Monday, February 28, 2011

growing cane

I love this quirky commercial for 10 Cane Rum. The tuxedos and the accordion solo just kill me!

Monday Giveaway!


I'm doing my first giveaway! Yay! So, wanna win this Nanette Lepore roll-on eau de parfum? Cool! To enter, just follow me on blogger and bloglovin'. A winner will be randomly selected on Friday. Good luck!

UPDATE: A winner was selected using Congrats Julie Edmonds! You're the lucky winner. Email me your address so I can send you your lovely prize :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tripnotes: Alpine Adventure - Megéve, France

I’m usually a quick tripper. Long weekends. Speedy jet sets from A to B. So, this time round, I found myself lucky enough to be looking at a very long Euro trip (10 days) and a very open-ended itinerary. We knew we’d be starting in Megéve, France for a weekend of skiing. And that was it. Behold the great unknown.


We landed in Geneva, Switzerland, grabbed a shopping cart and after a less than ideal wait, our shuttle was ready to whisk us away across the border. After about an hour’s ride, we had arrived at La Fer De Chaval hotel. It’s one of the most charming and cozy hotels I’ve stayed at. Scope the lobby!


The French sure know how to do it.


And in case you were wondering, La Fer de Chaval means horse-shoe, so there was a bit of an equine theme.


The French love ballooning. I think I know why. Check out those mountains!!


Even the town square was puttin’ on the ritz. This tree was giving major Rockefeller Center realness.


Food-wise, things started off swimmingly in Megeve. I mean, we are talking France here, peeps. The land of morel mushrooms, Tart aux Myrtilles and this little lady.


A pamplemousse sorbet (grapefruit for all the non rosetta-stoners like me.)

After all that eating, it was time for a little cardio. Megeve, along with most of Europe, has been hurtin’ for snow, so it was slim pickings on the mountain.


But Megeve managed to offer up some pretty decent skiing and some pretty outstanding on-mountain food. Welcome to L’Alpette my friends, a foodie-skier’s Mecca.


If the snow is no good, it’s the perfect excuse to sit in the Alpine sun and lunch. Which is exactly what we did. Just us and the famed Mont Blanc.


Oh. And a kick butt dessert buffet.


Thanks France!!

Next stop: Verbier, Swizterland. Come back next week and I’ll tell you all about it!

Friday, February 25, 2011

cop that style


I love this photograph Refinery 29 posted of the cops at Fashion Week. Even the NYPD's got style!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

to have and to hold

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Anthropologie has just introduced a new bridal line called BHLDN and the images on the site are gorgeous. The dresses ain't cheap - they'll cost you around $3,000-$4,000, but the quality looks amazing. You must go over there and drool asap.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Alpine Style




A few sneak peeks from my trip. Tripnotes will be coming this weekend, so check back to read all about my adventure in the Alps.

no snobs allowed


This month, Bon Appetit has a great article about snob-free dining in Paris. I'm dying to try Drouant, an Art Deco style restaurant that serves "....a selection of verrines (foods served in little glass jars)—such as fresh goat cheese with olive oil and basil, or salmon rillettes with preserved lemon—accompanied by a basket of bread for slathering." Whoa.

Check out the article here.

p.s. I'm sad Gourmet is gone, but I was always a fan of Bon Appetit and continue to be one. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

cool love


I love this image of street style bloggers The Sartorialist and his girlfriend, Garance Dore. Don't they just look so cool? New York Magazine has a great article on them, how they work and how they fell in love. Scott even says the thing he loves most about Garance is that "...She's going to be so great when she's old." Love that!

Check it out here.

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I'm back!


Hello all. I'm back after a long, marathon vacation - (I visited 3 countries!). This week will be full of fun posts and photos from my travels. Check back soon - Happy Tuesday!

img via ffffound.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

greetings from Verbier!

I come to you LIVE and in living color from Verbier, Switzerland. After skiing the weekend in Megeve, France it was over the treacherous mountain pass road and over the Swiss border to Verbier. Unfortunately all this jet setting has taken it's toll, so I'm holed up in the chalet with a nasty cold. Hope you're all well!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

brody sings the blues

I'm such a girl. This Superbowl commercial got me all...emotional. Plus, I friggin' love Stella. Dat beer is good!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

les vacances

I'm off to Megeve, France and then Verbier, Chamonix and possibly an overnight trip to Courmayer. Anyone have tips? Can't miss restaurants? Would love to hear!
While I'm away I have some fun posts scheduled, so be sure to check back. I'll have limited access to internet, but I'm going to try to post some pics. Bon voyage mes amis!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

young hollywood


I love this behind-the-scenes photo of Jake Gyllenhal and Anne Hathaway from the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue. Anne looks a little ga-ga for Gyllenhal and I can't say that I blame her; Jake is one hot piece of man-meat. via Vanity Fair.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mondays rule

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I'll be hanging with these ladies tonight - as I do every Monday evening over on Logo TV. Join me if you dare! Long live the queens!!

stella springs

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I've posted about Stella McCartney's ad campaigns before, but I'll be darned if this lady hasn't done it again. LOVING her new Spring campaign. Makes me want to move to an island and open a fruit stand.

What to Pack : Valentine's Day Weekend Away


A few "What To Pack" ideas for a romantic and relaxing Valentine's Day weekend away.

1. A comfy little something that won't break the bank.
2. Don't forget stationery to write a little love letter!
3. Nothing makes me feel fancier than shoes with bows. These are too cute.
4. Throw it all in a great weekender bag.
5. I love Flowerbomb - sweet and spicy. Perfect for V-Day!
6. This dress is perfect for a romantic dinner.
7. In case you need help getting a little beauty rest...
8. These chocolates are the greatest - and their packaging is beautiful!

Enjoy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

movies for beginners

I cannot wait for this film to come out! The trailer gets me every time. I have a feeling it's going to be an instant classic.

superbowl drank


This looks like my kind of cocktail. No clue what's in it, but I'd love to have this during this Superbowl.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

lil sweets




Sweeteeth is selling limited edition, hand screen printed boxes of chocolates for Valentine's Day. These would make such a sweet gift - and after you could use them for storing jewelry! Check them out here.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Introducing Mr.Porter

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I'm a big fan of The Outnet, so I was excited when this announcement popped up in my inbox introducing their new site for guys, Mr.Porter. And just in time - Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I always need good resources for gift ideas! Become a founding member here and enjoy Free Shipping!