Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Guy's Guide to a Superbowl Party

I am the Hubs and my little Socialite has asked me to provide a little insight on the Superbowl. The Superbowl is the culmination of an entire season of following and rooting for favorite teams and players. So here it is, the "BIG GAME".  A celebration of toughness and grit played on a field referred to as the Grid Iron. So here are some of things to make this Sunday super for the guys. Let me clarify...we do want you to be part of the festivities and have fun as well. For those of you who think this celebration is unimportant just remember how many times he has tried his best to engage you in those conversations about your manicure.
To be part of this event you must choose a team. It does not have to be the same team as your guy's, just pick a team. To make it more exciting make a bet with him.  Even you want the same team to win, bet on who will score last, if any team has a kick returned for touchdown, will there be a wardrobe malfunction during the halftime, anything just make it fun. 

This is the most important ingredient for the Superbowl party. This is not the time to embrace the craft brew craze. This is football, you do not sniff and sip then discuss the hints and notes of the brew.  No, this needs to be a big American standard beer. Something unpretentious that was made to be chugged. It needs to be ice cold. If possible put the beer in a bucket of ice at the edge of the couches, easily within reach of all the guests. 

Anything that would make Dr. Oz cringe. It needs to be easy to make and preferably eaten with the hands. Nothing fancy, just good. I know many of us men love to grill up some food for a game, but on Superbowl the last thing we want to do is be outside grilling while the game and party is inside. Also, we want you to be part of the event so do not think we want you to impress with some complicated recipe that keeps you away from the excitement.  

Recipe:  Buy queso cheese sauce.
              Heat in microwave.
              Mix in extra salsa if desired.
              Serve with Tator Tots.
Hint: Provide a spoon in cheese sauce and some small plates. Prevents double dipping.

Recipe: Take favorite BBQ sauce and pour a bottle or two into a crock pot or that that fancy fondue thing we never use.
Add a pack of little smokie miniature hot dogs.
Bring out to table with pack of toothpicks and plenty of napkins.

Pigs in a blanket.  Just pick up the any frozen brand and follow directions on box.

These are just a few samples of the dining options that should be present at the party.  Of course the traditional smoked sausage and cheese plates and the chips and salsa are always appropriate.
Signature Culinary Highlight of the Day  

I do feel the picture tells the recipe. Go Seahawks. Whenever they score a victory a Vodka Jiggler will be consumed. This is the creation of our very favorite Socialite Marisa.

Hope you have enjoyed this post and have fun.
The Hubs.   

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chambray + Leather

Here it is mid January in my city of Los Angeles.  Although it is winter according to the calendar we have had an unusually warm season. I do long for the fashion of chilly days (long coats and hats are always a favorite fashion must for winter), but I will embrace a clear sunny day anytime.  On this day I had a meeting to attend and felt like embracing what is fun about being a girl and wear a skirt. I love a nice fitted skirt just below the knee. With the right pair of high heals this style of skirt gives an elongation of the legs and a slim silhouette of the hips. Pairing the skirt with this season's popular chambray top gives this outfit just the right amount casual confidence.  Of course, in my opinion, no outfit is ever truly complete without a rocking bag and some statement jewelry.  

Chambray Top: Star Candy
Leather Skirt: Sachin + Babi
Clutch: Jimmy Choo
Shoes: Gucci

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Leather on Leather

I was getting ready to go out for the evening and was uncertain what to wear. Then I opened my closet to try and get some inspiration, and there it was. The essential item of clothing every girl needs "A badass go with everything leather jacket". I've seen this jacket paired up with everything from flirty skirts to simple denim. I decided to embrace my inner rocker chick and pair it with my favorite leather pants. Add in a studded purse, some high healed boots, and you are certain to make a statement. A simple white tee and a dazzling necklace completed this outfit. 

I just bought this Guess Necklace. I receive many compliments on it. I'm sure you'll see me wearing this piece a lot.
I love these boots!!!! They are my "go-to" pair and they never fail me. The main thing I love about them is the attention to detail. On the inner heel it is mirrored and I love the plate above the heel with Dior on it.
Outfit Details:
Leather Jacket: Theory (on sale)
Leather Pants: Genetic Denim (on sale)
Boots: Miss Dior
Necklace: Guess
Bag: Louboutin
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

My favorite Red Carpet Gowns of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Sophia Vergara is so stunning in this black Zac Posen Gown, Brian Atwood Shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Thrilled to see Sophia Vergara making a statement with an elegant flowing gown.

This Lorraine Schwartz Turquoise Necklace is gorgeous. The attention to detail is just amazing! I love how the color just pops!

Lupita Nyong'o is wearing a Red Ralph Lauren Collection Gown. I love the drama of the off the shoulder neckline and caped back. Welcome to Hollywood and what a way to make an opening statement. Really looking forward to seeing what this fashionable starlet is going to bring to the rest of award season.  

I love Giuliana Rancic's Princess Gown.  She is wearing a deep red gown by Lorena Sarbu and Christian Louboutin Peep Toes. The beautiful tulle softens this dress and gives such an extra dimension of elegance.

Margot Robbie is wearing a super sexy Gucci Gown and emerald green satin Christian Louboutin Peep Toe Pumps. Gucci never fails with a plunging neckline, high slit, and amazing details to define a narrow waist, simply gorgeous. I think we have found the new Hollywood bombshell.

Jenna Dewan-Tatum is wearing a Roberto Cavalli Dress with Brian Atwood shoes, a Sam Lehr ring and Irene Neuwirth earrings. The beautiful elegance of the classic mermaid dress and of course Roberto Cavalli adds a little extra with a dramatic tale.

Taylor Swift looking beautiful as always in a red Carolina Herrera Dress. Taylor never disappoints in red.
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