*Photographs taken by Papa Rick.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I gave in to pop-culture peer pressure and read Gone Girl. My mom loathes the book, but I had to see what everyone was talking about. I think, after having read it, I can see both perspectives. The book was a page turner for sure, but the characters are such horrible people that I can see why my mom disliked the novel so vehemently.
The book centers around a married couple and what happens after the wife disappears. I could not put this book down! The ending, however, was horrible. Even though parts of the novel were really bad, I am looking forward to the movie starring Ben Affleck.
Gone Girl is certainly not the next Pride and Prejudice but I think if you haven't read it, you should try it.
Aren't you dying to know what all the fuss is about?
*Collage created by Gabriela Monsanto.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I am a fashion blogger cliche- I love Anine Bing. If I weren't constantly reading blogs, and blogger instagrams, I don't think I would have heard of the designer. I've always been a fan of bohemian style and Anine's take on the trend is perfection.
Anine's price-point is mostly out of my budget, so I did what I do best and found cheaper alternatives.
A couple of months back Anine had a sale on her site and I was able to buy her black cowboy boots at half the original price, however, I had already purchased the Qupid imitations. The Qupid boots look so similar to the real thing that I often can't distinguish between the two.
I am literally counting down the days until Anine's next sale (60 days to be exact). For now I have my eyes set on the Star Print Loose Fit dress and the Long Sleeve dress in olive. I predict that one, or both, will make it in to my closet in the next few months.
*Photographs taken from cheetahisthenewblack. Collage created by Gabriela Monsanto.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I have yet to share this on the blog, but I have a new found milk allergy! When I first received the news I said to my mom, "this is hard, I really like food". I've come to realize it's not savory food that's the hard part but desserts. I look forward to sharing this new part of my life on the blog going forward.
You know what is surprisingly hard to do as a dairy-free person? Go out to dinner. It's shocking just how many people don't know that butter is a milk product - I'm stunned that people in the food industry aren't required to know this.
Going out to dinner is a huge part of my family's life, so it's particularly important for us to find customer friendly restaurants that cater to dietary requests. The other evening we ate at Lincoln - it was an incredible experience. The staff was very friendly and pointed out what did and did not include dairy within their menu. They even offered a variety of sorbets as a dessert - now one of the only sweets I can eat.
I would highly recommend Lincoln for a night out. While it is expensive, the experience and food make the steep prices totally worthwhile.
*Photographs taken by Gabriela Monsanto.