Feb 13, 2020

Tasty Treats from the Heart xoxo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

If you’re on the look out for some last minute baking ideas to treat your Valentine, here are a few easy peasy and quick suggestions.

One Strawberry Wonder …(with a bit of  chocolate drizzle and red food coloring) .

Melt Chocolate Ganache and add some raspberries.

Click on Image for one wonderful Chocolate Ganache recipe .

Cut (two cakes) and whah lah..eat to your heart’s content.

Last but certainly not least are chocolate covered Strawberries on skewers and wrapped to go. So decadent and pretty.

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Feb 11, 2020

Tuesday Tip:Trending…Sparkle for Spring

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Tracee Ellis Ross in Lacroix

Note to self..silver and gold are going to be BIG for Spring.

If the Oscar After Party is any indication for trends going forward (which P.S. it usually is) keep your eyes open for allot of SPARKLE. Here are a few glamorous inspirations in silver and gold.

Tracee Ellis Ross

Kerry Washington in Zuhair Murad

Jessica Alba

Diane Kruger

Charlize Theron

All images Courtesy of Harpers Bazzar.com

 

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Feb 9, 2020

Oscar Sunday..The Envelope Please

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

A quick sneak peak behind the Oscar Envelope…

The Envelope is large and beautifully embossed…

A few years ago, I attended a luncheon from the production company in charge of designing and providing the envelopes for the Oscars.  P.S. This was NOT the company that  caused the major envelope debacle of 2018 but  had supplied all Oscar envelopes prior. I thought  you might enjoy a little 411 on this integral part of the Oscar Ceremony. And the Winner is…..

 

The envelope is no light weight. 1/4 inch thick(think heavier then the most luxe wedding invitations) and 1/8 inch thick

 

Envelopes are kept under lock and key..literally!

Envelope Prep

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Feb 8, 2020

Hearts that Sparkle… under $100.00

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

If there’s one Glamour Girl GO TO that everyone loves (not to mention it’s the one size fits all -a perfect gift item with no worries about sizing) it’s jewelry.  I  mean: Who doesn’t L.O.V.E. a bit of bling  to add a bit of HAPPY to their day?!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day-are a few babbles in  the heart shaped motif.  Each piece is priced under $100.00  and all are available at Shopbop.com. Shop to your heart’s content. xoxoT

 

Kate Spade New York Pave Small Heart Studs ($58.00)

Brinker & Eliza Eclipse Earrings ($98.00)

Kenneth J Lane Heart Drop Earrings $90.00)

Shashi Heart Diamond Clip ($28.00)

Shashi Lust Earrings $42.00)

Gorjana Heart Necklace $55.00)

And last but not least I  want to include these two beauties below.  The price point is over $100.00 but it may be something you want to add to your Valentine’s Day wish list. Sooo pretty.

Viva Earring ($145.00)

Sydney Evan Love Ring ($860.00)

All Images Courtesy of Shopbop.com
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Feb 6, 2020

This Valentine’s Day …You”Heart” Food

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

This probably doesn’t even need mentioning but… Valentine’s Day is next week . If you have a special someone or even if you don’t…you deserve a bit of indulging to celebrate the day. I’ve sourced a number of yummy heart shaped sensations for you below and I promise that all selections are oh so doable  (read into that easy peasy) and absolutely delish!

Courtesy of the California Strawberry Growers. So easy to do..just cut the top of the strawberry, skewer and dip in chocolate. Seriously simple!

A cup of Lovely Hot Chocolate-Soften four marshmallows and form together to shape a heart…

Two cakes…equals one heart…

Chocolate Shortbread Recipe @ Two Peas in a Pod Click on Image for original recipe

Use store bought pizza Dough..roll out in a heart shape OR use a heart shape cake pan. Top with your favorite additions and whal lah..

For the non sweet eater…How about a little Caprese Salad with buffalo mozzarella cut into heart shapes..

Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles courtesy of Countrygirlgourmet.com

Recipe courtesy of Country Girl Gourmet.com

Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend
  • 3T Sugar
  • 1T Cocoa Powder
  • 2t Baking Powder
  • 1t Baking Soda
  • ½t Xanthan Gum
  • ½t Salt
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2T Apple Cider Vineger
  • ⅓ Cup Cooking Oil (Canola, Vegetable, Coconut *melted butter also works)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1t Vanilla Extract or Paste
  • 1-1½T Red Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Combine Milk and Vinegar to create a faux buttermilk. Allow to sit 5-10 minutes.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl until evenly combined. Whisk “buttermilk” and butter together in a separate bowl; add eggs. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until just combined and batter is slightly lumpy; add vanilla extract and red food coloring.
  3. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Pour enough batter into the preheated waffle iron to reach ½ inch from the edge. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com

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Feb 6, 2020

Thursday

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Feb 5, 2020

Etsy Love…Sweet Sites to See

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

I know there are a zillion sites to shop these days but I wanted to spotlight  3 of my absolute favorites on ETSY today because they’re beyoooond fabulous!  When you have a moment check out these little gems. I think you ‘ll enjoy them as much as I do. Happy Hump day.

  1. Baking in Heels– (Love the shop name) and  an absolutely adorable site for beautiful cookie confections.

Baking in Heels @ Etsy.com

2. Vintage Jewelry –Land of Vast Desires..Run don’t walk to this absolutely stunning site with Vintage Jewelry.  This is a HIGH end shop and offers pieces that are in perfect condition (many are signed originals).  Seriously…AMAZING! The shop is out of Palm Beach…soooo you know this is the good stuff.

Land of Vast Desires @ Etsy.com

3. Beautiful and  Unique Home wares: Yvonne Ellen- one of the most beautiful and whimsical sites to find specialty plates, tea cups, saucers, bowls and so much more.

Yvonne Ellen Homewares @ Etsy.com

Images courtesy of individual Etsy Shop listed. Click on image to go directly to item and site. 
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Feb 4, 2020

All the better..if it’s Vegan Leather!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Anouki High Waisted Vegan Skirt @Moda Operandi.com ($490.00)

I’m a huge fan of  Vegan leather and today I thought I’d share a little insight as to why you might want to go faux in addition to some stylish selections that I hope will inspire.

  • First and foremost,I’m a major animal advocate and  when we can go faux -then all the better

(Fun style story). After purchasing my first Vegan moto jacket, I got so many compliments  on my beautiful  “leather”   jacket  in addition to some inquiries about the cost  which they assumed – had to be in the triple digits….everyone and I do mean everyone thought it was the real deal.

  • Second on my list.Never and I do mean never underestimate the look of a good vegan counterpart -it can fool even the most advanced style savant.

Jonathan Simkhai Vegan Leather Twist Skirt @ Shopbop.com $475.00

  • Finally, is the cost (savings) of going vegan.You will save a bundle for a look made of vegan leather in comparison to real leather.

Alexis Briana Vegan Leather Skirt @Shopbop ,com $363.00 (on sale $254.10)

  • Sooooo-if you’re look for an environmental way to help save our precious animals, while at the same time save money but still look lux when it comes to wearing a faux..vegan leather is the way to go!

Nanushka Vegan Leather Wrap @ Moda Operandi.com ($360.00)

As you can see I have found a wide selection of fabulous vegan skirts with links back to the retailer in addition to some bonus style selections below….. Enjoy !

NY&C Black Faux Leather Skirt $79.95

BBDakota Vegan Leather Jacket @ Shopbop .com $98.00

Vegan Leather Dress Rebecca Taylor @ Shopbop $450.00

Rebecca Taylor Vegan Leather Top @ Shopbop $375.00

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Feb 4, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip..Happiness Life Hacks

Posted By: Terri

One wonderful and oh so doable life hack to help you get happy!

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Feb 1, 2020

February…Time to Sparkle in Ravishing Red

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

I woke up this morning and scrolled my news feed, and THERE IT WAS…the beautiful image of our favorite Duchess Kate Middleton attending an event in the U.K. wearing this gorgeous midi length sequin dress by Needle & Thread.

Kate had her Needle & Thread Sequined Gown altered from the original floor length to midi- length . It fits to perfection and shows off her red suede Gianvito Rossi pumps.  Sadly, the dress is already SOLD OUT..BUT  there is a shorter version available for $519.00 on the site ( click on image to be directed to item) .

Just a an extra Saturday morning bonus, I’ve gone ahead and sourced a few other options featuring some red sequin sparkle. Happy February.

Needle & Thread Aurora Sequin Gown (SOLD OUT)

Aurora Dress (Needle &Thread $519)

Maria Lucia Hohan Sequinned Dress 60% off

Lulu’s Red Sequin Dress ($58.00)

For more red sequin wonders click on this link from Shop Style where you’ll find a bevy of beauties to choose from: https://www.shopstyle.com/browse?fts=red+sequin+dress

 

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