Tread Softly

  • 21st February 2013

Bold shoes with a gentle footprint, handmade in Portugal

 

Atlanta Mocassin

Atlanta Mocassins. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Bambini

 

 

Atlantamocassin.com

 

Atlanta Mocassin
Atlanta Mocassin

Atlanta Mocassin

 

Atlanta Mocassins are available in specialty stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida as well as worldwide. Find your local store, or online shop at atlantamocassins.com

 

Atlanta Mocassin

Atlanta Mocassin

 

 

Atlanta Mocassin

 

 

 

Atlanta Mocassin

 

 

 

Atlanta Mocassin

Atlanta Mocassin

 

Purple Met Elastic, ashoeinn.com, $46.00

Violet hi Mocassin, ashoeinn.com, $51.00

 

 

More Atlanta Mocassins available at 14th Ave. Shoes, 14thaveshoes.com

If You’re Heading to…Maui

  • 21st February 2013

This revitalizing and truly delicious lemonade is one of the many things we long to take home from Maui.  Luckily the Four Seasons resort at Wailea was more than happy to share the coveted recipe.  If you are in Maui, stop in to sip it while overlooking the stunning views from the resort.  If you are at home, create, partake and prepare to be transported.

 

View from the Four Seasons Resort Wailea, Maui

View from the Four Seasons Resort Wailea, Maui

 

‘Awapuhi Pake

Recipe courtesy of the Four Seasons Wailea

 

4 cups Lemon Juice

3 cups Simple Syrup

1/2 gallon Water

2 Tbsp. of Mint

1/2 cup of Ginger, peeled and grated.

Add ice

 

Awapuhi Pake Lemonade

Awapuhi Pake Lemonade at the Four Seasons Wailea

 

 

The Four Seasons Resort Maui:  3900 Wailea Alanui Dr., HI 96753

 

 

Tropical Flowers

Florals on display at the Four Seasons Resort Maui

 

 

Recreate the tropical Hawaiian florals easily courtesy of Samara by Olive & Cocoa.  Serve ginger-infused lemonade alongside luscious pincushion protea, citrus hued mokara and dendrobium orhcids for a true island-effect.

 

 

Samara Olive & Cocoa

Samara, oliveandcocoa.com, $124

Parting Words…

  • 21st February 2013

“Physiologically, we are informed by mystery, and therein lies our potency.  Our sensitivity to forces outside the self is a gift.”

 

Antonella Gambotto-Burke on ‘The Gift of Feminity,’ Vogue Australia

Jazz Age Jewelry Strikes a High Note

  • 20th February 2013
Carey Mulligan as Daisy

Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

As the release date for Baz Luhrmann’s the Great Gatsby creeps ever nearer, May 10, so to does the hotly anticipated Tiffany & Co., Gatsby-esque collection, Ziegfeld.  The line, for which only a few pieces and images have been released debuts in April in store and online.  The Art Deco jewels worn by Carey Mulligan who portrays the sumptuous Daisy Buchanan were meticulously researched and conceived by costume designer Catherine Martin and the Tiffany & Co. team.

Extensive Tiffany & Co. archival photos were poured over to create the exquisite jewels worn by Mulligan and Debicki, the flatware and home décor used in the film as well as the cuff links and hip flask for Jay Gatsby.  Cultured pearls, diamonds, onyx and platinum reign in the Tiffany & Co. collection, which will take even us regular folks back to the roaring 20’s.

 

 

 

Cultured Pearl and Silver Sautoir from the Tiffany Ziegfeld Collection

Cultured Pearl and Silver Sautoir from the Tiffany Ziegfeld Collection: Photo Courtesy of Vogue Paris

The Great Gatsby Movie Still

Photo Courtesy of: Allociné

Savoy Diamond and Cultured Pearls Headpiece

Savoy Diamond and Cultured Pearls Headpiece. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Tiffany & Co seemed the perfect fit for the jewelry of The Great Gatsby not only because F. Scott Fitzgerald himself was a customer but also because Louis Comfort Tiffany, the brand’s first Design Director, mixed in the actual Long Island circles described in the novel,” said costume and production designer Catherine Martin. “The Tiffany & Co Archives have proven to be an invaluable resource in looking back at this Golden Era of affluence and fine jewelry and the continuing tradition of excellence and exquisite craftsmanship has allowed us to both create and recreate pieces that we hope will do justice to this extraordinary novel.”

 

Onyx Silver Cufflinks for the Tiffany & Co. Ziegfeld Collection

Onyx Silver Cufflinks for the Tiffany & Co. Ziegfeld Collection. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

Card Case Great Gatsby

Card Case: Photo Courtesy of Vogue Australia

Cultured Pearl and Silver Earrings

Cultured Pearl and Silver Earrings. Photo Courtesy of Vogue Paris

 

 

 

The Great Gatsby Movie Still

Photo Courtesy of: Allociné

Gatsby Movie Still

Photo Courtesy of: Allociné

 

The Ziegfeld Collection debuts in April, for more information visit:

Tiffany and Company Ziegfeld Collection as reported by Vogue Paris

 

 

Cultured Pearl, Onyx and Silver Ring, Ziegfeld Collection

Cultured Pearl, Onyx and Silver Ring. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Paris

Romping Around

  • 18th February 2013

Often glamorous and always comfortable and effortlessly cool, the romper by day and the jumpsuit by night are flawless new pieces for any wardrobe.  Here are two beautiful examples for a touch of inspiration…

 

Emma Stone Jumpsuit

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Magazine

Solange Knowles Romper

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Magazine

 

Jumpsuits:

 

Valentino Strapless Bow-Back Silk Jumpsuit
Valentino Strapless Bow-Back Silk Jumpsuit

 

Valentino Strapless Bow-Back Silk Jumpsuit, saksfifthavenue.com, $2980.00

Sorrento Romper

 

Sorrento, sachinandbabi.com, $495.00

Antik Batik Barry Jumpsuit

Antik Batik Barry Jumpsuit, shopbop.com, $363.00

 

Sonia Rykiel Asymmetrical Jumpsuit

Sonia Rykiel Asymmetrical Jumpsuit, shopbop.com, $1,610.00

Bond Street Jumper

 

Bond Street Jumper, trinaturk.com, $238.00

Étoile Etoile Isabel Marant Seth Jumpsuit

Étoile Isabel Marant Seth Jumpsuit, barneys.com, $290.00

 

Rompers:

Splendid Parisian Tulip Romper

 

Parisian Tulip Romper, splendid.com, $118.00

 

10 Crosby Derek Lam Diamond Open Back Romper

10 Crosby Derek Lam Diamond Open Back Romper, shopping.aol.com, $495.00

Accordance Lace Romper

Accordance Lace Romper, anthropologie.com, $168.00

 

Sacai Embroidered Combo

Sacai Embroidered Combo, barneys.com, $1,780 (pre-order)

 

Pour les Enfants:

Gucci Girls Floral Infinity Jumpsuit

Gucci Girls Floral Infinity Jumpsuit, saksfifthavenue.com, $345.00 (pre-order)

Spotty Playsuit

 

Spotty Playsuit, bodenusa.com, $34.20

De Bon Goût—In Good Taste

  • 18th February 2013

It is sweet velvety comfort busting with nutritional value.   Sweet potatoes definitely should not be relegated to fried strips alongside burgers or within a casserole dish only at Thanksgiving.  This delicious soup brings the flavor of sweet potatoes center-stage.  The sweetness and color will vary based upon the variety you choose to use.

 

Sweet Potato & Parsnip Soup

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup with White Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato & Parsnip Soup

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup made with orange sweet potatoes

 

My Mother-in-Law’s Recipe!

1lb parsnips (parsnips are winter vegetables only, that require frost to turn their starch to a sweet sugar)
1 1/4lb of sweet potato
2Tbs of olive oil and 2Tbs of butter
2 large leeks
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1tsp of ground cumin
5 cups of chicken stock
2/3cup of milk or cream (optional)
Salt and pepper
Chives or parsley and or croutons to garnish

 

Sautée leeks and garlic in olive oil and butter.  Add peeled, cubed sweet potato and parsnips and sauté for 5-10 minutes stirring constantly.  Add stock, cumin, salt and pepper and cook until everything is soft.

Blend, and serve with a touch of cream, parsley and homemade croutons