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Laren
NYC
I'm a semi-hip, semi-dorky bon vivant living life in NYC. Taking it one day at a time.
Interests: music, travel, food, friends, new adventures, blogging, family, cycling, cocktails, cooking
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A relaxing Rosh Hashana getaway, complete with brisket. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Posting has been light due to copious amounts of work, social and work events, housekeeping and Moxie duties, and much needed down time. Heading to the beach on Thursday morning for a bit of a break. I promise to at... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I busted out the boots today. Not sure I'm ready for this . . . Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
No, seriously. If you haven't had one in a while, it's time to revisit them. I assure you, you'll be pleasantly surprised. And in case you need more convincing, give my latest in Wine Enthusiast a read. Kyle Ford’s* Cosmopolitan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Take a tip from Hal & Jess -- *this* is how you invite your friend who's not currently in a committed relationship to your wedding. Lucky date, indeed. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I spent a great deal of time this Labor Day weekend reconnecting with my kitchen: split broiled lobster charred and raw corn salad with chiles and cheese tomatillo salsa blueberry pancakes with bacon eggplant parmesan prepped marinade and chicken for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Can anyone explain why/how I woke up with a fat lip this morning? Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Last night @daisy17 and I went to Momofuku Noodle Bar to eat from their 10th Anniversary throwback menu. We ordered some of our favorites -- the shitake buns, the corn with miso butter, and the kimchi stew -- but we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
While I was in Maine last week, for a decent portion of the trip I was in a cabin on a lake in Casco, Maine. This was incredibly relaxing on many fronts, not the least of which was the spotty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I'm back from the wilds of Maine, feeling well rested but not quite ready to return to reality. Before I do, I wanted to give a quick recap of last week's triathlon. My time was in the same ballpark as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Recovering from the triathlon out at the lake up in Maine. Full report of both later. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Or, as my brother asked me recently, "when did you get so girly?" #trilikeagirl Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
A week from today, I will have completed my 6th New York City Triathlon, if all goes according to plan. This week, I'll only be doing some light exercise, but I've been training consistently for several months (if you want... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I was walking around the Village the other day and overheard two 20-something women whining about how much they missed their cars. Woman #1: "I hate having to walk so much. I'm lazy." Woman #2: "I know! I wish I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
There are three new(ish) bars here in NYC that should be on your radar if they're not already. Need some plans tonight? Pick one and go grab a drink! Dear Irving -- this gorgeously decorated spot is conveniently located right... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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My new bike rack arrived last night so between that and the gorgeous weather, I decided to try bike commuting for the first time today. I thought that it would be cool enough to wear my work clothes instead of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I stumbled across this amazing list of "time, energy, and attention hacks" the other day. It's chock full of information and links to articles about ways to be more productive. One tip that spoke to me was the concept of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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*throwback Thursday, for those out of the loop. Circa 2000. Originally taken for use as a head shot for my Rent audition . . . Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I *finally* got my windows cleaned. Such a huge difference. The view isn't any better, but still... Kicking myself for waiting as long as I did. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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photo by Arnaud's I'm feeling particularly bubbly today -- maybe it's the gorgeous weather, or my bright orange dress, or having gone for a swim before work -- but I'm pretty sure there will be some bubbles in my future... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
There are days when I walk around the city feeling like a pack mule. On a typical day, I'm carrying a purse of some sort (larger if I'm carrying work documents and/or my tablet), a coffee mug (because I cannot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I don't know how he does it, but Elvis Costello just gets better and better each time I see him live. I had the privilege of seeing his amazing solo show at Carnegie Hall last night. *also the name of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
@Moxiemutt is keen on the paw recognition technology . . . #takeyourdog Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Perhaps it's the recent full moon, but I've encountered quite a bit of unchecked hostility and anger on the streets of NYC recently. Seems that many New Yorkers are generally pissed off, and will lash out at their fellow city-dwellers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine