Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Street Chic: Cat Deeley

I only discovered British TV presenter Cat Deeley recently but I have enjoyed following her style transformation. What has stood out the most is the stark contrast between what she wears in the UK and what she wears while working in Los Angeles. Here in the States we have east coast/west coast style differences, but the style jump from across the pond is even more pronounced. I have to hand to Cat because she pulls off both styles perfectly. Two cities, two closets! 

I actually like the ideas of changing up your style when in different cities. There is most certainly something to be said for have a fashion "uniform" but I think it's fun to be constantly changing things up. I know if I had the closet space and wardrobe budget, my looks would be changing every day of the week!

Monday, April 14, 2014

SoulCycle at Chestnut Hill Square

A couple of week's ago I had the opportunity to take a spinning class at the newly-opened SoulCycle in Chestnut Hill. I had never done anything like spinning before, but I was thrilled to have the opportunity to check out the space. SoulCycle has quite the cult following in NYC and, despite my aversion to exercise, I was very curious to see what it was all about. 

Monday Morning Pick Me Up: Find Your Calling

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hey Did You Hear...

Michelle Williams' Second Campaign for Louis Vuitton has Debuted - Hollywood Reporter

Tom Ford Has Married Longtime Partner Richard Buckley - Glamour

Coachella Has Gotten Super Commercialized - Time

A Look Inside the LVMH Shareholder Meeting - Fashionista

Peaches Geldof Found Dead at Just 25 - The Guardian

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday Night Cocktail: Traditional Sangria from Emeril Lagasse

 Recipe & Image by Emeril Lagasse via The Food Network

Makes 15 servings. You can always half the recipe for a smaller group.


2 bottles chilled dry red wine, like Rioja
1 cup brandy
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup superfine granulated sugar
2 oranges, cut into thin rounds
2 Meyer lemons, cut into thin rounds
3 Key limes, cut into thin rounds
2 apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 cups cold club soda


In a large pot or bowl, combine the wine, brandy, orange juice, and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the orange, lemon, and lime slices, the apples and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator and add the soda. Serve in glasses over ice.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Street Chic: Vanessa Hong

I discovered fashion blogger Vanessa Hong when RduJour did a post on her personal style last month. I loved the outfits that they featured in the post so I quickly added her blog, The Haute Pursuit, to my regular list of reads. What I really enjoy about her style is the mix of high fashion with vintage pieces and lower priced brands like Zara and Mango. If you're into high end fashion and enjoy blogs that are heavy on personal style posts, I highly recommend checking out Hong's The Haute Pursuit. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hey, Did You Hear...

Kate Moss is wearing her new collection for Topshop on the cover of Harpers - Harpers Bazaar

Dolce & Gabbana don't think Victoria Beckham is a "real" designer - The Telegraph

Conde Nast has settled a lawsuit filed by former interns - Fashionista

A look at the beauty routine of author Jill Kargman - New York Times

Gisele Bundchen is back on the runway - Elle 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday Night Cocktail: Ginger-Lime Soda

Recipe & Image via Martha Stewart


8 cups ginger beer
2 cups vodka
2 cups fresh lime juice
8 thin lime slices

In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice, and stir to combine. To serve, fill eight glasses with ice and garnish with lime slices. 
Invite some friends over tonight. This recipe from Martha serves 8! Cheers!