What’s Cookin?

What to eat, cook, read, and do in the month that contains the greatest holiday (Thanksgiving, duh).

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Walking to work


  • Restaurants:
    • Airport food is lackluster, to put it nicely.  That’s why I love this roundup of restaurants at international airports that are actually worth your time.
    • The best bagel in NYC is HOTLY debated.  Errbody’s got an opinion.  NY Mag has recently done the research and compiled a list of The Absolute Best Bagels in New York.  My current preference, Daniel’s Bagels, which happens to be below my apartment and is very often overlooked, made the list as an honorable mention.  I feel vindicated!  I’m also very excited because #3 on the list is very very close to our new apartment.  Harlem  is not the first place people think of when it comes to bagels, but I’m so happy that the best (beating out crowd favorites Ess-a-Bagel, Murray’s, and Thompkins Square Bagels) is so close.  I can’t wait to try it and intend to host many a brunch at our new place just so I can serve them.
  • Cooking:
    • I love these ideas for $30 “friends night in”.  I might have to organize a One Night Book Club…
    • These Thanksgiving minis are perfect for Friendsgiving!  I particularly love the sweet potato casserole bites.  A meal made of all these would be a great way to get the holiday feels without all the work.  It’s probably also great if you’re working with a smaller crowd.
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Views from a North Fork winery

Food for Thought

  • I know it’s not the most popular house choice, but I am totally a Ravenclaw (yes, I have taken multiple sorting hat tests).  I love this reading list geared towards my specific Hogwarts peeps.
  • As someone who started her career in print media, I’m interested in understanding the rise and decline of print and really like this article about the iconic Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone.
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Flowers from my beau

Bits & Bites

  • I absolutely love seeing how 30 different women chose to style the same simple black dress.  Yay individuality!  Also, total inspo.
  • Wouldn’t you love to plan a vacation to stay in one of these bedrooms, inspired by iconic directors like Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola?
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Neighborhood stoops