Susan Cernek, Glamour:
“There are few things I enjoy more than grocery shopping so I took the Sandy-induced opportunity to hit up the local Food Emporiums first thing Saturday morning. Even though I was pretty early on the five borough food-buying frenzy, I wound up going to no less than 6 grocery-like stores (including a farmer’s market) during the hours of 9 and 5pm–mostly in an attempt to avoid lines, not because certain locales were out of kale or Smartwater.
Ultimately, most of my storm stash was acquired at a Court Street bodega, which had exactly the same inventory as the nearby green grocer, but with 1/30th of the line (and, okay, the atmosphere). These successful visits were followed by the requisite drive-by to the liquor store and florist, because spending 48-72 hours cooped up inside sans bourbon and blooms sounds dismal, indeed.
With my guilty pleasure snacks all stockpiled and ready to go, I’ve also pulled out a few other rainy day essentials to enjoy once workday hours wind down: Scrabble, house decorating books, vintage Allen flicks, and belated birthday cards that have been waiting to be written for weeks now. To help keep cozy while I stay glued to the local storm watch (and start using words like “surge” and “50-knot winds” with gravity and feigned understanding), I’ve got my husband, an Alexander Wang cashmere sweater dress and a pack of break ‘n’ bake cookies in the fridge. I think we’re set.”