Give Me Temperley or Give Me Death….Actually, just Temperley will be Fine

Looking over Temperley London’s Spring 2016 RTW collection just makes me want to grab a paper fan, drop some more ice cubes in my mojito, and lean back.  Continue reading “Give Me Temperley or Give Me Death….Actually, just Temperley will be Fine”

Lupita Covers Vogue, Again!

Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of the upcoming October Vogue. This makes the second cover in a row that Vogue has featured a black woman, and it’s Lupita’s second cover for Vogue (her first was in July of 2014). These are all good things. What’s even better is the photo spread inside. Continue reading “Lupita Covers Vogue, Again!”

So, I Guess the Lauren Conrad Collection is Okay?

Say what you want about Lauren Conrad (she’s basic, she’s boring, she’s bland), but the chick has one serious business head on her shoulders. She has parlayed a reality tv show part into a mini empire that includes, books, clothes, accessories, and more. Continue reading “So, I Guess the Lauren Conrad Collection is Okay?”

Sweet Bourbon Tea

It’s been one of those weeks where the slightest thing bothers me. I’m not sure why this happens, but it usually coincides with a four-day weekend.

It’s Wednesday evening and I’m sitting on my living room floor with my half eaten dinner in front of me. My apartment is small and doesn’t have a dining room or eat in kitchen, so my coffee table is where I eat at night.

My desk in the corner technically doubles as a dining table, but who has the time or energy to pull that bad boy out every night?  Maybe when I have a dinner party I’ll drag it out and make use of it’s proper form. Maybe.

Despite the 90-degree heat wave we’re currently experiencing in Baltimore, I’m craving fall. This could’ve been a bourbon cider post, but I had some tea bags remaining and borderline overripe fruit, so I figured, why not?

This tea is not too sweet and helps you get rid of farmer’s market fruit that will quickly go bad before you can pack it in your lunch bag.

Sweet Bourbon Tea
2 peaches

2 clementines

1 pitcher of tea (homemade or store bought, your call)

1 cup of bourbon

1 lemonata San Pellegrino

Splash of triple sec

Muddle the fruit and place in the pitcher. Refrigerate the pitcher of fruit while you make the tea. If you bought your tea, simply pour it into the pitcher over the muddled fruit.

Add in your bourbon and top off with the San Pellegrino. Taste and add the triple sec if you please. I added a splash because I made my tea slightly bitter due to the addition of the ripe fruit.

Pour into your glass. Sip and repeat.

Blossoms

  
What is thy mouth to me?

A cup of sorrowful incense,

A tree of keen leaves,

An eager high ship,

A quiver of superb arrows.


What is thy breast to me?

A flower of new prayer, 

A poem of firm light,

A well if cool birds,

A drawn bow trembling. 

  

What is thy body to me?

A theatre of perfect silence, 

A chariot of red speed,

And O, the dim feet

Of white-maned desires!

– e.e. cummings 

  

I went to the farmer’s market this morning with a friend. It’s nearly the end of the summer and it’s the first time I’ve been all season.

  
We made a few loops around the stands and took in the samples, smells, and sights. One of the first sights we saw was a lovely farm’s stand with gorgeous flowers. I couldn’t leave without buying a few bouquets. 

  
The blossoms inspired me to bake a cake when I got home. Chocolate cake with orange blossom water glaze. There’s simply no better way to spend a Sunday. 

 

Where’s the Beach?

Is it the end of August already? This summer has flown by. I am not too sad about this since I hate the summer. I would probably enjoy it more if I had a personal pool, but I don’t have a pool, therefore I don’t like the summer. Continue reading “Where’s the Beach?”

Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal Give Serious Suit Envy at the ESPYS

Last night, everyone’s imaginary high school cool couple stepped out to promote their latest movie, Southpaw, at the ESPYS. Continue reading “Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal Give Serious Suit Envy at the ESPYS”

5 Things I Saw on Pinterest that I REALLY REALLY Want

There is a saying that “Idle hands are the devil’s playground”. I would like to amend that saying and add “Idle hands in possession of a smartphone with the Pinterest app on it are the devil’s playground”.   Continue reading “5 Things I Saw on Pinterest that I REALLY REALLY Want”

Spring Trend- Stripes and Florals

Spring Trend- Stripes and Florals