A bohemian girl who layers on the jewelry and plenty of patterned scarves is likely to be maximal when it comes to accessories and textiles in her home as well. On the same note, a preppy gal whose wardrobe is full of pink and green probably has an equally cheerful home. If you're after a preppy look in your digs, there are at least eight specific staples, most inspired by fashion, that you'll need to get started with. Come find out what they are!
The first party we went to on Thursday night at the Food & Wine Classic was a cocktail party hosted by Grand Marnier. While there were top mixologists from around the country pouring cocktails, there was also a bar devoted to simply shots. Since it was the start of the event and I believe there is a time and place for everything, we treated ourselves to a few shots. How about you? Do you celebrate with shots?
For Easter this year, I decided that rather than serving my usual glazed ham, I'd opt for another meat that's emblematic of the season: lamb. This Sunday, I'll be making navarin d'agneau printanier, a classic French stew of young lamb with springtime vegetables. With its colorful turned vegetables floating in light broth, and the use of lamb shoulder, fresh peas, and sprigs of chervil, this classic is like Spring comfort in a bowl. For a stunning and seasonal dish that's sure to impress guests, read more.
Acote, the footwear brand that's a sibling to (or branch of) Cotelac, put out two pairs of Spring 09 shoes that we just couldn't get over--how can two perfect pairs of flat ankle boots not be on sale when we want a pair most? The first was a nude suede boot with a fold over cuff. We pictured wearing them into the ground and never, ever throwing them away. The second was a charcoal grey pair with a contrasting nude interior. We imagined them with Spring dresses and skirts...and just about keeled over. Cotelac, much like Coclico (and, in fact, the other brands at Marie Saeki showroom) is a brand that veers more toward 'classic' than 'high fashion' and what we like about this is that you get the sense that these items are long lasting. Nothing in the Acote Spring 09 line is something you'll be tired of seeing by Spring, nothing is too trendy that you'll fear wearing them the following season if you like. We're starting to see the value in this aesthetic more and more these days...
We just can't help but share this snapshot we took today from the Marie Saeki showroom of one of Selima Optique's new Spring 09 styles. The grey and black frames have rich layers of monochromatic tones. Our first thought was a vision of these glasses in a wardrobe filled with black, grey, and brown basics. If you can't stand latex, better stick with what is considered classic. Let's pray for eyeglass prescriptions come Spring!!
It may be hard to believe but the famous little bear Corduroy is turning 40 years old! Don Freeman's tale ($15) of a stuffed teddy feeling ashamed about his lack of buttons is a classic that touches the hearts of adults and children. Adored and wanted by a patient girl, her mother convinces her to leave without the doll. Worried about his lack of buttons, the furry bear spends the night in the department store where he finds himself in a bit of trouble. When the sun rises again, both Corduroy and the little girl are happily reunited — faults and all.
Teaching your tots about patience, imperfection and obedience, this text, no matter the main character's age, will never get old. Celebrate the green overall adorned bear with a special 40th year edition Russ Corduroy that reads the story aloud to your child.
Bouncing 'round, bouncing 'round, bouncing 'round a room can bring a tot much laughter and joy while also expending some energy. Show your wee one the pleasures of a blown-up sphere that can take him down the street and back or just a vertical indoor adventure.
The $49 classic 70s Hopper puts a smile on my face as it brings me back to the olden days of bell-bottomed Sesame Street characters and Wonder Woman underoos. Intended for tots and their cronies, this googly-eyed jumping creature holds up to 220 pounds, making it perfect for a parental escape into childhood.
This year instead of serving the requisite green beans at Thanksgiving, I've decided to reinvent a retro classic. Creamed spinach is a dish from my parents' past that is sure to tantalize the tastebuds. Fresh spinach is sautéed with a mixture of garlic, cream, and cheese. The end result is a side dish that is both nostalgic and rich. Creamed spinach is a delicious addition to the Thanksgiving table. It's also great in the company of roast chicken, pork tenderloin, meatloaf, or steak in red wine sauce. For the scrumptious recipe, read more
Wow, the warm weather has really brought out some great dresses in the LookBook! Today I love girlygirl1129's chic and classique look, first of all because she paired pink and black together, but also because she just looks so sophisticated! She says the look reminds her of Lucille Ball, but I have to say, I'm getting a little bit of Audrey Hepburn vibe.
Here's what she has on:
- Dress: Beau Bois
- Shoes: Nine West
Congrats to girlygirl1129!
Everyone else, submit your looks and vote on your favorite ones today and I just might feature you on FabSugar! If you live overseas and have a fab outfit to share, join the Overseas Fashionistas Group and to submit a Look in this group learn how to post a blog.