Frames From The Weekend 12/12/2014 – 12/14/2014

Five more days of work and then I’m on vacation (more like a staycation) for a full week! That’s right, I’m taking the full Christmas week off from work and enjoying every single day with my parents here in wintery Manhattan.

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In less exciting news, I’m officially sick. Like my-throat-hurts-and-I-can’t-tame-the-endless-tickle-that-leads-to-coughing-attacks sick. My insomnia has finally disappeared for the most part (rejoice!) but the dry air from my heater makes breathing painful every evening before bed and the following mornings. Life’s way of balancing is interesting, is it not?


{Friday* a calm work-from-home day * starting a new book, ‘Tiny Beautiful Things‘ by Cheryl Strayed, with a side of chocolate + raisins + almonds * coffee #2 because FRIDAY! * all dressed up and fancy for a date (new animal print top from Loft, old bandage skirt from H&M) * }


{Saturday: * starting the morning with a fancy breakfast skillet featuring sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, spinach, avocado, and eggs * skipping Santacon for a short stroll around the UES for some light shopping and a few lovely hours reading at Barnes & Noble * hanging out at home with the best two boys in my life – Ben and Jerry (that entire pint disappeared somehow…#noshame) * starting to clip magazines for my 2015 Inspiration Board while watching ‘What If‘, which was a great movie * }


{Sunday: * finally sleeping in but sadly waking up with a sore throat and a side of a crazy cough * enjoying a lovely 3 mile run through Central Park * grocery shopping and stopping for a much needed coffee #2 * finally finishing decorating my lovely Christmas tree * cooking up a storm – carrot cauliflower soup and an entire chicken * }

I have a few friend reunions scheduled this week but nothing majorly exhausting. The main goal is to fight away this cold/flu for good before my parents’ arrival on Sunday!

One final note – I’m so so sorry for failing at commenting and responding to all your lovely comments lately. I’m still actively reading and enjoying everything all you ladies are sharing. December has turned out to be quite a busy month! I’ll return soon with a vengeance, I promise.

What are you currently reading?

What’s your go-to remedy to cure a cold?

♥ Irina


  1. December 15, 2014 / 11:25 am

    Ah, bummer that you’re sick! I feel in my experience as long as I rest and take care of myself, that sort of business usually clears up in a week or so, so hopefully you’ll be feeling 100% by next week! I actually have a similar dryness issue in my apartment, and I’ve been thinking about buying a humidifier to counter the drying effects of the heater. I haven’t done it yet, so I can’t speak to its effectiveness, but maybe something to consider? When I was younger my parents would often put a humidifier in our rooms when we had colds to help us sleep, so maybe you could kill two birds with one stone!

    • December 20, 2014 / 4:28 pm

      I ended up staying in all week and do indeed feel better at last! A humidifier does wonders.I actually have one here but am too lazy to pull it out from the depths of my closet haha.

  2. December 15, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    Awww sorry to hear about the cold! at least you did some fun and relaxing things over the weekend! i was so relieved to be done with exams that i made sure to make the weekend a fun one…and it fortunately turned out to be so 😀 . this week will be more about being able to do things i’ve been putting on hold for a while, and prepping for my hostess role when my best girl friends come over for a few days!

    • December 20, 2014 / 4:31 pm

      Hooray for completing exams!! Congrats, now enjoy all that free time and a fun (and wild?!?) girl’s weekend 🙂

  3. December 16, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    Oh man, I hope you feel better soon so you can fully enjoy that Staycation!

    We watched that movie last week and enjoyed it! 🙂

    • December 20, 2014 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks! I think I’m finally starting to feel like myself again…and my insomnia has disappeared at last! *knock on wood*