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pin-spiration: millennial pink

Millennial pink has been “in” for a while now, but I don’t think it’s going anywhere. From iPhones to water bottles, I take every opportunity I get to make a purchase in this color. Here’s some pastel inspo from Pinterest.

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eat-a-city: SAVANNAH

In celebration of my birthday, I took a long weekend trip to Savannah, GA. It seems like kind of a random place to go, but I’d heard good things about the food and the scenery, and with a round-trip flight under $200, my sister (Diana) and I were game. We brought our mom, too. In the weeks leading up to the trip, we scoured Instagram and Yelp to compile a bucket-list of places to eat. These were my favorites.

The Collins Quarter

This place is brunch HEAVEN (and reminded me a lot of Two Hands in NYC). I got my go-to: avocado toast. Was not disappointed. My mom ordered a prosciutto eggs bene, and my sister got some kind of short rib/hash brown combination that was extremely tasty. In an ironic move, cold brew coffee from Brooklyn was served here.

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Leopold’s Ice Cream

Another frequently recommended place. We were in Savannah for three nights, and I had a scoop of this stuff every night. The peppermint stick was my favorite.

The Paris Market

To be fair, we didn’t here – but in addition to a sweet coffee and pastry shop, The Paris Market is an expansive shop with all kinds of home decor and odds and ends.

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The Olde Pink House

This iconic restaurant came up on every “must eat Savannah” list I read, but the dinner entrees were on the pricy side. We went for appetizers (blue crab beignets and buffalo shrimp) and drinks, and I was surprised that the food lived up to the hype.

Little Duck Diner

Another brunch spot. Had a breakfast sandwich the size of my face and bites of my sister’s crispy-cheesy-polenta thing. We HAD to get an on-brand cocktail that looks a lot better than it tasted (too much lavender for me!). The decor in here was to die for.

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Sandfly BBQ at the Streamliner

I have no clue how Diana heard about this place since it was a little far from the city center (we took an Uber), but it was SO cheap and SO good. I had a pulled brisket sandwich, and we shared slaw, sweet potato fries, regular fries, and mac and cheese. It’s in this retro diner car, and we could watch the sunset from our window seat.

The Coffee Fox

Solid coffee place. Cute decor and outdoor seating.

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B. Matthew’s

We sort of stumbled across this place on the first night, and ended up going back later. Great service, and even better kale salad! Seriously…I’m still thinking about it.

Mirabelle Cafe

Popped in here for an afternoon coffee (I got a dirty chai) and enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL atmosphere. So pretty. Right across the street from Savannah’s iconic cathedral, too.

Bonus eat: Giant Cinnamon Roll from the Farmers Market in Forsyth Park

I think the photo speaks for itself. We shared it three ways, and it was more than enough.

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All photos by me, 2018.

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romantic comedies to watch alone this valentine’s day

In my world, a movie earns the genre of “romantic comedy” if it meets three criteria: 1) it makes me laugh; 2) one of the major plot lines involves romance; and 3) the ending is (somewhat) predictable.

So, here are a few of my favorite rom coms that never go out of style. Love ’em all. Seen ’em all. Will continue to watch them all forever. Probably with a pint of frozen yogurt and a glass or four of wine.

13 Going On 30

I could literally watch this movie forever. And ever.

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The Princess Diaries

Surprisingly, this movie wasn’t on any of the “top romantic comedy” lists I googled, but Mia Thermopolis has it all. (Also, can we talk about the queen and Joe’s romance???)

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Serendipity

I kick myself everyday for living in NYC for 5+ years and still not making it to this iconic frozen hot chocolate spot. Sigh. Someday.

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Love Actually

Feel like I’ve talked about this a lot. Another movie I’ll never get sick of. Liam Neeson? Colin Firth? Young love? LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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You’ve Got Mail

Does it get better than Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan??

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Sleepless in Seattle

(See above comment.)

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Say Anything

Still waiting for the day a boy will hold a jukebox (wireless speaker?? iPhone X???) outside my bedroom window.

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

I didn’t watch this growing up, but finally bought into the hype when sequels started coming out and actually loved it.

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10 Things I Hate About You

Young Heath Ledger singing a Frankie Valli classic in a high school stadium? I’m sold.

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pin-spiration: valentine’s day

I’ve yet to be in a relationship on Valentine’s Day, but I still enjoy a lot of parts about the holiday. Chocolate? Yep. All-pink everything? Sure. Romantic comedies? DUH! Champagne? Why not?!

I’m planning to bring in some festive, heart-shaped sugar cookies for my coworkers today…and will definitely be hitting the clearance candy rack at CVS tomorrow. Do you guys celebrate V-Day?

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iconic hollywood dad bods

I’m many things, including a dad bod enthusiast. I have never been into super ripped guys…like, why do you have so much time to work out? Do you have a job? A social life outside the gym? Do you eat anything besides protein shakes and steak??

Anyway, I’m glad that there’s been a renaissance of the “dad bod” in Hollywood. Here are some of the most iconic ones, according to me.

David Harbour

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Chris Pratt

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Seth Rogen

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Alec Baldwin

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Matt LeBlanc

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travel vignettes: AUSTIN

tacos
lake
neon
amy’s ice cream
vintage
puppies
bikes
avodaco toast
waffle house
music

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things that are ruined for me because i shared them with boys

The best and worst part of dating someone is sharing your favorite things and places with them, thus building memories. But when the relationship ends, these moments aren’t so happy anymore and going to your favorite pizza place or watching something on Netflix just reminds you of them and makes you sad. Well, it makes ME sad.

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

Used to be my favorite song to play while I was driving in the summer in convertible mode (all the windows down, sunroof open) in my high school car. Not anymore. Sigh.

My favorite restaurant (Lil’ Frankie’s)

My favorite place in the world. My late-night spot, my hangover helper, my joie de vivre. Carbohydrate Capital of NYC. I love you. I don’t love that I shared you with someone who didn’t love me.

ILYSM ❤️❤️❤️ @lilfrankies

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My favorite TV show (The Office)

I’ve loved you for so long…why did I watch you with boys who didn’t text me back? I hate that we compared our favorite characters (Dwight, Meredith & Creed), preferred episodes (all the Christmas ones), and the cutest Jim & Pam moments.

My favorite tacos (Tacombi)

Yeah, there’s a lot of food on this list. But what can I say? I know how to eat.

 

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