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Pork Kebabs with Peach Melba Sauce

by Janelle 07.01.2013
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After a short break which involved getting married (!) and moving across the pond (Hello, London!), the chic brûlée is back and better than ever. I will be transitioning the blog to be London-based, reporting on the latest and greatest London food and style scene, while still of course posting every type of sweet and savory […]

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Lola’s Cupcakes

by Janelle 04.25.2013
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Bopping around London this week, it’s clear the cupcake craze is alive and well in this city. I stopped by Lola’s Cupcakes at their Selfridges location, and was delighted with their adorable and fun cupcake designs and flavors. The shop is

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Marc Jacobs Diet Coke

by Janelle 04.23.2013
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I’m spending the week in London with the fiancé and, as always on my trips to Europe, I am constantly amazed at the cool and unique products they have that we can’t get in NYC. I spent a good portion of the day in Selfridges (kind of like a mega, super-sized Saks Fifth Avenue) and after […]

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Almond Butter Rice Cakes

by Janelle 04.11.2013
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I am so excited to share with you all my latest food obsession: almond butter. Luckily, almond butter is not only delicious and satisfying, but it is good for you too. I hate to admit it, but I learned about this snack from a recent episode of Dr. Oz where Snooki (yes, Jersey Shore Snooki), […]

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Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding

by Janelle 03.27.2013
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Today I am thrilled to share a simple yet delicious recipe for stove-top Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding. To make the pudding, I used a vanilla bean, which infused a rich and intense vanilla flavor into the creamy rice pudding, and truly sets this recipe apart from all of the others. You can find vanilla beans […]

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Scenes from Anguilla

by Janelle 03.08.2013
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In the midst of this frigid and snowy day in NYC, I couldn’t think of a better time to share a few photos from the sunny Caribbean island of Anguilla. I just got back from a visit to the island to finish up some last minute preparations for my May wedding on the island. Anguilla is a “secret” […]

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Valentine’s Day Flowers For The Modern Girl

by Janelle 02.15.2013
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I could hardly contain my excitement yesterday afternoon when I received the most stylish and unique Valentine’s Day flowers from my fiancé. Instead of the usual dozen red roses, Aaron sent me a striking, modern arrangement of exotic purple orchids set in perfect balance to a giant “flower” of succulents and dozens of ribbons of […]

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Fudgy Brownie Bites With Ganache

by Janelle 02.13.2013
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For the ultimate Valentine’s Day indulge this year, I made fudgy brownie bites with dark chocolate ganache.  I decorated them in plenty of shades of pink and red, but this recipe can of course be used any time of year for many different occasions that require a fun, bite-sized dessert. I was inspired to make […]

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Venexiana Presents Fall 2013 Collection

by Janelle 02.11.2013
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Saturday night I was lucky enough to attend the Venexiana runway show at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Best described as rock-n-roll haute couture, the fashion house of Venexiana presented a stunning Fall 2013 collection, featuring dazzling evening gowns in an array of elegant fabrics with impeccable detailing. The designer behind all the madness is Hungarian-born Kati […]

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Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

by Janelle 02.07.2013
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For a simple and classic hot hors d’oeuvre, what’s better than a sizzling scallop wrapped in bacon? I made these crowd favorites around the holidays for an elegant appetizer and decided to serve them recently as a light dinner alongside a salad. The recipe has been around forever, but I wanted to post about it […]

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