Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!


This year has been another fun filled adventure here at House of Lavande! There have been many highlights, from the launch of our original collection, to many beautiful celebrity and editorial placements throughout the year. We are happy to be ringing in the new year among family and friends and wish everyone a very wonderful 2013!










Friday, December 28, 2012

Moodboard: Winter White

Celebrate 2013 in style this New Year's Eve with luxurious winter whites. A trend for Spring '13, delicate whites are feminine and understated in a way that makes a bold impression. 

Derek Lam Fall '12 runway
House of Lavande Harbour Collection loop necklace
(info@houseoflavande.com)
House of Lavande Sunset Collection tassel earrings
(info@houseoflavande.com)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

MoMa: Inventing Abstraction


In 1912 a new form of expression was revealed to the world in the form of abstract art. A handful of artists debuted their new and exciting artwork across several european cities. On December 23rd the exhibition Inventing Abstraction began at the MoMa, in New York City. Running until April 15th this is an in depth look at the beginning years of abstract art and the wildly important transitional years that follow. There are over 350 pieces of art on display, including illustrated books, sculpture, choreography, painting, stained glass, needlepoint, and film. The definition of abstract may seem elusive to some, but this is a collection that will shed a great light on the collective beginnings of the movement.

     

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Get the Look: New Year's Eve


Christmas may have passed but there is still one more holiday you need to look your best for: New Year's Eve! Don't be caught without some sparkle and shine. Here are some of our favorite picks that will help you be the center of attention (and get that midnight kiss!)

Get the Look:
DAY Birger Et Mikkelsen Prestige Sequin Blazer
House of Lavande Original Collection Tassel Necklace
Alice + Olivia Leighton Aline Dress
Valentino RED Sequin Bow Clutch
House of Lavande Vintage Star Earrings 
Alexander McQueen Skull Metallic Chain Sandals
Marchesa Crystal Quartz Clutch
Tom Ford Beauty Gold Haze Nail Laquer 
House of Lavande Original Collection Crystal Ring

House of Lavande Original Collection can be ordered by calling 561.802.3737 or by visiting our store in Palm Beach!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Jewelry Trend


Every year around this time, women ask the same question: "what am I going to wear?" Well, we've got you covered (at least in the jewelry department)

Don't be caught at your holiday parties without some fabulous jewels. Here are some of our favorite pieces that will get your through the holiday season in style.

Get the Look:
(from clockwise)
1950's Julianna gold earrings with red stones
Unsigned green rhinestone button earrings
DeLillo emerald earrings
1950's Panetta green ring
1955 Jomaz red bangle 
Miriam Haskell red earrings
1950's French red stone necklace
1950's Art Deco green pin
Panetta green and gold earrings
1950's Rare Sherman red flower pin

Thursday, December 20, 2012

House of Lavande Playlist: Holiday Favorites



We are feeling the Christmas spirit here in sunny South Florida! Enjoy our holiday playlist as you gather around with your family this week, wrap presents, or while perusing the lovely jewels here at House of Lavande. Happy Holidays everyone!






Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day to Night: Holiday Edition



This Christmas and holiday season, make sure you're city-chic (and keeping warm) with some of our favorite items, including this fabulous 1955 Jomaz garnet bracelet and a pair of green rhinestone button earrings. 

Featured Jewelry:
1955 Jomaz garnet bracelet
Unsigned green rhinestone earrings
Both available at House of Lavande

Day Look:
Joseph leather and gab trousers 
Plein Sud Jeanius knit cardigan with fur collar
Manolo Blahnik Bb suede pumps
Alexander McQueen suede tote

Night Look:
Valentino classic black dress
Dior 'Miss Dior' pump
Alexander McQueen Skull box clutch
Karen Miller faux pony blanket coat

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Food for Life: Savory Tarts

Broccolini and Feta Galette
Pies and tarts don't always have to be sweet. This savory rustic tart makes for a delicious meal wrapped in a pretty package that everyone will surely love. Make for a tasty appetizer or a main dish any time of the year!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 bunches Broccolini (1 pound total)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta (3 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/3 cup cold water. With a fork, stir to combine. Knead dough 1 minute. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack in lower third. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook Broccolini until bright green, 1 minute. With tongs, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  3. Roll out dough to a 14-inch round; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle dough with Parmesan and top with Broccolini, leaving a 2 1/2-inch border. Top with feta and red-pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper. Fold dough border over filling and brush with egg. Bake until crust is golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Note

Swap It: Use broccoli florets instead of Broccolini. Goat cheese can replace the feta.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Spring 2013 Style Trend: Sheer


Spring may seem like a distant glimmer on the horizon for most right now, but warmer weather will be here before you know it! Sheer, lightweight fabrics are a trend that we are loving for Spring 2013. Go bold, with a veiled midriff, like Haider Ackerman or keep it a bit more conservative as Donna Karen did on the Spring 13 runway. However you wear it, incorporating a sheer look into your wardrobe this spring is a must!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Get the Look: Vintage Accessories

Vintage accessories are a great way to add a special addition to any outfit. Use a vintage purse to carry you necessities or an old cigarette case to carry your cards, money and lipstick. A great pair of cufflinks add an unexpected touch to any woman's outfit or can be a great gift for that man in your life. 

Get these items on House of Lavande

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Who's Wearing What


Olivia Wilde wearing a House of Lavande Vintage ring to the premiere of Django Unchained in New York City

Olivia Wilde in a House of Lavande Vintage ring to the 12.12.12 concert event to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims


 First Lady Michelle Obama wearing a House of Lavande Vintage belt for White House Christmas

Taylor Swift wearing a House of Lavande Vintage ring and channel set bracelet

Amy Poehler at the Trevor Project in House of Lavande Vintage


Emmy Rossum in House of Lavande Vintage diamante earrings


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Iconic Woman of Style: Kate Moss



Kate Moss. The (anti)supermodel we have all loved since she first appeared on the fashion scene in the 90's. She revolutionized the modeling world, with the introduction of the heroine chic look and has set trend after trend over the years. Discovered at age 14, her career is still going strong today, at age 37. Her line at Top Shop is a huge success, she still rocks the runways and who can forget those stunning wedding photos from last year?

Harness Kate's rock chic look by keeping your color palette simple and maximizing the details with great accessories. Less is more, and dressing for your mood, as Kate says she often does, is a great way to feel comfortable and confident in anything you wear. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival

Food and wine coffee table book and program: Taste

Friday kicks off the most delicious time of year here in Palm Beach! The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival is in it's sixth year and this year is sure to be an event unlike any other here in Palm Beach. Award-winning chefs, nationally recognized culinary personalities, as well as winemakers, and mixologists have come together to bring us five days of culinary delights. 

Day one: 
Golf Digest Celebrity Chef Golf Cup and Food Truck: Impossible 
Daniel and Friends (Chef Welcoming Party- Festival Kick-Off Event)

Day Two:
Bullfrog & Baum Trade Panel 
Burgers by the Beach 
Corks & Champagne with Bites by Norman
An Evening with Le Cirque- A Tribute to Siro 

Day Three:
Food4thought: A Farm to Table Lunch
SUSTAIN

Day Four:
Southern Hospitality: Pig and the Goat
The Last Supper

Day Five:
6th Annual Grand Tasting at 150 Worth 

Check out the full details and purchase tickets here. We hope to see some of you around town next week at these delicious and fun events!





Wednesday, December 5, 2012

House of Lavande Vintage on Moda Operandi

House of Lavande Vintage is on Moda Operandi! With a unique selection of vintage finds, from collectable Chanel to art-deco channel sets, these one-of-a-kind treasures will have all eyes on you. Make sure to get your piece before it's sold out, there's only one of each and the sale ends December 11th! 





Shop the pieces above and more on Moda Operandi


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Get the Look: Winter Pastels

This winter season keep things light and bright with a few pastel pieces. These light colored pieces will certainly add a pop of unexpected color to your winter wardrobe and will for sure keep you happy throughout that snowy day. 

House of Lavande Original Collection 
necklace, earrings and ring; available for pre-order by emailing info@houseoflavande.com

Cle de Peau Beaute Luminizing face powder; available at Barneys
Acne Marlow dress; available at Matches Fashion 
Maison Passage Pastel Print scarf; available at Les Pommettes
3.1 Phillip Lim Matte Acetate sunglasses; available at My Wardrobe
Balenciaga Classic Pink handbag; available at Balenciaga
Chloe Flocked Wool and Cashmere sweater; available at Net-A-Porter
Essie Nice is Nice nail varnish; available at The Hut
Illamasqua Pastel Shades nail varnish; available at Debenhams

Monday, December 3, 2012

House of Lavande Gift Guide Week Three: For Him

We have all asked ourselves this question around the holidays;  What do you get the guy who has everything? The answer is something not only useful, but also entertaining. Here are a few ideas we like for this holiday season, and we think he will too!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Food For Life: Mac and Cheese with a twist

Macaroni and cheese is a classic meal great for kids but what about for the adults? Why not try a more "sophisticated" mac and cheese with roasted chicken, goat cheese and rosemary for a rustic yet class recipe. And if you are vegetarian, forget the chicken.. it'll taste just as amazing!




YIELD: 8 servings
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound dried rigatoni
1 quart heavy cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 clove fresh garlic, crushed
8 ounces goat cheese
2 cups shredded roasted chicken

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:


1. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a rapid boil. Add the oil and rigatoni to the water and cook accordingly to the directions on the package, 10-12 minutes.

2. While you are waiting for the water to boil, pour the cream into a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the rosemary and garlic to the cream and bring it to a simmer - take care not to let it boil over. Allow the cream to reduce by about half.

3. Stir in the goat cheese and chicken and continue cooking cooking it till the cream coats the back of a spoon.


4. Thoroughly drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the sauce. Coat the pasta in the sauce and simmer over low heat for a few minutes. Serve hot.
-My Baking Addiction adapted from Live to Cook


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Beauty


Make sure you look your best this holiday season with some of our favorite beauty picks! 

Get the Holiday Look:
Liz Earle Limited Edition Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser // Ciate Treasured Posessions Nail Paint Pot // Philosophy Christmas Morningbarely Set // NARS Monoi Body Glow
Cle De Peau Extra Rich Lip Color // Deporah Lippmann 'Cleopatra in New York' Nail Color
MAC Warm Eye Pallette // Lancome 'l'absolu Golden Hat Edition Rouge Lip Color
Butter London Autumn/Winter Collection


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day to Night: Palm Beach Winter


Last night here in Palm Beach we welcomed the Holiday Season with the lighting of the Christmas tree on Worth Avenue. Winter is a special time in our beachside town, and last night we were inspired by the casually chic look that ladies capture all capture so well. This is a basic look that can easily take you from shopping to dinner, to a night out on the town!

DAY:
House of Lavande ResortCollection Harbour earrings
(pre order: info@houseoflavande.com) 

NIGHT:
House of Lavande Spring/Summer Golden Fish necklace
(pre order: info@houseoflavande.com)

Monday, November 26, 2012

House of Lavande Gift Guide Week Two: Eclectic Collectables

Finding truly unique, collectable pieces are one of the many small joys in life. We love giving these treasures, just as much as getting them. That happy moment when a person you care for opens up that rare piece you found just for them is a great moment. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Who's Wearing What

Olivia Wilde wearing a House of Lavande Vintage bracelet to the Museum of Natural History Gala in New York City

Taylor Swift wearing a House of Lavande Vintage bracelet in London to the Westfield Christmas Light Illumination promoting her new album, RED


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving: French Silk Pie

We all love pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Not only is it tradition, but its delicious; warm or cold, with whipped cream or without. This Thanksgiving why not introduce another kind of pie? (along with the pumpkin, of course) French Silk Pie is delicious yet light because of it's airy and silky inside. 

Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
3 large eggs, room temperature
Whipped cream, topping
Chocolate curls, garnish

Yields 1 9-inch pie

Directions:
On a lightly floured surface, roll out pie crust dough into a 14-inch round. Wrap dough lightly around rolling pin and transfer to a 9-inch pie pan. Gently press dough into the bottom and sides of the pan. Trim the dough to allow a 1-inch overhang. Pinch dough between thumb and forefinger to make an edge around the rim. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C).
Using a fork, prick a couple dozen holes into the bottom of the crust to prevent the dough from rising. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before filling.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat together the room temperature butter and sugar until smooth and light in color, about 5-6 minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract and melted chocolate. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating for 5 minutes between additions to add height to the chocolate filling.
Spread the chocolate filling into the cooled pie crust and chill for at least 2-3 hours before serving to set the filling and develop the flavor.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of chocolate curls.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Moodboard: Leather


Another trend we are completely into this fall/winter is the lush, rich look of leather. It instantly adds edge to an outfit, whether in the form of a pant, boot, or a classic leather jacket. Pair with simple basics for day, and anything with a bit of of drama and shine for night and you will instantly have a put-together classic look. 

Shop the look:

Monday, November 19, 2012

House of Lavande Gift Guide Week One: Beach Chic


This Holiday season we are kicking off our weekly gift guide with treasures inspired by gorgeous Palm Beach! A favorite winter destination, these gifts are perfect for the chic beach bum! 

Grain Surfboards, The Pandin / House of Lavande Vintage turquoise earrings, Taigan.com
House of Lavande Resort 2012 Everglades Necklace / Hollie and Harrie Sombrilla  / House of Lavande Vintage ring / Sunny Life Beach Sounds portable speaker / Roxy Beach Blanket cover up /
I am busy beach towel / House of Lavande Vintage cuff / The Beachies towel holders