Monday, February 28, 2011

Mindless Monday...My Weekend

I had such a wonderful weekend celebrating the hubby's birthday, watching the Oscar's, and getting my house ready for a house guest next weekend. 


My little buddy loved his bagel treat on Saturday morning! 

They hubby's birthday is this week but he is headed out of town for a guy's only ski trip, which means I have a lot of fun girly activities planned for my sister-in-laws and I-spa, cocktails and shopping! It's only Monday but I am already looking forward to next weekend. We spent Saturday celebrating by shopping for his presents and enjoyed a long lunch at Bistro Niko.




My sister and her roomate through a small viewing part for the Oscars. Stay tuned later this week for my new appetizer that was a hit!


My choices for best dressed included Gwyneth & Mila. Be sure to check out Sorellina for a fantastic rundown of the fashion from last night. 

Who do you think was best dressed?

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Favorite Links Friday

Image Pinterest via Sorellina

I want to be sipping a cocktail here.


This sequin dress is to die for and I would fabulous with these Louboutins.


Mrs. Lilien needs to style my patio with these fabulous pieces.


I love classic recipes with a twist...I need to try these Rice Krispie Treats and these chocolate chip cookies.


What are your plans for the weekend?

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time for a new pair of...Wedges

With the nice weather we have been having in Atlanta I am getting the itch to start shopping for Spring. One thing on my list of "needs" is a new pair of wedges. The zipper heel is a very popular style this season and here are a few of my favorites.

What shoes do you have on your wishlist this season?

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Loves: Butterfly Chairs

The first thing that I think of when I see a Butterfly Chair is a dorm room but they are so much more. These classics are the perfect addition for an outside space, adding a pop of color in a corner or neutral pieces that can float around a room. 


The Parker in Palm Springs is a gorgeous hotel with retro design by Jonathan Adler and lush grounds with pathways that lead to this firepit. I have been lucky enough to stay there last year for my friends wedding and can't wait to go back! We spent a couple evenings in those chairs!

Would you use butterfly chairs in your home?

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kendra Scott throws a party!

I was lucky to meet Camille Styles last December at lavish. She is a fabulous event designer and planner based out of Austin, TX and I am a devoted follower of her blog.

She styled the grand opening of Kendra Scott's flagship store and the event looked amazing! I love how the space was divided and decorated into individual jewel tones. The sequin pillows sprinkled everywhere were the perfect touch of sparkle.

Cute pic of Camille in front of the back drop made from pom-poms!

Check out more pictures from the event here and here.

To be honest with you I had not heard of Kendra Scott but fell in love with a few pieces especially these earrings...

They are such a classic style and there are so many colors to choose from. The Danielle Earring is definitely on my wishlist!


Have you heard of Kendra Scott?

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Mindless Monday...

I am not one of the lucky ones that gets an extended weekend so back to the daily grind for me today. Beautiful pictures of balloons take me away...








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How was your weekend?

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Hour: Bubbly Blood Orange Campari Cocktail

I am ready for Spring and Atlanta will be getting a tease this weekend with temperatures into the 70's. I plan on being on my patio for happy hour and would love to have one of these in hand.

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 large blood oranges, juiced, about 1/3 cup juice
  • 1 oz campari
  • Chilled sparkling wine – choose from prosecco, champagne, cava, brut, etc
  • Optional garnish – blood orange peel or blood orange slice
Preparation:
  • Pour 1 ½ oz of blood orange juice in each champagne flute.
  • Add ½ oz of campari.
  • Top off each drink with sparkling wine, garnish with a slice of  blood orange and enjoy.

What are your plans for the weekend?
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Recipe: Sea Salt Chocolate Molten Cakes

You know my love for sweet and salty combinations seen here & here. I was dying to make these sweet little treats ever since I discovered them on one of my favorite blogs Sugarlaws. They were the perfect addition to our family dinner last Sunday.


Photography by Travels in Heels

INGREDIENTS
  • 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp Kahlua
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt, plus additional for the tops of the cakes


DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter two six-muffin tins, and dust the insides with sugar.
  • On a double-boiler, melt chocolate until smooth, stirring to ensure everything melts. Set aside to cool.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla, salt, and Kahlua. Add the eggs, one at a time, until all of them are incorporated. Beat in the chocolate and flour and pour the batter into the muffin tins, about 3/4 full. Sprinkle sea salt over the tops of the muffins. Bake for 9-10 minutes, allow to cool, and turn cakes out onto serving plates.
I love to cook but baking...not so much! One of my resolutions this year is to bake more and I can check this successful recipe off the list. Next up are these!

What have you baked lately?


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Etsy find: PartyPoms

Paper pom-poms are all the rage right now but they go beyond party and wedding decorations. I have seen them used in nurseries and childrens rooms as a way to add a bit of whimsy. There are plenty of DIY guides out there but I am not ready to tackle them quite yet! Party Poms on Etsy has so many color schemes to choose from and garlands.



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I would love to find a place in my house for them or add them to my next party!

Hope you are having a great week...we are half way through!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Color Blocking

One of my favorite moments of the Grammy's were Gwyneth Paltrow's shoes. These Christian Louboutin Futura heels are so hot and the color blocking is a trend that I have been seeing for Spring 2011. 

Bottom: Pierre Hardy

What was your favorite Grammy moment?


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Monday, February 14, 2011

Mindless Monday...Happy Valentines Day!

I hope you had as fabulous of a weekend as I did, spending some much needed quality time with the hubby. We will be having a lovely dinner at home this evening to wrap up our Valentines Day celebrations!






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What are your plans for Valentines Day?

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Favorite Links Friday

Free printable with lovely lettering!
(Thanks to With Style & Grace for sharing)

The week started off with my new blog design be luxe & lillies and it looks fabulous!


There has been a lot of buzz around Anthropologies new wedding line BHLDN that launches on Valentines day. This week a few bloggers got a sneak peek and Joy at Oh Joy was one of the lucky few chosen. Her post made me jealous!



It was a nice to surprise to see Aspiring Kennedy over at Lemon & Lavender sharing the UK way vs the US way in the wedding world...I love the colors and fonts she used!



While perusing Sugarlaws and her look for Fashion Week I came across the recipe for these amazing Chocolate Sea Salt Molten Cakes...how did I miss these in January!



Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kate Spade Karolina

I love the classic Karolina style heel by Kate Spade.  It is perfect for any occasion and comes in so many colors. The ones on my wishlist are the nuetral patent with the multicolored heel and the gold sequin, the Twirl Karolina...the red heel is so fun!

Do you have a favorite shoe right now?


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Weekly Faves {Modcloth}

Modcloth has continued to grow with so many different product lines. I will always love their dresses but now you can decorate, accessorize and find any little knick knack for the perfect gift. It's like an inexpensive Anthropolgie

Some things that caught my eye... 


1. These colored pencils would be a fun gift or could add a little style to my desk.
2. Big fan of this neutral Maxi dress...I need this for Summer!
3. This versatile bag has 2 strap options and the color so pretty!
4. Love the little pops of color and all of the different flowers in this necklace.
5. The cut out trend is in right now and these shoes are perfect for work or the weekend.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Katy Perry Colors

Have you seen the upcoming March cover of Elle with Katy Perry? Her style tends to be on the funky side with skimpy outfits and blue wigs but I am loving this side of her! I am also a fan of the color story which compliments her fair skin tone and dark hair.
I am going to see her in concert in June and can't wait!

Do you have any concerts on your calendar?

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Monday, February 7, 2011

New week...New Design

Well, we had some yummy food yesterday and I am still full. Chili, buffalo chicken dip, crock-pot meatballs and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, Rice Krispie treats!


Now on to the important stuff...

I am so excited for the reveal of the new blog design. Keely from luxe + lillies did an awesome job taking my ideas and adding her own tips. I wanted to stick with the chevron theme which was inspired by my business cards shown here.


I am glad to finally have social media buttons that will direct you to the Travels in Heels Facebook page, twitter feed. I have also included an email button and would love to hear from you.

What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Favorite Links Friday

via Oh Joy-a fabulous blog!

This recipe at With Style & Grace is right up my alley. Grilled cheese and tomato soup are one of my all time favorites and this is such a unique way to serve it at a party...perfect for Superbowl!

I thought this calendar was such a fun idea and I can't wait to see how Megan celebrates some of these holidays! My favorites are Crab Rangoon Day-I will order Chinese in honor, Tortilla Chip Day-all the guacamole and queso I can eat and Open the Bottle Night-luckily that falls on a Saturday night!

The first edition of High Gloss Magazine was released...Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita did a great job putting this together.

You must check out Megan's kitchen and closet over Honey We're Home both are beautiful! (Not a post from this week but discovered these rooms after recently finding her blog!)

What is your favoirte blog of the week? (I am always looking for new ones to follow!)

Have a great weekend!

xo,
Sara
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