Oh Fab Friday – how I’ve missed thee! There’s something about a little virtual eye candy that makes a gal happy. I’m loving the fact that the fall shoes are starting to come out. Now, before you remind me “Aly – it’s just the beginning of summer – don’t bring up fall!”, I have to say that buying fall clothes/shoes are something that I look forward to EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR! Well, I figure I got 8 weeks of shoe lust to get out of my system as I pick out THE perfect stilettos to rock this fall. Don’t worry – I’m sure that many can be worn year round and I promise no boots til at least the beginning of August – fair?
OK – so, now that we got that agreement in place – here’s a few covet-worthy items for you to enjoy!
1. These gorgeous Christian Louboutin’s Lavalliere Bow Pumps just channel that “Mad Men” vibe while flashing that red sole. LOVE!
2. I have seen this “COOK” cutting board by Joseph Joseph a few times and every time I see it, I’m tempted to get it for my kitchen. There’s something about it that reminds me of the Philadelphia LOVE sign. I even saw it last week in New York but the price dissuaded me from purchasing it (plus carrying glass home on train – never fun!). However, when I got the email that Cambria Cove was closing, after wiping away my tears, I was thrilled to see this available for sale at such a great price. I even picked up the Sex & The City Cupcake apron I was obsessed with as well as some fabu earrings. I love a great sale but will miss Cambria Cove and their gorgeous products.
3. I was SO disappointed in the Meyer Lemon crops this year. Talk about a short season – I still always look at Whole Paychex to see if, perhaps, they might have a stray, non-moldy (!) Meyer Lemon but so far no go. However, Williams-Sonoma is going to help me brighten up my dishes all year long. They have added not only a Meyer Lemon Braising base to their food products but also Dried Meyer Lemon Peel which will go perfectly when I start using my new Emile Henry Tagine. Note to self: get Meyer Lemon Trees for the apartment and tell the Sous Pug that the trees are for cooking, NOT for him!
4. Every week, it never fails – I purchase a loaf of sourdough bread and vow “One Day I’ll Learn To Make It Myself!” Then I remember that when it comes to baking in stilettos, well, I’m definitely in the beginning stages of bread. However, somehow I think that this Sourdough Starter & Crock from King Arthur Flour will help me get over my fears and, perhaps, I won’t be as terrified to attempt it myself (and, in turn, taking that $4 and putting that in the Stiletto Fund, right?). Plus – when you bake (and cook) with quality ingredients – it can only help.
5. I was in New York last week for an event and decided to take some time that afternoon to visit the Chelsea Market. While I was there, I always tend to buy a cookbook and I have been obsessed with learning to cook Mexican food lately. Now, we already discussed my irrational fear of Baking In Stilettos, but I think that My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats, will help me get over that. The book is beautifully photographed and I read it like a novel the whole train ride home. I am looking forward to giving this book a whirl over the next few months and posting about my baking experiments!
What are you obsessed with this week?