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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hello readers, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your loved ones. I'm writing this post three bubbly bottles of Schramsberg in, so please excuse me if I wander. I'm trying to be as graceful as possible here at my desk half changed, sitting cross-legged in my Lululemon and left over Manolos that I haven't quite gotten off yet...forgive me Blahnik for calling you a leftover, my sincere apologies. 

Easter is a day that to me, means a mandatory 3+ hour long brunch and chocolate far I've had two. After brunch, it's tradition in my family to watch really horribly executed horror movies. In the past, each movie has been interrupted by one of us three sisters throwing up in as Easter basket due to over sugar consumption to our organic diets. Thankfully, we've nipped this involuntary purging habit in recent years by doing away with the Easter baskets with Neimans bags that the Easter bunny so kindly upgraded to. Much more is at stake and therefore, our careful consideration to hold it in is put to the test.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter, as you perhaps sipped on one of your constructed mimosas (The Mimosa; Deconstruction To Reconstruction), and are looking forward to the sunny Spring days ahead. I know I am.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Mimosa; Deconstruction to Reconstruction

As promised darling reader, we're deconstructing and reconstructing the mimosa for your glamorous Easter brunch.

Let me break it down first:

1 part O.J. (sans the Simpson) + 1 part bubbles = 1 rocking brunch

Got it? Moving on.

The mimosa is sooo much more than basic equation. Tangerine juice? Blood orange juice? Now we're thinking outside the flute. And the greatest thing about this delightful drink? It's perfectly fine concocted with only two of which is my very favorite ingredient of all, champagne.

Here are a few fabulous mimosa recipes that I wish I had thought of myself...

 And for my very favorite type of "mimosa"...

1 glass of champagne
1 or 2 whole berries
(serves 1)


Friday, March 29, 2013

Glamorous Easter Brunch.

I know this may seem a bit shocking, but Easter brunch isn't just about pink champagne and Ladurée macaroons...even though it should be.

There are endless recipes to make your Easter brunch both satisfiably filling for the male species and eyefully appetizing for the female species.

Here are a few recipes to whip up for your glamorous Easter brunch...

P.S. Brunch is just a sad, late breakfast without a mimosa (or few) so stay tuned for my new post featuring some fabulous mimosa recipes for your glamorous Easter brunch!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Grown-Up Easter Basket Essentials.

Easter for sure made my top 5 days of the year growing up (amongst Christmas, Halloween, and my birthdays - my half birthday counted as one too...) and I'm sure you can see a trend when examining the receiving end of the holiday. Basically, I loved any celebration that involved presents or treats.

Can you blame me? Didn't think so.

I still love Easter, due to my mother spoiling my sisters and I well into our "adulthood" with grown-up versions of our Easter baskets and a very heavily bubbled brunch.

Here are some grown-up Easter basket essentials to spoil the adults in your life...

For Her:

1. Treats from Ladurée.

2. Pink champagne. 

3. A bohemian fragrance.

4. No to D.I.Y. hair product. 
5. Easter egg shell colored pumps.

For Him: 

1. Treats from Dylan's Candy Bar.

2. A cool bottle of tequila.

3. An animalistic fragrance.

 4. Easy to D.I.Y. hair product.

5. Easter egg shell colored laces.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

San Diego March Fashionista Spotlight; Ashley Kattoula

Fashion is best dressed when served as many, so that is why I am currently on the hunt for some seriously fabulous dressers in my city. Every month I will be featuring a new fashionista that makes my wardrobe incredibly envious.

Ashley on the right, wearing her Charlotte Olympia's.

This month, I want to introduce to you Ashley Kattoula. Her sense of style is killer and her shoe collection is even more lethal. I'm obsessed with her eclectic style and love how she plays well with couture pieces.

Hello, Valentino.

Check out what she had to say...

LMP: How would you describe your personal style?
Ashley: To say the least, my friends call me Tutu. I have a running joke with my best friend Alex and Monica, every time I have to get ready for a party, they say wear a tutu and I respond with, "well which one?" I'd say my personal style is eclectic. Glamorous, feminine, with a little bit of rock and roll edge.

LMP: What designers/celebrities inspire your style?
Ashley: Rihanna, Zac Posen, and of course Karl Lagerfeld.

LMP: What do you most love dressing up for?
Ashley: I love dressing up for myself and my BFF Alex, because he never disappoints. I am always over-dressed and I usually am the one in red at an all white party. Alex and I will go to a casual restaurant all dolled up just for fun!
LMP: What is something in your closet that you could never part with?
Ashley: I could never live without my shoes. Not just one, but all of them! From my heels to my sandals to my hi-top sneakers, that I am newly obsessed with. Most of all, my first pair of suede t-strap Valentino heels from the first Rockstud collection and my jeweled Miu Miu pumps that were a gift.

LMP: Favorite shoe designer?
Ashley: My favorite shoe designer is Valentino because I can never say no to any piece that's created.

LMP: Are you a fan of more Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer collections?
Ashley: Fall/winter. I love leather and layers and being fabulous, yet cozy! Plus, it's an excuse to wear more clothes and accessories. I do hate being cold though. :)

LMP: What's one trend that you're loving right now?
Ashley: Fave trend right now would have to be colored leather!

LMP: Name one person's closet that you'd love to take over.
Ashley: I want not a day, but a lifetime to stand in Anna Dello Russo's closet. Also, I would love to take over Rihanna's and Karl Lagerfeld's, just for his collection of leather fingerless gloves.

Ashley in mint green with her stylish BFF, Alex.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Naughty in Name Only; Nasty Gal


If you haven't read the kick ass article, Naughty in Name Only, The New York Times did on Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso, I suggest you read it right now. My dad sent it to me this morning and it totally put my day into motivating motion.

In honor of Sophia Amoruso's killer hard work, take a look at these amazing pieces on Nasty Gal that are waiting to check out of my shopping cart currently...



Monday, March 25, 2013

Pendants for Pennies.

Gwyneth Paltrow

I've never been a big necklace person, but after strolling around Fashion Valley last Friday, I've come across a new obsession - the pendant necklace. I didn't know if it was just because my low buttoned Chloé silk top was looking good, or if I really liked the pendants I was trying on. After researching some of the pendants out this morning, I'm thoroughly convinced that this obsession will hit you too.

Check out some of these between the shoulder statements...

If you just had the coming-to-Jesus-pendant-loving-moment like I did, you're probably not to sure you want to be spending your entire paycheck (or year's worth of paychecks) on one pendant. 

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