Posts Tagged ‘J. Crew’

Casablanca Blue



J. Crew casablanca blue necklace

Are you still gah gah for Yves Klein Blue? It’s such a gorgeous, gorgeous color, but I was feeling ready to move on and embrace something new for Fall.

Until I saw these stunners at J. Crew.

They’re calling it Casablanca Blue, which feels romantic and right.

Which is your favorite?


Lobster Biscuit “Roll”


Paula Deen's Cream Biscuit recipe

It started with the biscuits.  I got to thinking about Paula Deen yesterday and possibly eating biscuits with her down in Savannah and realized I’ve never made her biscuits.  They take all of 12 minutes, including mixing time, and are luscious straight from the pan.  Better with butter although they are sweet enough to not need honey.

And they are incredible with fresh lobster meat and peach salsa.

Lobster biscuit roll

Which is how I ate them yesterday.  Not exactly the lobster roll of my youth.  My mom and I had something similar at a restaurant the first week I lived in New York.  The restaurant is gone and the name escapes me but the meal had me dreaming of throwing a backyard dinner party and serving all my friends lobsters rolls on biscuits with fresh fruit salsa and grilled corn on the cob.   In fact, I said I wanted to do that for my wedding.  That and get away with the tomato-red lipstick the pretty hostess wore that night.  This was a decade before Jenna Lyons took over J. Crew and brought back the casual red lip and I was starstruck by this golden girl.

An inspiring night.

Fresh Peach Salsa

Makes 3 cups


4 ripe peaches, peeled and chopped into small dice

2 jalepenos, seeded and chopped into small dice

1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into halves or quarters

1/4 cup chopped red onion

juice of 1 lemon

1 small handful cilantro, chopped

1 small handful fresh mint, chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Combine all ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Let macerate at least ten minutes and up to an hour before enjoying with fish, chicken or biscuits and fresh lobster meat.

xoxo sl


The Look: Sail Away to Spring


For You

J. Crew Spring 2011


For Your Table


Antropologie Sea Plates

Anthopologie From the Deep Dinnerware


Heath Cermaics Bowl Persimmon/French Grey

Heath Cermaics Bowl in Persimmon/French Grey



Northern Hemisphere Glasses in Florentine Gold

Northern Hemisphere Glasses in Florentine Gold



Blue Hydrangea Arrangement

Blue Hydrangea Arrangement




The Weekend Dish: Palm Springs


Happy weekend, loves!

We’ve been cooking all week in Palm Springs.

If this was a vacation, we’d


brunch at Norma’s

Image: Jessica Schwartzberg for Travel & Leisure

bike around town

Image: Vilskekogen

share truffle fries at The Viceroy


lounge poolside

Image: J. Crew

and bust out our summer brights

Image: via Fashionising

and floppy hats.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!