Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring Looks: Kate Spade

I love tulips! I recently bought some tulips for myself a few weeks ago and discovered that they started stretching outward.  I read that the reason for the outward stretching was because tulips are attracted to light and therefore stretch in the direction of the light. The solution to prevent stretching is to wrap the tulip stems in newspaper! The next time I buy some tulips I'll be sure to do this in hopes that they will last longer.
     Visit to read about how to care for tulips and other flowers.

Note: Clarins Lipstick

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Daffodils get their genus name of Narcissus from the Greek myth of the same name. Narcissus was a handsome young Greek man who was quite enamored with his own looks. One day he spotted his reflection in a pool of water. Leaning over to get a better look, he fell in and drowned.

One of the most popular flowers grown in the United States, daffodils are easy to grow and quick to multiply. For many Americans, the bright yellow faces of daffodils are the first sign that the long winter season has ended.

Read more: About Daffodils |

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What to wear on Chanel's cruise line

Chanel's ready-to-wear spring/summer casuals are great choices for the amazing vacation you've been dreaming about. 

 Choose from one of these evening looks and you are sure to savor the night when dressed in your best..


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chanel's Cruise Resort Line 2012

As warm weather awaits....are you ready for spring and summer getaways?


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

When I think of a romantic destination, I think of Paris. Make love, make romance, seize the day and remember whether single or in a relationship,etc.... may you love yourself and be your own very special valentine.

From our collection: Vase corset from, candlesticks from Crate and Barrel, jar with lid from Tai Pan Trading, and poster from

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My favorite romantic movie picks..

Whenever you are in the mood for romance, I suggest watching a few of my favorite picks:

I recently discovered Somewere in Time which is about a love that transcends space and time. 1980, Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.

Another favorite is the Titanic which combines romance and disaster. 1997, Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet.


A Romantic Evening...

Black Dress?
Red Dress?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

I found a chocolate mousse recipe that is not only instant but takes only two ingredients to make! This recipe not only does not take a long time to make, it also does not include eggs or milk like many other chocolate mousse recipes. Try this recipe today or as a special dessert on Valentine's Day. ENJOY!

Instant Chocolate Mousse from Cafe Fernando
  • 9.35 ounces bittersweet (70% cocoa solids) chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup  water
  • 4 tbsp sugar, optional

1. Place a large mixing bowl on top of another slightly smaller one, filled with ice and cold water (the bottom of the large bowl should touch the ice). Set aside.
2. Put chocolate and water (also sugar and/or liquor if you’re using) in a medium-sized pan and melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixing bowl sitting on top of ice and water, and start whisking with a wire whisk (or an electrical hand-held mixer) until thick. Watch the texture as you whip and make sure not to over-whip as it will make the mousse grainy. If the mousse becomes grainy (which is possible at your first try), transfer it back into the pan, reheat until half of it is melted, pour it back to the mixing bowl and whisk again briefly.
4. Divide into four serving cups and serve immediately.

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