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hot child in the city

I love these two!!  A very special #MusicMonday Coachella edition, Beyoncé joins sis Solange for a dance party during her set.  Solange is one of my very favorite live performances ever.  I saw her in Los Angeles last summer & it was a straight up party.  (I also ran into her DTLA & I was totally star struck.  I’m a li’l obsessed.)

Sunday Supper: Cacio e Pepe with Brussels

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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!

Manicure Monday: Charity Edition

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. 

Lupita is absolute perfect perfection. Even though awards season is over I just cannot get enough of her. Stunning. Her stylist should win every award ever.

In yellow J. Mendel at the Hollywood Film Awards
In emerald Dior at BAFTA

I’m ob-obsessed with Nicole’s Alberta Ferretti skirt & crop at this year’s Baby2Baby gala!

I’m ob-obsessed with Nicole’s Alberta Ferretti skirt & crop at this year’s Baby2Baby gala!

Lupita forever!  What a stunning photo from Vanity Fair’s Portrait Studio (more HERE). View high resolution

Lupita forever!  What a stunning photo from Vanity Fair’s Portrait Studio (more HERE).

Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Even more than I love Oscars fashion, I love the after party looks!

Taking the plunge: The Victoria's Secret Angel showcased lots of cleavage in her black Delphine Manivet gown

Preggers Doutzen Kroes

Liberty Ross

Lupita, always.

I don’t even know who Elizabeth Chambers is, but I’m obsessed with this jumpsuit!

Jada Crawley

Leslie Mann - I love her!  So gorg.

Rosemary (Fake) Chicken with Green Beans & Chard

Tonight I went to a hip & hamstring yoga workshop. I got extra love & adjustments, my teacher said it was because she was so drawn to my pants.  Thanks, Inyo! Thanks to her help, 3+ years into my practice, tonight I just figured out how standing split is supposed to feel—& gained several more vertical inches.  Turned out my hips weren’t even.  I was actually making a rare mistake, over correcting the more common error of having your hip open, by tiling down & closing off my hip joint.  Alignment!  

Inspiration
Tomorrow starts my 30 classes in 40 days yoga challenge @ my studio—wish me luck!  What are your wellness goals for the week?  Sundays are the perfect day to rest, prepare & get in sync for the week.

I was able to work into compass (at least on one side…).

Post-practice, I made some prana from one of my favorite cookbooks, Tender, by Nigel Slater.  It was so tasty, I am sharing the recipe below.  The bright colors made me happy!

Ingredients:

- 2 Chicken Breasts (I subbed fake chicken)

- Olive Oil

- 1 Stalk Rosemary

- Green beans

- Chard (I used rainbow)

- Tomatoes

- Nasturtiums (optional)

Dressing: 

- Shallot

- Lemon Juice

- Mint

- Olive Oil

- Salt & Pepper to Taste

Dressing: Finely chop shallot.  Combine with pinch of salt, lemon juice, olive oil, & mint.  Mix.

Brush chicken with oil, season with salt and black pepper and scatter with the finely chopped rosemary needles. Grill or roast until cooked right through and the skin is golden. 

Top and tail the beans, cut the chard stalks into similar lengths and remove and reserve their leaves. Boil the beans and the chard stalks in boiling water till tender (2-3 minutes). Dip the leaves into the water for thirty seconds. Remove and drain.

Dress the greens.  Add tomatoes & nasturtium.  Slice chicken & top greens.  Recipe HERE.

Of course, for balance, I finished it off with a new Trader Joe’s find, Cowboy Bark (dark chocolate with toffee, pretzels, Joe Joes, almonds, & salt).  I am giving up sugar for Lent, so I had to indulge before it begins on Wednesday!

PS…check out these awesome, open hips!

be open, embrace the universe

Wes Anderson directs Jason Schwartzman in a new Prada short

Treasure Island Music Festival

Looking forward to TIMF this weekend!  I have been to every TIMF & it’s one of my favorite, cozy little festivals that packs a big party & a great view!  Something about being on an island brings out the magic.  I thoroughly enjoy this festival w/o feeling overwhelmed.  All my friends are there, so it feels local & FUN.  And I love layering up for the chilly weather.  Especially excited for the Japandroids, Haim, Lord Huron & Palma Violets this year!

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