Monday, September 30, 2013

Kitchen Banquettes

A banquette is an easy way to add a multifunctional element to any kitchen. It can act as a space for casual dining, playing games, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Get inspired by some of my favorite designs.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

On Our List For Fall 2013 ~ Opi Nails

Berlin Done That
In the Cable Car-Pool Lane (San Francisco Collection) rich burgundy
In The Cable Car Pool Lane
Lost on Lombard ($9) and the entire OPI San Francisco collection before it hits stores!
Lost On Lombard

Haven't The Foggiest

OPI 'Incognito in Sausalito'
Incognito in Sausalito

OPI Samoan Sand
Samoan Sand
Lincoln Park After Dark
Lincoln Park After Dark

3. Nein

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Donut Mixture:
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk

Topping Mixture:
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1-2 tablespoons cinnamon


Preheat oven 350 F.  Butter a donut pan.
In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and spices together and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixture and stir until just combined.
Using a spoon, fill each donut cup with the batter.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, until donuts spring back when gently pressed.  Turn donuts out onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes.
While the donuts are cooling, melt butter in one bowl and combine the sugar and cinnamon in another.  When donuts are still hot, quickly dip each donut in melted butter, then coat in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Serve immediately.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Ralph Lauren's Inspiring Bedford Estate

I couldn't help but be taken by this months Architectural Digest featuring Ralph Lauren's private estate in Bedford, New York.  Ralph is celebrating 30 years of his beautiful home collection.  1983 he decided to expand his empire to a "stylish life"........ he came at everything with a sense of how he wanted to live.  He wanted a more masculine edge to his home decor that he couldn't find so he decided to create it himself...... he began the same way in the 1960's when he couldn't find the wider neckties he desired to wear so he created them himself.  The key to Ralph Laurens success has been simple.... he creates for himself!  Here's a look into his beautiful get-away.  I hope you're as captivated as I was!

Color Outside the Lines: Ralph Lauren in Architectural DigestColor Outside the Lines: Ralph Lauren in Architectural DigestTumblrColor Outside the Lines: Ralph Lauren in Architectural DigestRalph Lauren guest cabin - LOVE the wrap around porch

Color Outside the Lines: Ralph Lauren in Architectural DigestColor Outside the Lines: Ralph Lauren in Architectural DigestRALPH LAUREN’S BEDFORD BEAUTY  The Designer Envisions a True Gentleman’s Retreat in New YorkRalph Lauren's Bedford Dining Terrace

Tepee  A collection of Indian blankets warms the inside of one of three guest tepees, which measures 28 feet in diameter. Since they have no heating or cooling systems, the structures are used in the milder months.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Laundry Room Inspirations

A laundry room (also called a utility room) is a room where clothes are washed. In a modern home, a laundry room would be equipped with an automatic washing machine and clothes dryer, and often a large basin, called a laundry tub, for hand-washing delicate articles of clothing such as sweaters, and an ironing board. A typical laundry room is located in the basement of older homes, but in many modern homes, the laundry room might be found on the main floor near the kitchen or upstairs near the bedrooms.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Favorite Shots From NYFW

La Perla NYFW 2013

 Day 1 NYFW: Marissa Webb: This collection is for the cool girls with cool style.Favorite of the day  #NYFW #oneglance #MarissaWebb #fashion
Street Style at New York Fashion Week 2013 Jenny Packham SS14 at New York Fashion Week 2013
New York Fashion Week 2013 || NYFW #MBFW #NYFW2013 #NYFW #NYC #realstyleLulu Frost NYFW 2014 ---> stacked jewels & pearls w/ a Marie Antoinette vibe
  1. Olivia Palermo looking ever the style icon in black and white structured jacket  placed effortlessly over her laid back denim shirt at New York Fashion Week, 2013Delpozo NYFW 2013 Wow, my mouth dropped
 Carolina Herrera NYFW 2013
street style NYFW 2013

1. La Perla
2. Marissa Webb
3. New York Street Style
4. Jenny Packham
5. New York Street Style
6. Lulu Frost
7. Olivia Palmero
8. Delpozo
9. Carolina Herrera
  10. New York Maternity Street Style