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FRINGE WITH CELINE

15 Feb

FRINGE WITH CELINE

Fringe clutch at the Céline Rtw show in Paris

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VALENTINE’S DAY: KEEP IT FUN

13 Feb

In my mind, Valentine’s Day should celebrate how much fun you have with the people you love.

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Along the same lines, Lazy Oaf has a pretty stellar Valentine’s Day Gift roundup…

a few of my favorites:

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BEE HAPPY

13 Feb

My recent obsession…

courtesy of C. Wonder

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RUN BY THE BAY: Bay Lights

27 Jan

RUN BY THE BAY: Bay Lights

SKIRTS: FOR WORK&PLAY

23 Jan

For some, a lazy day at work means basic pants, top and whatever shoes are comfiest.

For me: it means the least number of pieces that pack the most punch. There’s simply nothing like good style to pick you up when you need it most, but the less effort required, the better.

Hence my obsession with this season’s trendiest professional cut

Below-the-Knee Hemline Skirts

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[From Left to Right: Michael Kors, Whistles, Tory Burch]  

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

21 Jan

As we all know, eating right can be tough – especially when crunched for time. In my case, getting a satisfying, filling breakfast without the calories is important…

but oh-so-challenging when I’m rushing out the door in the morning.

My recent solution:

Make-ahead Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal [courtesy of The Kitchyn]

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
1 cup pumpkin or squash puree
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Heat the oven to 375°F. In a 3-quart (or larger) saucepan or Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. (Your burner shouldn’t be on at full blast, but the butter should melt quickly.) When the butter foams up, stir in the oats and fry them, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes or until they smell toasted.

Push the oats up against the side of the pan, and drop the second tablespoon of butter in the now clear center of the pan. Dump in the pumpkin puree. Fry it in the butter, only stirring after about a minute. Stir in the sugar and spices and continue frying the puree for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until the color darkens slightly and the raw smell disappears. It’s OK if a few dark brown spots appear as the puree sticks to the pan.

Pour in the milk and whisk everything to combine. Whisk in the water, vanilla and salt. Put a lid on the pan and put it in the oven. Bake for 35 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven, and carefully lift the lid (be cautious as steam will billow out). Stir the oatmeal. It will look quite loose still, but the oats should be al dente and tender. The oatmeal will thicken rapidly as it cools.

Eat immediately with a drizzle of cream or milk and maple syrup, or let cool and then refrigerate. Heat up bowls in the microwave or on the stovetop.

VON FURSTENBERG on TECH & FASION

21 Jan

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“Technology has enabled us to instantly connect the fashion in New York or Beijing or Paris. As the world becomes more and more global and we see the same stores across the world, the next challenge will be to start thinking local and design for special markets and special desires. As the notion of nations disappears, tribes are coming back. We’re creating communities. Whatever tribe we’re in, whatever we specialize in, whichever niche we’ve discovered, whatever disease we have, we gather into groups. Everyone wants a community in which they can be who they want to be. However small a community, it can exist and have a voice via the Internet.