Pecan Cornmeal Butter Cake

Pecan Cornmeal Butter CakeSeeing as cornbread is my favorite food, I could not pass over this recipe for Pecan Cornmeal Butter Cake (courtesy of Smitten Kitchen). It was everything I hoped it would be and more. It resembled cornbread, but could easily serve as a dessert, since it is a bit sweeter and nuttier. I even had it for breakfast the next day. A perfect, easy, and delicious cake with no fuss or frills.

Recipe here.

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Two Things: Favorite Finds

I haven’t done a “Two Things” post or a “Favorite Finds” post in quite some time, so here’s a special combo edition: two of my favorite finds from this week.

First thing… there is nothing better than finding a great kitchen utensil. So imagine my excitement when I found this all-in-one. Now, you only need one tool to juice a lemon, grate spices and cheese, separate and mash eggs, open a jar, measure ingredients, funnel liquid, and even hold some flowers. Just one tool… but a whole new world of possibilities.

MoMa All-In-One Kitchen Tool SetSecond thing… I am always on the lookout for a style and versatile dress that can transition from work to post-work seamlessly. Tibi has been turning it out recently, and this dress is no exception. With a drop waist, plaid pattern, lace detail, and ombre effect, the dress has everything. But it’s done so purposefully and beautifully. Love!

Tibi Lace Plaid Dress

Tibi Lace Plaid Dress

Peppermint Marshmallows

Peppermint Marshmallows

As per usual, I was in the mood for some candy, so I thought I would try my hand at making marshmallows. On my recent trip to the French Riviera and Provence, every confiserie we went to (and we went to quite a few) sold marshmallows. They mostly came in long, cylindrical strips and in all different pastel colors. I was inspired, and given that winter is the season for hot chocolate and marshmallows, I thought now would be a perfect time to break out the candy thermometer.

Recipe here.

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Head to Toe: Beach Break

Head to Toe Beach Break

Shoes: Sophia Webster Rosa Jelly T-Strap Sandals, Ring: Anthropologie Candytuft Ring, Top: Joie Masha Blouse, Pants: J Brand Luxe Satin Skinny

The snow storm in New York City has got me dreaming about taking a vacation to somewhere hot and tropical. My perfect vacation consists of me lying on a beach with my Kindle… and literally doing nothing else. But since the beach is merely just a fantasy (for the time being), I can at least go shopping in anticipation for my beach vacation. And what better place to start than the perfect casual evening head-to-toe outfit. The outfit, of course, adheres to my cardinal rule of fashion: only one focal point. I think these Sophia Websters hit the mark… what do you think?