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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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I, like many, have strong feelings about everything bagels. I had one yesterday from Absolute Bagels that, in my opinion, was the perfect specimen. Given the many everything bagels I've had over the years, I've noticed a few things --... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I've been playing in a shuffleboard league at Royal Palms the past few months (in Gowanus -- yes, I'm a hipster). It has been quite fun, and we did okay -- we won some and we lost some. I've met... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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At some point this weekend, I'll post pictures and a recap from my lovely week in California, but in the meantime, this shot of Joseph Phelps will have to tide you over... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
(a.k.a. First World Problems). I'm heading to SF/Napa/Sonoma in a few hours and was all excited that I had purchased an upgrade with my miles. I woke up to an email that my flight was cancelled. I'm now on a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal in Little Shop of Horrors yesterday and I fully agree with the NY Times' rave review. It was a truly special performance. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
PS, I've been a bit off the grid since Friday. Back to real life on Wednesday morning. In the meantime, I think I'll pour myself another glass of rosé and dip my toes in the water.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
My phone died Sunday afternoon. Well, it didn't die, per se, it just started to restart over and over again, rendering it utterly useless. I have been without a phone ever since. Yes, I know it's only Tuesday, but it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Doing her part to save the world . . . Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I am working (very) slowly on renovating my kitchen. As I begin this process, I am gathering a ton of information, clipping articles and pictures for inspiration, trying to save money, interviewing contractors, meeting with architect friends, and talking to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Last week, I was lucky enough to go see Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and The Who live at the Barclay Center. In some ways, it was like a time machine, transporting me back to junior high and high school... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
In lieu of recapping what I did this weekend, I might as well just tell you what I ate. Zapp's potato chips, fried oysters with comeback sauce, beef jerky, Tom's balls (at Porchlight) Melty fontina, chicken liver and foie terrine,... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Of what's been keeping me so busy... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I feel like I've barely recovered from last week's travel to Austin & Boston and this week's conference and catching up. Updates to come, I promise. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Thinking of Josh Ozersky this morning -- he died yesterday at age 47, which is way too young, and the whole thing still just seems somewhat unreal. We weren't close -- I knew him mostly from the early food blogging... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
During the past week, I bought tix to see the upcoming performance of Little Shop of Horrors, with Ellen Greene (she originated the role of Audrey), saw Hedwig (again), and made an unplanned stop to Marie's Crisis Cafe, where I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Photo by Amanda Schuster Looking for a spot to grab a drink tonight? I highly recommend Mace. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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My love for dogs goes waaaay back. Paprika (or Pappy for short) was a Puli, a Hungarian Sheepdog (she's got her summer haircut in this pic). She was with me from birth until probably age 14 or so. #TBT Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Love, love, LOVE this article in this week's food section about the beauty that is the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwich. That said, I take issue with one phrase: "in the classic and possibly highest formulation: bacon, scrambled eggs and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Was reading this thread about people's personal takes on the "Eater 38" -- essential NYC restaurants. Here's mine, in no particular order. What did I miss? Pearl Oyster Bar Joe's Pizza Momofuku Ssam Bar Momofuku Noodle Bar Porchetta Caracas Arepa... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine