West 48th Street, Manhattan, NY

I am sooo thankful to be writing a Friday post and not feel like I’ve had the wind knocked out of me! It’s a good reminder that whirlwind weeks are not a constant, and when I’m in the thick of it, there is always an end in sight even if it doesn’t seem possible. Major note to self. If only all weeks could be like this one, which felt like the perfect balance between work and relaxation. I finally got on the Me Before You book train and am flying through. I even woke early one morning and read in bed! On a weekday! I also did my first ever business coaching session (with this incredible lady), and am feeling so incredibly in control of the growth of Clara Persis in 2014. I’m only kicking myself that I didn’t hire her sooner. I’ll be sharing all about my experience in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for that.

What do you have planned this weekend? Lucky for you all I’ll be cooking up a storm and sharing all those good recipes across the next few weeks… there’s a chorizo tortilla soup, an easy weeknight pasta dish, a twist on a classic oatmeal cookie, and a cocktail to ring in citrus season all in the mix. Here are a few fun links for your weekend - hope it’s a good one! xx

The Williamsburg of your city.

Shortage-proof your condiments cabinet with this homemade Sriracha recipe.

Fast Company‘s Most Creative People in Business 1000

“The Fault in Our Stars” trailer… bring on the tears!

Beat the polar vortex with this list of cute beanies.

A word on breakfast, any time of the day.

J.Crew’s prices may be going down in 2014. #thatneededtohappenlikeyesterday

Love Kelly Oxford’s minty L.A. workspace.

Salted Caramel Rose Cake. Aka the most beautiful baked good, ever.

Hilariously spot on: “A Conference Call in Real Life” video.

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  1. Can’t wait to see the oatmeal cookie recipe! That’s one of my favorites so I’d love to see a twist on the classic. I loved Me Before You as well, Jojo Moyes is great. And agree, J. Crew’s prices are kind of ridiculous. The update on the article says the prices will not be going down though, just that they will be balanced across the board or some nonsense. They need to work on that! Hope you have a great weekend.

    • Clara

      Ha… must have been wishful thinking on my part! Oh well…

  2. jon

    what a great, prize-worthy lead picture in today’s blog!

  3. Amy

    That rose cake looks incredible! Now, where to get roses when everything is frozen?

    • Clara

      Ha! So true!

  4. So happy the week is finally over! It’s been a long one. ;)
    I’m thrilled that J.Crew are lowering their prices. I spend waaay to much there!
    Have a nice weekend.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  5. I’m excited for the chorizo tortilla soup recipe! Sounds delicious! I loved the Conference Call in Real Life video. it’s so true!!

    • Clara

      It’s soooo good! One of those put a bunch of stuff in a pot, hope it works out, and then it’s amazing. Can’t wait to share!

  6. Looking forward to all of those delicious recipes! And I totally just cried over the Fault in Our Stars trailer. I’m going to need to bring a whole box of kleenex to that movie.

  7. Sarah

    Me Before You was such a great book. I really need to start reading again. Have a great weekend, Clara!

    • Clara

      Hiii! I remember you read it. Hope you’re well!

  8. That photo is a little terrifying! Hubby and I are thinking seriously about moving up North next year and this whole polar vortex has got me so nervous (born and raised in Miami, Florida!) Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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