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    Dave Arnold is a food scientist and partner at Booker and Dax (and Labs), inventor of the Kickstarter-backed Searzall, founder of the Museum of Food and Drink, host of his own radio show and blog called Cooking Issues, an award winning food writer and husband/father of two.
    He’s not busy at all



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    10:18am — Meet @cookingissues (Dave Arnold), food scientist and partner in NY’s most innovative bar, Booker and Dax
    — Home



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    10:26am — Researching acid reflux for Cooking Issues (radio show)
    — Home



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    10:38am — Squeezing a chef’s kitchen into a NYC apartment is a feat
    — Home



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    11:32am — Riding the subway to Brooklyn due to snow storm
    — J train



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    12:01pm — Cooking Issues is recorded in the back of Roberta’s (a well-known Bushwick restaurant) and airs every Tuesday on Heritage Radio
    — The Heritage Radio Network



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    12:25pm — Co-host of the show and Booker and Dax Lab member Nastassia Lopez joins the podcast
    — The Heritage Radio Network



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    1:18pm — Ran into an old friend/coworker who also abandoned law for cooking
    — Roberta’s Pizza



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    1:32pm — Dave met Nastassia when he headed up the Culinary Technology department at the French Culinary Institute
    — Roberta’s Pizza



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    1:39pm — Salad 1: broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and anchovy. Salad 2: Apple, chicory, walnut and gouda
    Roberta’s Pizza



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    1:51pm — The “Four Emperors” and the “Gordon Ramsay” Pizza
    — Roberta’s Pizza



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    2:09pm — Cooking Issues holiday episode is a wrap
    — Heritage Radio Network



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    2:36pm — Weekly bar meeting starts at the white board
    — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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    2:49pm — Crushing it (ice that is)
    — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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    2:50pm — Bar School: these motions are known as the “expression” (how citrus essence is introduced into a drink) and the “drop” (what essence or rind is left in the drink)
    — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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    2:51pm — Smelling some new cocktails for the ever-evolving bar menu at Booker and Dax
    — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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    3:41pm — Crafting cocktails here often involves liquid nitrogen
    — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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    3:46pm — Refining the “Spanish Chris.” The drink is named after graffiti found in the basement at Booker and Dax Lab and contains tarragon and mezcal
    — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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    4:28pm — Impromptu experiment making a “duck fat syrup” from scratch. Combine with Fernet and salt, and you may have B and D’s next cocktail
    — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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    5:08pm Booker and Dax Lab uses technology and technique to find solutions to real world cooking issues….
    — Booker and Dax Lab



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    5:43pm — …like how we’ll make this animatronic Santa vomit wine into a bowl
    — Booker and Dax Lab



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    5:51pm — Making a video for the Kickstarter-backed Searzall that turns a blowtorch into a hand-held broiler
    — Booker and Dax Lab



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    5:55pm — Look at that perfectly hand-broiled salmon
    — Booker and Dax Lab



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    6:00pm — How much are those mad scientists in the window?
    — Booker and Dax Lab



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    6:39pm — Doing an “Ask me Anything” on Reddit #AMA
    — Home



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    8:09pm — Time to unwind with Booker and Dax (the bar’s namesakes) and Major, the dog. The Yule Log is playing on the TV…Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
    — Home



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    While feeding a discerning downtown crowd at SoHo’s favorite neighborhood restaurant Jack’s Wife Freda, co-owner and hostess Maya Jankelowitz manages to fill everyone with love and a sense of belonging.



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    7:43am — Meet Maya Jankelowitz (@deanswifemaya), co-owner of Soho’s #1 neighborhood restaurant Jack’s Wife Freda
    — Home



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    7:52am — Mission Impossible: husband Dean trying to put Bennie’s shirt on without knocking his glasses off
    — Home



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    8:01am — Cuddle puddle before school
    — Home



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    8:38am — Shoes off, kisses on
    — PS 63 



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    9:05am — Running into someone you know on the street? Hallelujah!
    — NoLita



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    9:13am — Updating the ever-important Jack’s Wife Freda schedule on the run
    — NoLita



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    9:20am — Welcome to Jack’s Wife Freda
    — NoLita



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    9:21am — Calm before the storm
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    9:41am — Staff breakfast: chopped salad, pita, 2 eggs over easy and soft cheese
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    10:15am — Receiving deliveries
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    11:56am — Restaurant regular Mara and her mom stop by for lunch
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    12:17pm — Noon. Time to pop bottles
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    12:19pm — A lunchtime celebration for a promotion!
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    1:06pm — Cat-walk during the lunch rush
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    1:27pm — JWF regular @manrepeller stops in for lunch
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    2:43pm — Chatting with Nada, a resident of the neighborhood for the past 30 years who frequents Jack’s Wife Freda and sits at the same table, every time
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    2:46pm — Free hugs. A mother to all Soho
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    2:50pm — Artist Curtis Kulig gets his paper delivered to the restaurant every day. His paintings hang on the wall
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    3:14pm — The restaurant’s name is an homage to Dean’s grandparents. The food reflects a shared Israeli / South African heritage
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    3:17pm — On the lunch table today: burger and chopped salad, grilled haloumi cheese and grapes, matzoh ball soup, kale greek salad, cantaloupe juice and a “nana” tea
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    4:54pm — Getting some fish for the kids’ dinner and putting a photo up for the restaurant’s instagram account
    — Whole Foods



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    5:07pm — Dean and the kids play a new video game before he heads out for his shift at the restaurant
    — Home



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    6:01pm — Bennie clean and snug after bathtime
    — Home



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    6:07pm — Emily from JWF comes to watch the kids. JWF servers are identified by their striped shirts!
    — Home



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    6:47pm — Hugs before heading uptown to the Bergdorf Goodman Home holiday soiree
    — Home



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    7:35pm — Hi Rachel Strugatz, WWD Accessories editor and Jack’s Wife Freda french-fry-quality- tester
    — Bergdorf Goodman



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    8:14pm — Elad’s home-ware line for Bergdorf (L’objet) is being showcased tonight
    — Bergdorf Goodman



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    8:50pm — Final hug from tonight’s date and old friend from Israel, Galit. So many hugs and so much love for the the woman who feeds an entire neighborhood. Goodnight! See you tomorrow!
    — Alphabet City



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    CFDA Incubated, award winning fashion designer and sometimes DJ, Timo Weiland inspires men and women to return to the art of dressing with his beautifully hip mens and womenswear.



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    9:10am — Rise and shine @timoweiland, creator of the eponymous CFDA-incubated fashion brand
    — West Village



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    9:12am — Uptown meets downtown meets international vibes
    — West Village



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    9:33am — Even with 13 New York Fashion Week collections under the belt, you still put your pants on one leg at a time
    — West Village



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    9:54am — Ran into Max Osborne of Public School, recent winner of the CFDA Fashion Fund award
    — CFDA Fashion Incubator



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    10:00am — Designing the Fall/Winter 2014 collection
    — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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    10:04am — Coconut is the Timo Weiland mascot and a continual source of fashion inspiration
    — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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    10:55am — Model from the Resort 2014 collection stops by to choose some wears
    — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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    12:36pm — On the street with Alan and Donna from the design team
    — Garment District



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    12:49pm — Visiting one of fashion’s most prestigious milliners. Albertus has designed hats for every major fashion house including @timoweiland
    — Albertus Swanepoel Studio



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    1:34pm — After the milliner, it’s on to the furrier. Feeling it
    — Fox Unlimited Furs



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    1:46pm — Let’s cut some furs down to size
    — Fox Unlimited Furs



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    2:12pm — Dining “al desko” with a Hale and Hearty chicken noodle soup and the daily Rice Krispies Treat
    — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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    2:58pm — Double-checking the Spring/Summer 2014 fabric samples that will go into production any second
    — Preview Textiles



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    3:33pm — Bumped into Jesse, the owner of fab Southampton boutique Tenet
    — Garment District



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    4:02pm — Meeting with the Casio team. *Watch* out for a collaboration
    — SoHo Grand Hotel



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    5:53pm — Good friend Xiyin (Xi Xi) picking out a dress…or two or three
    — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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    6:31pm — Picking up Resort 2014 samples
    — Preview Textiles



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    6:37pm — It’s like Christmas in here
    — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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    7:41pm — Headed to a gallery, Red Bull in hand
    — Garment District



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    7:49pm — Art food
    — Marlborough Chelsea



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    7:55pm — Friend Alexandra in from London to see art and grab some dinner
    — Marlborough Chelsea



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    Former star of MTV’s The Hills, co-founder of Revelry House, best-selling author, and executive producer Lo Bosworth epitomizes the modern hostess



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    9:14am — Meet Lo Bosworth (@lobosworth), star of MTV’s The Hills and co-founder of Revelry House, the ultimate resource for stylish entertaining
    — New York Flower District



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    9:19am — Picking up flowers for a Daily Candy photo shoot
    — New York Flower District



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    9:33am — Inexplicably found an entire aisle of fake food at the flower shop
    — New York Flower District



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    10:08am — Favorite tea: toasted almond tisane. Love the pink color
    — Home



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    10:15am — A “flower purist” doesn’t mix flowers in their arrangements
    — Home



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    11:46am — Prepping a Revelry House New Year’s Eve decoration kit to send to Gwyneth Paltrow and the GOOP team
    — Revelry House HQ



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    12:40pm — New-Years-in-a-box is en route to Gwyneth/GOOP
    — FedEx



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    1:47pm — Intense lunch time spin class with instructor Kendra. Soul=cycled
    — Soul Cycle Soho



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    2:49pm — Smoked paprika egg salad, feta, roasted red peppers, pickled onions and watercress sandwich
    — Jack’s Wife Freda



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    4:09pm — Meeting with Deena Varshavskaya, founder of social shopping site Wanelo
    — Mercer Kitchen



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    4:53pm — Mom is flying in tonight for a visit! Stocking up on some of her favorite snacks
    — Citarella



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    5:35pm Good cooks need to hone their sense of smell. Practice makes perfect
    — Home



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    6:38pm — Boyfriend Jeremy is off to a meeting in midtown. Kisses
    — Home



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    8:18pm — Bright lights on the red carpet for the new Club Monaco opening
    — Club Monaco Flagship



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    8:34pm — Oh, hey jillyhendrix long-time friend and DJ
    — Club Monaco Flagship



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    8:46pm — The new store features collaborations with New York specialty shops like Strand Book Store
    — Club Monaco Flagship



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    8:51pm — Chatting with Club Monaco COO Robbin Mitchell
    — Club Monaco Flagship



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    9:21pm — Stopping to smell the roses before heading to the airport to pick up mom
    — Club Monaco Flagship



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    Recently named one of Womenswear Daily’s “Ten of Tomorrow”, Fivestory shop owner Claire Distenfeld outfits her luxury uptown boutique with the coolest and hardest to get designers in the world. See as she exudes good taste and style on every level



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    7:48am — Meet Claire Distenfeld (@clairefivestory), owner of Fivestory, an innovative luxury boutique on the Upper East Side
    — Serafina Juice Bar



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    8:11am — Joined this Brazilian boxing gym a year ago
    — Punch Fitness



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    8:56am — “It’s 8:56am and the club is jumpin, jumpin”
    — Punch Fitness



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    9:32am — Living downtown means frequent visits to mom and dad’s to shower and raid the fridge
    — Upper East Side



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    9:45am — Ran into Brett Heyman from Edie Parker while getting coffee, or “café” as they say on the Upper East Side
    — Via Quadronno



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    9:52am — On the hunt for home accessories after moving apartments yesterday
    — Upper East Side



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    10:07am — Snapshot of Fivestory’s Spring/Summer 2014 inventory
    — Fivestory Office



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    11:35am — Welcome to Fivestory, which Vogue called New York’s Colette
    — Fivestory



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    11:36am — High-end fashion mixes with exclusive collaborations and a selection of international designers not available anywhere else in the US
    — Fivestory



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    11:57am — Checking out AS 29’s ocean-inspired pavé diamond pieces
    — Fivestory



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    12:40pm — Lunching with dad, Fred
    — Le Charlot



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    1:46pm — Exotic skins are an old family business
    — Fivestory Office



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    1:49pm — This Balmain belt is not lightweight fashion
    — Fivestory Office



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    3:56pm — Unpacking the art book collection in the new apartment. John Wesley is a favorite
    — Washington Square Park



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    5:43pm — Who needs furniture when you’ve got a bearskin rug?
    — Washington Square Park



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    6:19pm — Warming up by the fire at her uncle’s new hotel around the corner. Grrr!
    — Marlton House



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    8:27pm — Put this ear cuff on in the cab en route to a dinner hosted by Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Swarovski. Skillz
    — Taxi



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    9:10pm — Top shelf tequila on the rocks. With lots of lime
    — Lafayette



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    10:12pm — Dear friend and former Days in the Life subject @manrepeller stopped by to eat trout and chat
    — Lafayette



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    11:40pm — Off to Dallas in the morning for a benefit and auction. Fashion never sleeps
    — Marlton House



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    Jack Cheng is the Shanghai-born, Michigan-bred, Brooklyn-based author of These Days. He is also a former art director, recovering entrepreneur, and tea expert



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    8:28am — Meet @jack (Jack Cheng), author of These Days, a fictional work about love, technology, and the spaces in between. He’s currently writing his second novel out of his home
    — Jack’s House



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    8:39am — Steeping black tea for 5 minutes
    — Jack’s House



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    8:53am — Reading before writing
    — Jack’s House



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    10:56am — An author’s bookshelf is an exciting and mysterious place
    — Jack’s House



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    11:04am — Mom says to cook bacon using chopsticks
    — Jack’s House



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    11:39am — The bread in this breakfast sandwich has been toasted on one side and one side only
    — Jack’s House



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    11:46am — Planning a city
    — Jack’s House



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    1:19pm — Back to writing
    — Jack’s House



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    1:42pm — Homemade dumplings and sautéed dandelion greens for lunch
    — Jack’s House



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    1:59pm — Conference call with wishbone.org, an organization that helps under-priveleged teens raise money for after school activities or programs they want to enroll in
    — Jack’s House



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    3:01pm — Matcha green tea should be whisked for at least 30 seconds. In Buddhism, whisking tea (or even scrubbing dirty dishes) is an analogue for cleaning one’s soul
    — Jack’s House



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    3:14pm — Learning French using Memrise for no particular reason. Bonjour!
    — Jack’s House



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    3:51pm — Afternoon snack: silken tofu with avocado and soy
    — Jack’s House



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    4:31pm —Gravity 3D for entertainment and novel research
    — Williamsburg Cinema



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    6:09pm — Getting over Gravity: “I don’t feel like I’ve felt that sort of sustained emotion in a movie in a while”
    — Williamsburg



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    6:13pm — Shooting for Subway Cento, a blog featuring short visual poems made from subway ads
    — L Train Bedford Stop



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    6:41pm — Roberta’s Pizza for dinner
    — Mad. Sq. Eats



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    8:32pm — Meditation class and dharma gathering led by Roger Chender. What effects do fear and frustration have on our relationships with ourselves and the world?
    — Shambhala Meditation Center



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    9:15pm — Homecooking has to come from somewhere
    — Trader Joe’s



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    9:57pm — Today’s takeaway: think about the story you write for yourself
    — Washington Square Park



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    Lucky Magazine Digital Projects Editor John Jannuzzi is dangerously funny, highly caffeinated, and very, very strongPhotos by Lara Speier



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    5:21am — Meet @johnjannuzzi, digital projects editor at Lucky Magazine, creator of the highbrow/brilliant blog Textbook, independent sketch artist and avid weightlifter. He starts his day this early, or earlier, every day of the week
    — Jannuzzi Home



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    5:57am — Glitter street art is up and coming
    — Little Italy



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    6:41am — 370 lb “carries” in Superga sneakers
    Soho Strength Lab



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    8:07am — Getting a grip on the day after the workout
    — Little Italy



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    8:36am — Green tea #2 in hand, walking the same 45-block route to work every morning
    — Washington Square Park



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    8:53am — Picture perfect Vespa couple makes for a perfect Instagram picture
    — Flatiron District



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    9:26am — Arrived at Lucky Magazine HQ. Racks of clothes for days
    — Lucky Magazine



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    9:40am — Daily omelette: spinach, tomatoes and peppers. A girl comments, “wow, that’s a lot of eggs…”
    — Condé Nast Cafeteria



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    9:48am — Hitting the digital world of Lucky Magazine for a while
    — Lucky Magazine



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    2:31pm — Cookie time, courtesy of a J. Crew staffer. Homemade, no gluten and artfully presented. Very on brand
    — NoHo



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    3:14pm — ABT. Always be tweeting. Working from home for the afternoon with tea #3 
    — Jannuzzi Home



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    3:15pm — There’s a sketch of a fireplace on the back of the front door. May or may not have been done drunk
    — Jannuzzi Home



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    3:17pm — Wheat bread to wash down a glass of organic whey protein. There’s supposed to be some complicated interaction between the two. Looks like torture, tastes like power
    — Jannuzzi Home



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    4:40pm — Quick meeting after bumping into Brian and Matt from Carson Street. This spot is like a 2nd home. Tea #4 in hand
    — Carson Street Clothiers



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    4:48pm — See…homey
    — Carson Street Clothiers



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    5:09pm — Talking shop with Lawrence Schlossman from Complex Magazine outside the shop
    — Nolita



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    5:31pm — Browsing mountain vests and eating a few more cookies from Cafe Integral
    — American Two Shot



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    5:55pm — As a former art school student, sketching satisfies the creative side
    — Crosby Street Hotel Bench



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    6:03pm — Inspiration–girls on the street, runway looks, figments of the imagination–sketched with @georgp’s Paper app
    — Crosby Street Hotel Bench



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    6:34pm — After five venti green teas, it’s time to switch to tequila. Not a bad way to end the day. “Hi mom!”
    — Mother’s Ruin



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    Amirah Kassem runs Flour Shop, the coolest cake bakery in the world. With clients like Snoop Dogg and Vogue, life is sweet. Photos by Lara Speier



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    9:39am — Meet @amirahkassem, creator and baker at one of the most fun and bespoke cake purveyors in NYC @flourshop
    — Flour Shop Kitchen



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    9:53am — Cakes at Flour Shop come in all shapes, sizes and color and they’re always made day-of. Nothing but the freshest here
    — Flour Shop Kitchen



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    10:07am — Sketching out a cake. Exclusively committed to crayons. “I hate the way pencils sound”
    — Flour Shop Kitchen



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    11:25am — This Wu-tang collection is no joke. Flour Shop will be working with the clan on their new gallery project as a fan, artist and collaborator
    — Flour Shop Kitchen



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    11:41am — Cakes out of the oven. Time to build cake, cake, cake, cake
    — Flour Shop Kitchen



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    12:18pm — Butter creamy and dreamy. Learned it all from her momma
    — Flour Shop Kitchen



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    1:35pm — Shooting cakes at Vogue for their holiday gift guide
    — Vogue Magazine



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    2:11pm — Behind the scenes of the Vogue team styling the shoot. Trying to get the money shot
    — Vogue Magazine



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    2:41pm — Don’t know what looks better, the cake from the outside or the inside?! Important to note: Anna Wintour saw and smelled this plate as it was walked down the halls of Vogue. Moment wasn’t captured out of sheer fear
    — Vogue Magazine



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    2:49pm — Kickin it “Vogue-school”
    — Vogue Magazine



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    3:06pm — @amirahkassem is a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
    — Toys”R”Us



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    3:10pm — Picked up a dollhouse for a Flourshop.com photo shoot tomorrow. Don’t be fooled, that dollhouse weighs 20 lbs.
    — Times Square



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    3:33pm — Pulling looks from Stella McCartney’s showroom for the shoot tomorrow. New Flour Shop website to launch soon
    — Stella McCartney Offices



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    4:20pm — Pizza for lunch: caramelized cauliflower. Fear no carbs
    — Co.



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    5:01pm — Stocking up on supplies
    — NY Cake & Baking



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    5:24pm — Hustilin through Party City for more
    — Party City



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    6:36pm — This is the house that cake built
    — Flour Shop Kitchen



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    7:03pm — Trying on the looks for tomorrow and testing their ability to keep up with these moves
    — Flour Shop Kitchen



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    8:52pm — Getting nails did. Pink metallic
    — Polished Nail Salon



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    9:01pm — Early to bed tonight. Despite all the colors, toys and sweets. This day is no cake walk. And in the words of Wu-tang: “C.R.E.A.M- Cake Rules Everything Around Me”
    — Williamsburg



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    Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs have built a community for home cooks with Food52. See as they prepare to extend their offering with a popup shop, and expand their office, with plenty of soup to spare. 



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    9:16am — Meet @amandahesser, co-founder of Food52, a cookbook writer many times over, and former food editor of the New York Times
    — Buvette



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    9:33am — French breakfast with Sarah Bryden Brown who helped sell the Babble Network, a network of mom blogs, to Disney
    — Buvette



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    10:19am — Stocking up. “I brush my teeth the way that some women put on lipstick”
    — Duane Reade



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    10:27am — @merrillstubbs, Co-Founder of Food52, graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and veteran food writer and editor, meeting with @rbfishman to discuss branding opportunities across social media channels
    — Food52 HQ



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    10:46am — Cookbooks: necessary reading material here
    — Food52 HQ



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    11:04am — Heading out to look for new office space
    — Chelsea



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    11:08am — In sync since 2009 
    — Chelsea



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    11:22am — 98% of the recipes on Food52 come from the community. Tuesdays are for shooting said recipes. Today’s focus: soup
    — Food52 HQ



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    11:23am — Lots of cooks in this kitchen. All recipes are tested, cooked, and photographed at the HQ. These are the components of a carrot, sweet potato, and red lentil soup with Moroccan spices
    — Food52 HQ



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    11:53am — Taking pot shots
    — Food52 HQ



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    12:17pm — Team meeting to discuss gift certificate & card designs and packaging for Provisions, Food52’s e-commerce site
    — Food52 HQ



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    1:08pm — Baked eggs, an @amandahesser and @merrillstubbs original recipe. An office has never smelled so good
    — Food52 HQ



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    2:24pm — Shucking oysters for an oyster-and-spinach “chowda”
    — Food52 HQ



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    2:27pm — The biggest perk of working at Food52 is getting to eat the test dishes
    — Food52 HQ



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    3:15pm — Working on correspondence
    — Food52 HQ



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    3:40pm — Prepping en route to a discussion on “The Perfect CEO” at Columbia Business School
    — Subway



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    6:22pm — Touring space for the Food52 holiday popup
    — Future Food52 Popup



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    6:23pm — Marshalling the troops. December 5-8, Food52 comes to life live and in popup
    — Future Food52 Popup



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    7:05pm — Reunited after a long day
    — Brooklyn Heights



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    7:08pm — Reading “Bony-Legs” and “Squirrels” with Tad and the twins. No cookbooks :)
    — Brooklyn Heights



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    As the morning traffic reporter for NY1, Jamie Shupak spins, frames, writes, naps, cooks, blends and laughs her way from a 3am call time throughout an entire day. Photos by Lara Speier



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    7:07am — @jamieshupak’s day starts EARLY. She is the traffic reporter for NY1’s (station/channel) morning show and she’s already been on air for 2 hours and awake for 4 hours (note it’s 7am)
    — NY1 News



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    12:00pm — Since Jamie has to navigate such nuanced hours, she militantly sticks to a daily schedule that involves citibiking home from the news studio in Chelsea market
    — NY1 at Chelsea market



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    12:15pm — Jamie rides back to her home, dismounting from the bike when stopped because her legs don’t reach the ground (even when the seat is on the lowest level). I insist as someone in the world of transportation,she has pull to petition for some smaller Citibikes
    — West Village



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    12:28pm — “This is the best part of my day”, she gushes as she removes her clothes and makeup she’s been wearing for 9.5 hours now. Also take notice of the adorable note on the mirror from her boyfriend, Brian. They just celebrated their 2 year anniversary last week
    — love nest



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    2:22pm — @jamieshupak naps for 2 hours. She sets no alarm, her body wakes up au naturale, probably due in part to her no coffee/caffeine rule. She’s not opposed to juice though which she drinks in bed as she does some emails
    — West Village



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    3:36pm — @jamieshupak goes to get 2 pictures framed for the apartment. One is the New York Magazine picture of Manhattan without power right after Hurricane Sandy
    — A.I. Friedman



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    3:48pm — The other (on theme with Manhattan) was an anniversary gift to Brian: a map/visualization of the couples Foursquare check-ins throughout the city
    — A.I. Friedman



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    4:22pm — “The biggest decision I have to make all day is which spin class to attend. ” Today she pics Flywheel and runs into Kara, a model and instructor at the studio
    — Flywheel Sports



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    4:28pm — Spin, @jamieshupak, spin. All day I noticed Jamie limping a little bit, which she attributes to her arthritis acting up in her ankle. It’s a thing but she doesn’t make a thing about it. So we spin
    — Flywheel Sports



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    5:25pm — Quick pop-in to Trader Joes
    — Trader Joe’s



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    6:08pm — Beyond traffic, @jamieshupak also cooks. Though not classically trained, she loves hosting and cooking dinner parties so she has a blog and web series called “TV Dinner” (thetvdinner.com)
    — West Village



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    6:09pm — She makes a sea bass recipe from a friend’s cookbook: OfaKind. She claims she never makes sea bass, “sea bass is fancy”, but decided to splurge tonight. She’s rolling the fish in a miso sauce coating glaze thing
    — West Village



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    6:16pm — She sprinkles Maldon Salt and lemon juice on asparagus and photographs it all for “TV Dinner”. She even throws one photo on Instagram: “nothing makes me happier than a beautiful Instagram photo!”



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    6:21pm — This shake is more important than it seems. @jamieshupak preps it every night for the morning- protein powder, water, yogurt and “better-than-peanut-butter”. She drinks it from 3am-10am. It basically keeps her alive for the first half of the day



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    6:39pm — Moment to go down in history: @jamieshupak found out her twitter account has been “verified” meaning she gets the blue check next to her twitter handle
    — West Village



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    6:43pm — Brian comes home with a surprise: pumpkins for Halloween/Fall to decorate the apt. “One for me, one for you, one for our ‘family‘“he says. It really is cute how excited she is and how sweet he is
    — West Village



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    6:53pm — @jamieshupak and Brian dine together. She makes sure he eats everything on his plate and laughs “if he doesn’t eat my food, he doesn’t love me.” Brian nods in agreement. Off to bed to get an early start on the day!!!
    — West Village



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    3:52am — A car picks Jamie up every morning at 3:45am. The entire city is quiet on this Tuesday morning. @jamieshupak is awake and used to it. Anybody laughing and heading to work at 4am has my vote
    — NY1 at Chelsea market



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    3:59am — The traffic reporting command station at NY1. @jamieshupak operates out of her own little room/studio
    — NY1 News



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    4:08am — @jamieshupak does her own makeup for the show. In fact, everyone does, anchors included. She insists it was one of the first costs cut when news stations needed to cut costs: Hair, makeup and wardrobe were outta there
    — ny1 



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    4:26am — As she does her hair she finds a white one. Omg. Omg. Omg. She’s aging
    — NY1 News



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    4:31am — @jamieshupak tucks he microphone pack into her white cowboy boots before she goes one air. I rarely spot Jamie without these white babies on
    — NY1 News



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    4:32am — Let me take this moment to plug Jamie’s book that’s coming out. It’s called Transit Girl and is loosely based on her life. Honk honk
    — NY1 News



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    4:50am — @jamieshupak’s mom texts her every single morning at the same time. Routine runs in the family
    — NY1 News



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    4:59am — And we’re off! Jamie films a “teaser” for the Hudson Valley’s traffic report. As I watch her go, I wonder how many people(like me) watch and love @jamieshupak in the morning even though my commute is rarely over 15 blocks
    — NY1 News



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    Nancy Whang, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, lands in New York, eats 2 dinners, hangs out with Questlove and pushes our Days in the Life hours to the latest they’ve ever been. Photos by Lara Speier



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    5:40pm — Nancy just returned back from 10 days with her family in Portland, Oregon, her hometown. Nancy is only back for a few days. She’s off to DJ in Columbia and Mexico next week so it’s nice for her to be home
    — LaGuardia Airport (LGA)



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    6:07pm — There are musical trappings all around her apartment. Though she studied art in school, she always played piano. And that combined with her love of good records and a beat, manifested into her becoming a rockstar
    — Broadway Triangle



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    6:11pm — LCD Soundsystem had an epic 9 year run, particularly according to those in New York City where the band was born. Beyond winning Grammys, they have since been known as the voice of a generation and creators of the best dance tracks of all time
    — Broadway Triangle



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    6:17pm — Getting dressed for A food event. Her closet is filled with mostly dark items (in color) and many from her favorite stores: Creatures of Comfort and Cos (from UK)
    — Broadway Triangle



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    6:18pm — Her record collection is vast and organized. Nancy continues to DJ in her down time and sings and works on friend’s records
    — Broadway Triangle



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    6:19pm — There are more keyboards where this comes from
    — Broadway Triangle



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    6:28pm — The event tonight is sponsored by a whiskey brand and she doesn’t feel like whiskey tonight. In anticipation, Nancy pours some bittersweet Imbue vermouth into a vintage flask for the evening. The vermouth is also from Oregon! Cha-Ching!
    — Broadway Triangle



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    6:56pm — Tonight is the first night of the Le Fooding New York events, an outrageous dinner party hosted by friends of hers and attended by the NY food scene and industry
    — RES



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    7:11pm — Though Nancy isn’t actively pursuing a career in cuisine, many of her friends are chefs, restaurant owners, or industry press. “It’s what musicians do when they get old” she says of the musical/food overlap
    — RES



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    7:13pm — Speaking of… Scott and Nancy get seats next to each other at dinner. He’s an editor at Bon Appetit and was a rock musician himself
    — RES



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    7:14pm — Le Fooding had a theme this year: time machine. The music, cuisine and cocktails brought guests through 3 different food movements from the last 22 years
    — RES



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    7:40pm — The Fusion Years (1991-1999), The Bistronomy Years (1998-2007), The Farm-to-Table Years (2008-2013)
    — RES



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    9:02pm — The fromages course (is alotta cheese) to introduce the farm to table years
    — RES



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    9:03pm — Cheese for Days!
    — RES



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    9:55pm — Nancy makes friends with another musical foodie- Amir Thomposon- aka @questlove. We debated how long it take for a person to live in New York and identify themselves as a “New Yorker”
    — RES



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    10:42pm — The irony about food events is that sometimes you leave hungry. Though portions were filling at this one, there was a Thai spot everyone had to stop by while in Red Hook
    — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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    10:53pm — Whiskey Soda Lounge is part of a family of Thai restaurants indigenous to Portland, Oregon. Nancy navigated the menu for the table and does the best job with the sweet,spicy and sticky Khai Luuk Khoei chicken wings
    — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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    11:54pm — Nancy and @questlove chat about their affinity for Portland, the city’s best record shop and the first concerts they ever attended
    — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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    12:47am — A friend’s band Midnight Magic is playing at Le Baron in Chinatown. She just misses their last song but gets to catch up with them all and dance. Which is more important
    — Le Baron



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    1:59am — …She’s posing now…
    — Le Baron



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    2:20am — Champagne and fresh strawberry juice. Not a bad way to end the evening
    — Le Baron



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    2:40am — After all these years, this day, the flight, I figured Nancy would be sleepy by now, but back to Brooklyn she’s fairly awake. Jet lag man, it’s a drag
    — Little Italy



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    As ‘Martha Stewart for the Millenial Generation”, Erica Domesek speaks on a panel about P.S. I Made This, has a power breakfast, and a power lunch with the Fat Jew, all while wearing a leather baseball hat. Photos by Lara Speier



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    7:49am — The abode of @psimadethis is on a street she describes as “Sesame Street”. There are 3 playgrounds and a school. There’s no way not to be chipper in the morning on Sesame Street
    — Gramercy Park



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    7:59am — Although there are scattered items everywhere, there’s a sense that they all have purpose. Including this note to self on the fridge
    — Gramercy Park



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    8:02am — “I’m like the opposite of Coco Chanel. Instead of taking off one accessory before I leave the house, I add two”
    — Gramercy Park



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    8:15am — If @psimadethis isn’t already friends with someone she interacts with throughout the day, she will be by the time they’re done. She chats with her comrades at Pushcart Coffee about their tip jar of the day today
    — Pushcart Coffee



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    8:29am — Erica heads to the Gilt Groupe HQ for an executive women’s breakfast
    — Gilt Groupe



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    10:12am — Said power executive women chatting after the meeting
    — Gilt Groupe



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    10:35am — Erica and I discuss whether she’s “season pushing” with this outfit as we transition to Fall weather
    — North of Madison Square Park



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    11:02am — Season pushing or not we do an impromptu photo shoot before her meeting with the executive director of the Free Arts Association: A program that provides art education and mentoring to under-served youth and families
    — Gansevoort Park Rooftop



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    12:09pm — @psimadethis is obsessed with greeting cards. This makes sense since she’s made a business out of creation, customization and tactility
    — Project No. 8 | Ace Hotel



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    12:10pm — But she also just “loves me some high-end tchotch”. “Tchotch”being short for “tchotchke”
    — Project No. 8 | Ace Hotel



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    12:47pm — She kindly asks the uber driver to hook her phone up to the car’s sound system. She blasts R.Kelly to get pumped for her panel. It seems like she has done 100 times before
    — Garment District



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    12:49pm — @psimadethis is speaking on a panel for Advertising Week since the P.S. I Made This website is so tied to brands and advertising
    — New York Times Building



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    1:04pm — In the green room Erica meets a co-panelist the Fat Jew who is most famous for his video on giving homeless people Soul Cycle classes on New York Citibikes
    — New York Times Center



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    1:32pm — The Panel was called “People As Brands As Publishers” and included the director of social media at Audible.com and Eiswein owner of the Instagram handle @newyorkcity. @psimadethis and Fat Jew stole the show
    — New York Times Center



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    2:40pm — Erica catches up with Jackie a good friend and colleague to to prepare for tomorrow. Erica is attempting to take her first day off in 27 days
    — New York Times Center



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    2:44pm — Captured an intimate selfie moment between Fat Jew and @psimadethis. “Everything on the internet should be free” proclaimed Fat Jew 20 minutes ago on the panel
    — New York Times Building



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    3:10pm — When you allow Fat Jew to pick the lunch spot, there’s a high likelihood you end up at Rick’s Cabaret for their $10 3-course lunch. @felicity and @markmolle of Definer app join for lunch and entertainment
    — Rick’s Cabaret



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    4:43pm — And now they’re friends for life. Fat Jew + @psimadethis. Drop the mic. Cue the R.Kelly
    — Korea Town



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    5:14pm — Back at @psimadethis global headquarters (that’s right, Global). I take in all the colors and beads and tcotch this empire has to offer. Erica quickly suggests I make a beaded bracelet while she gets to work. I oblige
    — NoLita



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    5:14pm — Mood boards for days! I recall something @psimadethis said on the panel earlier about closing the loop between the physical and digital world with her work and her website
    — NoLita



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    5:21pm — @psimadethis just released her SECOND book earlier in the month “P.S. You’re invited”. That includes DIY projects for entertaining and at home
    — NoLita



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    6:02pm — The @psimadethis team is getting ready for Halloween content and partnerships!
    — NoLita



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    6:46pm — @psimadethis quite literally does it all herself (DIY) and as she packs all her meetings into a day, she does it with humor, style, sparkle and of course a little magic
    — NoLita



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      Dave Arnold is a food scientist and partner at Booker and Dax (and Labs), inventor of the Kickstarter-backed Searzall, founder of the Museum of Food and Drink, host of his own radio show and blog called Cooking Issues, an award winning food writer and husband/father of two.
      He’s not busy at all



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      10:18am — Meet @cookingissues (Dave Arnold), food scientist and partner in NY’s most innovative bar, Booker and Dax
      — Home



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      10:26am — Researching acid reflux for Cooking Issues (radio show)
      — Home



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      10:38am — Squeezing a chef’s kitchen into a NYC apartment is a feat
      — Home



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      11:32am — Riding the subway to Brooklyn due to snow storm
      — J train



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      12:01pm — Cooking Issues is recorded in the back of Roberta’s (a well-known Bushwick restaurant) and airs every Tuesday on Heritage Radio
      — The Heritage Radio Network



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      12:25pm — Co-host of the show and Booker and Dax Lab member Nastassia Lopez joins the podcast
      — The Heritage Radio Network



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      1:18pm — Ran into an old friend/coworker who also abandoned law for cooking
      — Roberta’s Pizza



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      1:32pm — Dave met Nastassia when he headed up the Culinary Technology department at the French Culinary Institute
      — Roberta’s Pizza



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      1:39pm — Salad 1: broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and anchovy. Salad 2: Apple, chicory, walnut and gouda
      Roberta’s Pizza



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      1:51pm — The “Four Emperors” and the “Gordon Ramsay” Pizza
      — Roberta’s Pizza



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      2:09pm — Cooking Issues holiday episode is a wrap
      — Heritage Radio Network



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      2:36pm — Weekly bar meeting starts at the white board
      — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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      2:49pm — Crushing it (ice that is)
      — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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      2:50pm — Bar School: these motions are known as the “expression” (how citrus essence is introduced into a drink) and the “drop” (what essence or rind is left in the drink)
      — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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      2:51pm — Smelling some new cocktails for the ever-evolving bar menu at Booker and Dax
      — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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      3:41pm — Crafting cocktails here often involves liquid nitrogen
      — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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      3:46pm — Refining the “Spanish Chris.” The drink is named after graffiti found in the basement at Booker and Dax Lab and contains tarragon and mezcal
      — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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      4:28pm — Impromptu experiment making a “duck fat syrup” from scratch. Combine with Fernet and salt, and you may have B and D’s next cocktail
      — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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      5:08pm Booker and Dax Lab uses technology and technique to find solutions to real world cooking issues….
      — Booker and Dax Lab



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      5:43pm — …like how we’ll make this animatronic Santa vomit wine into a bowl
      — Booker and Dax Lab



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      5:51pm — Making a video for the Kickstarter-backed Searzall that turns a blowtorch into a hand-held broiler
      — Booker and Dax Lab



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      5:55pm — Look at that perfectly hand-broiled salmon
      — Booker and Dax Lab



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      6:00pm — How much are those mad scientists in the window?
      — Booker and Dax Lab



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      6:39pm — Doing an “Ask me Anything” on Reddit #AMA
      — Home



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      8:09pm — Time to unwind with Booker and Dax (the bar’s namesakes) and Major, the dog. The Yule Log is playing on the TV…Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
      — Home



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      While feeding a discerning downtown crowd at SoHo’s favorite neighborhood restaurant Jack’s Wife Freda, co-owner and hostess Maya Jankelowitz manages to fill everyone with love and a sense of belonging.



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      7:43am — Meet Maya Jankelowitz (@deanswifemaya), co-owner of Soho’s #1 neighborhood restaurant Jack’s Wife Freda
      — Home



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      7:52am — Mission Impossible: husband Dean trying to put Bennie’s shirt on without knocking his glasses off
      — Home



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      8:01am — Cuddle puddle before school
      — Home



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      8:38am — Shoes off, kisses on
      — PS 63 



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      9:05am — Running into someone you know on the street? Hallelujah!
      — NoLita



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      9:13am — Updating the ever-important Jack’s Wife Freda schedule on the run
      — NoLita



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      9:20am — Welcome to Jack’s Wife Freda
      — NoLita



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      9:21am — Calm before the storm
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      9:41am — Staff breakfast: chopped salad, pita, 2 eggs over easy and soft cheese
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      10:15am — Receiving deliveries
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      11:56am — Restaurant regular Mara and her mom stop by for lunch
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      12:17pm — Noon. Time to pop bottles
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      12:19pm — A lunchtime celebration for a promotion!
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      1:06pm — Cat-walk during the lunch rush
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      1:27pm — JWF regular @manrepeller stops in for lunch
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      2:43pm — Chatting with Nada, a resident of the neighborhood for the past 30 years who frequents Jack’s Wife Freda and sits at the same table, every time
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      2:46pm — Free hugs. A mother to all Soho
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      2:50pm — Artist Curtis Kulig gets his paper delivered to the restaurant every day. His paintings hang on the wall
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      3:14pm — The restaurant’s name is an homage to Dean’s grandparents. The food reflects a shared Israeli / South African heritage
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      3:17pm — On the lunch table today: burger and chopped salad, grilled haloumi cheese and grapes, matzoh ball soup, kale greek salad, cantaloupe juice and a “nana” tea
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      4:54pm — Getting some fish for the kids’ dinner and putting a photo up for the restaurant’s instagram account
      — Whole Foods



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      5:07pm — Dean and the kids play a new video game before he heads out for his shift at the restaurant
      — Home



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      6:01pm — Bennie clean and snug after bathtime
      — Home



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      6:07pm — Emily from JWF comes to watch the kids. JWF servers are identified by their striped shirts!
      — Home



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      6:47pm — Hugs before heading uptown to the Bergdorf Goodman Home holiday soiree
      — Home



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      7:35pm — Hi Rachel Strugatz, WWD Accessories editor and Jack’s Wife Freda french-fry-quality- tester
      — Bergdorf Goodman



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      8:14pm — Elad’s home-ware line for Bergdorf (L’objet) is being showcased tonight
      — Bergdorf Goodman



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      8:50pm — Final hug from tonight’s date and old friend from Israel, Galit. So many hugs and so much love for the the woman who feeds an entire neighborhood. Goodnight! See you tomorrow!
      — Alphabet City



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      CFDA Incubated, award winning fashion designer and sometimes DJ, Timo Weiland inspires men and women to return to the art of dressing with his beautifully hip mens and womenswear.



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      9:10am — Rise and shine @timoweiland, creator of the eponymous CFDA-incubated fashion brand
      — West Village



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      9:12am — Uptown meets downtown meets international vibes
      — West Village



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      9:33am — Even with 13 New York Fashion Week collections under the belt, you still put your pants on one leg at a time
      — West Village



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      9:54am — Ran into Max Osborne of Public School, recent winner of the CFDA Fashion Fund award
      — CFDA Fashion Incubator



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      10:00am — Designing the Fall/Winter 2014 collection
      — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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      10:04am — Coconut is the Timo Weiland mascot and a continual source of fashion inspiration
      — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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      10:55am — Model from the Resort 2014 collection stops by to choose some wears
      — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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      12:36pm — On the street with Alan and Donna from the design team
      — Garment District



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      12:49pm — Visiting one of fashion’s most prestigious milliners. Albertus has designed hats for every major fashion house including @timoweiland
      — Albertus Swanepoel Studio



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      1:34pm — After the milliner, it’s on to the furrier. Feeling it
      — Fox Unlimited Furs



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      1:46pm — Let’s cut some furs down to size
      — Fox Unlimited Furs



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      2:12pm — Dining “al desko” with a Hale and Hearty chicken noodle soup and the daily Rice Krispies Treat
      — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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      2:58pm — Double-checking the Spring/Summer 2014 fabric samples that will go into production any second
      — Preview Textiles



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      3:33pm — Bumped into Jesse, the owner of fab Southampton boutique Tenet
      — Garment District



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      4:02pm — Meeting with the Casio team. *Watch* out for a collaboration
      — SoHo Grand Hotel



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      5:53pm — Good friend Xiyin (Xi Xi) picking out a dress…or two or three
      — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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      6:31pm — Picking up Resort 2014 samples
      — Preview Textiles



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      6:37pm — It’s like Christmas in here
      — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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      7:41pm — Headed to a gallery, Red Bull in hand
      — Garment District



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      7:49pm — Art food
      — Marlborough Chelsea



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      7:55pm — Friend Alexandra in from London to see art and grab some dinner
      — Marlborough Chelsea



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      Former star of MTV’s The Hills, co-founder of Revelry House, best-selling author, and executive producer Lo Bosworth epitomizes the modern hostess



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      9:14am — Meet Lo Bosworth (@lobosworth), star of MTV’s The Hills and co-founder of Revelry House, the ultimate resource for stylish entertaining
      — New York Flower District



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      9:19am — Picking up flowers for a Daily Candy photo shoot
      — New York Flower District



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      9:33am — Inexplicably found an entire aisle of fake food at the flower shop
      — New York Flower District



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      10:08am — Favorite tea: toasted almond tisane. Love the pink color
      — Home



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      10:15am — A “flower purist” doesn’t mix flowers in their arrangements
      — Home



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      11:46am — Prepping a Revelry House New Year’s Eve decoration kit to send to Gwyneth Paltrow and the GOOP team
      — Revelry House HQ



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      12:40pm — New-Years-in-a-box is en route to Gwyneth/GOOP
      — FedEx



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      1:47pm — Intense lunch time spin class with instructor Kendra. Soul=cycled
      — Soul Cycle Soho



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      2:49pm — Smoked paprika egg salad, feta, roasted red peppers, pickled onions and watercress sandwich
      — Jack’s Wife Freda



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      4:09pm — Meeting with Deena Varshavskaya, founder of social shopping site Wanelo
      — Mercer Kitchen



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      4:53pm — Mom is flying in tonight for a visit! Stocking up on some of her favorite snacks
      — Citarella



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      5:35pm Good cooks need to hone their sense of smell. Practice makes perfect
      — Home



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      6:38pm — Boyfriend Jeremy is off to a meeting in midtown. Kisses
      — Home



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      8:18pm — Bright lights on the red carpet for the new Club Monaco opening
      — Club Monaco Flagship



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      8:34pm — Oh, hey jillyhendrix long-time friend and DJ
      — Club Monaco Flagship



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      8:46pm — The new store features collaborations with New York specialty shops like Strand Book Store
      — Club Monaco Flagship



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      8:51pm — Chatting with Club Monaco COO Robbin Mitchell
      — Club Monaco Flagship



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      9:21pm — Stopping to smell the roses before heading to the airport to pick up mom
      — Club Monaco Flagship



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      Recently named one of Womenswear Daily’s “Ten of Tomorrow”, Fivestory shop owner Claire Distenfeld outfits her luxury uptown boutique with the coolest and hardest to get designers in the world. See as she exudes good taste and style on every level



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      7:48am — Meet Claire Distenfeld (@clairefivestory), owner of Fivestory, an innovative luxury boutique on the Upper East Side
      — Serafina Juice Bar



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      8:11am — Joined this Brazilian boxing gym a year ago
      — Punch Fitness



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      8:56am — “It’s 8:56am and the club is jumpin, jumpin”
      — Punch Fitness



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      9:32am — Living downtown means frequent visits to mom and dad’s to shower and raid the fridge
      — Upper East Side



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      9:45am — Ran into Brett Heyman from Edie Parker while getting coffee, or “café” as they say on the Upper East Side
      — Via Quadronno



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      9:52am — On the hunt for home accessories after moving apartments yesterday
      — Upper East Side



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      10:07am — Snapshot of Fivestory’s Spring/Summer 2014 inventory
      — Fivestory Office



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      11:35am — Welcome to Fivestory, which Vogue called New York’s Colette
      — Fivestory



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      11:36am — High-end fashion mixes with exclusive collaborations and a selection of international designers not available anywhere else in the US
      — Fivestory



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      11:57am — Checking out AS 29’s ocean-inspired pavé diamond pieces
      — Fivestory



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      12:40pm — Lunching with dad, Fred
      — Le Charlot



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      1:46pm — Exotic skins are an old family business
      — Fivestory Office



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      1:49pm — This Balmain belt is not lightweight fashion
      — Fivestory Office



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      3:56pm — Unpacking the art book collection in the new apartment. John Wesley is a favorite
      — Washington Square Park



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      5:43pm — Who needs furniture when you’ve got a bearskin rug?
      — Washington Square Park



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      6:19pm — Warming up by the fire at her uncle’s new hotel around the corner. Grrr!
      — Marlton House



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      8:27pm — Put this ear cuff on in the cab en route to a dinner hosted by Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Swarovski. Skillz
      — Taxi



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      9:10pm — Top shelf tequila on the rocks. With lots of lime
      — Lafayette



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      10:12pm — Dear friend and former Days in the Life subject @manrepeller stopped by to eat trout and chat
      — Lafayette



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      11:40pm — Off to Dallas in the morning for a benefit and auction. Fashion never sleeps
      — Marlton House



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      Jack Cheng is the Shanghai-born, Michigan-bred, Brooklyn-based author of These Days. He is also a former art director, recovering entrepreneur, and tea expert



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      8:28am — Meet @jack (Jack Cheng), author of These Days, a fictional work about love, technology, and the spaces in between. He’s currently writing his second novel out of his home
      — Jack’s House



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      8:39am — Steeping black tea for 5 minutes
      — Jack’s House



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      8:53am — Reading before writing
      — Jack’s House



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      10:56am — An author’s bookshelf is an exciting and mysterious place
      — Jack’s House



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      11:04am — Mom says to cook bacon using chopsticks
      — Jack’s House



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      11:39am — The bread in this breakfast sandwich has been toasted on one side and one side only
      — Jack’s House



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      11:46am — Planning a city
      — Jack’s House



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      1:19pm — Back to writing
      — Jack’s House



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      1:42pm — Homemade dumplings and sautéed dandelion greens for lunch
      — Jack’s House



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      1:59pm — Conference call with wishbone.org, an organization that helps under-priveleged teens raise money for after school activities or programs they want to enroll in
      — Jack’s House



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      3:01pm — Matcha green tea should be whisked for at least 30 seconds. In Buddhism, whisking tea (or even scrubbing dirty dishes) is an analogue for cleaning one’s soul
      — Jack’s House



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      3:14pm — Learning French using Memrise for no particular reason. Bonjour!
      — Jack’s House



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      3:51pm — Afternoon snack: silken tofu with avocado and soy
      — Jack’s House



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      4:31pm —Gravity 3D for entertainment and novel research
      — Williamsburg Cinema



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      6:09pm — Getting over Gravity: “I don’t feel like I’ve felt that sort of sustained emotion in a movie in a while”
      — Williamsburg



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      6:13pm — Shooting for Subway Cento, a blog featuring short visual poems made from subway ads
      — L Train Bedford Stop



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      6:41pm — Roberta’s Pizza for dinner
      — Mad. Sq. Eats



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      8:32pm — Meditation class and dharma gathering led by Roger Chender. What effects do fear and frustration have on our relationships with ourselves and the world?
      — Shambhala Meditation Center



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      9:15pm — Homecooking has to come from somewhere
      — Trader Joe’s



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      9:57pm — Today’s takeaway: think about the story you write for yourself
      — Washington Square Park



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      Lucky Magazine Digital Projects Editor John Jannuzzi is dangerously funny, highly caffeinated, and very, very strongPhotos by Lara Speier



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      5:21am — Meet @johnjannuzzi, digital projects editor at Lucky Magazine, creator of the highbrow/brilliant blog Textbook, independent sketch artist and avid weightlifter. He starts his day this early, or earlier, every day of the week
      — Jannuzzi Home



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      5:57am — Glitter street art is up and coming
      — Little Italy



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      6:41am — 370 lb “carries” in Superga sneakers
      Soho Strength Lab



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      8:07am — Getting a grip on the day after the workout
      — Little Italy



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      8:36am — Green tea #2 in hand, walking the same 45-block route to work every morning
      — Washington Square Park



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      8:53am — Picture perfect Vespa couple makes for a perfect Instagram picture
      — Flatiron District



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      9:26am — Arrived at Lucky Magazine HQ. Racks of clothes for days
      — Lucky Magazine



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      9:40am — Daily omelette: spinach, tomatoes and peppers. A girl comments, “wow, that’s a lot of eggs…”
      — Condé Nast Cafeteria



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      9:48am — Hitting the digital world of Lucky Magazine for a while
      — Lucky Magazine



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      2:31pm — Cookie time, courtesy of a J. Crew staffer. Homemade, no gluten and artfully presented. Very on brand
      — NoHo



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      3:14pm — ABT. Always be tweeting. Working from home for the afternoon with tea #3 
      — Jannuzzi Home



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      3:15pm — There’s a sketch of a fireplace on the back of the front door. May or may not have been done drunk
      — Jannuzzi Home



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      3:17pm — Wheat bread to wash down a glass of organic whey protein. There’s supposed to be some complicated interaction between the two. Looks like torture, tastes like power
      — Jannuzzi Home



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      4:40pm — Quick meeting after bumping into Brian and Matt from Carson Street. This spot is like a 2nd home. Tea #4 in hand
      — Carson Street Clothiers



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      4:48pm — See…homey
      — Carson Street Clothiers



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      5:09pm — Talking shop with Lawrence Schlossman from Complex Magazine outside the shop
      — Nolita



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      5:31pm — Browsing mountain vests and eating a few more cookies from Cafe Integral
      — American Two Shot



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      5:55pm — As a former art school student, sketching satisfies the creative side
      — Crosby Street Hotel Bench



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      6:03pm — Inspiration–girls on the street, runway looks, figments of the imagination–sketched with @georgp’s Paper app
      — Crosby Street Hotel Bench



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      6:34pm — After five venti green teas, it’s time to switch to tequila. Not a bad way to end the day. “Hi mom!”
      — Mother’s Ruin



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      Amirah Kassem runs Flour Shop, the coolest cake bakery in the world. With clients like Snoop Dogg and Vogue, life is sweet. Photos by Lara Speier



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      9:39am — Meet @amirahkassem, creator and baker at one of the most fun and bespoke cake purveyors in NYC @flourshop
      — Flour Shop Kitchen



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      9:53am — Cakes at Flour Shop come in all shapes, sizes and color and they’re always made day-of. Nothing but the freshest here
      — Flour Shop Kitchen



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      10:07am — Sketching out a cake. Exclusively committed to crayons. “I hate the way pencils sound”
      — Flour Shop Kitchen



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      11:25am — This Wu-tang collection is no joke. Flour Shop will be working with the clan on their new gallery project as a fan, artist and collaborator
      — Flour Shop Kitchen



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      11:41am — Cakes out of the oven. Time to build cake, cake, cake, cake
      — Flour Shop Kitchen



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      12:18pm — Butter creamy and dreamy. Learned it all from her momma
      — Flour Shop Kitchen



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      1:35pm — Shooting cakes at Vogue for their holiday gift guide
      — Vogue Magazine



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      2:11pm — Behind the scenes of the Vogue team styling the shoot. Trying to get the money shot
      — Vogue Magazine



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      2:41pm — Don’t know what looks better, the cake from the outside or the inside?! Important to note: Anna Wintour saw and smelled this plate as it was walked down the halls of Vogue. Moment wasn’t captured out of sheer fear
      — Vogue Magazine



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      2:49pm — Kickin it “Vogue-school”
      — Vogue Magazine



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      3:06pm — @amirahkassem is a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
      — Toys”R”Us



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      3:10pm — Picked up a dollhouse for a Flourshop.com photo shoot tomorrow. Don’t be fooled, that dollhouse weighs 20 lbs.
      — Times Square



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      3:33pm — Pulling looks from Stella McCartney’s showroom for the shoot tomorrow. New Flour Shop website to launch soon
      — Stella McCartney Offices



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      4:20pm — Pizza for lunch: caramelized cauliflower. Fear no carbs
      — Co.



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      5:01pm — Stocking up on supplies
      — NY Cake & Baking



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      5:24pm — Hustilin through Party City for more
      — Party City



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      6:36pm — This is the house that cake built
      — Flour Shop Kitchen



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      7:03pm — Trying on the looks for tomorrow and testing their ability to keep up with these moves
      — Flour Shop Kitchen



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      8:52pm — Getting nails did. Pink metallic
      — Polished Nail Salon



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      9:01pm — Early to bed tonight. Despite all the colors, toys and sweets. This day is no cake walk. And in the words of Wu-tang: “C.R.E.A.M- Cake Rules Everything Around Me”
      — Williamsburg



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      Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs have built a community for home cooks with Food52. See as they prepare to extend their offering with a popup shop, and expand their office, with plenty of soup to spare. 



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      9:16am — Meet @amandahesser, co-founder of Food52, a cookbook writer many times over, and former food editor of the New York Times
      — Buvette



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      9:33am — French breakfast with Sarah Bryden Brown who helped sell the Babble Network, a network of mom blogs, to Disney
      — Buvette



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      10:19am — Stocking up. “I brush my teeth the way that some women put on lipstick”
      — Duane Reade



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      10:27am — @merrillstubbs, Co-Founder of Food52, graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and veteran food writer and editor, meeting with @rbfishman to discuss branding opportunities across social media channels
      — Food52 HQ



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      10:46am — Cookbooks: necessary reading material here
      — Food52 HQ



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      11:04am — Heading out to look for new office space
      — Chelsea



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      11:08am — In sync since 2009 
      — Chelsea



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      11:22am — 98% of the recipes on Food52 come from the community. Tuesdays are for shooting said recipes. Today’s focus: soup
      — Food52 HQ



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      11:23am — Lots of cooks in this kitchen. All recipes are tested, cooked, and photographed at the HQ. These are the components of a carrot, sweet potato, and red lentil soup with Moroccan spices
      — Food52 HQ



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      11:53am — Taking pot shots
      — Food52 HQ



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      12:17pm — Team meeting to discuss gift certificate & card designs and packaging for Provisions, Food52’s e-commerce site
      — Food52 HQ



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      1:08pm — Baked eggs, an @amandahesser and @merrillstubbs original recipe. An office has never smelled so good
      — Food52 HQ



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      2:24pm — Shucking oysters for an oyster-and-spinach “chowda”
      — Food52 HQ



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      2:27pm — The biggest perk of working at Food52 is getting to eat the test dishes
      — Food52 HQ



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      3:15pm — Working on correspondence
      — Food52 HQ



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      3:40pm — Prepping en route to a discussion on “The Perfect CEO” at Columbia Business School
      — Subway



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      6:22pm — Touring space for the Food52 holiday popup
      — Future Food52 Popup



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      6:23pm — Marshalling the troops. December 5-8, Food52 comes to life live and in popup
      — Future Food52 Popup



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      7:05pm — Reunited after a long day
      — Brooklyn Heights



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      7:08pm — Reading “Bony-Legs” and “Squirrels” with Tad and the twins. No cookbooks :)
      — Brooklyn Heights



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      As the morning traffic reporter for NY1, Jamie Shupak spins, frames, writes, naps, cooks, blends and laughs her way from a 3am call time throughout an entire day. Photos by Lara Speier



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      7:07am — @jamieshupak’s day starts EARLY. She is the traffic reporter for NY1’s (station/channel) morning show and she’s already been on air for 2 hours and awake for 4 hours (note it’s 7am)
      — NY1 News



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      12:00pm — Since Jamie has to navigate such nuanced hours, she militantly sticks to a daily schedule that involves citibiking home from the news studio in Chelsea market
      — NY1 at Chelsea market



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      12:15pm — Jamie rides back to her home, dismounting from the bike when stopped because her legs don’t reach the ground (even when the seat is on the lowest level). I insist as someone in the world of transportation,she has pull to petition for some smaller Citibikes
      — West Village



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      12:28pm — “This is the best part of my day”, she gushes as she removes her clothes and makeup she’s been wearing for 9.5 hours now. Also take notice of the adorable note on the mirror from her boyfriend, Brian. They just celebrated their 2 year anniversary last week
      — love nest



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      2:22pm — @jamieshupak naps for 2 hours. She sets no alarm, her body wakes up au naturale, probably due in part to her no coffee/caffeine rule. She’s not opposed to juice though which she drinks in bed as she does some emails
      — West Village



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      3:36pm — @jamieshupak goes to get 2 pictures framed for the apartment. One is the New York Magazine picture of Manhattan without power right after Hurricane Sandy
      — A.I. Friedman



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      3:48pm — The other (on theme with Manhattan) was an anniversary gift to Brian: a map/visualization of the couples Foursquare check-ins throughout the city
      — A.I. Friedman



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      4:22pm — “The biggest decision I have to make all day is which spin class to attend. ” Today she pics Flywheel and runs into Kara, a model and instructor at the studio
      — Flywheel Sports



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      4:28pm — Spin, @jamieshupak, spin. All day I noticed Jamie limping a little bit, which she attributes to her arthritis acting up in her ankle. It’s a thing but she doesn’t make a thing about it. So we spin
      — Flywheel Sports



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      5:25pm — Quick pop-in to Trader Joes
      — Trader Joe’s



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      6:08pm — Beyond traffic, @jamieshupak also cooks. Though not classically trained, she loves hosting and cooking dinner parties so she has a blog and web series called “TV Dinner” (thetvdinner.com)
      — West Village



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      6:09pm — She makes a sea bass recipe from a friend’s cookbook: OfaKind. She claims she never makes sea bass, “sea bass is fancy”, but decided to splurge tonight. She’s rolling the fish in a miso sauce coating glaze thing
      — West Village



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      6:16pm — She sprinkles Maldon Salt and lemon juice on asparagus and photographs it all for “TV Dinner”. She even throws one photo on Instagram: “nothing makes me happier than a beautiful Instagram photo!”



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      6:21pm — This shake is more important than it seems. @jamieshupak preps it every night for the morning- protein powder, water, yogurt and “better-than-peanut-butter”. She drinks it from 3am-10am. It basically keeps her alive for the first half of the day



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      6:39pm — Moment to go down in history: @jamieshupak found out her twitter account has been “verified” meaning she gets the blue check next to her twitter handle
      — West Village



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      6:43pm — Brian comes home with a surprise: pumpkins for Halloween/Fall to decorate the apt. “One for me, one for you, one for our ‘family‘“he says. It really is cute how excited she is and how sweet he is
      — West Village



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      6:53pm — @jamieshupak and Brian dine together. She makes sure he eats everything on his plate and laughs “if he doesn’t eat my food, he doesn’t love me.” Brian nods in agreement. Off to bed to get an early start on the day!!!
      — West Village



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      3:52am — A car picks Jamie up every morning at 3:45am. The entire city is quiet on this Tuesday morning. @jamieshupak is awake and used to it. Anybody laughing and heading to work at 4am has my vote
      — NY1 at Chelsea market



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      3:59am — The traffic reporting command station at NY1. @jamieshupak operates out of her own little room/studio
      — NY1 News



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      4:08am — @jamieshupak does her own makeup for the show. In fact, everyone does, anchors included. She insists it was one of the first costs cut when news stations needed to cut costs: Hair, makeup and wardrobe were outta there
      — ny1 



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      4:26am — As she does her hair she finds a white one. Omg. Omg. Omg. She’s aging
      — NY1 News



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      4:31am — @jamieshupak tucks he microphone pack into her white cowboy boots before she goes one air. I rarely spot Jamie without these white babies on
      — NY1 News



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      4:32am — Let me take this moment to plug Jamie’s book that’s coming out. It’s called Transit Girl and is loosely based on her life. Honk honk
      — NY1 News



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      4:50am — @jamieshupak’s mom texts her every single morning at the same time. Routine runs in the family
      — NY1 News



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      4:59am — And we’re off! Jamie films a “teaser” for the Hudson Valley’s traffic report. As I watch her go, I wonder how many people(like me) watch and love @jamieshupak in the morning even though my commute is rarely over 15 blocks
      — NY1 News



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      Nancy Whang, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, lands in New York, eats 2 dinners, hangs out with Questlove and pushes our Days in the Life hours to the latest they’ve ever been. Photos by Lara Speier



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      5:40pm — Nancy just returned back from 10 days with her family in Portland, Oregon, her hometown. Nancy is only back for a few days. She’s off to DJ in Columbia and Mexico next week so it’s nice for her to be home
      — LaGuardia Airport (LGA)



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      6:07pm — There are musical trappings all around her apartment. Though she studied art in school, she always played piano. And that combined with her love of good records and a beat, manifested into her becoming a rockstar
      — Broadway Triangle



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      6:11pm — LCD Soundsystem had an epic 9 year run, particularly according to those in New York City where the band was born. Beyond winning Grammys, they have since been known as the voice of a generation and creators of the best dance tracks of all time
      — Broadway Triangle



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      6:17pm — Getting dressed for A food event. Her closet is filled with mostly dark items (in color) and many from her favorite stores: Creatures of Comfort and Cos (from UK)
      — Broadway Triangle



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      6:18pm — Her record collection is vast and organized. Nancy continues to DJ in her down time and sings and works on friend’s records
      — Broadway Triangle



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      6:19pm — There are more keyboards where this comes from
      — Broadway Triangle



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      6:28pm — The event tonight is sponsored by a whiskey brand and she doesn’t feel like whiskey tonight. In anticipation, Nancy pours some bittersweet Imbue vermouth into a vintage flask for the evening. The vermouth is also from Oregon! Cha-Ching!
      — Broadway Triangle



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      6:56pm — Tonight is the first night of the Le Fooding New York events, an outrageous dinner party hosted by friends of hers and attended by the NY food scene and industry
      — RES



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      7:11pm — Though Nancy isn’t actively pursuing a career in cuisine, many of her friends are chefs, restaurant owners, or industry press. “It’s what musicians do when they get old” she says of the musical/food overlap
      — RES



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      7:13pm — Speaking of… Scott and Nancy get seats next to each other at dinner. He’s an editor at Bon Appetit and was a rock musician himself
      — RES



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      7:14pm — Le Fooding had a theme this year: time machine. The music, cuisine and cocktails brought guests through 3 different food movements from the last 22 years
      — RES



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      7:40pm — The Fusion Years (1991-1999), The Bistronomy Years (1998-2007), The Farm-to-Table Years (2008-2013)
      — RES



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      9:02pm — The fromages course (is alotta cheese) to introduce the farm to table years
      — RES



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      9:03pm — Cheese for Days!
      — RES



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      9:55pm — Nancy makes friends with another musical foodie- Amir Thomposon- aka @questlove. We debated how long it take for a person to live in New York and identify themselves as a “New Yorker”
      — RES



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      10:42pm — The irony about food events is that sometimes you leave hungry. Though portions were filling at this one, there was a Thai spot everyone had to stop by while in Red Hook
      — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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      10:53pm — Whiskey Soda Lounge is part of a family of Thai restaurants indigenous to Portland, Oregon. Nancy navigated the menu for the table and does the best job with the sweet,spicy and sticky Khai Luuk Khoei chicken wings
      — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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      11:54pm — Nancy and @questlove chat about their affinity for Portland, the city’s best record shop and the first concerts they ever attended
      — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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      12:47am — A friend’s band Midnight Magic is playing at Le Baron in Chinatown. She just misses their last song but gets to catch up with them all and dance. Which is more important
      — Le Baron



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      1:59am — …She’s posing now…
      — Le Baron



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      2:20am — Champagne and fresh strawberry juice. Not a bad way to end the evening
      — Le Baron



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      2:40am — After all these years, this day, the flight, I figured Nancy would be sleepy by now, but back to Brooklyn she’s fairly awake. Jet lag man, it’s a drag
      — Little Italy



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      As ‘Martha Stewart for the Millenial Generation”, Erica Domesek speaks on a panel about P.S. I Made This, has a power breakfast, and a power lunch with the Fat Jew, all while wearing a leather baseball hat. Photos by Lara Speier



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      7:49am — The abode of @psimadethis is on a street she describes as “Sesame Street”. There are 3 playgrounds and a school. There’s no way not to be chipper in the morning on Sesame Street
      — Gramercy Park



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      7:59am — Although there are scattered items everywhere, there’s a sense that they all have purpose. Including this note to self on the fridge
      — Gramercy Park



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      8:02am — “I’m like the opposite of Coco Chanel. Instead of taking off one accessory before I leave the house, I add two”
      — Gramercy Park



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      8:15am — If @psimadethis isn’t already friends with someone she interacts with throughout the day, she will be by the time they’re done. She chats with her comrades at Pushcart Coffee about their tip jar of the day today
      — Pushcart Coffee



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      8:29am — Erica heads to the Gilt Groupe HQ for an executive women’s breakfast
      — Gilt Groupe



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      10:12am — Said power executive women chatting after the meeting
      — Gilt Groupe



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      10:35am — Erica and I discuss whether she’s “season pushing” with this outfit as we transition to Fall weather
      — North of Madison Square Park



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      11:02am — Season pushing or not we do an impromptu photo shoot before her meeting with the executive director of the Free Arts Association: A program that provides art education and mentoring to under-served youth and families
      — Gansevoort Park Rooftop



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      12:09pm — @psimadethis is obsessed with greeting cards. This makes sense since she’s made a business out of creation, customization and tactility
      — Project No. 8 | Ace Hotel



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      12:10pm — But she also just “loves me some high-end tchotch”. “Tchotch”being short for “tchotchke”
      — Project No. 8 | Ace Hotel



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      12:47pm — She kindly asks the uber driver to hook her phone up to the car’s sound system. She blasts R.Kelly to get pumped for her panel. It seems like she has done 100 times before
      — Garment District



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      12:49pm — @psimadethis is speaking on a panel for Advertising Week since the P.S. I Made This website is so tied to brands and advertising
      — New York Times Building



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      1:04pm — In the green room Erica meets a co-panelist the Fat Jew who is most famous for his video on giving homeless people Soul Cycle classes on New York Citibikes
      — New York Times Center



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      1:32pm — The Panel was called “People As Brands As Publishers” and included the director of social media at Audible.com and Eiswein owner of the Instagram handle @newyorkcity. @psimadethis and Fat Jew stole the show
      — New York Times Center



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      2:40pm — Erica catches up with Jackie a good friend and colleague to to prepare for tomorrow. Erica is attempting to take her first day off in 27 days
      — New York Times Center



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      2:44pm — Captured an intimate selfie moment between Fat Jew and @psimadethis. “Everything on the internet should be free” proclaimed Fat Jew 20 minutes ago on the panel
      — New York Times Building



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      3:10pm — When you allow Fat Jew to pick the lunch spot, there’s a high likelihood you end up at Rick’s Cabaret for their $10 3-course lunch. @felicity and @markmolle of Definer app join for lunch and entertainment
      — Rick’s Cabaret



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      4:43pm — And now they’re friends for life. Fat Jew + @psimadethis. Drop the mic. Cue the R.Kelly
      — Korea Town



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      5:14pm — Back at @psimadethis global headquarters (that’s right, Global). I take in all the colors and beads and tcotch this empire has to offer. Erica quickly suggests I make a beaded bracelet while she gets to work. I oblige
      — NoLita



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      5:14pm — Mood boards for days! I recall something @psimadethis said on the panel earlier about closing the loop between the physical and digital world with her work and her website
      — NoLita



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      5:21pm — @psimadethis just released her SECOND book earlier in the month “P.S. You’re invited”. That includes DIY projects for entertaining and at home
      — NoLita



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      6:02pm — The @psimadethis team is getting ready for Halloween content and partnerships!
      — NoLita



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      6:46pm — @psimadethis quite literally does it all herself (DIY) and as she packs all her meetings into a day, she does it with humor, style, sparkle and of course a little magic
      — NoLita



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  • A Day in the Life with Dave Arnold of “Booker and Dax” Tues, Dec 17, 2013
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        Dave Arnold is a food scientist and partner at Booker and Dax (and Labs), inventor of the Kickstarter-backed Searzall, founder of the Museum of Food and Drink, host of his own radio show and blog called Cooking Issues, an award winning food writer and husband/father of two.
        He’s not busy at all



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        10:18am — Meet @cookingissues (Dave Arnold), food scientist and partner in NY’s most innovative bar, Booker and Dax
        — Home



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        10:26am — Researching acid reflux for Cooking Issues (radio show)
        — Home



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        10:38am — Squeezing a chef’s kitchen into a NYC apartment is a feat
        — Home



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        11:32am — Riding the subway to Brooklyn due to snow storm
        — J train



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        12:01pm — Cooking Issues is recorded in the back of Roberta’s (a well-known Bushwick restaurant) and airs every Tuesday on Heritage Radio
        — The Heritage Radio Network



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        12:25pm — Co-host of the show and Booker and Dax Lab member Nastassia Lopez joins the podcast
        — The Heritage Radio Network



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        1:18pm — Ran into an old friend/coworker who also abandoned law for cooking
        — Roberta’s Pizza



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        1:32pm — Dave met Nastassia when he headed up the Culinary Technology department at the French Culinary Institute
        — Roberta’s Pizza



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        1:39pm — Salad 1: broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and anchovy. Salad 2: Apple, chicory, walnut and gouda
        Roberta’s Pizza



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        1:51pm — The “Four Emperors” and the “Gordon Ramsay” Pizza
        — Roberta’s Pizza



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        2:09pm — Cooking Issues holiday episode is a wrap
        — Heritage Radio Network



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        2:36pm — Weekly bar meeting starts at the white board
        — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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        2:49pm — Crushing it (ice that is)
        — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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        2:50pm — Bar School: these motions are known as the “expression” (how citrus essence is introduced into a drink) and the “drop” (what essence or rind is left in the drink)
        — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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        2:51pm — Smelling some new cocktails for the ever-evolving bar menu at Booker and Dax
        — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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        3:41pm — Crafting cocktails here often involves liquid nitrogen
        — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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        3:46pm — Refining the “Spanish Chris.” The drink is named after graffiti found in the basement at Booker and Dax Lab and contains tarragon and mezcal
        — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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        4:28pm — Impromptu experiment making a “duck fat syrup” from scratch. Combine with Fernet and salt, and you may have B and D’s next cocktail
        — Booker and Dax at Ssäm Bar



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        5:08pm Booker and Dax Lab uses technology and technique to find solutions to real world cooking issues….
        — Booker and Dax Lab



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        5:43pm — …like how we’ll make this animatronic Santa vomit wine into a bowl
        — Booker and Dax Lab



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        5:51pm — Making a video for the Kickstarter-backed Searzall that turns a blowtorch into a hand-held broiler
        — Booker and Dax Lab



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        5:55pm — Look at that perfectly hand-broiled salmon
        — Booker and Dax Lab



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        6:00pm — How much are those mad scientists in the window?
        — Booker and Dax Lab



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        6:39pm — Doing an “Ask me Anything” on Reddit #AMA
        — Home



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        8:09pm — Time to unwind with Booker and Dax (the bar’s namesakes) and Major, the dog. The Yule Log is playing on the TV…Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night
        — Home



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    A Day in the Life with Maya of “Jack’s Wife Freda” / Tues, Nov 19, 2013
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        While feeding a discerning downtown crowd at SoHo’s favorite neighborhood restaurant Jack’s Wife Freda, co-owner and hostess Maya Jankelowitz manages to fill everyone with love and a sense of belonging.



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        7:43am — Meet Maya Jankelowitz (@deanswifemaya), co-owner of Soho’s #1 neighborhood restaurant Jack’s Wife Freda
        — Home



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        7:52am — Mission Impossible: husband Dean trying to put Bennie’s shirt on without knocking his glasses off
        — Home



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        8:01am — Cuddle puddle before school
        — Home



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        8:38am — Shoes off, kisses on
        — PS 63 



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        9:05am — Running into someone you know on the street? Hallelujah!
        — NoLita



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        9:13am — Updating the ever-important Jack’s Wife Freda schedule on the run
        — NoLita



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        9:20am — Welcome to Jack’s Wife Freda
        — NoLita



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        9:21am — Calm before the storm
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        9:41am — Staff breakfast: chopped salad, pita, 2 eggs over easy and soft cheese
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        10:15am — Receiving deliveries
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        11:56am — Restaurant regular Mara and her mom stop by for lunch
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        12:17pm — Noon. Time to pop bottles
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        12:19pm — A lunchtime celebration for a promotion!
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        1:06pm — Cat-walk during the lunch rush
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        1:27pm — JWF regular @manrepeller stops in for lunch
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        2:43pm — Chatting with Nada, a resident of the neighborhood for the past 30 years who frequents Jack’s Wife Freda and sits at the same table, every time
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        2:46pm — Free hugs. A mother to all Soho
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        2:50pm — Artist Curtis Kulig gets his paper delivered to the restaurant every day. His paintings hang on the wall
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        3:14pm — The restaurant’s name is an homage to Dean’s grandparents. The food reflects a shared Israeli / South African heritage
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        3:17pm — On the lunch table today: burger and chopped salad, grilled haloumi cheese and grapes, matzoh ball soup, kale greek salad, cantaloupe juice and a “nana” tea
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        4:54pm — Getting some fish for the kids’ dinner and putting a photo up for the restaurant’s instagram account
        — Whole Foods



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        5:07pm — Dean and the kids play a new video game before he heads out for his shift at the restaurant
        — Home



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        6:01pm — Bennie clean and snug after bathtime
        — Home



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        6:07pm — Emily from JWF comes to watch the kids. JWF servers are identified by their striped shirts!
        — Home



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        6:47pm — Hugs before heading uptown to the Bergdorf Goodman Home holiday soiree
        — Home



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        7:35pm — Hi Rachel Strugatz, WWD Accessories editor and Jack’s Wife Freda french-fry-quality- tester
        — Bergdorf Goodman



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        8:14pm — Elad’s home-ware line for Bergdorf (L’objet) is being showcased tonight
        — Bergdorf Goodman



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        8:50pm — Final hug from tonight’s date and old friend from Israel, Galit. So many hugs and so much love for the the woman who feeds an entire neighborhood. Goodnight! See you tomorrow!
        — Alphabet City



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    A Day in the Life with Timo Weiland/ Thurs, Nov 14, 2013
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        CFDA Incubated, award winning fashion designer and sometimes DJ, Timo Weiland inspires men and women to return to the art of dressing with his beautifully hip mens and womenswear.



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        9:10am — Rise and shine @timoweiland, creator of the eponymous CFDA-incubated fashion brand
        — West Village



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        9:12am — Uptown meets downtown meets international vibes
        — West Village



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        9:33am — Even with 13 New York Fashion Week collections under the belt, you still put your pants on one leg at a time
        — West Village



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        9:54am — Ran into Max Osborne of Public School, recent winner of the CFDA Fashion Fund award
        — CFDA Fashion Incubator



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        10:00am — Designing the Fall/Winter 2014 collection
        — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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        10:04am — Coconut is the Timo Weiland mascot and a continual source of fashion inspiration
        — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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        10:55am — Model from the Resort 2014 collection stops by to choose some wears
        — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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        12:36pm — On the street with Alan and Donna from the design team
        — Garment District



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        12:49pm — Visiting one of fashion’s most prestigious milliners. Albertus has designed hats for every major fashion house including @timoweiland
        — Albertus Swanepoel Studio



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        1:34pm — After the milliner, it’s on to the furrier. Feeling it
        — Fox Unlimited Furs



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        1:46pm — Let’s cut some furs down to size
        — Fox Unlimited Furs



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        2:12pm — Dining “al desko” with a Hale and Hearty chicken noodle soup and the daily Rice Krispies Treat
        — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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        2:58pm — Double-checking the Spring/Summer 2014 fabric samples that will go into production any second
        — Preview Textiles



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        3:33pm — Bumped into Jesse, the owner of fab Southampton boutique Tenet
        — Garment District



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        4:02pm — Meeting with the Casio team. *Watch* out for a collaboration
        — SoHo Grand Hotel



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        5:53pm — Good friend Xiyin (Xi Xi) picking out a dress…or two or three
        — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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        6:31pm — Picking up Resort 2014 samples
        — Preview Textiles



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        6:37pm — It’s like Christmas in here
        — Timo Weiland Design Studio



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        7:41pm — Headed to a gallery, Red Bull in hand
        — Garment District



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        7:49pm — Art food
        — Marlborough Chelsea



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        7:55pm — Friend Alexandra in from London to see art and grab some dinner
        — Marlborough Chelsea



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    A Day in the Life with Lo Bosworth/ Thurs, Nov 7, 2013
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        Former star of MTV’s The Hills, co-founder of Revelry House, best-selling author, and executive producer Lo Bosworth epitomizes the modern hostess



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        9:14am — Meet Lo Bosworth (@lobosworth), star of MTV’s The Hills and co-founder of Revelry House, the ultimate resource for stylish entertaining
        — New York Flower District



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        9:19am — Picking up flowers for a Daily Candy photo shoot
        — New York Flower District



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        9:33am — Inexplicably found an entire aisle of fake food at the flower shop
        — New York Flower District



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        10:08am — Favorite tea: toasted almond tisane. Love the pink color
        — Home



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        10:15am — A “flower purist” doesn’t mix flowers in their arrangements
        — Home



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        11:46am — Prepping a Revelry House New Year’s Eve decoration kit to send to Gwyneth Paltrow and the GOOP team
        — Revelry House HQ



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        12:40pm — New-Years-in-a-box is en route to Gwyneth/GOOP
        — FedEx



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        1:47pm — Intense lunch time spin class with instructor Kendra. Soul=cycled
        — Soul Cycle Soho



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        2:49pm — Smoked paprika egg salad, feta, roasted red peppers, pickled onions and watercress sandwich
        — Jack’s Wife Freda



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        4:09pm — Meeting with Deena Varshavskaya, founder of social shopping site Wanelo
        — Mercer Kitchen



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        4:53pm — Mom is flying in tonight for a visit! Stocking up on some of her favorite snacks
        — Citarella



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        5:35pm Good cooks need to hone their sense of smell. Practice makes perfect
        — Home



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        6:38pm — Boyfriend Jeremy is off to a meeting in midtown. Kisses
        — Home



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        8:18pm — Bright lights on the red carpet for the new Club Monaco opening
        — Club Monaco Flagship



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        8:34pm — Oh, hey jillyhendrix long-time friend and DJ
        — Club Monaco Flagship



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        8:46pm — The new store features collaborations with New York specialty shops like Strand Book Store
        — Club Monaco Flagship



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        8:51pm — Chatting with Club Monaco COO Robbin Mitchell
        — Club Monaco Flagship



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        9:21pm — Stopping to smell the roses before heading to the airport to pick up mom
        — Club Monaco Flagship



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    A Day in the Life with Claire Distenfeld of Fivestory/ Thurs, Oct 24, 2013
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        Recently named one of Womenswear Daily’s “Ten of Tomorrow”, Fivestory shop owner Claire Distenfeld outfits her luxury uptown boutique with the coolest and hardest to get designers in the world. See as she exudes good taste and style on every level



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        7:48am — Meet Claire Distenfeld (@clairefivestory), owner of Fivestory, an innovative luxury boutique on the Upper East Side
        — Serafina Juice Bar



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        8:11am — Joined this Brazilian boxing gym a year ago
        — Punch Fitness



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        8:56am — “It’s 8:56am and the club is jumpin, jumpin”
        — Punch Fitness



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        9:32am — Living downtown means frequent visits to mom and dad’s to shower and raid the fridge
        — Upper East Side



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        9:45am — Ran into Brett Heyman from Edie Parker while getting coffee, or “café” as they say on the Upper East Side
        — Via Quadronno



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        9:52am — On the hunt for home accessories after moving apartments yesterday
        — Upper East Side



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        10:07am — Snapshot of Fivestory’s Spring/Summer 2014 inventory
        — Fivestory Office



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        11:35am — Welcome to Fivestory, which Vogue called New York’s Colette
        — Fivestory



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        11:36am — High-end fashion mixes with exclusive collaborations and a selection of international designers not available anywhere else in the US
        — Fivestory



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        11:57am — Checking out AS 29’s ocean-inspired pavé diamond pieces
        — Fivestory



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        12:40pm — Lunching with dad, Fred
        — Le Charlot



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        1:46pm — Exotic skins are an old family business
        — Fivestory Office



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        1:49pm — This Balmain belt is not lightweight fashion
        — Fivestory Office



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        3:56pm — Unpacking the art book collection in the new apartment. John Wesley is a favorite
        — Washington Square Park



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        5:43pm — Who needs furniture when you’ve got a bearskin rug?
        — Washington Square Park



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        6:19pm — Warming up by the fire at her uncle’s new hotel around the corner. Grrr!
        — Marlton House



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        8:27pm — Put this ear cuff on in the cab en route to a dinner hosted by Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Swarovski. Skillz
        — Taxi



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        9:10pm — Top shelf tequila on the rocks. With lots of lime
        — Lafayette



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        10:12pm — Dear friend and former Days in the Life subject @manrepeller stopped by to eat trout and chat
        — Lafayette



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        11:40pm — Off to Dallas in the morning for a benefit and auction. Fashion never sleeps
        — Marlton House



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    A Day in the Life with Novelist Jack Cheng/ Tues, Oct 22, 2013
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        Jack Cheng is the Shanghai-born, Michigan-bred, Brooklyn-based author of These Days. He is also a former art director, recovering entrepreneur, and tea expert



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        8:28am — Meet @jack (Jack Cheng), author of These Days, a fictional work about love, technology, and the spaces in between. He’s currently writing his second novel out of his home
        — Jack’s House



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        8:39am — Steeping black tea for 5 minutes
        — Jack’s House



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        8:53am — Reading before writing
        — Jack’s House



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        10:56am — An author’s bookshelf is an exciting and mysterious place
        — Jack’s House



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        11:04am — Mom says to cook bacon using chopsticks
        — Jack’s House



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        11:39am — The bread in this breakfast sandwich has been toasted on one side and one side only
        — Jack’s House



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        11:46am — Planning a city
        — Jack’s House



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        1:19pm — Back to writing
        — Jack’s House



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        1:42pm — Homemade dumplings and sautéed dandelion greens for lunch
        — Jack’s House



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        1:59pm — Conference call with wishbone.org, an organization that helps under-priveleged teens raise money for after school activities or programs they want to enroll in
        — Jack’s House



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        3:01pm — Matcha green tea should be whisked for at least 30 seconds. In Buddhism, whisking tea (or even scrubbing dirty dishes) is an analogue for cleaning one’s soul
        — Jack’s House



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        3:14pm — Learning French using Memrise for no particular reason. Bonjour!
        — Jack’s House



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        3:51pm — Afternoon snack: silken tofu with avocado and soy
        — Jack’s House



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        4:31pm —Gravity 3D for entertainment and novel research
        — Williamsburg Cinema



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        6:09pm — Getting over Gravity: “I don’t feel like I’ve felt that sort of sustained emotion in a movie in a while”
        — Williamsburg



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        6:13pm — Shooting for Subway Cento, a blog featuring short visual poems made from subway ads
        — L Train Bedford Stop



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        6:41pm — Roberta’s Pizza for dinner
        — Mad. Sq. Eats



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        8:32pm — Meditation class and dharma gathering led by Roger Chender. What effects do fear and frustration have on our relationships with ourselves and the world?
        — Shambhala Meditation Center



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        9:15pm — Homecooking has to come from somewhere
        — Trader Joe’s



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        9:57pm — Today’s takeaway: think about the story you write for yourself
        — Washington Square Park



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    A Day in the Life with John Jannuzzi of Lucky Magazine / Thurs, Oct 17, 2013
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        Lucky Magazine Digital Projects Editor John Jannuzzi is dangerously funny, highly caffeinated, and very, very strongPhotos by Lara Speier



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        5:21am — Meet @johnjannuzzi, digital projects editor at Lucky Magazine, creator of the highbrow/brilliant blog Textbook, independent sketch artist and avid weightlifter. He starts his day this early, or earlier, every day of the week
        — Jannuzzi Home



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        5:57am — Glitter street art is up and coming
        — Little Italy



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        6:41am — 370 lb “carries” in Superga sneakers
        Soho Strength Lab



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        8:07am — Getting a grip on the day after the workout
        — Little Italy



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        8:36am — Green tea #2 in hand, walking the same 45-block route to work every morning
        — Washington Square Park



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        8:53am — Picture perfect Vespa couple makes for a perfect Instagram picture
        — Flatiron District



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        9:26am — Arrived at Lucky Magazine HQ. Racks of clothes for days
        — Lucky Magazine



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        9:40am — Daily omelette: spinach, tomatoes and peppers. A girl comments, “wow, that’s a lot of eggs…”
        — Condé Nast Cafeteria



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        9:48am — Hitting the digital world of Lucky Magazine for a while
        — Lucky Magazine



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        2:31pm — Cookie time, courtesy of a J. Crew staffer. Homemade, no gluten and artfully presented. Very on brand
        — NoHo



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        3:14pm — ABT. Always be tweeting. Working from home for the afternoon with tea #3 
        — Jannuzzi Home



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        3:15pm — There’s a sketch of a fireplace on the back of the front door. May or may not have been done drunk
        — Jannuzzi Home



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        3:17pm — Wheat bread to wash down a glass of organic whey protein. There’s supposed to be some complicated interaction between the two. Looks like torture, tastes like power
        — Jannuzzi Home



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        4:40pm — Quick meeting after bumping into Brian and Matt from Carson Street. This spot is like a 2nd home. Tea #4 in hand
        — Carson Street Clothiers



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        4:48pm — See…homey
        — Carson Street Clothiers



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        5:09pm — Talking shop with Lawrence Schlossman from Complex Magazine outside the shop
        — Nolita



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        5:31pm — Browsing mountain vests and eating a few more cookies from Cafe Integral
        — American Two Shot



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        5:55pm — As a former art school student, sketching satisfies the creative side
        — Crosby Street Hotel Bench



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        6:03pm — Inspiration–girls on the street, runway looks, figments of the imagination–sketched with @georgp’s Paper app
        — Crosby Street Hotel Bench



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        6:34pm — After five venti green teas, it’s time to switch to tequila. Not a bad way to end the day. “Hi mom!”
        — Mother’s Ruin



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    A Day in the Life with Amirah of Flour Shop/ Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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        Amirah Kassem runs Flour Shop, the coolest cake bakery in the world. With clients like Snoop Dogg and Vogue, life is sweet. Photos by Lara Speier



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        9:39am — Meet @amirahkassem, creator and baker at one of the most fun and bespoke cake purveyors in NYC @flourshop
        — Flour Shop Kitchen



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        9:53am — Cakes at Flour Shop come in all shapes, sizes and color and they’re always made day-of. Nothing but the freshest here
        — Flour Shop Kitchen



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        10:07am — Sketching out a cake. Exclusively committed to crayons. “I hate the way pencils sound”
        — Flour Shop Kitchen



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        11:25am — This Wu-tang collection is no joke. Flour Shop will be working with the clan on their new gallery project as a fan, artist and collaborator
        — Flour Shop Kitchen



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        11:41am — Cakes out of the oven. Time to build cake, cake, cake, cake
        — Flour Shop Kitchen



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        12:18pm — Butter creamy and dreamy. Learned it all from her momma
        — Flour Shop Kitchen



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        1:35pm — Shooting cakes at Vogue for their holiday gift guide
        — Vogue Magazine



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        2:11pm — Behind the scenes of the Vogue team styling the shoot. Trying to get the money shot
        — Vogue Magazine



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        2:41pm — Don’t know what looks better, the cake from the outside or the inside?! Important to note: Anna Wintour saw and smelled this plate as it was walked down the halls of Vogue. Moment wasn’t captured out of sheer fear
        — Vogue Magazine



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        2:49pm — Kickin it “Vogue-school”
        — Vogue Magazine



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        3:06pm — @amirahkassem is a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world
        — Toys”R”Us



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        3:10pm — Picked up a dollhouse for a Flourshop.com photo shoot tomorrow. Don’t be fooled, that dollhouse weighs 20 lbs.
        — Times Square



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        3:33pm — Pulling looks from Stella McCartney’s showroom for the shoot tomorrow. New Flour Shop website to launch soon
        — Stella McCartney Offices



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        4:20pm — Pizza for lunch: caramelized cauliflower. Fear no carbs
        — Co.



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        5:01pm — Stocking up on supplies
        — NY Cake & Baking



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        5:24pm — Hustilin through Party City for more
        — Party City



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        6:36pm — This is the house that cake built
        — Flour Shop Kitchen



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        7:03pm — Trying on the looks for tomorrow and testing their ability to keep up with these moves
        — Flour Shop Kitchen



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        8:52pm — Getting nails did. Pink metallic
        — Polished Nail Salon



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        9:01pm — Early to bed tonight. Despite all the colors, toys and sweets. This day is no cake walk. And in the words of Wu-tang: “C.R.E.A.M- Cake Rules Everything Around Me”
        — Williamsburg



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    A Day in the Life with Mahbod of Rap Genius / Thurs, Oct 10, 2013
    A Day in the Life with Amanda & Merrill of Food52 / Tues, Oct 08, 2013
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        Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs have built a community for home cooks with Food52. See as they prepare to extend their offering with a popup shop, and expand their office, with plenty of soup to spare. 



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        9:16am — Meet @amandahesser, co-founder of Food52, a cookbook writer many times over, and former food editor of the New York Times
        — Buvette



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        9:33am — French breakfast with Sarah Bryden Brown who helped sell the Babble Network, a network of mom blogs, to Disney
        — Buvette



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        10:19am — Stocking up. “I brush my teeth the way that some women put on lipstick”
        — Duane Reade



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        10:27am — @merrillstubbs, Co-Founder of Food52, graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and veteran food writer and editor, meeting with @rbfishman to discuss branding opportunities across social media channels
        — Food52 HQ



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        10:46am — Cookbooks: necessary reading material here
        — Food52 HQ



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        11:04am — Heading out to look for new office space
        — Chelsea



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        11:08am — In sync since 2009 
        — Chelsea



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        11:22am — 98% of the recipes on Food52 come from the community. Tuesdays are for shooting said recipes. Today’s focus: soup
        — Food52 HQ



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        11:23am — Lots of cooks in this kitchen. All recipes are tested, cooked, and photographed at the HQ. These are the components of a carrot, sweet potato, and red lentil soup with Moroccan spices
        — Food52 HQ



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        11:53am — Taking pot shots
        — Food52 HQ



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        12:17pm — Team meeting to discuss gift certificate & card designs and packaging for Provisions, Food52’s e-commerce site
        — Food52 HQ



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        1:08pm — Baked eggs, an @amandahesser and @merrillstubbs original recipe. An office has never smelled so good
        — Food52 HQ



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        2:24pm — Shucking oysters for an oyster-and-spinach “chowda”
        — Food52 HQ



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        2:27pm — The biggest perk of working at Food52 is getting to eat the test dishes
        — Food52 HQ



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        3:15pm — Working on correspondence
        — Food52 HQ



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        3:40pm — Prepping en route to a discussion on “The Perfect CEO” at Columbia Business School
        — Subway



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        6:22pm — Touring space for the Food52 holiday popup
        — Future Food52 Popup



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        6:23pm — Marshalling the troops. December 5-8, Food52 comes to life live and in popup
        — Future Food52 Popup



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        7:05pm — Reunited after a long day
        — Brooklyn Heights



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        7:08pm — Reading “Bony-Legs” and “Squirrels” with Tad and the twins. No cookbooks :)
        — Brooklyn Heights



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    A Day in the Life with Jamie Shupak (NY1) / Mon, Sep 30, 2013
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        As the morning traffic reporter for NY1, Jamie Shupak spins, frames, writes, naps, cooks, blends and laughs her way from a 3am call time throughout an entire day. Photos by Lara Speier



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        7:07am — @jamieshupak’s day starts EARLY. She is the traffic reporter for NY1’s (station/channel) morning show and she’s already been on air for 2 hours and awake for 4 hours (note it’s 7am)
        — NY1 News



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        12:00pm — Since Jamie has to navigate such nuanced hours, she militantly sticks to a daily schedule that involves citibiking home from the news studio in Chelsea market
        — NY1 at Chelsea market



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        12:15pm — Jamie rides back to her home, dismounting from the bike when stopped because her legs don’t reach the ground (even when the seat is on the lowest level). I insist as someone in the world of transportation,she has pull to petition for some smaller Citibikes
        — West Village



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        12:28pm — “This is the best part of my day”, she gushes as she removes her clothes and makeup she’s been wearing for 9.5 hours now. Also take notice of the adorable note on the mirror from her boyfriend, Brian. They just celebrated their 2 year anniversary last week
        — love nest



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        2:22pm — @jamieshupak naps for 2 hours. She sets no alarm, her body wakes up au naturale, probably due in part to her no coffee/caffeine rule. She’s not opposed to juice though which she drinks in bed as she does some emails
        — West Village



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        3:36pm — @jamieshupak goes to get 2 pictures framed for the apartment. One is the New York Magazine picture of Manhattan without power right after Hurricane Sandy
        — A.I. Friedman



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        3:48pm — The other (on theme with Manhattan) was an anniversary gift to Brian: a map/visualization of the couples Foursquare check-ins throughout the city
        — A.I. Friedman



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        4:22pm — “The biggest decision I have to make all day is which spin class to attend. ” Today she pics Flywheel and runs into Kara, a model and instructor at the studio
        — Flywheel Sports



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        4:28pm — Spin, @jamieshupak, spin. All day I noticed Jamie limping a little bit, which she attributes to her arthritis acting up in her ankle. It’s a thing but she doesn’t make a thing about it. So we spin
        — Flywheel Sports



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        5:25pm — Quick pop-in to Trader Joes
        — Trader Joe’s



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        6:08pm — Beyond traffic, @jamieshupak also cooks. Though not classically trained, she loves hosting and cooking dinner parties so she has a blog and web series called “TV Dinner” (thetvdinner.com)
        — West Village



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        6:09pm — She makes a sea bass recipe from a friend’s cookbook: OfaKind. She claims she never makes sea bass, “sea bass is fancy”, but decided to splurge tonight. She’s rolling the fish in a miso sauce coating glaze thing
        — West Village



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        6:16pm — She sprinkles Maldon Salt and lemon juice on asparagus and photographs it all for “TV Dinner”. She even throws one photo on Instagram: “nothing makes me happier than a beautiful Instagram photo!”



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        6:21pm — This shake is more important than it seems. @jamieshupak preps it every night for the morning- protein powder, water, yogurt and “better-than-peanut-butter”. She drinks it from 3am-10am. It basically keeps her alive for the first half of the day



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        6:39pm — Moment to go down in history: @jamieshupak found out her twitter account has been “verified” meaning she gets the blue check next to her twitter handle
        — West Village



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        6:43pm — Brian comes home with a surprise: pumpkins for Halloween/Fall to decorate the apt. “One for me, one for you, one for our ‘family‘“he says. It really is cute how excited she is and how sweet he is
        — West Village



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        6:53pm — @jamieshupak and Brian dine together. She makes sure he eats everything on his plate and laughs “if he doesn’t eat my food, he doesn’t love me.” Brian nods in agreement. Off to bed to get an early start on the day!!!
        — West Village



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        3:52am — A car picks Jamie up every morning at 3:45am. The entire city is quiet on this Tuesday morning. @jamieshupak is awake and used to it. Anybody laughing and heading to work at 4am has my vote
        — NY1 at Chelsea market



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        3:59am — The traffic reporting command station at NY1. @jamieshupak operates out of her own little room/studio
        — NY1 News



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        4:08am — @jamieshupak does her own makeup for the show. In fact, everyone does, anchors included. She insists it was one of the first costs cut when news stations needed to cut costs: Hair, makeup and wardrobe were outta there
        — ny1 



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        4:26am — As she does her hair she finds a white one. Omg. Omg. Omg. She’s aging
        — NY1 News



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        4:31am — @jamieshupak tucks he microphone pack into her white cowboy boots before she goes one air. I rarely spot Jamie without these white babies on
        — NY1 News



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        4:32am — Let me take this moment to plug Jamie’s book that’s coming out. It’s called Transit Girl and is loosely based on her life. Honk honk
        — NY1 News



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        4:50am — @jamieshupak’s mom texts her every single morning at the same time. Routine runs in the family
        — NY1 News



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        4:59am — And we’re off! Jamie films a “teaser” for the Hudson Valley’s traffic report. As I watch her go, I wonder how many people(like me) watch and love @jamieshupak in the morning even though my commute is rarely over 15 blocks
        — NY1 News



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    A Day in the Life with Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem) / Fri, Sep 27, 2013
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        Nancy Whang, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, lands in New York, eats 2 dinners, hangs out with Questlove and pushes our Days in the Life hours to the latest they’ve ever been. Photos by Lara Speier



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        5:40pm — Nancy just returned back from 10 days with her family in Portland, Oregon, her hometown. Nancy is only back for a few days. She’s off to DJ in Columbia and Mexico next week so it’s nice for her to be home
        — LaGuardia Airport (LGA)



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        6:07pm — There are musical trappings all around her apartment. Though she studied art in school, she always played piano. And that combined with her love of good records and a beat, manifested into her becoming a rockstar
        — Broadway Triangle



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        6:11pm — LCD Soundsystem had an epic 9 year run, particularly according to those in New York City where the band was born. Beyond winning Grammys, they have since been known as the voice of a generation and creators of the best dance tracks of all time
        — Broadway Triangle



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        6:17pm — Getting dressed for A food event. Her closet is filled with mostly dark items (in color) and many from her favorite stores: Creatures of Comfort and Cos (from UK)
        — Broadway Triangle



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        6:18pm — Her record collection is vast and organized. Nancy continues to DJ in her down time and sings and works on friend’s records
        — Broadway Triangle



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        6:19pm — There are more keyboards where this comes from
        — Broadway Triangle



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        6:28pm — The event tonight is sponsored by a whiskey brand and she doesn’t feel like whiskey tonight. In anticipation, Nancy pours some bittersweet Imbue vermouth into a vintage flask for the evening. The vermouth is also from Oregon! Cha-Ching!
        — Broadway Triangle



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        6:56pm — Tonight is the first night of the Le Fooding New York events, an outrageous dinner party hosted by friends of hers and attended by the NY food scene and industry
        — RES



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        7:11pm — Though Nancy isn’t actively pursuing a career in cuisine, many of her friends are chefs, restaurant owners, or industry press. “It’s what musicians do when they get old” she says of the musical/food overlap
        — RES



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        7:13pm — Speaking of… Scott and Nancy get seats next to each other at dinner. He’s an editor at Bon Appetit and was a rock musician himself
        — RES



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        7:14pm — Le Fooding had a theme this year: time machine. The music, cuisine and cocktails brought guests through 3 different food movements from the last 22 years
        — RES



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        7:40pm — The Fusion Years (1991-1999), The Bistronomy Years (1998-2007), The Farm-to-Table Years (2008-2013)
        — RES



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        9:02pm — The fromages course (is alotta cheese) to introduce the farm to table years
        — RES



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        9:03pm — Cheese for Days!
        — RES



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        9:55pm — Nancy makes friends with another musical foodie- Amir Thomposon- aka @questlove. We debated how long it take for a person to live in New York and identify themselves as a “New Yorker”
        — RES



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        10:42pm — The irony about food events is that sometimes you leave hungry. Though portions were filling at this one, there was a Thai spot everyone had to stop by while in Red Hook
        — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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        10:53pm — Whiskey Soda Lounge is part of a family of Thai restaurants indigenous to Portland, Oregon. Nancy navigated the menu for the table and does the best job with the sweet,spicy and sticky Khai Luuk Khoei chicken wings
        — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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        11:54pm — Nancy and @questlove chat about their affinity for Portland, the city’s best record shop and the first concerts they ever attended
        — Whiskey Soda Lounge



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        12:47am — A friend’s band Midnight Magic is playing at Le Baron in Chinatown. She just misses their last song but gets to catch up with them all and dance. Which is more important
        — Le Baron



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        1:59am — …She’s posing now…
        — Le Baron



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        2:20am — Champagne and fresh strawberry juice. Not a bad way to end the evening
        — Le Baron



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        2:40am — After all these years, this day, the flight, I figured Nancy would be sleepy by now, but back to Brooklyn she’s fairly awake. Jet lag man, it’s a drag
        — Little Italy



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    A Day in the Life with Erica Domesek of PS I Made This / Thurs, Sep 26, 2013
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        As ‘Martha Stewart for the Millenial Generation”, Erica Domesek speaks on a panel about P.S. I Made This, has a power breakfast, and a power lunch with the Fat Jew, all while wearing a leather baseball hat. Photos by Lara Speier



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        7:49am — The abode of @psimadethis is on a street she describes as “Sesame Street”. There are 3 playgrounds and a school. There’s no way not to be chipper in the morning on Sesame Street
        — Gramercy Park



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        7:59am — Although there are scattered items everywhere, there’s a sense that they all have purpose. Including this note to self on the fridge
        — Gramercy Park



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        8:02am — “I’m like the opposite of Coco Chanel. Instead of taking off one accessory before I leave the house, I add two”
        — Gramercy Park



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        8:15am — If @psimadethis isn’t already friends with someone she interacts with throughout the day, she will be by the time they’re done. She chats with her comrades at Pushcart Coffee about their tip jar of the day today
        — Pushcart Coffee



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        8:29am — Erica heads to the Gilt Groupe HQ for an executive women’s breakfast
        — Gilt Groupe



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        10:12am — Said power executive women chatting after the meeting
        — Gilt Groupe



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        10:35am — Erica and I discuss whether she’s “season pushing” with this outfit as we transition to Fall weather
        — North of Madison Square Park



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        11:02am — Season pushing or not we do an impromptu photo shoot before her meeting with the executive director of the Free Arts Association: A program that provides art education and mentoring to under-served youth and families
        — Gansevoort Park Rooftop



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        12:09pm — @psimadethis is obsessed with greeting cards. This makes sense since she’s made a business out of creation, customization and tactility
        — Project No. 8 | Ace Hotel



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        12:10pm — But she also just “loves me some high-end tchotch”. “Tchotch”being short for “tchotchke”
        — Project No. 8 | Ace Hotel



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        12:47pm — She kindly asks the uber driver to hook her phone up to the car’s sound system. She blasts R.Kelly to get pumped for her panel. It seems like she has done 100 times before
        — Garment District



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        12:49pm — @psimadethis is speaking on a panel for Advertising Week since the P.S. I Made This website is so tied to brands and advertising
        — New York Times Building



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        1:04pm — In the green room Erica meets a co-panelist the Fat Jew who is most famous for his video on giving homeless people Soul Cycle classes on New York Citibikes
        — New York Times Center



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        1:32pm — The Panel was called “People As Brands As Publishers” and included the director of social media at Audible.com and Eiswein owner of the Instagram handle @newyorkcity. @psimadethis and Fat Jew stole the show
        — New York Times Center



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        2:40pm — Erica catches up with Jackie a good friend and colleague to to prepare for tomorrow. Erica is attempting to take her first day off in 27 days
        — New York Times Center



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        2:44pm — Captured an intimate selfie moment between Fat Jew and @psimadethis. “Everything on the internet should be free” proclaimed Fat Jew 20 minutes ago on the panel
        — New York Times Building



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        3:10pm — When you allow Fat Jew to pick the lunch spot, there’s a high likelihood you end up at Rick’s Cabaret for their $10 3-course lunch. @felicity and @markmolle of Definer app join for lunch and entertainment
        — Rick’s Cabaret



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        4:43pm — And now they’re friends for life. Fat Jew + @psimadethis. Drop the mic. Cue the R.Kelly
        — Korea Town



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        5:14pm — Back at @psimadethis global headquarters (that’s right, Global). I take in all the colors and beads and tcotch this empire has to offer. Erica quickly suggests I make a beaded bracelet while she gets to work. I oblige
        — NoLita



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        5:14pm — Mood boards for days! I recall something @psimadethis said on the panel earlier about closing the loop between the physical and digital world with her work and her website
        — NoLita



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        5:21pm — @psimadethis just released her SECOND book earlier in the month “P.S. You’re invited”. That includes DIY projects for entertaining and at home
        — NoLita



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        6:02pm — The @psimadethis team is getting ready for Halloween content and partnerships!
        — NoLita



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        6:46pm — @psimadethis quite literally does it all herself (DIY) and as she packs all her meetings into a day, she does it with humor, style, sparkle and of course a little magic
        — NoLita



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