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Monday, February 29, 2016

Oscars Fashions

I love the Oscars....probably because I love the movies, the actors, the actresses, the costumes, the music, just about EVERYTHING.  By the time award season rolls around I try to have seen most, if not all, of the nominated films.  This year was no exception.  I thought the films overall were rather dark but I did enjoy them none the less.  Of course, I was hoping that sweet Leo would win.  No one wants to believe in the Oscar Curse and after 6 times it sure was his turn.  I loved that everyone gave Leo at standing ovation when his name was called.  As usual the fashions did not disappoint.  Here are some of my favorite looks from last night.....

The best one!!!...I love Julianne Moore..she always hits it out of the park and can you really go wrong in Chanel?
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How gorgeous was Kate Blanchett?  Stunning in Armani .  I love the long diamond earrings and cuff.  Bravo!!!!

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Another one of my favorites was J Law.  I loved how she looked in this Dior Gown.  Simple, elegant and her hair and makeup is BEYOND!!!  A+++

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Bree Larson looked amazing in this Gucci gown. It is such a simple look that is made regal with the outstanding staement belt.  I love how she showcased the belt by just wearing simple hanging earrings.   I loved her in Room.  I was so happy she won.  She was so good and so endearing.  

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I have to give Rooney Mara a shout out too because her Givenchy dress, makeup and shoes are perfection.  They are feting her as the modern day Audrey Hepburn and I have to agree!!!
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And what I was rooting for all night?..... A Best Actor nod for Leo.  I must admit, I did not love him in Titanic.  But each movie I liked him a little bit more.  He won me over in Gatsby, and by the Wolf of Wall Street, I was hooked.  After so many nominations, I am sure Leo partied last night like the superstar that he is....Congrats Leo you sure deserve it!!!!

Leo in Armani accepting his Oscar
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

This week's real estate stalking is a local Rye house with great bones.  The outside is very stately looking and the curb appeal is BEYOND.  It is magestically set high on its property and very centrally located.  For me inforamtion on this listing please contact Enid Pinto.










Friday, February 26, 2016

Fashionable Friend Friday

This week's Fashionable Friend Friday is my dear friend Karen.  She is an amazing wife, mother, and CHEF!!...She started bottling her Grandma Napoli's tomato sauce secret recipe a few years ago and it sure is GRAND!!!!  Recently she started having cooking demonstrations in her home, where she teaches easy recipes to help bring back the art of having family dinner together.  Karen invites 3-4 ladies into her kitchen, fondly called "K's Kitchen" and she cooks three easy weeknight dinners, having you watch all the steps along the way, so you can recreate the cullinary masterpiece for your own family.   While Karen cooks, you and your friends and sit down and have a fun, casual beautifully placed and plated lunch.  I have asked Karen to do a demonstration of an easier way of cutting an onion so I can bring you all into K's Kitchen.  For more information on K's Kitchen or to buy Grandma's Napoli's Sauce, contact Karen HERE.



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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Crack Chicken

I am not sure why every recipe that is suppose to be amazing is labels "crack" but I heard that this chicken is so addicitve that it will bring you feelings of happiness and you WILL NOT be able to stop eating.  WOW!!  That's a lot to live up to.  Let's give it a try!

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Adapted from Delish

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour
2 lbs chicken tenders
2 cups panko bread crumbs
3 large eggs beaten
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 c. brown sugar
Juice of 2 limes
1 tsp. garlic powder
Ranch dressing for dipping

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large resealable Ziploc, combine  flour and chicken.  Shake until fully coated.

In a bowl add panko breadcrumbs, and in another bowl whisk eggs and add 2 tablespoons of water.  Dip chicken in beaten eggs, then panko until fully coated.  Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and season generously.

Bake until golden and crispy, 20 to 25 minutes.

In a small saucepan over low heat, warm barbeque sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, and garlic powder.

Coat baked chicken in sauce and serve with ranch, if desired.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Home Office Makeover

After running from meeting to meeting today in the city in the rain, I am finally back home focusing on getting all the things done on my to do list.  One of the first things, is to revamp my home office.  I spend a lot of time in my office, answering emails, making calls and even broadcasting my Radio Show.  I want my home office to be functional, comfortable and chic.  I have been searching for the best accessories for my desk and couch that currently exists in there.  Any of these things would help take my office from DRAB to FAB in no time!!

Home Office Makeover

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Spring Break Dreaming


My sweet girl friends gave me a thoughtful bday present of a gift card to one of my favorite stores.  I knew I wanted to save it to get something for spring/summer to wear when we are all celebraing the good weather together at the beach or during festive summer activites!!  If you are lucky enough to be spring breaking in a tropical climate here are some ideas for you. You might find me right beside you at the check out with the shiny gift card from my besties!!!!  Happy Shopping!!!



Spring Break Dreaming