Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Running Around Town

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oldie But Goodie

Hey Everyone! Linguini & Clams has become a staple in our home. It is super easy yet elegant at the same time. It is a good meal to whip up mid-week or perfect for a dinner party! Below is what I did:

2 Shallots, chopped
2 Tablespoons of Butter
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Anchovy Paste (even if you don't like anchovies, this ingredient is a must!)
2 Cups of White Wine
2 Cups of Chicken Stock
1 Lemon (zest and juice)
Handful of Parsley, chopped
15 Clams Per Person
Favorite Brand of Linguini

Melt butter and olive oil over medium heat

Add shallots until translucent (about 5 minutes)

Wash clams

Add anchovy paste and cook for 3 minutes

Add wine

Add chicken stock and bring to a boil

Zest & juice from 1 lemon and add to pan

LOVE this pasta

Once pot has come to a boil add clams and cover for 3-5minutes

Finish with parsley and enjoy!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Scenes from the Weekend

Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a nice weekend and are soaking up the last bit of summer! We kicked off Friday night with an evening dip in the pool (little man LOVES the water.) Saturday BS played golf so JGS and I went for a morning run and then music class. Saturday night we met up with some friends for dinner at Eleven xi and Sunday we took it easy and then made a trip to Central Market to pick up dinner. Below are a few pics from the weekend!

Nice run before it got too hot
Excited for music class!

Some Moscow Mules to kick off the night! 

Interesting oyster presentation (dry ice & lemon extract)

The boys (JG, KM, MG, BS & TM)

MG doing a mid-dinner touch up

The ladies...all 4 of us :) (LG, LGG & CM)

Waiting at the fish counter


We found a mini pineapple!
On the blog tomorrow, linguini & clams

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Eyewear Obsession

Soooo I have been know to have a sunglass problem. I probably own over 10 pairs (bad I know!) But I love them! This type of addiction can get preeeetty expensive so wouldn't it be nice to be able to buy inexpensive, classic styles without the guilt? Well Firmoo seems to be just the ticket! A great affordable eyewear company. Perfect for those of us who think eyewear really completes our look.  Below is the king of classic, my Dad, GMC rockin these Ray-Ban look-alikes.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Baby-Proofing & Style (Trying to Co-Exist)

Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend :) Ok, bare with me for a minute. This post is kid related. We are currently looking for a cocktail ottoman. Something chic, yet functional (our current coffee table is a serious hazard for Baby Jack's head) and not overly pricey (we don't want to invest in a piece that will most likely be spilled on, drooled on and/or ripped apart...boys.)  Another issue I've had is finding something to match our current furniture (we have a white canvas sectional & chaise lounge.) So I have been on a serious hunt. We made our way over to High Fashion Home (obsessed with this place) and that just made me want to redecorate EVERYTHING (I'll hold off until we are homeowners.) Below is our current situation and a few ottomans that we like.

Cringe worthy (do they really expect you to live like this??)

Loved this but it didn't come in white
Restoration Hardware Capri Slipcovered Ottoman
Ballard Designs Vintage Vogue Storage Ottoman
Pure Home Belle Cocktail Ottoman (LOVE this but still probably not the safest for baby Jack) 
Pottery Barn Hampton Slipcovered Ottoman

Below are a few shots from high Fashion Home (LOVE!)