Thursday, March 7, 2013

Call Me Cupcake / Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

What you need

- A bowl or jelly mould with 1 quart capacity
- 1 quart (about a liter) ice cream, whichever you prefer (for this recipe they used 1/3 vanilla, 1/4 Blueberry sorbet and 1/3 lemon)
- 1 ready made cake layer
- Meringue frosting
- Creme brulee burner

Putting it together

If you want to be able to get the cake out of the mould easier, cover the inside with plastic wrap and let it hang over the edges!

Start by putting the vanilla ice cream in room temperature until soft serve consistency. Scoop into bowl or mould, smooth top with a spatula and put in freezer for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, bring the blueberry sorbet to room temperature. Scoop sorbet on top of vanilla ice cream, smooth top with a spatula and put in freezer for another 30 minutes. Bring lemon ice cream to room temperature. Scoop lemon ice cream on top of blueberry sorbet and smooth top. Put in freezer for 15 minutes. Put a layer of cake (trim the edges if needed) on top, making sure it sticks to the ice cream. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about 6 hours. 
Remove the ice cream cake from the mould by either pulling the plastic wrap (if you've covered the inside) or running hot water along the outside of the mould. If doing the latter, you need to re-freeze the cake for at least 4 hours or the meringue frosting won't stick. When the cake is completely frozen - go ahead and make the meringue frosting. 

Meringue frosting 
5 large egg whites
200 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix egg whites and sugar in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Whisk with a hand whisk continously until the mixture reaches 65°C (149F). Remove from heat. Start whipping the egg whites with a stand or hand mixer until the mixture becomes fluffy and white and the bowl is cool, this can take about 10 minutes. 

Cover the entire cake with meringue frosting and then use a creme brûlée burner to brown the meringue. Put the cake back in the freezer if not serving right away.
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Assouline / Impossible Collection of Jewelry

The Impossible Collection of Jewelry
The 100 Most Important Jewels of the Twentieth Century

In this magnificent collection of the most spectacular jewels of the twentieth century, fine jewelry historian Vivienne Becker selects the quintessentials bijoux that represent the milestones of jewelry design of the last one hundred years. From Art Nouveau to the brink of the new millennium, Becker's selections range from the Wiener Werkstatte and Tiffany Studios, Egyptian-inpsired Art Deco masterpieces by Cartier and midcentury designs by Verdura for Chanel, exquisite creations by DeBeers, Van Cleef & Arples, and Graff, to modern designs from a new generation of innovative artists. 

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Chloe / Soho Boutique

Luxury French fashion house Chloe has recently opened in New York's iconic SoHo shopping district-at 93 Green Street, a spot which formerly housed a La Perla shop. The Chloe boutique is the brand's second in New York and the seventh Stateside. 

The new 2,100-square-foot shop will stock ready-to-wear as well as accessories including shoes, bags, and jewelry. 

"Today's women choose Chloe for the attitude of the collection and the atmosphere in the boutique; both are natural, totally effortless, but extremely sophisticated," said CEO Geoffrey de la Bourdonnaye. "The aim is to make the experience like a fun day out with friends."

Take a peak inside the shop

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Michael Kors / Spring '13 Catalog Favorites

What you need to buy from Michael Kors Spring '13 Catalog!
A surplus of striped and optic prints, studded cross-bodies and sporty accessories - Michael Kors new musts have arrived.
Oversize Navy Silicone Chronograph Watch
$195.00 USD
Anchor Link Bracelet
$195.00 USD
Small Sloan Pyramid-Stud Staffiano Flap Bag
$298.00 USD
Medium Jet Set Multifuncional Saffiano Tote
$298.00 USD
Mid-Size Navy Leather Double-Wrap Watch
$160.00 USD
Large Selma Top-Zip Satchel
$358.00 USD
Alexi Studded T-Strap Wedge Sandal
$195.00 USD
Rose Golden Mid-Size Chronograph Watch
$250.00 USD
Large Hamilton Striped Cavas Tote
$298.00 USD
Slice Ring
$95.00 USD
Large Marina Striped Grab Bag
$198.00 USD
Meg Striped Espadrille Flat
$75.00 USD
Medium Jet Set Striped Travel Tote
$328.00 USD
Jemma Studded Aviator Sunglasses
$115.00 USD

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Man Repeller X Patterson J. Kincaid

First look at Leandra Medine's highly anticipated capsule collection for fashion label PJK Patterson J. Kincaid.
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Mercedes Benz / #Untamed

A digital photo installation. Inspired by the new Mercedes-Benz CLA. Unadapted, unusual and untamed. Become part of q unique international exhibition. Show your most unusual Instagram photos live in Paris in Paris, and present your personal style. 

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