Before Friday Features: Martina

Welcome back to our Before Friday Features section! Every couple of weeks we are going to feature awesome women from around the country and ask them their secrets to looking fly and tackling the workweek. This week we are in New York City talking to Martina, an Associate at Blackstone from Hanover, New Hampshire. Why New York City? … Read More

Red, White and Blue

It has been so hot lately that the thought of putting on pants in the morning is terrifying. I’ve been digging into my closet to look for skirts and I found this J. Crew skirt from last winter. I paired it with a simple white blouse and some cheetah print pumps. This T. Anthony bag … Read More

Watermelon Spritzers

It’s Friday and there’s no better way to celebrate the start of another sunny weekend than with a watermelon spritzer. You can pretty much consider it a healthy fruit juice. Makes 8 cocktails Ingredients 3 cups of watermelon 1 cup simple syrup 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup lime juice 1 liter club soda mint … Read More

Jalapeño Poppers

If it was up to me, I would eat appetizers and cheese plates for dinner every night. At restaurants I usually spring for two or three appetizers and call it a meal. I love having a variety of flavors and lots of options to try. These bacon wrapped jalapeños (I stole the recipe from my sister, … Read More

Put a Blazer on It: Crop Top Edition

Yep, you read the title correctly. I am wearing a crop top! I only recently was brave enough to pull this look off, but now I love incorporating my favorite crops into my work wardrobe. When paired with high-waisted pants and a blazer,* you can easily make your weekend crop tops office appropriate. Pants: Alice … Read More

Put a Blazer on It: Jumpsuit Edition

I’ve been wanting to  “put a blazer on it” with a jumpsuit for a while now, so when I saw this green number on sale at my friend’s store, Coop & Spree,* I had to grab it.  I paired it with a feminine white blazer, a belt and cream wedges which helped breakup the large … Read More

Shrimp Skewers

My mom’s entire side of the family (read: a ton of people) spends each 4th of July on a lake in Maine.  This 3-day party consists of a lot of eating, drinking, horseshoes, and cribbage. This year, I wanted to change things up a bit on the food front. I’m thinking lots of small appetizers … Read More

Stripes and Spikes

I’m heading out to the Hamptons this weekend, so I wanted an easy dress that could go from the office, to hours stuck in traffic, to dinner on the beach. I chose this cotton dress because it is super comfortable and won’t wrinkle even after wearing it all day. My office has denim Fridays all summer … Read More

Father’s Day Brunch

Father’s Day is this weekend. Instead of making a reservation at a subpar restaurant and ordering a prix fixe meal that’s just not that good, give your dad a treat and make a delicious brunch. If you’re scared of hosting a group, here are 5 tips for easy entertaining. 1. Prep as much as possible before … Read More

Basil Lemonade

Every summer I am inspired to create new specialty cocktails. Nothing is more fun than having a few friends over and relaxing by the pool with something light and refreshing in hand. I highly recommend this for your next summer BBQ. Serves 8 Ingredients 6 lemons (juiced to make about 1 cup lemon juice), 1 … Read More