“Pre-collection is all about need”, says Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz.  “It’s a bit like a very fancy supermarket”, he said.  That is exactly how he went about designing his 2015 Resort collection.  Easy to wear, with a savoir fair that only Lanvin can create. The plunging v neck on a hip version of a tuxedo, shift dresses and slim silk scarves with large flowers tied around the neck give a 70’s glam appeal.  Separates takeRead More →

Here are a couple of quick ideas for your Fourth of July party this year! Start off with one of these fabulous signature cocktails, they’ll have your guests singing the Star Spangled Banner! The red is a Patron Perfect Cosmo 2 oz of Patron Silver .75 oz Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur  Splash of cranberry juice Splash of fresh lime juice The white is an Absolute Mango Martini 1 1/2 parts Absolute Mango Vodka 1 part simple syrupRead More →

This week, I’ve decided to feature the home of Adam Levine from Maroon 5.  It has a very cool mid-century vibe and I love how all of the dark walls and furniture give it a sophisticated masculine feel. Designer: Mark Haddaway      Photos by: Roger Davies Pics from Architectural Digest   Have a lovely Sunday!    Read More →

Make a statement this Fourth of July and not with your outfit!  Try this wonderful recipe for a delicious and patriotic Flag Cake. I got this recipe from Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa (I just adore her and her food).  I knew it would be great, because everything she makes is fabulous and her recipes are so easy to follow, you just can’t go wrong! Once again she hit one out of the park!  InRead More →

As much as I love a roomy satchel or a spacious tote, the mini bag has caught my eye.  They are a wonderful little bag that are both stylish and cute.  What’s great about them is that even in their petite size, they still manage to carry all of the essentials. Use a mini for a night out on the town, a day of leisure, or even a festival or concert.  You can’t go wrong,Read More →

On my 40th birthday last weekend, (I’ll be posting about that later), I discovered cucumber infused vodka.  It was a match made in heaven for me, because I love cucumber and I love vodka!  So I decided to come up with a refreshing concoction made with my new-found fav. Here is what you’ll need… 2 ounces of cucumber vodka Soda Water Simple syrup (see recipe below) 1 lime juiced 6 mint leaves Slices of cucumberRead More →

    I just got back from New York and while there I was determined to partake in a slice of “New York Style” pizza.  Being from Chicago, this is a big deal because there is this constant debate over whether or not Chicago pan pizza is better than the New York thin pie.  So my girlfriend and her husband had some friends over and they decided to order some pizzas from a place calledRead More →