Monthly Archives: May 2011

Just bounce

Okay sign me up for a late pass on these. I’m in desperate need of some new flats for summer. Ones that aren’t horribly ouchy on my feet. Then I find these. Cole Haan flats with Nike Air technology. They even say “Nike Air” on the bottoms. Excuse me?! NEED.

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Bits and Doodads

A few little shots from around my apartment. Selby vibes.

I ♥ My KeepCup

How super cute is this?! AND I designed it myself. KeepCups are BPA free, non toxic and reasonably priced. PLUS you get to design which colors are used. Such a great idea as it totally goes with everything I wear and that’s really all that matters.


Use What You Got

Use What You Got is the second in my series of cooking posts. I became unemployed in the summer of 2009 and decided I was going to learn to cook {see “Tonight’s Dinner” posts}. I have since become employed, relocated to Brooklyn, blahblahblah.

Over the last few years I’ve become more confident in throwing dishes together and improvising ingredients. Use What You Got is basically me finding recipes or dishes online, realizing I don’t have all the ingredients required and, being the lazy ass that I am, refusing to go across the street to the grocery store and instead {you guessed it} using what I got.

I really wanted to make a pesto which usually requires parmesan cheese, pine nuts and basil. I had asiago cheese {my personal favorite}, raw almonds, spinach and some whole artichoke hearts that were about to go bad. Clearly, this is DGAF cooking. Also usually used is a food processor. I have an immersion blender. You see where I’m going with this.

1/4 bag of baby spinach torn into smaller pieces
2 cooked artichoke hearts roughly chopped
2 tablespoons grated asiago
Handful toasted/roasted/whatever almonds
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves of garlic finely chopped
Few turns on the pepper grinder
Pinch of salt

Toast almonds in pan for a few minutes (do NOT add oil!)
Add all ingredients into container and blend until smooth
That’s it.

{I ate this out of the bowl with Wasa crackers all week. It never actually made it onto any pasta.}

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Yes, yes and yes.

I’ve been pretty underwhelmed with Nike’s offerings lately. Until today. New ish for Holiday 2011. Too bad they’re not coming out sooner because all three are perfect shoes for boppin’ around the city this summer.

Images from Sneaker News

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A little perf never hurt

I swore I wouldn’t get a case for my MacBook Air but this offering from Incase is so fresh and so clean clean. I’m pretty into it. Thoughts?

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Harlem World

I had a little date night in Harlem with my dude last Saturday. Went to see Steve “ESPO” Powers show a few of his films and do a little Q&A. I didn’t bring any of my ESPO books to get signed nor did I talk to him or even attempt to. Not sure why. I did snap this quick iPhone pic from the back of the theater though. Video clips of what was shown are below.

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Holy grail

I finally got a pair of one of my holy grail sneakers: the Foot Patrol Air Stabs. I took the laces out and put in Tiffany blue Starks laces. Just cus. Did I mention I got these dead stock for $31.00? Because I did. I also have them in this color but they’re not laced up right now so I’ll post at another time.

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May or may not

This is hanging on the wall in my entryway. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in the door. I like having it nearby because you never know.

Hook: MAKR

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Break it on down now

I’m going to get killed for posting this but it’s just so good. I love a good a capella and this one is GREAT.