Matcha & Avocado Popsicles

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For the popsicles

2 large avocados or 3 small avocados
1 can coconut milk
2 tbsp matcha powder
2 tbsp of honey (adjust to taste but you don’t want the mixture super sweet)
1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

For the white chocolate dip*

200g good quality fair trade white chocolate
4 tbsp raw organic cacao butter
½ tsp ground vanilla powder (unless your chocolate already contains this)

Add ice cream ingredients to a blender and blend at high speed until silky smooth. Then pour mixture into popsicle moulds, insert sticks and put into the freezer for five or so hours.

When your pops are frozen hard you are ready to melt your white chocolate. Place chopped up chocolate along with cacao butter into a double boiler. Over medium heat, gently stir.

To release the pops from their moulds, quickly run them under warm water. Now working quickly dip each pop into the white chocolate. Use a spatula to fill in any spots that you miss. Hold the stick and let it drip for a few seconds as the chocolate hardens. Place the pop on non-stick baking paper until the chocolate sets completely.

Kate Somerville

My tuesday complementary facial at Neiman Marcus!

Kate Somerville’s DermalQuench Oxygen Treatment is delivered through a pen-like wand connected to this gigantic oxygen machine that pumps booster serum and oxygen into the skin in short alternating bursts. It’s hydrating and plumping it literally leaves skin glowing.

This treatment is well-known among celebrities who suffer from jet lag or have to walk the red carpet looking goood

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A Day At The DC

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Currently, the Dallas Contemporary features the exhibit ALTA MODA by fashion magazine photographer, Mario Testino. ALTA MODA is Spanish for “high fashion”. The exhibit entails a series of photographic portraits documenting Peruvians in their vibrant kaleidoscope patterned and ornately adorned traditional and festive dress from Cusco, one of the mountainous regions of Peru.

“Testino was on assignment for British Vogue in Peru when he asked for costumes for his shoot and was told he should come choose them himself. “So I went, and when I saw what they had, I was, like, ‘Oh, my God! I have to document this.’ ” Inspired by the work of indigenista photographer Martín Chambi, Testino borrowed a re-created backdrop from Chambi’s family in sepia-like hues that contrast the vivid and joyous ensembles worn by the Peruvian subjects of the photographs. “It’s a beautiful backdrop, no?” Testino asks proudly. It was, but the foreground of the photos were equally arresting.

Just call him Super Mario” (Courtesy of VOGUE).

The US exhibition preview of ALTA MODA was hosted by Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hamish Bowles, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Inmaculada de Habsburgo and welcomed Queen Sofia of Spain.