Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Five

1.  It was so cold today that my parking brake froze this morning.  While I could release the lever, the brake stayed clamped to the tires.  I couldn't drive the car, so Aaron came back home, I took him to work then I went to work.  The internet tells me my mustang isn't the first mustang to suffer this misfortune.

2.  It's Triangle Restaurant Week!  Tonight a few girlfriends and I are going to try out Bolt Bistro downtown.  Restaurant week isn't really a deal - $30 for 3 courses, when I usually spend $30 on dinner anyways for entree + drinks, but hey it'll be fun and I rarely order dessert!

3.  Matouk Bedding

Y'all, I moved into a total bachelor pad.  I had little furniture of my own because I lived with my parents for most of medical school and I lived in a dorm in college.  So this means there's so much work to done!  Money isn't exactly flowing since we're saving up for South Africa, also I'm trying to be financially responsible and max out my Roth IRA for 2013 (you can contribute up until taxes are filed).  Aaron and I were married in April and I didn't start work until July.  So it will probably be until this summer that I can think about splurging on this bedding.  And the matching monogrammed pillows

in navy, of course!

4.  Elie Saab Couture 2014

Love these dresses.  I've been watching a few of the couture shows this week.  Who can forget Blaire's Elie Saab wedding dress?

I miss these girls.

5. What's been on our dinner table - Monday I cooked mussels!  It was surprisingly easy.  The secret is just making a really good broth, then plop the mussels in, after a few minutes they'll steam and open right up.  I used the recipe below which was a good base, but I think it could have been a bit more flavorful.  Practice makes perfect.


  1. Ugh I love that bedding too! And I miss Gossip Girl so bad, and die over Ellie Saab's gowns... They are SO stunning!!!! I just wish I had an occasion once a year to wear a formal gown..

  2. love that you're cooking and trying new things! I need to get on that boat!