Friday, December 7, 2012

Christian Louboutin / X-Mas Display

Responsible for decorating the holiday windows of Christian Louboutin boutique shops, London studio XAG turned to the French 'pigalle' shoe as their muse, creating bespoke christmas tree displays composed of high heels - executed in white, of course finished with his signature glossy red sole. Casts of the shoes have been placed in concentric levels to create recognizable trees forms, all supported by a tonal metalwork structure which draws on the shoe racks found in the designer's atelier in Paris. To add a dynamic edge, each tree is enclosed by a triple mirror screen and rotates, amplifying the scene and drawing focus to the hero product which sits in the pride at its top. 

Elizabeth Arden / Red Door Spas

Escape through the Red Door for an hour, an afternoon or an entire day of total personal pampering.

Celebrating 100 years of beauty expertise in 2010, the renowned Red Door Spa is the leader in the day spa industry.  The iconic red door has welcomed guests since day spa pioneer, Elizabeth Arden, opened her first spa location in 1910 and today remains a symbol of beauty around the world. Red Door Spa promotes the legendary techniques of Ms. Arden. Her fundamental belief that beauty should be “an intelligent union of nature and science to develop one’s finest natural assets” is carried out through unique treatments and quality services, with scientifically-proven and advanced ingredients. 

Guests of Red Door Spa can escape to any of 31 day spa and resort locations nationwide where they’ll discover state-of-the-art facilities that are contemporary yet elegant, refined and understated with a varying mix of wood, stainless steel accents, textured stone and other natural materials.  Dramatic red accents throughout add an iconic flair that says “Red Door Spa.” 
An all-encompassing spa menu, complete with renowned signature services, enhanced specialty treatments and wellness recommendations, offers everything from skincare, massage and body treatments to nail care, hair design, make up artistry and more. Always on the industry cutting edge, Red Door Spa guarantees guests a unique and encompassing experience which delivers the highest level of technical expertise and impeccable guest service. 
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Chef Mon Coeur / More Starters

Wanton ricotta tortellini 
with chives and sesame chicken with cream cheese beer pate


1/2 Pound Ricotta
5 Tablespoons chopped Chives
1/2 Cup Chicken Breast cut into small pieces
1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
White Sesame
1 Tablespoon Ginger
Salt & Pepper


5 Square sheets Wanton
Vegetable Oil
Black Sesame

Beer Pate:

2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese
3 Garlics
1 Tablespoon Butter
4 Tablespoons of Beer
1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano


Take the chicken and ricotta and mix well. 
Add a spoon in the middle of the Wanton pasta and brush the corners with egg to start creating the wantons. Start by creating a triangle, then bring one end to the other end to create a tortellini. Then we cook in a pan with vegetable oil until it comes to  a boil. 

Beer Pate:

In a skillet put a whole a garlic with butter and oregano. Mix well and add a pinch of salt. Finally we add the beer and let it reduce, then we take it away from the fire and we process it. 
Introduce the cream cheese and mix well. Let it cool for a few minutes. 

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Arriba Chica / Mexican Inspired Pillows

One of our favorite sites, just introduced a Mexican inspired line of pillows full of colors and fun prints to decorate your home. 

Arriba Chica or "Go for it Girl" embraces Mexican Folk Culture + Iconography. 

Arriba Chica was launched in 2010 by Kimberly Maier after a successful career as a Fine Artist. Ms. Maier grew up in Southern California where early family trips south of the border led to a lifelong fascination with the people and culture of Mexican and came to define her artistic vision.

Ms. Maier translated her artistic vision into a beautiful collection of decorative pillows accented with birds, flowers, and Mexican iconography. She hopes that others will gain appreciation of vibrant Mexican culture through her own personal inspiration.

Our top picks:
Mexican Fruit Pillow
$76.00 USD
Love Nest Love Birds Pillow
$76.00 USD
Modern Mexican Teal Tile Pillow
$60.00 USD
Birds & Patchwork Pillow
$76.00 USD
Mexican Cactus Pillow
$78.00 USD
Vintage Mexican Tile Pillow
$60.00 USD

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Louis Vuitton / Goes Mini

Louis Vuitton presents "Small is Beautiful"

Girls about town, take note: small is the new big. Tiered of toting you entire life around in humongous holdall? Then it's time to downsize and minimize. Get ready to experience an unbelievable lightness of being . . .
Featuring Elin Kling, Hanneli Mustaparta and Miroslava Duma.

Roger Hargreves / Mr Men & Little Miss

In 1971, illustrator Roger Hargreaves created a drawing named "Mr Tickle" to demonstrate the meaning of tickling to his son Adam - a round, orange figure with long, bendy arms. The first Mr Men character was born over 40 years later, the Mr Men and Little Miss family, now with more than 90 characters are cherished across the world, by all ages. After Hargreaves death in 1988, his son Adam Hargreaves began writing and illustrating new stories, including for character that his father had developed before his death.
The character's appeal lies in their simplicity. Straightforward, thick-outlined,colorful illustrations, their personalities and physical attributes based on their names. Mr Grumpy, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr Greedy, Little Miss Chatterbox. Clever, as one can think of a person who is like each one of them. The storybooks, come in a satisfying small size, and at an affordable price.

Hargreaves designs have even been adopted by the fashion industry. In October 2006, Adam Hargreaves created the first Little Miss character based on a real person, Stella McCartney, which he names Little Miss Stella. This was published as a limited edition of 1,00 copies for use as invitations for her S/S07 show and was later used for a capsule children's wear collection.
This year two unofficial fashion interpretations were born -Mr Yohji, and Little Miss Rei Kawakubo. Rendered in monochrome, both make use of each designer's trademark characteristics - a goaty beard and a blunt fringed bob, respectively.
This month, French store Colette will be hosting a special Mr Men and Little Miss collaboration. A selection of unique illustrations in black, white and blue will adorn t-shirts, iPhone cases, skateboards and pin badges.
(Another Mag)
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Louis Vuitton / The Birth of Modern Luxury

This elegant, updated volume traces the complete history of the Maison Louis Vuitton, from its creation in 1854 to the present day. The exhaustive offers unique insights into the development of inventions of the brand which turned travel into an "art de vivre."

Chef Mon Coeur / Christmas Starters

Phyllo Baskets
Pate Feta Stuffed Mushrooms
with Rosemary & Duxells

1 Pound Feta
1 Cup finely chopped Mushroom Grimini
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Chopped Garlics
1 Chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon chopped Rosemary
1 Tablespoon chopped Sage
1/2 Cup White Wine
Salt & Pepper


1 Pound of Butter
1 Tablespoons Cumin Salt
1/2 Tablespoon Pepper
Minced Garlic


In a table, finely chop the onion and garlics and place it in a bowl. Then finely chop the herbs: rosemary and sage and place it in a separate bowl. Now chop the mushrooms finely, this is what Duxells means, a fine mixture of chopped mushrooms. 
In a frying pan, heat butter over medium high heat, when it reaches bowling point, place the chopped garlics and onion, sauté until done. Add the mushrooms and saute until tender, add the white wine, salt, pepper, and chopped herbs thoroughly, then let wine reduce and take out of the fire.
Take your pound of feta in bowl and droop the duxells, stir them until you make a paste. Let it stand at room temperature, until cool. 


Heat butter in a saucepan or microwave if you prefer until liquid, place it in a bowl and place cumin, garlic, pepper and salt. In a table or flat surface place the Phyllo sheets, we brush wit butter on top and add another layer of Phyllo above, repeat this technique until to reach 5 layers. Then cut into squares, put them on top of a cupcake mold making the little baskets. Pre heat oven to 175 degrees and leave for 15 minutes.
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ZARA Twelve / Holiday 2012 Lookbook

Zara just unveiled it's holiday collection!
 Their newest lookbook titled "Twelve" shows twelve amazing alternatives to rock your holiday wardrobe. Great pieces to wear for Christmas Eve, or New Year's.
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Target + Neiman Marcus / Holiday Collection

Neiman Marcus + Target debuted their "Holiday Collection" in Target and Neiman Marcus stores on Saturday December 1st. 

The holiday collection of more than 50 hot items, includes clothing, accessories, and home goods designed by todays top designers.

Our top picks:
Tory Burch
Beverage Container & Lunch Box
$19.99 USD
Judith Lieber
Compact Mirror
$59.99 USD
Oscar de le Renta
Pet Collar & Leash
$39.99 USD
Joseph Altuzarra
Serving Trey
$79.99 USD
Decorative Jewelry Box
$49.99 USD
Yoga Mat
$49.99 USD
Marc Jacobs
Metallic Zip Clutch
$69.99 USD
Tracy Reese
Set of 4 Desert Plates
$39.99 USD
Carolina Herrera
Stationary Set
$19.99 USD
Tracy Reese
Sequined Blouse
$79.99 USD

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