1. Inspirational Style: Hamptons Retreat

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  2. Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, & Dried Cherry Chewy Cookies

    This weekend I was invited to stay at my friend’s home in Southampton. The proper etiquette when invited to someone’s home is to bring them a small gift thanking them for the invitation. I was torn over what to buy since I did not know the style of their home, so I decided that baking something delicious would be both original and a treat that we (including the FH!) could all enjoy while we were together. The FHH bought me the fabulous ‘New York Times Best Seller’ book entitled Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunch Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich for my birthday and…

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  3. “How to make makeup last in the summer heat” : An Interview with Professional Makeup Artist Ashley Mandy

    Ashley Mandy’s Bio: Ashley Mandy, Professional Makeup Artist featured in InStyle, Vogue Latino America, & People Espanol Ashley Mandy is an artist at heart and a lover of fashion with an entrepreneurial spirit. She started her business in Los Angeles, but found that her business flourished when she made the move to Miami Beach. She is the daughter of world renowned cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Stephen Mandy. Growing up surrounded by skin care and cosmetics gave her a strong understanding of the canvas that she works on today. Also being an artist in many mediums gives Ashley a very unique edge…

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  4. Penne Rigate with Asparagus & Wild Mushroom

    Serving a pasta side dish at your dinner party can be boring. But by creating pre-made mini bowls and displaying on a pretty tray, you have a fun new way of entertaining! Penne Rigate with Asparagus & Wild Mushroom Ingredients: (serves 10 cups) 1 pound Delverde Penne Rigate ½ cup Lucini Organic Limited Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 pound Shitake Mushrooms 3 shallots finely minced 1 pound asparagus ¼ cup pine nuts ½ cup fresh Parmigiano Regianno Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Cook Delverde Penne Rigate as instructed on the box. Meanwhile, in large skillet add the extra virgin…

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  5. Spanish Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho

    When I was in Miami visiting family, my mom and I made these light appetizer shots and they were a hit! Spanish Tomato & Cucumber Gazpacho Ingredients: (serves 12 shot glasses) 2.5 pounds ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped 1 mild red chili pepper, seeded, chopped 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, chopped 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped 3 tablespoons red wine or sherry vinegar 1/3 to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Salt to taste Directions: Put tomatoes, garlic, cucumbers, chilis, red bell peppers, and onions into a large bowl and…

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