Movie of the Week- It’s a Disaster

Hello friends. Did you have a good weekend? I had the pleasure of unpacking many boxes, watching movies, and exploring Washington Square. We have almost unpacked everything in the new apartment! Now to purchase all the shelving and storage containers…


We rented It’s a Disaster on Saturday and it was an unexpectedly delightful comedy about eight friends accepting their fate at a couple’s brunch. The characters bring the right amount of comradery, self deprecation & awkwardness, in the final hours they have left together.

the couples

From left: Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, Erinn Hayes, Blaise Miller, Julia Stiles, David Cross, America Ferrera, & Jeff Grace.

Hal, the neighbor

Who doesn’t own a hazmat suit?

vegan stewTracy & Glen are about to have an excellent third date.

wine toastA toast to your health or maybe to your death. ..

Have you seen It’s a Disaster? Tell me what you think!

(photos from here, here, here & here)


Baked Ricotta



(picture by Macheesmo)

Do you remember that time when you made lasagna, or stuffed pasta shells? You went to the grocery store, picked out the exact amount of pasta noodles, sauce, and tomatoes. Then you get to the dairy aisle and decide between the pint size or liter size container of ricotta cheese. The pint size won’t be enough, but the liter size container is too much for the meal. But what will you do with all that leftover cheese? Make another lasagna? No way! No one could possible eat that much lasagna!  So you pick the larger ricotta, and resign to the fact that you’ll be throwing away a lotta ricotta (ha ha) later…

Lucky for you, I happened to stumble upon this Baked Ricotta recipe right after my own dilemma of leftover ricotta. It can be a great appetizer for a party, or to switch up the plain cream cheese on toast.

Give it a try! What have you got to lose?


2 Cups ricotta cheese 
1 clove garlic 
1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped 
1 lemon, zest only 
3 Tablespoons olive oil (plus a bit for finishing) 
1 pinch red pepper flakes 
1 pinch salt and pepper 
1 baguette, sliced and toasted 
(Butter, for baking dish)

Add the ricotta in a large bowl and mix the spices together. When evenly mixed, bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve with baked french bread or toast and you’re ready!

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Life Lately…

It’s been a VERY long time since I posted anything (I’m sorry, please forgive me?). Now that I am settled in New York a little bit, I can share with you what is going on in my life lately.


A new job. I’m starting a new job come Monday, and I could not be more excited and nervous about it.


Finally catching up on past magazines, current music and TV shows.

hey jo design

Searching for the perfect apartment. Finding an apartment in Manhattan is like going to the DMV. It’s a horrible time but you gotta do it sometime.


Planning a wedding. We have set a date, so now we need to find the place to have it!


The rest of April. It may sound silly, but April is full of friends visiting, birthday’s and finally spring weather arriving in New York.

(New York woman, a poster of Manhattan, & a bridal table)


A Basic Guide To Dressing For An Interview

Lately I have been on the hunt. The job hunt that is. I have been searching and searching for the perfect job here in New York City. At first I am excited for the opportunity that may await when the phone rings, but as soon as I hang up the panic sets in on what I should wear. I found a few basics to keep the panic down and the style up during the first impression.

1. Solid black tights to cover your bare winter legs: {DKNY opaque tights}

2. Little black dress. Both classic and stylish: {Alice & Olivia leather cap sleeve dress}

3. Add a little color to your natural look with a pop of color: {Lancome Pink Preview}

4. The tote to carry your resume, iphone, cosmetics, wallet and other necessities: {Diane von Furstenberg color block tote}

5. The neutral heels for any dress: {Kors Michael Kors leather pump}

6. The jewelry piece to show your personality {ASOS glasses bracelet}

Have you ever seen the movie Office Space? This movie always makes me laugh, and reminds me of the interview challenge. You know, the challenge of not losing your cool over the red stapler.

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A Basic Guide To Dressing For An Interview


It’s All About The Color

Pantone Red

Color schemes. What goes with what, can this mix with that, would this complement this? I am trying to pick out the color scheme for my wedding and so far, I cannot choose! So many delightful colors that go perfectly together. So many combinations to influence the mood! Too many choices, the horror! (I kid of course) I wanted to share these pictures by Emilie Guelpa to inspire both you & me, about color and what you might pair with it.