Glam In Gloves

As I dive right into this post, I have to first start off by saying I absolutely long for the days of ladies not leaving the house without their hat and gloves. Such an amazing moment in not just fashion, but history as well. Sadly as the generations have progressed, it seems so many have gotten away from putting themselves together in public. I’m talking to you lady in tweedy bird pjs grocery shopping.

Isn’t it funny to think of a time when a glove could be too fancy?

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I’ve long had a love affair with gloves. Nowadays, we use them mostly for winter only. I thought I would share a few of my favorite moments wearing gloves. I agree very much with Dior on the long gloves and chose to wear them on my wedding day. Don’t worry my Mom and I cut a slit so we would exchange rings on the alter. Haha!

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These longer black gloves have been my favorite for a long time. I’ve taken them all over Europe, and they are so warm while still looking chic. Linking a similar pair below!

It was very chilly when we were in Amsterdam and yet again, these gloves saved me!

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When we were in Rome, one of my top five things I needed to do there was buy a pair of colorful gloves. This was instructed by Kate Spade a something to do in Rome. Well I found this totally amazing glove shop! I wish I could have bought them all! Of course I went with green.

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It’s cold out there today! Better grab your favorite pair of gloves!

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Drunk In Love

Happy Friday Friends!

Valentine’s Day might be over but I’m still bringing the love...or maybe alcohol right into the weekend! MK, Theo Shane, and I had a great V-Day staying in. Theo sipped his milk while MK and I enjoyed wine, cheeses, and some steak. I do love our tradition of staying in!

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Today’s cocktail is seriously delicious. I’m not typically a mason jar kind of person but I saw this adorable cup at my local Shop n’ Save and couldn’t resist making a drink for it (and then later use it for decoration).

What you do:

Simply add your booze, and top with Strawberry Lemonade!

You can add sprinkles to your rim if desired.

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I hope you have a great weekend full of love and maybe a little hootch!

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Let’s Get Cheesy

Hello Friends!

If you know me then you know I love to entertain. Hosting parties is like my thing. I also love to pick on appetizers and sip my vino instead of sit down dinners (I mean of course there is a time and place for that). On today’s Perfectly Plated I’m talking about the anatomy of the PERFECT cheese plate. Recently, I had someone tell me I should do a post on doing a cheese platter like you would order in a restaurant. Well here you go! MK and I always stay in for Valentines Day, and usually do wine and cheese. There also might be steaks involved. But always wine and cheese.

When I started hosting many years ago,  I did soooo much research on how to make the perfect cheeseboard. One full proof thing I learned was “something old, something new, something goat, and something blue”.  That will always stay in my head when creating this appetizer. A board like this might be intimidating but I can assure you it isn’t hard.

How to Charcuterie:

Here is a list of what I used:

Meats: Pepperoni

Salami

Prosciutto wrapped around mozzarella

Sliced ham

Sweet Sopressata

Cheeses: Asiago (old)

Fresh Mozzarella  (new)

Brie

Goat

Gorgonzola (blue)

I added: Grapes

Gorgonzola stuffed olives

Walnuts

Honey

Raspberry Rhubarb

Fresh Rosemary

An assortment of bread and crackers. Make sure to mix up the texture and flavors.

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I recently came to own cheese knives. Why they weren't already a part of my life before is beyond me. But, I thought it would go perfectly with this cheeseboard talk to break down what you use them for.

Spatula: This one is for cheeses like Brie or Camembert

Cheese Fork: Move cheese easily with this to plates

Heart Shaped: Best for hard cheeses like Asiago

Soft Cheese Knife: For Gorgonzola or Mozzarella

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No matter what your V-Day plans are, I hope they include some delicious cheese and wine of course.

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