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Painting and Toasting at Clay Cafe

3 years ago

{alexis, photos by alicia} I am not the world's craftiest person. Last year for Valentine's Day, I baked history's ugliest pie. When I took a cake decorating class, my terrible icing artistry had my girlfriends rolling in laughter. So when someone suggested we go paint some pottery, I was a little hesitant. What kind of skill did this require? I can maybe be counted on[...]

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An Afternoon at the Arnold

3 years ago

{alicia} Let me preface this by saying I am probably the worst person ever to recap the Arnold. Yoga is as intense as I get, and I consider doing lunges while watching television a victory. What I'm trying to say is that fitness expos aren't my thing. If I haven't lost you, let's delve into my personal account of the Arnold this past weekend. Now,[...]

Travel

Key West #tbt

3 years ago

{alicia} As you may have gathered, Alexis and I like to travel. And though we have different styles of planning (she waits the last minute to book hotels, and I feel faint at the mere thought), we can both agree that travel is the one thing you can buy that makes you richer. With it being Throwback Thursday, it only seems appropriate to post about one[...]

Food

Happy Hour at G. Michael’s Bistro

3 years ago

{alexis} Happy hours are one of the sweetest simple pleasures in life, no? A heavy wooden door is opened by a handsome young man with a big smile, and you feel the heat hit you as you step up out of the cold. Soon your eyes adjust to warm bar lighting and you see, miraculously, two open bar stools waiting for you next to the[...]

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A Tale of Two Brunches

3 years ago

{alicia} They say it's unhealthy to live for the weekend, but I can't help it. It's the only acceptable time of the week you can sleep in, lounge all day with Netflix, and have excessive meals without feeling guilty. My breakfast during the week isn't very exciting (overnight oats with chia seeds, nut butter, and berries without fail), so I like to do it up on[...]

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16-Bit Bar + Arcade and Dirty Frank’s

3 years ago

{alexis} I know. It seems like I'm late to the Barcade party, but I assure you, I'm not! We live within walking distance of 16-Bit (both a blessing and a curse), and were there literally the day the opened it to the public. No, not opening day -- the day before that. Fortunately, I was not technically a blogger then -- I was a little too[...]

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Shabu Shabu at Ba Sho (Ba Sho)

3 years ago

{alicia} In the years I've lived in Dublin, I've driven by Ba Sho maybe eleventy billion times and thought "Huh, I should try that place sometime." Then I would go along my merry way and promptly forget. Fast forward to this miserable winter. I've been in a state of hibernation and craving every comforting meal in sight. Nothing like a polar vortex to put you[...]

Food

On Eating

3 years ago

{alexis} In winter, I'm a big fan of soup. It warms you up, and you can eat a ton of it without feeling like you have to swap your jeans for sweat pants. (Though there is something unsettling about hearing that slosh in your stomach after eating too much. What, just me?) So I was going to share one of my favorite soup recipes with[...]

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The Little Donut Shop

3 years ago

[caption id="attachment_231" align="aligncenter" width="523"] From the top, left to right: Samoa, Strawberry Shortcake, Cookie Dough, M&M, Cinnamon Roll, and Chocolate Pretzel.[/caption] {alicia} Every now and again, my friend Maria bribes me with pie, and I come over to watch some ridiculous movie we think we want to see. This past weekend, I came armed with the 2013 remake of Romeo & Juliet and a box of doughnuts[...]

Food

Shirred Eggs by Way of Mimosa

3 years ago

{alexis} The husband and I wanted to do a low-key Valentine's Day this year. Last year, I pressured him into the fancy dinner and cocktails, and we both ended up with food poisoning. Since the big day fell on a Friday this year, I decided to do a brunch (mainly because brunch means popping a bottle of champagne before you grind the coffee). You'll recall[...]

Food

In Which I Bake Muffins

3 years ago

{alicia} If I had to describe Wednesday in one sentence it would be the path to hell is paved with good intentions. The plan was to go to the grocery store, come home, press tofu for dinner, and exercise. Instead, I went to Trader Joe's, dragged myself up and down the aisles, forgot to grab milk, came home, and flopped into bed. Terrible. Under the[...]

Travel

Back to Beantown

3 years ago

{alexis} It is daunting to sit down to author your first blog post. I suppose there's nothing to do but jump right in. Let's start with my most favorite topic: Travel! So I just returned from a brief work trip to Boston. After having lived there for two years to attend grad school, I hadn't been back since 2011. So, as Boston would, it welcomed[...]

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Lately

3 years ago

{alicia} If you've read our introductory post, you know this blog is run by me and my coauthor Alexis. Here we are hard at work: I'm not ashamed to admit we called this a "business brunch." Never mind that we forgot to bring pen, paper, lap tops—you know, things conducive to having a meeting. Instead, we consumed everything in sight and took terrible notes on our cell[...]

Personal

Hello, World.

3 years ago

Welcome to our little corner of the Internet and thanks for stopping by. If you're reading this it's because we either strong-armed you into visiting (hi, friends and family!) or you like to read lifestyle blogs. By day we work in publishing (in fact, we share a cubicle wall), and we spend a lot of time dreaming (okay, whining) about where we would rather be,[...]