by Jessica Sturdy on January 23, 2013

I apologize if you were following me on Twitter over the weekend. I came down with the flu on Saturday and I’m a big baby when it comes to being sick!

It was quite a sight… Me wearing yoga pants, Sperrys, and my North Face Parka (It was 50 degrees, but I was freezing!) walking to Duane Reade, crying on the phone with my mom. “I take vitamins every single day, I eat my veggies, I take Airborne and Emergen-C multiple times a week, THIS SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO ME!”

Ya know, just throwing myself a little pitty party on 14th Street! 😉

It hit me like a ton of bricks.. Within a matter of hours on Saturday, I went from being 100% fine to full-blown flu-like symptoms. WTF! Of course that happened on a 3-day weekend. PSA: Go get your flu shot!

I spent the rest of the weekend in bed. Re-watched GIRLS Season 1, re-watched a season of SATC, re-watched a season of Entourage, watched The Carrie Diaries pilot, etc. All I can say is THANK GOD our internet got re-installed Saturday morning. HALLELUJAH! I would have gone crazy.

Then came the iPad browsing…

I realized I don’t have that many cool and/or useful apps. I mainly just check email and use Safari when I’m on my iPad. So I need your help… What are your favorites?!

I obvi use all of the social media apps — Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Hallie recommended Flipboard a while ago and I love it for industry news!

I also came across the Swarovski Elements app which was obviously gorgeous and filled with lots of sparkle!

I’ll occasionally browse the app, as well as The Cut, but I’ve got to know… What are your favorite iPad apps?!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Andi January 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Shop Style would be the perfect app for you. I’m obsessed with it.


Jessica Sturdy January 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I use the ShopStyle website all the time! I’ll have to check out the app. Thanks Andi!


Carly January 23, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Hope you’re feeling better. Sounds like a fantastic movie/tv fest to me :)

Meant to ask, what’d you think of Carrie diaries? I watched the pilot for work last winter and didn’t like it. Am I crazy?!



Jessica Sturdy January 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Aww I like it! It’s not my favorite series, but it’s entertaining! Caught up on the 2nd episode earlier tonight. I’ll keep watching it because I love Carrie / SATC! Plus, I’ve been told ASR is my twin.. 😉


Carly January 24, 2013 at 1:20 pm

totally see that!


tracy r January 23, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Camera+ is the best editing app… and it is free!


Jessica Sturdy January 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I have Camera+ on my iPhone and absolutely love it!


Stephanie T January 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Stylebook app is cool!


Jessica Sturdy January 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Thanks, Stephanie! I’ve never used Stylebook… I’ll have to check it out!


Iniray January 24, 2013 at 1:54 am

Try Pulse. You can get all your local and national news in one stop.


Hitha | Hitha On The Go January 24, 2013 at 10:29 am

Get The Collection – it’s NYTimes Fashion app, and it’s fabulous. I could also not live without VSCO (a photo editing app), Songza for music, TaskRabbit (when I don’t want to leave my apartment to run errands – so key when you’re sick), and the PBS app to watch the latest Downton episodes without commercials. Hope you’re feeling better!


shawn January 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

Love Flipboard especially the style section. It’s addictive.


Dr. Dad January 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Eat more BEEF!!


Sara January 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

If you’re on online shopper (like me!), Slice is a great app.


2girlsin2cities January 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I would kill for some downtime to watch all those shows, even if it meant I was sick in bed! (Watch me eat my words). – J


Petite Adventures January 25, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Hope you’re feeling better – sounds like you had some great TV to keep you entertained!

Kate xo


Agi January 27, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Glad you’re feeling better. The flu sucks. I’ve been sick on and off for the past few months, thanks to my son who is like a petrie dish!!! I watched a bit of the Carrie Diaries and I liked it. They had the series finally to SATC on last night and i loved it. I loved how it ended, plus i like how it was in Paris.



Hip June 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

I have been using Pulse, which is great because you can get local and national news.



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