The Pink Diary

12.12.2014

GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

Hello from New York! I know this is last minute but I wanted to share my gift guide for her for those stuck on what to get for that special someone, friend, co-worker, or family. Here’s a roundup of some items that I personally picked out, I tried to find things for the every girl to the girl who likes to splurge. Happy shopping :)

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1. MANSUR GAVRIEL BUCKET BAG $460 | The “it” bag this year – simple and classy
2. MADEWELL SOCKS $10.50 | Comfy & fun socks – perfect to give to a friend or co-worker
3. CATBIRD RING $318 | For those that want to splurge – 14k rose gold ring with the words “meow”
4. DIOR LIP BALM $27 | Lip balm that moisturizes and hydrates your lips with a lovely rose scent
5. BOOK | HOW TO BE PARISIAN $16.95 | Heard great things about this book
6. NIKE AIR MAX THEA $90 | When style & comfort collide – perfect for dressing up or down
7. CAT EYE MASK $24 | For the traveler or someone who wants a good night sleep
8. POMMES FRITES CANDLE $16 | Lovely scent, great for any candle fanatic 
 
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1. RIFLE PAPER CO. APPOINTMENT CALENDAR $26 | Never miss a date with this wall calendar
2. BAN.DO IPAD SLEEVE $25 | Fun iPad sleeve for the tech savvy gal
3. KATE SPADE ACRYLIC TAPE DISPENSER $24 | Office desk essential for the working gal
4. BROOKLYN CANDLE STUDIO GTL $24 | Keep your workspace fresh with this soy candle
5. JONATHAN ADLER AMPERSAND PAPERWEIGHT $14.95 | Keep your documents in place with this
6. SUGAR PAPER LA CARDS $6.25 | Love these adorable cards
7. KATE SPADE MUG $20 | Every girl needs their go to mug when sipping on tea or coffee
8. RIFLE PAPER CO. ART PRINT $50 | A fun print to liven your workspace 
9. JONATHAN ADLER MATCH STRIKE $42 | Store your matches in this porcelain horse head
 
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1. TOPSHOP SWEATSHIRT $58 | Stay warm in this “chic happens” sweatshirt
2. BURBERRY CASHMERE BEANIE $450 | Splurge on this beanie 
3. LARSSON & JENNINGS WATCH $325 | Black on black watch for the minimalist
4. SAM EDELMAN PETTY BOOTIES $120 | Go-to booties – my personal favorite 
5. PROENZA SCHOULER LARGE CHAIN SHOULDER BAG $785 | The perfect bag 
6. C. WONDER MITTENS $38 | Keep your hands warm and toasty with these cable mittens
7. J.CREW QUILTED DOWN VEST $120 | Perfect for layering
8. H&M TUBE SCARF $17.95 | Infiniti scarf – great gift for anyone  
 
 
 
 
 

Love, Sharon

12.10.2014

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK ALOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

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New York is the place to be during the holidays! The streets are sparkling with lights and shops adorned with festive decorations that gets you in the Christmas spirit. It was snowing today which made my sister’s wish come true because she’s always wanted it to snow on her birthday. Happy Birthday to my sister, Deborah, if you’re reading this I hope you know that I love you and am always proud of you. Thank you for being a role model and always encouraging me and laughing at my lame jokes when no one else would. Cheers to making new memories and laughing at our past mistakes!

 

 

Love, Sharon

12.01.2014

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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Happy December 1st! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family & loved ones and got some Christmas shopping during Black Friday. I took a couple of days off and went to Charlottesville to relax and spend time with my friends. Found an adorable cupcake cafe, SweetHaus, which had an amazing selection of flavors that bursted in my mouth like fireworks. Stopped by Bodo’s for their legendary bagels (which lived up to its hype) and The Local which had the best mac ‘n cheese I’ve ever had. I couldn’t leave without wine tasting at Kings and enjoyed the charming decor and beautiful scenery outside while sipping white wine and chit chatting about life, love, and dreams. Can’t wait to make another trip!

Until then…counting down until Christmas! P.S. Hope you guys like the new blog layout xx

 

 

Love, Sharon

11.06.2014

LIFE LATELY

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It’s starting to get chilly which means I get to dress comfy and sip on hot cocoa! I’ve been feeling uninspired after my trip to New York so I’ve been going to cafe’s and trying to refocus and figure out what I’m passionate about. The sun has been setting earlier which has motivated me to wake up and start my day early. I’ve recently redecorated and furnished my room with succulents and cacti which has livened up my room! I did some online shopping for my desk space and purchased prints and home decor which lit up my room with the pops of color. What’s keeping you going and staying motivated?

P.S. picked up Taylor Swift’s 1989 cd and it’s living up to the hype. 

 

 

Love, Sharon

11.04.2014

NYC DIARY PART 3 // FAREWELL NYC

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This post rounds up the last part of my trip to New York! For the last couple of days I decided to venture out to Brooklyn and familiar places I cherish going to such as Flatiron and Meatpacking. Williamsburg, Brooklyn is always a cool place to go because of the vibrant buildings and laid back vibe compared to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Here are a list of some places that I would recommend:

EATS

1 | Joseph Leonard
Definitely a place you should check out! I would go during the weekday because usually on the weekend there’s a long wait. Their avocado toast is amazing with the perfect hint of sea salt that adds a nice crunch to the toast.
2 | Presstea
Great selection of refreshments and food! Their tea is nothing like I’ve tasted before your tastebuds will thank you later. Next time I want to try their ramenritto!
3 | Friend of a Farmer
A spot tucked in Gramercy that has fresh ingredients which makes this place even better. I had the cobb salad and the bacon is delicious…want to go back just for it!
4 | Maison Kayser
Don’t be fooled because it’s a franchise they have delicious bakery goods and food! Next time I want to come here for brunch their menu is fantastic.
5 | Bakeri
Adorable bakery in Williamsburg, Brookyn. Had tea and a couple of pastries their lavender shortcake is delicious! A charming place for those who want to take a break in between their stroll for some treats.
6 | Momofuku Milk Bar
Went to the Brooklyn Milk Bar for their cereal milk soft serve (all milk bars carry this) and to pick up the corn cookie! They’re known for their crack pie and yummy desserts!
This place was beautiful at night with the outdoor lighting so my sister and I decided to go after Chelsea Market for dinner. We ordered margherita pizza and mussels, the pizza was ok but the mussels and the sweet tart (virgin cocktail) were amazing!
8The Grey Dog
Passed by this place several times but never gave it a chance, but decided to this trip and regret not going there sooner! Have an amazing menu with a variety to choose from, reasonable prices and everyone is super friendly.
9 | Doughnut Plant
Second time coming to Doughnut Plant, not a huge fan of donuts (I prefer ice cream and cupcakes) but they have a variety of donuts to choose from. All of their donuts are fresh and handmade daily, a couple that I want to try next time is green tea matcha and lavender flower. The pumpkin is amazing as well has a nice kick to it!

 

SHOPS

1 | Artists & Fleas
There are two locations, Chelsea and Brooklyn, with a variety of vendors with products ranging from bath scrubs to vintage jewelry. I purchased danity rings and a pouch before I left, a great place for those looking for something unique and to take a piece of New York.
2 | Catbird
I bought a dainty ring and a ring holder in the shape of a cat (so cute!). Always had a couple of things on my wishlist from catbird and wanted to check it out since I was going to visit Brooklyn. A charming store with jewelry and items, a great place for those that love cats!
3 | Sabon
Found this place while walking around and smelled something delightful while walking to dinner. Stopped by and the sales representative was very helpful and discovered great products that actually work. Huge fan of their body scrub and body butter, the rose tea is a lovely scent without being heavily fragranced.

 

 

Love, Sharon