My Week In Photos

  1. amazing bloody marys and burgers with a friend at PYT
  2. finally seeing Cage The Elephant live after a summer of trying
  3. organizing my shoes and utilizing every possible space
  4. mom’s home-cooked chicken cacciatore
  5. my vacation fund piggy bank that’s near full

Style Envy: Diane Kruger

I think Diane Kruger has an amazing sense of style that seems really innate and effortless.  Well,  there’s most likely at least some effort involved, but luckily for her that never comes through.  Whether she’s modeling a classic look or rocking a more eclectic ensemble, she always manages to look pretty and polished.  And that’s definitely something to be envious of.

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

I hate most cooked vegetables.  I much prefer them raw.  Especially something like broccoli, which is just plain weird when it’s cooked I think. Roasting, however, I can get behind.  Roasted vegetable still retain their crunchiness and don’t turn all mushy and unappetizing.  So when I stumbled upon this recipe over on Amateur Gourmet that promised me “the best broccoli of my life,” I was skeptical, but intrigued.

And you guys, this really is, like, the best broccoli I’ve ever had.  I mean it, it’s awesome.  Really.  Try it out.  I dare you not to like it.

Plus, it’s easy to make.  I paired it with an underwhelming crab-stuffed potato from the farmer’s market, but I would have been happy to eat the broccoli by itself.

Tinfoil is your best friend when it comes to roasting.  Also, don’t mind the dingy pan – it has been through the ringer.

Music Monday

I may be a little late in the game when it comes to Niki and the Dove, but lately I’ve been obsessing over the Swedish band.  It’s moody electro-pop at its best, but with singer Malin Dahlström’s lush vocals, it becomes almost otherworldly.  Check out “The Fox” below.

Friday Playlist: 9/23/11

{ Popped }

While I’m still kind of bummed that the Popped Music Festival has been moved from FDR Park to the Liacouras Center, ultimately I don’t think it’d be fun to get poured on the whole day.  Today’s Friday Playlist is comprised of the artists I’m excited to see.

  1. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
  2. Oscar Wilde – Company Of Thieves
  3. Gucci Gucci – Kreayshawn
  4. Grounds For Divorce – Elbow
  5. Whirring – The Joy Formidable
  6. Goods – Mates Of State
  7. Everything With You – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
  8. You Can Make Him Like You – The Hold Steady
  9. The Wolf – Miniature Tigers
  10. Sea Legs – The Shins
  11. Back Stabbin’ Betty – Cage The Elephant
  12. Last Night At The Jetty – Panda Bear
  13. Go Outside – Cults