Best of Etsy: Minetta Jewellery

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Looking for a thoughtful gift…? I love these designs by Etsy’s Minetta Jewellery. Based in the United Kingdom, the shop describes their creations as “delicate, minimal jewellery for everyday wear.” Yes, please! The plain and hand stamped gold pieces are my personal favorites (though, if you’re a silver gal, they offer it too!) . Explore all of Minetta Jewellery’s collection here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Casa Otomi

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If you love colorful Mexican Otomi prints then you’ll want one of everything at Casa Otomi. The vibrant Etsy shop sells embroidered pillows, dresses, clutches, table linens, and more. I love the wide array of color options and the prices can’t be beat. Their embroidered Mexican dresses are especially perfect for summer. Below are some of my favorite picks (dreaming about all the things you could do with a big piece of the fabric—upholster a headboard, ottoman, or chair?). Explore all of Casa Otomi’s selection here.

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The Private Collection of Joan Rivers

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On June 22 Christie’s New York is auctioning off the private collection of native-New York comedian Joan Rivers and the pieces are almost as fabulous as the woman herself. Among Joan’s gems are a faux tortoise shell vanity set (see below, I’m obsessed!), an opulent silk upholstered dog house (pictured above), and silver Cartier bag engraved “Joan’s trash bag.” If you’re in New York, you can preview the pieces in person from June 17-21 in Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza location. If you stop by, be sure to report back! 

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(images courtesy of Christie’s New York)

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What are your favorite recipes?

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“I was thirty-two when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
– Julia Child –

If you’ve read my blog for some time you probably know that I’m no cook. The past ten years I’ve basically subsisted on snack food, green smoothies, and Seamless. Because dining out in Copenhagen is so expensive (think $25-$30 for your average burger, yikes…) and bikini season is just around the corner, I’ve decided it’s time to put down the Danish pastries and learn how to cook. Now the question is, where to start? Do you have a delicious foolproof meal on rotation? What’s your favorite way to cook chicken? How about salmon? Any food blogs I simply must read? Simon and I love all food so as long as it’s simple (think “cooking for dummies”), yummy, and relatively healthy, I’m willing to try. This afternoon I may go really wild and invest in some measuring spoons and a measuring cup (I hear they’re useful…). Can’t wait to read your suggestions!

(above: Mushroom Pasta with Spinach and Goat Cheese by Pinch of Yum)

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