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Saturday, December 07, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
We all pull out our little black dresses for holiday parties. This is one of my favourite looks, a dress with a fitted top and sleeves (love a dress with sleeves!) and a fun pick up skirt. Pick up skirts run the risk of being too costumey, but this one is made of a nice crisp cotton which keeps it feeling modern.
Even though it feels modern, the volume of the skirt on this dress makes me feel all flouncy - almost with a slight Victorian edge - which is a fun for Christmas. This dress is Peter Nygard (available at The Bay).
I've accessorized this look with a great big, over the top, glitzy statement necklace (available for purchase right now at Addition Elle). I think it works because it also feels like a modern take on a classic look. I also love the sapphire blue.
Some fashion related eye-candy online:
Speaking of amazing statement necklaces, check out Elizabeth Taylor. A little crazy, a lot fabulous.
Love this for a holiday look. It's daring, but I think the payoff is big. Shiny pants / Vintage T.
Green sequin skirt. Yes, please.
If there's anything that you'd like to see in the space on a Friday, let me know!
Posted by Tracey Nolan Labels: fashion friday
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
If your kiddos love Curious George half as much as Lenny does, then you know that Chef Pisghetti's Tomato Snowmen are a must for the holiday season. The treat prepared by everyone's favourite Italian Chef (and Massimo Capra lookalike) is coveted by George and The Man in the Yellow Hat, so it's got to be good enough for you, right?
Lenny was super excited to give it a try and it gave me something to make in the kitchen with her that was holiday themed without being yet another cookie. I'm not one to deny the kid baked goods, especially at Christmas, but it was a treat for both of us to have fun with some fresh produce.
The best part is that this is no different than the trendy little Caprese Salad Skewers you probably served up with a bottle of wine last year. All you have to do is add a leaf of fresh basil for a scarf and call it a snowman and you're good to go!
I just love these tiny, colourful heirloom grape tomatoes.
Look at that! She's working on her fine motor skills, too!
I like to slice the bocconcini to make the bottom one flat so your snowman has a better chance of standing up, at least until he gets gobbled up. Doesn't he look snazzy in his basil scarf?
For grown ups and more adventurous kids, I whipped up a little dipping sauce which was basically a balsamic dressing (using the best balsamic you have) with a sprinkle of herbes de provence. It added a nice kick, especially to the bocconcini, which is such a blank canvas.
As Chef Pisghetti would say, buon appetito, Giorgio!
If you haven't yet, check out A Very Monkey Christmas. It's delightful!
Posted by Tracey Nolan Labels: holidays 2013