Every day is beautiful.
Common thread listening to people of #Moore #Oklahoma: humility and faith in God. Thinking of, praying for those impacted.
RT @IslamicExaminer: First covered Muslim girl featured in popular teen magazine http://t.co/fZEoL18RvY Congrats Ainee Fatima @seventeenmag
@gogojewelryinc I forgot I used to live in L.A. haha so it's been about 2.5 yrs., but still too long! Time to plan something!
@Melissa_Dell @surefit And any sort of custom build couch cover is so expensive (even DIY!) it makes more sense to just buy new sofa!
@Melissa_Dell @surefit Thanks! Been looking for covers, challenge is couch SO OLD its architecture usually doesn't work w standard covers.
Is a professional couch cleaner a thing in NY? Working w 30-yr-old hand-me-down sofa; needs a thorough cleaning, face lift! Pls tweet ideas!
Best dream: TB found #halal Lucky Charms! Woke up excited, realized wasn't true :( Should have eaten 'em in my dream when I had the chance.
New blog post. Found: authentic #halal Italian food in New York! http://t.co/jl63h98bqg @gillardjones
Now I want a grilled cheese. #sharktank
@gogojewelryinc it's been 5 years so too long!!
@Melissa_Dell :) :)
http://t.co/um2q3Z8hVI Roasted balsamic strawberry tarts with whipped coconut cream via @freepeople #glutenfree #vegan
@Mysba Vacay! Vacay! Vacay! :)
(Scroll down for the video!)The inspiration for this episode came after I saw a photo of Aerin Lauder Zinterhoffer (granddaughter of Estée Lauder) in a coffee table book I have. The photo was taken in 1998; Zinterhoffer is...
You know when you've had the busiest week and then you come home to find that the beautiful new shoes you ordered have arrived?!No? Yeah, me either.A friend of mine recently lost quite a bit of...
The weather in Southern Connecticut has been amazing since summer started. What? It's not summer? Oh yeah, I forgot. Well, the weather has been so amazing here (with only a few really hot days thrown into the mix...
I realize that this poncho is frightfully expensive. Though not as frightful as how frail the girl wearing it is. Someone get her a glass of chocolate milk while I write this column. Also, get me one too.
The weather is getting cold in L.A., and yes I realize that that sentence should be followed by, I'm an east-coast bred transplant to L.A. turned sissy. This morning, when the man I married got...
My hiatus is over. After some much-needed time away to work on writing projects, personal projects, and to spend time with my family on the east coast, I've returned. I'm back to give my commentary...
As a general rule of thumb, every woman should have a handful of pieces that cover the basics of evening wear.The Formal Party: This is a wedding, your parents' 50th anniversary dinner, or your best friend's graduation from...
A few years ago, a friend of mine asked me if she could come to the mosque with me. I told her she was more than welcome, and when she asked me what she should wear, I said, “Whatever...
I love the minimal look. I also love the over-the-top, wearing-so-much-jewelry-you-can't-see-your-arm look, but unlike all things minimal, frou frou doesn't work everywhere. Like, you couldn't show up...
Dear Kobe, I recently saw this, and I have to tell you, for being a fairly attractive man, this photo shoot that GQ bamboozled you into partaking in is about as far from flattering as the third nose job on...
Fact: I have never subscribed to a magazine.Fact #2: I have however flipped through the Sassy subscription my sister had when she was 15. Why have I never had a magazine mailed to me? Because nothing ever changes. You...
It's a little presumptuous for me to be giving advice on how to dress elegantly, since I'm pretty sure elegant would be the last word anyone would ever use to describe me. I'm more brash, a little...
As much as I've tried to go hands-free when it comes to carrying a purse, I've found that it's near impossible. I don't understand why I need to keep an umbrella with me at all...
Jeans are an absolute staple for any closet, and even if you don't wear them out in public (for personal, or religious reasons) chances are, you probably still have a pair (or six) that you wear from time to...
Remember that time when you were at a party, and your friend nudged you and was all, "Omigod, look at her. She should like, NOT be wearing stripes."Remember that?Two things: First, I hope you have since...
OMG, You Guys! Did you know that clogs are in style again? The first time I went to Holland, the world was my heaven. It was a swirly sweet candy land filled with the New Shoe smell of clogs and...
There are a few types of people that wear long skirts: people who are awesome, lots of Muslim women, people with a little extra meat on their legs, and also people that are awesome. Oh...and me. (In case you...
Owner of Dame, a women's clothing boutique located in Santa Monica, Ca., Dana Rossi is waiting at Los Angeles International Airport, just minutes away from boarding her plane for a week-long trip to Europe when we connect.She...
When Ronny Kleyweg, owner of Animal House, a new and vintage clothing store in Venice, Ca., opened his store in the 1980s, vintage clothing hadn't yet found its niche in the clothing market, which made Animal House a hot...
When Darla Montoya's two-toned red and white 1961 Chrysler was hit on Interstate 405, the small settlement she was awarded didn't make up for the sentimental damage to the vintage car. Rather than heading to the mall...
My business card holder broke a few months ago — I’m pretty sure it fell out of my hand and then I stepped on it and that’s how it cracked — so I’d been looking for a new and nifty place to keep my cards. That’s when I found the BrooklynLove Designs shop on Etsy. All of Megan’s products are adorable and handmade in Alaska.
I love getting mail!
Fox applique business card holder/wallet — GAH! SO CUTE!
I love stuff that’s constructed well with attention to detail.
Pockets on both sides. Good thinking!
This item is listed online as a business card holder and wallet. I’m using it for my cards right now, but plan on using it as a wallet when I don’t feel like carrying a purse. It’ll easily fit a credit/debit card, some cash, my business cards and a driver’s license at which time The Boss’s pockets will come in handy for my lip balm and cell phone.
I’ve been on Minted for so long I’m not sure when the last time I blinked was. I’m probably beating you in a staring contest right now unless I’m actually in a blinking contest and I’m losing, said Patrick from “Sponge Bob,” and then The Boss and I cracked up!
Minted is a Web site that features and sells the creatively illustrated paper goods of independent graphic designers. In most cases the styles are also customizable and my favorite thing about the site is that it features artists that might not otherwise have an avenue to market their designs on a larger scale. I love it when the talented little guy (or gal!) gets a chance to shine!
There are literally hundreds of designs for different occasions on the site, but I chose a few of my favorites to highlight below. Enjoy!
Psst…if you’re a designer/illustrator, you might want to check out the monthly contests Minted holds for a chance to have your designs sold on their site and maybe even win a cash prize!
The Boss found a halal Italian restaurant one county over from us on his Zabihah.com app. so we decided to give it a whirl.
Because you know, halal Italian food in New York. NOT going would have been criminal.
The food was legitimately authentic not like, three offerings of pizza, a baked pasta dish and baklava. We liked the place so much that we’ve already taken my dad there and The Boss’s sister, her husband and their Little Lamb! Everyone raved about the food except Little Lamb who was more interested in the mirrors on the ceiling.
Everything on the menu is halal except the veal and the restaurant does not serve alcohol.
Casa del Mare
536 North Highland Ave. (Rt. 9W)
Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Salad of the day: Organic greens, sun-dried tomatoes, Gouda cheese and a vinaigrette
Appetizer: Fried shrimp, zucchini, mozzarella sticks and muscles with Marinara sauce
Baked lasagna with meat sauce
Cheese pizza with red sauce and Italian sausage