Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Comeback of TOUS...

TOUS may be making a comeback in my life with their new collection. I use to like Tous a lot, until I got bored with it. But looking at their new collection, modeled by Jennifer Lopez, is making me like them again and lusting over some of their items. Take a look!




Kudara
18Kt yellow gold earrings with lemon quartz, peridote, amethyst, pink quartz, cultured pearl and blue and pink opal.


Ganesh
Sterling silver, enamel and leather TOUS Ganesh bracelet. 5/8".



Ganesh
Sterling silver and enamel TOUS Ganesh necklace.



Loto
18kt yellow gold and lapis lazuli TOUS Loto ring. 1 5/16".



Loto
18kt yellow gold and mother of pearl TOUS Loto necklace. 1 15/16". Balls: 5/16".



Geisha
18kt yellow gold TOUS Geisha ring with diamond. Total carat weight 0.04ct. 13/16".




Yuan
Sterling silver  TOUS Yuan earrings with lapis lazuli. 11/16".



Rosette
Sterling silver and enamel TOUS Rosette bracelet. 6 pieces x 7/8".


Loto
Bovine leather TOUS Loto collection handbag. 4 15/16" x 9 1/16" x 2 9/16".






Check out the whole new TOUS collection here!


-Cass


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Local Eats: The Cottage...

The Cottage in La Jolla, its my ultimate favorite restaurant for breakfast. I have to say that I have never (and tried a lot) had a better and delicious eggs benedict and country potatoes like theirs. It’s a must local place you have to try.


The Cottage
7702 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Open daily: 7:30am-3pm


The Cottage breakfast menu (above).
They also serve lunch and they open for dinner during summer time.
Beware of long lines and wait time on weekends.


-Cass

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photography Apps…

For all those photography and iPhone lovers out there, I would like to share 5 cool photography apps. Go to your Apps Store and download the one you like or get them all like I did!




Hipstamatic $1.99

Most popular, I have to say, and only one I have paid for so far.


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Instagram FREE

Easy to use and share on any kind of social media as you see below.


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CamWow FREE




They have a lot of fun effect options, the only thing I don’t like is that the picture comes with their logo.





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Dermandar FREE


Awesome panoramic takes, remember that after all it’s just a phone app.





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Picture Effect Magic FREE


You can take the pic or apply the effects on an existing pic. With over 30 photo effects, this is a cool app to play with.







-Cass

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pablo Picasso Quotes…

Let's start the week with some interesting, true and cool quotes.


Spanish painter, known for his cubist movement (art). 
(1881-1973)

(Image found on Google)


“Action is the foundational key to all success.”



“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.”


“Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.”


“Everything you can imagine is real.”


“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”


“I do not seek, I find.”


“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”


“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.”


“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”


“Youth has no age.”




And lets add some words of mine...


"I will not let myself down
I will not look back
I'll hold my head high
And look up to the stars"


-Cass

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Music Profile: Coldplay…

If you are not yet a fan, here is a list of their Discography and most popular hits. Absolutely love their style, music and lyrics.


Coldplay


Genre: Alternative
Years Active: 1996-present
Origin: London, England

Members:
Chris Martin (vocals/pianist/rhythm guitar)
Jonny Buckland (lead guitar)
Guy Berryman (bass)
Will Champion (drums)


Albums & popular songs:


Parachutes (2000)
“Yellow”  
“Don’t Panic” 

“Trouble” 
“Sparks” 



A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
“Clocks”  
“The Scientist” 

“Warning Sign”  
“In My Place”   
“God Put a Smile Upon Your Place” 




X&Y (2005)
“Fix You”  
“Speed of Sound”  
“Talk” 




Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
“Viva La Vida”  
“Violet Hill”  
“Lost!”


Prospekt’s March (2008)
“Life In Technicolor II”  
“Glass of Water”   
“Lovers in Japan (Osaka Sun Mix)” 




Left Right Left Right Left (2009)

Live album they gave away to everyone at their concerts.
I scored one at their San Diego Concert in 2009. Its great!



Fifth Studio Album (2011)
Album not released yet
“Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” 

♪ Personal Favorites



I had the opportunity to catch their “Viva La Vida” tour Concert @ the Cricket Amphitheater in San Diego, July 2009.
Most amazing concert I have gone to so far.



Shop the iTunes store and start downloading!



*** On a different music note, I am going to The Wavehouse today to see Calvin Harris perform live. Very cool DJ. Will for sure post about this event soon.










Enjoy your sunday-fun day!

-Cass






Saturday, June 25, 2011

Feeling French today…


The thought of making a soufflé scares most of us, just sounds so fancy and tricky to make. Well it is a bit tricky, but not so hard to make and delicious to eat. If I got it right the first time, I’m sure you can too!




Here is TLC’s Chef Curtis Stone’s Recipe:


Chocolate Soufflé

You will need

2 ramekins
1 pastry brush
2 large bowls
1 spatula
1 baking sheet
1 saucepan
electric mixer
oven

Ingredients
·      3 tbsp/45ml (about) unsalted butter, melted, cooled

·      1/3 cup/80ml sugar, plus more for coating dishes

·      6 large egg whites
·      
4 oz/110g high-quality dark chocolate (62-70% cacao)

·      1/2 cup/120ml cold water

·      1/3 cup/80ml unsweetened cocoa powder

Method








1.      Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2.      Coat the interiors of six 7.75-ounce soufflé dishes completely with some of the butter.
3.      Refrigerate until the butter is cold and set, about 2 minutes. Brush a second coating of butter over the interiors of the dishes.
4.      Coat the interiors completely with sugar. Place the dishes on a baking sheet.
5.      Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites in a large bowl until they are foamy.
6.      Gradually beat in 1/3 cup of sugar.
7.      Continue beating until the egg whites are shiny and form medium-soft peaks when the beaters are lifted.
8.      Meanwhile, stir the chopped chocolate in a large bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth.
9.      Remove from the heat.
10.    Add the water and cocoa powder and mix until smooth. Fold a fourth of the egg white mixture into the chocolate mixture.
11.    Fold in the remaining egg white mixture (the mixture will resemble chocolate mousse).
12.    Divide the soufflé batter equally among the prepared soufflé dishes.
13.    Using a large knife, level the filling flush to the top of the dishes.
14.    Using a clean cloth, wipe the very top edges of the dishes.
15.    Bake the soufflés on the baking sheet until they puff but are still moist in the center, about 12 minutes.
16.    Serve immediately.

The beau and I shared this delish dessert.
        Have fun with your baking!


Same recipe found here
Follow instructions on his video!




-Cass

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