This week's Fashionable Friend Friday is someone I met a short time ago. She was recommended to me because I LOVE cool unique jewelry lines and Ilyse Ennis of Ilyse's Pieces creates some of the most beautiful around. Once I saw her diamond and gemstone necklaces, bracelets and earrings, I was hooked. Her price point is right on and in most cases much lower than, what else is out there, for double the quality and design. Ilyse only sells via word of mouth, so consider this one of the BEST tips I have given you all year. All of her pieces are one of a kind, and if you can catch one of her shows (schedule below), you will not be disappointed. For more information visit Ilyse's website HERE. She also has a facebook page HERE.
Since requests for slow cooker reicpies still keep coming in, I thought we could continue crocking this week. This apricot pork tenderloin looks delicious and oh so easy. Happy crocking!!!!
adapted from Get Crocked
Ingredients: 2 lb pork tenderloin 6 carrots, peeled and chopped 1 onion, chopped (red or white) 1 c chicken broth 18 oz apricot jam 2T dijon mustard 1 T chopped fresh thyme salt and pepper to taste 1. Cover the bottom of the slow cooker crock with the carrots and onions 2. Generously season tenderloin with salt and pepper and place it over the carrots and sliced onions 3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the broth, apricot, mustard and thyme. 4. Pour mixture over the tenderloin 5. Cover. Cook on low for 6 hours or until tender.
One of my favorite places to visit is the Penny Pincher boutique in Bedford Hills, NY. It is an amazing consignment shop where the merchadise selection is vast and the qulity of items is superb. I like to bring a few friends with me each time I go, because it is so much fun to see what treasures each of us can find, all in the same place with so many different personal styles. On this last trip, our group found a perfect pair of western soft brown leather cowboy boots for $50, a camel cashmere poncho for $55, a Stella McCartney cardigan for $90, a jewled pair of Manolo sandals for $55 and a gorgeous fur scarf for $110. And when they are having a sale, there is not better place to shop!!! For more inforamation or to get on their mailing list to be the first to find out about special sales and pricing, click HERE.
Over the weekend, I took my girls to a Halloween party. I love Halloween! It is so much fun seeing all the costumes and merriment, not to mention all the yummy treats. Here are some highlights from our party. So much fun was had by all!!!
The next book on my list is Everything I Never Told You. This has been named the book of the year by Amazon editors and other various outlets, so I am dying to see if it lives up to the hype. The story goes like this:
A teenage girl goes missing and is later found to have drowned in a nearby lake, and suddenly a once tight-knit family unravels in unexpected ways. As the daughter of a college professor and his stay-at-home wife in a small Ohio town in the 1970s, Lydia Lee is already unwittingly part of the greater societal changes going on all around her. But Lydia suffers from pressure that has nothing to do with tuning out and turning on. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, and his ethnicity, and hers, make them conspicuous in any setting. Her mother is white, and their interracial marriage raises eyebrows and some intrusive charges of miscegenation. More troubling, however, is her mother’s frustration at having given up medical school for motherhood, and how she blindly and selfishly insists that Lydia follow her road not taken. The cracks in Lydia’s perfect-daughter foundation grow slowly but erupt suddenly and tragically, and her death threatens to destroy her parents and deeply scar her siblings. Tantalizingly thrilling, Ng’s emotionally complex debut novel captures the tension between cultures and generations with the deft touch of a seasoned writer. Ng will be one to watch.
This weekend Real Estate Stalking is a gorgeous house on the water in Rye. The views of Long Island Sound from almost every room are incredible. If you would like more information, please contact Barbie Haynes HERE!! Enjoy!!!
This week's Fashionable Friend Friday is Ashley Krauss, the owner of A Little Something White in Darien Ct. Ashley is a Goldman Sachs transplant with amazing taste and an outstanding sense of fashion and style. She turned these talents into the most beautiful bridal and special occasion shop where she carries unique and distinguished lines. In the shop, which houses her impecable brands, you will receive the utmost personal attention, as you try on dresses by such designers as made to measure Anna Maier, TLC's recent feature, Heidi Elnora and mother-daughter design team from Israel, Mira Zwillinger, just to name a few. She even has the most adorable children's gowns by Nicki Macfarlane, who designed the attendants dresses at the Kate and Wills royal wedding, among other designers. Take a look for yourself, A Little Something White not only has bridal couture but graduation gowns, bridal attendant attire, mother of the bride gowns and all types of special dresses for little girls. Ashley also curates her own collection of vintage jewelry, which is not only incredible but truly breathtaking. I hope you enjoy Ashley and her wonderful shop as much as I did!! For more information on A Little Something White, click HERE . Bon Weekend!