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Life's Little Luxuries - Louboutin Rouge Nail Lacquer, Plus a Shoe Collection to Match

30.7.14


Sorry for the late post today.  I was traveling and did not have internet access.  Isn't it funny how dependent we have become on technology?

Christian Louboutin Rouge, the moment I saw this photo of Christian Louboutin's nail polish, I gasped with delight and pre-ordered right away.

available here, here, and here

Louboutin makes his first venture into the beauty arena with the 8" spiked cap nail lacquer, the same height as the heel on the Ballerina Ultima, a shoe that was designed in collaboration with David Lynch for the exhibit, Fetish.

The range of 30 additional shades will consist of three color families - The Pops {Pinks, Cobalts, and Greens}, The Noirs {Vampy coloured hues}, and The Nudes {tones of ivory and brown} will be sold alongside his shoes rather than the cosmetic department.  In September, a manicure inspired collection of heels will arrive in stores.

So Kate pump, $695. <br/><br/> <a href="http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en/shop/women/so-kate-crepe-satin-satin-lurex.html"><b>Buy it now</b></a>

So Kate pump, $695. Available in September.<br/><br/> <em>See <a href="http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en"><em>us.christianlouboutin.com</em></a> for more information.</em>

So Nail pump, $1,495. Available in September.<br/><br/> <em>See <a href="http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en"><em>us.christianlouboutin.com</em></a> for more information.</em>
So Nail pump, $1,495. Available in September.<br/><br/> <em>See <a href="http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en"><em>us.christianlouboutin.com</em></a> for more information.</em>

Nail bootie, $2,695. Available in September.<br/><br/> <em>See <a href="http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en"><em>us.christianlouboutin.com</em></a> for more information.</em>

Nail bootie, $2,695. Available in September.<br/><br/> <em>See <a href="http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en"><em>us.christianlouboutin.com</em></a> for more information.</em>

Nail bootie, $2,695. Available in September.<br/><br/> <em>See <a href="http://us.christianlouboutin.com/us_en"><em>us.christianlouboutin.com</em></a> for more information.</em>

xx,

B



If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com


Rough Luxe ~ Falling for Distressed Walls

29.7.14


I'm intriqued and completely smitten with the distressed walls.  The texture, colour variation, and multiple layers of of timeworn walls inspire me.  Whether elegantly preserved or creatively applied, they're old world appearance is aged to perfection. 



Peeling Walls Theyre Sophisticated, Timeworn & Aged To Perfection — DESIGNED w/ Carla Aston

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distressed silk wall panels at Warwick Castle.
Distressed silk wall panels at Warwick Castle

Applied technique tutorial here.  Looking for instant gratification? Wallpaper here, here, and here

xx,

B

If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com


Photos via Pinterest


Happy Monday, Plus Delicious Spicy Fish Tacos with Cole Slaw and Lime Crema

28.7.14


I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We're at my parent's lake house.  I love the serene boat rides along the lake and watching the kids have fun.


Spicy Fish Tacos with Cole Slaw and Lime Crema

These are easy to make and are great to make on the grill.  I mentioned how much my husband loves his new grill and I rarely had to cook dinner this summer {bonus!}.  You won't be disappointed with this recipe.


Ingredients:

2 lbs snapper fillets
salt and pepper
2 tsp paprika
½ tsp cayenne
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp canola oil

For cabbage slaw:

4 cups (loosely packed) shredded cabbage
⅓ cup chopped cilantro
2 green onions, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tbsp distilled white vinegar
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp white sugar

For lime crema:

⅓ cup sour cream
3 tbsp mayonnaise
juice and zest of 1 lime
salt, to taste
warmed tortillas (corn or wheat), for serving
Instructions:
  1. Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine paprika, cayenne, garlic powder and cumin. Sprinkle over fish on both sides. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a grill pan on medium-high heat. Add half of the fish and cook until the edges are opaque, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until fish flakes easily with fork, and is just ever-so-slightly translucent (it will finish cooking with the residual heat). Transfer fish to a plate and repeat with remaining fish.
  2. To make cabbage slaw, toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. To make crema, whisk all ingredients together and season to taste with salt.
  4. Serve fish in warmed tortillas with cabbage slaw and a drizzle of crema.
yield: 6-8 tacos

Wishing you a wonderful week!

xx,

B

photo via here, recipe via here

Bon Weekend, Plus Couture Cocktails

26.7.14



Bon weekend, mon ami's!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned.  We will be going to my parent's lake house for a few days to relax and play on the lake.


Couture Cocktails

This cocktail is perfect for the weekend here. It will be a scorching 100 degrees today.  I suppose I can't complain too much since the weather has been lovely, especially in the evenings.

Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas

Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas

ingredients:

2 ounces grand marnier
2 ounces orange juice
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce coconut water
1 ounce canned light coconut milk
1 ounce simple syrup
unsweetened shredded + toasted coconut for glass rims
orange + lime slices for serving

directions:

To rim glasses, fill a plate with coconut. Rub honey or left over frosting on the rim - anything sticky that the coconut will stick too - then place on the plate to coat with coconut. Fill glass with ice.
Combine all grand marnier, orange juice, tequila, lime juice, coconut water, coconut milk and simple syrup in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and garnish with wedges of orange and limes.
yield: makes 1 cocktail

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!  I hope it's beautiful where you are...

xx,
B

If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com


Photo via here, recipe via here

This Week's Musings...

25.7.14

besttravelphotos:

 Sur Mer, France

This week flew by in the wink of an eye.  I love the ease of summer ~ mornings with warm sunlight filtering through the windows and lingering cups of coffee, the smell of fragrant flowers in the garden, afternoon pastries, late evenings on the patio while watching the kids catching and releasing fireflies and enjoying a cocktail or glass of champagne..., mostly moving at a slow pace and soaking in each of life's moment.




Payard (Paris-ish)

dustjacketattic:

Paris | by KT Merry

xx,

B

If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com


Photos via here

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