Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Electric Slide

An electric colored sofa adds an element of drama and glamour to any room. Different textures and fabrics can make the room even more captivating. I've compiled some snapshots of some great pieces in all shades of the rainbow. Enjoy this eye candy!

Map Quest

I've noticed that maps are all the trend these days. And, I've totally jumped on the trend bandwagon. I recently purchased the NY and LA black and white city prints from Ork Posters. I situated them on opposite ends of my bedroom wall. I also bought the Magenta World Map from These are Things for my new office space... who says a hot pink map is too loud for the workplace? 
Not. Me.

1. You Can Go Your Own Way poster by Amy Rice via Etsy
2. Magenta World Map by These are Things
3. New York Map by Ork Posters
4. Australia Watercolor Map Art Print by artPause vis Etsy
5. California Coastal Counties Print by Orange & Park
6. Minimalist City Transit Map Posters - Tokyo - by Laughing Squid
7. Ohio Letter Press by These are Things
8. London England Street Map Art Print by artPause via Etsy
9. Word Map by TexturedINK via Etsy 
10. Stately Love, Texas by TexturedINK via Etsy
11. Letterpress Word Map by These are Things

{cocktail} ring me up!

There's nothing like making a fashion statement on your finger. Here's a collection of fabulous cocktail rings that I'm lusting after right now... which one is your favorite?

1. Stud Pyramid by nOir Jewelry
2. Stack Pyramids by nOir Jewelry (I just bought these and <3 them)
3. Pyramid Wrap Ring with Pave by House of Harlow
4. Immortals Ring by Mania Mania via Shopbop
5. Low Luv X by Erin Wasson/Pascal Mouwad via Revolve Clothing
6. Rectangle Ring by Viveka Bergstrom via Urban Outfitters
7. Rotating Heart Ring by A.L.C via Shobop
8. Elestial Quartz Ring by Adina Mills Design via Shopbop

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts with Gorgonzola, Parmesan and Pine Nuts.

Brussel sprouts are totally underrated, wouldn't you agree? If you don't, give this recipe a try- it just might make you a believer! Here is a recipe that I fine tuned to my own tastes and it came out tasting heavenly! Welcome to your favorite new side dish: Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts with Gorgonzola, Parmesan and Pine Nuts. Serve this as a side dish or eat them all by yourself as a meal, like I did tonight! 
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Yield: 3-4 servings

1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon minced garlic3 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons gorgonzola cheese  
1 tablespoon pine nuts (lightly toasted)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. Cut brussel sprouts into halves and place in a mixing bowl. Toss sprouts with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt/pepper to taste. Arrange sprouts in a single layer on a roasting pan or baking sheet. Line with tin foil if desired and spray with non-stick spray. Roast for 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until sprouts are slightly crisp and golden brown. While sprouts are roasting, toast pine nuts in a dry pan about 2-3 minutes, until barely starting to brown. Set aside. When  sprouts are finished roasting, place back in mixing bowl and toss with parmesan and gorgonzola cheese. Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with pine nuts. Make sure to serve hot. BONUS TIP: Walnuts and/or blue cheese can be substituted for the pine nuts and/or gorgonzola for a richer flavor.