Sunday, January 20, 2013

Breakfast






I’ve been eating breakfast for as long as I can remember. Before I cooked for myself, I remember my mom would always make us kids breakfast before school. She was great at making sure we had options – cereal, cream of wheat, toast etc.

As I can no longer rely on good ‘ol mama for making me meals (though there are plenty of times she still cooks amazing eats when I’m over and that’s usually once a week) I still keep the breakfast routine going. In fact, if I could, I would luxuriate in breakfast all morning. I’d take my time, surf the web, sipping good espresso…oh, wait that’s most Saturdays.  Why can’t everyday begin like a Saturday?

During the workweek I still make time for breakfast every morning. My typical breakfasts include – Greek yogurt with honey, toast with cinnamon, PB toast, cereal, and when I have more time (usually the weekends) I make a one-egg scramble with cheese and veggies. The common factor in all my breakfasts is a cup of K-cup coffee (or two if it’s one of those mornings) and some type of fruit. I usually stick to berries that are in season but occasionally its grapefruit, bananas, mangoes, or kiwis.

What about you? Do you eat breakfast regularly?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Reading Material


(my personal pic)

After being gifted with an Amazon card for xmas, I swiftly ordered a few books I’ve been interested in reading (or just knew I wanted some inspirational pics, ha).  Here’s what I’ll be reading this month – descriptions are from amazon.com:


Once luxury was available only to the rarefied and aristocratic world of old money and royalty. It offered a history of tradition, superior quality, and a pampered buying experience. Today, however, luxury is simply a product packaged and sold by multibillion-dollar global corporations focused on growth, visibility, brand awareness, advertising, and, above all, profits. Award-winning journalist Dana Thomas digs deep into the dark side of the luxury industry to uncover all the secrets that Prada, Gucci, and Burberry don?t want us to know. Deluxe is an uncompromising look behind the glossy fa├žade that will enthrall anyone interested in fashion, finance, or culture.


Vogue: The Editor’s Eye celebrates the pivotal role the fashion editor has played in shaping America’s sense of style since the magazine’s launch 120 years ago. Drawing on Vogue’s exceptional archive, this book focuses on the work of eight of the magazine’s legendary fashion editors (including Polly Mellen, Babs Simpson, and Grace Coddington) who collaborated with photographers, stylists, and designers to create the images that have had an indelible impact on the fashion world and beyond. Featuring the work of world-renowned photographers such as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Annie Leibovitz and model/muses, including Marilyn Monroe, Verushka, and Linda Evangelista, The Editor’s Eye is a lavishly illustrated look at the visionary editors whose works continue to reverberate in the culture today.


"Carine, and her vision of French Vogue, embodies all that the world likes to think of as Parisian style: a sense of chic that's impeccable and sometimes idiosyncratic and which forever lives on a moonlit street as seen through the lens of Helmut Newton."--Anna Wintour. Karl Lagerfeld once said that if you close your eyes and imagine the ideal French woman, it would be Carine Roitfeld. She is a fashion visionary and a muse. Since the start of her career in the early 1990s, through her collaborations with the legendary photographer Mario Testino, Roitfeld has been credited with launching Tom Ford's career at Gucci, as well as turning French Vogue into one of the industry's most worshipped magazines.

This elegant volume is a visual history of Roitfeld's fearless career. A daring instigator, she is known for pushing the limits with her subversive styling ideas. Featuring a selection of 250 magazine tear sheets and covers from pivotal editorial shoots and advertising campaigns, as well as intimate visual ephemera, this book gives an inside view into Roitfeld's creative thought process and sensibility. A must-have for those interested in cutting-edge fashion and femininity, this book will empower women to follow Roitfeld's lead and take risks with their personal style.

What are you reading in the New Year?