Thursday, December 29, 2011


The Boyf & I just celebrated 3 years yesterday. He surprised me with a personal delivery of budding orchids at work followed by dinner at Piccolo. All the dishes were absolutely delicious, but my favorite by far involved scrambled eggs (no surprise there) & pig's feet. Trust me - it was amaze-balls! 

Here's what I wore last night to dinner - ever since I got my Christmas prez from BF (rose gold MK watch), I've been laying off the accessories & keeping it minimal, because the watch is enough in itself. #love. xx.

my new favorite beer - super girly, none of the bitter-ish taste.
Foie gras torchon with smoked cipollini onions, escargot, jalapeño peppers and chervil
Prosciutto wrapped shrimp with king trumpet mushrooms, chicken liver mousse and sunchokes & escargot
my favorite: scrambled brown eggs w/pickled pig's feet, truffle butter & parmigiano. 
the boyf's favorite: Moulard duck with acorn squash, gruyère cheese and quince paste
Braised lamb neck with morcilla, puffed rice, cauliflower and compressed celery
*cheers* !
utility jacket: UO, blouse: Zara, skirt: BCBG Max Azria, faux fur stole: H&M, clutch: Gap, watch: Michael Kors, rings: H&M, studs: F21, heels: F21

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Two Christmases.

Promise this will be my last Christmas-related post (sadly for me) until next year. Spent Christmas Eve w/the Pipers & Christmas day at my house. Hope everyone's holiday was as wonderful as mine - aside from getting some awesome gifts (Harry Potter cookbook & a yoga puppies calendar to name a few) - the best gift of all was spending the holidays w/loved ones playing the dice game for prizes (lots of household cleaning items & in my niece's case - a book about the 1st cold war lol), having both king crablegs & tur-duck-en for dinner followed by ham the next day, tricking my nephews into thinking they didn't get the videogames they wished for, taking Christmas jello shots & watching baby Yves open presents w/mommy but preferring the wrapping paper instead. #purebliss. xx. 

FYI: this post is picture-heavy. yikes.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Pieces: Christmas Edition Take 2.

1. another DIY: my version of the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, spray-prainted branches adorned w/snowflakes & clear ornaments arranged thoughtfully in a beertub & ribbon.
2. if you received a Christmas card from me this year, you know this picture :)
3. early Xmas gift from BFF - yes, it's a men's cologne, I'm far from dainty.
4 & 5. young or old - still writing letters to Santa <3
6. forgot to buy name-tags so this is my make-shift, cut-out letters.
7. our gingerbread house! not yet insulated/decorated w/candy.
8. from my black & white post, in black & white.
9. another early prezzie from Dan, aka my "robot face bag" c/o Jamz.

Wishing you all the MERRIEST Christmas :) 
xx, d.