Friday, June 17, 2011

Ballet Dreamworld

Tienda Firmas

The other day I went to the store Firmas here in Santo Domingo to have a meeting with a client. My dear friend Franchesca received us extremely well and as usual makes me fall in love with every single piece at the store! Here are some pictures of the day! 
Bracelet from Cecilia de Boucourt

Designs from the dominican designer Jusef Sanchez

My favorite top right now!

My dear friend Franchesca modeling one of my earrings! :)

My new designs(new collection small preview)
I am dying over this top! its a Narciso Rodriguez, I LOVE IT

Shoes at Firmas are pretty cool! They have a very broad variety! 

Super cool bracelet, to use them stacked, from the designer Vita

This is Damaris Rubio's collection at the store! 

Shoes I liked the most! 

Amazing jewelry

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brazilian Lemonade + to Cooking Book

       I started my recipe book (on powerpoint and very informal) about 2 years ago. I collect recipes online and cook them whenever I get a little time to spare! Mostly I give my deliciously burned cookies to my boyfriend and family, and when something comes out real good I give it to friends(they lie and say its the best thing they have EVER tried, I love believing them). This is a recipe I just found on the blog OurBestBites of a brazilian lemonade which sound creamy and delicious! Definitely going to my recipe book immediately! This recipe and pictures are copied directly from the page, no edits!

Brazilian Lemonade
-4 juicy limes (try and find ones with thin, smooth skins; they’re the juiciest and the thin skin cuts down on the chance of your drink being bitter)
-1 c. sugar
-6 c. cold water
-6 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
Mix cold water and sugar very well and chill until ready to use. This step can be done ahead of time.
Wash limes thoroughly with soap (I just use hand-dishwashing soap or regular hand soap); you need the soap to get the wax and pesticides off of the limes because you’re using the WHOLE lime, baby. Cut the ends off the limes and then cut each lime into 8ths.
Place 1/2 of the limes in your blender.
Add 1/2 of the sugar water, place the lid on your blender, and pulse 5 times. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a pitcher (the one you’ll serve the lemonade in) and pour the blended mixture through the strainer and into the pitcher. Use a spoon to press the rest of the liquid into the pitcher. Dump the pulp and stuff in the strainer into the trash. Repeat with remaining limes and sugar water. Add sweetened condensed milk; DO NOT leave this step out unless you will die of a horrible sweetened condensed milk allergy because this is the secret ingredient! You may want to taste test it at this point; I used giant, thick-skinned limes tonight and didn’t test it and it came out a little bitter. If it’s bitter, just add some more sugar and maybe a little more milk.
Serve immediately over lots of ice. This does not keep well, so don’t make this in advance (although you can cut the limes, mix the sugar water, and measure the sweetened condensed milk in advance). Serves 4, although I can pretty much guarantee you that people will want more; I usually plan on 1 1/2 servings at LEAST per person.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lizzie Fortunato Jewels

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What caught my eye the most from this designers is the quirky names they put on their jewels! So fun and making each piece even more special!