Friday, March 28, 2014

CHIC THIS WEEK :: Best in Show for March 22-28, 2014

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In Alexander McQueen
Out and about in NYC, New York

In Gucci
(oversized bag and 'Pigalle' pumps by Christian Louboutin)
At a Christian Louboutin launch event for the 'Passage' handbag collection in Los Angeles, California

In Naeem Khan
On an official visit to China

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

REVIVING THE ART OF CONVERSATION ...Or Words We Should Use More Often!

Is it just me or is the art of lively conversation with a warm blooded, real person who happens to be standing in front of you dying away in favour of staring into a screen to let people know what we're doing, how we are feeling, what we think about this and that, etc.? 
(sounds a little hypocritical coming from someone who spends her day sitting in front of a computer, voicing her opinion to a virtual audience? Believe it or not, while I love doing what I do, I find nothing more enjoyable than face to face interaction, big or small with an actual person. I'm just funny like that!)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Best Dressed at the 2014 Academy Awards

I've never been one to sit still for the entire evening of Oscar coverage. Five hours of red-carpet arrivals, awkward interviews and speeches is not my idea of an evening well spent but it may come as no surprise that I always plug in to check out what everyone is wearing.
Especially AFTER the actual awards show!
Some of the most killer looks graced last night's after-parties that everyone ran to after they had collected their awards!

In Nicholas Oakwell

In Emilia Wickstead

In Prada

Friday, February 28, 2014


Dear Winter,
we are through, be gone already. Now shoo, ya hear!

Yours Sincerely,
Lily Lemontree

Since I am not sure that my little note is going to do the trick, I have decided that the only route we can take is mind over matter. Let's spend the weekend thinking of sunshine, the beach and sand between our toes. I think these lovelies are just the thing to get us in the right frame of mind!
(The Academy Awards will be airing Sunday night, will you be watching?? I have never been able to sit still for the entire show but I never miss the pre-show, can't wait to see what everyone will be wearing!) 

1. MICHAEL KORS Tote     2. J. CREW Bathing suit     3. JANE SCHWAB The Welcoming House
6. RAY-BAN Sunglasses     7. FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment     8. MATTHEW WILLIAMSON Skirt

Thursday, February 27, 2014

THE LOVELY ONES :: Joanne Woodward

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward

Did you know...

1. She was born on February 27, 1930 in Thomasville, Georgia.
2. She married the legendary Paul Newman on February 2, 1958 in Las Vegas, a marriage which lasted 50 years till his death in 2008. (that's like a thousand years in Hollywood!)
3.  She won the 1957 Academy Award for 'Best Actress' for her portrayal of a woman with multiple personality disorder in 'The Three Faces of Eve'
4. In 1939 at the age of 9, Joanne travelled to Atlanta, Georgia for the 'Gone with the Wind' première with her mother. During a motor parade honouring the film, she jumped into a limousine carrying actor Laurence Olivier, whom she had a huge crush on and sat in his lap.
5. She wore a handmade dress that cost about $100 to the 1957 Oscar ceremony where she accepted her Oscar for 'Best Actress'.

To see more of the lovely Joanne Woodward in action, Lily Lemontree recommends 'A New Kind of Love' and 'The Long, Hot Summer'

Sunday, February 16, 2014

CHIC THIS WEEK :: Best in Show for February 8-14, 2014

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In Calving Klein
(clutch and sandals by Calvin Klein)
At the Calvin Klein Collection fall/winter 2014 show in NYC, New York

In Elie Saab
(diamond necklace by EF Collection)
At the 86th Academy Awards nominee luncheon in Beverly Hills, California

In Michael Kors
At the Michael Kors fall/winter 2014 show in NYC, New York

Thursday, January 9, 2014

THE LOVELY ONES :: Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, HRH Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus
(Catherine Elizabeth Middleton)

Did you know...

1. She was born on January 9, 1982 in Reading, Berkshire, England, the daughter of Michael and Carole (nee Goldsmith) Middleton.
2. She meet her future husband, Prince William while both were attending the University of St. Andrews and started dating in 2002.
3. Although she dropped her maiden surname of Middleton when she married and is simply known as the Duchess of Cambridge, her 'official' last name when required is Mountbatten-Windsor, the sanctioned last name of any members of the British royal family who have not been given the titular dignity of prince or princess as is the case with the offspring of Prince Edward at his request. (Her husband, Prince William has been known to use the surname Wales for military purposes but since the the Duchess is not a bloodline offspring of the current Prince of Wales, it would not apply to her.)

Friday, December 20, 2013

CHIC THIS WEEK :: Best in Show for December 14-20, 2013

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In Monique Lhuillier
At an OXFAM Charity Gala at the 2013 International Dubai Film Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In Stella McCartney
(fascinator by Philip Treacy)
At an Order of the British Empire investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, England

In Old Navy and J Brand
At an Old Navy Holiday Bazaar shopping event in NYC, New York

In Cushnie et Ochs
At 'The Wolf of Wall Street' premiere in NYC, New York

In Sachin + Babi
(sandals by Bruno Magli, jewellery by Red C)
At the 71st Annual Golden Globe Award Nominations Announcement event in Beverly Hills, California

In Elie Saab
(earrings by David Yurman)
At the '12 Years a Slave' premiere in Paris, France

In Lorena Sarbu
At the 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' premiere in NYC, New York

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

AT THE TABLE :: Salt-Encrusted Cranberry-Pecan Rye Bread

By Theresa Curry/images by Mark Miller

Even if you've never made bread, try this wonderful festive loaf created by Patrick O'Connell of the Inn at Little Washington. Those who are familiar with Chef O'Connell will not be surprised to know that this recipe works perfectly every time with the amounts and times just exactly as they are. The loaves freeze beautifully, and I always keep some on hand.

Perfect with any kind of flavourful cheese or smoked fish, this beautiful bread belongs on your holiday hors d'oeuvres plate, or serve it at the table with ham or pork. At my house we make little sandwiches with just cream cheese, too. Take the time to roll the dough cylinders evenly in the salt and caraway for a gorgeous presentation. I just run my hands under cool water before rolling them to make sure the outside is moist and the coating sticks. I've also kneaded them by hand instead of using the mixer -- surprisingly easy!


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