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    Monday
    May092011

    Shoe La La


    On Friday Aneesh surprised me for my birthday (which is today) with dinner and an evening getaway. We headed to the Liberty Hotel for the night and enjoyed a great meal at Scampo, one of the restaurants in the hotel.  It was a lovely and relaxing evening and I thought it was so thoughtful and sweet of Aneesh to plan a fun night out for my birthday. I wore a dress I recently picked up at the Tahari outlet with these black platform sandals.

    I am also guest posting over at the CoolKids blog today on my Top 5 Must Have Shoe Styles For The Spring. I hope you will head over to my friend Betsy's blog and check out my list of the hottest shoe styles for the spring and how to wear them.

    And I have to explain the inspiration behind the title of this post. Aneesh and I have been reading the most adorable book to Ariyana called Shoe-la-la This sweet rhyming story is about four little girls in search of the perfect shoes, and in the end they realize the best pair of shoes they can find are the ones they make and decorate themselves. The illustrations are colorful and what I love most about this book is that it sends positive messages to young children about individuality, friendship, and creativity.

    Elie Taharimalia dress, Isola damar sandals

    Thursday
    May052011

    Reader Request: A few questions....

    Update-Voting is now closed. Thanks to all of you who voted. I truly appreciate all your multiple votes and enthusiasm the past few weeks. And a special thanks to Kristin over at Bon Bon Rose Girls for her support as well.

    First and foremost a big thank you to all of you who have been voting for me over at circle of moms. Right now I am in the Top 25 for Moms with Style but that could all change quickly because today is the last day of voting and the competition for the Top 25 spots is getting really competitive.

    Being in the Top 25 would not only be a great Mother's Day and birthday gift but I also started my blog one year ago in May and earning a spot in the Top 25 would be such an amazing milestone and accomplishment. Also my friends Kristin and Megan over at Bon Bon Rose Girls need your votes too. Please vote for me HERE and Kristin and Megan HERE And please help spread the word on Twitter and Facebook if you can.

    Kacie and her sister, both Style'N readers,  emailed me requesting some additional details on a few of my previous blog posts.  I thought I would take the opportunity to address their questions on today's post.

    1. Could you provide the link to the peach mango mimosa's and spinach and mushroom quiche recipes you talked about on April13th?I am planning on doing a recipe post on the spinach, mushroom, and onion quiche sometime in May or June so stay tuned. But I can tell you it's my aunt's recipe and it's super easy to make and it's delicious. In the meantime if you want the recipe feel free to email me directly and I would be happy to send it to you.

    And the peach mango mimosa's are really easy to make. I just added this peach mango juice to some champagne...that's it! Oh threw in a raspberry in each glass to make the drinks look pretty.

    2. Which food mixer do you have - it is photographed in your Valentines Cookies blog piece from Feb 7th.

    I use this Kitchen Aid Architect 6 speed hand mixer but I have been baking way more this past year and I would love to get a professional stand up mixer soon.

    3. Where are the beautiful glasses from that you serve your smoothies in - the tall and the smaller ones?

    The smaller cocktail glasses are from Crate and Barrel. I got them a couple of years ago and unfortunately I don't see them on the Crate and Barrel website. I got the taller etched glasses more recently and they are from West Elm. I bought the tall tumblers and the wine glasses. And I use these wine glasses for yogurt parfaits and desserts.



    4. We were curious to know which the orange cook book you had was was - its in the photo where you have the Gpaltrow, Flour and Giada's cookbooks in a pile from April 7.

    The cookbook is Vij's Indian Cuisine and it's available at Amazon. Vij's restaurant is an extremely well known and popular restaurant in Vancouver and we always eat there when we are in town.  My husband and I both really enjoy making recipes from this cookbook. 


    5. Where is your ring from in the photograph of you holding your daughters hand, December 17 2010

    It is a David Yurman albion ring and Aneesh got it for me as a gift when Ariyana was born 3 years ago.

    Wednesday
    May042011

    Movie Review: Something Borrowed


    On Monday night a friend and I attended the advance screening of the movie Something Borrowed starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski and Colin Egglesfield.  This romantic comedy, based on the best selling novel by Emily Giffin, is about two best friends who want to marry the same man.

    Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is an unhappy, single, talented attorney who drinks too much on her 30th birthday and wakes up to find herself in bed with Dex (Colin Egglesfield), the man who she has had a crush on since law school. But Dex happens to be her best friend Darcy's (Kate Hudson) fianc&eacute. Relationships are tested while a long-time trusted friend, Ethan (John Krasinski), stands by Rachel with a secret of his own.

    Even though I ended up sitting up front in the third row and left with a stiff neck I will try not to be bias in my review. Basically this romantic comedy is slightly predictable, runs a bit long, and in my opinion is not a "must see" movie. There are definitely funny moments and for the most part I enjoyed watching Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson on screen. But I would recommend forgoing the $10 movie theater ticket and perhaps consider renting this movie on a Friday night when you're in the mood to curl up on the couch and watch a chick flick with your girlfriends. Oh and I wouldn't subject your husbands and boyfriends to this movie unless of course you are intentionally trying to ruin your relationship! The movie opens up nationwide on Friday May 6th. Have you read the book? Are you planning to catch this movie in the theaters?


    By far the best scene in the movie is when Kate and Ginnifer break it down to Salt n'Pepa's Push It.

    And a BIG thank you for your continued votes at Circle of Moms I cannot thank you enough for all your support and votes. Please vote HERE today and tomorrow and help me stay in the Top 25!!!

    Tuesday
    May032011

    Etsy Jewelry Giveaway Winner



    Thanks to everyone who entered the margaretruthbeads Etsy giveaway. I am happy to announce the winner is #8- Jaime with LA VIE....J'AIME. Jaime selected this lovely purple stone necklace valued at $75.

    And for those of you who have not checked out this lovely Etsy shop, definitely take a peek. My friend and colleague Chris has some amazing pieces and she only uses the highest quality beads and materials.

    Congratulations Jaime!!!

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    Monday
    May022011

    Prints Charming

    On Sunday we went over to our friends house for a casual brunch and to celebrate the arrival their new baby. Even though I feel like my to do list keeps getting longer, it was nice to ignore this list and just spend a lazy Sunday afternoon drinking champagne and catching up with good friends. And can you believe it's already May? It was a gorgeous sunny day in Boston yesterday so I thought it would be a great excuse to get dressed up and put on my new printed spring dress. Unfortunately, it was not warm enough to forgo the tights quite yet.

    Ariyana is wearing a Gap tiny flower tank dress, Ralph Lauren cardigan and See Kai Run shoes

    Thakoon for Target dress, Burberry sunglasses, Madewell oxford slingbacks, Michael Kors watch, turquoise bracelet, and dark purple swarovski crystal bracelet

    dark purple swarovski crystal bracelet

    Don't forget to enter the Etsy jewelry giveaway going on now until midnight tonight.

    Click HERE to enter the giveaway. And a BIG thank you for your continued votes at Circle of Moms.  
    Please continue to vote HERE until May 5th.