truffled cauliflower + caramelized onion tart

Allow me to introduce to you to the best tart I've ever made. {Or eaten} Truth be told, this is the first tart I've ever made - and what a delicious introduction it was....more

fantasy friday: always sunny in {balenciaga}

I am positively IN.LOVE. with all of these luscious little lemons from Balenciaga's Spring Summer 2010 Collection....more

sugar donut {coffee} ice cream cupcakes

It's time. I know you've all been dying to know what I conjured up for the 2010 Ice Cream Cupcake Roundup. Or - maybe I've just been dying to show you. Either way. ...more

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the salad bar: parmesan chicken + arugula

I love arugula. And I love to enjoy it paired with a super-easy lemon vinaigrette. There's something so perfect about the peppery flavor of the greens combined with the tartness of the fresh lemon juice. ...more

I love how your brushed the chicken with a Dijon mix. I've been doing that a lot lately. So yum. ...more

put the lime in the coconut

I'm not sure what you're planning on doing this weekend, but I do know this. Whatever it is, it will be exponentially better if you do it {before, during, or after} drinking these frozen cocktails of perfection....more

a tunic for every trend

It's summertime - also affectionately known as: that time of year when we should all be allowed to live in our bikinis. Either bikinis, or other fabulously chic pieces on top of our bikinis. You know - for all of those times when you decide it's time to grab a late lunch of freshly grilled seafood and fruity white sangria at your favorite beachside café. Or in my case, at whatever fabulous restaurants await me at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, where I'm headed this weekend for a wedding {!!!}....more

the salad bar: an asian twist

Our go-to healthy weeknight dinner is a big bowl of salad and veggies topped with slices of grilled chicken. We usually eat a salad like this once a week, but lately we've been enjoying them 2 or 3 times over. The reason is that I have a little photo shoot coming up in a couple of weeks, and I'm trying to eat as clean as I possibly can until then. But, the truth is - I'm loving having them so often, I may just continue the pattern for a while longer. {It is bikini season, after all} ...more

fantasy friday: marchesa fall 2010

When I saw the photos of Blake Lively in this blue Marchesa number at the Met Gala last week, I was immediately forced to see what else {the oh-so-chic} Georgina Chapman had been busy designing....more

the look for less: garden party

You don't have to spend a fortune to get yourself in a {floral} state of mind. There are so many gorgeous floral pieces out there for a fraction of the price. Forever 21 is always a sure bet when it comes to trendy pieces at a bargain, and this is no exception. I love the cutout detailing in the blue silken number below. And I'm *seriously* lusting over these playsuits from Topshop....more

chicken piccata

Have you ever heard of engagement chicken? It's really just a roast chicken - but it acquired the nickname when a few women reported that after making it for their boyfriends, they were soon asked to be married. Sound strange? I believe it. The way to a man's heart, after all, is through his stomach....more