ESPADRILLES EVERYWHERE!

Espadrilles have gone to a whole new level as of late, and frankly, I'm excited. The perfect warm weather shoe (originally created in 14th Century Spain) seems to keep reinventing itself in the most beautiful ways. They can now be found in a quite a large variety of styles, to suit any and all of your espadrille needs. The possibilities seem endless! Here is a round-up of my top picks for SS15.

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RAYE Deb Espadrille via REVOLVE CLOTHING

SOLUDOS Classic Stripe Smoking Slipper

SAINT LAURENT Leopard-Print Espadrille Wedge Sandals via NET-A-PORTER

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RAG & BONE Georgie Perforated Espadrille Flats via Bergdorf Goodman

VALENTINO Rockstud Espadrilles via Barney's New York

CLUB MONACO Dailyn Esapadrille

EILEEN FISHER Coy Two-piece Espadrille via Neiman Marcus

LOEFFLER RANDALL Mara Espadrille Flat via Nordstrom

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DELMAN Paley Espadrille Flats via Bloomingdale's

CASTAÑER Carina Canvas Wedge Espadrilles via NET-A-PORTER

ALEXANDER WANG Emmanuel Espadrille Sneakers via SHOPBOP

AQUAZZURA Belgravia Suede Espadrilles via FORWARD by Elyse Walker

FENDI Woven Cotton and Patent Leather Espadrilles via NET-A-PORTER

xx LL

I LOVE PAJAMAS IN THE SPRINGTIME!

I am a huge fan of pajamas. If I could stay in them all day, I would. I won't pretend - sometimes I do. There's almost nothing I love more than spring pajamas, especially. I love their super soft material and lighter-weight. It's a nice break from the heaviness of winter flannel and such. And they are cuter than ever. Here are my picks for the season!

EQUIPMENT Lilian Striped washed-silk pajama set via NET-A-PORTER

Eberjet Gisele Pajama Set via Revolve Clothing

Only Hearts Feather Cropped Sleep Tee and Shorts via ShopBop

J. Crew Vintage Pajama Set

TOPSHOP Pansy Print PJ Tank Top and Shorts Set

Steven Alan Multi Stripe Pajama Shirt and Shorts via Barney's New York

Floral Satin Pajama Pants from H & M

Three J NYC Long Sleeve Silk Short Pajama Set via Bloomingdales

Victoria's Secret Boxy Sleep Tee and Mixed Knit Pant 

MIXOLOGY 101 WITH PHARMACIE + 5 FABULOUS COCKTAIL SHAKERS

Recently, I had the privilege of taking a mixology workshop with Pharmacie founder, Talmadge Lowe. Starting out as an underground speakeasy, Pharmacie is now the go-to party "cocktail caterer," if you will. If you want to have the hottest, and classiest, party in town, you call Talmagdge and his crew to create the most delicious and inventive, craft cocktails, using the freshest of ingredients, to wow even your most discerning party guest. When I discovered that Pharmacie and The Unique Space had teamed up to deliver this workshop, I jumped right in. I have always fancied myself a "natural-born mixologist" but I have to admit I never really went beyond the "vodka cocktail/white rum mojitos comfort zone." And though my friends have given me much praise and elect me the cocktail creator for our dinner parties, I knew I could reach for higher heights and do better! My two hours with Talmadge got me there. I'm no longer afraid of scotch! I can make my husband a whiskey cocktail anytime! Tequila and I are now BFFs! I am more ready to party than ever! Here's a peek into what the class had to offer.

The Unique Space, all set up for class. 

Long tables set with bar tools and fresh fruit and herbs for muddling.

Each student was given their own bar set and Pharmacie simple syrup to use during the class and to take home.

The array of spirits we were able to experiment with during the class.

My favorite part: Freshly made citrus juices and simple syrups ranging from pineapple to cilantro.

A couple of our delicious finished products using scotch and whiskey, respectively. 

Now that you are amped to get mixing, here are my Top 5 Cocktail Shaker Picks to make your drink-making even more enjoyable.

The Harrison Cocktail Shaker from Pottery Barn is a beautiful classic, with monogramming available.

This gorgeous 24K Gold-Plated Shaker from Dwell will add tons of glamour and luxury to your cocktail crafting.

Probably the coolest, most Batman-esque cocktail shaker I've seen - The Black Nuance from Williams-Sonoma.

This stunning piece by Tom Dixon, via ABC Carpet & Home, takes bartending to a whole new, breathtaking level. 

The sleekest of the sleek, Shelton Cocktail Shaker, via Bloomingdales, was created by design icon Arne Jacobsen in 1969 and is made in Denmark.

HAPPY MIXING!