*Recipe found in Cooking Light Magazine & online here*
Friday, January 29, 2010
*Recipe found in Cooking Light Magazine & online here*
Thursday, January 28, 2010
When I first saw this floral Erdem dress from the Spring 2010 Collection, I sighed with delight. Perfectly feminine and colorful, it sums up the season and everything I love about it. This wide shot doesn't give the dress justice, but a simple click via style.com zooms you in to see the details of Erdem Moralioglu's creation. The tiny flower buds and leaves appear to pop off the dress giving the illusion of a field of violets, daisies, and roses.
With photos capturing detail like this, sitting front row doesn't seem so far away.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
b) Put the heater on because I'm a wuss with cold weather.
c) Get my "comfy clothes" on.
Here's some items that I could easily add into my "comfy clothes" designated drawer.
1. No Place Like Home Tee @ $28
2. BDG Cozy Pullover @ $38
3. Love in Paris Pajama Set @$12.80
4. Blue Free City Sweatpants @ $148
5. Live & Love Boyfriend Hoodie @ $176
Ahhh. 6pm can't come soon enough. Who's with me?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Aqua dress, Tommy Hilfiger blazer, sequin+beaded slip-ons (flea market find), spiral bangle (unknown/gift)
Have a spring purchase you are eager to bring out of the closet? I know I'm not alone :)
*Pictures (and new banner) courtesy of Best Boyfriend in the Entire World.*
Friday, January 22, 2010
Living a hop, skip, and a jump away from a great cafe is one of the benefits of my place. Crave Cafe, open 24 hours 6 days a week, is perfect for those random cravings no matter what time of day. I like to think of it as my very own Central Perk, a la Friends. If only Rachel worked behind the counter...
Whether you want a bowl of Cookie Crisp, a panini, crepe, or even frozen yogurt, their chalkboard menu has you covered. My pick for today's visit? Bread pudding with melted chocolate chips and nutella swirls, accompanied with a cafe latte.
Don't leave without taking a red velvet cookie, either. Words can't describe.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
And in other news, this is my 100th post! There's no turning back now, and I'm so excited for the next 100 to come and whatever the future holds for my nook in the blogosphere. Thanks for all the support!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Dress from Lulu's
Robert Rodriguez Dress
Jill Stuart Dress
Shell Necklace from Forever21
Feather Earrings from Forever21
Cynthia Vincent Dress
Marc by Marc Clutch
Lotus Ring from Forever 21
What color did you love on the red carpet?
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
a home manicure & polish
Tomorrow it's back to work for me, but I'd love to know what's keeping you busy while you shelter from the storm (rain or snow).
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Yesterday might have started off rainy, but the sun couldn't resist shining, in true So-Cal fashion. My apologies go out to those of you still bearing the winter cold. With take-out from Panini Cafe, we headed over to the park to enjoy their Caprese Di Parma and Chicken Paninis, alongside the sunshine and fresh air.
What's your lunch choice for picnic days? I'm already planning my next one.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
image via flickr
In my own home, my entry way nook has wicker baskets for shoes and magazine files for incoming and outgoing mail. They're simple storage ideas that have helped my clutter stay where it should be. Besides, there's something nostalgic about having my own cubby... once again.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Here's some of the items I added to my wishlist from my last visit.
Monday, January 11, 2010
*Add a quartered onion and a couple pieces of garlic to the water.
*When chicken is cooked, remove onion and garlic.
*Add all chopped veggies. Carrots, zucchini, potatoes, and corn. Add any that you love. Cabbage is traditionally used, but I left it out of mine.
* Add 1/4 cup of rice.
* Add Knorr Caldo de Pollo seasoning & salt to taste.
*Bring to boil then simmer for 15 minutes (or until veggies are cooked).
* Add cilantro in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
* Squeeze some lime on top.
* Eat and enjoy!
In other news, congratulations nfmgirl! You are the winner of my first giveaway! I'll be emailing you to get your address so we can get the item out to you a.s.a.p! Last but not least, special thanks to AllModern.com.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
$30 vs.$2,600? I'll take that any day. Which style is your first pick?
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
So refreshing and calming, no? It's inspiring me to book a Caribbean cruise right now! While it should be a couple weeks before we start seeing a lot of the color in spring shipments, I eagerly await the chance to dress, accessorize, and paint my nails in the color of 2010. How about you?
Full Pantone press release here, if you are interested.
Monday, January 4, 2010
While we recently purchased some dining room furniture, I would have loved to know about AllModern.com's sister site Dining Rooms Direct. It's a great resource ranging from breakfast nooks to barstools. Now, if you are in my boat and need accessories, AllModern.com is a great resource for modern and decorative home accents. Which is why, I'm very happy to announce my first giveaway is with them!
Just leave a comment and your email address by January 8th 2010 8pm Pacific Time. For additional entries, you can twitter about the giveaway. Just make sure you leave me an additional comment explaining that you have done so.
Details of the giveaway go something like this...
1. You have to be a follower via Google Friend Connect. Meaning your little picture should pop up on the right. Please, make sure you are there.
2. This is for U.S and Canadian residents only.
Thanks All Modern! If you're interested, be sure to check out All Modern Pet and All Modern Baby for tons of other great items for your little ones, animal or human. :)
Friday, January 1, 2010
Enjoy your weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday for my first giveaway!