November 22, 2013

Warm up this winter with a creamy hot chocolate

Lately, as the wheather is cooling down, I've been craving a good old fashioned hot cocoa..when looking online for hot chocolate recipes I stumbled upon this easy one and thought I should share it to spread the season's spirit :)) it's the best antidote for winter cold and will make your kitchen smell wonderful !!!

Ready in 7 mins:
  • Prep 2 mins
  • Cook 5 mins

The original recipe makes 4 servings:
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature. Add marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles to decorate and Voila !!

October 25, 2013

Stylish in skirts


I can't believe it still feels like summer !!! One of the perks of living in California :))
Check out these cute skirts !!

October 9, 2013

Outfit idea :)


Tory Burch Blue Navy Stripes Eden Top..Tory Burch Marion Small Shoulder Bag..Tory Burch Lizzie Riding Boot

I can totally see myself wandering around town in this outfit on a weekend :) It looks so confortable and chic at the same time. 

October 7, 2013

Happy Monday !!

What a better way to start the week than this beautiful Gucci street style...I felt inspired when I saw it on Pinterest so I had to share it :)

October 1, 2013

So elegant !

I love the color combination...The Hermes red bag adds accent and an elegant touch to this outfit. Perfect for a fall/winter weather

Lady in red :)

I am in love with this red lace dress. So trendy and chic. Very girly too :)

From the runway...

Beautiful, simple and chic Oscar de la Renta black dress. Featured in the F/W 13.14. I would totally wear it for a night out, without the gloves though. What would you wear it for ?

September 30, 2013

Chanel...classic and eternal !!

Chanel's iconic and timeless straight-cut tweed jacket, one of my favorite fashion creations !!
Apparently there is a much bigger reason behind the creation of this jacket than pleasing the eyes :)
This fashion jewel was first imagined by Coco Chanel in 1954 and has been a staple of women's fashion through its many iterations over the years. The jacket was the result of deliberate design with a main reason in mind: freedom of movement.
"The designers have forgotten that there are women inside the dresses. Most women dress for men and want to be admired. But they must also be able to move, to get into a car without bursting their seams! Clothes must have a natural shape." Chanel said. She wanted to design a jacket that was not only pleasing to the eyes, but was something women could feel comfortable in.
Thank you Coco Chanel !!

A beautiful Zuheir Murad creation to get started :)

This is my first post and my first experience blogging ever and to start I chose to share a very beautiful and inspiring creation of Zuheir Murad. I love his choices of lavish fabrics and exquisite detail.