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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Alice Through the Looking Glass

alice-brooks-brothers-red-fleece-dress-2{Brooks Brother Red Fleece Dress (ON SALE!), Ralph Lauren Military Jacket, Dooney & Bourke Crossbody Bag, Zara Heels}

If you’ve been following along on the ‘gram, then you know that last week I had the pleasure of attending a truly amazing event: A mad-hatter themed tea party at the Lambs’ Club that included a roudtable interview with award-winning costume designer, Colleen Atwood. If you haven’t seen Alice Through the Looking Glass yet, then you definitely need to get on it (and I’ve got a special giveaway to help you out). The film picks up 6 years after our heroine’s first adventure, and I took my outfit queues from the opening scene which features Alice commanding her own ship while wearing a sharp captain’s military coat.


For the past 20 years Colleen Atwood’s work has blazed across the big screen in a number of films, including Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Beloved, Edward Scissor Hands, The Silence of the Lambs, Snow White and the Huntsman, and many more.

One of the most interesting things I learned during our talk was that she got her start in costume design much later in life – after having child and working in several other jobs. Originally, she wanted to become an artist, but had to sacrifice her dream for a more stable career in order to support her daughter on her own. Once her daughter was in college, Colleen set off for NYC with $500 in her pockets and along the way discovered her passion and innate talent for costume design.

Talk about an incredible story! Hearing her journey reminded me how we only seem to ask children what they want to be when they grow up. However, the growing process doesn’t stop once you become an adult, and it’s never too late to discover what your true passion is in life and to become wildly successful at it.


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Around Town {Parker & Quinn}

bb-hm-maxi-dress{H&M Maxi Dress, Schutz Gladiator Sandals, Banana Republic Hat}

The temps have finally started to cool down in NYC, and I’m loving it. The mornings are crisp enough for cardigan or light jacket, and the afternoons are absolute bliss with temps in the low 70s or high 60s. So while I wait to break out my boots and sweaters, I’m enjoying this time with great transitional pieces like this long-sleeve maxi dress that I picked up over the summer. I recently wore it to a weekend jaunt to Parker & Quinn for drinks and an early dinner after an afternoon of power shopping.


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Around Town: The Clocktower Restaurant at Edition Hotel

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If brunching were an Olympic sport, I’d win the gold medal for sure. And with so many delicous restaurants cropping up in NYC, getting in my peak performance training would be a breeze. While I definitely have my favorite haunts that I return to time and time again, I’m always on the lookout for someplace new to add to the rotation. I first got turned on to The Clocktower restaurant (tucked away neatly inside the New York Edition Hotel) earlier this year, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Their creme-bruleed french toast is to die for, and the lobster salad is divine (it’s also super-light, so feel free to indulge in a side of fries while you’re at it).

While the food at The Clocktower is top-notch, it also doesn’t hurt that the decor and ambience are upscale, yet inviting. There’s an open billiard room and a sumptious bar. And even though the space is large (by NYC standards), it still feels cozy and intimate because its subdivided into separate dining rooms. I love bringing my gals here for brunch, or sneaking in with my husband for a quiet, romantic affair because it’s never over-crowded, and you can always snag a seat without a reservation.

So if you’re ever near Madison Square Park (and the line at Shake Shack is too daunting), consider dropping into The Clocktower restaurant for a bite!

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Zara Lace Dress, Lanvin Sandals

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