Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lately 9/17

Wearing: This gorgeous dress. Which happens to be on major sale.... but it's perfect for fall! I wore this while in NYC! I am going to try and get up a YouTube tutorial of my hair in these photos. Tresemme did my hair and I absolutely loved it. It looks somewhat complicated, but it's actually a lot easier than you'd think. If I can recreate it, I will post a tutorial!

I also just added this new-to-me style of Louis Vuitton into my repertoire. My friend Eugenia and I were shopping 5th Avenue in Manhattan this past weekend when we stumbled into LV and I spied the Favorite. I needed a brown cross-body and loved the leather strap but then the short gold strap. The size is just right. Perfect for a night out, but also large enough to carry during the day. It will be perfect for exploring Europe this coming spring!

Smelling: Diptyque's Figuier candle. I try not to be so in love with Diptyque because their candles are so pricey. But the figuier scent is my favorite and so perfect for this fall season. It's warm and cozy but also light and not over the top!

Watching: The trailer for Concussion. A movie due out in December, this trailer was just recently released. Not only is it an interesting and controversial topic (NFL + Concussions) but the entire thing was filmed in Pittsburgh last October-January! It was fun to read the local news articles where Will Smith was spotted at various restaurants, and to see all of the movie trucks around town. I remember last fall, one night I was driving down Forbes Avenue in Oakland and saw tons of trailers outside the museum and the entire front of the museum was lit up like it was daytime. I also got a peek when they were filming at St. Benedict the Moor, which I can see from my office window! A lot of movies are filmed in Pittsburgh which can be really fun for Pittsburghers to see once they come out. This movie looks like it has a ton of recognizable Pittsburgh shots. Fun fact: When Taylor Lautner was here filming Abduction, I met him at a Steeler game.. pretty neat!

Eating: Cookshop. We ate at Cookshop in NYC this past weekend. It's located on 10th in Chelsea and their food is unbelievably good. This was the second time I've been and it never disappoints!

Drinking: My Nespresso continues to be very well loved and used. My favorite pods are: Arpeggio, Ristretto and fortissio lungo. 

Listening: My Dinner Party Playlist-- what are your go-to's for dinner parties?

Pittsburgh-ing: Istanbul Grille. It's only open for lunch on the weekdays. It is located in the basement of the Steel Tower. It is SO good. Think homemade everything from hummus to falafel, to pita and more. I always just let the guy behind the counter fill my plate (this guy is the nicest!!!). But always be sure to get the hummus. It's cash only! I really wish they would open a regular restaurant, because I'd go all the time! Also, earlier this week, I posted my Pittsburgh Restaurant Guide. Definitely check it out if you are in the area.

Reading: Advice for a Happy Life- Charles Murray. My friend sent me this article and it might be one of the best I've ever read. It's so true.

Loving: It's the 60th Anniversary of Eloise and to celebrate, Rachel Riley, luxury childrenswear label has launched an Eloise capsule collection. She is the designer of many of Prince George's outfits. My BFF Eugenia and I stopped in the Plaza this past weekend to check it out. They're so precious, it's unbelievable!


The plaid collection is to. die. for. Also, this bag looks almost identical to the Mansur Gavriel bucket bag! Not to mention, it's less pricey, too! 


Maggie said...

Agree! Cookshop never disappoints, one of my favorite restaurants in NYC!!

Erin said...

I love that LV! Great choice!

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Erika Larson said...

Been loving all your playlists. Thanks for taking the time to make them. I fall into music ruts so easily and have been digging your August/September playlists. Thanks again! said...

Love this series! So fun to see what you're up to each week! Ps. that dress is amazing!


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