Thursday, May 31, 2012

Watermelon-Lime Popsicles

According to the weather summer is officially here.  I couldn't believe how hot it has been for the past few days.  As the temperatures soar I find myself being able to eat almost an entire half of a watermelon in one sitting.  It's just so refreshing.  I concocted this super simple popsicle recipe to stay extra cool when the weather becomes unbearable...

1/4 of a watermelon
the juice of two limes
2 tablespoons of superfine sugar
Blend all ingredients in a blender (duh!) put in popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours.  I'm feeling cooler already.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dreadlock Rasta

dress - Marshall's (old), DIY vest - vintage, DIY sandals, necklace & bracelets - F21, ring - Tobi, watch - Fossil
No, I'm not sporting dreadlocks, but I think this dress would be perfect for walking the beaches of Jamaica. Since it is a tube top my DIY jean vest made it work appropriate. The bright pops of color on this maxi always seem to brighten my day.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Scenes From Memorial Day Weekend

{picked some roses from our backyard to bring a little life into our apt}
 I had a great Memorial Day weekend - spent time in our backyard, went bike riding with my sister in Central Park, enjoyed some yummy food and drinks, had a picnic with Chris, and just relaxed. Wished it could have lasted a little longer, but luckily this work week will be a short one.

 {view from The Oak Bridge at Central Park}

 {Jill and I enjoyed some macarons after our bike ride}

 {Sunday morning breakfast}
 {a mason jar was perfect for transporting the white sangria for our picnic}
 {our picnic at Eagle Rock Reservation}
{made some refreshing mojitos to beat the heat}
{a sweet end to an awesome weekend}

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have a Great Memorial Day Weekend!

{Watermelon & Cucumber Tonic}
I'm sooo happy the weekend is finally here.  It has been quite a week and I am more than ready to just relax.  Hoping the weather allows for some much needed time spent outdoors.  Come rain or shine I definitely plan on enjoying a cockail or two.  Here are a few via my Pinterest boards.  Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! XO
 {Pineapple Arugula Mojito}
{Raspberry & Serrano Sangria}

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sunnie Swim

{Thierry Lasry}
 The deary weather we have been experiencing here on the East coast is pretty depressing. I am crossing my fingers that this coming memorial day weekend brings us some much needed sunshine. I've been scouring the internets for a special pair of sunnies and a new bathing suit to welcome the summer season. Here are a few goodies I came across...

 {MNG by Mango}

 {3.1 Phillip Lim}

 {Mademoiselle by Illesteva}

{J. Crew}
For further info on all items featured click here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Groove is In The Heart

pants, necklace, ring - F21, shirt - Walmart, camisole - Arden B. shoes - Jessica Simpson, belt - vintage
When I put on these pants Chris (my husband) teased me by saying I looked like a member of Deee Lite. Well, I just took it as the ultimate compliment! I mean really how fabulous was Lady Miss Kier!? These palazzos may not be for everyone, but I really love them ; )

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chorizo & Potato Flautas

 I'm a huge fan of Marcela Valladolid and her Food Network show Mexican Made Easy. When I saw her make this recipe I couldn't believe how easy it was and knew I had to give it a try. These delcious flautas consist of simple ingredients that create huge flavors. The perfect finishing touch to these crunchy snacks was a little Mexican crema.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Scenes From The Weekend

{walked around a local street festival with my sister-in-law, Cesi and Godson, Josiah}
This past weekend's gorgeous weather allowed for lots of time spent outdoors.  Street festivals, time at the park, birthday brunch along the Hudson River, drives to non-existant frozen yogurt places (thanks Yelp), reading magazines, and cat naps are just a few things that went on.  To keep a long story short it was an awesome weekend.
 {enjoyed a mini red velvet whoopie pie by All Kinds of Whoopie}
 {after an afternoon at the park my niece decided she was going to wear my sunglasses}
 {celebrated my sister, Ellie's bday with a wonderful brunch at Waterside}
{my relaxing magazine reading turned into a three hour nap}

Friday, May 18, 2012

Eye Candy of The Week

 {the perfect wedge for summer}
So happy that it is finally Friday. We are celebrating my baby sister's 25th birthday this weekend. Should be fun! Hope you all get to enjoy the beautiful weather we are supposed to have (fingers crossed).

 {Diane Kruger looking angelic at Cannes}
 {in LOVE with this look!}

 {pastel and neon go perfectly together}
{perfect vacation wear}
via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY: Speckled Mani

 Here is a super simple way to get some eye catching nail art that leaves you with a speckled look...

Base color: Top Ten by Face Stockholm - Top color: I Need a Refesh-Mint by Wet n Wild - Paper towel
paint nails with base color
 paint a thick layer of the top color
 dab with a piece of paper towel and repeat on all nails
finish with clear top coat

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Touch of Tangerine

 sandals & blouse - Marshall's, tank, pants, & bracelet - F21, belt & sunnies - vintage
When I first saw these wedges I was kind of discouraged about buying them.  Normally I would have gone the safe route and purchased the neutral straw colored version, but I kept on going back to these bright tangerine beauties.  I finally gave in and am so glad I did.  They were perfect for this past weekends warmer weather.