Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DEAR SANTA I CAN EXPLAIN.....



COTTON TWILL MINI DRESS £900 MARNI


It doesn't matter how old you are, there is nothing more exciting than waking up to your presents on Christmas morning. So, just in case I haven't dropped enough hints already, here are a few
 more on my last minute wish list. 

One or two are pure indulgence and fantasy.
But then, Santa is real....Right?




1. MONGOLIAN COLLAR £50 ASOS
2. 1970 EAU DE PARFUM £65 BELLA FREUD
3. HOPE HEELED SANDALS £42 ASOS
4. DECO LEATHER CLUTCH BAG £345 MATTER MATTERS






5. INDALIA LACE BRA £55 L'AGENT by Agent Provocateur.
 6. HOLD ME NOW TINTED LIP CONDITIONER £22 ILIA
 7. INDALIA LACE AND TULLE BRIEFS £2L'AGENT 
8. INDALIA LACE SUSPENDER BELT £40 L'AGENT


 Now Santa, you did you get my letter didn't you?

X X X
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI WITH BALSAMIC SAGE BROWN BUTTER


"APPROACH LOVE & COOKING
WITH RECKLESS ABANDON"
- THE DALAI LAMA


Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter Recipe // aidamollenkamp.com #pairswellwithfood
I love Californian Aida Mollenkamp's modern adventurous style of cooking, and this recipe is one of my favourites.



YOU'LL NEED

1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes cut into halves
1/2lb russet potatoes cut into halves
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsps salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano
1 large egg lightly beaten
3 tbsps honey
1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
4 tbsps unsalted butter
12 to 15 sage leaves
2 shallots finely sliced
3 tbsps balsamic vinegar


For The gnocchi:


Heat oven to 425F, and drizzle potatoes with the olive oil and season well.

Place cut side down on a baking sheet and roast until tender for about 30 mins. When cool scoop out the flesh and mash. Stir in cheese, honey, egg and salt.

Mix in flour 1/2 cup at a time until a soft dough forms. Enough flour is added when you touch the dough, and it doesn't stick to your fingers! Put on a floured surface and shape into a square. Divide into 16 pieces. 

Here comes the good bit.....Flour your hands and roll each piece in your hands to make a sausage shape. 

Repeat till all done.

Working in batches, put on a large pan of boiling salted water and add the gnocchi. 

Simmer for approx 5 mins until tender, remove using a slotted draining spoon, (reserve 2/3 of pasta cooking water) & put on a baking sheet.


For the sauce:


Melt the butter over a medium heat in a large frying pan. Once foaming add sage leaves and cook until crisp. Put the sage leaves on a plate and put pan back on the stove. 

Add shallots to butter left in pan, and allow to brown, the butter will become all nutty. 

Keep stirring to stop the solids from sticking and burning.

When the butter is nicely brown, remove from heat and 'very' carefully stir in the vinegar, (as it may sting your eyes.)

Stir in the gnocchi and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water, return to the heat and coat in sauce.

Add lots of freshly ground pepper and salt if needed, also extra pasta water if required.

Top with the crispy sage leaves, and freshly shaved parmigiano reggiano.

Serve with a side of green salad if you are feeling virtuous!




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Friday, November 28, 2014

JIMMY CHOO'S..........You choose?



SPLURGE

Jimmy Choo 


ANOUK GLITTER FINISHED LEATHER PUMPS £395



Every woman needs a pair of sparkly shoes....

This year instead of a festive outfit try just the shoes instead. 

Perfect with a LBD or dressed down with ripped denim 
and a silk shirt.


OR STEAL




SELENA POINTED TOE COURT BLACK GLITTER £29.99


An easy and effortless way to give you the sparkle factor this Christmas.

X X X



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE 10 BEST XMAS PARTY DRESSES.......

Dining Room Designs. Gorgeous White Christmas and New Year Home Family in Elegant Masquerade Party Theme with Beautiful Unique Birds, Origami, and Stars Dining Table Decoration. Sweet Christmas Dinner Table Decoration Ideas
Image via


I know it's still November, but I'm already getting caught up in all the Christmas frenzy.

  One of the things I love about this time of year is the prospect of all the parties, and a chance to get dressed up.

 So I have picked out my 10 favourite party dresses that will give you the instant glam factor, but won't blow the budget........


1
Beaded fringe dress

Beaded fringe dress

METALLIC FRINGE BEADED DRESS £119.99
(until 23rd November a further 30% off) 
MANGO

Dance the night away Great Gatsby style in this perfect party dress


2
Image 2 of LACE DRESS WITH 3/4 SLEEVE from Zara


Image 7 of LACE DRESS WITH 3/4 SLEEVE from Zara

LACE DRESS WITH 3/4 SLEEVES £39.99
ZARA

A great little party dress that could be worn long after the party season with tights and boots.


3





DANIELLE DROPBACK DRESS £99
MISS SELFRIDGE

 I wouldn't do the whole see through bit (obviously), but if your young enough and have the bod to carry it off go for it, and for the rest of us, a nude slip underneath would really show off the beautiful beading.

 It need little in the way of accessories, just heels and a box clutch should do it.

4
Metallic details dress


Metallic details dress

MIDNIGHT BLUE METALLIC DRESS £34.99
MANGO 


Having a little sparkly dress in your wardrobe means you are always party ready. 


5
Rhombus-pattern openwork dress


Rhombus-pattern openwork dress

RHOMBUS PATTERN OPENWORK DRESS £79.99
MANGO
(until 23rd November a further 30% off) 

Girly with a twist, give it a rock chick party edge with boots and a leather jacket.

6






DARK BLUE SATIN PANEL DRESS £24.99
H & M

Show off your curves in this figure hugging style. Keep the focus on the dress with minimal accessories.

7
Lace Feather Dress


Lace Feather Dress

LACE FEATHER DRESS £130
OASIS

I love the feathers on this dress, it has a 
vintage Dior feel about it. 

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KEYHOLE BACK MAXI DRESS £70
TTYA

Without trying too hard this quietly sexy dress
 is just smoldering. I would wear this with your highest strappy sandals, a great mani and pedi and a slick of red lippy.

9


SILVER LACE FITTED DRESS £50
NEXT 

A lace dress is timeless and will always make you feel dressed up. This one from Next is a great cut, and comes in
 sizes 6 to 20.

10





SEQUIN PANEL PLEAT DRESS £65
TOPSHOP

Who doesn't like a bit of sparkle, especially at Christmas. 

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The party season means you can have a lot's of fun on the fashion front. So before you get caught up in all the
 frantic festive shopping, snap up your party dress,
 and get ready to hit the dance floor. 

Tis the season and all that.......! 

X X X

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