Tuesday
Dec092014

Smoked Fish Dip

I spent my teenage years in Jupiter, Florida where there's a local restaurant chain called The Alehouse (in this case The Jupiter Alehouse). Whenever we go home to Florida, we hit The Alehouse and order the fish dip. It's one of my favorite things to eat so whenever I see it on a menu somewhere else, I try it. One of the best versions I've had is from The Ordinary in Charleston, SC, which by the way, is one of my very favorite restaurants anywhere. The Ordinary calls it a fish paté and I think they took a wee bit of offense when I called it a fish dip. 

One of the food blogs that I read regulary recently did a version of the fish dip (recipe here) so my sister and I made it for a Thanksgiving appetizer. We bought a smoked whitefish at Zabar's which meant that we were starting out with one really good smoked whitefish. We followed the recipe pretty closely and the only thing I would change is use a little less lemon but other than that, it was really delicious.  It's an easy recipe as long as you can get your hands on some good smoked fish.

Monday
Dec082014

My first video!

 

 

I'm trying my hand at something new.  I did my outfit post in a video along with some other ramblings.  What do you think?!  Please forgive my bad videography skills.  I'm sure it will get better with each time!

 

If you view the video in YouTube, I post there links to what I'm wearing but in case you need it, here are the links.

Diana Vreeland Parfum - Absolutely Vital http://rstyle.me/n/uj9mieh3w
Tom Ford lipstick in vanilla suede http://rstyle.me/n/uj9pieh3w
Tom Ford lip gloss in tawny pink http://rstyle.me/n/uj9rieh3w
My Saks haul:
Carven blouse - sorry I can't find this online. Will update if I do.
RED Valentino blouse - http://rstyle.me/n/uj9xneh3w
What I'm wearing:
Derek Lam for Neiman Marcus sweater http://rstyle.me/n/uj9r2eh3w
AG distressed jeans http://rstyle.me/n/uj9sieh3w
Philip Lim bootieshttp://rstyle.me/n/uj9s2eh3w

This is my first video so please forgive some of my novice mistakes! I think next time I need to film in landscape instead of portrait. Plus I need to figure out why my camera goes in and out of focus.
Diana Vreeland Parfum - Absolutely Vital http://rstyle.me/n/uj9mieh3w
Tom Ford lipstick in vanilla suede http://rstyle.me/n/uj9pieh3wTom Ford lip gloss in tawny pink http://rstyle.me/n/uj9rieh3w
My Saks haul:Carven blouse - sorry I can't find this online. Will update if I do.RED Valentino blouse - http://rstyle.me/n/uj9xneh3w
What I'm wearing:Derek Lam for Neiman Marcus sweater http://rstyle.me/n/uj9r2eh3wAG distressed jeans http://rstyle.me/n/uj9sieh3wPhilip Lim bootieshttp://rstyle.me/n/uj9s2eh3w

 

Friday
Dec052014

The Nutcracker

I'm so excited to be going to see The Nutcracker at Boston's Opera House tonight!  The Nutcracker, presented by the Boston Ballet, is a holiday tradition here in Boston and one that I love to be a part of. What's not the love about it? Breathtaking scenery, check! Fabulous costumes, check! Dancing, music, the historic opera house, check, check check! 

It runs until December 31 and you can get tickets here.

Tuesday
Dec022014

Shades of Grey

Outfit details: Neiman Marcus sweater, Lafayette 148 trousers, Prada booties, Chanel bag and necklace, Hermés bracelet

I wore this a couple of Saturdays ago to attend a fun brunch at the Four Seasons hosted by Neiman Marcus in honor of Diana Vreeland Parfums. It was a fun crowd of local ladies and we had the pleasure of chatting with Alexander Vreeland about his grandmother and the fragrances. 

Monday
Dec012014

Weekend Tidbits :: Bergdorf Holiday Windows

Sorry for my absence the last week or so. Work has been busy and so has the social calendar. I spent the Thanksgiving holiday in New York City with my sis and her family. We had a lovely day Friday doing a bit of shopping and having a fabulous lunch at The Gramercy Tavern. One of the New York City highlights during the holidays is the holiday decor in the windows at Bergdorf Goodman

I have a newfound appreciation for the Bergdorf Windows after finally having watched Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (I did a post here). Putting these window displays together is more like putting up a theater set and takes the better part of a year. This year's them was the arts and I only wish it hadn't been so cold out as I would have liked to linger in front of each window much longer than the wintry weather allowed.


The literature window was made entirely from fabric and needlework.

The architecture window was built from paper and old blueprints.