70 degrees and sunny is not weather you’ll find in the northeast right now – where it’s upwards of 90 degrees and intermittently humid and rainy. So, you can imagine how awesome it is to be visiting Vancouver, BC where the weather is nearly perfect. It’s sunny and there’s a light breeze and I’m getting some use out of my cardis and jackets again – I’d forgotten how long I missed them. So, on this day of sightseeing, I definitely layered up with color but since we walked a lot, I wore flats. I like to be comfortable but I don’t normally wear sneakers outside of a gym. How about you, when you’re sightseeing and doing a lot of walking around, do you totally dress down and wear sneakers or do you save those for a workout and opt for cute flats instead? Do any of you brave souls break out heels?
white tank | fuchsia boyfriend cardigan and webster navy eyelet skirt : target | yellow bubble necklace : ebay | rose gold sandals : jlo at kohls | nude skinny belt : michael kors at annie sez
Also, here are some photos of beautiful Vancouver. I was pleasantly surprised by how gorgeous it is!
Yes, I know today is Monday, but this is what I wore to the office on Friday. I normally don’t wear jeans to the office, however being that it was the last day of our fiscal year, I needed to be as comfortable as possible. A little update on that craziness, I made it! Lots of blood sweat and tears and I overachieved on my goal. It was a monster number folks, but I had a great team by my side to help me get there. Now it’s the beginning of the year and we’re all back to the beginning of the race. If any of you are in sales, you know how I’m feeling right now. I’ll be taking a little time off to recharge my batteries and get ready to hit the ground running on Monday.
Top: DVF; Blazer: Ann Taylor; Jeans: AG; Shoes: Ivanka Trump
A few months ago, pal Jess and I scored a LivingSocial deal for a gelato making class. Well, the timing couldn’t have been any better because it was definitely the perfect weather to make (and eat) the delicious, creamy, Italian treat. Mia Chef Gelateria, located on 3rd Ave between 27th and 28th in NYC, has gelato making classes as well as sorbet making classes. In today’s class not only did we learn some wonderful tips for making gelato at home but we made four fantastic flavors of gelato and took a pint of each home.
- Cookies and Cream Gelato
- Fig and Tequila Gelato
- Snickers Gelato
- Ferrero Rocher Gelato
Also we learned a neat tip on how to determine if a gelateria is worth eating at — taste test their pistachio gelato. If you can truly taste the pistachio (as opposed to a substitute or filler), then it’s safe to assume that gelateria has invested in quality ingredients for the rest of their gelati as well.
So, if you’re in the city with nothing to do, check out Mia Chef. Here are some photos from our class.
The ingredients: sugar, Dutch cocoa, hazelnuts, nucciola, dextrose, butterscotch, chocolate, peanuts, peanut butter, figs, tequila, skim milk, heavy cream and whole milk.
Mixing the ingredients.
Pouring the mixture into the gelato machine (similar effect can also be achieved at home with an ice cream maker)
Ferrero Rocher Gelato.
Now lets see if I can replicate any of this at home…