Oscar Party 2014


{Oscar Party Table Set & Cute Black White and Gold Coasters }

Last year I had my first Oscar viewing party and now I have made it a yearly tradition. Its a pretty low key party with just some girlfriends so we can eat lots of good food drink champagne and see who looks the best on the red carpet.  Below are some picture of the food a made for this years Oscar Party (all themed with the best picture nominations).

Ched”her” Fondue – Her
Caption Phillips Crab Cakes – Caption Phillips
American Brussels – American Hustle
Dallas Buyer Club Sandwiches – Decomposed Club Sandwiches
Nebraska Corn – Nebraska
Fil-a-mushroom – Philomena
Gravity Pies – Gravity
The Wolf of Wall Sweets – Wolf of Wall Street
12 Beers a Slave – 12 Years a Slave

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5 Friday Favorites



{ Passion Fruit Gelato from Pitango in Reston Town Center }

I haven’t had anytime to make new posts this week due to my busy work schedule and my closet reorganization (which is taking a little longer than expected). And here I am again off to another girls weekend at the beach. This time we are staying at my parents beach house in Rehoboth Beach, DE. I have been going to Rehoboth Beach ever since I was a little girl and I love going there, not only because of the beach but the town of Rehoboth has the cutest shops and restaurants. I am super excited to get away for the weekend and relax with the girls.


{ Fresh Mani for the Beach this weekend }


{ Glaming up an casual outfit with a bright necklace }


{ Ready for Football Season }


{ What I plan on doing this weekend – Beach Time }

5 Friday Favorites


{ My Mom and I have a Frenchie obsession }

This week I finally got over my cold and started to work on my closet reorganization (post to come soon). August already seems to be flying by. I have been super busy at work this week but I want to share some photos of what I am loving right now.


{ Fried Bananas with Cinnamon and Honey – want to make this week }


{ Love the color of these butterflies }


{ Glam necklace on paired with a simple tee }


{ Love the mix of this contemporary and rustic bath }

Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

IMG_0104{ Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta}

This week I went over to Emile’s house and cooked dinner. I do like to try to make new dishes and usually just surf the internet to find something that hits my fancy. I found this recipe here, and I will say it was a big hit!  The only change that I did make was that it asked for 2 cups of cream, but I only did 1 cup. What was even better was the leftovers I had the next day!




5 Friday Favorites


{ Closet Envy – Windows in a closet }

I have decided to start a traditional Friday Post that mentions some of the things that have been inspiring me lately. Between my new obsession with jewels and going away to a wedding this weekend, I would say these images have been inspiring me this week.


{ rose filled ice cubes that chills some nice bubbly }


{ Mimosa’s Bar, need to try this out at my next girls weekend }


{ Jeweled clutches }


{ Jewelry display }

Farmers Market


In the past couple of weeks I have been to a couple of Farmer Markets and I have to say I am hooked! On the way back from Ocean City, Maryland this weekend we stopped by Guy Farm’s farmers market. We got the sweetest corn or watermelon. From a Farmer’s Market in McLean, VA I got the largest blue berries ever! Just all of the colors at the farmer’s market is a sight to see.







Crumbs @ Tysons Corner


So excited about Crumbs opening up at Tysons Corner I. I first had tried Crumb’s cupcakes back when I lived in NYC city for a summer, and let me just say you better check these cupcakes out.  These cupcakes are larger than your typical cupcake and they taste more like cake than a cupcakes (aka very moist). In my book that makes them all the better!

PS. I highly recommend the strawberry lemonade


{ Crumb’s Bake Shop | Giant Cupcake }


{ Did I mention there’s icing inside the cupcake as well! }