Dressing the Baby Bump: Week 25 + Boston Weekly

Above: Clover Canyon halter maxi (old), Givenchy jelly sandals (check out this year's version), Zara clutch, Super sunglasses



Who: As in, who am I listening to. Amsterdam, Gregory Alan Insakov. Plaintive, plodding (in a good way), and beautiful. Kind of like the city.


What: As in, what went down this week/end. 

BBQ's on BBQ's. Tis the season. Kind of nice to let someone serve us for a change, kind of exhausting driving all over the state. But hubs has a DD, so all is well with the world.

We are back from our grand adventure to Amsterdam. Lots of waffles, crepes, and wurst. Not heavy on sleep, turns out the time change can really mess with a toddler's sleep patterns. Worth it all the same for some visiting with long lost family.

This dress was look #2, for BBQ 2&3. Looks #1 and #3 were much to covered in BBQ sauce by the time a picture even crossed my jet lagged mind.

If you want to peep some of the maternity friendly style I've been stalking, pop over to my pinterest board, maternity chic.


Where: As in, where it's at. Launches, events, general goings on you need to know about. 

FGI Boston X Skinner Auctioneers is hosting a private preview, cocktails and lecture with Victoria Bratberg, Department of Fine Jewelry Director. If you have ever wanted to check out Skinner, this is your time. Sip some wine and try a different ring on every finger. 





You’re invited to join

Fashion Group International of Boston 

Sunday, June 7, 2015
5:30-6pm Private preview & reception

6pm Talk followed by Q&A

Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers
Heritage On the Garden
63 Park Plaza, Boston MA 02116

FGI Boston Members $20
General Admission $35



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Lemon Ricotta Pancake Recipe


Okay, I was lying when I sad my orange ricotta bread was my last ricotta recipe. I had one more in me that just needed to be shared. It was just too delicious. I made it again over the weekend and said self, you are denying your readers if you don't share this recipe.

You can make these extra, extra fluffy if you want to do the work to separate the eggs, beat the whites into fluffy submission (ie, stiff peaks), and then fold them into the batter. But I never have time for that fancy stuff and frankly, they are still delicious. You can also get crazy and sub orange zest, maybe make a little grand marnier spiked whipped cream, or spiked maple syrup (YUM), but again, all extra credit.

If you are curious about all my ricotta adventures, here's a recipe round up:


orange ricotta bread

homemade ricotta

ricotta cake with grand marnier and red berries


Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Makes about 8-10 small pancakes



1.5 cups homemade ricotta

1 cup flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp sugar

1/8 tsp salt

3/4 cup milk

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp lemon zest



Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl. Combine ricotta, milk, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring to combine.

Heat a large pan or griddle if you fancy, to medium high. Melt a bit o'butter in the pan and pour batter onto hot surface. Cook about 3-4 minutes, or until golden on each side (you'll see a few bubbles pop up, but since they pancakes are a little denser than the average bear, you won't see too many). Flip, cook until golden, et voila. Repeat and eat. Repeat and eat.


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Lani Loves: Rupert Sanderson Frida Sandal


Rupert Sanderson Frida Sandal


What I am loving this week.

Or what I just bought.

More often than not, both.



I mean, full stop. These sandals are drop dead amazing.

I'm almost as much of a crazy Frida fan as I am of evil eye goodness. But how can you not stop and stare and love these sandals? The diamond eyes are mesmerizing in a borderline creepy way that says, you are getting very sleepy.....and you should buy me......ship directly to Lani.....

Rupert Sanderson done did right. Now I just need to wait for a good sale. Can't hypnotize that price tag out of me;)


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