Five Things Friday

{a lovely glass of rose on the terrace}


It's just about summer's end as the last summer holiday weekend approaches. We are starting to feel the first signs of Fall, with a crispness in the air and a cool breeze on the city streets. I don't mind. I have had a wonderful summer and did so many fun things with my family. I'm ready to welcome Fall and all of its bristly leaves, tall boots, warm beverages and pumpkiny goodness with open arms. This weekend, we'll be celebrating the end of summer with a party at my parents house, followed by some relaxation and maybe some fun around Jersey City if the weather cooperates! I'm changing things up a little for Five Things Friday and including even more 'Five Things' toward the bottom of this post. I hope you enjoy!

Have a truly wonderful and safe weekend! 


{my new TV obsession; Scandal! I started watching without Shaun and now I can't find enough time to continue my binge!}


{graphic tees that can be layered with shorts, jeans, leggings & a leather jacket. Forever 21 has a ton on the cheap}


{loving essie's fall 2014 collection; especially the perfect cover up, 3rd from left}


{fun city art that I'd love to hang in my home; ikea; found via create, bake, celebrate}



5 Things in Pop Culture This Week:

UpRoxx ranks the most evil character on Always Sunny…I was 5 for 5, though I think the order of top 2 are debatable.

I was so sad to hear that Joan Rivers is in the hospital. I have the Fashion Police Emmy/VMA special queued up for tonight.

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie got married. I actually already thought they were married, so…

Can it be true? And do we want it to be? 

It turns out Tony Soprano is


5 Food Links I Loved This Week:

copycat pumpkin spice latte. I can't wait to make this so that I can save $5 per cup at Starbucks and also not be poisoned.

sno ball brownies.

cool, summery strawberry pudding pops, perfect for the kiddos!

use up those extra berries on some sweet and savory balsamic soaked strawberries & goat cheese crostini 

amazing key lime pie popcorn, which just takes me back to siesta key


5 Other Things I Read This Week:

a great read: 7 things people with anxiety want loved ones to know

these paper box drawer organizers had me at hello

i will gladly work on these 10 behaviors to steal from your kids

after much debate in my office, we're glad catherine agrees: don’t put away your whites just yet.

couldn't have said it better myself: 8 things I’ve learned about marriage