Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Most Wanted: Cartier Love

I was planning on doing a great post today featuring fab turkey day centerpieces and table arrangements, but then I came across pieces from the Cartier Love collection. Talk about distraction! Anyone who gets The Zoe Report will have seen her feature on these but I still feel obligated to share them. Unfortunately, we all know what Cartier means...$$$$$, and these pieces are no exception. You are paying for amazing quality and high-end, can't be beaten craftsmanship, but you also fork out mega dough for the Cartier name. That doesn't change the fact that I still absolutely adore these earrings, bracelets, and rings beyond words though! Gorgeous, simplistic beauty. Here are the best...
I think this ring might be my favorite. Good news: it will only set me back $1,350. Sweet.
18k yellow gold
For the really fancy pants, this is the Love Bracelet with 10 diamonds.
18k white gold. $12,100.
Oooooh come to mama. Love Bracelet with Colored Stones.
18k pink gold, sapphire, garnet, and amethyst. $6,750.

Chic and beautiful. 18k white gold. $2,925.
The classic Love Bracelet that started it all. Tied with the gold ring as my favorite.
18k yellow gold. $4,300.

Now how on earth am I going to be able to scan through Martha's tablescapes now?! Yeah, right.

Y'all have a happy Thanksgiving!
xoxo Sheridan

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Know Your Brights



Style.com has come out with their Spring 2011 Accessories Guide and it has proven to be a phenomenal distraction during my so-called productive office time. Featuring 5000+ items, there are also categories to help make the task of looking through all million to find your favorites a teeny bit more manageable. Of course I went straight to the "Know Your Brights" tab {and we are all so shocked, I know}. Those ingenious puppies up there are Christian Dior, and here are some of my other favorites that also happen to go amazingly well with my own spring collection - brill!

Aurelie Bidermann
Sergio Rossi pink and gold Barbie-meets-gladiator goodness




Miu Miu. The height of cutting-edge coolness, as always.
Gucci
Prada. So perfect for poolside lounging. {Oh I'm sorry did I say lounging? My mistake. I meant chasing after children. But good for that, too}.
Hermes

Missoni


Fenton. Good thing it's only eleventy billion dollars.

And just so you know that Big Squish comes by it honestly, he knows his brights, too:

The picture below has absolutely nothing to do with this entire post but Squish looked so unbelievably squeezy this morning before school I just had to share...


xoxo Sheridan
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Love List




The Love List is one of my favorite blogs of all time. Okay okay so technically I have a lot of favorite blogs, but this would be in the very favorite category. Just look at its tag line: southern living for the rebellious debutante. Hi yes that's me.

Regardless of the post topic - fashion, food, interior design, etc. - the features are never anything short of fabulous, even if just a few simple pieces of jewelry are highlighted. Jess and her team knock it out of the park every single time, which is why I am so incredibly ridiculously beyond flattered that she did a feature on me last week...amazing! Head over to the site and check out the article and interview, Sheridan French: Surrounded by Vibrancy.

Thank you to all of the ladies who helped put the piece together! You guys are sweeter than you are stylish, which is really saying something.

Fluffy pink love xoxo

oh oh ps ps! I did our Christmas tree this weekend and am giving myself MAJOR props for being so ahead of the game so I must brag a smidge. We typically do it on Thanksgiving, but with so much going on this year...and considering I have not done a single thing with regards to Baby French Deux, I figured the sooner the tree was taken care of, the better. Most importantly, every single ornament and decoration on the entire thing - bar two, which are out of reach for Mr. Squish - are shatterproof. Score!


I get hungry every time I look at the huge fake pieces of candy on it even though they are plastic and covered in glitter...bad?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How I Wore It: Black Tie + Pregnant...



That doesn't always make for an easy combination. Black-tie maternity wear is lacking to say the least, so finding something that is non-maternity and comes remotely close to looking semi-decent is no walk in the park. Never fear, as Nicole Miller's drapey drape solutions always save the day! I bought this hot pink number last year when I was pregnant with Big Squish knowing I would most likely have the opportunity to wear it again, and sure enough the occasion presented itself {and I loved not having to spend time shopping to find something new...any activity that interrupts my chocolate almond butter eating marathons these days is a bad thing}.

I paired the dress with my turquoise wedding earrings that I wear every chance I get - I think turquoise goes with everything, some fluorescent orange strappy Dolce and Gabbana sandals, and a beautiful satin and rhinestone Prada clutch from Biz that he gave me on our first Christmas after we were married. ps he picked it out ALL by himself with not even a single hint from yours truly! Don't be jealous. Okay okay it's fine to be a little jealous ;)

Dutch, get out of the picture. Biz, flash on.

Thanks.
{p.s. you likey my new drapes?? I DO! Quadrille - obsessed with their entire line - in Kazak...see all colors here}


Still riding the crimped hair wave, and more importantly, apparently no one even makes crimpers anymore {?!?!} so now mine is like a national treasure!

In other news, does anyone know of a Dishwasher Whisperer? If so, please send their number my way as I really need mine to stop doing this:


Last but not least, head over to one of my very favorite blogs, Summer Is A Verb, to check out the sweet feature she did on me yesterday. So lovely and I am beyond flattered!!

xoxo Sheridan
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Babies


Happy Monday everyone! Head over to Nursery Notations to view my post on Bonnie Baby: my favorite infant and toddler clothing line. Designer and owner Tracey Samuel was a designer for Paris fashion house Sonia Rykiel before starting Bonnie Baby when her daughter was born. Of course, it is brilliant!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Most Wanted: Skull Earrings


I know that Halloween has come and gone, but skulls are always always on the top of my list. Not the kind that are cartoonish with bows in their hair, or the blingtastic ones covered in crystals, but rather those that are understated, cool and classic. Rock n' roll classic, but classic nonetheless. Such a fine line before you cross from chic to tacky here, but I have found the most perfect pair of skull earrings ever.

Very small and understated, Daisy Knights' 22-karat gold-vermeil skull earrings, available on net-a-porter.com, are to be worn "with smoky eyes and a love-worn leather jacket for the ultimate cool-girl ensemble." Don't mind if I do!

Please excuse me whilst I put in a phone call to the North Pole. {Is there such thing as a Thanksgiving fairy or something like that?? December 25th is too far away!}

Happy Friday everyone :)
xoxo Sheridan

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese


Hear me out. I mean if we are being honest, is there anything better on a cold, rainy day than getting all cozy in your fave, softest, completely worn out pj's and curling up with a hot bowl of tomato soup and warm grilled cheese? I think not. Proof that simple can be sublime, they are the perfect accompaniment to each other. Sometimes I like to amp up the panini a notch and add in gruyere, parmesan AND mozzarella cheese, along with some fresh basil and tomatoes. {Yes. I'm a genius}.
Comfort food at its finest, my friends!

For the Smoked Tomato Soup - Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. apple smoking chips
  • 1 lb. plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 6 Tbs. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 slices country-style bread, each
    1 inch thick and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/3 cup sherry
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cans (each 14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with juices
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Directions:

Heat a stovetop smoker on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Put the smoking chips in the bottom of the smoking pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and place the rack in the smoker.

In a bowl, stir together the tomatoes, 1 Tbs. of the olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the tomatoes, cut sides up, on the smoker rack. Cover and smoke for 15 minutes. Transfer the tomatoes to a bowl and let cool, then remove and discard the skins.

Preheat an oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, stir together the bread cubes, 3 Tbs. of the oil, salt and pepper. Spread the bread cubes out on a baking sheet and bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Set the croutons aside.

In a soup pot over medium heat, warm the remaining 2 Tbs. oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the paprika and cook for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the sherry and orange juice, and cook until reduced to 3 Tbs., about 10 minutes. Add the smoked tomatoes, the stock, canned tomatoes with juices and cayenne. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Pass the soup through a chinois into a clean pot, pressing firmly on the solids. Set the pot over low heat, add the croutons and let stand for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using the immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.

For the Cheddar Cheese Panini - Ingredients:

  • 4 slices country-style bread, each 1/2 inch thick
  • Melted unsalted butter for brushing
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese

Directions:

Preheat an electric panini maker according to the manufacturers instructions.

Brush one side of each bread slice with melted butter. Lay the slices, buttered side down, on a clean work surface. Place 2 slices of cheese on each of 2 bread slices. Top each with one of the other bread slices, buttered side up.

Place the sandwiches on the preheated panini maker and cook according to the manufacturers instructions until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board and cut in half. Consume immediately.*

*{That last step is the most important. Really focus on those instructions and make sure you don't skip over it}.

xoxo Sheridan

Images and recipes courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.

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