It's true, one doesn't have to fly to Paris to partake in a real French Macaron! All one need do is visit Sucre's website to find such delectable treats as the Summer Macaron Collection (pictured above). How about lemon buttercream with a blackberry jam center infused with balsamic & casis? Or, munch on the flavor of sweet vanilla buttercream with southern peach marmalade center. Ooh la la!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I learned how to create this easy, romantic do from The Daily Connoisseur. I used a large curling iron to create some body then gathered my hair at the nape of my neck and slightly over to one side, securing with a band to create a loose ponytail. I wrapped the end of the ponytail with another elastic band, leaving about an inch and a half of hair at the end. Grabbing a small section of the end hair in one hand and using the other hand to slide the bottom elastic band up to meet the other band, I was able to create this lovely, romantic look. I simply tucked the loose strand of hair in and secured the bun with a few pins. Voila...tres chic, oui?
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I can't tell you how many times I've been drawn to the fun flipflop wine labels only to be scared off by the super low price point. However, I was in need of a summer wine, and flipflop was the only bottle I could find in my summer-hot pursuit.
The screw top also scared me a bit, but I had to smile at the flip flops on the cap. I was nervous to take my first sip. Wouldn't I rather not know how the wine tasted and continue to admire the great labels? Well, I am happy to report that I give this flipflop Chardonnay a thumbs up! It is light, easy and I could certainly taste the pineapple notes. I would serve this wine to guests at a beach/pool party or give as a hostess gift along with some of those cute flip flop wine glass coasters. A toast to summer and flip flops!