April 2011

A Royal Groom’s Cake… Make William’s Favourite Cake For Yourself!

by Janelle 04.30.2011
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Foodies around the world rejoiced with the announcement of Prince William’s groom’s cake, made with McVitie’s Rich Tea Biscuits and chocolate. Although less popular in States, grooms’ cakes have been very popular in Britain since Victorian times – and for good reason! I was able to find the exact recipe used at the Royal Wedding, […]

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NYC: Momofuku Milk Bar… Dessert Heaven on Earth

by Janelle 04.30.2011

Momofuku Milk Bar is a premiere NYC destination for the most innovative, decadent, mouth-watering treats around! You will not find more unique or masterfully executed pastries, cakes, cookies, pies, soft serve ice cream, milkshakes and cake truffles (yes cake truffles). Upon entering this den of food fabulousness, you will first notice a large chalkboard overhead […]

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La Samanna, St. Martin

by Janelle 04.26.2011
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I just got back from a sensational holiday with my boyfriend at St. Martin’s La Samanna resort and could not resist sharing it on The Chic Brûlée! Set on the exclusive Baie Longue, this romantic, Caribbean resort epitomizes luxury at its best. Set beside one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and featuring […]

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Best Summer Beach Bags & Totes

by Janelle 04.26.2011

Everyone needs a summery tote to carry your suntan lotion, magazines, sunglasses, phones, and that extra silk Milly cover-up to and from the beach. Don’t ever think you have to sacrifice style for function though – check out my top beach bag picks for 2011 below!

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NYC: Macaroon Madness at Henri Bendel This Week Only!

by Janelle 04.20.2011
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This is for all the macaroon lovers out there – you have to check out Macaron Parlour‘s pop-up shop at Henri Bendel this week! I was fortunate enough to stop by yesterday and get my hands on some of these airy, bright, crispy confections. From now until April 25th, stop by Henri Bendel to pick […]

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To Die For Blueberry Muffins

by Janelle 04.18.2011
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Everyone loves blueberry muffins. I am thrilled to share a recipe I received from my grandmother’s dear friend and neighbor for the most fluffy and moist blueberry muffins ever. Perfect for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or an anytime-of-day pick me-up, these easy-to-make muffins are the only recipe you’ll ever need. Bursting with blueberries, light, tender, […]

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New Obsession: Le Labo

by Janelle 04.18.2011

Sandal 26, $70 I just discovered Le Labo, the cult fragrance line established by Fabrice Penot and Eddie Roschi (both formerly of Giorgio Armani fragrances) in 2006. This über cool line of perfumes, home fragrances and candles exude luxury and are truly original. Le Labo candles are the only candles on the market that are […]

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Khloe’s Closet

by Janelle 04.15.2011
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Jealous yet? I wanted to share a small peek into a cross-section of Ms. Khloe Kardashian’s coveted shoe closet, filled to the brim with Christian Louboutin’s of every dazzling shape, size and color. Check this out. A gorgeous sight to see!!

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L’Agence Striped Bandeau Boat Dress

by Janelle 04.13.2011

Another top summer pick of mine… The L’Agence Striped Bandeau Boat Dress is a hot little, fitted stretch number that will turn heads. The crisscross diagonal angle of the stripes is extremely flattering and features an exposed back zipper for that extra edge. In bold black and white stripes. Fabric: 100% cotton Check it out!

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New Obsession: Bohemian Beach Chic with Jen’s Pirate Booty

by Janelle 04.13.2011
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Seen on vacationing celebs all around the world, Jen’s Pirate Booty tunics, tube tops, caftans and dresses make for beautiful bohemian-inspired beachwear. Styles are made from 100% sheer cotton gauze and feature finishes ranging from satin-trims, crochet necklines and loose fits to flutter sleeves, ruffles and cinched waists. Whether you are running errands around town […]

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