Glitter & Pearls

off to our honeymoon!!
November 26, 2010, 6:45 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

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Olivia Palermo for
November 24, 2010, 4:02 pm
Filed under: FASHION

photo a la

From T Magazine, New York Times Blog:

Last week, Google unveiled its e-commerce fashion venture,, at the heart of which are online stores curated by celebrities and tastemakers. The Moment asked Olivia Palermo, whose boutique is already the second most followed, about her involvement with the much ballyhooed new site. “The process was a ton of fun,” Palermo said, “but I actually spent hours playing with it. It’s quite addictive!” No stranger to online shopping, Palermo has mostly been browsing on and for Giambattista Valli, Christopher Kane and the French label Maje to feature in her boutique, her goal being to make scouring the racks easy and accessible for shoppers with similar taste. “Whether it’s a Marchesa gown straight off the runway or a basic Topshop piece, everything is at your fingertips,” she says. She appreciates Google’s complex algorithms, which show browsers alternative items should the ones they want be unavailable or too pricey. The downside? “It’s accessible and free — until you start buying all the items you find.”

Truffle Butter
November 18, 2010, 2:05 am
Filed under: in the KItchen

My fabulous friend and bridesmaid, Isabel, bought me a truffle butter and truffle oil from Williams Sonoma as a shower gift, and unfortunately for me, she knows me all too well.  I am addicted to the stuff.  Thankfully, I kept those babies sealed until after the big day, and now my husband is stuck with me (though he’s not complaining – he likes my cooking.)  Aside from truffle butters and oils being a tad caloric and on the pricey side, it’s just so darn good.  So far I am a truffle novice – I baked a white macaroni and cheese with it, and have tried it on french fries (Baked, I promise!)

I searched truffle butter on the internet and found a lot of recipes for truffle butter risotto…definitely next on my list.  A little bit of parmigiano reggiano, chicken stock, and white wine, and you’re there!  I think marriage has upped the ante on my chef aspirations.  Not to mention all of those wedding gift cards to Williams Sonoma – man, I love that store!

Tartufolio Olive Oil with White Truffle Essence and TartufLanghe Butter with Truffle

winter showgirls
November 18, 2010, 1:17 am
Filed under: All In The Details, Inspiration, Picture Perfect

Free People created this year’s holiday displays in major Free People stores with these glamorous showgirl-inspired vintage photographs.  So pretty!

a la Free People Blog

Check out FP’s Winter Wonderland blog-post here!

November 18, 2010, 12:49 am
Filed under: love.want.need

Anthropologie Crowned Crane Bedding

Is it wrong to fall in love with a bedroom set that draws around $500?  Me thinks my hubby won’t bite.  Boo.

just married!!
November 18, 2010, 12:41 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Ban.Do Shoe Clips
November 17, 2010, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Accessorize

a la Daily Candy and Ban.Do

I confess, I have long been a fan of flare.  And with the ever-tough economy, and my impulsive internet shopping predilection, I thrive off of ways to spend small but go big!  And then I learn that Ban.Do, the makers of très adorable headbands (ahem…signature sequined red heart), have come out with a line of fab shoe clips.  Shoe clips have been floating around the internet lately as, what I like to call:  “wedding flare”, but everyday-wear sounds even better.  Plus, the adorable little shoe clips will revamp an old pair of heels.  And standing true to their headband prowess, the clips include sparkly hearts, chiffon pom-poms, and dainty silk flowers.  The Ban.Do shoe clips are only $25/pair…far less than a sparkly new pair of Louboutins.

BONUS:  Join Ban.Do’s Mailing List and get 15% off your order!!