Winter white never goes out of style, even as winter finally comes to an end. While it’s not exactly warm out yet, it’s the perfect temperature to pull out a winter white outfit one last time. And head’s up for spring: you will be seeing a lot of white in stores. From pants to shirts, there is nothing more classic than pairing shades of cream, ivory, and white with pants. To keep it chic, pair with tan accessories, which are the perfect neutral. Even leopard prints, which I consider a neutral can add a little whimsy to this look. Here’s a fun way to wear winter white one last time before it finally turns warm.
Sweater, Theory, click here for a similar one.
Belt, Gucci, click here for a similar one.
Heels, Ralph Lauren, click here for a wide selection.
Challah! I just really like to shout that out a la Heather Thomson from Yummy Tummy (aka one of the Real Housewives of NYC.) Ok, maybe she’s saying Holla, but it’s more fun to say challah. Right? What’s also fun, making baked challah french toast. This recipe is a brunch essential that everyone should know how to make. Of course, at Get Gorge, it’s about healthy food. So, here’s my low-cal, healthy meal idea that just might make you shout challah!
1 Whole Wheat Challah (you can find these at Whole Foods.)
5 Eggs (don’t stress, we’re using the whites.)
2 TBSP Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Almond Milk
1.5 Cups of Brown Sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Slice challah and lay in baking dish.
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and mix.
Whisk egg whites, almond milk and vanilla together in a separate bowl; combine with the above.
Pour over the challah; making sure both sides are saturated. Leave overnight for the yummiest results.
Bake 25 minutes; serve with fruit.
As a beauty expert, I’m always asked for my best beauty tip. I say get a professional brow grooming or learn how to trim your own brows at home. Well-groomed brows allow you to get away with wearing less makeup, skin looks fresh, and your eyes look like they had a little lift. Victoria at Fekkai on 5th Avenue has been my brow guru for 10 years. She keeps my brows full like I prefer them. But at $50 a session, it’s pricey. So I trade off and see Victoria every few months. In between, I groom them myself, following her shape to stretch out my visits. You don’t have to be a professional to do this at home if you learn these simple steps.
Step 1: Comb your brows up and out towards your hairline using a clean mascara brush or brow comb. Leave hairs that fall above your arch out of place.
Step 2: With a brow scissor, trim excess hairs that fall above your arch. Be sure to move slowly so you don’t take off too much.
Step 3: Make sure you know where your brows should start and end. Hold an eye pencil vertically in front of your face, lining it up so it touches the outermost edge of your nose and the inside of your eye. To find their ending, line the pencil with the outermost corner of your nose, passing along to your outermost corner of your brows. Using the same pencil, find your arch by lining it up to hit the outermost corner of your nose, passing the outermost corner of your iris. Mark these areas with a white pencil. Then with a slanted, pointy tweezer (I prefer Tweezerman,) tweeze strays.
Step 4: Use a brow gel or powder to fill in any sparse areas. Pictured above is this one from Ramy.
Step 5: Comb through to even out your brow gel and help brows lay flat.
I’ve always wanted a big dough bowl, even though the last thing our NYC apartment needs is another home object. But when I found this one on sale at Williams Sonoma, I couldn’t resist. Dough bowls are great because they are large enough to fill up a space and basic enough to do just about anything with. You can fill them with flowers and use as a planter, load up with decorative objects and leave on a hall table, or get creative and use them as a centerpiece.
Since space is limited in NYC, everything has to serve double duty. So I used mine as a fruit bowl and centerpiece. You can find a similar dough bowl as featured above at Pottery Barn. To create your centerpiece, start by laying down a piece of basic Kraft paper to serve as a table runner. You can find Kraft paper at your local art or office supply store.
Then lay your dough bowl in the center of your table.
Create a border around your dough bowl using decorative masking or packing tape. Make sure the corners meet up perfectly. This fun tape is from Scotch 3M.
Fill up with fruits and veggies. Now that they’re out in the open, it makes it easier for everyone to get their fill throughout the day.