Saturday, January 15, 2011

my main squeeze !

     A delicious and easily portable fruit, the clementine is appealing to both adults and children alike. The clementine is sweet, easy to peel and an excellent source of Vitamin C. Readily available in supermarkets from October through January, the clementine is a tasty fruit that is great for supplementing meals or as a midday snack. Often compared to tangerines, the clementine is perfect snack for children because of it's nutritional value and sweet taste. I even use them in cocktails, try adding cranberry juice to a good vodka , a squeeze of clementine juice , and some zest for garnish !

Friday, January 14, 2011

fashion Friday: Chanel

Chanel is a Parisian fashion house, founded by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel.  The brand is one of the most established and recognized brands in fashion.  They specialize in couture, handbags, perfumes, cosmetics, among others.  Coco Chanel wanted to replace sexy pieces of clothing with pieces that displayed a casual elegance.
Her designs are timeless, and have remained relatively constant throughout the years.  Today, they are most known for the "little black dress", which remains a staple in most women's wardrobes (although not usually a Chanel dress).  Chanel has had many high-profile celebrities endorse its products, such as Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightly, and perhaps most famously, Marilyn Monroe.  The Chanel No. 5 perfume is one of the most iconic perfumes known throughout the world.
Model Baptiste Giabiconi walks the runway during the Chanel Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on October 5, 2010 in Paris, France.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011



I think its all about the color POP!  I am loving subdued shades of grey, white, and other neutrals, with electric pops of color.  I am definitely interested in yellow at the moment, and thinking of enhancing my current palette with some yellow!  I always say, stick with a basic color story and add your pops of color with inexpensive accessories that add interest and personality to your space.  I love this coffee table in hot pink mixed with this darker palette!  It's just amazing.  Now this is how you add personality to a room!

bathroom art

Doesn't this Roy Liechtenstein print look great?  We have it our bathroom.  I'm just loving a yellow color pop lately.  Perhaps it will be my new decorating color for the spring???


I am in love with this.  We just got two aloe plants from Home Depot, and we put it on our dining room table along with this fancy centerpiece from a garden shop in Middletown, Rhode Island called Chaves Gardens.  It adds a touch of, "Greek-ness" to the apartment!

end tables

One thing that I like to do is to combine different types of end tables.  For example, in our living room we have a white lacquer end table on one end of the couch, and a white metal and frosted glass end table on the other end.  In the bedroom, we're using a small decorative box next to the bed, and we also have a small trunk in the living room.  I think it is important to switch these around every once in a while, because it is a quick and easy way to update a room .

delicious dish

Country Ketchup

One of my absolute favorite gourmet food brands is Stonewall Kitchen.  I am such a huge fan of all of their products, which are available in a lot of gourmet food stores.  I usually get mine at Clement's Market in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, or the Gray Goose Cookery in Mystic, Connecticut (which is a cook's paradise!).  The last time we went to Mystic, we picked up a bottle of the country ketchup (which retails for $6.50 but is DEFINITELY worth it!)