Friday, May 28, 2010

Stars and Stripes

White Cotton Galaxy M&M Star Print Shirt by Marc Jacobs

Fold Hi by United Nude

Star Hoop Earrings by Melissa Joy Manning

Stripe Sequin Boatneck Tee by J.Crew

Mini Star Glitz False Eyelashes by Shu Uemura

Draped Silk Knit Halter Dress by L.A.M.B.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Summer Breeze Will Have Fun With These!

When I was little I used to love wearing a flowing skirt and twirl fascinated by the layers of it opening into a pretty flower. This Banderole Tank reminds me of those times. Fun pattern of its airy silk has a very flattering shape. Those tiers will move with you and the wind. Imagine yourself dancing at a beach party in this top!

The criss-cross detail in the back is very pretty:

Available at Anthropologie for $98.00.

This beautiful creation reminds me of a field full of wild flowers that move every time the slight summer breeze decides to engage them in its dance. Each flower is trimmed with a black thread and then individually attached to the blouse creating a texture that deserves admiration.

A very unexpected innocent-sexy detail in the back makes it even more special!

Available at Anthropologie for $188.00.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dinner at Ease

I would like to share a recipe that I made up the other night after shopping at Trader Joe’s. It is a perfect dinner in less than 30 minutes! Here is what you will need:

1 package of Sweet Basil Pesto Smoked Chicken & Turkey Sausage, sliced
1 jar of Organic Marinara Sauce (no salt added)
fresh basil, chopped
½ can of anchovies, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 tbsp of olive oil
pasta of your choice, prepared to your taste:

Brown sausage on both sides in olive oil on high heat in a non-stick skillet:

Add sauce and anchovies, turn down the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes:

At the very end add fresh basil and fresh garlic:

Pour over prepared pasta:


Monday, May 3, 2010

Top Ten

Have you ever selected a restaurant based on the shape of stemware it carried? You can call me crazy, but the reason I picked Noble to celebrate my birthday was based mostly on the unique tulip-shaped glasses they use to serve white wine. Getting out of my comfort zone I had to switch from my usual Cabernet Sauvignon to Sauvignon Blanc and order fish instead of meat. Turned out I made the right decision: the restaurant was a total hit and everything was just perfect. The sour-dough bread and home-made butter they bring upfront are to die for. The Beet and Blood Orange Salad is served on a bed of fresh herbs, and unlike every other restaurant has no goat cheese! Have I mentioned the Gnocchi Parisienne? They are utterly out of this world. Overall the portions are good size and ingredients are matched in an unexpected way in every course. The simple but tasteful interior makes one feel very comfortable. There is plenty of air for everyone, even when the bar is packed. The light bluish-grey walls, the warmth of the beautiful wooden staircase, the very tall ceilings and, most importantly, the lighting create a very intimate but open ambiance.
And while a Miles Davis tune was the playing in the background my mind kept coming back to those gorgeous wine glasses! I want to go back and drink more wine out of them! I am on a mission to purchase enough of them so I can use them at home on a regular basis. Such an elegant unforgettable shape can make one feel so special, almost noble (!). Check them out for yourself:

Top Ten by Schott-Zwiesel

After a lengthy research I found them for sale at
Brentwood Wine Company
and they are now on my Top Ten List of things to buy!
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