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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
Recent Activity
I swear that the dogs in the big dog run at Washington Square Park were trying to do this while I was walking Moxie this morning: Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Last night, I went to my first official Tufts alumni event in years -- a whisky tasting sponsored by the Tufts Lawyers Network. I'm very glad I went -- made a bunch of good work connections and enjoyed the line... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Sorry for the radio silence, kids. I have been a little busier than I'd prefer and when I have had down time, I have had zero interest in being in front of a computer. I am currently on an Amtrak... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
These recent items from my news feeds caught my eye: Down with Brunch! -- Apparently going to brunch makes you an irresponsible, childless, indulgent consumer who illustrates what's wrong with New York. Personally, I tend to go for the bacon,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
As I walked down into the subway at 116th Street last night, I heard the strains of someone singing and playing the guitar. The song sounded familiar -- "I Know There's Something Going On," which I actually own on 45... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I'm sitting at the Wine Cellar last night after a meeting and I notice that the gentleman next to me has a tattoo wrapping around his right forearm. I couldn't see the whole thing, but was able to clearly make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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A relaxing Rosh Hashana getaway, complete with brisket. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 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 Sep 23, 2014 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