Slipper Saturday: East vs. West
This week’s Slipper Saturday we have a special East Coast vs. West Coast edition, featuring two of the stylish ladies from Très Chic Now — an editorial site that covers fashion, beauty, and all things luxe.
— Cari Wira Dineen, one of the contributing writers/editors at Tres Chic Now, wears our Inslee polka dot slippers and dishes on her favorite NYC brunch spots.
How do you take your coffee?
Dark roast with two sugar cubes (I’m obsessed with cubes!) and extra milk. That’s the first cup. For cup number two, I either have a flavored coffee (like Pumpkin Spice or French Vanilla) or a cup of tea—again with two lumps and milk. Thank god for my Keurig; it lets me indulge in my craving for variety.
Saturday morning routine?
My husband usually lets me sleep in on Saturday mornings and gets up with our 3 year daughter, Charlotte, and our 4 month old son, George. They make blueberry pancakes together and the scent wafting upstairs usually is what wakes me. By 8:30, I’m up and I enjoy my delish breakfast while reading the New York Post. Once I finish the paper, I’m on mommy duty and have to get Georgie changed and Charlotte ready for ballet class (first I have to wrestle her out of her princess dress).
Have you ever had breakfast in bed?
When I’ve been sick or when I was very, very pregnant, my dear husband would bring me breakfast in bed. After the holidays, my husband and I are planning for a night away from the kids. And you can definitely count on me getting room service for breakfast. Having two little ones makes the idea of lingering in bed while nibbling some french toast feel so decadent!
Best Brunch of All Time?
I’ve eaten at quite a few iconic NYC brunch places over the years—Balthazar, Isabella’s, Sarabeth’s. But the best place for brunch by far is Prune on the Lower East Side. I haven’t been there in a while, but there isn’t a better Bloody Mary around.
Perfect cure for a rough Saturday morning?
A third cup of coffee, a super-hot shower, and a brisk walk around my neighborhood. And an afternoon family nap in my bed.
What’s Next on Your Netflix Queue?
Boardwalk Empire Season 3. Being a Jersey Girl, I really love the learning about the history of Atlantic City—and organized crime!