September 20, 2014

Crushing on: Diane Von Furstenberg | Spring Summer 2014



Hello Sweeties, I have been catching up on my fashion shows from the new York fashion week and I must say I have so much respect for Diane Von Frurstenberg. When she first came into the business the critics were negative and nasty. Now look at her, she has proved she has staying power. I love her home decor line  very much and I will posting about that at a later date, but for now, I leave you with her full fashion show of her Spring/Summer collection.

Love you All.




September 19, 2014

happy weekend and chicken avocado soup.



Hello everyone, I am back as promised to end the week off, with a great recipe for a fantastic soup I found on Mama Miss's blog. So if you love avocado and chicken and warm soups, this one is a keeper.


Ingredients

2 chicken breasts
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups green onions, finely chopped, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tomato, diced
3 - 14.5oz cans chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
2 avocados, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
lime wedges

Instructions:

Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Add chicken to the heated skillet and lower temperature to medium, cover pan and grill chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165° F. Shred chicken and cover with foil to keep warm, then set aside.

In a dutch oven or equivalent, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil over medium heat until hot.
Add the 1 cup chopped green onions and minced garlic to pot; Sauté about 2 minutes.
Add diced tomato; Sauté 1 minute, until soft.
Add chicken broth, cumin, and salt to pot.
Stir well and bring to a boil.
Cover pot and simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes.
Layering in separate bowls; Fill each bowl with shredded chicken, diced avocado, chopped green onions (from the remaining 1/2 cup), and cilantro. Next, ladle the chicken broth onto the layered chicken in each bowl. Serve each bowl with a lime wedge
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Happy Weekend my Sweeties and enjoy this wonderful recipe for one or for a crowd.





September 17, 2014

new york fashion week recap


Hello my Sweeties, I couldn't resist posting some of the dreamy iconic fashion that was seen at the New York city Fashion week. I am thinking of going next year, I so want to be there, it's like a bucket list thing, so wish me luck. Its good to dream is it not. Well I do owe you all an apology for the absence, as I was dealing with family stuff, I won't get into it now but at a later date. Here is my recap of the insanely glorious Fashion Week, hope you re crushing on some of the same things I love.




Images via  The Citizens of Fashion.



Take Care Sweeties, I'll be back soon I promise.









August 24, 2014

art & conversation

 Mixed Media Oil + Collage


What do see as when you look at a painting? Pictures evoke memories, emotions and take us to a place that is all our very own. The work of Paula Rubinstein is no different with her bold, vibrant strokes that would brighten any day. Her paintings are like beams of sunshine and each reminds me of a happy place and time. I love to wake up to one of her pieces hanging in my breakfast nook, where the first ray of sunlight appears. I adore her Matisse-like approach to her compositions that are both whimsical and dreamy.

"Three Chairs"


For Rubinstein it's all about the color, the brushstrokes and texture.  Coming from a colorful life myself in more ways than one, I can relate to the bright tones of oranges, blues, reds and her whites. The Caribbean where I am from has the same vibrant life in it's culture, scenery and people and, so I am drawn automatically to her warm canvases. The below painting is entitled 
" Yellow Vase on Blue Table". Now how cool is that?






Hugs Lisa x







August 22, 2014

happy friday and what I'm lovin

Happy Friday Everyone. Here I am posting about some of the things I'm loving at the moment and not in any particular order. So here's to a great weekend my lovelies.


 Up first is this lovely nail polish by Burberry called Ink Blue, it's a little pricier than most, but totally worth it. I would say it's a great color for the Fall. What do you think?


August 19, 2014

summer's end with a white party


Hello my Lovelies, just got wind one of my Besties is planning a white party. What an amazing idea and I can't wait. So it got me thinking (what will I wear???) of compiling some great looks, for the party to 
end this years summertime. 
First up is this black and white number. I would love to step away from the frilly/romantic, to look this edgy with the right amount of femininity. (Can I wear black and white to an all white party though...Hmmph! or a hint of color??)

August 18, 2014

... this summery salad

Photo by Jason Lowe



Hello my Lovelies I hope you are all well and have enjoyed the weekend. I  am currently fighting off a chesty cold and cough, so lots of liquids and meds for me for the next few days till l can return to work. 
But checkout this amazing salad I have been meaning to share with you,

before the summers end.

I am loving the trio of green onion, parsley and mint, along with succulent vegetables, the verdant color and the bold herbal taste this summery salad has. Inspired by traditional Middle Eastern tabbouleh, here protein-rich quinoa stands in for the traditional bulgur.
kentbrew on Pinterest.