One of the most rewarding parts of blogging is the chance to collaborate with a brand you love. So, when Noosa Yoghurt reached out about sharing their three new flavors, I jumped at the opportunity. If you aren’t familiar with Noosa you’re in for a treat (literally), I have yet to try a flavor I don’t like, but the strawberry hibiscus is my favorite. It’s a tropical twist on a classic yoghurt flavor. Plump ripe strawberries are gently muddled then infused with real hibiscus flowers for an exotic, aromatic treat. All resting below a thick blanket of our rich, creamy and slightly tart plain yoghurt, awaiting your discovery.
Lately, with being on the constant go, I have been relying on healthy snacks to keep me fueled. I’d been wanting to try my hand at my own bowl and knew that Noosa’s creamy texture would serve as a delicious base for the rest of the toppings. If I am not making these for breakfast, I’ve been adding granola and fruit to the tubs for midday snacks. I find myself eating these tubs of yogurt almost every day before working out. They would also make for delicious (and healthy) dessert as well! Use this coupon to get $1.00 off Noosa yoghurts: http://bit.ly/2l2l0oz.
- 8oz Noosa yogurt (I used strawberry hibiscus, but the pear & cardamom or orange & ginger would be delicious as well)
- Assorted Fruit (I used blueberries, mango, pomegranate seeds)
*Special thanks to Noosa Yoghurt for sponsoring this post
BLOUSE//SKIRT (sold out but similar here and here)//SHOES//BAG
Happy almost Halloween! What are you dressing up as? I still haven’t decided. I know that sounds bad but I have been so busy doing work things and blog things that I haven’t really stopped to think what I will dress up as. I’m thinking I might be able to recycle one of my costumes and do that. I guess we will see and I will surprise you all!
I spent the weekend relaxing and really getting to spend quality time with my family visiting from Brussels. I only get to see them so often, so it’s really nice to just stop what I am doing to spend time with them and enjoy their company. Saturday night, we had dinner at La Scala, which is an all-time favorite, authentic Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills. The two best things on the menu are the mozzarella sticks and the chopped salad with the salami. Be sure to ask for extra dressing, it’s so delicious! Another one of my favorite items is the penne a la vodka, if you like creamy and you like pasta, I think you may love this dish. We ended the night at Mastro’s for a Nightcap (the second floor), where we were able to enjoy the music and the people watching.
November will be a good month, even though October has a special place in my heart I am hoping fall will arrive in November, it is my dad’s birthday, and I will be doing a bit of traveling.
I wore this look to a workshop and the color combo is one of my fall favorites. With the weather so warm lately, I find it to be the perfect transitional outfit and the blush blouse is just stunning (if I may say so!). The white pencil skirt (sold out) is the perfect touch of classic yet feminine. This Tory Burch tote is one I have been on the fence of getting for so long, but I finally decided to get it during the Fall Event. Shop my look below!
Last year, I bought these flares from Nordstrom Rack and instantly fell in love with them. When I saw the fall trends for this season, I got so excited to be able to bring them out and add some more to my closet. Don’t get me wrong, I do love my skinnies but the flares make your legs look great, shape your bottom and isn’t it nice to mix things up every so often? I am just loving these 70s looking jeans and I can’t wait to wear my white flares!
Jeans: Mother Denim (similar style here and here) // Blouse: Vince (similar style under $150 here ) // Shoes: Manolo (similar style under $150 here) // Bag: Proenza Schouler (similar style here)
It was so nice to spend the weekend at home after being away so often lately and traveling quite a bit. Don’t get me wrong I love to travel and go out to explore, but just spending some time at home is also so relaxing. On Saturday night, I hosted a dinner party at my home. I invited some of my close girl friends over. I had so much fun drinking, catching up and eating all the delicious (if I can compliment my own cooking!) apps and food. As starters, I made a cheese plate with a baked brie, grapes and cashews. On that same platter, I paired some melon and prosciutto with toothpicks (such perfect snacks for this heat we’ve been having). Another app I made was little toast with mashed avocado with a small piece of basic topped with a tomato grape.
For dinner, Saturday morning I put in my slow cooker chicken breasts, diced chilis, some chili powder and instead of chicken brother I used water. I let the chicken cook for 8 hours which allowed the chicken to be tender and it was full of flavor. The chicken was prepared for tacos. I prepared a salad as an option instead of tortillas with pico de gallo sides, mango salsa, cheese, and guac. Lastly, for dessert on Friday night I prepared an apple pie. I love making this apple pie, it’s actually quite an easy recipe. The dough is made from scratch too!
I had such a good time at the dinner party and I am so looking forward to hosting some more this fall with all the great fall foods. It’s hard to think of fall though with the heat wave we’ve been having in LA lately, I can’t even begin to tell you guys how warm it’s been just about 90 degrees and quite humid every day. The one nice thing is that is has been staying warm at night which is unusual for LA with the cool ocean breeze we usually get.
What are you most looking forward to eat for fall?
Paris…there is just so much I could possibly say about this beautiful city. My mom and I decided we would spend one night in Paris while in Europe, so we did! It was my birthday last week and the only thing I really wanted to do was to go to Paris. We stayed at Le Burgandy Hotel, which is such a cute boutique hotel. I highly recommended staying here if you are looking for a small boutique hotel in the middle of Paris and especially in the middle of all the shops and good restaurants. It was simply perfect.
After having took the train and getting up early, we needed a little pick me up (some champagne to celebrate!) and a snack. We headed to a brasserie close to our hotel: Chez Flotte. We had such a great time, the atmosphere was absolutely delightful and so was the food. From there, we walked around a lot and had to do the Eiffel Tower stop even though we had seen it many many times.
During our stay, we ate at two other spectacular restaurants which I highly recommend if you ever go to Paris. They are both owned by the same owner and share similarities but each unique in their own way.
The first is Hotel des Costes which is in the hotel itself. We ate on the terrace which was centered around the hotel bar/restaurant. I suggest the tuna carpaccio as well as the seabass in a curry sauce. We enjoyed the carpaccio so much we ordered several more orders!
The second is La Societe and there we sat on the terrace in the main square of a nearby neighborhood to our hotel. We had the salmon carpaccio and the cod. To finish off, we had the apple tart which was so thin and light that you didn’t feel stuffed. It was so delightful!
Top: Theory (old but similar below), Sweater: 360 Cashmere (old but similar below), Jeans: AG Denim, Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles, Bag: Balenciaga, Sunglasses: Rayban (sold out but love the ones below)