19 January 2015

Winter Warmers: Winter Whites














Shaker Knit Sweater Dress, Joe Fresh *on sale // PomPom Hat, Joe Fresh *on sale // Wool Cigarette Pants, Sisley // Fox Fur Boots, Gorsuch // Bag, Celine // 360 Pearl Stud Earrings & Rose Gold Ring, BaubleBar // Makeup c/o Hourglass *must try their Ambient Lighting Blush Palette which I am wearing here

Happy Holiday Monday loves! I hope you are all enjoying a day off in celebration of Martin Luther Kind Day. I've been spending this long cold winter weekend in NYC, doing some shopping, museum hopping, and basically bopping around the city in my Aspen apres-ski wear! Yes, it has been and felt that cold here, and when it gets this damp and bone-chilling I make no apologies when it comes to my total ski-bunny-style. This month I have been living in Joe Fresh's wonderful and affordable knits (I have this sweater dress in all 3 colors) and mixing their great sweaters, hats, and scarves with many of my furry winter classics. These Gorsuch boots were a fabulous Christmas present from my husband, and I've nicknamed them thing one and thing two... and yes they drive the corgis crazy!

So how do you stay stylish when the temps plummet and the snow piles up?
Drop me a comment bellow or @thesuppermodel on Instagram !

16 January 2015

Milk Punch Snowdays














A snowed-in freezing weekend calls for some serious snowday-ready recipes. And when I am not making batches of soup to freeze, or savoring my twinkling Christmas tree (which, yes, is still up and surviving... old habits die hard) one of my favorite winter-warmering tradition is making the southern classic Milk Punch. My Rose Mylk Punch varies a tad from the original Louisiana recipes in that it is dairy free and bit luxurious with the addition of Bulgarian Rose Water, but regardless I promise you that it will bring anyone in from the cold and huddled round your kitchen outstaying their welcome. I love combining the fragrant rose water with the Almond and Coconut milks for a very floral ad feminine flavor. Then adding the fresh vanilla bean, extract, cinnamon and nutmeg, brighten and enrich the flavors while the powdered sugar and ice give the drink it's texture and consistency. This pairs so decadently with the rich amber notes of Kentucky Bourbon to create a truly amazing winter cocktail. So after a quick whiz in the blender, you can pour the mylk mixture over ice in a large punch bowl and go to town when it comes to adding the bourbon, but around 1.5 ounces of bourbon per drink is a pretty standard amount. Most importantly make, share, enjoy... and stay warm out there this weekend!

Rose Milk/Mylk Punch
Makes a large amount, fit for a crowd

Ingredients

1 32 oz. container coconut milk (unsweetened)
1 32 oz. container almond milk (vanilla unsweetened if possible)
5 tsp Rose Water
8-10 tsp (or about 1 cup) powdered sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
seeds of 2 fresh vanilla beans
3/4 tsp cinnamon
about 10 grates of fresh nutmeg
about 4 cups Kentucky Bourbon (I use Bullet) 

Optional Garnish: 1 fresh grate of nutmeg to serve

Method

Add coconut milk, almond milk, powdered sugar, vanilla extract & seeds, cinnamon & nutmeg to a blender along with a few ice cubes (4-6). Blend to combine and fully crush ice, stop when the mixture becomes frothy.
Pour in a large serving bowl, punch bowl, or pitcher and add the bourbon. You can also hold off and add 1.5-2 oz. bourbon to each glass before serving if you wish. Stir to combine, pour, serve, sip, and savor a delicious moment inside out of the snow...

Wishing you a happy wintery weekend with the ones you love.

Photos by Bekka Palmer

05 January 2015

Pop Fizz Clink : A Sparkling Rose-Gold New Years

































2015 is already off and running at a roaring and ever exciting pace, but before we jump full speed ahead into the new year, I had to share with you my New Years Eve photo diary. Prior to heading out for a grand party with glittering gowns, fireworks, and dancing under the stars, I gave a Sparkling Rose-Gold themed cocktail party for close family and friends to close out 2014 in true Supper Model Style. Even the corgis managed to stay awake and join in the champagne and sparkle filled festivities. Outfitted with copious amounts of rose champagne, smoked salmon and caviar, a cheese board, spiced nuts, herbed olives, cake pops, rose, pistachio, and caramel macarons, and my strawberry-rose laced dark chocolate bark, the buffet table was a not so effortless array of familiar but festive finger foods that did seem to perfectly satisfy anyone and everyone who was just stopping by, staying for a while, or whom just haven't yet left... 

I set up a little photo booth with retro costume props, and organized seating groupings around a central table setting that I littered with treats and trinkets. A gold-flecked hide rug gave structure and softness to the party area, allowing people to throw off their heels for a bit and relax before we all headed out for our respective late night events. I served refreshing champagne-mojitos in golden copper Moscow-Mule mugs along side mini Panettone, white and red wine in black smoke goblets, and let the pink champagne dance, sparkle, and pop in simple glass flutes. Fresh pale-pink English roses and petals, vintage poppers, and endless mercury glass tea candles added romance and gave the party a soft golden glow that allowed us all to celebrate the joys of 2014 and warmly welcome the year ahead.

I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous New Years Eve, and send you best wishes for a fun filled, prosperous, happy and healthy 2015! I cannot wait to share with you all we have planned here at The Supper Model and the exciting adventures and projects coming our way soon. So stay tuned!

Many thanks to Crate and Barrel and Pier 1 for helping make my Sparkling Rose-Gold New Years come to life and to the stunning Bekka Palmer for capturing the night in her lens. And I send all my love to Chavez for Charity and BaubleBar for my sparkling New Years Eve jewels.

 

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