Fashionable Friend Friday

Sometimes incredible talent is literally right under your nose!!  As is the case with this week’s Fashionable Friend Friday!!  My friend Augustina’s Instagram posts are incredible.  Not only is she an amazing cook but her presentation is out of this world.  I am so impressed with the care she takes to provide her family with Michelin Star-worthy meals.  Whether it be breakfast in bed or dinner al fresco on the Patio, Augustina’s is the place to be.  And, if you think the food is amazing you should get to know the company….THE BEST!!!!   Bon Weekend!!

Augustina’s Nicoise:

•Ahi tuna 
Take a pastry brush and paint on olive oil on both sides with salt and pepper 
Then sear in a very HOT pan. 
1 min on each side for rare 
Let cool 

Lay on top on a bed of Boston lettuce 
Roasted potatoes 
Hard boiled eggs
Steamed green beans 
Roasted asparagus 
Black pitted olive
Quartered tomatoes. 

champagne vinaigrette:
(Ina Garten) 
1 tsp Dijon 
1 tsp minced garlic
3TBS champagne vinegar
Salt and pepper 
1/2 cup good olive oil 

• if you don’t have time to slowly whisk olive oil into mixture place it all in your blender … Magic 
Double or triple and have it on tap! 

You can add spices, and lemon, honey — adjust to your taste — above is a good start. 

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival

Last weekend I was invited to the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival with my friend Monique, Account Director of Serendipity Magazine.  Ever since its launch, I have loved Serendipity, a Westchester and Fairfield county lifestyle magazine.  It was amazing to be able to be their guest at the Wine and Food Festival.  The event took place in the Greenwich Harbor and local restaurants and caterers provided samples of their delicious menus.  It was so nice to be introduced to some new local eateries as well as visit some of our old standbys!   

Wish List Wednesday

Getting a good night’s sleep is priceless.  And, the “Right Pillow’ is definitely the key for getting a good night sleep.  That is why it is on top of my wish list right now.  This pillow “promotes wellness through sleep by providing high quality, all natural and organic sleep essentials”.  It promises to improve sleep quality and help people to feel better.  You can choose between a wool or latex filling, both are organic, micro bacterial, dust mite resistant and made in the USA.  The right pillow is the brainchild of two very busy ladies, Chrissy and Lacy, AKA the #dreamteam, who definitely need their sleep and were looking to maximize their time in a healthier version of sleep.   Whether you are a side sleeper or a back sleeper or a stomach sleeper, this pillow is for you.  It is perfect for both children and adults.  No more, tossing and turning, no more crush lines and pillow wrinkles and overall better health.  It is available to our readers, with a complimentary organic cotton “perfect pillowcase” AND free shipping on all orders.  This pillow also makes the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything and I know how we all have those peeps on our list.  To learn more about the Right Pillow click HERE.

“Pillow Talk….Talk about sweet dreams and being in the right place at the right time!  I love The Right Pillow!   I never realized what a difference the right pillow makes….I sleep more soundly, I wake up feeling so refreshed….and my friends tell me that I’m looking younger, too.  Who knew The Right Pillow could do all of this and be anti-aging too!”

Girlfriend Tip

I admit it, I am a product junkie.  I come from a home of product junkies, my mom, sister and I try everything.  I recently read about two facial washes, the first one recommended by Gwenyth, on her blog Goop, and the other by Sarah Jessica Parker, on Instagram.  The MOST critical thing you can do to take care of your skin is to use a great cleanser.  So, I decided to order both (they are VERY reasonably priced) and LOVED them.  My skin felt amazing after using each one.  I cannot decide which I like better.  I will definitely add the two of them to my skin care routine.  

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser is listed on Goop as “one of the ultimate cleaners for your skin”.  To learn more about this product click HERE.

According to SJP, about Shea Terra Rose Hips Black Soap, “This product is incredible.  My skin hasn’t been this clean since birth”.  To learn more about this product, click HERE.

Viva il Papa

Here in New York we have just finished celebrating the Papal visit.  What a remarkable few days and “Journey of Faith” it was.  He gave us the message of hope and to look for God all around us.  Pope Francis told us New Yorkers that we can find God in our own streets, in the people we encounter.  He stressed that we should love our neighbor and pray for our enemies.  Let us follow the words of Pope Francis, and let others see God in us every day.  Viva il Papa!!!!!

Weekend Real Estate Stalking

Today there is a home not too far away from mine on the market.  I love this particular neighborhood, especially the back yard views.   This property really showcases the charm of the Rye community. For information please contact Barbie Haynes HERE..Bon Weekend!!!