Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Excuse me...can I use your restroom?

Honestly, my bladder is the size of an olive. I am a child. I have to pee 17 times before Boyfriend and I get in the car to drive to the beach......2 hours.....and we STILL have to stop. I don't even drink excessive amounts of water. Mostly because I have to pee so much if I do.

The whole point of this TMI post is that in scouring Thrillist.com for this month's man post, I came across the most amazing app for my new toys iPad/iPhone.

This is for those days when I'm trying to get some shopping errands done, or I'm on a 10 miler with J Dubs and I can't hold it.

TMI? Sorry. Don't pretend you aren't going to download it.

I should have thought of this app. Seriously. Or at least contribute. Maybe I can send in recommendations. Or maybe that would just put me in a position to do a pee pee dance the next time I head to one of my "secret" public restrooms.

Just in case you are still reading. My list includes:

Bread and Butter on 29th and Park Avenue South (2 bathrooms, one upstairs and one down. No one will ever notice)
Starbucks on 29th and Park Avenue South
Loehman's on 17th and 7th Avenue (down the stairs as soon as you walk in)
Bed Bath and Beyond on 19th and 6th Avenue (on the left when you enter, right next to the Customer Service desk)
Starbucks on 17th and Union Square West (in the very very back)
Stuyvesant Town restroom on the Oval (must have an access card. No I don't live there)
24 Hour Fitness on 26th and Fifth Avenue (obviously I am a member here)

Anyone see a trend? Yes, I only venture about a 20 block radius from my apartment.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Sorry for going MIA. Familia in town = no time to blog.

I still have food on the brain, though. Yesterday I made Pumpkin Banana Bread with some random things from the kitchen and it ended up being the best bread I've made to date.

Did everyone finish their Christmas shopping? I did....phew.

Speaking of food on the brain. check. this. out. Fitnessista.com had this on her blog this morning. I die.

I can't even imagine. I've been scouring the internet to purchase online to no avail. If Santa wanted to leave this in my stocking, I wouldn't be mad.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Anyone subscribe to Giuliana Rancic's FabFitFun emails? If not, you should CHECK IT OUT. They aren't obnoxiously often and the content is generally applicable to me.

Today's email made me laugh....check out the Thanksgiving timeline. So. True. Granted, this year Boyfriend is joining my family in NYC for dinner at Becco (our favorite Italian restaurant) instead of slaving over our moderately sized oven and lack of cook-ware SO there will be no leftovers. I'm torn between being glad I won't be gorging and sad because leftovers are, by far, the best part of Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2011
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Healthy T-Day Swaps

Easy tips to lighten up your Thanksgiving feast

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips
A timeline of a typical Thanksgiving dinner:

4:00 Your family sits down and starts devouring everything in sight.
4:45 Everyone leans back and agrees that they’ve never eaten so much…
5:30 You all stagger into the family room to watch football.
6:00 Halftime — back to the table for pie!
6:20 More complaints about overeating followed by more pie!
6:45 The meal is finally over and, ignoring all evidence, everyone agrees that they didn’t really eat that much. It’s back to the family room for more football and potato chips.
12:00 Raid the fridge for a midnight snack.

If any of this rings a bell, we have something very valuable for you. No, not a forklift to get everybody out of their chairs, but a healthier, less fattening way to celebrate!

We chatted with Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop’s Chef, Kristi Ritchey, who totally embodies what it means to be a healthy foodie! After a lifelong struggle with her weight, the LA-based chef lost 110 pounds with a steady diet of Greenleaf’s healthy menu items and regular exercise. Check out Kristi’s 10 easy tricks to healthy holiday feasting:
  • Think outside the box when it comes to the menu. Include salads and vegetable dishes. FFF loves Greenleaf’s Roasted Cauliflower Salad!
  • Omit thick, dairy-based sauces for meats. Use marinades or rubs to add flavor.
  • Make roasted yams with agave and cinnamon instead of candied yams to cut calories and fat.
  • Create a menu, estimate how much food you will need, and then decrease it by 25%. Most people have a tendency to make too much food, and thus overeat.
  • When making stuffing, substitute wheat bread instead of white; egg whites in place of whole; use fat-free milk, and add extra vegetables and fresh herbs.
  • When basting roasts, use a homemade vinaigrette instead of butter.
  • Make your own dressings and sauces using seasonal inspirations. This can be super simple. For example, to create Greenleaf’s Pomegranate Reduction, just simmer pomegranate juice until it has the consistency of syrup.
  • Use agave or sugar substitutes in desserts. There are also recipes that use unsweetened applesauce in place of butter.
  • If you want cranberries with dinner, make a cranberry-orange relish sweetened with agave instead of the traditional sugary cranberry sauce.
  • When putting out snacks for the football game, make smart choices such as popped chips or veggies with hummus.
xx, The FabFitFun Team

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

iPad App Suggestions

I'm totally addicted to my new iPad. Thanks to my boss...

I just bought this case as an interim to the perfect case (yet to be determined)
Any suggestions on iPad apps or cases? I'm loving ShopStyle.com and CNN I think the most thus far.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Initial It

I want each and every one of these:
Urban Outfitters $20

Max & Chloe $66
Etsy $18 

Etsy $42

Urban Outfitters $8 or 2/$12 to stack!
Etsy $28 
You can customize this. I am going to get two of them. One with my initial and one with Boyfriend's
Etsy $26.99. 
and for my expensive taste....
Max & Chloe $225

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Do

So I need a change. My hair is boring me. Aside from going blonde (again) which Boyfriend has prohibited, I don't know what else to really do besides this Ombre thing.

My inspiration photos: Let me know which one you like, please! I need assistance. Also, if you have any suggestions of color specialists in NYC, please let me know. I have a regular hair cutter (Jemma at Arte Salon on Elizabeth Street, who also does Taylor Swifts hair :-)) but I don't have a colorist.


The perfect Ombre from SomethingNavy
side note: I love SomethingNavy.com. She is ADORABLE and daring but also usually pretty "functional" stylish. Check her out! I think I've said it before, she lives a block away from me and I'm scared I'm going to see her and think that I know her......I've done this with numerous celebrities "you look familiar, have we met?" derrrrr. 

OR should I try it at home like I usually do?

I Die for Rachel Zoe

I literally want EVERYTHING in Rachel Zoe's new line. I also want to be her in this photo

Some highlights....
Harper's Bazaar

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Man Post (sort of)

Without naming names, I have a male friend who recently introduced me to the land of, "what men think women do after men break up with women"

".....well you guys have to go off and and eat your ice cream and shed a few tears and kick a few bags before you feel better. Convene your jedi council and hate on men everyone and all that jazz"



So This Is What Rejection Feels Like?

Read it and weep. One down, two to go...

Anyone know a contact at Weill Cornell Medical School in NYC?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Product Review - The threading spring

Remember this post about the threading spring thingamajiggy? Well it arrived, and I used it. OUCH!!!

Needless to say, it works. Pain is beauty right?

For $1.95 + $6.95 shipping and handling, I now have a fuzz free face :-) and Boyfriend has one fuzz free ear. Tee hee.
CATO Facial Hair Remover via Amazon.com

I apologize for teasing you with a Floub/Real Loub post. I'm going to attempt to take photos of my floubs tonight and post a comparison by tomorrow. Check back!