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Fashion Color Forecast

We seem to be in the grasp of an exceptionally frigid winter, (here in New England) so it’s quietly delightful to explore the current trend in jewelry, magnificent colors! I favor yellow. Here’s why: it looks good with everything, including most other colors. And right now it’s all the rage on the runways. Yellow diamonds, of course are mostly out of the average Joe’s price range, but you can find comparable sapphires. Orange is a nice change of pace as well, given its lack of popularity in jewelry in the past.

Winter Soup Recipes

Gumbo Rice Soup

1 onion chopped

1 green pepper diced

1 red pepper diced

3 stalks of celery diced

2 TBLS olive oil

Spices:

1 tsp kosher salt (not table salt)

2 tsp  chili powder

2 tsp Hungarian paprika

2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

Ice Bowls

ICE BOWLS

Nora’s icicle-inspired hand made glass bowls are an illustrious home accent. They capture the beauty of a Maine winter. They stand alone but can also be adorned with pine cones or candy. We currently have them in several sizes and they can be made to order.

Holiday Hors D'oeuvres

This has been a favorite at our Christmas Eve Party, from Bon Appétit, December 2004

SESAME WONTON TRIANGLES WITH SMOKED SALMON AND WASABI.  submitted by Nora

1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (such as Asian)

1 egg white

8 wonton wrappers

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

Holiday Party Fashion

Party time!

Holiday party attire can be tricky (in New England, at least). You want to be elegant; however being warm is also a priority. So, cable-knit or fleece lined tights or leggings are worth the investment. Everyone one loves a cozy sweater dress, and they're a dime a dozen and available at pretty much any price range. If you're really wanting to don the sassy party dress that most certainly won't fare well in the depths of winter, a black wool or cashmere cardigan bodes well with most. All boots acceptable. 

Enjoy your holiday season while looking your best!

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