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I love coffee. Sometimes people try to switch my coffee to decaf when I’m not looking. I can always tell the difference. I also like Pringles, but only the reduced fat kind because they crunch better when you bite into them and they don’t leave grease on your fingers. I’m…

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As part of our quest to support women’s issues, Katana Photography is excited to announce our first ever Celebrating Survival contest!
Having any kind of cancer is frightening and confusing. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Katana Photography is welcoming all survivors from all forms of cancer to participate…

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When I was looking to buy my wedding invitations (back in April), I found a lot of designers on Etsy. After narrowing it down to a couple different designs/companies, I contacted both for their pricing list. One was pretty significantly more expensive–almost $2 per invitation more. Which I think all…

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When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse…

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Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

Weekly Coffee

Single Ladies & Coffee Mugs - No we are not 80 years old.

My friend Eliza is a (relatively) newly single woman. Before Christmas, she and I went out to the Roosevelt Fields mall to do some holiday shopping and we inevitably ended up in Anthropologie. Otherwise known as the MOST AMAZING STORE EVER. The sheer sight of that store window can bring tears of joy to my eyes.

We walked in with the intentions of finding Liza some pretty, but sexy date outfits with a gift card she had. But we walked out with nothing but kitchen decor. Which is what ALWAYS happens. I am obsessed with coffee mugs and teapots.

I actually managed to refrain even though I fell in love with a couple of owl mugs. But my budget was tight and I just couldn’t justify it. Liza however managed to buy a few new water glasses and an iced tea pitcher–Which I told her, she would be very popular with her date if she opened the door wearing nothing but a couple of strategically placed water glasses. She, however, did not find this funny. I forget what little sense of humor people have when they’re stressing over a first date.

I kept obsessing over my owl mugs and after 3 weeks of pining, I realized I should have bought them. I went to 3 different stores in the city–none of which had them. I wanted to cry. Eventually, I admitted defeat and promised myself next time I saw something that was only $4, I would just spring for it. Then if I change my mind, I can always return them.

I had completely given up hope that I’d ever see the mugs again. And then Liza and I exchanged Christmas gifts…and an owl mug never looked so glorious and beautiful. BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER. Who cares about the expensive espresso machine my sister gave me. That Tiffany’s necklace from Sean? Phhhh, please. But this coffee mug will go down in history as THEGREATESTGIFTEVER.

Now if only I had answered the door with only a couple of water glasses in hand, we could have come full circle.

Single Ladies & Coffee Mugs - No we are not 80 years old.

Single Ladies & Coffee Mugs - No we are not 80 years old.

All Things Owl

All Things Owl

This is one of my favorite teapots. And although I really dislike tea (except for the very expensive kind), I love teapots. I have way too many for a girl who hardly ever drinks the stuff.

But of all my useless teapots, this one is my favorite.  And I can’t even accept the kudos for finding it. I was in Anthropologie with Liza and Maddie when all of a sudden Liza was holding this ceramic owl in my face. ” This is so you,” she said. And I don’t know what it was that made her say that…because I’ve never been a huge fan of owls or any kind of bird. But holy hell did I love that teapot!

I bought it on the spot. Which maybe I shouldn’t have done because a week later I lost my job. And ever since, I’ve been slightly obsessed with all things “Owl.”