Friday, November 19, 2010

Fall Shoes

Every one loves a great deal. And as much as we all pretend to frown upon Forever21, we all know it's a great shopping destination for those of us on a budget (ME!). Yes, it is fast fashion, and I agree we must all own high quality classics, but with trends changing so quickly it's good to have inexpensive options. I don't know about you, but I like to have many choices in my closet.. what I will wear will depend on the weather (don't get me started on this weather that can't make up its mind in LA!), activities planned and most importantly- MY MOOD. Needless to say, F21 along with H&M are my go to's when I need to switch things up.I wrote up some F21 pieces here) Currently, I am in a search of great fall shoes. I have plenty of sandals, of course. It's the boots and oxfords that are calling my name during this cool spell. Here are a few I picked, and will work on narrowing it down for my upcoming Holidays in Canada.

1.Suedette Oxford ankle Boot $28.80
2. Chic Over The Knee Suedette Boots $36.80
3. Combat Peeptoe Boots $27.80
4. Suedette Elastic Ankle Boot $29.80
5. Wedge Booties $32.80
6. Fray Over the Knee Boot $34.80

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Extending the Runway, Tatiana Sorokko Style

This past Monday I got a chance to attend an event at Bulgari in Beverly Hills for the US launch of the new book, Extending the Runway Tatiana Sorokko Style. Cameron Silver, Nicky Hilton and other fashionistas all got together to celebrate this 127 page publication, that seems to be fit only for the coffee table so your guests could immerse themselves in what you can call an "ageless pursuit of chic".
A well known model in 1990's, Tatiana was no stranger to covers of Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar (where she is currently a contributing editor). I was honored to get her book and get it signed (yay for my coffee table!). Inside I found an amazing collection of vintage couture and an insight to Mrs. Sorokko's closet..I even got to take a picture alongside the legendary style maven. Yes, I was wearing high heels, no, she was not..and yes.. I am two feet shorter than her.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The first Friday

This past Friday I went out check out my "first" First Friday on Abbot Kinney in Venice. I love going to, what I call the artsy strip. What I love the most about Abbot Kinney are the shops that carry the most random things. This time, however, I was introduced to a whole new experience. Let's just say I am now aware of the food truck phenomenon. There were 5 trucks on each block..Indian, Italian, tacos, sliders..Anything your taste buds desire. Sadly, I was not patient enough to stand in the long lines and ended up going to good 'ol Urth Cafe for some tea and of course Nepoleon pie.. But not before I checked out cool shops and peaked through gallery windows!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mimosa heaven

Last week I was in San Francisco and treated myself to a pomegranate mimosa. I love the good 'ol classic for brunch, but the switch in the juice was new to me and I must admit it was delicious! This inspired me to experiment. Its not just the juice that changes but throw in some pink grapefruit and it also earns a new title. Check out some of my new faves.

The ("Big") Mama Mimosa
Favorite Restaurant Recipe
Preparation time: 3 minutes. Serves 1.
- Champagne
- Orange Juice
- Orange Liqueur (Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
- 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

- Put 1-2 cubes of raspberry ice in a large wine glass (see below)
- Slowly fill about 3/5 of the wine glass with chilled champagne
- Add chilled orange juice but leave a little room from the top of the glass
- Add 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur and very gently stir.
- Garnish with a sliced orange and Enjoy!

*Raspberry Ice
- Crumble fresh or thawed raspberries into the compartments of an ice cube tray
- Fill the tray with water and freeze
- Add one or two raspberry ice cubes to your Mimosa as described above

A few extra hints..
- Add a tablespoon of Grand Marnier and you'll have created a Grand Mimosa
- Use cranberry juice instead of orange juice and you have created a Hibiscus or a Poinsettia
- Use pink grapefruit instead of orange juice and enjoy a Lilosa
- A Fauxmosa is a virgin Mimosa (no champagne). Use 7 UP or Sprite in place of the champagne

Please find these recipes and much more neat things at Real Restaurant Recipes.