Monthly Archives: November 2010
From T Magazine, New York Times Blog:
Last week, Google unveiled its e-commerce fashion venture, Boutiques.com, at the heart of which are online stores curated by celebrities and tastemakers. The Moment asked Olivia Palermo, whose boutique is already the second most followed, about her involvement with the much ballyhooed new site. “The process was a ton of fun,” Palermo said, “but I actually spent hours playing with it. It’s quite addictive!” No stranger to online shopping, Palermo has mostly been browsing on net-a-porter.com and matchesfashion.com for Giambattista Valli, Christopher Kane and the French label Maje to feature in her boutique, her goal being to make scouring the racks easy and accessible for shoppers with similar taste. “Whether it’s a Marchesa gown straight off the runway or a basic Topshop piece, everything is at your fingertips,” she says. She appreciates Google’s complex algorithms, which show browsers alternative items should the ones they want be unavailable or too pricey. The downside? “It’s accessible and free — until you start buying all the items you find.”
My fabulous friend and bridesmaid, Isabel, bought me a truffle butter and truffle oil from Williams Sonoma as a shower gift, and unfortunately for me, she knows me all too well. I am addicted to the stuff. Thankfully, I kept those babies sealed until after the big day, and now my husband is stuck with me (though he’s not complaining – he likes my cooking.) Aside from truffle butters and oils being a tad caloric and on the pricey side, it’s just so darn good. So far I am a truffle novice – I baked a white macaroni and cheese with it, and have tried it on french fries (Baked, I promise!)
I searched truffle butter on the internet and found a lot of recipes for truffle butter risotto…definitely next on my list. A little bit of parmigiano reggiano, chicken stock, and white wine, and you’re there! I think marriage has upped the ante on my chef aspirations. Not to mention all of those wedding gift cards to Williams Sonoma – man, I love that store!
Free People created this year’s holiday displays in major Free People stores with these glamorous showgirl-inspired vintage photographs. So pretty!
Check out FP’s Winter Wonderland blog-post here!
Is it wrong to fall in love with a bedroom set that draws around $500? Me thinks my hubby won’t bite. Boo.