Frames From The Weekend 7/12/2013 – 7/14/2013

Monday, Monday, Monday, I am not a fan of you whatsoever. At least memories of the weekend make this day tolerable. We’re currently experiencing another crazy heat wave here and it’s supposed to reach 97 degrees mid-week. Ahh! I’m planning on avoiding the subway at all costs although that’s probably not possible. Summer – I love you but I hate you sometimes too…


{Friday faves: snacking on sweet organic blackberries *** polishing off the remainder of my red wine and simultaneously showing off my new favorite polish – ‘Vamp‘ by Chanel *** sneaking up on my building’s rooftop…that’s the smile of success! *** a tasty lunch featuring whole wheat pasta, chicken sausage, tomatoes, and fresh basil *** a much needed mani + pedi to start the weekend off right}


{Saturday brunch at Alice’s Tea Cup! We shared two teas and a 3-tier breakfast featuring freshly baked scones, scrambled eggs, and yogurt+fruit+granola. I chose the vegan strawberry-chocolate chip scone and it was and even tastier topped with jam + whipped butter. I will most definitely return to Alice’s Tea Cup…the food was great and the atmosphere was cozy and adorable.}


{Some weekend randoms: drinking red wine before heading out *** finally purchasing a full-length mirror (!!!) *** walking down the streets of NY…my heart still leaps every time I see this view *** NYPD in Union Square – there was a huge protest in the square after the Zimmerman trial *** one man’s trash is another man’s treasure – I spied these knives waiting to be thrown out and picked them up just in case, they are completely new and still packaged *** my french press shattered so I made my way to Bed, Bath & Beyond to purchase a real coffee maker}


{By far the best and coolest purchase EVER: an authentic Soviet coin from 1913 made into a necklace! How amazing is that?!? The coin is literally a century old, incredible! Just thinking about where this coin has been in the past 100 years makes me giddy. I bought it from a street vendor who has a killer collection of coins from all around the world. I’m planning on stalking her down next weekend and purchasing more! Although this 1913 coin is one-of-a-kind.}

Are you experiencing a heat wave? How do you cope with this madness?

Do you enjoy collecting coins? 

♥ Irina


  1. July 15, 2013 / 11:43 am

    Okay, first of all that pasta dish looks absolutely incredible and as long as I remember, I am DEFINITELY going to recreate it sometime in the near future. No questions asked.

    That coin is SO cool! I “collect” international coins (collect seems like the wrong word, since I don’t go out of my way to get them, but I’ve had family members give me currency (bills and coins) left over from international trips, and the two times I’ve been out of the country I made sure to hang on to a coin or two from the country I visited), I love history, and I’m particularly interested in Russia, so the fact that you combined all of those things in one necklace is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

    Good luck with the heat! It’s supposed to be pretty toasty here in Chicago as well this week, but not up to you guys’s levels. Stay cool!

  2. July 15, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    Had a not-so-fun heat wave during the 4th of july weekend. Glad that’s over!

    Those are really cool knives! Why would someone just throw them out? New Yorkers, haha ;).

    Cool coin necklace!

  3. July 15, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Okay, you are seriously adorable. It looks like you’re having an AMAZING time in the city so far (minus the heat wave) and I’m so happy that everything is falling into place for you- I knew it would!
    Brunch and mani/pedis are the perfect weekend indulgences, in my opinion. And those scones look unbelievable! I’m a huge fan of scones but only when they’re baked correctly, otherwise they can be dry and flavorless.

    I hope you’re able to survive the heat this week! Lots and lots of water…and maybe an ice-cream or two. (:

  4. July 16, 2013 / 6:19 am

    So my friend (we call her the disney girl) is obsessed with Alice and Wonderland. Somehow I need to take a trip to NYC with her just to take her there! Your weekend looks awesome girl. I would say the subway is definitely unavoidable this week probably I wonder if they will ever install AC down there?!?

  5. July 16, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    So glad to see that you are enjoying the city! 🙂 And what an awesome necklace!!

  6. July 19, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    I can’t believe you found those gorgeous knives waiting to be thrown out!!! What an incredible find!!!

    That necklace is AMAZING. It is living history right there in your hand!!!

    And now I am so inspired to go for high tea… YUM!!!

  7. July 22, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    That all looks pretty appetizing. How is your running going?