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Treat yo self weekend

My Friday started with an MRI.


(You’re probably wondering “how does that qualify as a treat?” Just trust me.)

After I got my head examined, I had to run some other personal errands so I took the day off. It was a beautiful day in NYC – very unlike our typical Augusts – and I was feeling better than I have most days since the concussion.

Last Friday was also payday. It felt like a perfect Treat Yo Self day.

I started with breakfast-for-lunch at Delicatessen. If you go there, order bacon. Theirs is so good.


After brunch, I was ready to shop.

I went to Bloomingdale’s SoHo and got this Marc by Marc Jacobs black tote to replace my new-but-already-ratty Banana Republic bag.

I also got this cute Rebecca Minkoff quilted leather bag.

Photo via TheTrendDiaries.com

OK so I didn’t stop there.

I also got a pair of Belle by Sigerson Morrison sandals which I, unfortunately, can’t find online. These are the shoes I was looking for but, alas, Bloomingdale’s didn’t have my size.

The best part was the sales: I spent less than $400.

OK maybe the best part was the whiskey sour I had Friday night at Bowery Hotel. But that’s another story.

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Airport shopping in Dubai

Hi friends! I have missed you.
I’m in Dubai on my way from a wonderful time in Kenya.

Don’t worry: I didn’t buy any of these.


I also considered buying a hookah just to see my friends’ reaction as I boarded the plane. But cooler heads prevailed.


I also didn’t buy any Arabic lady fiction (because I will be asleep all the way to NYC).


Weekend Update

I approached this weekend with little planned – in a good way! Business travel Monday and Tuesday had left me feeling a bit tired.

Dinner on Friday with my friend Julie popped up as an option. We had a drink at Jane and then dinner at The Dutch. Very fun catching up.

Via glenwoodnyc.com

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I’d like to thank the Academy…the CVS Academy

That exists, right?

It totally should because I need to thank someone for acknowledging my super saver-ness. I got this email Monday:


This wasn’t a big surprise. Anyone who has snooped in my bathroom knows I’m a health and beauty hoarder. Continue reading

I bought it

Actually, I bought them. Two cocktail dresses. I went looking for one dress for my company’s upcoming holiday party but the prices were so good that I bought two. Total damage with sales and a Lord & Taylor coupon: $220.

First option is this silver number from Anne Klein.

Anne Klein

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