Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mrs.Leslie's Cookies.

After visiting my family in Texas over thanksgiving the last thing on my mind was food. Until my one of my Moms best friends Mrs. Leslie made me take a bag of her homemade cookies with me for my plane ride back to NYC. Man was it a mistake only taking a few, they were so yummy! Not too sweet, not too chocolatey and the perfect texture. 

Upon returning to the city, I had 2 things on my to do list: bake those bomb cookies and attempt to put up a few holiday decorations. Nothing says holiday cheer like fresh baked cookies and glittery ornaments (see below).

With that being said, the decorating is still a work in progress but the cookies were a sweet success. Perfect for the holidays! So I wanted to pass along Mrs.Leslie's recipe because one bite in, I was on the phone trying to get my hands on the secret myself-- My roomie Maggie would give an "Amen Sister" to that too. Enjoy!

Cream with mixer or food processor:
1 cup parlay (margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar

Add In:
 1 egg
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup crushed cornflakes
1/2 cup coconut

Stir In:
1 cup pecan chips (or walnuts)
3 1/2  cups flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Form into balls and crush with fork.

Bake at 325 for 12 minutes. Powder sugar on top.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Window Stalking: Spring Street in Soho.

One of my favorite things about living in Soho (besides the architecture and shopping) is being able to watch the store windows transform from season to season. (It's a lot like walking through a fashion blog every morning in route to the train.) With the holidays right around the corner, visual merchandise teams are on their A game right now. Enjoy the pictures of some of my favorite windows right now downtown but be sure to stay tuned after Thanksgiving when I cover all the windows decorated for Christmas at the major department stores. They are a real inspiring treat to witness!

Windows at C. Wonder on Spring/Crosby Street.
Gifts Galore!!!

 Glamourous gold windows at Mulberry on Spring/Wooster Street.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Outfit Post: Peplum Party.

Peplum Top: Asos (seen here). Peplum Skirt: Zara. Jacket: H&M (old). Tights: H&M. Booties: Tory Burch. Bag: Balenciaga. Earrings: Vintage. Lips: Kate Moss for Rimmel "06" (also seen here).

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Outfit Post: Saturday Style.

Jacket: Trina Turk. Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren. Jeans: J.Crew. Boots: Joe Fresh. Bag: Zara. 
Sunnies: DVF. Nails: Essie "Recessionista."

Monday, November 05, 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Weekend Snapshots.

NYC girls at Emily & Ryan's Wedding in St.Louis.

Kev and I at the reception.

Calm after the storm on the Hudson. #hurricanesandy