Friday Favorites: Core Life Eatery + J.Crew + The Marathon


Full list of favorites from this week to share today! Can we believe we are now in November? Geez, this year has flown by, don’t you think?

Core Life Eatery

I had this salad at Core Life Eatery a few days ago. It had been a long while since I had last been to Core Life but I really enjoyed this salad that I created! I often put Core Life and Chopt in the same category – similar yet different, both good in their own way.  It’s possible I start going to Core Life Eatery more often – it’s fairly close to my house and a great option when I don’t feel like eating something at home.

In my salad was a mix of:

  • Romaine
  • Quinoa
  • Peppers
  • Chickpeas
  • Cabbage
  • Cucumbers
  • Roasted beets and sweet potatoes

The roasted beets and sweet potatoes were EVERYTHING to this salad. So delicious.

core life eatery

Article of Interest

A few weeks ago I mentioned how I love to use coconut oil as a full-body moisturizer and eye make up remover. Check out this article to learn the 5 beauty uses of coconut oil. I found it interesting.

With the marathon happening on Sunday, I want to share the post my dad wrote for the blog a few years ago about his experience running it back in the 80’s. Here’s the link if you have missed the post in the past. It’s worth mentioning that my dad ran the New York City Marathon three times, which is three more than me. I truly do not have the desire to run a marathon – which is weird considering everyone in New York assumes that if you are runner, you have run the marathon, but I have not. And likely won’t. 

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I’ve got a whole lot of love for J. Crew right now!

First, I bought this Chateau Puffer Jacket which I think is the absolutely perfect warm, puffy jacket for winter that still has some shape and classic style. Puffy jackets can be overwhelming in size, shape, and well, puffiness. I was so happy to find this coat as it fits so well, has an excellent shape, pretty gold zippers, and comes in a ton of colors. I ultimately went with the black, but really wanted the pink!

If you aren’t looking for a puffy winter coat, I also recommend this Chateau Stadium Parka (wool) from J. Crew. It’s a classic style, also available in an array of colors. I have the black from a few years ago — total classic.

Bought these texting gloves in the bright pink color to match my black coats. Also, I like these cashmere texting mittens with the hearts and polka dots. 🙂

Want this Cashmere Cardigan with Jeweled Buttons. I have a few longer cardigans with jeweled buttons from years ago (from Abercrombie actually) which I still wear, but I really love the shape and style of these cardigans now available at J.Crew.

A button-down pinstriped top with little embellishments of rhinestones? Totally me. I had to get it immediately when I tried it on.

Should we discuss these Satin Slingbacks Flats with Bow?!

Oh, how I want them in this bright shade of pink. Also, want these Laney Pumps with Bow in Velvet and of course, the Satin Pumps with Glitter Sole.

You know I love my hair bow from J. Crew, but now I really need the Lele Sadoughl headband. I tried it last week at Neiman Marcus and really love how it looks in my hair and on my head. No wonder it’s so popular! The Lele Sadoughl collab with J. Crew is slightly cheaper than the versions sold at other stores and just as nice! Definitely check it out.

And on another note before I finish this post, two pairs of boots from Kate Spade.  The Kate Spade Stormy Boots and Frosty Boots are on my radar.






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