Weekly Finds

Weekly Finds

TGIF!  I can’t believe that this is the last weekend of July!  Where has the summer gone?  I need to look back at my summer bucket list and make sure that I get it all checked off before it’s too late!  This weekend I will be heading out of the city to my in-laws home in the country.  That’s what New York City summers are all about:  escaping this concrete jungle.  Since I’ve been traveling a lot lately, I do miss the city and would like to spend time in August exploring instead of fleeing.  Have a fabulous weekend and I hope you find something inspiring in this edition of my “Weekly Finds”.  Share below what you discovered this week too!

WEEKNIGHT MEALS:  I try to prepare healthy dishes during the week, but sometimes I get in a rut of cooking the same things over and over.  These recipes promise to not only keep you on track with your meal plan, but they’re also tasty.  Worth a try!

BLOGGER LOVE: I am a big fan of the blog Poor Little It Girl and her post this week on the Piperlime brand, Sunday in Brooklyn, really caught my eye.  I’m so glad I have found this collection.  Hopefully, I’ll find a way to work it into my future style posts.  I must have it all!

LOVE IT/HATE IT:  Have you had a chance to drop by Blake Lively’s new lifestyle blog, Preserve?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on the site as well as what you think it means for the blogging world.  I personally feel it’s visually too dark and a bit pretentious, but that’s just my opinion!

APARTMENT DÉCOR:  As you may know, I am in the process of revamping my apartment.  This week I FINALLY bought the Parson desk from West Elm that I’ve been coveting for a year!  Now that I have my very own home workspace, I need to design the desktop surface that will be both visually appealing and practical.  Here’s a great article to inspire me.

FOODIE: Restaurant Week’s name should be changed to Restaurant Month because that’s what it’s practically turned into.  From now until August 15th drop by any of the eateries on this list and find great deals for both lunch and dinner.  This is the perfect time to dine at an expensive restaurant you’ve always wanted to try.

PIN OF THE WEEK:  EOS is my favorite brand of lip balm for a couple of reasons.  First of all, it gets the job done and second, I like the cute pod case.  I discovered this pin recently, and I love the idea of using old EOS containers as traveling containers.  It’s a great way to recycle in style. (Note that the pin’s link is blocked but the idea isn’t)

BEAUTY:  My hair and I don’t always see eye to eye and, in the summer I just need an easy way to get it out of the way.  Therefore, I am determined to master at least one of these pretty braided hairstyles before the summer’s end!

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