After Christmas we headed to the mall – to exchange a huge jar of creme de La Mer my wonderful husband got me for Christmas. I could never use it all up before it goes bad, so we exchanged it for a whole set of my favorite La Mer products: firming mask, lifting contour serum and moisturizer.
I prefer smaller jars since I do not use a lot and many products just end up in the trash. All 3 of those are the perfect size:
One of my favorite days of the year when kids are in school and we have most of the day to ourselves. When we can spend all morning in one of the little coffie shops, then take a walk down South Street, and go see a movie.
I was looking to buy a new purse and my number one choice was a black Agnès B. black Boston bag. The only issue was the color – I was not sure whether I wanted to buy a black bag – as much as I love black when it comes to clothing, I am not the number one fan when it comes to accessories, as they do not work more times then they do work.
For instance with navy or the blues. Or with bright spring color like orange or lime green. So I had to come up with something else.
After much hesitation I picked the perfect color – black cherry (or deep burgundy). It goes well with navy, khaki, tan, gray. Absolutely fabulous with black, and a beautifully contrasting when put together with orange and lime green.
The only color I do not like pairing black cherry with is red, but only when it comes to tops or dresses. Luckily I currently do not own a single red top or dress. I only have a pair of red capris but I can see myself wearing them with white shirt and black cherry bag just fine. WSo now I am on a lookout for the perfect black cherry purse. One in particular is mini Pashli by 3.1 Phillip Lim. Too bad I already have it in tan.
Finally came around to baking an eclaire cake and cheese puffs. It is really my first time baking this cake. I shared a recipe 3 years ago (today) on facebook and just saw it in my memories.
Here is the pie crust:
And here is a finished product:
The recipe called for store bought vanilla pudding and cool wipping cream but instead I made from scratch the cream we use for eclaires and used fresh wipped cream.
And cheese puffs also a new recipe:
Baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, gypsy salami, dressed in balsamic vinegar, drop of olive oil and sprinkled with blue cheese.
2 green containers, 1/2 red, 1/2 yellow and 1 teaspoon of dressing.
As far as exercise goes, I did 10 minute abs and gearing myself up for Tummy Tuck by Leandro Carvalho
Here is what I have for lunch and snack for today:
Some beef – red, green beans – 1 green, plus some fetta cheese to sprinkle the greens, which in combination with meat will make up 1.5 red.
My regular snack of plain greek yogurt with berries – 1 red and 0.5 purple.
And breakfast – cafe latte shake with banana – 1 red and 1 purple. That takes care of 3.5 red, 1 green, and 1.5 purple.
For dinner I’ll have a large green salad with a bit of ricotta cheese and/or some extra veggies, most likely steamed – keeps more nutrients in, some hummus, slice of wheat bread, and berries for second snack.