Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mission: Scavenger Hunt

I love games, challenges, and pretty much anything out of the ordinary that involves competition and a sense of fun and adventure.

Having learned from the best as a CKB intern, (Camilla wrote the book on scavenger hunts.... ever heard of Bandit Ball??? You should ask her for the pics) - I adopted a love for scavenger hunts as well. My hunts are more daring than the ones you might be acquainted with....

For my best friend Samantha's birthday a few years ago, we tried to get the campus involved/ clad in neon. After dividing into 3 teams, we tackled a list that involved the following feats out and about on St. Lawrence's campus:

1. naked kayak in the Grass River
2. do a performance in the SLU student center

3. make out aggressively in inappropriate places

4. try to get a stranger to dance with you (grinding extra points)

5. get a boy to shave his legs

6. ask a stranger for their underwear (off their body)

7. eat a "fat-bag" ... (you have to ask a SLU grad about this one)

8. sing a song in the local Chinese restaurant then jump in their fountain

9. streak through the freshman dorms
10. shotgun a beer in the ODY/library

That was just a sampling... Needless to say, it was definitely a memorable birthday for my friend Samantha! And everyone on campus eventually found it was her birthday as well, thanks to our neon workout wear announcements... did I mention - scavenger hunts are best when they are themed???

I am plotting a scavenger hunt this summer on Nantucket, and yes it will be themed, and certainly photo-documented!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Style Icon: Ali MacGraw

The 1970's film Love Story usually evokes comments from fashionistas about Ali MacGraw's fabulous camel coat (Vogue's Lauren Santo Domingo tried to re-create it last winter), or her jeans (J.Brand took note - naming one style after the movie).

But what I love most about Ali MacGraw in the film is her summer clothes. Simple, fresh, and chic - her character's style makes me wish I had dark, straight hair (like my mother in the 70's) ... and the perfect white pants and black T ensemble.

I came across this Chanel ad campaign featuring MacGraw. She has the Brook Shields all-American, classic look that I love/hate.

"You stupid preppy!"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Slim Aarons

As if you need a reason to look forward to summer!
I love everything about the aesthetic of Slim Aaarons.

Read an interview between Slim Aaaron's daughter Mary Aarons and Habitually Chic blogger Heather Clawson here.

Monday, May 3, 2010


I became obsessed with this line of stationery last summer - and now I am a little jealous of my iPhone toting friends who can download the Gadabout Application!

I am in the midst of ordering stationery from the designer Hanna Brooks Nation, and here are some of my potential picks.

The Gadabout blog is also amusing, and I often snap up her music suggestions - as I am ALWAYS looking for new music.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Vegan Freak

... that was the name of the book that one of my college professors wrote about Veganism.

Not that I am a vegan (no to meat, yes to fish!) - but the vegan restaurant Candle Cafe, is one of my favorites in the U.E.S. of nyc. I love eating consciously, for the environment, for animals, and for health - and this gem of a restaurant caters to all of the above. Their mission statement reads as follows:

"Candle Cafe is dedicated to bettering the health of the individual and the planet by serving food fresh from farm to table. Our organic vegan cuisine is rooted in sustainability, eco-friendly practices, local farming, and compassion for animals."

Candle Cafe is on 3rd avenue, between 74 and 75
... and the cookbook - yes please!

Master Cleanser

Ok here I go... On the Master Cleanse for the next 10 days. No food. Just water with cayenne pepper, lemon juice and maple syrup. I will spare you the details throughout my liquid diet mission.. but hopefully after 10 days I will be an advocator for this trendy (but supposedly very effective) detox.
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