Classic With a Twist.

This is actually more of a House Swoon. I love the classic structure of this Charleston, South Carolina home that has a few unexpected elements thrown in. Like the double staircase to the front door and the slim windows flanking it on three sides. I adore black shutters on a white home and all of those lovely trees and surrounding greenery only help to enhance the entire structure. But my very favorite part? The hanging porch lamp to be sure.


Matthew Sporzynski.

Matthew Sporzynski can do more with a few pieces of paper that I do with, well, anything really. His work is most recognizable from his features in Real Simple magazine – always one of my favorite parts of each issue. Unfortunately, neither he nor his company, Couturier de Cardboard, have an internet presence. So we’re left to drool over his work in silence. {via Twig & Thistle}


On the Rocks: Call a Cab Cappuccino.

I don’t normally go for blended frozen drinks, but his one looks deliciously dangerous. Silky smooth and way too easy to drink ten of. But this is no frou-frou cocktail, there are six – count ’em six – kinds of liquor in a Call a Cab Cappuccino.

Call a Cab Cappuccino
– 1 1/2 oz shot of Espresso – Chilled
– 1 1/2 oz shot of Godiva Chocolate Liquor
– 1 1/2 oz shot of Godiva White Chocolate Liquor
– 1 1/2 oz shot of Godiva Caramel Milk Chocolate Liquor
– 1 1/2 oz shot of Kahlua
– 1 1/2 oz shot of Frangelico
– 1 1/2 oz shot of Vodka
– 4 scoops of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
– dark chocolate to garnish – optional
– piro to garnish – optional

In a blender, add your ice cream & then add in all of the remaining ingredients. Pulse until well blended. Serve immediately. Chill any remaining drink.


Benefit’s Erase Paste.

My eyes are fairly deep set and my skin is fair. A lethal combination that makes me look bedraggled even when I’ve had my eight hours and then some. For the past few years I’ve been using Benefit’s eye bright pencil to combat the vampire look, but it just wasn’t cutting it anymore.

So Sunday I set out to Sephora with a mission to conceal. Man, I love walking into that store, it makes me feel like anything is possible. The consultants are always very knowledgeable without being pushy, not at all like car salesmen for your face. I walked out with Benefit’s erase paste. It has a creamy, smooth texture that covers just the right amount and isn’t at all heavy despite the name. Although I’d be kind of lying if I said I didn’t love that it’s called “paste.”