Living In Style!

Fashion and Nature Living Side by Side and Kept Intact

No guilty pleasures here. Eco-friendly function meets Style on the Move.  You won’t find this on the runway this year but you can bet that designers Ingrid Heinkel and Jetta Hanover  of Cork Designs (www.shopcorkdesign.comhave created a new handbag line to rival even your best LV.  Oh yes, we did say it! Check out the product page and discover why cork is not just for capping your favorite vino anymore >>>

Footloose and Fancy-Free  

Routinely spotted on fashion influencers across the globe (Beyonce, Jessica Alba, and Olivia Wilde were recently sporting a pair!) COBRA SOCIETY (www.thecobrasociety.com)takes on ancient sacred symbolism constructing completely hand-crafted, hand-sewn and hand-designed boots and shoes that are beautiful, versatile and evocatively timeless. Comfort meets structure for the city, the souk, the country or the beach. Check out the product page for more information>>>

Local Color For Your Feet

“No more boring black” is the new new statement for footwear and far from simply spicing up the details, 2568 Shoes, with the help of women in  Guatemala and other South American natives weaving hand loomed fabrics and hand-dyed fibers, have created comfort and friendship …and…uh SHOES. 2568-shoes-womens

Food Finds You’ll Like!

GASTRONOMIC TRENDSETTERS DECLARE SEPTEMBER NATIONAL HAZELNUT MONTH

 While not having achieved the notoriety of the peanut, almond or pecan, Italy’s trademark nut is about to get its day – or more accurately, its month – in the spotlight.  Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur, along with chefs and bartenders nationwide, is officially proclaiming September as the first-ever National Hazelnut Month.

 The use and flavor of hazelnuts has become increasingly popular among culinary elites and foodies nationwide. Yet, for some reason one of the world’s favorite nut varieties is conspicuously missing from the gastronomic calendar.

To rectify this, Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur has teamed up with gastronomic trendsetters to bring consumers new and inventive ways to incorporate the hazelnut flavor into their culinary and cocktail recipes this September. Chef Paul Corsentino, who has appeared on Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, Super Chefs and Iron Chef America, has signed onto the National Hazelnut Month Movement. “Hazelnuts are the perfect fall flavor,” he notes. “They add a wonderful taste to dishes both savory and sweet, and are surprisingly versatile.”

HOW TO INDULGE

FREQUENT THE NATIONAL –   In celebration of the hazelnut, Food Network Chef Geoffrey

Zakarian’s restaurant, The National, in New York’s Benjamin Hotel, is set to unveil a limited-edition hazelnut menu including items for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.  Hazelnut lovers will be able to indulge in their favorite nut flavor with inventive and inspired dishes, created by the restaurant’s Executive Chef, Paul Corsentino.  The menu, which is available for the entire month of September, will feature creations including Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Compote, Candied Hazelnuts and Frangelico Maple Syrup; Hazelnut and Lobster Canelloni; and Roasted Duck with Hazelnut Fregola Risotto.  A dessert using Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur will also appear on the menu.  A portion of the proceeds from this special hazelnut menu will be donated to City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization.

SIP FRANGELICO HAZELNUT LIQUEUR – National Hazelnut Month’s official signature cocktail is the Fall Basket.  The cocktail will be served at The National alongside the limited edition hazelnut menu.

Fall Basket

1 oz. Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur

1 1/2 oz. apple infused vodka

Splash of simple syrup

Splash of cranberry juice

Brown sugar rim, Served up, garnished with a thin slice of apple

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FIND YOUR SWEET TOOTH – Bakeshops are jumping on board to join in the celebration of National Hazelnut Month.

  • Isabelle’s Curly Cakes, a Todd English establishment, will be serving hazelnut cupcakes featuring Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur from their Boston bakery, also available online at izzyscurlycakes.com
  • Butter Lane Cupcake Bakery will offer a specialty Frangelico cupcake in their East Village, New York location and online at butterlane.com
  • We Take the Cake, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will offer an assortment of Frangelico cakes and cupcakes at their retail shop and online at wetakethecake.com

 GET NUTTY – Nuts.com, a family owned business for more than 22 years and the authority on all things nuts, will offer a limited edition hazelnut gift basket during the month of September. This gift basket will delight any hazelnut fan with a medley of raw hazelnuts, salted roasted hazelnuts, in-the-shell hazelnuts, dark chocolate covered hazelnuts, raw Duchilly hazelnuts, and Hazelnut Supreme coffee.

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