Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Just a little something I put together for dinner with the 'rents at Mintwood Place, which was, incidentally, delicious! Southern/French fusion cuisine is kind of my ideal so I was glad this place lived up to the hype. Our favorites were the surprisingly-simple, yet addictively-tasty blistered shishito peppers, the roasted seabream (complete with edible flowers!), bucatini bolognese, and the cucumber and watercress gazpacho. Can I get golf clap for managing to get my silk dress out of this place without any drink or food stains?
Ray-Ban sunglasses (old, cute pair here)
A.V. Max necklace (sold out, another option here)
Tibi dress (old, similar styles here and here)
Hermes, Madewell, and Amrita Singh bangles
M by Maggnolia ring
YSL wedges (old, love this pair)
Mansur Gavriel bag
Sunday, July 20, 2014
I love spicy, light dishes like this one during the summer. B has been making delicious roasted broccoli lately, so we thought we'd try a spicy, Asian-inspired version with romanesco to go with the shrimp. Both worked wonderfully together and would be quick and easy for a weeknight!
For the spicy shrimp...
1 lb de-veined, de-shelled shrimp
juice and zest of one lime
2 tablespoons shriracha
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon peanut oil
salt and pepper
a few sprigs Thai basil
Toss shrimp with lime, shriracha, honey, rice wine vinegar, and salt and pepper and let marinade for at least 30 mins.
Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, reserving most of the sauce. Cook 3 minutes to sear on one side. Add some of the reserved sauce. Flip and cook until done and most of the sauce is evaporated. Cut heat, add Thai basil, toss, and serve.
For the roasted romaneso...
1 head romanesco
good olive oil
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon chili flakes
3 cloves garlic, sliced
juice from one lime
Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
Toss romanesco with additional ingredients, except lime juice. Place in baking dish and put in the oven to cook for 30 minutes (the key is too get the oven hot enough and carmelize the veggies so they get nice and brown around the edges).
Remove from oven, drizzle with additional good olive oil and lime juice, and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Friday, July 18, 2014
1. Illbeca by Joy Gryson backpack 2. Topshop perforated backpack 3. Baggu canvas backpack 4. Saddleback Leather simple backpack 5. Elizabeth and James perforated backpack 6. Topshop pony tassel backpack
So 90s and all the cool kids are doing it. I'm ready to jump on the backpack bandwagon, how 'bout you?
backpack inspo via Fashion Toast, Oracle Fox, and A Portable Package
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
This was a recently-recycled outfit that I previously wore out to dinner at Blue Fin over our NYC trip (more on that in a minute). As I said before, I packed light so my navy blazer and Cesare Paciotti heels played double duty. Anyway, the outfit was so easy and comfortable, it was just too hard to resist wearing it again to a friend's cocktail party.
So back to Blue Fin - despite being right smack-dab in the middle of Times Square and, thus, deceivingly touristy, it was really quite an excellent seafood joint. Great sushi selection and the best seafood tower I've ever had (and I've sampled quite a few seafood towers in my day).
Ann Taylor necklace (love this alternative)
BCBG dress (on sale!)
Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet
Madewell and M by Maggnolia rings
Cesare Paciotti heels (old, very similar here)