I am very much into simplicity & quality in foods, so a perfectly-done cacio e pepe is one of my very favorite pasta dishes. This recipe takes it to the next level by adding delicious sauteed brussels sprouts. It is soooo yummy & super easy. Enjoy!
One of my favorite brands, Kiehl’s, will debut a nail polish—their 1st ever!—benefiting amfAR in July. A sleek minimalist black of course! What else would you expect from this streamlined brand? I have long been a fan of black polish, which is in my heavy regular rotation, so you can expect me to be 1st in line. I am deeply involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy & services, so this is a win-win for me. The formaldehyde-free polish will be in stores and online just in time for the company’s annual LifeRide motorcycle trip, a 20 person ride to raise HIV awareness and funds for amfAR. This year’s 2,000 mile ride will be the longest since its inception in 2010—it begins in Milwaukee and ends at the Kiehl’s original location at Third Avenue and 13th Street in Manhattan.
I love this concept of living intentionally, literally within your means. True quality over quantity. Exactly what you need, everything with a purpose & function. What I especially love is how mindful & connected its creators are to the process & the space. That really embodies the concept of home to me. More on this conscious, green Portland home HERE via the NYT.
"Early in their marriage, Lily Copenagle and Jamie Kennel began crafting a plan for living, scribbling house designs and lists of must-haves on notepads and paper napkins.
The idea was simple. They would create a home that was big enough for the two of them, but small enough so that it would be easy to maintain, environmentally responsible and inexpensive to operate. And that would allow them to free up their time and funds for intellectual and recreational pursuits. Own less, live more.”
Literal open concept
I love the couple’s his & hers tandem work space shared home office
A spicy ginger kick and the subtle, unmistakably grassy sweetness of kale elevates this vegetal variation on the margarita, from the New York City bar The Wayland.
FOR THE GINGER-KALE JUICE
1 cup ginger juice (see note)
½ cup kale juice (see note)
2 oz. blanco tequila 1 oz. lime juice ¾ oz. agave nectar Salt, for rimming the glass
Rim a rocks glass with salt, set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in ½ oz. ginger-kale juice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar. Shake well, and pour over ice into your salt-rimmed glass.
Note: Fresh ginger and kale juices are available for takeaway at some juice bars. To make kale juice at home, wash, stem, and roughly chop kale, and liquefy in a blender at high speed, straining out solids if desired. To make ginger juice at home, finely grate knobs of peeled ginger over cheesecloth; squeeze cheesecloth to strain out ginger juice.