J.crew Eyelet and Espadrille Wedges

                           MS and I went for a walk in the city and found a little bar/restaurant around the corner called Logan Goat. We just originally wanted grab cold adult beverages but the server suggested to order Fried Goat Cheese which had panko breading, mango salsa and balsamic honey reduction. I'm not a big fan of goat cheese but the mango on top made it so tasty that I couldn't stop eating! I insisted on going back there again very soon. Thanks to Evan, our server for thanking good care of us.

                               


                         
           
     

Details: 
Top: J.crew - Peplum Top in Eyelet 
Bottom: Loft - Lace Riviera (similar)
Shoes: Tory Burch - Macy Leather Wedge Espadrille Sandal

Accessories:
Sunglasses: Ray Ban - Wayfarer Brown
Necklace: J.crew- Stone Fan Necklace
Bag: Ann Taylor - Town Crossbody Bag

Baptism in a Beautiful Stone Church

When I first saw this dress online, I didn't catch me eye but when I went for visit to the nearest store, it definitely did. The fit is perfect for my height (I'm 5'1). Pictures online doesn't do this dress justice so I suggest trying it on at a store if you can before purchasing. I also choose this dress because I think it's appropriate for a lot of  different occasions. 





Details:

Accessories:
Necklace: J.crew - Layered Circle Necklace 
Headband: Anthropologie: Morocco Headband
Bag: Ann Taylor: Town Crossbody Bag
Belt: Michael Kors - 13mm Braided belt  similar 
Bracelet: J.crew: Turquoise Bracelet 
Sunglasses: Ray Ban - Wayfarer Brown 
Umbrella: Ella Umbrella:  Totes Primary Dots Bubble Umbrella 

A Little Philly For You

Memorial Weekend is here! Planning on going anywhere? Come visit Philadelphia.! Here are some suggestions...


City Hall


Comcast Building - The tallest building in Philadelphia 


The Love Park 


Museum of Natural Sciences


The Benjamin Franklin Science Museum 


Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 




Rodin Museum



The Art Museum



The Philadelphia Zoo - The First Zoo In America


Center City Philadelphia


Washington Monument

Benjamin Franklin Parkway


The Free Library

Loaded Creamy Potato Soup

My allergies have been pretty bad this spring, but this soup made me feel a lot better!




















Ingredients: 

1 pound bacon, chopped
3 stalks celery, diced
1 small onion chopped or 1/2 large onion
4 garlic cloves
8 potatoes cubed (peeled or unpeeled)
chicken stock (enough to cover potatoes) (4 or cups)
3 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon diced tarragon
3 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro or use 1 teaspoon dried parsley as a substitute
salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:

1. Bake the bacon or cook it in a pan
2. Drain about 1/4 cup of the bacon grease. Use the remaining to saute the celery and onions until onions turns clear. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 1 to 3 minutes. Add the cubed potatoes, and toss to coat. Saute 5-8 minutes. Return the bacon in the pan and enough chicken stock to cover the potatoes. Cover  and simmer. Wait until the potatoes are tender.
3. In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour. Cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Whisk in heavy cream, tarragon cilantro (or parsley, you you don't have cilantro).
4. Bring the cream mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
5. Stir the cream mixture into the potato mixture.
6.Puree about 1/2 the soup OR mashed the potatoes.
7.  Season with salt and pepper.
8. Serve with a piece of bread.
9. When reheating the soup, if it gets too thick, add some milk before heating.

Printed Draped Popover And Purple Loosestrife

 It was nice enough today to get some Rita's and lay out in the sun.  Although my view is the city and not  the beach, it was still a relaxing day. I hope everyone had a great day!

TAGS: J.CREW.LOFT.ANNTAYLOR.TIFFANY&CO.











Details:
Shirt: J.crew- Printed Draped Popover ( in golden mustard)
Shorts: J.crew - 3" Chino Shorts (in white) - similar
Shoes: LOFT - Modern Flip Flops (in pink quartz) 

Accessories:
Bag: Anna Taylor - Town Crossbody Bag


My Necklace Collection

I use a belt hanger, (sold here) to organize my necklaces. It prevents everything from tangling and it separate all the necklaces enough that you're able to see everything that you hang. You will see on the first  pictures all my necklaces  that I have and on the last 2, I have highlighted and numbered my favorite necklaces from my collection. 
Happy happy Friday!   

TAGS: J.CREW.LOFT.LILLYPULITZER




Numbered 



Details: 


1.  Nordstrom - Green white necklace - Similar

2. J.crew - Gold Plated Chain- Similar. Necklace featured in this outfit.

3. J.crew- Brass Plated Crystal Necklace - Sold here 

4. Lilly Pulitzer - Lucky Medallion Necklace - Sold here . Necklace featured here.

5. J.crew - Pearl Twisted Hammock Necklace  -Sold here,  similar . Necklace featured in this outfit.

6. J.crew- Crystal Floral Burst Necklace - Sold here. Necklace featured in this outfit.

7. J.crew- Translucent Stone Necklace - Sold here

8.J.crew - Stone Fan Necklace - Sold here

9. LOFT- Mutli colored pastel necklace - similar . Necklace featured in this outfit.

Dutch Style Pancakes with Caramelized Apples

If you want something lighter  or be on a healthier side than a regular pancake, try this. Although the caramelized apple negates the "trying to be healthy part". If you want something healthier then try to use fresh berries instead of the caramelized apples. 


Caramelized apples over pancake


Dutch Style Pancake

Caramelized Apples 


Cantaloupe Juice


Serve with maple syrup or caramelized apples. 


 Ingredients:
1 cup all- purpose flour or  1 cup buttermilk  pancake mix
1/4 salt
6 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Maple syrup for serving
powdered syrup for serving.
                                                         Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 425 F and out a pie plate in the oven
2. In a large bowl,  combine flour or pancake mix, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, nutmeg and salt
3. butter the pie plate and pour pancake batter into the pie plate. Bake for 15- 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle some powdered sugar.
4.Serve with maple syrup or caramelized apples. 


Caramelized Apples: 

2 medium apples diced
1/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Simmer it in saute pan for 10-15 minutes or until the mixtures becomes thicker. 

                                      Cantaloupe: Juicers Masticating VS Centrifugal 


  • Juice half a cantaloupe and serve fresh. 
  • There are two kinds of juicers, masticating and centrifugal. Masticating juicers are used to juice vegetables and fruits. Centrifugal on the other hand can only juice fruits. I used a masticating juicer . I was on a budget when this was purchased and I was able to find a good one. This is reasonably priced and works well. sold here
  • Here are other options that I recommend, sold here , sold here, sold here 

A Stroll in The Park - HIS/HERS outfits

To reward ourselves after a long week, we treated ourselves with some great food, milkshakes and lastly we went for a long walk in the city.  I hope everyone had a great weekend! Hoping this week isn't as stressful as last week. Have a great week everyone!

TAGS: J.CREW.LOFT.TORYBURCH.VERAWANG.SPERRYS.TIFFANY&CO.













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HERS

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