Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Random Adventures

OK... so it is Lupita, which is an awesome choice! I think MCW got it right. Good guess!

Yesterday, my friend EK and I went to my doc appt to remove my bag of fun aka my catheter. Freedom!  I felt so relieved and freed. It was the first time in 2 weeks that I could really leave the house for more than a short period of time. We went to lunch after because it was so beautiful out and I wasn't ready to go back home. We went to Pier 6 in Charlestown so we could enjoy the view and get some good eats. It was the first time I ate at this place and I was pretty impressed.  I had an awesome grilled shrimp dish with cous couscous and greens. It was so simple, not to heavy, but delicious and satisfying. I also stole some of EK's fries, because why not? Anyway, I am psyched that I finally tried it for more than a bev and glad I have a new place to go.

I also read this post this morning and loved it.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Adventures in Guessing (Most Beautiful Woman)

Tomorrow People magazine will declare who the World's Most Beautiful woman is. Last year it was GP, which a lot of people disagreed with because she is so unlikable.  I actually like her. I find her snobbishness/elitist attitude entertaining. Plus, I do think she this is gorgeous and has an awesome body for a 40+ year old (and as I am creeping up on 40, I totally appreciate that...even if she does have unlimited resources). 

So, I am taking a gander at who this year's Most Beautiful woman will be. My guess is Mila Kunis because she is gorgeous, newly engaged to Ashton  (which makes me unbelievably happy for some reason) and preggo.  My second guess is Jennifer Lawrence. Only for the fact that everyone is crazy for her and I thought she should have probably won last year despite my love for GP.

I put too much thought into this stuff. I told the bf my theory this morning and it was ignored. He doesn't really entertain my celeb thought process. 

Do you have any guesses?

Stay tuned .... 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Adventures with Products

I am always looking for the best under eye concealer that really works. I will buy tons of different ones.  Expensive and not so expensive (usually, all Benefit or Laura Mercier). I will layer them and use brighteners, but always still feel like I still look tired or feel like they get all caked up and accentuate any little wrinkles that I have around my eyes.

Before I left for Naples, a few weeks ago, I found myself in CVS buying some last minute packing supplies.  I always browse the make up aisle because you never know and I am glad I did because Almay has some new products out and I am little obsessed.

You can find it here 

This concealer and brightener in one is seriously one of the best concealers I have ever used. Ever. I have been wearing this and no other make up products other than a moisturizer and I feel like I look awake, my eyes looks bright and healthy. I highly recommend this for anyone that has the same issues as me.

If you have dark circles like me, what do you use?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Online Window Shopping Adventures

I have seen plenty of scary little Easter bunny pics in the last few days.  We aren't doing much for Easter since I am still a tad home bound. If the Easter bunny did want to send me on a little treasure hunt, I would like to find these at the end of that little hunt.

Padlock Ankle-Wrap Suede Pump by Tom Ford

It has been awhile since I have seen a stiletto that has made me stop and think 1) Do I still wear stilettos? and 2) Are these work appropriate?  I think I can say yes (maybe) to each one if I have these. Anyway, these little beauts aren't cheap, so please Easter Bunny remember me.
This is what I would wear with them with very minimal accessories  (all dresses can be found on Piperlime here). That padlock is all I need.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Day to Day Adventures

It has been one week and two days since the surgery. I am beyond glad it is over and trying to get back to normal.  It has been harder than I thought, but way easier than it could have been. I feel fortunate for all the love, friends, visitors, flowers, cards, emails, texts, food delivery and little gifts to brighten up my day.  I won't get  into the hard stuff cause really no one wants to hear that, but when things have been hard, I try and get over it pretty fast and move on.  I know it hasn't been a life or death situation  - it isn't that serious - but I do have a big takeaway. Life has all its little struggles and the only thing that matters is the people you have around you.  I have been surrounded by friends throughout this whole thing. They have picked up slack whether I wanted them to or not. It has really made a world of difference.  So, a huge thanks to them.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Adventures with me lately

I have spent the last week in Naples to get my head in the right place for surgery.  I went to this gorgeous little hotel, stayed in the best suite (bigger than my apt with ocean views).  All by myself.  I had a friend in the area and joined her the last day. There is something amazing about going away by yourself.  I loved it and would do it again. 

Tomorrow is the big day. I am scared. I am also eager to get this over with as soon as possible and get on with the recovery process. 

This is my new happy running song. I never really liked it until recently.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Weekend Adventures

The bf and I bagged VT this weekend. Stayed home and did a lot of lazy things.

Ate: I found this chicken enchilada recipe on Real Simple, which is super easy to make and so very good. I don't really like cilantro so we skipped that. I don't really like "canned" anything, but did we find a "carton" of organic sauce that was awesome. You will have to look around for it since the name escapes me. We bought an organic black bean and rice mix from Whole Foods, cooked that separately and mixed that in for the second baking. I highly suggest this for a quick Mexican fix, if you need one.

Watched: I have now seen almost all the Oscar movies. Blue Jasmine, I loved. Wolf of Wall Street, I really liked. Gravity, couldn't watch much more after George was out.  Next weekend, I will try and get to 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club. Oh, and I did sneak in a little of How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days, because, who doesn't love that movie. I also started watching the Lindsay Lohan docuseries on OWN. So riveting.

Read: Started "Me Before You' - so far so good.

Sunday Afternoon  Date Night: Oysters, Fish and Chips, Lobster and Wine.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Adventures with Finding Things You May Like Too...

While perusing some instagram pics, I came across a pic (sorry, I can't remember the blogger) who mentioned Everlane's totes.  This girl right here loves a good tote. I live out my LV Neverfull that is maybe 6 years old. That thing goes everywhere and I cram as much stuff as I can in it. It is so beat up, but I can't buy another one. 

Anyway, I went on their website and you should too (HERE). Basic tees and sweatshirts around 15-40 dollars and the chicest totes. Seriously, love love love. I am contemplating buying this tote first.

Also, because I love to do a little research, I found all these celebs carrying it... 

By the way, I totes have more totes ideas. Will share later this week. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Adventures on Taking the Good with the Bad

The last week or so has been pretty bad for me. Two Friday's ago I got a call from my doctor saying I have a tumor on my left kidney, which is cancer. After months of struggling with not feeling very well this was a shock since I really thought it was just maybe a stone or worst case scenario onset of some weird kidney disease. After multiple doctor appointments it doesn't seem so bad after all. I have to remove the kidney, which is fine. I found a doctor that thinks he can remove half which would be great, but it may be a bit of a long shot and we will just remove the whole thing. I am totally ok with that since once removed the chance of any cancer coming back is less than 5%. Also, no chemo, which I was very relieved to hear. So, if you are going to have any kind of cancer at all, this is a good one to get.

This past weekend was pretty good (w/ my better attitude). On Friday, we rented American Hustle. I loved it... I mean, I never was a huge Amy Adams fan, but she killed it. And her clothes...awesome. On Saturday, I went to dinner with the bf, his brother and sis-in-law and it was so nice to see them to laugh and chat. On Sunday, one of my gf's had a baby shower in Marblehead. I seriously love my friends idea of what 'showers' should be. Champagne, snacks, candy and girl time with the side of opening up some presents. These aren't the long showers of playing stupid games and opening 200 presents. This is a group of ten ladies with drinks in hand, chatting, ohh'ing and ahh'ing with an occasional  "OMFG, that is so cute" thrown in here and there. I loved it.

Hope your weekend was great!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thoughtful Adventures

Ugh - I watched this shit show. I took a hiatus for years, because it was just too much to deal with. Anyway, I got sucked into this one. He is beyond gross and what is with her always looking at him like this? She was creeping me out on the after show. It is almost like someone said to her "pretend you are into him" and this is how she does it.  Seriously, yuck.

In other news, I am so psyched those crazy old drunk bats from NYC are back on. Yay.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Movie Adventures

I remember being little and watching Annie over and over from a well worn VCR tape. Loved that movie.  Rags to riches story? Yes, please.  I am pretty thrilled that they remade it and am totally going to watch it when it comes out. I wonder if I can get the old one on Netflix?

Speaking of Rags to Riches (and I am not sure why this just came into my mind)... Does anyone remember this show? Loved it too. Totally 80's. I sometimes catch myself singing this and thinking of this show. Funny how something from your childhood totally sticks with you forever (as cheesy as it it is).

Monday, March 3, 2014

Adventures by Me (Weekend Randomness)

This weekend was fairly quiet for me. I went to Pure Barre, got a pedi, spent some qt with Ruby, cleaned my apt and went to visit my long time bestie for a sleepover with her and her kiddos.

I also watched a little bit of the Oscar's. Actually, only the first 30 mins before True Detective came so, so I got to watch my soul sister Jared win. I did spend a lot of time watching the E! red carpet. Why are these pre-shows like 5 hours long now? It is kind of ridiculous and the people start to get super annoying after awhile. 

Did you have any favorite looks? Hands down Charlize for me. My runner up would be Naomi.  What did you think? Also, if you watched True Detective how stressed out are you that there is only one episode left?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Shopping Adventures

Last night I got my hair highlighted and on my way home I stopped in Anthropologie to look for a new bath mat.   I walked out with this dress below (also a candle, earrings and a rose bud salve). Retail therapy? Most likely. I am wearing the dress now and I am not sure I love it. It is definitely loose and comfortable. I should have maybe gone down a size, but it would probably be more of a shirt than a dress.

I almost picked up these two skirts as well.  The pink one I am kind of glad I didn't. It is super cute/preppy, but I would never wear it.  The second one I still love. I am going to try and watch it to see if it goes on sale.