I like to think of rosé (blush wine) as the wine that could have been red but it was made lighter in color instead. Which means it’s also lighter in flavor, aroma, acidity and alcohol volume. This is why for many years rosé was perceived to be the less prominent wine. In recent years however, rosé has become one of the most popular drink of choice around the world. If blush is your wine of choice, below are three things to know:
1. When in doubt, order Provence rose’ because it’s the crème de la crème of rosé. Being the birth place of rose’ and specializing almost entirely in this kind of wine, Provence has definitely mastered the art of crafting exceptional blush wines. Just ask the waiter what Provence rose’ options they have.
2. Rosé’ Champagne is just as decadent and renowned as regular champagne. Old are the days when rosé champagne was frowned upon. Now the kind of champagne you order should be a matter of personal preference, not public perception.
3. Rosé expires quickly therefore avoid the vintage kind. Choose one that was made withing the last two years. Later than that, it’s 50/50.
Splurge: Dolce & Gabbana Steal: Jennifer Lopez My sister and I went to Kohl’s the other day and saw this Jennifer Lopez blush bag. We had no idea that Jennifer Lopez had a line of bags, and that they were actually great quality. Ironically my sister was carrying the Dolce and Gabbana version (one […]
I truly believe that you don’t need to be a wine expert to enjoy wine. All you have to know is which wine color you prefer, what it should taste like and how much alcohol volume you want in it. The rest is to be known by the experts who are paid to know about […]
1// 2// 3// The Le Parmentier brand is not yet well known which is why their bags are only sold on select websites. However their bags are very elegant, uniquely designed and detail oriented. And as a bonus almost all their bags are less than $200. 1// 2// 3// I really like the simplicity in […]
Splurge// Spend// Save// Steal// Hi guys. I currently love the trend of jumpsuits especially if its a mixture of two colors. Hence, here are some of my favorite colorblock jumpsuits ranging from pricey to wallet friendly. Love. E.CLet’s be friends: Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and like me on Facebook
My late mom was the epitome of a powerful woman: strong willed, articulate, educated and sophisticated. She was the most poised and dignified woman I’ve ever known. She handled conflicts with diplomacy and grace, and even at social events she was the most elegant woman there. But long before she became this powerful woman, she […]
For Travel. 2. For A First Date. 3. For Work. 4. For Date Night. 5. For Sunday Family Brunch. 6. For Rainy Days. 7. For Girls Night Out. 8. For Confidently Single Days. Hi guys. I like the addition of a blue shoe to an outfit because it always adds a pop of color. […]
Spend: Manolo Blahnik. Save: Sam Edelman My all time favorite shoes are pointy toe pumps. I think I have every color of pointy toe pumps except pink. These pink suede pumps would be a great addition to my collection. They are so similar with only a few differences: the Manolo is 4 inches high and […]
Antique Nightstands (similar). CB2 Marble Lamp (similar). DIY White Mirror (similar). DIY book covers Hi guys. I finally finished redecorating my bedroom. My nightstand area is by far my favorite and I’m excited to share these simple step by step pictures of how I decorated it. There are five basic steps to consider when decorating […]
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Spring always brings many wonderful and welcomed changes. One of my very favorite things about spring is the abundance of colorful and vibrant ankle boots that hit the market. These are my favorite this season. Have a lovely week guys. Love […]
Nantucket Island is simply stunning and trendy. The air is thick and fragrant like the ocean, the people walk around in trendy beach ensembles and it is home to some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Center Street is a great place to shop in chic boutiques, as well as stroll past art […]
Spend: Kate Spade. Save: Jennifer Lopez I recently received a red perforated handbag for my birthday and I love it so much that I want a similar one in blush. I was debating between spending a little more on this Kate Spade bag or saving all the way and bargaining for this Jennifer Lopez bag. […]
Spend: 1, 2, 3. Save: 1, 2, 3. Sports dresses and sandals is one of my all time favorite combination. Here are some colorful inspirations for a sports dress for your spring closet. Have a lovely week. Love, E.CLet’s be friends: Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and like me on Facebook.
Hi guys. I want to share this two ingredient vanilla pistachio pudding I made a while back. I simply used pre-made pudding (vanilla and pistachio), and then garnished the top with some crushed mint candy. Ingredients: Vanilla Pudding. Pistachio Pudding. Mint Candy. Step 1: Get two stemless wine glasses. Tilt one glass over the other. […]
Splurge. 2. Save. 3. Steal I love the idea of pink. Whether it’s pastel pink, hot pink, regular pink or blush. In fact my home decor is predominantly white with slight hints of pink here and there. Which is why I recently redecorated my livingroom with the focal point being my […]
Martha’s Vineyard is not your typical uptight beachfront island retreat. As you walk down the picturesque streets and beaches, you’ll see not only the famous purple hydrangeas, but also fathers building sand castles with their children, families riding bikes on the street, and ice cream smiles smeared across many faces. Fried food is plentiful and […]
Splurge: Hermès Birkin. Spend: Saint Laurent. Save: Kate Spade. Steal: Le Parmentier, These four handbags look so similar and are great in their own ways yet so different in price points proving that it’s not about how expensive something is, it’s about complementing your personal style. Whether it’s a Birkin, Saint Laurent, Kate Spade or […]
Splurge: Bag: Saint Laurent Bag. Skirt: Gucci Skirt. Sandals: Sophia Webster Sandals. Blouse: Giambattista Valli Blouse. Lipstick: Lipstick Queen Save: Bag: Bar + Barr Bag. Skirt: House of Holland Skirt. Sandals: Charlotte Ruse Sandals. Top: Armani Jeans Top. Lipstick: Mac Lipstick. Happy weekend guys. Spring (my favorite season) is almost here and I […]
Vintage Skirt. Vintage Denim Shirt. Kate Spade Bag (old). Zara Shoes (last worn here) Hi guys. Happy weekend (almost). This thrift store maxi skirt is my favorite vintage find of all time. The length and color of the skirt is so overpowering that I like to wear it with very girly (flirty) and dainty accessories […]
I am hosting a dinner party for a few of my friends this weekend. Since this will be the first time most of my out of state friends are coming to my new place, I want to give each one of them something that is hand made to show my appreciation. I decided on handing […]
Antique Nightstands (similar). CB2 Marble Lamp (similar). DIY White Mirror (similar). DIY book covers Hi guys. I have been searching for the right nightstands to complement my French Provincial and vintage-antique white bedroom for a long time. I finally found these at an antique store which I must say have assimilated very well with the […]
Splurge: Hermès Birkin Steal: Le Parmentier I accidentally stumbled upon Le Parmentier brand of leather bags while searching for a reasonably priced Birkin bag on ebay. While a Birkin is timeless and one of a kind, I also like that Le Parmentier represent fashion forward youthful style. I love that both bags are so unique […]
This past weekend we had a mini birthday party and I made these two toned cupcakes to complement the party’s pink and yellow theme. These cupcakes are so easy to make that all I had to do was use a divider and fill it with two different types of cupcake mix as shown below. Items […]
Splurge: Balmain. 2. Spend: Derek Lam. 3. Save: Black House White Market. 4. Steal: Mango. After decades of extinction, the double breasted blazer has once again risen as the ‘it girl’ jacket. I love the versatility of this modern double breasted blazer. It can be dressed up with palazzo, cigarette or tuxedo […]