Good day to you! Hope you’ve been enjoying the weekend. I’ve been traveling for almost the past two weeks, so being back in New York… and with the beginning of a new season I feel like refreshing my outlook on things. And it’s also left me feeling a bit unresolved with my last post. It’s so strange how sometimes things you say and do will contradict each other at some point. That’s why sometimes (not so much now though) I have a hard time deciding if I should even say something at all. But a couple years ago I came up with a little reminder I like to tell myself:
There is a difference between contradiction and hypocrisy. It’s kind of like how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares.
Contradictions are a part of life, and that’s partly why I don’t hold anyone to labels.
Anyway, after a bit of time to recollect in Florida and feeling more inspired and vibrant, I have an exciting post! Let’s just say I’ve been in a pink mood lately.
First off, I was invited to participate in the first ever e-cookbook put together by Foodie and the team of fabulous food writers. Since schools are back in session, that’s meant changing schedules for lots of people. So that’s why Foodie came up with the great idea to release a back to school themed e-cookbook. All recipes have a quick prep time, are made up of no more than 10 ingredients, and are taste-test approved by kids and adults alike.
“Family Flavors” features snack, side, main, and dessert recipes, so be sure to check it out over here. I’ve already highlighted some like tuscan hummus and checca sauce, Indian spiced roast potatoes, easy fish tacos, Greek zucchini potato and feta cake, and dark chocolate apricot truffles. It sounds like this cookbook is for everyone!
I’d love to hear if any of you guys try out some of the recipes!
In more Glam related news, they’re also hosting a wonderful contest that could be your fairytale come true.
Glam is in search of “The Perfect Fit” to receive a pair of Cinderella Slippers designed by the one and only, Christian Louboutin.
“Long heels, red bottoms”
To enter the Facebook contest for your chance to win a pair of these fantastically magical shoes, click here. Best of luck!
Here’s a fun picture that was taken of me for a little inspiration! It’s funny because I had this dress made for my college graduation, and it was inspired by one that I had seen, but was unavailable. My friend, fellow VCU-alumni and young fashion designer, Jess Timmons, helped me create this dress and she did a wonderful job at making my dream dress come to true–a dress that would have the power to express my essence. Then I realized, “which shoes am I going to wear with this dress?” I found a pair that were actually called “Katharina”, but I wanted to keep a modest budget and those shoes would’ve been tipping it. I ended up wearing these shoes that I had gotten for the first dance I ever went to with a boy–I flew to a homecoming in Virginia in 10th grade (and he didn’t even ask me–Prince Charming still hasn’t come into my life yet anyway). They were a pair of strappy bronze stiletto heels, but the heels were pretty much done for and my college graduation was the day I put them to rest. So I don’t actually have a pair of shoes to wear with this dress anymore, but at least that hasn’t stopped me from twirling around barefoot!
“A modern New York fairytale… just missing the shoes”–the musical featuring Pink Panther.
Now do you understand what I mean when I say I’ve been in a pink mood lately?