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Italy In The Fall

Ciao Bella, We are back home – YEAH – from a long 2 week trip to Northern Italy.  The jet lag has set in but on the way to “normal” soon.  This exceptional trip was years in the making for Mike and I.  I’m exhausted, invigorated, inspired, 10 pounds heavier, richer in love and life together.   Corny, but it is…

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FRONT ROW BEAUTY @SAKS TYSONS CORNER

If you have not stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue lately you’re missing out.  I was lucky enough to be invited to the first beauty event Saks Tysons Corner ever had.  Yes, it started at 8:30 am but for true junkies, smart women/men that’s perfectly fine.  I found something calming about being in the mall and the gorgeous store before it opened.  Like…

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NEW IN MY CLOSET & WHATS COMING TO ITALY

Fall is Just about here so It has been out with the old and in with the new for my closet, I have been tough on closet updates – getting rid of things and donating a lot.  I mean piles of clothes.  Piles! What do I do with my things…….I am really fond of Woman to Woman Mentoring is located here in…

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DO YOU HAVE PUFFY EYES? A SKIN QUIZ FOR YOU – FOCUS IS ON THE EYE AREA

Question:  Do you have puffy eyes?  Dark circles, itchy watery eyes, redness, wrinkles, sagging?  Well keep reading my dear. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul; well this statement rings pretty ture.  It comes from a more medical standpoint however – because the eyes are literally the window to what is going on inside the body at…

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PARSLEY – EAT PRETTY – FEEL GREAT – GIVEAWAY

Happy Saturday Everyone, I hope you had a good week.  Myself it has been lots of up’s and downs.  We have been so crazy busy both in some good and some bad ways that stress has just been really difficult to keep at bay.  So I really try and watch my diet during these times.  I want to keep on…

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EVERYDAY SKINCARE – LENGTHS I GO FOR “GOODFACE”

HELLO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, This is post one in a series of posts my everyday skincare and the lengths I will go for a goodface!  I think it will be basics, face masks, scrubs, and than makeup.  I often get asked what do I do and or what I use on my skin.  I love skincare and taking care of the…

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PICKLING BEETS AND GARDEN VEGETABLES

As promised on the previous Jet Fuel Post – the Beet pickling recipe, I am huge fan of pickling and health benefits of fermentation.  Several books and places for information HERE ,HERE and HERE.  We grew beets this year in our garden among a few other little beauties and besides roasting them I wanted to pickle them.  We harvested (LOL) our beautiful…

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FOUR SEASONS SPA MENU CIRCA 1985 “JET FUEL” SALAD DRESSING

Happy Weekend, I wanted to share this little gem with you – especially during the end of summer when veggies are everywhere!  Some of you may know that my husband is a classically trained Chef/Restauranteur.  We own a few restaurnts in the suburbs of Maryland outside of DC.  Mike graduated in 1984  from the well renowned Johnson & Wales Culinary…

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Sauteed Scallops Perfect Summer Dinner

Hi, As promised after a few requests on my Instagram etc here as promised is my sauteed scallops recipe.  It’s a perfect summer dinner in my opinion not complicated and just look at these babies,….. perfection.  I am lucky enough to shop the restaurant walkin but when going to the market I look for dry packed sea scallops.  I do…

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