Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Creamy Garlic Pasta

Just made this delicious pasta dish tonight! I had to share my recipe it is that good.

Ingredients
2 tbsp. E.V.O.O
2 tbsp. Unsalted butter
2 Cloves of fresh garlic, minced
1/2 lb of whole wheat spaghetti 
1 cup of grated parmesan cheese
2 cups Organic chicken stock
1 cup water
2 tbsp. Chopped parsley 
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Fresh cracked pepper
1/2 cup Fat Free Half & Half 

Preparation
1. In a large pot on low heat, add E.V.O.O and garlic. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add butter, salt, and pepper.
2. Once butter has melted, add chicken stock and water. Bring to a boil. 
3. Once boiling, add pasta and follow cooking instructions on box. Mine cooked in 4 minutes. 
4. Once pasta is cooked, lower heat to medium and add grated parmesan. Stir.
5. Once cheese has melted, turn heat off and add chopped parsley and half & half. 
6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

-O

Monday, July 30, 2012

Jet Set: Newport, Rhode Island

Second Beach Newport, RI

Oatmeal at The Atlantic Grill
Cosmos 
Skirt: Milly 
Shoes: Nanette Lepore (past season)

This past weekend, my best friend and I took a trip to Newport, Rhode Island. This beautiful beach town is known for its historical mansions, rolling waves, and nightlife. We enjoyed our days at The Atlantic Beach Club, brunches at the Atlantic Grill, and delicious cocktails at the Boom Boom Room. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olivia's Beauty Essentials: Day Into Night

6. Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eye Liner

Here are my make up go to's for a flawless day into night look. I simply cannot survive without my liquid eyeliner. It stays in place all day long and never gives you those dreaded "raccoon eyes". Vincent Longo by far makes the best primer, and I have tried them all. For a long day at the office, these products keep you looking your best. 

- O 
Final Look 


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Night Life: NYC





This Saturday, my friends and I ventured into New York City for a girls night out making stops at Co-op Food & Drink and 1Oak
My top: Aryn K

- O

Friday, July 20, 2012

Visiting the Be & D Showroom in NYC

Adorable rain boots by Be & D!
Kids rain boots

Top: MinkPink
Pants: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelets: Marlyn Schiff, Hermes
Watch: Michael Kors

On my visit into the Be & D  Showroom today, I got an exclusive sneak peek at the new Resort 2013 collection. The rich textures and ornate craftsmanship are unlike any luxury handbags on the market. Handmade in an old world atelier in New York City, Be & D bags are made of the finest natural materials. I love every piece in the new collection, I can't wait to get my hands on the new studded cross body bags! Rain boots are a new addition to the Be & D footwear collection coming this Spring. I'm obsessed with the skeleton print! 
Shop Be & D at www.beandd.com
Follow on Twitter: @Beandd
Check out The Be & D Blog which I contribute to! 

- O

Thursday, July 19, 2012

So Many Arm Parties





Just a few of my most recent armparties. Enjoy!
Here are some great links for armparty worthy stackables. 

- O


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Casual Neon Pink




My favorite summer bright has got to be neon pink. This cozy knit from J.Crew is a great transitional piece from spring-summer into fall. I LOVE my Be & D Heather cosmetic case, I also use it as a clutch! It's the perfect size for going out on the town.  
Sweater: J.Crew
Shades: Tory Burch
Necklace: Forever 21
Clutch: Be & D 
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelets: Marlyn Schiff, J.Crew

- O 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Leaving Martha's Vineyard

Tossing a penny off the ferry for a safe return
Beautiful Sailboat

Back to the mainland. Stay tuned! 

xx
 - O 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Come Fly Away







Very casual day at the Katama Airfield
Bag: Be & D old
Shorts: Free People
Watch: Michael Kors
"love" Ring: Etsy
Shoes: Tkees

One of the most memorable visits during my Martha's Vineyard trip was the Katama Airfield and Bi-Plane Exhibit. Though I didn't dare take a ride up in the air, I did enjoy brunch and mimosas at The Right Fork Diner located on the airfield. The menu is delicious and the views of the sunset are amazing. 
- O

Bellinis in Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown Harbor
The Atlantic Fish and Chop House
Tuna Tartare 

Bellini at The Atlantic Fish and Chop House

Blazer: Zara
Necklace: Forever 21
Top: Feel the Piece, bought locally at Nell, Edgartown, MA
Clutch: Be & D

 In Martha's Vineyard, eating outside on the water is a must. One of my favorite places to dine on the island is The Atlantic Fish and Chop House in Edgartown. The menu is exquisite and the view of the harbor is idyllic.
- O

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Champagne & Sequins Blog Coming Soon!

Champagne & Sequins is under construction. We will be popping the bubbly by August. 
Cheers!

xx Olivia