Monday, August 30, 2010

Almond Lace Cookies

almond lace cookies

I actually have been spending most of my time lately trying out easy dessert recipes that involves baking - mostly almonds and bananas (we just have a lot of those items here at the house). Thankfully, I made use of all the bananas in the fruit basket by making banana nut bread and banana cream pie. The almonds though, I knew I had to use them before they get stale and bitter. While getting lost in the continuously growing world of blogging I came across this almond lace cookie recipe. These cookies are so thin and crispy and also very delicate, which is why you have to keep an eye on them or else they will burn easily. They are crunchy and really sweet, which makes them a good complement for a strong coffee.


Monday, August 23, 2010

The Slouchy Shirt


If there's one piece of clothing that must be declared a new basic aside from skinny jeans, it's the boyfriend tee. This item that "we borrowed from the boys" has never failed me when it comes to dressing. When it's hot, I'd wear it with denim cut off shorts and sandals, or with Maxi skirt and wooden platforms. Wear it under a blazer or a cable knit sweater, paired with skirt and boots, and your set for the cold weather. It's become a staple in my closet and as odd as it may sound, this slouchy and oversized shirt is one of the things I feel sexiest in.


Alexander Wang T, UO Jeans, Seychelles Platforms,Forever21 Necklace,Skagen Watch

Friday, August 13, 2010

Yummy Gummy Cupcakes


Sometimes I tend to have one of those days when I feel too sluggish to go anywhere, and there's only a couple things I do when laziness hit me..It's either I browse the Internet or watch bad TV. Today, I decided to do something that's a little more productive and challenging (yes,you heard it right,'s because I don't really bake!). Baking is one of the many things I always wanted to be good at but never had the chance to practice. So, I hastily scoured the web and printed out a few recipes. After some time of debating which recipe to use, I ended up using this recipe by Ina Garten (I am a big fan of her)and this cream cheese frosting recipe. What could be a better treat on a hot and lazy day other than cupcakes and gummy bear?

Where I messed up: The frosting was a little runny to spread or pipe. Any suggestion?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Good Start


Old Navy Cardigan,Shirt from Target,Gap 1969 Skinny Jeans,Jeffrey Campbell Sandals, Forver21 Bag



Hello Lovelies! I hope you're also having a good start of the week like I am. Yesterday, I picked up hand soaps from Bath and Body Works. My favorites are lime and basil, pink grapefruit and sunburst tangerine. They all smell so good! Can you tell I have a thing for citrus scents? And today, I found the perfect notebook..the Jonathan Adler mini notebook was just too cute. Now, I have something to write my everyday thoughts, reminders and calorie intake on!

Jonathan Adler Mini Notebook

Bath and Body works hand soap

Stabilo Point 88

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

LA Out and About


I can barely remember the last time I was at a zoo. Not that i don't like animals, it's just that the thought of visiting a zoo seems like a thing for kids only. Yesterday we visited the LA zoo and I'm so glad we went because it was a lot of fun. These meerkats were our number one favorite. They're so fun to look at!

wearing a safari outfit :)


They surprisingly have good churros..the caramel one was really good.

We had late lunch and good thing it wasn't packed when we arrived at Tart

They say these were voted best chicken slider in LA. I just had to try 'em.


Ann Taylor cardigan, UO top, Forever21 necklace,Zara shorts, UO belt,Michael Kors watch, Jessica Simpson ankle boots, Olivia Harris bag