Monday, August 31, 2015

Book Club Monday

Since my reading stack is still sky high..I thought I would share two more incredible movies I saw recently, Aloha and Some Kind of Beautiful.

If you don't already know, I LOVE LOVE Bradley Cooper.  I can watch his movies over and over, so I was so excited when Aloha became available for home viewing.   The storyline is that "a military contractor goes to Hawaii and reconnects with a lost love while falling for his Air Force watch dog".  It is such a cute movie, you will not want to miss it.  You can watch it HERE.

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Some Kind of Beautiful is another fab movie.  It stars Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba and Selma Hayek.  The story is complicated yet funny.  Brosnan is a successful professor who marries his student.  When she decides to leave him, he falls in love with her sister!!  Definitely check it out HERE.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

Today's Weekend Real Estate Stalking is another home right in our own back yard, here in RYE, NY.  It is a charming split level home with modern touches.  This house is so adorable and really colorful and cozy.  If you would like more information, please contact Sibohan Dolce, HERE.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fashionable Friend Friday

This week's Fashionable Friend Friday is a mother-daughter duo.  I first met the mom, Susie, in book club when our kids were little.  Every time we got together, I was so impressed with her amazing style and joie de vivre.  The first time I met her, she was carrying a white Birkin...ENOUGH SAID!!!!   Susie has 2 girls and a boy just like me!!  Her oldest Schuyler, definitely inherited all the best qualities of her mom.  I just love all of their social media posts.  Following them is totally inspiring!!  Schuyler has a great tumbler, check it out HERE

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Restaurant Style Filet Mignon

I saw this recipe on the web and it claimed to be the "Best steak you will ever eat"".  This really peaked my interest and I had to share this with you.  It sure sounds delicious!! Enjoy!!!


Adapted from What's Amuse Bouche Blog

2 (8 ounce) filet mignon steaks
4 teaspoons Kosher salt
4 teaspoons freshly cracked pepper
8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened (1 stick divided)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Mix together 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) softened butter with the minced garlic, the chopped herbs, and the lemon zest.  Form into a log and refrigerate.

Generously season the filets with salt and pepper approx. 1 tsp of seasoning on each side.

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.

Heat the remanding 4 tablespoons of butter (1/2 stick) and the olive oil in a cast iron skillet to a very hot temperature.  Sear the filets in the hot pan for about 2-3 minutes per side until a nice brown crust forms.

While the steak is searing (do not move around the pan) continue to spoon the residual butter on the top of the meat, while it is cooking.  Once both sides are seared, carefully place the entire skillet with steak in the center, of the preheated over for about 6-8 minutes, depending on how thick your steak is.  

In the last minute of cooking, take the log of butter and slice a thick piece to place on top; set aside.

The steak will be ready when it is approx. 135 degrees in the center or when you push lightly on the center of the steak and it gently and slowly pushes back.  Top with reserved butter.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wish List Wednesday

This week's Wish List Wednesday item is the Cotton Candy Grape.  Yes, you read correctly, there are really grapes, that you can buy in your grocery store, that are all natural and taste like cotton candy.   EXACTLY LIKE COTTON CANDY!!!!!!  But, rather than their sticky carnival counterpart, they are a fresh fruit that you can snack on all day long!!  These grapes are all the buzz from Good Morning America, to the Today show to Ryan Seacrest's show.  They are only available from August 10-September 20th, so don't wait too long to try them!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sunrise Sunset

Over the past two months, my readers and social media followers have posted the most beautiful sunsets from all over the Northeast.  I have reposted a few for you to enjoy.  The beauty of the East Coast will leave you speechless.

 Photo Kerry Walker

 Photo Jackie Collins

 Photo Kerry Walker

Photo Me!!!

 Photo Alicia Baldwin

Photo Meg Chmiel

 Photo Patricia Garrity

 Photo Maura Semprevivo

 Photo Emma Muccia

 Photo Katie Pepe

Photo Eileen Fahey

And before we know it, our view will change to this!!  Enjoy these last two weeks of summer!!!!

Photo Margarita Sawhney

Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Club Monday

Since my reading pile has been growing, I thought I would take a break and tell you about two amazing movies I saw over my vacation on Amazon prime.  

The first was Two Night Stand (R).  The story is an "online hook up turns into a morning after disaster, when a paralyzing blizzard hits the city forcing two strangers to get to know each other far beyond the confines of a typical one-night stand".  You can watch this fun (a few inappropriate parts but overall cute) movie for $2.99 HERE

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The second movie was Before We Go (PG-13).  This is the story of "two strangers whose chance encounter in Grand Central Station sparks a nighttime adventure through New York City that will change their lives forever".  You can watch this wonderful movie before it hits theaters HERE.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

While writing this blog, I always say, "you never know who you are going to meet".  Yesterday, I was visiting my friend Toni at Water's Edge, a small waterfront community here in Rye and as I was parking, I saw the most fashionable duo walking to the pool.  We got to talking and one of the ladies had the most amazing home right on the water.  She also had the most amazing designer accessories.  Her home was full of fashionable finds.  She was kind enough to let me snap a few photos for you.  You see, you really never know who you are going to meet!!  Bon Weekend!!