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.
We aren’t out of the cold woods just yet in NYC. But it is warming up..a tad. I love my coats (Mackage is my favorite) but I am beyond ready to shed some layers and think everyone probably agrees with me on that. Here’s a way to stay warm when you’re all puffered out.
Sweater coats are a great option when you want to leave your big, puffy coat at home. It’s the perfect look for a relaxed weekend at the end of winter. I found this sweater coat at Forever 21 for $19. That store is one gigantic steal and I always end up picking myself up something when I am in there shopping for segments. Their inventory moves like hot cakes so here is a similar one you can pick up. Basic leggings in a complementary color and a cream long sleeve Splendid T-shirt keep this comfy-cozy. Accessorize with a simple long necklace. Check out Fragments.com for similar styles. Tall boots finish off the look. My favorites for this are Stuart Weitzman’s 5050 boot. You can find them here. Happy sweater weather.
I love to get all fancy shmancy and cook crazy dinners, experiment with exotic ingredients and challenging recipes. But sometimes, it’s nice to make something plain and simple. With fresh ingredients and delicious combinations, sandwiches can still taste just as good as anything fancy shmancy. Here’s how to make this simple sandwich.
Vine Ripe Tomatoes
Sprouted Multigrain Bread (this is my favorite kind.)
Fresh Basil Leaves
-Blend Basil and Olive Oil. Spread of thinly sliced chicken breast and grill.
-Boil sundried tomatoes for 1 minute.
-Slice bread and top with chicken, sundried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and pesto sauce. Grill for 2 minutes on each side.
What’s your biggest beauty challenge? For me, it’s my hair. Mine is super curly and hard to manage. I’m always look for simple and stylish ways to keep it looking good. Typically, the hair around your hairline is the most difficult to keep smooth (I’m in a lifelong battle with my baby hairs!). So this twist helps hair look neat and styled. Even if you get a blowout, this is great option to nurse your blowout and try on day 3 or 4.
You can do a twist on one side of your face or both sides. Take a 2 inch strand of hair starting at your temple. Continue to move in a twisting motion. Secure diagonally above your ear with a barrette (I went sparkly with these from Goody) or bobby pins (crossing over each other to properly hold.) Take that baby hairs.