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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

by Janelle 11.21.2012
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Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for so many things this year, but most of all being engaged during this holiday season to the man of my dreams. I hope you all have many things to be thankful for this year too. In the spirit of this food-lovers holiday, I’d like […]

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Rosemary Trees

by Janelle 11.16.2012
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This year, I couldn’t resist the intoxicating scent and festive style of this adorable Rosemary Tree. With its fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves,

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Engagement Photos

by Janelle 10.29.2012
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Last month Aaron and I had our engagement shoot with the very fabulous Brian Dorsey of New York-based Brian Dorsey Studios. We wanted the photos to reflect our life in New York City, so we shot in all of our favorite spots on the Bowery, Noho and NoLIta. Thanks to our world-class photographer, the photos look […]

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Link Love: 5 Sweet Halloween Recipes

by Janelle 10.23.2012
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Every year I look forward to baking during the weeks leading up to Halloween. With thousands of ghost, goblin and pumpkin-inspired recipes out there, it’s hard to decide exactly what to make. Lucky for you I have scoured the web for my absolute favorite baked Halloween treats. Get in the spirit and bake one of […]

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We’re Getting Married!

by Janelle 06.04.2012
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Aaron proposed while we vacationed in Lugano, Switzerland, last week… I couldn’t be happier! 

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Crazy for Colomba! Italy’s Easter Delight

by Janelle 03.19.2012
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When I lived in Lugano, Swizterland, I would always look forward to the delicious pastries served during Eastertime – my favorite was Colomba, a sweet, spongy, eggy Easter bread in the shape of a dove. The cake-like bread is soft, buttery, moist, sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I hadn’t had it since living in Europe, so […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

by Janelle 02.14.2012
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  Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day from The Chic Brûlée! I hope this special day is filled with love, laughter and of course some delicious sweet treats! “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Seuss This post would not be complete without a special […]

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Low Fat Fudgy Ghost Cupcakes

by Janelle 10.24.2011
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If you are looking for a spooky, fun dessert for Halloween, look no further than my Low Fat Fudgy Ghost Cupcakes. With low-fat cake batter (recipe courtesy of Skinny Taste), made with Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix, canned pumpkin and water (that’s it!) and my very own recipe for homemade whipped vanilla meringue frosting, these […]

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Mommy & Mini… Matching Dresses for Mother’s Day

by Janelle 05.07.2011

Some of your favorite designers are rolling out matching dresses for mother’s and their stylish little girls. From Lilly Pulitzer to Dolce & Gabbana, some of the chicest styles are now available in both adult and kids sizes just in time for Mother’s Day. It’s an adorable gift idea that can be enjoyed all summer […]

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Throw a Kentucky Derby Party!

by Janelle 05.06.2011
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Saturday is the Kentucky Derby so if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs then it’s about time to plan your fabulously fancy Kentucky Derby Party. With just a few easy recipes, you can create an elegant Southern party to watch this legendary race.First step – whip up the Mint Juleps.

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