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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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Of what's been keeping me so busy... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago 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
In the past few years, sleep has become more and more sacred to me. I regularly get about 7 hours; 8 on a good night, and even more on leisurely weekends. 6 or less and I get cranky, lack concentration,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I don't think I've ever felt the need for a winter getaway as strongly as I did this winter. Luckily, I had friends getting married in sunny Palm Springs, California this past weekend. Sun, palm trees, pool, and good times.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I'm not a competitive person. Not really. I have minor moments, like during the triathlon when I speed up to try and overcome someone in their 20's (everyone's age is on his/her calf), but generally, I'm not out there trying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Greedy bastards. Killing one of my favorite places in the city. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
I'm in love with this video created by Sport England. Why? Because I am an athlete even though I don't look like a fitness model and never will. Because although I've completed seven triathlons, I sometimes feel out of shape.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Little Miss Mox has had a rough few weeks. I discovered that her dog walker had been skipping days he was scheduled to walk her - two days this week and two last week (at the very least). While I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Sorry for the crickets around here, folks. Back to business. So I had to go down to the New York Supreme Court the other day to renew my notary license. I'm always slightly geeked out when I go to court... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
My favorite quote from today's news, in an article about divisions within the Republican party regarding proposed abortion legislation: "Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader, recalled on Thursday when she was new to Congress and opposed a bill restricting abortion.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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photo: Saveur Yes, it's Friday, and I know you probably want I cocktail. I do too. Not *now* of course, but at the end of the day. Maybe you've had a rough week and want something strong, but you might... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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I'm not really a comic fan, but for some reason, I'm loving these new stamps I got yesterday. Even the round ones are stamps! Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine
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Right b efore I adopted Moxie, I purchased a new down coat from Eddie Bauer -- one of those head-to-toe sleeping bag numbers. When I took her home in mid-January (almost three years ago now) and had to walk her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Sweet Blog o' Mine