iPhoneography + Instagram: My Faves

From Wishwishwish blog… February 22, 2014 Snap Happy As I celebrate my 1000th Instagram picture, I thought it was about time I answered all those questions about snapping pictures on your phone! Not a day goes by without an eager commenter asking what I use to edit my Instagram pictures – wonder no more! MyContinue reading “iPhoneography + Instagram: My Faves”

8 Things to do alone…for a change

The idea of solitude has a somber ring to it; the thought of being alone can bring about memories touched with lonely sadness, while thoughts of being surrounded by others can bring memories of joy. But solitude, like all things, truly depends on the way you look at it.  I, for one, absolutely love beingContinue reading “8 Things to do alone…for a change”

Food Highlights this week: Asian Turkey Meatloaf & Honeysuckle Cake

  I realize that my photos DO NOT in any way do justice to the deliciousness that this Asian inspired Turkey Meatloaf was, but trust me, its one of the best dishes I have eaten in a long time, and the best part was that I came up with it!  Score! Basically, I was tryingContinue reading “Food Highlights this week: Asian Turkey Meatloaf & Honeysuckle Cake”

Risotto 101and the BEST Low-Cal dinner ever. Period.

  Normally I am not a fan of Rachel Ray, but this dish rocks!  It is a vaguely greek inspired grilled chicken with romaine, tomato, cukes, kalamata olives and feta. There is a very light lemony oregano dressing on it.  I forego the red onions because I don’t care for them, and I use chickenContinue reading “Risotto 101and the BEST Low-Cal dinner ever. Period.”

My cake odyssey…

More than 4 years ago, I was in Amsterdam on a business trip (yes, shopping for apparel samples) and we stopped for dinner at this little ‘boite’ called Van Kerkwijk on a street named Nes 41, right behind Dam Square (we had lots of jokes about that location…time to go to the Dam Square, etc).Continue reading “My cake odyssey…”

I love this woman!

http://www.dailycandy.com/everywhere/flipbook/150204/Linda-Rodins-Beauty-Secrets?vwink=DC:Email:EDIT:EW:20130617:6:962166:41&eid=150096&dcsid=1726211&et_cid=26530&et_rid=558102#slide=1 I normally don’t read DailyCandy much any more, but this interview with Linda Rodin, the creator of Rodin oils, is priceless.  I want to be just like her when I am ‘of a certain age’…

Facial Oil Frenzy

What’s up with all the excitement about facial oils lately?  They’ve been around for a VERY long time, but recent magazines and blogs have been touting their properties of late.  I think it has to do with the celebrity cult favorite Olio lusso… It started with the body oil, moved to face oil, and finallyContinue reading “Facial Oil Frenzy”

Mass Customization is the new ‘it’ trend

According to Plum Sykes in this month’s Vogue magazine, the opportunity to customize a classic Ferragamo pump, called the ‘Vara’, was too good to pass up.  It is not a cheap privilege, however.  You will be charged $550 for being able to somewhat choose your color, bow, heel and shoe fabric.  I say ‘somewhat’ becauseContinue reading “Mass Customization is the new ‘it’ trend”