Adina Reyter

So excited to stumble upon wholesale designer Adina Reyter in Dallas this weekend. Based out of L. A., the company began in 2001. Adina’s jewelry is considered to be forever pieces that blend contemporary and classic design- Jewelry that pushes the boundaries yet remains wearable, beautiful, and timeless. Please visit her website at adinadesign.com

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Three Great Films to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

In this comical and witty film, Katharine Hepburn plays a stubborn high-society girl having trouble with the men in her life. The main trouble being her ex-husband, Cary Grant, who still holds a flame and an intrepid reporter, James Stewart, who seeks to publish an exposé on her father, John Halliday.

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An Affair to Remember (1957)

A handsome playboy (Cary Grant) and a beautiful nightclub singer (Deborah Kerr) have a whirlwind romance on a cruise from Europe to New York, while both being engaged to other people. They agree to reunite six months later at the top of Empire State Building, but fate deals them a complicated hand. “There must be something between us, even if it’s only an ocean.”

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Some Like It Hot (1959)

In Billy Wilder’s incomparably funny romantic comedy, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star as musicians who, to hide out after witnessing a gangland murder in Chicago, dress up as women, join an all-girl band bound for Florida, and get amorously involved with, among others, Marilyn Monroe—the whole shebang building to the sharpest final line in movie history. (Courtesy of Vogue)

Mi Golondrina

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Beautiful embroidered white baby dress by Mi Golondrina $150 online. Shop women’s wear, baby and home embroidery at http://www.migolondrina.com

Read the Mi Golondrina story below..

THE DESIGNER: CRISTINA LYNCH
My mother has always been excited to share her Mexican heritage with me. Earliest memories are of us dancing to our favorite mariachi band while wearing beautiful embroidered blouses and long flowing dresses. I was always drawn to the clothing as it is soft and filled with vibrant colors, but I have since grown passionate about its rich history. The romantic twirl of floral embroidery has been hand-stitched into dresses for over one hundred years, and historically women have worn these dresses on their wedding day.

I believe it is important to always be dressed your best so that you feel your best. These pieces bring me joy, which is why I love to wear them and to share them with others. To me, it is just as important to wear a beautiful embroidered pajama to bed as it is to wear a beautiful gown to the opera. Mi Golondrina was established to continue the tradition of craftsmanship so that you may enjoy it in your bedroom and while celebrating life’s special occasions.

HBD to me

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Last Wednesday I was so excited to spend my birthday at Lounge 31 in Highland Park Village, right up the stairs from Bistro 31 (a great spot for Brunch). The Spanish style architecture, low couches and champagne bar create a meditteranean-chic atmosphere. Japanese and american bites create a delicious menu carefully curated by the Lombardi Family Concepts.

At the Gem

Juice cleansing with this one at “The Gem”..Drinking the green glow: cucumber, apple, kale, lemon and ginger. The Gem Juice Bar is in collaboration with the Diamonds on your Inside program, where everyone has unique nutritional and lifestyle needs. The program helps you meet yours! They offer whole life nutritional counseling through their Diamonds on your Inside program. With 2 health counselors, certified through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting edge Health Coach Training program, the grogram can help you change the way you live. – See more at: http://www.insidethegem.com/#sthash.orEbnleK.dpuf

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LYFE KITCHEN

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Goat cheese grilled chicken sandwich, kale and banana smoothie, sweet potato fries and chicken quinoa crunch wrap. Lyfe Kitchen specializes in healthy organic foods with each meal being fewer than 600 calories! Also..the entire restaurant is recycled…each Lyfe Kitchen location is leed-accredited with low-voltage lights, and chemical-free paint and furnished with tabletops and chairs made from 100% recycled material. Go Green!

Warby Parker

Warby Parker

“Almost one billion people worldwide lack access to glasses, which means that 15% of the world’s population cannot effectively learn or work. To help address this problem, Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair … Continue reading

Michelle Nussbaumer

As the interior designer of the goop pop-up boutique, Michelle Nussbaumer selected these large painted screens designed exclusively for Gwyneth Paltrow. The day bed can be bought for $ 1 5 0 0 in grey, white and black. The fluorescent goop wall decor is in Gwyneth’s handwriting.

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Skinny Girl

Gwyneth Paltrow’s delicious Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers

Makes 4 large burgers, or 6 regular size.

2-4 shallots, roughly chopped (about 1/2 cup)

2 small cloves garlic, crushed

2 teaspoons dried oregano

8 large basil leaves

3 handfuls baby spinach

Zest of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 pound ground turkey

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

“Blitz the shallots, garlic, oregano, basil, spinach, lemon zest, salt, and pepper together in a food processor until finely chopped. Place the mixture in a large bowl along with the turkey and mix with your hands until thoroughly combined. Form the mixture into even sized patties and refrigerate for a few hours if you have extra time (to let the flavours settle in). Heat a grill pan to medium heat, brush the burgers with olive oil, and cook until firm to the touch and nicely browned” (Paltrow and Turshen 108).

Yogurt Sauce

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

1 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and finely diced

2 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced

Leaves from 2 sprigs of mint, finely sliced

1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until blended and add to your burgers!

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Goop x Highland Park Village

Come stop by Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop pop-up boutique in HPV! The store features exquisite evening wear by Monique Lhuillier and shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti. Home accessories, makeup, jewelry and men’s wear are also featured in the store. Gentlemen don’t be too shy and stop by!

Open now until December 14th!

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The “It” Boots

SAINT LAURENT
‘Paris 100′ laced ankle boots
$901.47
Black suede ‘Paris 105′ ankle boots from Saint Laurent featuring a pointed toe, a wrap around leather strap that ties to the front and a suede covered stiletto heel. I think I just fell in love.

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Goop Dallas

Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog, Goop, has opened a pop-up boutique in Dallas’ luxurious Highland Park Village now until December 14th. Follow the blog at goop.com

The boutique is in collaboration with Monique Lhuillier and Band of Outsiders and Papercity contributing editor, Lauren Claridge (Claridge + King ‘Poplin Boyfriend Shirts’). Goop pop-up also features exclusive items from Stella McCartney, Bamford Watch Department, Jennifer FisherJennifer Meyer, Claire Vivier, RMS Beauty, Calvin Klein Home, and Staub kitchenware.

“It has been a fabulous journey designing this space for Goop’s first pop-up in Texas,” interior designer of the space, Michelle Nussbaumer, says, “Ceylon et Cie x Goop custom pieces were used throughout to create the Goop vibe while also speaking to Dallas on an intimate level. I envision people lounging around the shoppable pied-a-terre with a cocktail in hand this season.”

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This weekend Gwyneth Paltrow attended the goop pop Dallas signing and Launch Party in Highland Park Village.

Nest Fragrances

One of the best things about the winter season are holiday exclusive candles. Light one up and the room will smell of a sparkling holiday season blend of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon and a touch of vanilla and amber! Nest Frangrences are found online at Neiman Marcus

$ 34.00

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Morning Must-Haves

Going home for the holidays? These three accessories are a must-and make great gifts too!

Winter mornings in Dallas make Mondays even tougher to tackle, but this cozy robe is something to look forward to wearing as you grab your coffee and start your day. After an energizing foam face wash, use this brightening eye cream and face the elements looking and feeling fabulous.