Nicole Kirstie Smith

I'm obsessed with food, flowers, my cat & all things Apple. Aspiring artist & photographer.

centralparknyc:

Honey and Leftie say, “Hop to it and get outside! It’s the first day of spring!”
Our bunny visitors decided to take in the warm weather at the Harlem Meer. Where are you spending the first day of #SpringInCentralPark?

OMG! Bunnies on leashes! Cuteness overload.

centralparknyc:

Honey and Leftie say, “Hop to it and get outside! It’s the first day of spring!”

Our bunny visitors decided to take in the warm weather at the Harlem Meer. Where are you spending the first day of #SpringInCentralPark?

OMG! Bunnies on leashes! Cuteness overload.

The Empire State Building as rendered by my favourite new app: #Waterlogue

NYBG Orchid Show 2014

This year’s New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show is inspired by a contemporary Key West estate designed by Raymond Jungles in the Florida Keys. Tropical foliage and vibrant orchids are set against contemporary architectural elements.

I found the design this year was not quite as spectacular as some of the previous shows, but in keeping with the idea of a tropical paradise getaway, it was beautiful, elegant and relaxing.

The Orchid Show is on until April 21 and I highly recommend a visit for anyone who loves flowers or if you need a brief respite from the hectic life we all lead in NYC.

Flowering cherry trees in Central Park last spring. Painted in #Waterlogue app.
Looking out over the Hudson at sunset. Painted in #Waterlogue
madewithpaper:

For A Good Time
Made With Paper by donaxie

Yum!

madewithpaper:

For A Good Time

Made With Paper by donaxie

Yum!

Happy Caturday with the beautiful Bella Painted in #Waterlogue
A little vignette of the NY Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show: Key West Contemporary. Painted in #Waterlogue.

A sure fire antidote to this seemingly endless winter.

"Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen" - our verdict

“Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen” – our verdict

Nikki:

Adding to my wishlist.

Originally posted on A cookbook a month:

Anna: Another dependable cookbook from dependable Rachel o’Rachel.

Kirstin: I was surprised by all the Asian food in this one. I didn’t think it all worked, but it was lovely to have the variety.

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nybg:

So, it turns out the polar vortex pretty much ceases to exist once you step into our Conservatory. That might be due to the fact that Key West is crashing there for a bit, though, and I don’t wanna brag, but, well, yes I do. With thousands of orchids splashing the place with tropical color, it’s like the southernmost point packed up its warmth, hoofed it north, and set up shop in NYC for a spell.

The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary opens Saturday, March 1, running straight on through April 21. If you’re in the New York metro area, why miss out on an escape from this downright sadistic winter? And if you snag tickets to one of our Orchid Evenings (first one’s March 8!), you get the benefit of strolling through a confetti of orchids and a complimentary drink under our twinkly glasshouse lights. Though I suppose it would also be a complementary drink, since we all know Thing + Cocktail = Better Thing. —MN

Can. Not. Wait.