Corduroy, camel, and booties are all having a moment…and we found two great pairs that are almost twinning! Check ’em out…
The first from Loeffler Randall … a beautiful and quality shoe that will set you back a wee bit …
Via Net a porter
And this one from Band of Gypsies
The price is unbelievable- under one hundred dollars….just sayin!
A couple of our belle pups…..
Via J. Crew
Some boozy Halloween entertaining ideas…
And last but not least…we are cravin’ this popcorn…
From Bon Appetit
Photos via Neiman Marcus
We have a couple of of these copper gratins and find that we have been using them a lot as of late. On top of that, we went out to a fabulous dinner recently, and all the main courses were presented in copper gratins !! The look was elegant and beautiful… and we just loved the idea.
Sooo…we’ve just ordered one of each size and may go back to get an additional one or two. They’re pricey, but we will use them often, and they will last forever.
Via Sur La Table
Stay tuned for some recipes that we’ve spotlighted in these beauties.
We have a dear friend (hello, Scott) who recently reminded us that we should all be sharing our favorite things! After all, how is a belle to know if other belles don’t share?! This got us thinkin’ about our go-to, daily products that keep us feelin’ and lookin’ good. Here are a few…
Most of these are in the daily rotation…while others (hello, Mario Badescu) are on an as-needed basis.
The perfect skin-polisher…
A multi-tasker for the hair…
For the MANY days we skip shampoo altogether…
Bumble & Bumble pret-a-powder dry shampoo is the very best brunette-belle has ever used! Perfect for blondes as well, the brunette bonus is its utter invisibility! It gives volume and texture on the down-low. Brilliant!! Available at Walgreens and Amazon
For a bit of stepped-up exfoliation…
French Girl Rose Facial Polish – while the Tatcha enzyme powder is a mild resurfacer, this polish turns it up a notch
To control shine and fight sun damage…
We’ll cover the next few items in a bit. Enough “favoriting” for now!
Need this new cookbook…
A fall/winter wardrobe staple…
We hope they ring your belle too!!
We told you about it before… here, but we just had to repeat! It’s beautiful and delicious!
This recipe takes a little time but is very easy and well worth the effort.
Alon Shaya’s Whole Roasted Cauiflower and Whipped Goat Cheese
Serves: 4 to 6
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hrs
1 head cauliflower, whole, stem trimmed and leaves removed
2 1/2 cups dry white wine
1/3 cup olive oil plus more for serving
1/4 cup kosher salt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 bay leaf
1 pinch Coarse sea salt (for serving)
1 Heat oven to 475° F. Bring wine, oil, salt, lemon juice, butter, red pepper flakes, sugar, bay leaf, and 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot.
2 Carefully lower in cauliflower, reduce heat, and simmer, turning occasionally, until a knife easily inserts into center, 15 to 20 minutes.
3 Using 2 slotted spoons or a mesh strainer or spider, transfer cauliflower to a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan, draining well.
4 Roast, rotating pan halfway through, until brown all over, 30 to 40 minutes.
5 Transfer cauliflower to a plate. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with whipped goat cheese (recipe below).
Whipped Goat Cheese
4 ounces fresh goat cheese
3 ounces cream cheese
3 ounces feta cheese
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for serving
1 Blend goat cheese, cream cheese, feta, cream, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor until smooth; season with sea salt.
2 Transfer whipped goat cheese to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
3 Note: Whipped goat cheese can be made one day ahead. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
This makes a generous portion of goat cheese…you can use remainder as a spread with crackers , or as a condiment to grilled meats .
We love it so much that we bought the Genius Recipes cookbook …
We’ve sported the chandelier, the tassel, the bon-bon…now it’s time to embrace chunky gold for the ears!
The Mini Porta
And the Onda …with a removable silver-tone bonus!!
All of the earrings are hollowed out gold-tone brass so that they are lightweight and easy to wear all day! And at $75-$200…their price-per-wear is totally belle-ringin’!!