Monday, October 7, 2013

Brunch: Aspen Social Club

This weeks brunch was definitely out of the norm.  I've been wanting to try Aspen Social Club since I saw it on one of the "top NYC places to eat" list.  I am a freak with NYC restaurant lists and literally have an entire list of restaurants I love/need to try grouped by neighborhood.  Needless to say, once there, I realized I had been before when I first moved to NYC (ASC doubles as a nightclub).  The restaurant was mostly empty, but it was a nice change from the usual overcrowded brunch spots.

ASC has a cozy cabin feeling to it and skinny white tree trunks in large glass cases line the perimeter of the space.  I took these photos from the website, but honestly the place was THIS empty.


I ordered the ASC BLT with avocado, swiss, chipotle mayo, and french fries.  I was worried the food wasn't going to be very good based on the turn-out; however, my BLT was one of the best yet.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall Favorites

Fall is my favorite season.  Summer humidity in NYC is brutal and I always welcome the transition to cooler weather before the long winter.  Here's my essential list of items I am currently coveting for fall.

1: Voluspa Candles - My mom always has these on stock in our house.  Baltic Amber and Golden Cypress are my two favorite fall scents.

2: Dr. Lipp Moisturizer - I recently got a sample of this in my birchbox and was so impressed that I bought the full size version.  This lip moisturizer is the best I've ever used. I always make sure to carry it with me at all times.

3: JCrew Field Jacket - I love the idea of a field jacket, but have yet to invest in one.  This one from jcrew might be my first.

4: Stella McCartney Rollerball - I love changing scents for the season.  While I usually wear Marc Jacobs Daisy during the summer months, this perfume - with notes of rose, peony, and amber - is edgy while also being feminine.

5: Essie Nailpolish - The fall collection is amazing.  I've already tried for the twill of it, after school boy blazer, and vested interest and can't wait to try the remaining 3.

6: Gold Throw Pillows - I recently scored these Tahari pillows at HomeGoods (sorry, I couldn't find a link) and absolutely love the gold speckled detail.

7: Vince Camuto Boots - I bought these boots a few weeks ago.  The leather is super soft and the gold detail really pops.

8: Cable-Knit Throw - I mean, who doesn't want to cozy up with one of these blankets on cool fall nights.

9: Lululemon Wunder Under Tights - These are my go to tights.  They are a bit on the pricy side, but trust me, worth every penny and now an absolute staple in my closet.