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It’s no surprise that we will take any excuse for a party, so Halloween on a Saturday is right up our alley!
Are you dressing up? What are you wearing? Are you going to keep it simple, like the starlets of old? Or are you going all out like the new Grand Dame of Halloween?
Images of Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth & Veronica Lake via Corbis Images Image of Gable & Lombard via Friends of 415 Image of Heidi Klum via The Insider
Do you take your lunch to work? To school? To anywhere?
If you do, I think you should take it with these awesome lunch skins! They are reusable (go green!!! save $$!!!) and pretty snazzy looking, but best of all, dishwasher safe! If they weren’t, I would say they might skeeve me out a bit…I am not sure hand-washing would do the trick for me after day 3…
They also have different sizes, so the little guys can keep your oreos safe. Hey, if you aren’t eating out, there has to be some reward, right?
Oh, and they are moisture and grease-proof too. I think they would be great stocking stuffers!
I knew it was too good to be true – the sun didn’t last long at all. Back to cold and rainy. How do people do this regularly? Well, the only good side of all this grey is that warm, hearty food is perfectly acceptable in this weather. Scratch that, it is required.
That being said, I wasn’t in the mood for any of our usual suspects or traditional hearty dishes. I wanted something that was both comforting but a bit light. Does that even make sense? Well, if it does, I think I came up with something that worked wonders!
It’s not so much seasonal affect disorder around here as hourly-weather-affect-whatever. Some people say that the seasons affect them, but I would gather that is true for everyone, hardly a unique disorder. After continual gray and gloom, who wouldn’t be SAD. My case is totally different, but I am no less affected by the weather and seasons. My disorder most definitely involves food.
If it is cold, I want soups, stews and anything roasted or braised. Cold weather drinks (whisky or rye for sure) are necessary too. When it’s warm rather, I want fresh, fresh, fresh – and tequila!
I am so dependent on the skies as a guide, I don’t even have a go-to drink (with the exception of bubbly – there is no wrong time for that!!). I place any order based on my mood, which is always related to the weather.
I have a thing for black – in fact it probably wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say I am obsessed. It would be healthy if I branched out a bit and tried wearing other colors, but I haven’t – and likely won’t. But that is okay. Black is just so versatile, chic and effortless.
And on a table, unexpected! I love black glass and think that it works all year, but is particularly fun on a Halloween table! These dark accents can turn things a bit spooky… and can you imagine some of that awful cobweb stuff around too? How terribly great.
But you don’t need to go overboard. Just one black glass per place setting can still create quite a dramatic effect.
Have you seen the it? The American Fashion Cookbook just came out, and I haven’t had a chance to scope it out quite yet, but looks like a fun one.
Here is it’s little tagline:
“Published with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and with a foreword by Martha Stewart, American Fashion Cookbook is a chic objet containing recipes and original illustrations by more than 100 American designers.”
UPDATE – You can also buy the book at my favorite store, CARROTS in San Francisco!
I think it might be just the perfect holiday gift for my foodie, fashionista friends!
It all started simply enough. I was walking through Central Park with a friend, and we spotted a swing set. I’m not sure if we even said anything to each other – if we did, it likely went something like this:
“When was the last time you went on swings?”
“I can’t remember – grade school?”
or maybe we just went right over and hopped on.
As we were furiously pumping our legs (oh the technique – its like riding a bike, comes right back to you), trying to stay higher than the kids (very mature), we chatted about how great it would be to have lunch in the park. Maybe even an old-school lunch, with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
I am definitely more salty than sweet.
I meant that regarding my taste preferences, but those of you who know me may also think that pertains to more than just my favorite flavors. But that is beside the point…
Around here, we are always on the look out for new snacks. I really like ones that are easy enough to make for just me, but fun enough to have when friends stop by for drinks. Extra bonus if they are light enough to not get in the way of dinner. Or if plans are just drinks and lots of snacks (not uncommon in these parts), then something that won’t be like everything else we are munching (read bread and cheese and heavier bites)…