Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Peach Cobbler

Summer Peach Cobbler 

1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups Sugar, Divided into 3/4 Cup Each
1 tbsp. Baking Powder
1/4 Cup Milk
4 Cups (About 4 large) Fresh Yellow Peaches, Cut Into Slices
1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp. Lemon Zest
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. 
Melt butter in a large baking dish or dutch oven. 
Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and kosher salt in a medium bowl. Add milk and stir just until dry ingredients are incorporated. Without stirring, pour batter over melted butter. Heat remaining 3/4 cup sugar, fresh peach slices, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook until sugar has melted and all ingredients are fully mixed. Without stirring, pour the peach mixture over the batter. Sprinkle cobbler crust with additional cinnamon or nutmeg. 
Bake cobbler for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. 

Sources: http://www.asweetpeachef.com/sweets/fresh-peach-cobbler/

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kim Kardashian's Makeup

Romantic Chic
Back to Basics
Retro Glam

Sources: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JzTpzf-kKzo/TTU2lncNvCI/AAAAAAAAAGk/Hy1D5LEc2Hw/s1600/kim_kardashian3.jpg, http://www.mun2.tv/files/images/mun2-images/news/quote-of-the-day/quote-of-the-day-kim-kardashian.jpg, http://megsmakeup.com/sites/default/files/blog-images/kimkardashian1.jpg

Summer in a Nutshell

Sweet Treats

Sweet or Salty? I'd choose sweet all the way! Here are a few of my favorite local desserts. Try not to drool, enjoy! 
Pizookie at Oreganos
Gelato at Angel Sweet, Chandler
French Macaroons at Essence Bakery, Tempe

Sources: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/images/20090820-pizookie1.jpg, http://vvoice.vo.llnwd.net/e14//5446918.92.jpg, http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1082/1067293113_86dfbae59a.jpg, 

MadeByGirl's Jen Ramos Las Vegas Home

So fun, flirty, open, contemporary, basic, and feminine! I wouldn't change a thing about this home! I especially love the office shelves! I'm dying to find that geometric vase! 

Source: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/house-tours/jen-ramos-owner-of-madebygirl-shares-her-personal-homehouse-tour-148476

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bluefly Closet Confessions presents Giuliana Rancic

Although I've seen this video numerous times, I die laughing every time while also secretly wishing I was Giuliana!! Besides, who doesn't need a Jose in their life?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Emma Watson in Vogue

So, I'm going to admit something that may change your mind about me. Yes, I am a Harry Potter fanatic! I've seen and read and also own all of the HP series movies and books. I'm also one of those fans who stays up late for the midnight showing of each Harry Potter film. Therefore, I am undeniably an Emma Watson fan but also for other reasons, such as her style and grace. I think she is a great role model for young women because she proves she can have it all, including a pixie cut. So, I was extremely excited when I saw she was featured in Vogue this month in several amazing outfits. Such a must see if you haven't already! P.S. Wait till you see the Alexander McQueen nude jewel-encrusted thigh-high boots....AMAZING!

Source: http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/emma-watsons-new-day/#

Celebrities and their Pugs

If there is one thing my heart melts over, it's a pug. You know, those snorting, chubby, 'smooshy' faced dogs that are oh so adorable! My obsession over pugs began several years ago when my sister got one, named Diego. I take care of Diego frequently because my sister's job requires her to travel a lot. Therefore, I become the babysitter every couple of days. Since I am literally obsessed,  I enjoy every moment I get with the little guy but being this crazy obsessed comes with a love for other pugs as well. In other words, I'm also consumed with celebrities and their pugs. So, take a look and trust me your heart will melt for these little guys.

Sources: http://www.celebritydogwatcher.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/hugh_laurie_pug.jpg http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/pets-guest-stars?lpgStart=1&currentslide=1&currentChapter=1; http://houndbound.com/dogblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/gerard_butler_pug.jpg; http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2007/startracks/071015/kelly_osbourne2.jpg; http://www.x17online.com/parispugpic.jpg; http://juicefriends.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/alba_jessica_pug.jpg; 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Every Stripe Tells A Story: TOMS Sunglasses

TOMS' famous One for One philosophy is undoubtedly heart warming. In fact, it makes me want to purchase every pair of TOMS designs in my size in order to give a pair of shoes to someone in need. Recently, TOMS displayed a 'Mystery Box' inside every Nordstrom that was not allowed to be opened until several day ago. Once opened, the box revealed TOMS' newest endeavor, sunglasses! Once again, TOMS' One for One philosophy is present as with each sunglass that is purchased, they help give someone's sight back. 

Classic 301Sunglasses
Classic 201 Sunglasses
Classic 101 Sunglasses

Emma Stone's Beauty Looks

In a previous post, I mentioned how much I adore Emma Stone's makeup. Lately, I've been obsessed with her and absolutely loving her different looks that she pulls off so effortlessly. I'm one of those that wishes I could do the same but I tend to stick with the same-old-same-old. Regardless, I can always appreciate Emma Stone's array of beauty looks from hair to makeup. 

Hair Color
Eye Liner
Hair Length
Lipstick Colors

Source: http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Hair/Emma-Stone-s-Beauty-Looks

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Leaked: Missoni For Target

Hands down, Missoni has to be one of my favorite designers! As I've mentioned in a previous blog, Missoni's timeless pattern will never grow old in my book. Therefore, when I heard that Target was teaming up with none other than Missoni, I couldn't wait to hear more! Luckily, leaked photos from Target's 60's-inspired commercial were recently released, which gave me a peek of what I have to look forward to. Better yet, we won't have to wait long to see the rest of Margherita Missoni's collection because it's supposed to debut this fall! One other thing, there is expectedly a bicycle that's included in her collection. SO thrilled to see it all!!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Destination: New York City

Several years ago, my Mom and I took a trip to the East Coast. We stopped in places such as, Maine and Rhode Island as well as my favorite, New York. While we visited New York, we ventured towards the typical tourist attractions such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. We even took a red double decker bus tour around the city. How much more touristy could it have gotten? As much as I enjoyed these attractions, I would love to take another trip to the big apple and experience it from a local point of view! Therefore, these would be a few of the places I would make sure to visit if I had another opportunity to visit NYC. 
Shop till I drop at TopShop
Enjoy a frozen hot chocolate at Serendipty
Observe the animals at the Central Park Zoo
Take a stroll through Greenwich Village and enjoy the view