Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year

Welcome..

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

2012. Another year has come and gone (too quickly!). We’re wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Photo: LIFE

-three & twentyeight

Merry Christmas

Wishing..

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!

you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for a wonderful year – now get off the computer, go spend some time with your loved ones and we’ll see you back here next year!

Photo: Mental Stability

-three & twentyeight


Ricotta, Fig & Honey Crisps

Need a last minute..

Ricotta, Fig & Honey Crisps

Ricotta, Fig & Honey Crisps

appetizer? Saw this Ricotta, Fig & Honey Crisp recipe at Family Cookbook Project that sounds delicious AND easy! With only four ingredients you can whip this up in a flash, and impress your guests. Spread 1 tsp of fresh ricotta cheese on each of the 16 whole grain crackers or slices of bread. Top with a 1/2 of a fresh fig. Sprinkle each with a pinch of sea salt and drizzle with a 1/2 tsp of honey. No cooking and barely a mess to clean up, a simple one to add to the menu.

Photo: Country Living

-three

Espresso Truffles

Anyone..

Espresso Truffles

Espresso Truffles

up for espresso truffles? Earlier today, I was flipping through Real Simple and, no surprise, but they have some holiday desserts that look totally delicious. These truffles are one of the many that caught my eye.  They look much easier than I had ever imagined and such a treat. Yet to try them, but next snowy day, could be a good activity!

Ingredients:
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp instant espresso powder
1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp coffee liqueur (optional)
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions:
1. In a large saucepan, heat the cream and instant espresso powder over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture bubbles around the edges, 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Remove from heat, add the semisweet and bittersweet chocolate, and stir until melted. Add the liqueur (if using) and vanilla and stir to combine. Transfer to a shallow bowl, cover loosely, and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours and up to 1 week.
3. Using a small spring-loaded scoop, a melon baller, or a teaspoon, drop 1-inch balls of the chocolate mixture onto a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
4. Place the cocoa powder in a shallow bowl. Roll the chocolate balls in the cocoa, then transfer to a wax paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Photo: Real Simple

-twentyeight

Little Esop

A fun..

Longsleever

Building Blocks Long Sleever

Pocket Legging

Building Blocks Pocket Legging

Overalls

Skipping Pants

and wearable kids clothing line called Little Esop. Judy Posey designs the line that has really great basics for kids. Styles like the building blocks leggings, tops and rompers hold up to lots of rough play and laundry sessions (given as a gift & tried & tested by my very own). In need of a little styling inspiration for the kids? Take a look at the ‘favorite outfits for fall‘ category at the Little Esop Store. Also came across this post on their blog, and as someone who has worked in production, I thought it gives some interesting insight on what goes into developing one little garment.

Photos: Little Esop

-three

Suvi Ainoa

Committed..

Black 'Wings' Linen Coat, $112

Black 'Wings' Linen Coat, $112

to style and sustainability, Suvi Ainoa is a line you’ve got to know about. The name is Finnish, Suvi means “summer” and Ainoa, “the only one”. The brand is all about creating products that aren’t following trends, but pieces that are “useful, minimal and still beautiful” – all of which they’ve managed to accomplish. Oh, and possibly an unintentional buzz, as these pieces are sure to turn some heads and let kids express their individuality.

Zipper back Linen Blouse, $66

Zipper back Linen Blouse, $66

Faux Fur Sleeveless Coat, $115

Faux Fur Sleeveless Coat, $115

Photos: Suvi Ainoa

-twentyeight

Master Piece X Smith + Butler

Seems like..

City Bag

Back Pack

everyone is collaborating these days, and one not to miss out on is the partnership between Master Piece and Smith + Butler. They’re delivering some functional and cool back packs that simply come in brick or black. The cotton fabric is treated with paraffin coating, and all of the materials only get better with age. Leaves me wanting more.

Photo: Smith + Butler

-three

Danner – 63″ Hiking Laces

Sometimes..

Danner - 63" Hiking Laces

Danner - 63" Hiking Laces

a little change is all you need.  These laces from footwear company, Danner come in a ton of colors and are sold at Woodlands Supply Co., a very cool shop full of practical, solid, well-constructed pieces for everyday living.  So switch things up without making a major dent in your wallet (or having to break in a new pair of shoes) by changing up your laces.

Photo: Woodlands Supply Co.

-twentyeight

Honey in the Rough

A whole new..

Honey in the Rough

Honey in the Rough Online Shop

shopping experience at the Honey in the Rough online shop. The revamped website is as inviting as the store itself, and a very close second to the in-house shopping experience. What can I say, Honey in the Rough is one of my favorite shops in NYC, and it’s no secret that Ashley Hanosh curates the most amazing assortment. Just a little over 3 years ago I bought my wedding dress here! With a covetable mix of clothing, jewelry and apothecary goods, it’s hard not to want it all in your closet. Take a look at the new design of Honey in the Rough.

Photo: Honey in the Rough

-three

smartypretty™ Mittens

We were..

smartypretty™ Mittens

smartypretty™ Mittens

introduced to mimiTENS™ a while back and feel in love the vibrant colors, elbow length cuff, the fact that they are eco-friendly, and well, just about everything! So, when we found out the founder, Anna-Maria Mountfort, has created smartypretty™, a line for women, we couldn’t have been happier.  Once again – great prints and solids, super warm, eco-friendly, and of course Mountfort uses fantastic materials like water repellent nylon, Thinsulate and Oeko-Tex certified bamboo/cotton fleece. Made in Canada and they’re the real deal.

Photo: smartpretty

-twentyeight

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