Wednesday, March 21, 2012

spring ceviche

the first day of spring didnt disappoint new york yesterday.  time to pack up your long winter coats and fur inserts and take out your sandals and maxis.  besides fashion being in the front of my mind, food comes in a close second.  nothing screams warm weather to me than fresh ceviche.  its time for bbqs and picnics and here is a dish to impress everyone.  

1/2 cup diced cucumbers
half of a small onion or two shallots minced
1 lb fresh tuna or salmon chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
Fresh ground pepper

sprinkle salt over diced cucumbers and let them sit for about 15 minutes, this gets all the excess water out of them.  while the cucumbers are sitting mince your onions and put them in a bowl of cold water and cover for five minutes, this tames the bite and mellows out the flavor.  rinse cucumbers and onion and drain on a paper towel.  

in a nice size bowl, toss cucumbers, onions, fish,  cilantro, capers, lime juice, rice vinegar and olive oil together.  season with salt and pepper.  chill until ready (not too long though, the acidity from the lime juice will start to cook the fish.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brow to the Queen

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sunglasses are an accessory that can reshape your face as well as your outfit.  there are so many styles, colors, shapes and textures out there, its hard to have just one.  in an earlier post, i showed my favorite cat eye sunglasses.  i cant believe i left these out which is why i want to dedicate a post to them.  a good friend of mine showed me these and i just cant get them out of my head.  i need these badly and will be on the hunt for them.  prada had them hit the runway in their 2010 fall / winter show.  the cat eye shape gives them a retro feel, while the colored brow puts a modern twist on them.  sunglasses or eyeglasses, these are amazing.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

on the street Paris Fashion Week

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spring is in the air this week during fall 2012 paris fashion week.  prints are bold, neons are in your face and furs are blowing in the wind.  if its one street style to watch for fashion week, paris is the best,  in my opinion.  i cant wait to walk to streets of paris in three weeks!