TOMS inspiring new line

I've bumped into Blake, CEO of TOMS, a couple of times around town. Famous for his canvas shoes, the example of social entrepreneur launches a line of eyewear. With every pair you buy, TOMS will help give sight to one person in need. Bravo!


Got stripes?

A little taste of Prada's Spring/Summer 2011. Among my favorite accessories are the brown straw bag, the yellow and black striped hat, and of course the colorful bangles! What's your favorite?


Benedict alla Pacci 

Inspired by The Cottage La Jolla's wonderful breakfast dishes I woke up one of these days and made my version of the eggs benedict. Instead of an english muffin I used habanero and sun dried tomato tortillas from Trader Joe's that I cut in four pieces. Sautéed organic spinach and mushrooms, topped with a poached egg. And since everything I cook should be easy and fast to prepare, I didn't take the time to make a hollandaise sauce. For my italian version of eggs benedict I decided to use pesto sauce and pine nuts. Some tomatoes as garnish and that's it!


Meet Brazil's stylish second lady Marcela Temer

Not the new president Dilma Rousseff... the woman who turned heads at the inauguration ceremony this past weekend in Brazil was Marcela Temer. Wearing a light pink skirt and a brown blouse that had a ruched side and left one shoulder bare, Temer was the media sensation.  The 27 year old blond stealing the show said she does not have a personal stylist and that her mom helps her pick her outfits. So glad to finally see a woman with style at the Planalto Palace in Brazilia! Bravo Marcela!



A little humor for the first day of the new year! Cheers!

New Years Eve at Studio 54
 Tod Papageorge 1978

I start the year with a picture from the MoMA collection and a humorous quote from P.J. O'Rourke:

"The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to"

LOL! Really wishing the opposite for people who love each other and get married! Love more and laugh more this year and keep the spark alive! Cheers to a year full of love and happiness.