I’m a beauty expert – not a cook. But one thing I am good at with cooking is finding easy recipes that take minimal effort but look and taste gorge. Mashed cauliflower is my new favorite. It takes 10 minutes and is beyond simple to make. Now, if you’re thinking you don’t like the taste of cauliflower, please give this a chance. There is something so delicious about the way it tastes mashed. Plus, it’s a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. So, here’s how it’s done:
*Boil cauliflower for 10 minutes in chicken broth
*Mix in a blender (or a Vitamix, my favorite kitchen tool!)
*Add salt and pepper to taste
That’s it! See, told you it was simple.
It’s that time of year again when allergies seem to be at their worst. I’ve had so many women ask me for makeup advice for this time of year. One really easy tip is, cancel out the appearance of redness in your face by using copper-toned makeup. That means bronzer, copper gloss, and shadow. A bronzer compact with multiple shades of copper is also helpful to add luminosity with the variety of tones. Plus, swipe it on where the sun naturally hits you – cheeks, chin, nose, and above the brows and you’re done.
Here are some more makeup tips I shared with The Daily News in NYC. Check them out and get gorge!
It’s Earth Month so it’s a good idea to think outside of the box, when it comes to keeping Mama Earth looking good. But in this case, it’s a good idea to think outside the baggie. I featured “Sandwiches Satchels” on Today Show this week and it’s easy for you to do at home for your next party. Instead of wrapping sandwiches in baggies, place them in bandanas. Not only do they add a festive look, but your guests can use them as napkins. Plus they’re simple to make – just wrap and tie. How easy is that! Watch that and more here. Live gorge!
Only 162 days until out wedding day and our save-the-dates have finally went out (phew!) I decided to make the s-t-d very different from what our wedding invitation will be. I also wanted it to be a little whimsical and fun. So…here it is. I went with a letterpressed (love letterpress) NYC skyline save-the-date with an adorable envelope with a vintage NYC map envelope (marked with the location of our wedding venue) and an oh-so-cute NYC cab that says “almost married.” For the finishing touch, stamps from zazzle.com with the NYC skyline that say “start spreading the news.” So New York. Hope you enjoy. Get gorge & happy Friday!
It’s spring and it’s time to get organized. Your makeup drawer and makeup bag is a good place to start. Since most of us have stuff lurking around down there longer than it should be, here’s a refresher on when to toss products.
|Product||When to Toss It|
|Mascara||Every three months|
|Cream blush||12-18 months|
|Eye shadow||18 months|
|Liquid eyeliner||Six months|
|Lipstick/lip gloss||18 months|
|Lip liner||One year|
|Nail polish||One year|
|Makeup sponges||Wash after each use, then throw away after a month.|
This spring, it’s all about leather. Warm weather and leather? Yes! The difference: lighterweight leather and super punchy colors (brights, neons, pastels.) Plus, it’s great for transitional dressing when it’s still slightly chill out – throw a leather jacket over a sleeveless shirt or dress. Pleather is another great option, too. Stores like Forever 21 and H&M offer a ton of spring pleather so you can get in on the trend.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about dishes. We’re getting married and registering obviously comes with that. Believe it or not, I’ve had the same set of dishes for the last 10 years since I’ve lived in NYC. I’ve collected other household items here and there along the way, but my plain, basic white dishes served me just fine. Plus, I always thought..,well, I’ll get new dishes when I get married. New everyday dishes were on the list, for sure. But I went back and forth contemplating whether or not to register for formal china. I thought it would be a waste to buy something so fancy that you only pull out only once or twice a year. But, here’s why I went for it. My mother is a dish lover – she’s collected so many though the years. She also cherishes my late grandmother’s china and every time she pulls it out, she cries thinking about her mom. That alone made me decide to register for china. I thought about years to come and how every time we would use it, I would be reminded of our very special wedding day..memories walking down the aisle, seeing Brian under the chuppah, dancing with my father, laughing with my very best friends.
Another reason I have been thinking of dishes: My mom, being the dish lover that she is, has been drumming up fun shower ideas for me for my CT shower. She came up with the idea to have a china party with mismatched shabby chic china set on long tables in her backyard. I love it. She’s been collecting stray plates from friends, yard sales, and thrift stores to use. So next time you hit up a yard sale and you see a lonely tea saucer or dessert dish, why not pick it up to add to a collection of mismatched dishes. Together, the look can really make a gorge statement for bridal showers, baby showers, or a tea party with friends. Plus, just think that dish was someone’s grandmothers and will now be so happy in a new home.
It’s officially wedding season! My first wedding of the season is just week’s away. I’m a maid of honor in my very good friend’s wedding. We’ve got the dresses and now the topic of discussion? How should we do our hair. Wether you’re in a wedding, attending one, or even…the bride…putting your hair up and off your face is a chic and easy way to instantly look dressed up. Now DIY (doing-it-yourself) is even easier with tools like a Goody Spin Pin or “Hair Donut,” which you can find at Ricky’s, help you toss your hair up and make it look like it was done by a pro. To take it a notch up, add in a hair accessory with crystals like the ones above. Happy Hair!