Monday
Jun232014

Sunday Supper :: From the Farmer's Market to my Table



Ahh, this is just the most glorious time of year.  There are so many reasons but I especially love that this is the time of year where I can get all sorts of seasonal, fresh and local foods. On a recent trip to the Copley Square Farmer's Market, I picked up a number of things.  So my dinner Sunday night was made in large part with things from the farmer's market.

I bought a package of sweet pea ravioli from Valicenti Organico which I had initially planned to serve together with golden and green zucchini cooked in olive oli and red chili flakes. But once I tasted the delicate flavor of the ravioli, instead I made a light sauce from the pasta water and pecorino romano cheese to serve the ravioli with.  I had the zucchini on the side as well as a tomato, cucumber and olive salad (kind of a Greek peasant salad but not exactly). The tomatoes are getting to the point this year where they are bright red and actually taste like tomatoes.  As for the cucumbers, I eat them all year long but now they are so crisp and snappy, there's just nothing bettter.

Wednesday
Jun182014

Put a bow on it

Outfit details: Valentino dress and shoes, Chanel bag, Alexis Bittar bracelet, Zara jacket (old but similar here)

A classic shift dress is one of my very favorite things. It's timeless, flattering and can be dressed up or down. This particular dress is made even more fabulous by the bow detail at the back. I also love this dress for the fact that it's timeless and seasonless. Come fall, I'll wear it with tights and booties.

Tuesday
Jun172014

Dots  

Outfit details: Issa dress (similar here), Helmut Lang jacket, Prada shoes, Chanel handbag and necklace, Hermés bangles

I have a couple of these knit Issa London dresses and they are so easy to wear; comfortable, chic, easy to pack in a suitcase. I have this dress in another color and print and would be thrilled to add another to my wardrobe but the fit of these dresses is inconsistent and I have yet to find another that fits me well.

Sorry for my absence, I was running around LA and Beverly Hills for the last week and had the most fun.  I'm planning to do a few posts on the trip but you can see my instagram photos here

Tuesday
Jun102014

New Favorite Jewelry Designer :: Stephanie Kantis

Outfit details: O2nd top, Ann Taylor skirt (way old), Valentino shoes, Saint Laurent clutch, Stephanie Kantis necklace and pendant

When I was in Palm Beach back in January, my friend Elisha and I came across this fabulous jewelry by designer Stephanie Kantis.  Neiman Marcus in Boston had a trunk show last week and will be carrying some of the fabulous baubles come fall. I bought this gold plated bronze necklace that can be worn in so many different ways.  Wear it long, wrap it around a few times for a shorter look, add a gorgeous pendant. It goes on and on. I bought one chain and one pendant but plan to add more pendants to give the same necklace different looks. 

Monday
Jun092014

Paule Ka

Outfit details: Paule Ka dress, Helmut Lang blazer, Prada sandals, Fendi bag, Hermés scarf, Chanel necklace

Paule Ka is one of those designers that you don't see all that often in the United States (though he can be found at Neiman Marcus online) but his clothes have a sense of style that I love. There is a nod to the 60's mod look with a timelessness that I totally appreciate. I love a shift dress and while I waffle back and forth between what length of dress I can pull off as a 40-something, I am somehow OK with this shorter length on his dresses.