August 28, 2012

The inspiration of...




The number of articles worn by a fashionable woman has considerably diminished since the beginning of the century. However even though a woman's lingerie may be reduced to to two pieces, they should at least be matching. It is the height of negligence to wear a white brassiere with a black girdle, or reverse.


Women are making a mistake in neglecting this potential added attraction to their charms. In short: when you dress, think always that later on you will be undressing and in front of whom.

After all nothing betrays a woman more than her lingerie;it is infinitely more revealing than a thousand hours on a psychiatrist's couch.


One final word: this not an area in which you throw discretion to the wind. Do not confuse beautiful lingerie, the kind that supports well and remain fresh, with the cheap, vulgar stuff of men's magazines. Fascinating? I am sure. 
But elegant it is NOT.


A man likes to think that his significant other (wife) is attractive and discerning even when he is not looking, and surly that is the image you want him to have at all times and the one that will excite his deepest admiration.

- Genevieve Antoine Dariaux- Fashion Expert and Author of Elegance.



All images are my Pinterest board {lLngerie Addict}

xx




August 21, 2012

Loving...Wicker Chairs.








 I'm loving wicker chairs so much more these days... the more I see them, the more convinced I am going to purchase a set before the end of the year.

(All images from Pinterest)


Luv and Hugs Everyone!



August 17, 2012

Weekend Recipe: Pasta Alla Carbonara



This Roman pasta dish is traditionally made with guanciale—pork cheek that resembles unsmoked bacon and is cured with salt, pepper and sometimes garlic. Pancetta makes a fine substitute, bacon or ham.

Ingredients:
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups finely grated pecorino romano cheese, plus more for serving
2 Tbs. olive oil
6 oz. diced guanciale or pancetta
Kosher salt, to taste
1 lb. dried spaghetti
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Directions:
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and the 1 1/2 cups cheese. Set aside.

In a 13-inch French skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the guanciale and cook until it is browned and the fat has rendered, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, according to the package instructions. Drain, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water.

Slowly whisk 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water into the egg-cheese mixture.

Return the skillet with the guanciale to medium heat and rewarm. Add the pasta and 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water and toss to combine. Remove the pan from the heat, pour in the egg-cheese mixture and toss well to combine. Season generously with pepper. Serve immediately and pass additional cheese alongside. Serves 4.


Recipe courtesy of the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.


Love to All  my Lovelies. Happy Weekend.



August 13, 2012

bedside vignettes


Styling a beside table should reflect your personal taste and your unique style. My bedside table goes through many design changes from month to month, but my lamp is the only constant in my design. I think a great lamp is all you need to start with.

I'm loving all these bedside vignettes, from the new Lonny Magazine for August, that are just filling me with ideas...



I love the idea of a painting I adore above my bedside table.


What do you think of this unusual crystal{above}???


xx




August 09, 2012

What Are You Longing For?



I long for a quiet place to meditate and to pray...to quiet my mind and to find solace in my God. I love moments like these, to be still and not get lost in the noise of my life. With my agenda always full, it seems somtimes like my life is carrying me around instead of the other way around.



What are you longing for???






August 03, 2012

makeup inspiration and a happy weekend


Love how beautiful and fresh this makeup looks... perfect for Summer! Cheers to the weekend my Lovelies.

On  model: Foundation: Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, Bronzer: Clinique True Bronze in Sun Blushed, Blush: Clinique Berry Delight, Glow: Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief, Eyes: Mac Paint in Bare Canvas, Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black, Lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER in Rouge Artist Intense / Color #39.





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xx





August 01, 2012

Summer Picnic Elegance.


I'm planning a lovely summer picnic to celebrate the lovely weather we have been having and I was so enamored by these images I just had to share them with y'all. I love this idea of everything having it's own basket all neat and tidy. Fruit salad in see-thru containers, tissue wrapped cookies and bagged sandwiches, sparkling chilled wine and fresh vegetables. I love the red tea cloths against the white tablecloth as well. 




{Images via The Cherry Blossom Girl}


To complete the table setting use whatever is available to you in your neck of the woods. for me I'd use palm leaves...well I'm off to plan something divine for a few friends. What do you think of this divine setting


Cheers my lovelies.






xx







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