘s latest collection, a much-awaited collaboration between New York-based contemporary artist Rob Pruitt and the iconic accessories brand. The sparkling and festive event took place at their Bleecker Street store, which allowed guests to peruse dozens of coveted shoes, bags and accessories, while sipping on colorful cocktails and enjoying playful canapés inspired by the collection. Read More…


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Every year I look forward to baking during the weeks leading up to Halloween. With thousands of ghost, goblin and pumpkin-inspired recipes out there, it’s hard to decide exactly what to make. Lucky for you I have scoured the web for my absolute favorite baked Halloween treats. Get in the spirit and bake one of these spooky treats this year! Read More…


Easy Beef Barley Soup

October 19, 2012

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With a wonderful fall chill in the air, I couldn’t wait to make a warm and comforting soup. I decided to make a lightened up Beef Barley Soup that is an easy, one-dish weeknight meal. I used a very lean cut of beef to keep the fat and calories down and added loads of tasty vegetables along with hearty pearled barley. This soup can all be made in one pot and is full of rich flavor. I used sprigs of fresh thyme, bay leaves and fresh parsley to flavor the soup — you will enjoy the fragrant aroma of fresh herbs that fills your kitchen as the soup simmers on your stove. My Easy Beef Barley Soup is delicious on its own, or with a side of crusty bread.  Read More…