This is my uniform – neutrals from head to toe. I’ve tried to incorporate color into my wardrobe, but I just can’t make it happen . . . unless you count navy or an occasional bright scarf? When I came across these street style shots I instantly became inspired. There is something incredibly chic about black, white and gray ensembles. What do you think?
Photos: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Since Eric and I have been making homemade pizzas, I thought – why not try a savory tart? This recipe I stumbled across looks scrumptious – I’m a huge beet and goat cheese fan. I can’t wait to give this a whirl. Wish me luck, I don’t do well with pastry dough . . .
Beet Tart (makes one 9×9 tart)
6 large beets, peeled
8 – 10 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 sheet of puff pastry (enough to make a 10×10-inch square)
30 – 40 gr goat cheese
10 gr blue cheese
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare two baking sheets: line one with foil and the other with parchment paper.
2. Slice the peeled beets into thick slices, about 1/2-inch thick. Lightly coat the sliced beets with olive oil, and toss with fresh thyme leaves and a bit of salt and pepper.
3. Lay the beet slices out on the foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
4. Meanwhile, roll out the puff pastry into a 10 x 10-inch square, or a comparably sized rectangle. Transfer to the baking sheet lined with parchment.
5. Arrange the beet slices on the puff pastry, leaving about an inch or two along each side. Roll the puff pastry edges up to create a free-form crust, pinching the corners.
6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for 25-30 more minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and the beets are fork tender. Remove from oven and let cool briefly.
7. Mix the goat cheese and blue cheese together with a fork, and crumble over the beet tart.
8. Toss the frisee with lemon juice, olive oil, and a pinch of salt to coat, and serve over the tart.
Recipe from Desserts for Breakfast
Good morning! It’s another beautiful day here, which makes for a perfect way to start the week. We’ve been graced with spectacular weather here in San Francisco and I’m savoring every minute. Some special moments this weekend that made me smile were – catching up with a girlfriend, going to the movies, and spending Sunday with Eric.
A few things I’m loving – new work essentials from poppin (who doesn’t love a pair of white scissors?), stunning anemones, my Astier plate where I put jewelry and my go-to favorite necklace.
Hope all of you have a fabulous week. I can’t wait for Paris Fashion Week to begin and I’ll be posting new photos of our apartment!
Photo Caitlin Flemming
Since it was a short four day week it came and went with a blink of an eye. A few things making me smile this week:
* It was a quite week around San Francisco because of ski week, and I relish the sweet moments where we could get into restaurants without a reservation and walk the streets with no disturbance.
* Spent quality mother/daughter time on Monday.
* New blooms in the apartment always bring me so much joy.
* Prepping the apartment for a shoot always makes me love my home even more than I already do.
* And lastly, this spring like weather has me skipping with joy.
What’s made you smile this week?
This weekend we will be hosting a huge dinner party with friends, enjoying a birthday celebration on the beach with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoying some downtime with Eric before he’s off to Spring training.
Here are some favorites links from this week:
* It’s all about grey in this post . . .
* I want all of these items in my closet . . .
* This mouth watering recipe is going to be tested on Sunday . . .
* Everyone should be downloading this fabulous Photoshop ABC tutorial . . . (thanks sfgirlbybay for introducing me to Pugly Pixel!)
* Be sure to stop by the West Elm and sfgirlbybay event tomorrow. It’s going to be one you won’t want to miss.
Have a happy weekend, friends!
Images from here and here
The perfect ensemble to run around town.
Stunning blooms are popping up at flowers shops and the flower market. These in particular are drop-dead gorgeous!
If only everyone could have a set of all white Le Creuset like the above. I think that’s what kitchen heaven would look like.
I’m all about cuffed jeans.
In my quest to try different black teas – this one is being added to my wish list.
What are you loving this week?
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