Beautiful Kitchen Inspiration

If there is one thing for certain, living in New York City for over 8 years has made me obsessed with kitchens. In particular, kitchens I will never have if I continue to live in the city. But, a girl can dream... and she can dream big!

Beautiful, warm, open kitchens that bring the sunlight in.... 
Marble counters that would make even the Italian Gods blush... 
And spaces so open one could do a cartwheel with a tray of artisanal cheeses and not drop a wedge.

You know the kitchens I am talking about. You imagine yourself twirling around in a cute apron‐ Sorry feminists, but I am getting old fashioned and whimsical here.

Are you drooling yet? From stainless steel to open cabinets, the list goes on for how many different ways to decorate and build a gorgeous kitchen. Hardwood floors instead of tile? Be still my beating heart. Bowls of lemons and plants also bring such an earthy balance to the room.

I don’t know about you but when I am at a party, I usually plant myself in the kitchen. Sharing stories, nibbles, sips, and good times! The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. 

Share your kitchen inspiration in the comments below.


NYC Bachelorette Venues

Greetings to anyone still reading! It's been a while since I've posted. I'm sorry. Between gearing up for a new show launch at work (more on that later), organizing my friend's bachelorette weekend, prepping for her wedding and our upcoming vacation, I've had little time to write and create post ideas. It's hard for me to come up with blog concepts because I don't want to just tell you "what I did today". I want to give you some sort of advice, recipe, inspiration, tips, reviews etc... At least something!

What I can offer you today is a review on the two places we went went for my friend's bachelorette dinner and drinks evening. Our first stop was at Casa la Femme. It's a beautiful Egyptian restaurant with excellent food, delicious cocktails (they make their own tequila) and a belly dancing show at the end. The belly dancer was so good. At one point she came out with a tray of candles on her end. Power to her! I wish I had pictures but it is dark in there and flashes from cameras while you eat are a bit annoying and it doesn't do the beauty in there justice. You'll just have to experience it for yourself! Pictures below are from their website so you can get the idea. Isn't it gorgeous?

After dinner, we headed to Amelie Wine Bar, a very European wine bar with hilarious staff. I loved them. French, Catalonian, etc. They were so much fun and made sure the Bride was happy and not thirsty. They had a great dry sherry that I adored. It was my little celebratory drink after all that planning. I just sat back, relaxed, and looked at everyone's smiling faces. A good time was had.

That's what's new. I hope to have more for you all soon!