Friday, May 28, 2010

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

Zooey Deschanel shot by one of my favorite photographers, Ellen Von Unwerth for Jane Magazine
Stay safe and have fun! ; )

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pack and Play

Check out five ways to add style to any outdoor adventure this summer...

1.  Frycat Picnic Grill
2.  Sling (hammock)
3.  Rice dk Melamine Lunchbox
4.  Bobble Filtering Water Bottle
5.  Sprout Home Cutlery Set

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hot Child in the City

The official start of the summer is approaching fast.  I'll be keeping it local this Memorial Day weekend and plan on enjoying every minute of it.  Here is some inspiration for keeping it chic in the city...
Hot Child in The City
Anna Beck, $440
Leila, $37
Topshop, $36
Tilly's, $17

Btw, I am on a quest to find the perfect floppy hat and round sunnies.  I'll keep you posted on my findings ; )

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Food Porn of the Week: My Go To Dinner

Pizza is something I make quite often especially when I want something quick and effortless.  I am not one for making my own pizza dough so I get a little help from my friend Trader Joe.  At the Trader Joes in my area you can buy white, whole wheat, or even garlic and herb dough for only 99 cents.
When I make my own pizza I like to "assemble" my own sauce.  Here's the super easy method:  Mince about 5 cloves of garlic and saute them in some extra virgin olive oil for about 5 minutes or so.  Then add a pinch of red pepper flake for some kick.  To that add a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes.  Add about a teaspoon of sugar to cut the acidity and salt and pepper to taste.  Simmer it for about 10 - 15 minutes.  The longer it cooks the thicker and more flavorful it gets.
I topped my pizza with mozzarella, heirloom & Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, and mini turkey pepperoni.  The great thing about making your own pizza is the fact that the flavor combinations are endless.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Family Fun Day in BK

{scored this lovey necklace for $2.00!}
{got an Hermes inspired scarf at Atlantis Attic for $2.50}
I spent my Sunday shopping for bargains in Brooklyn with my husband, sister-in-law, and her boyfriend.  I love a great bargain so the first stop was the Fred Flare sample sale.  There I purchased this really pretty turquoise and gold statement necklace.  At only $2.00 it was a total steal.  We then went on to do some shopping at Atlantis Attic.  Had a great weekend!  How was yours?
*UPDATE* - Just found out the original price of the necklace and now I love it even more!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Backyard Maxin and Relaxin

Took some random shots today while hanging out in my backyard. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ; )

Friday, May 21, 2010

Just Peachy

Peach is a very versatile color when it comes to beauty products. As long as you figure what shade suits you best it will warm up your skin tone in no time. Lately I have been into peach nail polishes and lipsticks. Here's a few ways you can add some peachiness to your beauty routine...1. China Glaze - nail polish
2. LipFusion - lip plump color
3. Giorgio Armani - lip gloss
4. Models Own - nail polish
Estee Lauder - blush
Kate Moss - fragrance
Benefit - luminizing powder

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Elephant in The Room

Lately I have found myself drawn to elephant accessories. I don't know what it is about them that I really love. My mom told me my grandmother had a lot of elephant jewelry. Maybe its genetic?
1. Fred Flare - necklace
2. Kenneth Jay Lane - bracelet
3. Noir Jewelry - ring (seriously, how cute is this ring?)
4. Juicy Couture - charm
5. ASOS - bangles

Spotty Dotty

Polkadots are a classic that never really go out of style. Lately I have been seeing them every where. Check out a few pieces to get you started on seeing spots...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Food Porn of The Week: Baked Bolognese

This recipe is perfect for those of you who aren't crazy about ricotta cheese (like my husband). You still get the creaminess of a ricotta thanks to the addition of a bechamel sauce. I pretty much followed the original recipe except I swapped ground beef for ground turkey and when making the bechamel I used 2 % milk instead of whole milk. This makes the perfect meal when accompanied by a nice caesar salad and a bottle of tasty red wine.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Testing this mobile blogging feature (AND IT DOESN'T WORK!)... Purchased these this past weekend - Blase Apricot & Lilac Champagne - Revlon Moondrops Lipstick. This takes me back to high school. The colors look awesome on.

My Favorite Shoe Ever: The Wedge

Wedges hold a very special place in my heart. I mean really, they give you comfort and height all at the same time. What's not to love!? Check out some of these hot styles...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Guava Pineapple Passion Sangria

I made this sangria on Mother's Day and it's pretty safe to say it was a hit. My version is loosely based on this recipe. I made the following changes:
  • Used Riesling instead of rose
  • Added a can of passion fruit juice
  • Omitted the cinnamon sticks
  • Omitted the pineapple chunks; instead sliced up an orange, yellow apple, and green pear

Cheers to a great weekend! ; )

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Essie Summer 2010 Preview

1. Pretty Edgy (my fav)
2. Miss Matched
3. Vermillionaire
4. Knockout Pout
5. Haute as Hello
6. Demure Vixen

The Essie Summer 2010 collection launches in June.