life lately (2).

a quickie roundup of life lately. nothing astounding — just a little fashion, food, and family time to make me feel exceptionally grateful this week.

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sample sale find. i love a good deal. i really do. i vehemently refuse to buy full-price brand name or designer pants. instead, i prefer to hit discount goldmines, like loehmann’s. but when loehmann’s folded as a company just a few months ago (RIP), i realized i needed to step up my sample sale game. so, when friends and i happened to stumble upon a hudson jeans sample sale in the flatiron district this week, i was pleasantly surprised (aka irrationally ecstatic). with some egging on from friends, i purchased these sassy skinnies (above). admittedly, i am a sucker for cheetah and these rang in at 1/3 of their original price. plus, they lessened my grief over loehmann’s closing–though only slightly–and thus i felt obliged to purchase them. ok, my justifications are now complete.

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celebrations. my inspiring parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this week. celebrations were undoubtedly in order. despite our failure to make plans until about four hours before dinner time on the day of the event, we managed to luck out and score an outdoor table at tom colicchio’s riverpark. its views of the east river were stunning, but its dishes were, well, more stunning. think fresh pea panna cotta topped with lush crab meat (above), whole dorade fish paired with lemon rinds, artichokes, and olives, and thick spaghetti laced with seafood and sautéed greens (below). the cityscape after dark wasn’t half bad, either.

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what did your week look like? check back soon for another post. spoiler alert: it includes brooklyn, pizza, and an east river ferry ride at dusk. you probably (definitely) won’t want to miss it.

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