Friday, January 29, 2016

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best Dressed for January 23-29, 2016

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
Don't forget to scroll down and vote in our poll!


OLGA KURYLENKO
In Armani
At the Armani Prive S/S 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France



ANNE HATHAWAY
In Marc Jacobs
(jewellery by John Hardy)
At the LA Art Show in Los Angeles, California



NATALIE PORTMAN
In Valentino
 At the 'Jane Got a Gun' premiere in NYC, New York



OLIVIA PALERMO
In Valentino
('Amuse Bouche' clutch by Analeena, sandals by Boutique 9)
Hosting a dinner party for Analeena during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France



KENDALL JENNER
In Mango
(lace-up sandals by Mango)
At Mango’s Tribal Spirit party in Barcelona, Spain



SARAH PAULSON
In Prabal Gurung
(clutch by Edie Parker)
At the Producers Guild of America Awards in Century City, California



KATE BOSWORTH
In Schiaparelli
(pumps by Roger Vivier)
At the Schiaparelli S/S 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France



CATE BLANCHETT
In Givenchy
At a stage greeting for her film 'Carol' in Tokyo, Japan





Thursday, January 28, 2016

LET'S CELEBRATE: National Blueberry Pancake Day


Can anything beat waking up to the smell of delicious pancakes wafting up from the kitchen? Not a heck of a lot I say unless of course those buttery pancakes have been graced with the presence of the almighty delicious blueberry and then, we're in heaven! (My pancake heaven could only be bested by a partner who's a 'morning person' and could have the table set and ready for me, just a suggestion for a pair of blue eyes who just might be reading this before I get up!)
In honour of National Blueberry Pancake Day (yes, there is a holiday for everything!) I've put together a collection of the very best blueberry pancakes out there, even a vegan one who has passed the taste test with flying colours.
(I tried and I liked!)

1. Blueberry Pancakes
Baker by Nature



2. Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
The Farmer's Daughter



3. Blueberry Ricotta Flapjacks
Simply Delicious



4. Blueberry Almond Pancakes
Sweet Peas and Saffron



5. Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes
Sally's Baking Addiction



6. Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes
Cooking Classy



7. Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Pumpkin 'n Spice



8. Vegan Blueberry Pancakes
B. Britnell



9. Chocolate Chip Blueberry Pancakes
Pip and Ebby



10. Coconut Blueberry Pancakes
Kendra Vaculin (Food52)


For more pancake inspiration, Lily Lemontree recommends Pancakes: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Links for A Life Well Lived (12/19)



EAT: We are capping off our 'Try New Things' year with a roasted version of one of our Christmas dinner favourites

DO: Because travelling to your mom's for the holidays should not be an excuse to bail on your exercise regime, this 10 minute workout will fit into anyone's schedule, whether your at home or on the road

READ: And I thought I was a bubbly aficionado! 10 things you probably didn't know about champagne

SHOP: Hopefully the weather holds out for us and my twinkle toes can make an appearance this NYE in these!

DRINK: For those of us who don't want to stand at a bar cart all night long, a pitcher of this winter sangria is just the thing!

Gifts all wrapped and ready? You've done good kid, now maybe you can reward yourself for being so organized!
Enjoy 30% Off your Entire Purchase at VinceCamuto.com! Enter code GIFT30 at checkout. Some exclusions apply. Valid 12.17 - 12.21.15.


Friday, December 18, 2015

WHAT SHE SAID: Tao Porchon-Lynch

(96 year-old yoga teacher)

“I don’t believe in age. When people ask me about age, I tell them to look at all the trees around them. They’re hundreds of years old. They may look as if they’re dying at the moment, but they’re not; they’re recycling themselves. And in a couple of months, they’re going to be reborn again."


JusByJulie




AT THE TABLE: Eggnog Pound Cake


Sir Paul once sang that he got by with a little help from his friends and it rang true for me too this week when I found myself in the kitchen with a few cups of eggnog and the lovely Jessica Gordon Ryan on my iPad!
We are trying our hardest to get into the Christmas spirit around here but it hasn't been easy without a trace of snow on the ground and spring-like temps greeting us every morning
(And I'm complaining why exactly??)
I thought since I can't really control the 'jolly' levels outside of the house maybe I could fill every corner of the inside with scents synonymous with Christmas and that's where my old friend Jessica Gordon Ryan comes in!
Jessica featured a recipe for this eggnog pound cake last week and I have not been able to get it out of my mind. Since I found myself thinking of this delightful confection every time I poured myself a cup of coffee and looked over at an empty plate, it just wouldn't be right if I didn't add the essences of nutmeg, eggnog and warm rum to my holiday scent repertoire.
(I can justify just about anything if necessary!)
With my apron on and with Jessica at virtual arms length, I dove into the kitchen this week and came out the victor! The cake was unbelievably delicious and a big hit with the family who, without any prodding, finished every last bit of Christmas decorating that I had left due to lack of holiday spirit.
It was as scrumptious as Jessica promised it would be, as if there was ever a doubt!

The resident hostess over at The Entertaining House would never steer us wrong when it comes to being kind to our taste buds so hop over there right now for the full details on this recipe!


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Saturday, December 5, 2015

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best Dressed for November 28-December 4, 2015

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
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KATE BOSWORTH
In Simone Rocha
('Maeva' heels by Nicholas Kirkwood)
At Charlotte Tilbury’s “Naughty Christmas Party” in London, England



NAOMIE HARRIS
In Alexander McQueen
At the 'Spectre' premiere in Tokyo, Japan



SARAH PAULSON
In Cushnie et Ochs
At the 25th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards in NYC, New York



LUPITA NYONG'O
In Zac Posen
('Tac Clac' heels by Christian Louboutin)
At the Star Wars “Force 4 Fashion” event in NYC, New York



DAISY RIDLEY
In David Koma
(silver-toe heels by Gianvito Rossi)
At the Star Wars “Force 4 Fashion” in NYC, New York



GWYNETH PALTROW
In Valentino
At the goop mrkt Opening Event in NYC, New York



KYLIE MINOGUE
In J'Aton
At the ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia



VICTORIA BECKHAM
In Victoria Beckham
At the Global Gift Gala in London, England



EMMY ROSSUM
In Salvatore Ferragamo
At the Godiva “Hot Chocolate for a Cause” charity event in  NYC, New York


Parker



Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday's Mantra (11.30.15)

(illustration by Garance Dore)

"Being female is a matter of birth, being a woman is a matter of age, but being a lady is a matter of choice.” ~ Unknown



Saturday, October 24, 2015

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best Dressed for October 17-23, 2015

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
Don't forget to scroll down and vote



ALLISON WILLIAMS
In Lanvin
At the 2015 Fashion Group International Night of Stars Gala in NYC, New York



HELEN MIRREN
In Badgley Mischka
At the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival Opening Ceremony in Tokyo,



KIERNAN SHIPKA
In Giamba
At the CFDA Fashion Fund finalists celebration in Los Angeles, California


KATE HUDSON
In Balmain
At the 'Rock the Kasbah' premiere in NYC, New York



THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
In Dolce & Gabbana
At a Great Britain Creative Event in London, England



SARAH HYLAND
In Armani
(jewellery by Neil Lane)
At the 'ELLE Women In Hollywood' Awards in Beverly Hills, California



MICHELLE MONAGHAN
In Jason Wu
At the 2015 Fashion Group International Night Of Stars Gala in NYC, New York



KATE WINSLET
In Alexander McQueen
(clutch by Alexander McQueen, jewellery by Boucheron and De Beers)
At the 'Steve Jobs' premiere during the BFI Film Festival in London, England



CAMILLA BELLE
In Andrew Gn
(clutch by Edie Parker, strappy sandals by Tamara Mellon)
At the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in



CATE BLANCHETT
In Schiaparelli
('Dorsay' pumps by Roger Vivier)
At the ‘Truth’ Fellowship Special Presentation Gala in London, England



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