Last Reply by KatCat1 | Started by Leah Williams in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Accessories
Meet my friend Beth who, with the help of her husband Dennis, designs one of my favorite accessory brands, Lizden's Marvelush. You may have heard me gush about how much I enjoy their super-soft scarves and wraps.
I just love how easy it is to incorporate scarves into an outfit. Whether I want to add color, enhance a neckline or draw attention either to or away from a particular area. You just can’t go wrong with a scarf. They are fun and always make terrific gifts.
Last Saturday we offered a free workshop at Studio Park hosted by Beth and yours truly. It was ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sunfloweryellow | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Homemade treats are always a welcome gift during the holidays. My grandmother’s recipe for Candied Walnuts is one I’ve shared with family and friends for years.
Today, Lock & Lock is going to make sharing for the holidays a little easier with a set of 6 bowls and 6 adorable holiday gift bags.
Here’s the recipe for my grandma’s candied walnuts. Feel free to make them and share in your Lock & Lock too! Your friends and family will thank you! : )
1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mtnbikegirl | Started by Leah Williams in Fashion Talk, Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
The AM Style ladies and I love a “Craft Challenge”! And there are few things we look forward to more than our annual Halloween activity.
This year we decided to each make something using Halloween Candy. I originally thought I would give Candy Corn a try, but I settled on Tootsie Pops. They are the perfect treats to make a colorful bouquet. It was really fun and easy to make and if I have a taste for something sweet, I can just Pluck A Pop!
Here's the "recipe":
You will need:
Bag of mini chocolate bars
Bag of Tootsie Pops
(Optional arti... Continue Reading
Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
I love decorating with “real flowers” for a party. They really make a setting festive and I can usually find fresh flowers for great prices at local farmer's markets. I bought a flat of a dozen orchid plants in a variety of white and pink shades for a recent bridal shower.
Another thing I love for a party is a “signature drink”. In keeping with my orchid theme, I thought it would be fun to try Edible Orchids. I’d never used edible flowers before, but they were very easy to find online. I was even able to order them in the pink color I wanted.
I used the edib... Continue Reading
Started by Leah Williams in Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities, All About Shoes
I was in the Isaac Mizrahi workroom earlier this week to get a look at his new Riding Boot, which will be tomorrow's TSV (tonight at midnight).
I received a sample pair to take home and try and they are fabulous!
And leave it to Isaac to design a Riding Boot for EVERYONE. For the first time his boots will come in both regular and wide “calf widths” in all sizes.
WooHoo, every girl deserves fashion that fits!
Last Reply by pommom | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
West Chester is just 40 minutes outside of center city Philadelphia, and I love going into the city to try great restaurants. Beau Monde has been one of my favorites for over ten years. It’s a charming creperie and they serve the most incredibly sweet and savory crepes.
I met a friend for brunch there recently and once again, everything was delicious. I ordered a sausage, swiss and mushroom crepe and all I could say was... YUM!
My delicious savory sausage crepe at brunch
If you’re ever in Philadelphia and longing for a great crepe, drop by Creperie Beau Monde. Or, if yo... Continue Reading
Last Reply by BOGOF | Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Lips That Last
I was talking to my friend, Kerry, this week about lipstick. She was telling me about looking for a lipstick that would last. I think most of us can relate -- there’s nothing worse than lip color that wears away. Well, starting with a good lipstick is important, but a few simple tricks can really help.
Here are the steps I find really work to help my lipstick stay put!
Start with clean bare lips
Line the outside of your lips first, following the shape of your lips
Fill in the entire lip with liner
Choose a lipstick color and apply it to your entir... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Smurfette | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Hot apple cider is a holiday entertaining tradition at my house. I love making it in a slow cooker, so the house gets filled with the wonderful scent of apples and spice as it simmers. I hope you will enjoy it too!
Sweet-Spiced Hot Apple CiderIngredients:1 bottle (64 fl. oz) of apple cider3 cinnamon sticks (have extras for garnish)1 teaspoon all spice1/3 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons whole cloves1 orange* Add rum for a more festive drink!Prep:1. Pour apple cider, cinnamon sticks, all spice and brown sugar into a slow cooker and stir.2. Pierce holes all around the orange with a sha... Continue Reading
Last Reply by vail girl | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
One of my favorite indulgences is Guacamole! I’ve loved it for as long as I can remember. If you’ve never made Guacamole, you don’t know what you’re missing. It is so easy to make and I have the recipe to prove it! : )
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
2 tablespoons diced red onions
2 tablespoons diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
Halve the avocados and score (cut diced) in the husk. Scoop the avocado from the husk into a bowl. Squeeze lime juice over avocado. Add all ingredients and... Continue Reading
Last Reply by NYbelle | Started by Leah Williams in Fashion Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
This is a story about about technology, the kindness of strangers, and great customer service.
I was going to New York for a birthday party. New York is about two hours from Philadelphia so I figured it was easiest to drive. I drive to New York City often enough -- no problem. But what was different about this trip was that I was going to a location I hadn’t driven to before. I was going to be staying over in a nice hotel downtown. So I plugged the address into the GPS system in my car. Now usually, if I’m traveling someplace unfamiliar, I print a hard copy of directions just in c... Continue Reading