June 2011

Classic Andalusian Gazpacho from Cádiz, Spain

by Janelle 06.30.2011
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One of my favorite summer meals is gazpacho because it is so light, refreshing and packed with flavor. Hailing from Andalusia on the southern coast of Spain, this cold soup epitomizes tasty, fresh Spanish cuisine. Although there are loads of different variations on the traditional dish, I set out to find the most authentic recipe […]

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Summer Strawberry Cake

by Janelle 06.29.2011
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If you are lucky enough to visit a farmer’s market in your hometown, you will most likely be able to find delicious, fresh-picked strawberries in the early months of summer. Local strawberries are nothing like store-bought varieties and one of my favorite ways to enjoy them is to make some delicious baked goods. Instead of […]

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5 Gladiator Sandals

by Janelle 06.27.2011
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One of the chicest and sassiest trends this summer is gladiator sandals. These Grecian-inspired beauties are overflowing with buttons and straps covering the feet, making for a super comfortable and stylish look. Check out my top 8 gladiator sandals for this summer!

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Baked Scallops Recipe

by Janelle 06.23.2011
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With summer in full swing, I wanted to share one of my favorite easy and elegant summer seafood meals — Baked Scallops. This dish is so easy to make, but at the same time delicious, bursting with flavor and sure to impress your family and friends.

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One Shoulder Chic | 6 Stylish One Shoulder Pieces You Need This Year

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One-Shoulder tops and dresses often get a bad rap. With so many styles cut incorrectly, it’s easy to give up on this lopsided trend. That said, I’d like to reverse that thinking — one-shoulder styles done right can be a gorgeous addition to your look. I’ve found 6 one-shoulder tops and dresses that are both […]

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Homemade Lemonade

by Janelle 06.15.2011
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Ever since I got back from the Caribbean this spring, I have been trying to recreate the light and refreshing, fresh-squeezed lemonade I enjoyed daily at a St. Martin resort. Although making lemonade from scratch may seem easy (squeeze some lemons and add some sugar and water?), there is truly an art to creating the […]

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Jonathan Adler Summer Beach Totes

by Janelle 06.14.2011
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Jonathan Adler just released a series of adorable beach totes that show off your favorite jet-setter summer hotspots! From Acapulco to Capri, these bags have something for everyone and feature bright colors and quality trims. The coated canvas bags have 3 handy pockets for cell phones, keys and other valuables. Check them out!

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Star Shades : Find the Chic-est Celebrity Sunglasses Seen on Your Favorite Stars

by Janelle 06.10.2011
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Ever wonder where celebs get their fabulously chic shades? I’ve got it covered. To me, designer sunglasses are an accessory definitely worth splurging on. You can wear them constantly and they easily and instantly up the style factor of any look. I have found the exact styles that some of Hollywood’s most glam leading ladies […]

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Mini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Janelle 06.08.2011
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I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but they are usally too big and loaded with lots of unhealthy ingredients, so I decided to shake it up a bit. I started with a classic Betty Crocker Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, changed a few ingredients around to boost flavor, and formed them into irrestible bite-sized treats […]

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Happy June! Baked by Melissa’s June Cupcake of the Month Revealed

by Janelle 06.02.2011
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June has arrived and that means mini-cupcake bakery extraordinaire, Baked by Melissa, is unveiling a new cupcake-of-the-month. Today I went down to the Soho location to try June’s Mini of the Month — a rice crispy treat cupcake (brilliant).    

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