If it isn’t obvious enough, I’m totally obsessed with these New Balance Sneakers. I love how they give an outfit that instant cool factor and they are BEYOND comfortable. I last wore them here, in a denim on denim look and decided to give this outfit more of an urban prep flair by pairing my trusted sneakers with distressed jeans and a preppy sweater/ blouse combo. This made for the ideal outfit to wear around the office then for an afternoon running errands. I recently picked up same shoes in red and can’t wait to style them. Have a great day!
Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend! It’s the week of Thanksgiving and what better way to celebrate than to kick of the week with a super smooth, sweet and dangerously delicious cocktail? No better way if you ask me. This Honey Bourbon Clementine Fizz is the perfect fall cocktail, full of seasonal goodness and a touch of sweetness thanks to Wild Turkey American Honey. Naturally smooth with the slightest hint of honey, American Honey pairs perfectly with fresh squeezed clementine juice and a splash of Ginger Beer.
I have to admit, it has taken me awhile to acquire a taste for Bourbon and Whiskey but this cocktail has totally converted me into a Bourbon loving gal. For the past few weeks, instead of my traditional Friday margarita, I’ve been digging into Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon (the reason the bottle is on the verge of empty…) and shaking up this Honey Bourbon Clementine Fizz.
Friends, these cocktails are a must make and would be perfectly appropriate to serve on Thanksgiving. Happy cocktail makin’!
Honey Bourbon Clementine Fizz:
Ingredients (yields 1 cocktail)
– 2 ounces Wild Turkey American Honey
– 2 ounces fresh squeezed clementine juice
– ginger beer
– squeeze of lemon
– Fill a glass with ice.
– Pour in bourbon, clementine juice and top with ginger beer.
– Finish with a squeeze of lemon.
Thank you to Wild Turkey for sending me this delicious bottle of American Honey!
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Happy Friday, friends!
Today I’m bringing to you my second Holiday Gift Guide (you can find last weeks Gift Guide for the Hostess with the Mostess, here) featuring so many yummy and unique gifts to give the foodie fanatics in your life. I like to think that some of the best gifts are ones that you’d never buy yourself and splurging on something like gourmet maple syrup or a retro Smeg Stand Mixer are certainly not something I’d buy myself, but I’d be overjoyed to receive them as gifts! And since I think of myself as somewhat of a foodie (a foodie wannabe maybe?) I can easily say that I would be super excited to open any of these foodie picks on Christmas morning!
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If there is one thing I’m looking forward to this holiday season it’s the holiday parties. And of course, dressing for said holiday parties. (I’m sure I’m not the only one outfit planning weeks ahead of time!!) I usually reach for a LBD or if it is more of a casual party; jeans, a silk blouse and some killer heels but this year I have this little faux leather skirt on the top of my mind. I bought it a couple years ago and it has become a staple in my closet. Dressed up with this adorable lace detail blouse, a touch of sparkle and a fun pair of shoes and I’m holiday ready! What is your go-to for holiday parties?
I am seriously elated that Thanksgiving is just over a week away. In preparation for the big day I’ve been giving a few of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes a little update. Last week I shared a recipe for a simple and oh-so flavorful Herb Roasted Artichoke which would make the perfect appetizer to the big meal and this week I have a super tasty twist on a classic; Herb Stuffing!
I’ve mentioned before that Persimmons are one of my favorite fall foods so I’m constantly looking for new ways to incorporate them into different recipes. They hold up really well when cooked and have a sweet and cinnamon-like taste and when paired with crispy pancetta it is out. of. this. world. The salty and sweet are a perfect compliment to each other and when mixed with tons of fresh herbs what you come out with is a seriously gourmet tasting stuffing.
Looking for other Persimmon recipes? Check out this Black Rice Salad with Persimmons, it would make a great Thanksgiving side dish!
Simple Herb Stuffing with Pancetta and Persimmons:
– 5 cups bread cut into 1″ pieces. I used 1/2 rosemary loaf and 1/2 ciabatta. I cut mine up the day before and left on a baking sheet to dry out. You can always toast it up in the oven the day of.
– 3 cups chicken broth plus more for re-heating
– 1/4 lb pancetta, cut into small pieces
– 3 persimmons, skins removed and cut into 1/2″ pieces
– 2 celery stalks, chopped
– 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
– 1/4 cup dried cranberries
– 1/4 cup parsley
– 2 tablespoons sage, chopped
– 2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped
– 2 tablespoons thyme, chopped
– 1 tablespoon salt
– 1/2 tablespoon pepper
– 1 egg
– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking dish (mine is 10.5″ x 7.5″)
– In a sauce pan, heat up chicken stalk. Once heated add dried cranberries and turn heat off.
– In a large sauté pan, cook pancetta until crispy. Using a slotted spoon transfer to a plate.
– Using the same sauté pan (with the pancetta grease) sauté onion and celery, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper until translucent. About 5 minutes. Add in persimmons and sauté for another 3-5 minutes. Add all fresh herbs and mix.
– In a large bowl whisk the egg and slowly add the warm broth. Be sure to go slow, you don’t want to cook the egg. Add bread and toss, let the bread soak up the broth for about 10 minutes.
– Add in pancetta, onion, celery, persimmon and herbs and mix well.
– Add another teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
– Transfer to your prepared baking dish.
– Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown. You may need to add more liquid if you feel it is getting too dry.
– To re-heat add a splash of chicken broth and cover with aluminum foil and bake for another 15 minutes or until warmed through.
A few weeks ago I popped into H&M searching for an oversized white button up. What I came out with was this super cute embellished sweatshirt. How great is that…a sweatshirt that looks fancy enough to pair with a skirt but feels just as comfy and worn in as your favorite sweatshirt that only makes an appearance inside your home?! In my book its pretty great!
Short post today but I’ll be back tomorrow with a super tasty and super simple Thanksgiving recipe. You’ll want to check back for that…trust me!
Have a great day!
How was your weekend? Mine was lovely and relaxing and spent doing a few of my favorite things; yoga, farmers market, and lunching at a couple local spots! Saturday we experienced a little bit of fall weather (finally!!) and I was more than happy to pull out this sweater from Pink Blush. It is the softest and coziest sweater I have ever put on and it was perfect for a fall day running around town. I wore it with a relaxed pair of jogger pants for a casual look and added a sleek pair of booties and trusty black accessories to finish off the outfit.
Have a great day!
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Tis’ the season…for gifts! With the holidays quickly approaching I’ve started to get into the gift giving spirit, so I am happy to introduce to you, my first gift guide of the season. For the next six weeks (thats right, only 6 weeks until Christmas!!!) I will be sharing my favorite gift ideas for everyone on your list.
With holiday parties quickly filling the calendar I thought it only appropriate to kick things off with A Holiday Gift Guide for the Hostess with the Mostess (everything on this list is under $35!). So, if you’re looking for the perfect gift to give the gracious hostess at your next holiday soiree, look no further! Here are a few ideas that might just make the perfect gift. From gilded cheese knives to a cheeky holiday tea towel there is something on this list that every hostess will love. (I know I sure would!!) Gifts for the hostess can be a simple as a nice bottle of wine wrapped with a gorgeous bow or as generous as a stunning marble and wood cheese board. Either way she is sure to be appreciative and will certainly invite you to her next celebration.
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