Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

Happy holidays everyone! I hope you are all having an amazing holiday filled with good friends, family, and lots of laughter.

I wanted to share a few pictures of one of our holiday dinner tables that I put together the other day and a few pictures of our adorable Christmas tree.

Also, here is one of my favorite recipes for any dinner party!! It is very festive and so delicious! Here is a picture of them when we had them the other night!

Pea Pesto Crostini



  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • 8 (1/2-inch thick) slices whole-grain baguette or ciabatta bread, preferably day-old, 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved or 1 small tomato, diced


For the pea pesto: Pulse together the peas, garlic, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a food processor. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil until well combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

For the crostini: Preheat a stovetop griddle or grill pan on medium-high heat. Brush both sides of the sliced bread with olive oil and grill until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the bread to a clean surface and spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the prepared pesto on each slice.

Top with tomato halves and serve.


I will be signing off until January 2nd because I will be spending my holiday playing in the snow in Sun Valley, Idaho! I hope you all have an amazing holiday and a happy new year!

xoxo- Alex

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Fabulous Pied-à-Terre!

This gorgeous apartment is located in Manhattan's West Village. The owner of this pied-a-terre is a Brazilian designer who truly knows how to create a unique and spectacular space. The use of patterns in this apartment is incredible, I absolutely love the fearlessness used in creating this space. A certain playfulness is evident throughout every room, there is such an amazing use of different patterned fabrics and eye popping colors! I love every element of this home, it truly reflects a style and feel that I love.

*Images via Elle Decor

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Talented Thom!

Thom Filicia is one talented man. He is a crafty interior designer who you may have seen on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Dress My Nest, and Oprah. He loves life and truly knows how to create a magical space. He can turn any lack luster space into a spectacular masterpiece. Thom is very creative and is absolutely hilarious. He knows how to work well with clients to create a space that truly evokes them. I have yet to see a design of his that I am not in love with, his style is so chic and unique. He also has a great home collection and a great book! Here are just a few of his many masterpieces!

*Images via google

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Giuliana & Bill!

Giuliana and Bill Rancic are the perfect couple. Bill is well known for winning The Apprentice and Giuliana is the host of E News! They are such an amazing couple, their reality TV show Giuliana & Bill is great. They are the epitome of style. They both always look so put together and their apartments in Chicago and LA are done perfectly along with their new home that Bill built in the suburbs of Chicago.  Here are some pictures to showcase just how adorable this couple is and also here are some pictures of their gorgeous apartment!

I also cannot wait to read their new book about their relationship from start to finish!

*Images via google

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rachel Roy!

Rachel Roy is a Manhattan based fashion designer who designs spectacular women's clothing from gorgeous dresses to unique pumps. She is one talented woman. Rachel grew up in California and attended Columbia Union College for a degree in communications. She started as an intern at Rocawear and went all the way up to being the creative director of  the women's and children's divisions. In 2005, she married hip hop businessman Damon Dash. Roy's collection is nothing like Rocawear, her collections is polished and feminine. Roy is multicultural in that she has Indian and Dutch ancestry. She is absolutely stunning and insanely talented. Her collections are sure to get any woman in touch with her feminine side.


Rachel Roy's bedroom is just as vibrant and chic as she is!

*Images via