Before I start this post, I have to mention that Bloglovin' may've eaten my blog at least temporarily. I made a request to have them update my URL since I switched to a custom domain because you can't do it yourself. Well they told me that they moved my page and followers but they didn't tell me where and it seems to be missing. I'm hoping that this issue will be resolved soon but it's been a little distressing to say the least. Update: My blog is back! Thank you Bloglovin'
I may have bought this Paul & Joe Beaute Top Coat because it comes in such a gorgeous bottle but it actually works pretty well and provides a shiny chip free finish to my nail polish.
The Diptyque Jasmin candle was a birthday present I received. I picked up the two astrology candles at C. Wonder's going out of business sale for $10. I'm an Aquarius and my husband is a Sagittarius. They all smell lovely.The Sephora Beauty Insider birthday gift this year is a choice between a Peter Thomas Roth skincare set or a NARS lip pencil set. The colors of the lip pencils weren't really me so I chose this one. I'm really more into skincare than makeup lately.
Colder weather calls for heartier comfort food like shepherd's pie which is great since the recipe has a good mix of vegetables including parsnips which I'm quite fond of. I've been making this every other week lately and it makes for tasty leftovers too.
The famous pastrami sandwich from Katz's Delicatessen. My husband and I usually split this along with some of their pickles because it is that big and that filling. And yes it's every bit as good as it looks. This place attracts tourists and locals alike for good reason.
We visited Shake Shack to try the new ShakeMeister burger. It is a classic Shack angus beef cheeseburger topped with crispy marinated shallots and Shack sauce. It was good but a little on the salty side. I prefer the regular burger with everything (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles) or Shroom burger more. This burger is available at all Shack Shake locations (except for JFK) for a limited time.
Two snow photos that I forgot to include in my snow day post last week. This is how the garden downstairs that I've often mentioned in my Floral Friday posts looks when it's covered in a blanket of snow. This view is prettier from my terrace than up close.
Depending on how much it snows, we sometimes get a dusting of it on the north corner of our terrace even though it's covered. During the big blizzard of 2010 we actually got 5" of snow across the entire balcony.
I took my mittens off to snap this shot of the famous Fifth Avenue location of the New York Public Library and my fingers felt like they were frozen by the time I was done. No joke it was that cold. Anyway this is such a beautiful building that I always have to admire it when passing by. No surprise that it's a national historic landmark.
Spotted on the wall at Banana Republic.