Last Reply by Luv2Watch | Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Fashion Talk, Hosts & Personalities
There is a wonderful book called “thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything” by Leah Dieterich. It’s a collection of handwritten thank you notes. What’s interesting about the notes is that they are not exactly written to “people” -- they are written to the “things” that the author is grateful for every day. She wrote a Thank You note to Air, to Words, to Clean Sheets, to Burnt Toast. The book is one of my favorite gifts to give because it’s a reminder that there is always something to be grateful for, and that there is great power in a Thank... Continue Reading
Last Reply by 65and fabulous | Started by Leah Williams in Beauty Banter, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
The older I get, the more I appreciate when someone compliments me on my skin. I’m a firm believer that good skin starts with good “skin care”. I don’t just mean products -- I mean, how you “care” for your skin.
I can remember my grandmother doing the same routine her entire life. She washed her face with soap and water, and applied Ponds cold cream. It was simple, but it worked. And she had great skin into her 80's.
I have the advantage of improvements in technology that my grandmother didn’t have. But the fundamentals of good skincare remain the sa... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Kitlynn | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Temp-tations
My family has a tradition of “pitch-in” brunch when we’re all gathered together at holiday time. It’s a casual way to feed everyone, and everybody is responsible for a dish.
I like to make mini frittatas and serve them with fresh berries. Tonight is Temp-tations final TSV of the year! It’s an “18-pc Bake & Serve Set” including their “first ever” platter (perfect for serving a turkey) — and you’ll have a choice of Old World or Floral Lace.
This easy recipe starts with a base of 8 eggs, 1/3 cup of milk, and 1 cup of ch... Continue Reading
Last Reply by duclane | Started by Leah Williams in Kitchen & Food Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities
The forecast for most of the country will be chilly this Thanksgiving. A great way to chase away the cold is to wrap your hands around a cozy cup of cocoa in front of the fireplace. This cocoa beats store bought any time!
Fireside Hot Cocoa
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
1/2 cup of water
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
marshmallow cream (aka fluff) or marshmallows
In a medium saucepan mix cocoa, sugar, cinnamon, salt and water. Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute.
Stir in milk and heat u... Continue Reading
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 DrBling | 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