From what i hear – they are everyone’s favorite leisure go to shoe these days. The espadrille, was actually first worn in the Middle Ages in Catalonia. Because they were made from espardenya grass (from which the French derived the word espadrilles), found in the Mediterranean, they were considered peasant footwear. The upper was usually made of canvas, because it was cheap, and they had laces to keep them attached to the feet.
Fast-forward some 600 years later, and this peasant footwear is now a BIG DEAL — comfortable, easy-to-wear, and made of materials that allow your feet to breathe with more coverage than a sandal.
OK OK OK OK SOOOOO i have a new and dangerous obsession – The Adffogato!! I feel like i have made one every single night for the past 5 nights – i mean coffee and ice cream in one? Send HELP.
Affogato is a simple dessert that can be easily assembled and served with a few minutes of prep (in the form of making some coffee). The two ingredients, ice cream and coffee, can be kept on hand and used to easily deploy the coffee communities (and arguably a much larger scope) most perfect dessert at a moment’s notice.
Affogato is the Italian word for drowned. The imagery being that a scoop of ice cream is drowned in coffee to make an unforgettable dessert drink. Traditionally an Affogato is made by pulling a double shot of espresso over a scoop of gelato but you will find there is a fair amount of deviations from this standard.
In an affogato, the sweet and creamy ice cream is cut by the acidity and bitterness of the coffee creating a perfect pairing. It is delicious (how could it not be) and quite simply, if you are not adding coffee to your ice cream, you are doing it wrong. Continue reading “New Obsession Alert!”
#showoffyourdesigndetails is another hashtag that Toni use regularly.
Toni – What I mean by it is to show off your STYLE, show off your FASHION, show off your LOOK, not your body…I try to encourage the women who shop at my store @maisonfifi not to over expose their bodies for the sake of attention. No I’m not saying we need to be completely covered, I for one love a mini skirt, but I do think it would be fairly amazing if we could be somewhat covered and still feel confident. And I believe fashion can do that, by transferring the short lived high from an applause for revealing all your ‘goods’, to taking credit instead for your creativity. .
Growing up I was ‘the brains’ in my family. I got all A’s and was at the top of my class, or close to it, through most of my primary and secondary school education. (Junior, middle and high school). My father placed great importance on ambition and school work and it’s no secret amongst my siblings that I grew to be his favorite 😉. This must have been the spark that set up the frame work for what I in turn took pride IN. Looks always came second. And not that they didn’t matter cause anyone that knows my parents knows that they both have a bit of vanity smurf mixed into their DNA, however it came second, or third or somewhere after effort, ambition and intellect. .
This Summer we are following Connie around on her fabulous 3 week Honey Moon ! Just like myself Connie is an adventurer and agrees there is something so refreshing and exciting about learning a new culture, absorbing a new language and tasting authentic food. This year’s adventure took her and her husband to Greece, and some other beautiful destinations we will keep you posted on along the way! First Stop – Mykonos!!!!
I gather the thing about Mykonos is that everybody loves it! Countless people vacation there for their beaches, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. And like every city, it has it’s own charm and old school wonder like their lovely churches and the Little Venice seafront.
NOW let’s get into how cute my girl is looking ! I am loving the festive look of this black pom pom maxi dress and all the special details. The pom pom tassels are so colourful and fun! It’s a great dress to wear in the summer time or when on vacation in the dead heat of say GREECE. It’s also sweet for going out for dinner with wedges and just as fun with sandals for a casual lunch or brunch date. I have a feeling it will be a favorite all summer long!
With Connie’s luck she also managed to spot these funky oversized shades on the streets! They are by a Greek brand called J. MAG Mykosos that makes sunnies by hand – Just Fab !!!