Japaneño Bacon Bites

Food & Drink October 19th, 2015 — by:

This Victoria Amory hors d’oeuvre is a great way to spice up your next party!

Japaneño & Bacon Bites

12 whole jalapeno peppers

1 cup goat cheese, room temperature

12 rashers bacon, cooked 1/2 way (not crispy)

Green Chili Piri Piri to serve

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the jalapenos in half lenghtwise and remove the seeds. Fill each cavity with goat cheese and wrap with 1/2 bacon rasher. Close with a toothpick. Place on a baking sheet and cook until the bacon is cooked through and crispy. Transfer to a decorative platter and serve with green piri piri. Makes 24 bites.

 

Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream Pie

Food & Drink October 5th, 2015 — by:

This pie is all of our favorite things in one simple recipe. Enjoy!

Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream Pie

Start with a pie crust…. This can be store bought or homemade depending on how ambitious you’re feeling. We love a graham cracker crust for additional flavor. Layer in Bourbon Pecan Gelato. Mix Chocolate chips, heath bar crumbles and pecans for the topping and then spread them on top of the gelato. Drizzle with caramel and voila!

October Decor Finds

Shops October 5th, 2015 — by:

Get in the spirit with these subtly spooky home finds.

Skull & Crossbone Glasses and Decanter

Handmade French Vase

Momento de Mori Lamp

Pumpkin Chai Candle

The Werewolf

No Smoking

Singing the Blues Martini

Food & Drink September 21st, 2015 — by:

​This decadent treat from Sallie’s Greatest is part happy hour and part dessert and we can’t find a thing wrong with it!

Singing the Blues Martini

1 oz. vodka
1 oz. Blueberry + Lavender Simple Syrup
1 oz. Café Granita liqueur (coffee liqueur)
1 oz. Tolon-Tolon Macadamia Nut Cream (can use Frangelico)
1 oz. half and half
Chocolate syrup and blueberries for garnish.

Put all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice. Shake for 30-60 seconds to chill and strain cocktail into martini glass that has been swirled with chocolate syrup. Garnish with 3 blueberries.

 

GET THE LOOK: 2015 Emmys

Entertaining, Fashion September 21st, 2015 — by:

The Emmys were full of laughs, powerful speeches and of course, fashion. Check out some of our favorite looks from the evening!

Viola Davis stole the show with her powerful acceptance speech and stunning black and white gown. Pictured above, left to right: The Charlotte Dress, Best Actress winner Viola Davis sporting Carmen Marc Valvo, Giorgio Armani Lipstick

Sparkly stripes were a trend of the evening. Pictured above, left to right: Beaded Envelope Clutch, Claire Danes in Prada, Pomellato Link Bracelet

A huge congrats to Brackish Bow Ties whose Green Pond Tie was worn by  Emmys host Andy Samberg, while Don Cheadle chose the Guinea Tie.

Navy was another trend that we saw repeatedly on the red carpet. Pictured above, left to right: Sarah Paulson in Prabal Gurung, S. Carter’s Diamond Needle Earrings, Katie Fong’s Camila Dress.

TREND WATCH: HIDE

Shops September 14th, 2015 — by:

​Go wild with the season’s hottest trend in the home and on the runway.

This cowhide box from MooMoo Designs is such an elegant way to store your wine.

For the home that has everything, now there’s a calfskin leather and lamb fur accent pillow. Luxurious French milled calfskin is backed with lush Tibetan lamb fur and finished with signature smooth hide welting.

This zebra lamp is destined for a quirky loft, or more romantic “Out of Africa”-style abode.

These hair on hide cufflinks present a very unique combination of materials and are stunning on the cuff.

These springbok pillows give a room just enough texture and attitude.

The Ai-zan symbol on this zebra printed cowhide bag represents purity of spirit in Haitian vodou.