Monday, July 20, 2009


Sweater top: Club Monaco
Necklace: Aldo
Skirt: Fendi
Pumps: YSL

Every now and then, my husband and I like to go to Cafe Katja in the Lower East Side for some amazing, hearty Austrian comfort food. It's quite the neighborhood gem.

Emmentaler sausage with savoy cabbage and quark dumplings

The amazing beet salad...I used to detest beets (I never ate them growing up), but I have grown to love them.

A freshly baked pretzel with some tear-inducing mustard sauce on the side (I swear there's wasabi in it!). And of course a meal would not be complete without a sweet and slightly bitter ambrosial drink.

We passed by this gnarled and misshapen tree outside of Le Petit Puppy, an upscale puppy pet shop on Christopher Street in the Village.

Quite arachnid and creepy...
On an unrelated note, a reader asked me about my favorite brands. I've separated them into categories:
For inexpensive and trendy items: H&M and Zara
For basics: Club Monaco and Old Navy
For whimsical clothes and shoes: Prada and Miu Miu
For professional investment clothing: Fendi, YSL, and Oscar de la Renta
For accessories (shoes, bags, and belts): YSL, Fendi, Guiseppe Zanotti, Bottega Veneta, Chanel
Thanks to everybody who visits my blog! I really appreciate it. Please let me know what you think in a comment. I'd love to hear from all of you.


Kat said...

Hi there! Thanks again for linking me...and thank you for the comments!

I like this skirt! Bronzed tone?

It's nice to see a bit of your New York...and I love to the yummy food is making me hungry...I'll search for Austrian restos in my neighborhood so I can sample some of that sausage and pretzel.

Thanks for sharing your favorite brands!

Hanh, Life-in-Travel said...

I love that skirt! looks like you have Ysl pumps in lower heels version. they look great!!

Love love beets salad!!!

Ps: Buddha ice at Megu..haha..I miss Ny!

rachel said...

thanks so much for sharing your fav brands - and their functions in your wardrobe :) i now have some new ground to explore - fun!
mine are:
cheap and trendy - h&m, target
basics - j crew, brooks bros, ralph lauren
whimsical - anthropologie, dior
professional - armani, calvin klein
accessories - haven't really gotten it together yet - mostly functional and good quality/long lasting like cole hann and hartmann.
my own category: 'would wear anything by this line anytime because my heart stops when i see 90% of their clothing' - a. mcqueen, o. de la renta, valentino

xtinagirl said...

I love your skirt! The colors are wonderful. It looks amazing with your necklace. I like how it's a long rope necklace!

And the food looks absolutely delicious! I'm finally old enough to enjoy ambrosia! :]


The Little Fashion Treasury said...


Soo.. ;) ... here is my mine:

For inexpensive and trendy items:
Zara, Topshop

For basics:
you can never be wrong with Marni cardigans & Lanvin ballerinas

For whimsical clothes and shoes:
??? ... I don´t know ;)

For professional investment clothing:
I have no #1 brand but love to search for vintage brand clothing, love to collect LV sprouse leopard print scarves...

For accessories (shoes, bags, and belts):
Chanel,Lanvin, Zanotti, Chloe, Bottega Veneta has the best wallets..

Happy sunny tuesday to you...

JJ said...

I think the pretzel mustard is called Kren.. if it is it's made with horseradish, just like Wasabi! I love it, it's a specialty in Northern Italy too.
Luxe outfit BTW :D

Anonymous said...

Great post, babe! Maybe I should post the categories of my favorite brands on my blog!!! Anyhoo, love the pairing and as always, THOSE YSL Tributes!

xx Adeliet

StyleSpy said...

Mmmmm, pretzels...

Oh, I love that skirt. Really love.

Lynn said...

you have the best skirts! :)

will try cafe katja with the husband soon! thanks for sharing!

The Mighty J said...

Love the skirt!

Gisela said...

Hi darlin'! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! You look fantstatic and I so love that knit top, so femme and sexy and those tribs! love it all!

modediktat said...

Hey Miss Thumbelina,
how are you??
There is something about Austrian food which I like very much but even more with the years.... I wasn't a fan of hearty food before but it's rising.

The Fendi skirt is a very beautiful one!! You wear it very well!

The next points are very interesting, also for me, to think about my favorite labels etc.

For inexpensive and trendy items: H&M, ZARA, Topshop, ASOS, Aldo, Mango
For basics: Vince, James Perse, Rick Owens Lilies, MM6
For whimsical clothes and shoes: Maison Martin Margiela (all lines through)
For professional investment clothing: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, La Petite Salope, Rick Owens, Prada + vintage
For accessoiries: Maison Martin Margiela, Balenciaga, Guiseppe Zanotti, Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton

Much love always,

TLT said...

Drooling over your food pics AND the beautiful Fendi skirt!!!