I have mentioned Susanne Carroll our W by Worth representative before. She has a great sense of style and really knows what will look good on her clients. She is available to come to your house to rework your closet. She also is looking to grow her W by Worth team, so if you love fashion and want to earn some extra money do not hesitate to contact her:firstname.lastname@example.org. Susanne is having a trunk show showcasing the fall line all week, until 7/27. Here is a preview of some of the cool looks for fall. I love how they accessorize the outfits with designer accessories. To make an appointment to see the full line email Susanne HERE.
There is also going to be a “Sip and Shop” event on July 21st from 7-10 at the True Cocktail Cottage in Rye NY. (old Milton Rd, just past Milton Harbor House). True Cocktails will be offering samples of their True Cocktail mixes as well as Dawn Elizabeth Jewelry and Degen Designs, featuring Bank and Surf Beach Maps. If you are in the Westchester NY area, definitely stop by!!
The house where F. Scott Fitzgerald started writing the Great Gatsby is on the market. The estate is located in Great Neck, NY, the area that inspired the tale of Gatsby and the lavish mansion and lifestyle in which he lived. The Fitzgerald themselves threw wild parties, in this home (which has since been renovated) during the 2 years that they rented from 1922-1924. A story goes that a maid found Mr & Mrs. Ftizgerald passed out, fully clothed, on the lawn, the next morning after driving their Rolls Royce back from a night of partying in New York City. Oh, the good life!!!!!
Today’s fashionable friend friday is a pair of sisters Laetitia Stanfield and Selina McPherson, who create beautiful “vibrant and colorful” scarf necklaces adorned with beading and sparkles. Their designs are inspired from their travels all over the world, with much New York and Paris influence. These necklaces look amazing with a white t-shirt and jeans, for running around during the day, as well as a little black dress, for a sophisticated evening look. To see the full assortment of necklaces click HERE
I was able to catch up with Laetitia and ask her a little bit about her beautiful designs:
Give us a little background, how did you get into the scarf necklace Jewelry design?I was a buyer at Bergdorf Goodman for 5 years and I met a slew of young designers. I loved how creative they all were and wanted to get on the other side of the business.
Who do you envision wearing your designs? Do you take this into account when you are design the jewelry?Our pieces are designed for the creative customer who is looking to spruce up her wardrobe.
What are some new pieces you are working on?Chokers and evening pouches, not only ‘scarf necklaces’
What is your favorite piece in your own personal jewelry collection (photo please)?
Besides my ROARKEs, my wedding band
What are 5 pieces every woman should have in their jewelry collection?
A few scarf necklaces, a great pair of simple gold stud earrings and something from your grandmother’s jewelry box
What are your splurge/steal items for a jewelry wardrobe?Splurge – diamonds. Steal – a ROARKE scarf necklace that can be worn anywhere day to night
What’s your favorite travel destination?Most recent is Marrakech
What’s your favorite restaurant in NYC?Il Buco
What’s your favorite store in NYC?
If you could see any woman wearing your beautiful designs, who would it be?
Michelle Obama and Kate Moss
Who are your favorite designers?Stella, pheobe and KarlName a style icon you admire.
If I wasn’t making jewelry I would be a travel photographer
A reader recently posted this recipe on her Facebook page. I knew that it would be perfect for my blog. Katherine Hepburn was known for her independence and spirited personality. She spent the summers living across from a very good family friend’s house in a waterfront community. I could just imagine her baking these brownies in her kitchen looking out over the beautiful Long Island Sound.
1/2 cup cocoa
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 cup broken up walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt butter in sauce pan with cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Add Vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, nuts, and salt. Add to the cocoa butter mixture. Stir until just combined.
Pour into a greased 8X8 square pan. Bake 40 minutes. Don’t over bake; they should be gooey. Let cool and cut into squares.