Saturday, April 5, 2014

Gladiators, Rise Up!

Who says the hunt to update your shoe game has to be a battle?  Rebecca Minkoff gifts you with the ease of showing off your spring pedi in this decorative lace-up sandal, perched atop a 4" heel.  Crafted of leather upper, man-made sole and back zip closure.
    Rebecca Minkoff Rita Gladiator Sandal in Black

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Easter Chic

    Prepare to shine this season in the metallic trend, like this vibrant pump dipped in an Easter-worthy aqua. Leather soles and 4.5" heels give you a heightened sense of fashion!

    Metallic Aqua Leather Pump

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Split Personality

    Is it a bootie  Is it a pump?  It's whatever you need it to be, especially when a floral print fabric mirrors a red patent upper.  A 5" heel and 1" platform gives you the perfect view of spring to come!

    Taft - Red Floral

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

    Design a Tea Custom Blends

    While the world grips their tea cups in anticipation of the release of the custom Oprah Chai in April, I'm sipping my own custom blend.

    As stated last week, Design a Tea is an artisan tea company that allows you to become your own self-proclaimed teaologist. Offering both loose tea and tea bag forms, I prefer the loose teas, simply for the ceremony of tea time.

    By choosing from a base tea (black, oolong, green, or rooibos), then choosing from over 30 flavors and herbs, a custom blend is as endless as your imagination.  Not to mention you can name your custom blend, just like Oprah did.

    This week, I brewed a pot of my custom blend of Earl Grey Tea with vanilla and caramel.  Caramel was the dominant note at first sip, which is a welcoming way to begin the day with breakfast.  The vanilla and bergamot were more of an aftertaste, yet still married well with the black tea base.  Mild, yet memorable to my palate, I sweetened with agave nectar (tea snob that I am, I am not one to add milk to my tea).

    My custom blends are reflective of my temperament (can you say mood teas?). Which is why I chose to sip from my tea cup that reminds me of sunshine.   My Earl Grey with vanilla and caramel blend is fitting for this week's calendar arrival of Spring, while we still wrap up under the grip of Old Man Winter.

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    Spring It On!

    Kick your spring fever into gear in these whimsical denim loafers! Made of 100% cotton and accented with metallic leather trim and leather soles, boy and girl silhouettes share a spaghetti kiss, a la Lady and The Tramp.


    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    TWHS Reviews Design a Tea Artisan Blends

    I love how life gives you the chance to speak your mind, rise to the occasion in heels-

    And design your own tea blend. And in case you weren't aware of the latter, allow me to introduce you to Design a Tea, an artisan tea company that allows you to create custom blends, whether you're cuckoo for chocolate or raving for roses. Why should fragrance have all the fun?

    And speaking of fragrance, when I received my sample packs for review, the aroma that exuded from the loose teas were enough to make me whip out my prettiest teapot. Created literally from a dream owner  Brian Pfeiffer had, the process of creating your tea is as individual as designing a pair of bespoke shoes: start with a base (black, green, rooibos, or oolong tea)and pick from over 30 flavors or herbs to suit your taste. All teas are 100% organic and packaged with recycled paper products, labels and environmentally friendly inks.

    The blends I created are all too fantastic to clump into one review, so I will feature one Design a Tea flavor weekly. This week, I will begin with not a blend but Honeybush herbal tea. Not only a personal favorite because of its health benefits, but like Rooibos (red bush)is a South African tea proving to have just as many benefits of green tea. Let's first rejoice that Honeybush is caffeine-free, as well as being rich in antioxidants, packed with Vitamin C, copper, magnesium, zinc and potassium, yet low in tannins. Did I mention it is naturally DElicious? And steeps into a brilliant hue of red.

    I suggest Honeybush for anyone who has a little girl wishing to do a tea party, as the flavor is loved by children. For the holistic-conscious, just one of many benefits the fact that it is ideal for people suffering from insomnia (caffeine-free and mineral component).

    Make sure to add Honeybush to your list of teas for a Spring Brunch!

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    Spring Into Pretty!

    This winter makes us all want to reach for all things pretty, counting down to putting a little spring in our step.  What better way to make a splash than the Ted Baker London 'Atiri' Rain Boot (Women)?

    And to put an extra touch to the arrival of spring, this Sweet Spring Floral Chintz Porcelain Teapot is a good reason to invite your girlfriends over for brunch.