Wednesday, July 29, 2009


While I get my blog act together.
Here's another work from my styling days.
I hope you are having a good week!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Açaí Smoothie

Have you ever tried Açaí?
If your answer is no, try it. I have yet to find a place here in NYC where I can have Açaí bowl (with bananas and granola). Delicious, filling, energizing and super refreshing. Meanwhile, I'm content with my smoothies.
5 strawberries cut in halves
1/2 banana (frozen is better!)
1 pack of Açaí (I get these at Wholefoods)
1 1/4 cup of soy milk

(yes, i know, my straws are a disgrace... and yes, i know...i don't have a proper smoothie cup...)

Well, give it a go!

update 7/29: The Açaí I used is blended with Guaraná. You can also get it without.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Swiss Lemonade

Swiss Lemonade (Limonada Suíça) is what we call it in Bra(s)il. Yes, it's brazilian, but called swiss. Go figure.
For your weekend | Try it!

4 limes
condensed milk
3 cups of cold water
1) Cut off the ends of the limes and then cut them in quarters. Make sure to cut off the white parts inside.
2) Blend the limes, condensed milk (I like to add half a can - but that's up to you. It gets thicker and sweeter the more you add in.), and 1 cup of water.
3) Pour the liquid through a strainer into a pitcher. Press the pulp with spoon to get the most out of it. Keep the pulp.
4) Pour the liquid back into the blender and add 2 cups of water. Blend!
5) Pour the lemonade over ice into serving cups. Sprinkle a bit of the pulp and ta-da! You made a delicious, refreshing brazilian swiss lemonade!
Enjoy. Have a nice weekend!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Guest Blogging

Hello everyone,
Throughout this week I'll be guest blogging over at Design Sponge.
Visit me over there since you won't be "hearing" much from me over here.
Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dot Series

New additions to my dear Dot Series. The Dotted (salt and pepper) Shakers are very simple and delicate. I purposely kept it (the design) very minimal so it goes well with any other table ware. If you're not a shaker user, I suggest using them as decoration pieces. They look quite beautiful on the shelf next to books, candles, vases, photo frames...

The Dotted Pencil Cup, also quite simple and beautiful.

Both are decorated with 23k Gold decals from handpainted tiny little dots by yours truly.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Red White and Blue Caipirinha

| with sake instead of cachaça |

2 strawberries
2 lychees
3-5 blueberries
2oz sake
sugar (to taste)

Slice strawberries and lychees. Put into large cup and add sugar. Muddle, muddle, muddle, but don't destroy the fruit. Add sake and mix. Poor into serving cup, add blueberries and a few ice cubes.

Happy 4th of July!