Tuesday, January 29, 2013

{Haute Couture in Snowy Paris}

The snow falls in Paris, dusting the furs of the fashionistas below. 2013 Haute Couture brought jaw dropping fashions to the runways and the streets. 
These street style shots by Diego Zuko are chic as can be.

*Images via harpersbazaar.com

Monday, January 28, 2013

{Monday Pinspiration: It's All Greek To Me}

Greek key is one of my favorite geometric patterns. Adding a chic Greek key bed spread, pillow, drapery, lamp, wallpaper and more can modernize your space instantly!

*Images via pinterest.com

Friday, January 25, 2013

{Room of the Week: Color Me Pink}

Jonathan Berger broke this narrow living room into three chic spaces. The combination of pinks and neutrals work well together and the vibrant fabrics add life to the room.

*Image via housebeautiful.com

Thursday, January 24, 2013

{Home Tour: A Dreamy Cottage}

This family home is absolutely perfect. Every single light fixture is unique and stands on it's own. The mixture of patterns is incredibly chic. I love everything about this space.

*Images via dailydreamdecor.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{Recipe of the Week: Blueberry Crumb Bars}

Sunday's usually entail mimosas and baking! This Sunday my friend and I made these delicious blueberry crumb bars. I highly recommend making them. They are easy and are the perfect accompaniment to a mimosa or a cup of tea.

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Yield: I cut these into 36 smallish rectangles
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cold unsalted butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces)
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of one lemon
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and lemon zest. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the butter and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.
3. In another bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. (This took an extra 10 to 15 minutes in my oven.) Cool completely before cutting into squares.

*Images and recipe via smittenkitchen.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

{Happy Tuesday}

I hope you all have a fabulous week!

*Images via pinterest.com

Friday, January 18, 2013

{Room of the Week: Neutral Oasis}

The living room in this Nashville home is incredibly soothing. 
The layered neutrals and contemporary feel are a perfect combination. 

*Image via architecturaldigest.com

Thursday, January 17, 2013

{Golden Globes Recap: Best Dressed}

The 2013 Golden Globes brought many beautiful gowns to the red carpet. 
These are my top 10 picks of the night. 

*Images via google.com and latimes.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

{Recipe of the Week: Sausage, Chard, and Lemon Lasagna}

This is one of my favorite lasagna recipes. 
It is a creamy dish that will surely put a smile on your face. 

Tip: Substitute spinach instead of swiss chard for a more 
mild taste and type of milk can be changed for a healthier option.

Sausage, Chard, and Lemon Lasagna


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 pound spicy or sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 lemon, very thinly sliced
  • 6 no-boil lasagna noodles, preferably Barilla


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over high heat. Stir in flour; cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat. Simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in 3/4 cup cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in chard.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in a skillet over high heat, breaking up pieces, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes.
  3. Cover lemon slices with cold water by 3 inches in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.
  4. Spread 1/4 cup sauce in an 8-inch square nonreactive baking dish. Top with 2 noodles, half the sausage, and 1 cup sauce. Repeat. Top with a layer of lemons, 2 noodles, then remaining sauce and lemons. Bake, covered with parchment-lined foil, for 27 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Heat broiler. Uncover lasagna; top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Broil until bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes.
    *Image and recipe via marthastewart.com

Monday, January 14, 2013

(Monday Pinspiration: Mary McDonald}

The ever inspiring Mary McDonald is the subject of my Monday pinspirations board. She is one of my most beloved interior designers. Mary is glamourous and creates a visually stunning space every time.

*Images via pinterest.com

Friday, January 11, 2013

{Room of the Week: A Worldly Courtyard}

This courtyard in Lorenzo Castillo's Madrid home is the perfect getaway. I would love to lounge in this worldly escape to read a book or just take a breathe. 

*Image via elledecor.com

Thursday, January 10, 2013

{Home Tour: A Sophisticated Palette}

Soft grays, crisp whites, and a whisper of blue. 

This is the color scheme that I consistently covet. 
This home is a perfect example of this palette at it's best.  

*Images  via google.com

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

{Thoroughly Impressed}

J. Crew was never my go-to store in the past but I have become thoroughly impressed with their current pieces. These are a few of my favorite pairings and items.

Weekend Getaway: Pair these amazing scroll print shorts with a blue cashmere v-neck sweater over a crisp white button down.
P.S. - There is also a dress and skirt in this print that are to die for.

Found Here, Here, & Here

Sparkle: Pair this skirt with a cashmere sweater or chambray shirt.

Found Here,  Here, & Here.

Bring on the Jewels

Found Here & Here

*Images via jcrew.com