- Fall means cozy soup weather, and i'm dying over this Italian Wedding Soup by the one and only Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garden. After all, she is the Queen.
- H&M's new line & Other Stories just debut, and is cuter than ever
- Considering my holiday hair styles with these 17 Cool Ways to Wear Hair Accessories from Byrdie.com
- Adding some extra crunch to my beloved instant ramen with Oh Kimchi!
- Have you guys tried the new beauty app from L'Oreal, Makeup Genius, its amazing and totally giving new meaning to "try before you buy."
So culinary happenings as of late have me swooning over chicken skin in all of its perfectly crisped glory. A chicheron lover myself, I came across a chicken version while in Dallas at The Meddlesom Moth. Drizzled with sweet and sour deliciousness, these tasty morsels were definitely the hit of the evening. Fast forward a few months to a date night with my beau at the ever popular Odd Duck, when to my pleasant surprise the always exciting menu was donned with none other than chicken skin tacos creatively constructed with refried beans and watermelon radish. Need I say more? Chicken skin is not only unexpected, but incredibly flavorful and perfectly textured. The triple threat of current cuisine if I may say so myself!
In short, if you haven't...you MUST, as chicken skin is a total thing.
In celebration of my recent trip to hawaii, I am inspired by tropical prints to bring a little tropic into our sometimes trivial wardrobes. So these series of prints that have often been associated with so called "Parrot Heads" and the likes of those vacationing to the tropics, however this print can also add something unexpected to the look of the most ferocious fashionitsa.
Now lets not carried away, as a head to toe hawaiian look can be quite an overwhelming one, but if you select the right pieces, you can really add an extra pop to an every day look. Look into that tiki trouser or cabana style crop top, or maybe modify one of Dad's old hawaiian shirts to wear with your favorite cut offs. This look is great for the end of summer going into fall as it dramatically screams RIP summer, until next year my friend...
I am generally a huge predecessor of statement chunky frames, but I do have my moments where the sheet weight of it all seems a little much. That being said I have been in the market for some light weight frames, something for daily use that wont break the bank, or the backs of my ears for that matter. Meet Erika, coined the "must have retro-style" by Rayban themselves, these sunnies are cheap, chic, and customizable. You can have them in black, tan, and even velvet styles!
4 ripe tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 small red onion sliced thinly
1 yellow pepper - roasted
1/8 cup of olive oil
1/2 tsp dision mustard
salt & pepper to taste
Fresh parsley or basil
Going to be spending some time in this gem of a city this weekend. We've definitely had a little bit much funning and sunning in Austin for a while, so figured we would get out of town for a few days and check out B-town! Does anyone have any suggestions?
You know when you find something that you are so convinced was sent from the heavens just for you? In my case, this is Ancho Reyes. I stumbled upon this chile liquor at a cocktail bar a few months ago after insisting on a spicy note to reach my full cocktail nirvana (obviously). This awesomely robust liquor offers up notes of tamarind, plum, cacao and almond in addition to the sweet/spicy ancho chile that we celebrate as its name sake.
It's so delicious, but not the slight bit overwhelming, for those of you who have encountered a few blunders on behalf of an habanero infused anything. With a variety of cocktails listed on their website so you can avoid the imminent question mark that comes along with trying something new, and boy do the choices look tempting. Maybe you are in the mood for an Ancho Old Fashioned as a classic take on an old favorite to ease you in, or maybe just dive right in and go for something a little more daring such as the El Topo made form muddled cherry tomatoes and Mexican lager! I feel an Ancho Reyes Michelada Monday coming on soon!
Ladies (and gentleman), if you have yet to discover the amazingness that is the Wet Brush, I am about to change you life. My friends often refer to my hair as "the mane," it's long, sandy colored, and wild wavy/frizzy. As it is so thick, I battle with huge knots on a daily basis. When I was gifted the Wet Brush, I thought (as you are probably thinking), just another brush. How wrong was I?
This brush is a total detangling machine! Gone are the days of harsh bristles painfully battling never-ending knots and tangles. The Wet Brush's bristle technology is known as Intelliflex™, and what makes these bristles special is their flexibility to return to their original form post brush stroke, eliminating the breakage and pain you feel. In addition, the bristles are topped with SofTips™, which massage the scalp and stimulate your hair follicles. For me, this was a total dream come true! Try it and I swear you will never use another brush again!
2lb Pork Butt
Pinch of Old Bay seasoning - this acts as a meat tenderizer here
1/2 tsp cumin
1 small onion, sliced
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Avocado, diced onion, lime and cilantro for toppings