Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Boondock Saints and Launch Party

I'm watching one of my favorite movies of all time The Boondock Saints while I write this. They made a second one but it can never measure up to the awesomeness that is the original. Just be warned the f*** word is used a whole 246 times. There are so many reasons to love this movie

1. The detective is supaaa smooth and figures everything out while listening to opera
2. Seeing William Dafoe in drag
3. The brothers are in sync like telepathic ninjas
4. The brothers walk into an underground gun shed like its a candy store
5. On killing the mafioso "We're sorta like 7-11. We're not always doing business, but we're always open."
6. Finding out who "El Duque" is
7. No matter how many people they kill they do it more religiously than the pope
8. You love them because they are doing what everyone else wants to do: kill the bad guys.

Anyway back to fashion . . . . .

This post is really late because I was a lazy tuchus about getting the pictures together. My husband and I headed to Taste of Dahntahn . .. which is Pittsburghese for Taste of Downtown, to check out the Maniac Magazine launch party for their Dec/Jan issue where our business LaVida Massage advertised. We were so excited to see the issue in print!

Courtesy of Robert Hester Entertainment

Courtesy of Robert Hester Entertainment
Husband: Shirt & Tie: Calvin Klein, Vest: Basile, Slacks: Jos A. Banks
Myself: Dress: Eons, Earrings: Avalon Exchange, Headband: Target
Bracelet: (pictured later) Mikimoto (Orr's Jewelers)
Photo Courtesy of Bruce Straka
Checkin out our ad :-) in all its glory

Gorgeous mural in the background

Backseat Bingo: Candy Cane in a Glass
Clique vodka with creme de cacao, peppermint schnapps, and cream
mmmm mmmmm gooood!

Courtesy of Robert Hester Entertainment
Feelin swooshy in my swooshy full skirt


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nestled in Nemacolin Woodland Resorts

This weekend we were lucky enough to score two nights at the lovely Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. It's a hotel/resort located about an hour away from Pittsburgh that used to be the home to its own PGA golf tournement!

On the their hall of fame there are pictures of the Black Eyed Peas, Joan Rivers, Steelers players Troy Palamalo, Charlie Batch, and my personal favorite - Christina Aguilara. The resort has a landing strip for private planes and helicopters which was used in the summber by Michael Jordan. I hate to name drop but I just thought it was cool. It makes sense because the rooms, the grounds, the art, the spa, the food, the drinks, all delicously breathtaking!

The entrance

The Chateau

Menorah in the house!

Cigar bar filled with lovely and rich textures. Ladies this is not just for men!

Mr. Hardy, the owner of Nemacolin, has an art collection which is on display throughout the resort and is said to be worth around 40 million!

HUGE Hermes scarf on display. 

So yum and luxe!

Visiting the cigar bar  . . .again.

Bodyless piano man

This chair is so delicate and artsy.
Make sure to squint so you can catch all the details

Do we want to know how Mr. Hardy got this dress from Marilyn?

Prince, one of the many animals in Mr. Hardy's menagerie

Prince's mommy and daddy

Outfit of the Moment(s):

Shirt: Gap, Necklace: Express, Skirt: Target,
Tights: Birkshire, Shoes:Aldo

Blouse: H&M, Skirt:Rafaella, Shoes, 5/48, Cuff: Thrifted

Trying to prevent a Marilyn Moment



5/48 . And dreaded toe cleavage

Hey I actually got my nails did! Ch-ch-check out my colors.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Latkes and Gift Ideas

DO NOT SHOW THIS TO MY HUSBAND. He did not receive all of his gifts yet. My husband is the hardest person to buy gift for. Clothes and ties aren't special for him, although I did cave and buy him some work out shorts because he would never buy them himself, he doesn't read, and he is not into video games or any techy gadgets. So this is a list I complied in hopes of delighting him.

My reminder to light the menorah: 

Thanks Conan!

Latke Recipe:

5 potatoes
4 eggs
1 onion
1/3 c. flower
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
LOTS of oil

Simple simple steps to make yummy latkes!

1. Peel and grate potatoes. Once you finish grating them make sure to squeeze out the liquid to get a   tastier latke.
2. Grate onion and mix with grated potatoes and the remaining ingredients except for the oil.
3. Heat a pan (I used two pans to make them faster) and add oil until the bottom of the pan is covered with a thick layer.
4. Form flat pancakes with the mixture and carefully add to the hot oil. Like pancakes the latkes do not need a lot of time on each side so flip only after a couple of minutes. I also added oil to the pan whenever I noticed the layer getting thin.

Just like that you are finito banito baby! Feel free to garnish with apple sauce or sour cream!

Fry baby fry!
                       I will not tell you how many I ate. Let's just say it may or may not have been double the amount of what is in this picture

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Outfit of the Moment: Fancy Riding Lady/Professor

Its been soo long since I've posted, sorry readers! Thanks for coming back! Today was the weirdest day. It started off raining cats and dogs! Since when does it rain in December - especially before days before  Christmas. I'm not complaining because by the end of the day there was a giant rainbow in the sky that my husband called To tell me about while I was buying him a gift. Happy Holidays Ya'll! I'll keep you posted with gift ideas for your guy and a yummalicious recipe for potato latkes. 

Amazingly Different Song! Love the sloow beats on this tune

Outfit of the Moment: Fancy Riding Lady / Professor Lady
Boring neutrals to reflect the yucky weather.
 I hate neutrals even though they compliment my coloring.
 I love my brights and my crazy colors  not matter how it looks :-)

Don't ask about the chair lol
Hat: Saks Fifth Avenue, Blazer: The Limited, Necklece: Express, Sweater: H&M,
 Blouse: Anne Taylor, Skirt:French Tube Skirt, Boots: Hunters

Peeking beneath my high roarin twenties hat

One last picture clooooooooose up

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Funny Videos and Outfit of the Moment

First and foremost I feel I must share with you this amazing trailer of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest mockumentary, The Dictator. All his work is outrageous, offensive, and eye opening of human behavior.

The Trailer! I have been waiting for this forever! Too bad it comes out in June '12

Another one of SBC's alter ego - a suburbanite who imitates African-Americans 

Cruising the Streets in My Little Silver Honda Song

Outfit of the Moment: Print Wonder Woman

Headband: Target, Earrings: Charlotte Ruse, Jacket: Wetseal, Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Skirt: Target, Tights: Hue, Shoes: Ebay Store

Feeling like Wonder Woman in my Asos cuff

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sharing Music, Weeknight What?!, Outfit of the Moment

 Here are some songs I recently discovered that I am addicted to. Hope you like them! Feel free to share  your music loves with me.

Favorite Song of the Week

The Morning Wake Up Song

The Vacation Song

The Chill Song

The Romantic Song

THe Move to the Music Song

The Sexy Song

Last night I was all snuggled up in bed catching up on 90210 in my pj's and the last thing I expected to do was go out! But my friend Rina just finished finals and that was reason enough for me. We all headed to PD's a dive bar in Sq. Hill which is really Frank's and George's but it's been PD's forever so that's what I call it and two gatorade cocktails, a bloody mary, and a shot of tequila later . . . . 

Sarah and Rina!

Weeknight what?!

Outfit Of the Moment: Prep Swallowed a Giant Magenta Pill
 Please excuse my scary eyes. My computer is on the fritz right now so no awesome photo editing         Headband: Target, Blazer, H&M, Sweater: New York & Company, Button Down: Old Navy, Skirt: Gifted, Tights Express, Bag: Brighton, Shoes: Steve Madden


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Midnight Munchies Splurge

It's 2 am and the midnight munchies have arrived albeit two hours late. I'm just thanking my lucky stars there is a store that is open 24 hours in my neighborhood.

Haagen Daz Sumptuous White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks . . . . .

        Mmmmmm mmmmmm gooooood
    ladies this has 16g of fat shhhhhhhhhhh it doesn't count

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Troll Looking Yummy Tasting Cimanin Buns

Cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors and scents. I don't know if I would chalk it up as a red head thing but growing up those cinnamon flavored fireballs drove me wild!

Cinnamon buns which I can't help but think of as cimanin are one of my favorite pastries! I love the combo of gooey cinnamon and cream cheese frosting! Just typing about it makes me salivate for them! When I was thinking of what to bring to a Friday night potluck it was a no brainer when as soon as I saw the recipe and accompanied pictures on this website. The Foodess has so many amazing recipes I can't wait to try!

I wasn't able to follow the recipe every step of the way and the dough didn't rise properly :( but they still came out delish!!

Was listening to this song on repeat while baking

LOVE my KitchenAid!

Trying to be precise by measuring my rectangle with a measuring tape from Gary's toolbox 
Spreading the filling! Shouldn't have mixed the butter in whoops!!


Mouthwateringly yummy and gooey!