April 28, 2013

Happy Sunday!

Good day for a day dream don't you think?  This is where I'll be...

Maybe listening to a little bit of this...

April 27, 2013

shopping: haute fall shoes

Here are some of my fall shoe picks. See something you like?

I know that summer hasn't fully hit us yet but now is the time to get ready for fall when it hits.  Start pounding the pavement looking for these fall faves to pair with your wardrobe or just email me and I'll do it for you.

Which one is your favorite?  I am drooling over the olive wedges, and red stacked heel mules.  Stay tuned for more fall faves.

April 19, 2013

Street Fashion: The Sartorialist

Just spent a bit on the sartorialist and came of with gobs of inspiration.  Some times its easy to get stuck on the runway and overlook the function that our style simply must have.

I tried to pick a favorite, but to no avail.  Loving all of it! 

April 8, 2013

Flowers: Beautiful blooms by Amy Merrick

Happy Monday everyone!

Here is a little eye candy that will hopefully inspire you while going about your day.  Thank you to Amy Merrick for being amazingly talented and sharing it with others.  Check out the site and for all of you in Brooklyn, you're in luck because that is where she is based.

Enjoy and take some time to wander.

April 7, 2013

Food: Modern Meal Maker

Wanting something different I went exploring.  I have been really in to food blogs recently, and there are some amazing ones out there.  More on those later... On this particular exploration I went back to my original love... books.  So cookbooks it is!  I have been following one blog which led me to these cookbooks co-authored by the blogger Kate Leahy.  

A16 Food + WIne

Here are some pictures from her blog:

and because a picture of frosting is never enough, here is her recipe, which I have tried and it is delicious!

Chocolate Honey Frosting
Adapted from The California Heritage Cookbook (Doubleday, 1976)
This doesn’t make a ton of frosting. If you’d like to frost the top and sides of a layer cake, double the recipe.
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 ounces unsalted butter, cubed
4 teaspoons honey
a pinch of salt
1. In a heat-proof mixing bowl suspended over a pot of gently simmering water (ensuring that the bottom of the bowl isn’t touching the water, melt the chocolates, butter, honey, and salt together.
2. Transfer the bowl to an ice bath and whisk vigorously by hand or with a handheld electric mixer until the frosting just barely starts to set up and is spreadable (it will harden if left in the ice too long).
3. Quickly spread the frosting over the cake; it will start to set up as it cools.

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