What’s In Your Beach Bag?

This week we are going to do some special posts.  I asked a bunch of very fashionable ladies to let us look inside their beach bags.   Our first Fashionista is Jean Voute, the woman behind the wonderful website and blog, Gift Girl Style.  Lets see what Jean keeps in her bag!

This season I’ll be carrying a Lance Woven metallic beach bag. I love this company! The bags are constructed so beautifully, they’re classic, and the metallic gives the classic a little Jeuge. I ALWAYS have a hat. I have very sensitive skin so I always have a hat and a ton of sunblock. For a blogger, having a camera handy is always a good idea. To keep me entertained while basking by the blue sea, I love a good Danielle Steele book. I know, I know,  it’s not very clever but who cares it’s decadent. I obviously always have my phone. I like to have a Mason Pearson brush, a little spritz, and some tinted lip balm just in case the beach turns into stopping for a casual dinner. Lastly, I try to remember to bring a change of clothes for my boys, because they ALWAYS end up complaining about feeling irritated by the sand in their suit. Other than that, a bit of money and a credit card and I’m good to go!

Fashionable Friend Friday

This week’s Fashionable Friend Friday inspires me in so many ways.  She has the best eye for fashion as well as interiors but most of all she is beautiful inside and out.  Bon Weekend!

Fashionable Friend Friday

Maurices chiffon shirt

Petit Bateau navy shorts
$85 – avenue32.com

Louis Vuitton striped purse

Rolex 14k bracelet

Navajo bracelet

Ray-Ban gold sunglasses

Hilary’s Table

I love the site Hilary’s Table.  Hilary is a Rye resident who started her business after graduating from the Peter Kump’s Institute of Culinary Education and working in some of the finest New York restaurants, such as The 21 Club, Sign of the Dove and Lespinasse.  She wrote a wonderful book and recipe box, “My Wonderful A-Z Recipe Book/Box”  Hilary offers cooking classes, consultations and more.   Her recipes are amazing and she so generously offered to share them with you during the next few months!  I cannot wait.  Her latest offering is Farmers Market Fritatta.

image Hilary’s Table

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cups of loosely picked greens, such as Arugula, baby spinach, or baby chard
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped herbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Fontina or what ever you semi soft cheese you find
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese ( optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a 10-inch ovenproof sautee pan over moderate heat t up the olive oil and in small batches add the greens, stirring frequently, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Remove form the heat and add the tomatoes
  4. Whisk together eggs, milk, basil, salt, and pepper until combined and then pour over Arugula and tomatoes.
  5. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top and place the omelet pan in the center of the oven.
  6. Bake the frittata for about 50 minutes, until it puffs and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Serve got and enjoy!

image Hilary’s Table

Wish List Wednesday

There is an amazing product on the market right now.  It is 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique.  This mascara is amazing and it make you look like you are wearing false eyelashes.  Everyone who tries this product cannot believe how amazing their lashes look.  The best part of all is that the kit only costs $29 and lasts a loooonnnnggg time.  My friend Jackie exclusively sells this wonderful product.  You can contact her HERE to answer any questions or to order.

images Younique

Olivia Palermo

When ever I ask stylists or very fashionable ladies whose closet they would love to raid, Olivia Palermo’s name always comes up.  Olivia is a “socialite” who has also starred in the reality T.V. show “The City”.  She is always on the best dressed list and I must admit her outfits are to die for!!!  She also has a fashion blog which I love reading, http://www.oliviapalermo.com.  Here are some of Olivia’s signature looks.  Who would not want to raid her closet?

Memorial Day Round Up

Thanks to all those who have served.
I took the time this weekend to listen to suggestions of summer reads, and must haves.  I rounded up some of the best products for you to be beach and pool ready.  Later in the week we will be hearing from some very fashionable ladies about what is in their beach bags this summer!  In the meanwhile keep enjoying this long weekend!!!
Memorial Day Round Up