Zac Posen

Keeping on theme for the holiday I wanted to highlight one of my favorite designers, who happens to be a part of the tribe, Zac Posen. I’m not sure when my love for Zac first started, I have a feeling it must have been around senior year of high school when I was looking for the ultimate princess dress for prom. I simply loved everything that I had seen on the red carpet and in photo shoots as I flipped through Vogue and Elle so in some way Zac Posen won my heart over for his beautiful gowns that screamed “look at me, I’m a big couture cupcake.” Maybe right now, the whole big princess dress isn’t my thing, but my love for Zac hasn’t changed!

Zac Posen - Runway - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

 

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[See Jade Dine] Passover!

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Today I am kissing leavened bread goodbye since tonight begins Passover. If you don’t know the story of Passover, I highly recommend the Rugrat’s special, very educational. Any who besides spending time with family over a traditional dinner for one evening, the rest of the holiday I’m left in my kitchen scratching my head. I can only make a salad so many times you know?

Thankfully around January I discovered the blog What Jew Wanna Eat. I thought the title was extremely clever and the author, Amy Kritzer is super friendly via social media. Since I wanted to make my matzah super savory I discovered her recipe for Pizza Matzo Brei and Matzah Pizza. Also thanks to Pinterest, fellow food blog, Forks Up featured Amy’s recipe for a Caprese Matzo Brei.

This is a big step up from just adding cream cheese and lox to my diet! Have you made any special recipes for holidays? Let me know!

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Happy Weekend!

PTW_1Photo from the Femme & Fortune + Shops at Liberty Place Philly Tech Week Panel!

Another work week come and gone! If you didn’t know and aren’t on social media all day, this past week was Philly Tech Week! PTW celebrates all things tech, start ups and collaborations in Philadelphia with a slew of events. I knew that when I started working at The Shops I really wanted to plan an event for PTW so I partnered with Melissa and Celestine from Femme & Fortune. Together, a panel discussion titled “From Passion to Business” happened and it was a huge success! Not only was our panel very educational for the budding entrepreneur, we had amazing catering from Davio’s. {Which may be my new happy hour spot.}

Tonight I’m going to Nunzio’s in New Jersey with Scott. Its a gorgeous little BYOB and right in the middle of Collingswood. I’ll have a full recap next week. What are your plans for the weekend? I hope you spend it outside since it might really be spring now guys!

 

[Event Alert] Rad Girls Launch Party

Rad-Girls-1If you didn’t already know, here are two bits of information:

  • Its Philly Tech Week!
  • Rad Girls is an awesome new website celebrating everything about women empowerment and all things rad. They are having their launch party tomorrow night and I highly suggest you attend. It will be the social event of #ptw14! To RSVP and score a ticket click [here].

 

[Event Alert] Flavors of the Avenue

Last week I was fortunate enough to go on a media tour of the East Passyunk Ave’s signature event Flavors of the Avenue (real event date: April 26th). {Of course I said yes!} East Passyunk has so many restaurants popping up in the neighborhood, I can’t even keep track anymore. The Flavors tour was a great way to get reacquainted with some old favorites (The P.O.P.E., Marra’s) and new restaurants I have been wanting to try (Fond and Noord). Let me tell you, I am still dreaming about all of the food I ate last week and I am definitely contemplating rallying some friends up to go the Flavors. Let me take you on a virtual tour of everything I got to sample.

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My first stop was the P.O.P.E. (Pub on Passyunk East). They kept their samples spicy with a chipotle tomato soup (photo below) and a hot chicken wing for us to try (above)

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Up next was fish tacos at Ippolito’s! I have passed Ippolito’s a hundred times and I have never gone inside. This fish taco was life changing. The restaurant has a fresh fish market for you to purchase whatever you like and a sit down area for you to enjoy a hot meal.
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THIS was my favorite. Fond served us chicken live mousse.
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Noord served up the pork bitterballen with a tasty mustard for dipping.Flavors_6

I always wait for the bus next to Chiarella’s and this restaurant resides in a beautiful building right by the fountain on EPA. Their eggplant with vodka sauce was delicious! Flavors_7

Izumi’s homemade pork goyza!
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Marra’s was the last stop on the tour. I’m a sucker for brick oven pizza. Even more of a sucker for white pizza with tomatoes. Below we had chicken with gnocchi!

Flavors_9Are your taste buds ready for more? Click [here] to buy your tickets!

[Style Challenge] Kendra’s Night Out

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This week I was asked to participate in Kendra Thornton‘s Night Out Challenge. Being a native from Atlantic City, NJ I know a thing or two on what to wear out to the casino and keep it classy. Kendra’s challenge for Las Vegas is that she is going out to a gorgeous restaurant for dinner and then spending a night out at the Bellagio. The outfit I picked out above I think is a great for a mother of three and staying on trend for a night on the town.

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Getting away from the daily grind often provides fresh perspective. I love my life as a mom, but I’m also looking forward to spending some time in Las Vegas with friends soon. We’ll be doing several exciting things together there, and I’ve enjoyed planning our activities with the help of travel experts from Gogobot. One evening, we’ll be enjoying fine dining and a little gambling at the Bellagio. To get a little insight look here. I’m thrilled about the possibilities that lie in store for us, but I need some help deciding what to wear for this event. Will you let me know what fashions you think would be best for my fun night in Las Vegas?

Picasso

Yes, the restaurant Picasso does indeed have connections to the famous Spanish artist to developed Cubism. In fact, several of his works decorate the dining area here. The menu, prepared by executive chef Julian Serrano, is inspired by cuisine from Pablo Picasso’s native Spain and nearby regions of France. The restaurant has received 13 Five Diamond Awards from AAA, and the extensive wine list includes over 1,500 of Europe’s finest vintages. For a truly spectacular dining experience, guests can be seated outdoors on the patio, which offers stunning views of the beautiful Las Vegas strip.

Las Vegas Style

It seems that fashion and fun are waiting around every corner in the exciting city of Las Vegas. There’s more to do and see here than I could ever enjoy in a single trip, but I’ll have fun packing in all the excitement I can. Whether I’m relaxing at a lounge with friends, dining in style at a world-class restaurant, trying my luck in the casinos or watching a spectacular show, I always have the most fun possible when I’m sporting trendy fashions that help me look and feel fabulous. I can’t wait to find out what you think I should wear for this exciting excursion to Sin City.

[My Outfit Pick for Kendra]

I love jumpsuits and I have been seeing them a lot more in 2014. The ruffles on this Jane Norman jumpsuit adds femininity to the piece and the gold belt is a great accent for wearing the jumpsuit without the blush Miss Selfridge blazer. Kendra will be dining at Picasso for dinner with her girlfriends and possibly going out to gamble on the casino floor. Let me tell you casinos do not skimp on the air conditioning so having a blazer to wear or drape over your shoulders is a piece to definitely keep on hand. As we all know blush and pink tones are huge for S/S `14 so Kendra will be able to add a pop of color and stay warm in indoors. For jewelry I kept it simple with a pair of Kate Spade earrings and a boyfriend statement watch by Marc by Marc Jacobs. ALDO has the best heels for a night on the town, I chose a pair of heels with patent accents to match the texture of the clutch. As you can see I’m big into black and gold but adding textures to the accessories keeps the outfit vibrant. Perfect for Las Vegas.

Happy Weekend!

gotI have been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time because GAME OF THRONES is back on Sunday night! Last year my friends and I jumped on the GoT band wagon and I am so glad that we did. Its been so much fun texting furiously on Monday night’s to make sure we all saw the episode to discuss what happened. I’m planning on going to the City Tap House GoT Brunch on Sunday (if the brunch angels can get me a reservation!). Besides that I will be spending some quality time with my dad and Scott’s family this weekend. Hopefully I can hit the pavement tomorrow, I have to start training for the Broad Street Run!

SALES

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ALDO: All shoes are on sale! Spend $100 get 20% off or spend $150 and get 30$ off.

United by Blue Warehouse Sale: Browse $5 organic cotton t-shirts, $10 long-sleeved shirts, $20 canvas bags and other accessories ringing in at just $2.

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