Let There Be Christmas Lights

Ohh,,,Christmas lights

Ohh,,, Christmas lights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Hope You’re all keeping warm and toasty!

XO,

Janice

 

A Few of My Favorite Fall Things

 

 

 

 

 

 Enjoy Your Beautiful Fall Days!

XOXO

Janice

Octoberfest 2011

Lets face it

Octoberfest is a great excuse for eating and drinking!

Homemade Gingerbread cookies

 

Homemade Pretzels

 

Cheese and crackers

 

Pickles!

 

Was it a brat or a cheddar wurtz?

 

German wine to wash down the food

 

Brat, Sauerkraut, German Potato salad, German Goulash

 

Fraulein Stee, Fraulein Vivian, Frau April and Frau Janice

 

The reason for the Octoberfest party..Chad's Birthday!

A good time was had by all.

We laughted

We drank

And we ate too much!

 

Auf Wiedersehen!

XOXO,

Janice

 

Me ? a Model… For White House / Black Market

Anyone who knows me….knows about my obsession with the  White House / Black Market clothing line.  Last year I was asked to model in one of their fashion shows.  Me?  You want me to model your clothes?  And from what you will see in the following videos, (click on the links) it proves I’m not a model.  {just a  dork}

Now for a little diversion,,, a Sneak Peek into My Closet,,,this is What I purchased This Week

Leopard skirt

Openweave dolman & Mocha corduroy pants

Double rectangle necklace

Leopard blouse

Circle pendant

long bauble necklace

faux fur cardigan

You had me at Hello!

Clothes I tried on and now lust for.

Taffeta dress

Will somebody please!

Give me an excuse to buy this gorgeous dress.

Menswear flounce dress

The Perfect work to dinner dress.

Ruffled wrap coat

Tre`Chic with a pair of black leather knee high boots.

Plum corduroy Jacket

Paired with the matching pants,,,a made in Heaven holiday Outfit.

Leather ankle boots

These boots work with Everything,,Nuff said!

X’s & Oooh’s

Janice

Top Chef Challenge,,,,with Chef Fabio and Lisa Vanderpump

This past Sunday I went to a Top Chef Invasion in Hancock Park, CA.  It was to benefit the glaad Organization.

  Being a Top Chef fan I knew I had to be there!  Especially since Fabio Viviani was going to be there, and when I found out that Lisa Vanderpump was going to be hosting the event, I knew I couldn’t miss it!

  I’m big a follower of Fabio because his restaurant Cafe Firenza is located in Moorpark, the town where I have lived for the past 25 years.   I’ve been to the restaurant many times, and took a cooking class at Cafe Firenza before Fabio became a celebrity Chef, known for his appearances on Top Chef.

*The adorable couple*  Lisa and Ken 

 The always charming, beautiful and witty Lisa,  is my favorite Real Housewive. 

Love You Lisa! 

The Event was held at a private home in Hancock Park.

A food station  from  Border Grill with  chef  Susan Feniger

   Susan was the first celebrity Chef I followed.  Love you Susan!

 

Some beautiful Macaron’s

I couldn’t resist the raspberry ones..Yummy! 

 

Time for the Top Chef Challenge with Chef Antonia Lofaso and Chef Fabio Viviani.

 With the help of these Ingredients,  both chef’s cooked with a time limit of 10 minutes to come up with something delicious

And The winner of the Top Chef Challenge   *Golden Whisk*

 Goes to Chef Antonia (smiley) Lofaso.

I call her smiley because the girl is always smiling

   Congratulation Antonia!

P.S.

 And the award for best shoes goes to ……. Lisa! 

  This girl knows how to rock a pair Louboutin’s!

And Honorable Mention goes to…this guy!

For his amazing boots.

P.S. Thank you Bravo

XOXO,

Janice