Monthly Archives: December 2016

Skinny Lox Recipe


Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 9:15 am

Filed under Food

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I’m a girl that eats to live but certainly enjoys the journey of eating! I don’t necessarily count calories but I make sure to keep it balanced. I say go ahead and eats something fried today (or for 2 days what the hell, right?) then eat cleaner for the next day or two with salads, lots of water and so on.

Whenever I can, I will cut the “fat” so to speak one some of my favorite indulges like my favorite Sunday breakfast fav…lox, cream cheese on a bagel with all the works…capers, tomatoes, cracked pepper, fresh dill. I never was that person to dig out the middle of a perfectly good bagel but I will revise a few things to indulge without all the carbs all the time.

*Make a fresh plate of the lox and have a mini bagel on the side. It’s the same concept of having a bun-less burger except have the option to eat less bagel

*Only use a smear of cream cheese instead of that glorious glob.

*Mozzarella sticks thinly sliced (less calories than cream cheese)

*Add heirloom cherry tomatoes halved

*Sprinkle capers and its juices sparingly

*Toss some fresh dill & pasley

Enjoy & You’re Welcome!!!

Play On Plaids


Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 11:00 am

Filed under Fashion

 

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It’s almost the end of a year and winter hasn’t officially arrived…thank goodness! Nonetheless, we should get everything ready before the temperature drops and catches us off guard.Put those summery pieces that “pass” in this balmy fall weather away and start asking yourself…What are the fashionable looks for winter 2016 I need to have? The answer is a layered one but allow me to help start you off…GET SOME PLAID! All kinds of patterns in plaid. All kinds of colors in plaid. Trust me!

What is Plaid you ask? simply put; the definition is: a checkered or tartan twilled cloth, typically made of wool. Simple right? Traditionally, the cold season makes us bring out a lot of dark and neutral shades. Thanks to Britain influence, plaid is not only a “blah” beige, but a vibrant catchy red tartan that catches your eye and now even more evolved updated and edgy with brighter bolder colors, bolder patterns in small plaids to large graphic prints.

In my opinion, the good ole’ British vibes are very in demand this year. They are warm to wear and they bring women an effortlessly adorable look. But there is nothing wrong with uniquely edgy and sexy so try the more modern styles but try mixing the two.

Making room for plaids in your fall/winter wardrobe is easier than one might think. Great plaid prints come in capes, coats, jackets, pants, shirts and accessories like scarves, weekend bags, gloves, hats, shoes and more for both men and women. No excuse to embrace the trend. I like mixing the plaid patterns and bold colors from brands like Barbour and one of my favorite designers Barbara Bui.