Sunday, October 25, 2009

Milieu

milieu |milˈyoō; -ˈyə(r)|noun ( pl. milieux pronunc. same, or milieus ) a person's social environment: he grew up in a military milieu.

I AM SO BLESSED



This is a fantastic drawing of Manhattan. I would stare at it all day if it were framed in my house. That wouldn't particularly be a bad thing. Famille Summerbelle via Man Make Home

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Vogue

vogue |vōg|noun [usu. in sing. ]the prevailing fashion or style at a particular time : the vogue is to make realistic films.general acceptance or favor; popularity : the 1920s and 30s, when art deco was much in vogue.

Saturday To-Do List:
1. Laundry
2. Buy toothpaste
3. Fetch mail

That is the shortest list I have had in a loooooong time. I feel a little selfish, but I guess it's ok every once in a while. :)

I made some yum parmesan buttermilk biscuits this morning. Here's my recipe:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
4 tbsps cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 and 1/2 cups cold buttermilk
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 500 degrees. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spray inside and outside of 1/4 measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray. Flour a baking sheet.
In food processor, pulse flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until mixed. Scatter butter cubes over dry ingredients and pulse until mixture becomes pebbly. Transfer mix to bowl and add buttermilk and parmesan cheese. Stir with spatula until just incorporated (dough will be wet and fluffy).
Using the 1/4 measuring cup scoop level amount of dough onto floured baking sheet (should make 12 mounds). Dust tops of dough with flour. With floured hands, pick up mound and form into a ball shaking off the excess flour. Place in prepared cake pan. Repeat with each mound, placing formed balls 9 around perimeter of pan and 3 in the middle. Brush the tops with buttermilk and sprinkle extra parmesan cheese on top.
Bake 5 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 450 degrees and bake another 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Cool in pan 2 minutes, then invert biscuits from pan onto clean kitchen towel. Turn biscuits right-side up and break apart. Cool 5 minutes and serve. To reheat - place on baking sheet in 475 degree oven for 5-7 minutes.

I'm on a big glass bottle kick. I've saved up probably 10 wine bottles and I'm going to make something really cool with them... probably next year though. Pretty Good


Look how cool this bed is. Diane Bergeron via House of Turquoise


Have an extravagant weekend!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Manny

manny |ˈmanē|noun ( pl. -nies)a male nanny : my husband would like us to hire a manny for our two boys

Is that seriously a word...?

Sorry again for being MIA... but I'm back! yah!

i'm excited for fall, but not winter. this year is all about layers and luxe - cardigans, jackets, pashmina, scarfs, tights, short dresses, boots, JEWELRY.

Perfect clutch. Bally via Rachel Zoe


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nigella

nigella |nīˈjelə|noun. a plant of a genus that includes love-in-a-mist. Genus Nigella, family Ranunculaceae.

A little whimsy for you today...

P.S. I get to see my man in 4 days!!

Look at this killer ceiling made of picture frames! Reduce, reuse, recycle. Phoenix Commotion via Make Make Home

Totally magical. It looks like the table is going to lift up and fly away. PaperTissue via Better Than Fine

How adorable is this swan dress?? Moschino Cheap and Chic via my sweet-little blog

Friday, October 9, 2009

Brocade

brocade |brōˈkād|nouna rich fabric, usually silk, woven with a raised pattern, typically with gold or silver thread : [as adj. ] a heavy brocade curtain.

The weekend is here... and I have almost NO plans! How glorious...

Beautiful lily. Chase Images

This is the cutest tea/dessert shop in Los Angeles. They did a great job invoking Paris, especially with all of their tiny details. Paris in a Cup via Utterly Engaged

Honestly, do I even need to say anything?? I literally die whenever I look at this. My DREAM. Alkemie via House of Turquoise.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Treacle

treacle |ˈtrēkəl|noun British term for molasses .figurative cloying sentimentality or flattery : enough of this treacle—let's get back to business.

Lazy Sunday...
1. Painting projects.
2. Driving around w/ mi padre.

Paris, how I miss thee. But alas! I will return in the spring. Peonies and Polaroids

My food obsession - PB. Whitneybee via it's mary ruffle

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Foozle

foozle |ˈfoōzəl| informalnouna clumsy or botched attempt at something, esp. a shot in golf.

Going to Athens this weekend!

Treasure chest of goodies. Satellite True

FANTASTIC designer. Love her work. Melanie Coddington via Design Sponge

Delicious macaroons. Lolita's blog