Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lovely Outfits: Kate Spade Necklace

{Fuchsia Dress with tiered ruffle skirt - Gap, Opaque Black Tights - Target, Strappy Patent Zip-Up Booties - Nine West, Gold and Fuchsia Flower Pendant - Kate Spade, Chunky Gold Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs}

This morning I picked up a package from the post office and it turned out to be a bday present from S! Not only is the necklace super cute, but also happened to match my outfit perfectly. :) I slipped it on and completed my outfit for the day. Thank you S, I love it!

Here's a closer look at my new chunky gold watch (also a gift, thank you D!). I've been searching off and on for a bold faced gold-link watch for a while and was pleasantly surprised that my bf picked out this Marc by Marc Jacobs watch for me all by himself! I was looking for a watch with a completely different shape and probably would have glanced right past this one, but I absolutely love the shape and details of this watch. It's bubble-shaped face and smooth curved links are super cute, and my new favorite accessory!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lovely Obsessions: essie Nail Polish

I've been using OPI nail polish for quite some time and wanted to try essie because I've seen it in magazines many times. Once I put it on my nails, I absolutely loved it! The pastel color is so beautiful and it makes me smile when I look at it. The color I have on is "ST LUCIA LILAC". I think it would look even better if there were rhinestones on it too. =)

Lovely Eats: Neros Steakhouse at Caesars Windsor

This past weekend, C and I went to Caesars Windsor for his birthday. For his birthday dinner, we went to the casino's signature restaurant, Neros Steakhouse.

To start, they gave us this really yummy herbed croissant-like pull apart bread with really smooth and creamy whipped butter. I don't usually eat bread at restaurants but I had 3 pieces of this!!!

Next were our appetizers...We ordered the Peppered Bison Carpaccio (top) and the Escargot (bottom). Both were really good. The Bison was flavored nicely and went really well with the macadamia nut oil and fleur de sel. The escargot was different from what you get at other restauarnts and they gave ALOT of escargot...There was probably like a dozen or so...I think at other places, you get like 6.

For Entrees, I had the Sweet Crab Marscapone Risotto (top)and C had the Alberta Lamb Ribeye (bottom). The risotto was OMG good! It was cooked PERFECTLY! The sad part is that I forgot my leftovers in the hotel fridge...-_-; The lamb looked good...didn't have any cause C ate it all which means it was good. Normally he offers some...haha. His lamb came with Bacon Gnocchi and that was delish.

To end the night, we had dessert. C ordered the sorbet sampler which came with Pineapple, Mango, and Lemon sorbets. They were okay but nothing compared to the cheesecake I ordered which ROCKED! Also, as you can see, they wrote Happy Birthday on my plate cause there was no space on the sorbet plate...haha.

Overall, it was a great dining experience soooooooo if you are ever in Windsor, you should totally check it out (and visit me ^_-).

Friday, February 19, 2010

Lovely Obsessions: my Walter by Walter Baker dress

B got me a Walter by Walter Baker dress from Hautelook a few weeks ago and I love it!  I couldn't believe it was only $58.  M got a WbWB dress, too!  Hers is different though, but still super cute!  I want to see it in person.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lovely Outfits: S's Outfit of the Day #1

(Nanette Lepore fuscia dress with back pleating detail, Anthropologie black rose patterned tights, black Calvin Klein pumps)

Today it was 70-ish degrees and really windy today so I decided to take full advantage of the chilly weather by wearing the uber-cute black rose tights I received from H!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lovely Eats: Heart Doughnuts

A few days ago I read on Kim K's twitter that Krispy Kreme had special heart-shaped doughnuts for Valentine's Day. So on our way down to San Diego this weekend, me and D made a quick stop for a sweet treat. Unfortunately... the cute heart-shaped sprinkled doughnuts were only available by the dozen! I resisted being a super fatty and settled for one sourcream old fashioned doughnut. ): Beyond disappointed, but I did manage to sneak a quick picture of the cute creations.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lovely Eats: Yoku Moku

B's parents came in yesterday and are staying for the weekend, and look what they brought! They were supposed to give it to us for Christmas (hence the christmas themed wrapping), but we never went home so now we get them.  I tried one and they are still just as deeeeelish!  If M & R are lucky, maybe they will get to have some sometime.  That is if I don't eat it all before I see them... and don't think I haven't accomplished such a feat in my life!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Lovely Cakes: The Great Cupcake Pan

The Great Cupcake Cake Pan
One of the gifts my wonderful fiancee gave me for Christmas 2009 was The Great Cupcake Pan from Williams Sonoma. I decided to try it out for a party and it came out better than I expected!
The cake pan was so easy to use and even came with it's own recipe for a white cake and butter-cream frosting. The only downside to the super cute pan? It takes about 75 minutes to bake all the way through, so it's not a cake to make if you're in a hurry. This is definitely a must have cake pan if you want something cute and fun!

Lovely Obsessions: Head over Heels

This weekend I decided to try on boots. After strolling up and down the aisles of DSW, I spotted a pair of slouch boots. Although I shouldn't be buying things right now, you know given the state of the economy and all, I couldn't resist. It turned out to be a pretty decent shopping day for me- the NYLA Lisha Slouch Platform Boot is my new best friend. I'm a huge fan of the round toe and I'm still debating if I should buy another pair- It'll be a sad day for me, after these are worn out.

Two compliments later....definitely no buyer's remorse here!