Sunday, September 30, 2012

{Dripping in Gold}

Gold is incredibly luxurious and the perfect detail to a simple white tea set. When I set my eyes on these cups, saucers, and milk jug I fell in love.

 Gold and white are the perfect compliment to each other.

Tea set found here
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Friday, September 28, 2012

{Mind Blowing}

Berndnaut Smilde is a genius. His last project was a magic act. Smilde toys with the atmosphere in the room, adjusting the temperature and humidity, until it is just right. He then sprays a short burst from a fog machine to form a beautiful and ethereal cotton-like cloud in the middle of the room, and then just as fast as you can take the picture the form instantly vanishes.

What do you think?
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

{Fashion Week Accessories}

Fashion week was full of chic accessories of every shade, but my favorite color scheme by far was the gorgeous blue and green hues.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

{Recipe of the Week: Shake It Up!}

Peanut Butter + Honey Milkshake
Enough said.


In a blender mix:
1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
 1/2 a banana
2 tablespoons honey
 4 tablespoons peanut butter (Preferably chunky)
 1.5 cups milk (or coconut milk)

Blend and enjoy!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

{Emmys, Emmys, Emmys}

Here are my top picks from the Emmys last night. 
Everyone looked incredibly beautiful.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

{A Bridgehampton Beauty}

Historical Concepts and Steve Gambrel teamed up to design this charming and vibrant cottage. This Bridgehampton getaway is ideal. It is warm and cozy but modern and chic as can be. I'll take it.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

{Recipe of the Week: Fried Guacamole? Why Not.}

Fried guacamole? YES PLEASE.
Enough said.

Fried Guacamole
makes 20-24 pieces (depending on the size of your avocado)
1 ripe avocado
juice of 1 lime
3 to 4 tablespoons diced scallions (the white part is great) or diced red onion
2 tablespoons finely diced jalapeno (deseeded to remove some of the spice)
a bit of chopped cilantro if you’re feeling it
salt and coarse ground black pepper to taste
wonton wrappers
1 egg, beaten
thin scallion green strips
canola oil for frying
Mash avocado in a small bowl .  Stir in lime juice, scallions or onions, jalapeno, cilantro (if using), and salt and pepper.  Mash well so that the avocado is relatively smooth.  Set aside.
On a clean work surface, set out six wonton wrappers.  Brush lightly with beaten egg.  Dollop about 1 teaspoon of avocado mixture into the center of the wonton.  Roll into a small pouch, pinching the wonton skin around each side of the avocado mixture.  The egg will help seal the pinched ends.  Very gently tie a scallion green on each end of the wonton.  Repeat until all six avocado packages are done.  Then repeat until all of the avocado mixture is done.  Assembled pouches can be frozen on a single layer until frozen through.  They can then be carefully stacked in a freezer-safe container.  When ready to fry, remove pouches from the freezer, place in a single layer on a plate, allow to defrost for about 30 minutes then fry according to the instructions below.
To fry pouches, place oil in a shallow, heavy bottom saute pan.  The oil should be about 1-inches deep.  Heat over medium heat.  To test the oil, dip a corner of a wonton skin in the oil.  If it begins to strongly sizzle, you’re ready to go.  Place three avocado stuffed wontons into the hot oil.  Cook for about 45 seconds on each side, using a pair of tongs to rotate.  The wontons may need a bit longer if they’ve been frozen.  Remove when wonton is golden brown and crispy on all sides.   Allow to rest on a few sheets of paper towels.
Fried guacamole are best served warm, or within an hour of frying.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

{Oh Anna...You never cease to amaze me.}

Anna Dello Russo and H&M are pairing up and I couldn't be happier. I am in love with the video she created for her accessories. It's kind of fabulous.

Here are just a few of Anna's fabulous ensembles. 
To die for.

Love her.
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