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September 10, 2012

Hauteur :: Wedged In

Though I'm not a sneaker girl—I only ever wear them when exercising—a while back See by Chloé's sleek black leather wedge option intrigued me, and now, with options like red suede and studded and zippered panels, I'm definitely taking a second look at the wedge sneaker . . . 

August 27, 2012

TBL :: Haider Ackermann

A Few of My Favourite {Haider Ackermann} Things . . .

Peplum Waist Jackets and Lamb Origami
Pointed Cuff Leather and Fun Merlot Linings
Cotton Silk Blazers and Grape Stretch Suede Leggings
These Are a Few of My Favourite {Haider Ackermann} Things

Brown Peplum Leather Jacket // Aubergine Stretch-Suede Leggings // Black Square Jacket w/Silk Trim Cuffs // Black Pointed Leather Gloves w/ Merlot Suede Lining // Black Textured-Leather Origami Skirt

August 24, 2012

Hauteur :: Silvery Weekend Strut

Saturday morning farmer's and flea market runs and any other errands are effortless in BCBGMaxAzria's Blake2 Oxford . . .


Alejandro Ingelmo's 'Penny' platform works with any date night look from the perfect dress to leather leggings . . .


Sunday brunch with the girls in WOWZA's Metallic Wood-Heeled Wedges is a perfect way to round out the weekend . . .


End BBdddddsss

August 21, 2012

Taste :: Tiny Cranberry Tarts


terrablack :: Taste :: Tiny Cranberry Tarts

Love the crisp tang of fresh cranberries: juices, in salads, turkey sandwhiches, alone, with mixed nuts, to name a few, and now, in this delicious recipe for Tiny Cranberry Tarts . . .

Ingredients:

::Crust:::
8 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
3 oz regular or low-fat cream cream
1 cup flour

::Filling::
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 oz frozen cranberries

 {Click here for preparations instructions}


terrablack :: Taste :: Tiny Cranberry Tarts

{Recipe & Images}

August 20, 2012

Style :: Inspired by . . . {№ 48}


terrablack :: Style

. . . a perfect weekend ensemble of soft, flirty pleats and warm mohair blended knits . . .


terrablack :: Style :: Inspired by № 48

Topshop Knitted Zip Front Long Cardigan | AllSaints Odette Dress (As Seen in Image)| Pamela Love Zellij Pendant Necklace (As Seen In Image)| Fendi 'Fendista' Bootie | Pamela Love Sahara Ring | Laura Geller Light Beams Lip Gloss Duo  |

: Inspired by Image via FGR

August 17, 2012

Leisure :: Beachside Lounging


terrablack :: Leisure :: Beachside Lounging

"On the beach, you can live in bliss." ~ Dennis Wilson

THE PURSUIT: A locale where the reward for merely strolling outdoors promises warm sun on skin, soft sand in toes, and cool breezes that carry the calming, salty scent of the ocean; where lounging is at the top of the agenda, and, other leisures, such as reading, light napping, and picnicking, are effortlessly accomplished from the comforts of a perfectly picked spot . . .

THE DISCOVERY: BEACHSIDE HOMES


terrablack :: Leisure :: Beachside Lounging

It is said that life at the beach is different, that time does not move hour to hour, but mood to moment; that those lucky enough to call the beach home—for any amount of time—live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun. It is this leisurely sensibility that inspires us to seek such a place for an afternoon, a weekend, or an extended stay. Accordingly, here are 6 destinations, worldwide, for your beach lounging consideration . . . {CONTINUE}

August 16, 2012

Appliqué :: Chanel Allure Sensuelle


terrablack :: Appliqué :: Allure Sensuelle

Always in pursuit of a complimentary fragrance for evening as I prefer mild, soft scents with the freshness of bergamot like Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist during the day, for evening, however, a warmer, spicier scent is called for, and I've just discovered the answer in Chanel's Allure Sensuelle.

 . . . revealing a fascinating facet of a woman's allure, Allure Sensuelle is a modern, magnetic fragrance with a voluptuous Oriental note and a spicy accent . . .



Coco Chanel Allure Sensuelle

Coco Chanel Allure Sensuelle

Coco Chanel Allure Sensuelle


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:Images via Chanel

August 15, 2012

Taste :: Banana Ice Cream w/Dark Chocolate Shavings


terrablack :: Taste :: Banana Ice Cream w/Dark Chocolate Shavings

Hands down, no questions asked, Banana is my absolute favourite flavour of ice cream. Blend in dark chocolate (chips, shavings, chunks—anyway I can have it), and a few nuts—hazelnuts, almonds, pecans or walnuts—à la Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey and my adoration is magnified tenfold. Considering how rare Banana ice cream is (my only satisfying options are plain Banana via Cold Stone or Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey), you can imagine my utter excitement when I came a cross this simple, 7-ingredient recipe for Banana Ice Cream w/Dark Chocolate Shavings made by hand—no ice cream machine required. Into the kitchen I go!

Ingredients:
500g peeled bananas {1 pound*}
1 tbs lemon juice
110g castor sugar {1/2 cup*}
200 ml double cream {about 4.5 oz*}
0,5 dl water {1/4 cup*}
50g dark chocolate shavings (70% cocoa solids) {1/2 cup*}
Chocolate shavings and/or hazelnuts or almonds to serve
{Click here for preparation instructions}


terrablack :: Taste :: Banana Ice Cream w/Dark Chocolate Shavings

*The conversions I have listed are a "gestimate", please be sure to use a proper ingredient converter before attempting recipe.

: Serendipitous Discovery & Images via Pratos e Travessas

August 14, 2012

Adornment :: Collared


terrablack :: Adornment: Embellished Collars

Spikes and studs, laser-cut leather, pearls and stones, all have been seen embellishing the collars of everything from blouses to dresses to jackets; and while I do enjoy a statement-collared jacket or blazer, alternatively—avoiding the permanency of an embellished collar on a favourite blouse—I prefer collared necklaces adorned with sequins, crystals and such as this gives me the option to where as often as I like and with any other piece in my wardrobe.

THE PURSUIT: EMBELLISHED COLLAR NECKLACES


terrablack :: Adornment :: Embellished Collars


terrablack :: Adornment :: Embellished Collars


terrablack :: Adornment :: Embellished Collars

THE DISCOVERY:


terrablack :: Style :: Embellished Collars


terrablack :: Adornment :: Embellished Collars

TOPSHOP: Spike End Collar | Metal Stud Collar | Textured Point Collar | Stud Laser Cut Collar | Geo Laser Cue Collar: Black or Dark Pink | KARL AMBER: Crystal & Bead Cotton Collar | TOPSHOP: Pear Beaded Collar | Stone Embellished Collar | Pearl Point Collar | Pearl Peter Pan Collar | Pearl & Fabric Collar

:: Images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

August 13, 2012

Décor :: Tabletop: Bowled Over


terrablack ::  Décor :: Tabletop: Wood Salad Bowls

Bring a bit of rustic flare to your tabletop with bowls carved of wood: a richly grained Mango or Acacia—a dense, durable hardwood with a finely patterned grain in varying shades—that lends a serene beauty to your freshly tossed fruit, pasta, or green summer salads; and, with a variety of organic shapes and wood blends there's a perfectly carved setting for your indoor or outdoor tabletop.

THE PURSUIT: WOOD SALAD BOWLS


terrablack :: Décor :: Tabletop: Wood Salad Bowls


terrablack :: Décor :: Nambé Wood Salad Bowls


terrablack :: Decor :: Crate&Barrel Acacia Salad Bowls

THE DISCOVERY:


terrablack :: Decor :: Wood Bowls


terrablack :: Décor :: Tabletop: Wood Salad Bowls

Bosco 3-Piece Mango Wood Salad Bowl & Servers Set | Nambé 'Yaro' Salad Bowl Set  |  Crate & Barrel 3-Piece Acacia Salad Bowl & Servers Set  |  Nambé 'Heritage Pebble' Salad Set  |  Nambé 'Butterfly Bow' w/Servers  |  Nambé 'Kyoto' Salad Bowl w/Servers  |  Spaulted Maple Oval Bowl  |  Totally Bamboo Metro Slanted Bowl

:: Images: VivaTerra / Crate&Barrel / Nambé via Nordstrom / Crate&Barrel /

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