The Street Where I Live

British by birth, New Yorker by nature.

TGIF- 01/05/15

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TGIF! What are you up to this weekend? I'm planning on a full stay-cation in this gorgeous and blooming part of Brooklyn we call home. Long chats with friends, sunbathing on my little slab of terrace and sleeping long and hard will all be the order of the day. It's going to be one of those spring cleaning type weekends, in which kitchen cabinets are dusted and sideboards de-grimed and old Winter socks consigned to the duster pile. Out with the old and in with the new. Bon weekend, mes amis. 


Don't you wish your packed lunches had looked like this

Inside the process of a novel. I can't wait to read this book. 

Why restaurants don't want you to order dessert.

A must follow, the Baltimore instagrammer who made the cover of Time Magazine. 

Our darling friends and newlyweds Kira and Tyler are currently honeymooning in Big Sur, staying in this dreamy hotel. Pure vacay fantasy!

Spring weather sees me back in my beloved Avarcas and I could not be happier about that.

The Guardian Blind Dates series is such a guilty pleasure. This recent one (pretty bad) cracked me up with recognition.

It's American Mother's Day this week and this really very sweet commercial has been doing the rounds (though it must be noted, zero points for diversity here- deep sigh).

I'd love a proper grown-up watch like this (Iphone dependence, be gone!) 

This pic of thuggy-weird-lyrical-dreamboat Tom Waits. I die.

Perfect gifts for the book nerd in your life (let's face it, that's you, right?)