2.27.2012

And the Oscar goes to...


I love the Academy Awards. I think Billy Crystal did a good job hosting this year. My favorite quote from him last night was, "Tonight, enjoy yourself, because nothing can take the sting out of the world's economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with gold statues." I laughed so hard. I was so happy I watched the Red Carpet on E because I got to see the Ryan Seacrest/Sacha Baron Cohen as Dictator ashes fiasco live. Ryan Seacrest looked so pissed but he kept smiling. I have to admit that I think it was in poor taste but kinda hilarious because Ryan is so uptight. And can I just say I do not understand how Kelly Osbourne can be on Fashion Police and have that ugly purple grey hair. Joan Rivers needs to call her out on a daily basis until she fixes that. Just sayin...

But lets get to the important stuff. Here are my top 5 favorite dresses from the Academy Awards:


Emma Stone in Giambattista Vall. I know people were saying it is similar to Nichole Kidman's dress but I love it anyways.  


Cameron Diaz in Gucci.


Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford (Loved it with and without the cape)


Kristen Wiig in J. Mendel


Penelope Cruz in Giorgio Armani

What were your top 5 favorite dresses? I liked Michelle Williams dress too.
Least favorite dress? Mine was Melissa McCarthy's.


P.S. Anyone else need to see The Artist now too?

2.24.2012

Boutique Warehouse Sale


The Junior League of Baltimore has revamped their Boutique Warehouse Sale this year and it's going to be AMAZING. There are so many great vendors participating! The event is on Thursday, March 8th at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East from 6:30-9:00pm. Advance tickets are available for purchase online here. General admission is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. You can also get a VIP advance shopping ticket for $50 or $55 at the door, which includes early shopping from 5:30-6:30pm and a gift bag. All tickets include 2 drink vouchers. There are going to be amazing mark downs on all your favorite brands! Shop to support the Junior League of Baltimore: Women Building a Better Baltimore!

Love, Peace, & JL

Friday Favorite Quote


"Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
-Effie Trinket



Loved the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins and
I am so excited for the first movie to come out on March 23rd! 

2.23.2012

TOMS Eyewear and Delta Gamma



I am so excited that TOMS has joined forces with Delta Gamma in their One for One campaign. http://www.toms.com/eyewear/delta-gamma


Service for Sight (Delta Gamma's philanthropy) never looked so good.


I really want a pair of the classic 101s in black... and maybe the 301s too.

Check out the website and order a new pair of shades (or two) for a great cause! They even have Virtual Try-On where you can upload your picture to see how the shades will look on you before you buy them.

"Do Good" and use promo code: DGBaltimorealumnae

Love, Peace, & DG

2.16.2012

Under the Weather


I've been sick with the flu since Saturday.
More posts to come once my brain stops hurting.

2.08.2012

For Valentine's Day


What I would really like this year is a sentimental card, a nice dinner with the hubby at home or out, and a maid service. Seriously. I want someone to come to our 2B2B apartment and clean it for me. That's it.


Not fancy jewelry. (Though I wouldn't say no to these- I'm not crazy.)



No flowers needed this year. A massage here would be great but...

...what I really want is for someone to clean our apartment so I don't have to.  Even if it's just once.  It would be like a mini-vacation for me.  I really can't think of anything that would make me happier this year.  There is even a Groupon right now for it and other coupons available.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

P.S. Is anyone else asking for domestic assistance?

2.03.2012

Mahi Mahi Tacos


This is a great 30 minute meal. Give yourself an hour since it needs 30 additional minutes for the fish to marinate. The recipe makes 4 servings and it is 6 weight watchers points per serving (2 tacos). It's also Hubby approved.

Ingredients:

½ tsp table salt or to taste
1 pound uncooked Mahi Mahi fillets, rinsed and patted dry*
1 ½ Tbsp ginger root, fresh, finely minced (ginger powder works too but check the conversion on the label)
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
½ Tbsp dark brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp uncooked scallions, finely minced + extra for garnish
¼ cup cilantro, fresh, minced + extra for garnish
8 small corn tortillas (soft shell)
8 sprays of cooking spray
2 cups of lettuce, any type, finely shredded
½ cup mango salso, or your favorite fruit salsa
1 medium fresh lime, cut into 4 wedges

Instructions:

  • Rub salt into fish; set aside.
  • In a glass or ceramic baking dish, combine ginger, lime juice, brown sugar, scallions, and cilantro; mix well. Add fish; turn to coat. Cover fish with saran wrap and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat broiler to high. (Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up- I always do.)
  • Remove fish from marinade and place on the broiler pan; brush with marinade. Broil for 6 minutes; flip fish and brush with marinade again. Cook until fish is no longer translucent in the middle, about 5-7 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Remove fish immediately; Let sit for a 2 minutes and cut into 8 large pieces.
  • Meanwhile, use a small non stick pan over medium high heat to lightly brown both sides of each tortilla, being careful not to burn them. Stack them on a plate as you go and keep it covered with aluminum foil.
  • Divide fish, lettuce, and salsa among the tortillas; fold in half and serve with lime. Sprinkle with scallions and cilantro for garnish. Yields 2 tacos per serving. The Hubby and I also like to add Cholula and/or chopped jalapeƱos for an extra kick. Enjoy!