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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bon Appetit's Ultimate Lobster Rolls

What is summer with out a Lobster Roll...I recently made these Bon Appetit Ultimate Lobster Rolls for a friend's bbq and everyone said they were the BEST they have ever tasted.  FUN TIP:  I actually ended up making minis as an appetizer and cut the rolls in half.  YUMMMM ENJOY!!!!!



INGREDIENTS

  • Kosher salt
  • 3 1 1/4-pound live lobsters
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2–3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 New England–style split-top hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

RECIPE PREPARATION

Pour water into a large pot to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil and salt generously. Add lobsters, cover, and cook until bright red, 8–10 minutes. Transfer lobsters to a rimmed baking sheet and let cool.

  • Crack lobster shells, pick meat from tail and claws, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Mix lobster, celery, lemon juice, chives, and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper and add more mayonnaise, if desired.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread flat sides of buns with butter. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side; fill with lobster mixture.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Scenes From Southampton

UGGGGGGGHHHHHH This summer has really been a challenge.  Life has thrown us some curve balls and its been really hard to focus.  Yesterday we lost our sweet, beloved pug Rosie.  She was such a sweet girl and kept us so happy for 13years.  We will miss her everyday.  She brought us so much joy!!!


On a happier note, I spent a few days in Southampton, our happy place, with my sister, when she was visiting.  My parents arrived last Saturday night and we are hoping to get out again once before labor day (fingers crossed!!!!).  I had to share some of my favorite photos from this year with you.  I hope they brighten up your day as much as they did mine!!!















Monday, August 19, 2019

Book Club Monday

We are going to lighten up things this week and post a really fun beach read....Carnegie Hill: A Novel is just what we need after 2 weeks of on the edge of your seat thrillers!!!!!  Here is the story:

"Carnegie Hill has got to be one of the most charming, hilarious, and insightful books I've read in ages. When it comes to New York's (often befuddled) elite, Vatner has an eagle eye for detail, and an ear for whip-smart dialogue. This is an assured, heartfelt debut." –Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding and Honestly, We Meant Well
Deception is just another day in the lives of the Upper East Side's elite.
At age thirty-three, Penelope “Pepper” Bradford has no career, no passion and no children. Her intrusive parents still treat her like a child. Moving into the Chelmsford Arms with her fiancĂ© Rick, an up-and-coming financier, and joining the co-op board give her some control over her life―until her parents take a gut dislike to Rick and urge Pepper to call off the wedding. When, the week before the wedding, she glimpses a trail of desperate text messages from Rick’s obsessed female client, Pepper realizes that her parents might be right.
She looks to her older neighbors in the building to help decide whether to stay with Rick, not realizing that their marriages are in crisis, too. Birdie and George’s bond frays after George is forced into retirement at sixty-two. And Francis alienates Carol, his wife of fifty years, and everyone else he knows, after being diagnosed with an inoperable heart condition. To her surprise, Pepper’s best model for love may be a clandestine gay romance between Caleb and Sergei, a black porter and a Russian doorman. -Amazon

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fall Fashion With Anthropologie

Anthropologie is my go to.  I always seem to find just the right thing there....whether it be a gift, or sweater or decorative home piece.  I definitely do better online than in the store.  I partnered with Anthropologie to bring you some of my favorite looks for fall.....



Leopard is going to be HUGE this season and this dress is so adorable....

I am going to get this graphic tee for my daughter to take to school!!!

I love this entire outfit!!

This style sweater was so popular last fall/winter and always sold out. I am glad to see it's back and I love the light grey color!!!

I was just out to dinner with some friends and they were asking for a jean skirt for fall. I think this is a great option!!!!

I had been looking for an Ikat blouse for so long!!!!

I wore this blouse the other night with white jeans....

Not sure if you are over summer clothes yet, but this cover up is so perfect.....

I really like both colors of this dress!!

This top is an awesome staple....

I am so happy the tie neck blouse is still in....

Just ordered this one....love the black/navy combo

This will be your new go to dress!!!!

A friend of mine had this pink blouse on with white jeans and it was the best outfit ever!!!!!

I love the off the shoulder look!!!!

Another friend had this top on with white shorts and white berks...omg....LOVED!!!!

These are the sandals that my friend had......

I just got them in silver in the Hamptons last week.......if you want them and cannot find your size....email me and I will get them when I go back out next week!!!!!!! They are selling out everywhere!!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Marissa Tomei on Broadway...The Rose Tattoo

Our December show(!!!!), can you believe we are planning for December???!, is going to be The Rose Tattoo with Marisa Tomei.  I LOVE Marisa Tomei...She is so awesome and honestly who can forget Lisa in My Cousin Vinny.  We have a group of tickets on Tuesday, December 3rd, in the orchestra for $110.  EMAIL me to save your spot!!!


This is one Tennessee Williams woman you won’t soon forget.
Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei unleashes a tour de force as Serafina, a widow who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor. Sharply directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other), Williams’s lesser-known gem sizzles with humor and heart one sultry summer off the coast of Louisiana.
Don’t miss Tomei’s quintessential performance—erupting from the depths of despair to the heights of passion in this Tony Award-winning Best Play.







Wednesday, August 14, 2019

End of Summer Beach Picnic

It is shocking to me that August is half way over.  I was lucky enough to be able to get together, a lot, this summer with family and good friends.  We spent many beautiful nights at the beach.  Don't let the summer go by without hosting your own beach picnic.  Here are some beautiful settings to get you motivated!



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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Some Of Our Favorite Summer Things

This is going to be a long post because I am going to share a lot of things with you.  Mostly things that my family ordered this summer....I had family visit me for 4 weeks this summer, I had a high school graduation and 2 kids shopping for college.  A freshman, in a dorm and a senior, in an off campus house.  Needless to say we were constantly online ordering EVERYTHING...from cleaning products, to bug zappers to sheets!!!  I texted tons of links to items that readers would ask me about when I saw them, so I decided to do one post with some of our favorite things from Summer of 2019!! ENJOY!!!!





I LIVE for Frame jeans....I found this pair for a steal...if they have your size....GRAB them!!!!

Take it from someone who is addicted to Grande Lash...these products work..this is suppose to be the best on the market!!!!

Thanks to this, we had a bug free summer!!!

I have been obsessed with the Laundress products for years...the stain solution is incredible..it gets new and even old stains out of everything!!!!

I cannot keep everyone's favorite lollipops around the house long enough to even have one myself!!!!!

I bought this pocket tool for both my kids to take to school, for my mom and also I have a few around my house!!!!

Do NOT go to college with out this storage bin!!!!! And I even got a couple for around here!!!!

I cannot live without this carpet cleaner!!!

We first saw these sunglasses in the Hamptons...the perfect aviator!!!!

My girls love this makeup eraser and all their friends ask where to get one too....

My sister and I became addicted to these this summer!!!!

These raffia earrings were the home run of the summer...for only $7.99!!!! I bought a few pairs and gave out the link at least 50 times!!!

This garden stool is probably one of the best pieces I bought for my patio so far...its incredible in person!!!

Another great pair of earrings!!!

I use these "nicer" disposable cups in my cabana and another thing everyone asks for the link for!!!!

This is such a cute blouse...it runs big FYI!!

Not glamorous but the BEST mop and bucket!!!!

My girls and I could eat this for all 3 meals!!!!