1. After completing a charity run last weekend, a friend and I feasted on barbecue at a local joint where I saw these turtle cupcakes up for sale and, in a moment of indecision (or pulled pork overload), passed on them. The regret was immediate, but I figured I would just whip up my own since I am very particular…

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 1. These highly anticipated Kate Spade Lydia Heels (also here, here, and here) finally arrived, and I was pleasantly surprised by how a few minor changes instantly differentiated them from the ubiquitous Valentino Rockstuds. I am working on a review but these are a keeper! 2. I have been unmotivated about going on evening runs. At a friend’s recommendation, I…

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1. Another bag that I ordered (and eventually returned) last Spring is the Kate Spade Newbury Lane Small Loden Crossbody Satchel in Pillbox Red. I was a fan of the design but couldn’t decide on a color. The bag is still on sale at Amazon in nine colors. 2. A friend recently shared this recipe for “ketchup chicken” with me…

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1. I went for my first (temperature-appropriate) road runs of the year this week and tested out some new running gear. Vibram shoes are not the most chic, but I kind of fell in love with these Bikila Evo Road Running Shoes (runs about half a size small). They are lightweight but offer adequate support. Only issue: it takes me…

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1. I ordered Kate Spade’s Hawthorne Lane Ryan Tote (additional colors and sizes here, here, and here) last spring to try but never shared the review (reason now unknown; probably just general laziness). I see that the bag has been made available in new colorways so thought I’d share this old picture so you can see the bag (10″ tall…

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