Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blackberry & Frozen Yogurt Dot Parfait

Blackberry & Frozen Yogurt Dot Parfait
1 small container strawberry yogurt
12-15 blackberries
Clover honey drizzle 

Follow the photos.
Layer the frozen yogurt dots and blackberries and finish with a honey drizzle. 


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Playing with Color: Pastels

Playing with Color: Pastels

Atlantic Pacific's Blair Eadie has mad style... and the ability to use color without looking too cutesy. 

Get this Look
The secret to combining mint, light pink, and a washed blue without looking like an Easter Egg?
1. Tone it down with nude accessories
 2. Pile on gold bangles
3. Top it off with some retro-style shades for a bit of funk
4. Rough roll the sleeves (yes, suppress the OCD urge to make your sleeves look even and tidy)


Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Lilly Pulitzer. Purveyor of the ideal pastel Easter dresses since 1959. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blackberry Mojito

12 Blackberries
12 large mint leaves
4 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Sprite
1/4 cup vodka or rum
6 to 8 ice cubes

  1. Muddle blackberries, mint leaves, sugar, lemon juice and lime juice in a tall glass until berries are mostly crushed.
  2. Add Sprite, vodka, and ice.
  3. Stir well and enjoy.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hello Spring

Hello Spring

Antsy for spring :) xo
P.S. - Think J. Crew has become a bit outrageous with their shoe price?? Me too. Check out these floral pumps from Ann Taylor Loft for $79

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Res Ipsa

Res Ipsa Loquitur.
This Latin phrase roughly translates to "the thing speaks for itself." I like pairing this red bow hat with simple structured basics...allowing the hat speak for itself. :)

Hat - Old Navy, Blazer - Theory, Tee - J.Crew, Jeans - Citizens of Humanity
Purse - Chanel, Watch - Cartier

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Travel to: Cambodia

Angkor Wat

Sweet faces and smiles of local children

Heavenly nymphs - looks like thin was in circa 100 B.C. 



Angkor Wat is truly magnificent. From a distance it is easy to appreciate the perfect symmetry of the 5 gorgeous peaks. Up close, it's a work of art with distinct detail on each and every wall & no shortage of nymphs. It was built in the first half of the 12th century (113 - 5 BC) - and took an estimated 30 years to complete. Surprisingly it's well preserved. Even more surprisingly, few things are off-limits so you can climb, touch, and explore until you've had your Indiana Jones or Lara Croft fix. (*Lara Croft Tomb Raider was actually filmed here in 2000.)

Travel: Fly into Siem Reap. Angkor Wat is about 4 miles north of Siem Reap.

Stay: There are gorgeous hotels in Cambodia. Despite the apparent elegance, most don't have A/C. If you venture there in the summer months definitely check to see if there's air conditioning. It's hot, hot, hot!

Try: An elephant ride, feeding the monkeys

Wear: Pants. Leave the daytime dress at home, it's a real adventure.


Monday, March 11, 2013

Love Letters

Inspiration courtesy of "Love Letters". To see more Like "Love Letters" on Facebook. 


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Quinoa Taco Salad

Quinoa is a week night staple at this joint. It's healthy, versatile, and easy - I make an entire box on Sunday and use it for dinners throughout the week. It's a bland grain, so to keep it from getting boring I amp up the spice. Here, it served as a perfect canvas for mexican spices. The color is beautiful, and the textures and flavors were perfect together. And it's boyfriend approved.

Quinoa Taco Salad

Ground beef or turkey
1 packet of taco seasoning
4 ears of fresh corn
1 can of black beans, rinsed
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup arugula 
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, cubed
Reduced fat sour cream

1) Prepare quinoa according to package directions.
2) Cook corn lightly. Use a knife to cut it off the cob.
3) Saute green pepper, onion, garlic in olive oil.
4) Brown meat. Drain. Add in taco seasoning. 
5) Assemble. Quinoa, Corn, Beans, Peppers and Onions, Arugula, Salsa, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Sour Cream. 

Enjoy. xo. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Coral Fly



Coral Leather Jacket - Theory, White V-neck - J. Crew, Coral Fly Skirt - Roberto Cavalli (old but loving this one), Shoes - Vera Wang (old but similar here), Clutch - Banana Republic (similar here), Watch - Cartier, Shades - Ray Ban

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Double Down

Red Shirt - Burberry, Chambray- Madewell, Leather legging - BCBG, Boots - Tory Burch (similar style here), Scarf - Banana Republic (also loving this one)
Purse - Louis Vuitton, Bracelets - Hermes, Watch - Cartier, Shaded - Ray Ban, Lips - Bobbi Brown Sugar Rose

Sometimes two is better than one.