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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Restaurant North


  • Yesterday, my book club visit Restaurant North in Armonk NY.  It was a real treat. "Former Union Square Cafe Wine & Spirit Dir. Stephen Mancini and former Union Square Cafe Sous Chef Eric Gabrynowicz join forces again, but this time in Armonk, NY at the new Restaurant North".  It is a must try for the Westchester crowd.



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Friday, January 30, 2015

Fashionable Friend Friday

This week's Fashionable Friend has an amazing eye for antiques.  She can pick out the most beautiful vintage jewelry, objects and furniture.  A couple of weeks ago, she showed me a vintage gold necklace with multiple 3d fish charms.  It was so gorgeous, I cannot stop thinking about it.  I hope she sells it to me for my collection (hint hint)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Here are some similar beauties.  More are available on First Dibs, Ebay and Etsy!  Enjoy!

Fashionable Friend Friday





Thursday, January 29, 2015

Simply Eartha

Last night I was so lucky to be able to hear Kitt Shapiro, the only child of Eartha Kitt speak about her mother's legacy and the special relationship that they shared.  Kitt opened her heart to us about some difficult issues Eartha experienced being light skinned and not really fitting into the "white or black" category.  She spoke about traveling on the road as a young child and finally the sad last few days of her mother's life with Colon Cancer.  Kitt was straightforward, honest and very funny.  She started a lifestyle brand, Simply Eartha, to honor her mother legacy, based around words or sayings that Kitt was famous for.  She called these "Kittisms".  You can learn more about Kitt and Earta and see her beautiful products HERE




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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wish List Wednesday


For this Wish List Wednesday, I am dying for a snake bracelet.  I would LOVE a vintage one but any of the ones below would do as well.  These bracelets are so chic and the prices really do run from low to high.  So, you do not have to break the bank for these beauties.  Check out Ebay and Etsy for some great options as well!

Wednesday Wants

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Girlfriend Tip

Do you want to make your life 100% easier? Get yourself a robot vacuum.  I have an Roomba and a Robotic, one for downstairs and one for upstairs.  Both of mine are the middle of the road price (you can search for different models in the Amazon search box above).   They are amazing!!  I run them almost everyday.  They pick up everything and leave my rooms spotless.  Do yourself a favor, don't even think twice, add a robot vacuum to your cleaning routine!


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Historic Storm on the Way

Here in New York we are bracing for a "historic Blizzard" to hit our community.  YIKES!!  Not really sure exactly what that means but it doesn't sound good.  I thought I would share an AMAZING recipe with you to help wait out the storm.  It would be great to try this while you are homebound.  I heard making the meringue is tricky, so these next few days are the perfect time to practice!  I have a friend who makes this Pavlova for all our pot luck luncheons and it is OUT OF THIS WORLD.  The recipe is just too good not to share with my readers.  I am hoping that once you make it, it will help you to forget the disaster that is happening outside your windows!!!!!

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Pavlova

4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp corn starch
1 pint heavy cream
2 pints berries

Pre heat oven to 300 degrees 
line baking sheet with parchment paper
draw a 9" circle on the parchment

- In a large bowl beat egg whites until stiff but not dry gradually add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, beat until thick and glossy (be sure no oil or egg yolk get into the whites)
- Gently fold in vanilla, lemon juice and corn starch
- Spoon mixture inside circle, build edge slightly
- bake for 1 hour, cool on a wire rack
- place meringue on flat serving plate
- fill center with whipped cream, top with fruit


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Palm Beach Lifestyle

I travel back and forth to Florida to visit my family many times throughout the year.  I especially love Palm Beach and its tropical glamour.  There is nothing like fabulous Worth Ave.  The Palm Beach style is in a league of its own.  One Kings Lane is currently doing a sale titled "Palm Beach Polish" for the next week.  Here is the link:
                                          image Celerie Kemble

Why not add a little Palm Beach glamour to your home!


Saturday, January 24, 2015

First Significant Snow Storm

Today marks our first significant snow storm here in the New York area.  Though I would much rather be writing about the newest sandals or sunglasses, this post is a MUST.  Here are some wonderful boots to help you navigate the tundra outside your front door.  I was shocked to hear that the LLBean "Bean" boot, showcased, below was the hottest seller for the Holiday season and had a looooonnnngg back order date (like a May delivery!!).  That certainly brought me back to my high school/college days.  I guess it is true what once was old is new again.  Enjoy the snow!!!



First Significant Snow Storm



Friday, January 23, 2015

Fashionable Friend Friday

This week's Fashionable Friend can really rock winter white.  She pairs white sweaters and white bottoms all season long.  The complete look is so chic and polished.  How about adding some winter white to your wardrobe!  Bon Weekend!


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

This Wish List Wednesday item is a warm stylish hat.  I love the fur pom pom ones that I have seen around.  An all fur one is tempting too!


Wish List Wednesday





Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Momofuku Milk Bar

Yesterday, we took a trip to Momofuku Milk Bar.  It is famous for amazing desserts.  My girls had the "cereal milk".  It is a container of milk infused with toasted cereal.  They loved it.  We tried the "crack pie", which was so good and all three of us LOVED the birthday cake truffles.  If you are in New York City you must visit!  You can also order online at www.milkbarstore.com.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Pantone Color of 2015

The Pantone color of 2015 is Marsala. They describe it as "A naturally 
robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and
 souls."I cannot wait to add some much needed Marsala to
my wardrobe!

Pantone Color of 2015




Saturday, January 17, 2015

Long Weekend

I plan on spending some quality time this Martin Luther King weekend with my family and my puppies!  We will catch up on some of the Oscar Nominees, try a few recipes we've been eyeing, indulge in a little online shopping but most off all just enjoy each other's company.  What are your plans for this long weekend?Long Weekend

Friday, January 16, 2015

A Signature Scent

Its so wonderful when someone has their signature scent.  A perfume they always wear.  Something introduces them as soon as they walk into the room.  All successful women had their signature scents, Coco Chanel had Chanel #5.  Estee Lauder had Youth Dew.  Jackie O wore Joy.  Madonna wears If and Fracas.  What will be your signature fragrance?A Signature Scent

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

My sweet friends gave me a gift card for my upcoming 45th bday.  My wish list Wednesday item is a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta statement necklace.  I am thinking of treating my self with my gift card and choosing one.  Lets bring in 45 in super style!!!!!Wish List Wednesday

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First Outing of 2015



Today I am going on my first outing of 2015 to the Brandt Foundation in Greenwich, Ct. "The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, designed by Richard Gluckman, has a mission to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, by making works available to institutions and individuals for scholarly study and examination. "  It is a gorgeous open space that is a must see if you are visiting this area.  


Today's exhibit is called Deliverance Through an expansive selection of photographypaintingsculpturefilm, and mixed-media installationsDeliverance explores the work of an iconic group of New York artists who emerged during a distinct moment in American history – one marked by a growing skepticism of political and economic systems as well as a “crisis of confidence” that wounded the American spirit.  Drawing upon artistic explorations of mass media popularized in the 1960s and 1970s, Clark, Noland, Prince and Wool developed incisive artistic vernaculars that exposed the underbelly of American culture.  Their works engage with themes of sexuality, power, censorship, authenticity and the influence of mass media with unmatched candor and continue to influence artistic practice and dialogues worldwide.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

Golden Globe Favorite

I know your inbox is probably flooded with photos of last night's Golden Globe looks.  I have been pouring through photos since 6am but my all time favorite look last night was J Lo.  I love everything about this.  Her hair is FLAWLESS.  The earrings FABULOUS.  The dress, shoes and bag.....PERFECTION.  I cannot wait to see her new movie "The Boy Next Door" which
comes to theaters on Jan. 23rd.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fashionable Friend Friday

This weeks Fashionable Friend Friday post is a little late.  My fashionable friend was staying with me this weekend and we were having so much fun that my blog suffered.  The weekend was filled with so many fun activities, delicious meals, and long conversations about fashion.  We both agreed that the Gucci Loafer is BACK.  My friend favors the traditional styles while I prefer the newer funky ones.Fashionable Friend Friday

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Warm Fashionable Jacket

As the temperatures continue to drop, this post cannot be avoided.  Even though I have been putting it off, I think it is time...here are some of my best picks for fashionable but WARM jackets to get you through the cold windy winter weather!A Warm Fashionable Jacket

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

One wish list item for 2015 is a large pendant.  I would love one with the option to wear it long or short.  How amazing would a simple black outfit look with any one of these beauties?Wish List Wednesday

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Dinner Party

Wouldn't it be nice to plan a glam cozy winter dinner party?  Winter Dinner Party