We know that the LBD is a staple in our wardrobes and we've all seen that the Little White Dress is also a seasonless essential as well! Of course you can always pair it up with black or blush but you can also kick it up a few notches. We've been sampling Kanon Organic Vodka and we've been loving it! One of my fave ways to enjoy it happens to be a Bloody Mary and I have always been a fan of using things that I love as an inspiration for my outfit selections such as the LWD. The gorgeous orange hue made me think of my favorite stone - Carnelian as well as python in a fab orange and rust hue. I'm loving Theory's dress which is a fab sleeveless white and Grecian inspired dress!
When it comes to accessories, pair this look with Alexandra Beth's jasper necklace which look fabulous and can be worn with a number of looks from casual to dressed. Pair this with Bottega Veneta's clutch which has such a rich look that you'll have no problem holding it all night. Free People'sVeda Stone Ring has another casual to luxe look that I'm loving and it has such an antiqued look. Finally, rock it out with Yves Saint Laurent's python wedge heels that are a fab neutral with pops of orange.
For the ultimate accessory at brunch, we couldn't leave you without sharing Kanon Organic Vodka (made from 100% organic wheat, distilled in a continuous, single column and mixed with fresh spring water - it has a light and aromatic taste with a warming feeling, but without the typical vodka burn) Bloody Mary's recipe which is super easy to make and refreshing!
Kanon Organic Vodka Bloody Mary
Yield: 1 quart pitcher
4 cups of organic tomato juice
1/2 tsp celery salt
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 pinches pepper
Sweet splash of Sriracha sauce
1/2 tbsp horseradish
Stir together and combine with 8 ounces Kanon Vodka. Serve over ice, garnish with celery and pickles, and enjoy!
The child in all of us embraces milk and cookies whether we're Rice Milk, Regular Milk. Soy or whatever gets you through you fave snickerdoodle, vegan chocolate chip etc cookie. There are times where the work day would just get better if we could go back to snack time like when we were in kindergarten, sit at the table and nosh on our favorite snack! But we're sophisticated adults so why not have an inspiration table that is made to have a chalkboard built in, a fun swivel chair and a very elevated version of a Large Milk Carton or the Small (I love Horchow for the large and small details) one? Snack time just became attainable and fun! Head over to Anthropologie to pick up over 80 recipes of various Milk & Cookies that are perfect when you've hit the point where a pop of sugar would definitely enhance all the ideas that you've been wrestling with.
The day before I left for the DR to design my Fall 11 Kitten Lounge x Sebago line, I made sure that I beautified before I left. Apart of the process was heading to Polished Beauty Bar on the Upper West Side. Now I had heard great things about this via friends and have to say that more than a week later I only have the tiniest of chips on my nails - it is work the trek for sure to go to this super zen place. No detail is left wasted. I loved meeting the owner, Susan Nam who definitely makes you feel like you're at home. We gabbed about our mutual love for cardigans, maxis and layers. I selected Indigo a gorgeous blue black polish with sparkle. I have to say that I am now a dark color girl for not only my pedis BUT ALSO my manis! After selecting my color, I enjoyed sitting in these massage chairs pictured above that also massage your butt - super amazing! For this alone, the chairs make everything feel like it's ok! Located at 250 W 78th between Broadway and West End, you'll find a number of services with my fave ones being manis ($12) and pedis ($30). Another fab service is the fact that they have these little sanitizers for your shoes. As you get your pedi, your shoes are cleaned and disinfected - supposedly they smell like ocean breezes when you get them!
Beyond being a chic spot and the new place to enjoy some time to hang out with your girls as you gab over the weeklies. I love that this place is green! The fact that they use Zoya and have quite a bit of their 300 collection, you know that your polish doesn't have all the chemicals in it. In addition, their nail polish remover is soy based which is perfect. Find out more about the salon, new colors that are coming up and specials by signing up for their tweets at @PolishedBB! I can tell you that this is officially my fave salon and that I am not interested in going in any other salon after my amazing polish!
You're committed to helping the Earth and ensuring that you wear only the best whether it be soy, fair trade, etc. As much as you're excited, it may be hard to find a place online where the entire boutique is dedicated to your social effort. I'd like to introduce Planet Threads.com which provides men and women with various companies who design apparel and accessories with you in mind! Think ShopBop.com whose only focus is eco-design! This is definitely something to be excited about as new designers will continue to be on the site to continue to give you a number of ways to join the sustainable movement and to support designers that work within this category!
On the day of the DVF shoot, I decided to walk. Why I did this on a day that was a little chilly and still a little rainy - I don't know. But I have to say that I enjoyed walking down 5th Ave to see everything that was around. By the time I got closer to the Meat Packing District, I noticed this super cute bakery known as Billy's Bakery. Right now I am in a bit of a cupcake battle. I have to say that I am a Buttercup Cupcake girl and my sister is in love with Magnolia Bakery; however, I am always interested in trying something new. The inviting look of this yummie bakery definitely made me think of stopping by on a day when it wasn't busy. I love the mint green bench and how everything is in a light yellow trim that reminds you of something to be found on a cupcake!
Although I didn't go in, there were tons of people in this cute little shop that definitely made me think that this was the place for me to try and perfect to bring your best friend or sig other! After visiting the site, I loved seeing that you could buy cute merchandise and read up on a lot of press as well. As the weather gets better, start taking some trips around the city and make Billy's Bakery apart of your travels. Whether you love cupcakes, Key Lime pies or more this is the perfect way to pair up your Soy or Organic Milk with something extra tasty I also love that they run some late hours as well which is perfect for a late night sugar urge.
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