Red carpet favorites

I love the oscars, not that I actually watch them. I'm not even sure who won, I'm not even sure who was nominated but I do know who wore what which to me is the most interesting part. Here is my best dressed list. My favorite is the mint elie saab dress and emma stone in giambattista valli. Redheads seem to look great in any colour.

elie saab

monique l'huilier

givenchy couture
zac posen
vivienne westwood

giambattista valli
images from huffington post


Favorites from Fall 2012

theysken theory

band of outsiders

                                                                             proenza schouler

Theysken theory
 rag & bone

                                                                               derek lam                                                        
derek lam


                                                                           john rocha
katie gallagher

                                                                             rag & bone


Here is a sample of my favorite looks from fashion week. I love the trend of sheer maxi skirts, leggings/pants under skirts, blanket coats and all white. Also, those boots with tassels are the greatest things ever.


Homemade ravioli

For Valentines Day dinner my boyfriend and I made fresh four cheese ravioli with pesto cream sauce and marinara sauce. Using this recipe

and this one for the pesto,

it's kind of a hard to make if you don't have a pasta bike. oh did I mention that I have a pasta bike now? More on that later :)


Chocolate box

For Valentine's Day I decided to make a special treat for my boyfriend, but I didn't want to do everything by myself so we made these together. 
First we made Popcorn
 Heat up 3 tsp canola oil in a large pot over medium heat and add 3-4 kernels to the pot and cover with a lid
When the kernels pop, add 1/3 cup kernels to the pot or enough to cover the bottom, and cover the pot with a lid
Take off the heat and count to 30
Turn the heat back up and gently shake the pot over the heat
 Once the popcorn start popping, gently make a small opening with the lid to vent the steam (warning, you may end up with popcorn EVERYWHERE)
continue gently shaking the pot until the popping stops

or use a popcorn machine...

Then we made caramel

Melt 1 cup of butter in a small saucepan
stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup corn syrup
Let it boil without stirring for 2-4 minutes. Watch this like hawk because it can start burning really quickly
Take it off the heat, stir in 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp vanilla

Then we poured the caramel over the popcorn

 Lay out the popcorn on a shallow pan

throw it in the oven and wait

Stir the popcorn every 15 mins for 30 mins- 1hour. Take the tray and let it chill.
Tada you've just made caramel popcorn
 but wait, we're not done
 melt chocolate, pour them into trays and stick a piece of popcorn in each piece
 Freeze in the freezer, or outside, whichever is colder.

Voila! Caramel popcorn chocolate. Enjoy


Denim Madewell

   Aak where have I been for the last week?!? nowhere interesting. I've actually been here the whole time coming up with ideas for a new blog, one that's a little more focused so it's easier for me to find things to blog about. So stayed tuned for that, but for now here are some awesome denim outfits from madewell that makes overalls look hot.