Appetizers You'll Be Thankful For This Holiday Season: A Recipe Round Up

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My husband's Greek family call the appetizer course 'Meze' and it's almost as important as the main course (though you are usually full by the time that comes). This round up has been filled to the brim with tasty appetizers that will please the crowds and my husband's family....since I've been tasked with a fun appetizer or two this year. Which one do you think I should make?

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a cocktail, and let the appetizers and good conversation flow. 


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Five Questions with Philippe Chantecaille + Neiman Marcus Event


If you are born into the famed Chantecaille family you know beauty, in fact, it's your family business. Thus Philippe Chantecaille, head of Media Productions at the namesake brand Chantecaille, is a man who knows beauty.

I have been a long time fan of the line- from their rotating compacts of powder, eye shadow, and palettes that directly support different causes (for example, proceeds from each Anniversary Trio sold are donated to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Monarch Butterfly Fund and WIDECAST to help protect our endangered elephants, butterflies and sea turtles respectively) to my personal favorite the Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen, hands down the most effective and lightest sunscreen I have ever used. 

Don't miss the opportunity to meet Philippe at Neiman Marcus Copley, this Thursday November 20th, from 10-6.

Chat beauty, media, and for goodness sake, pick the gentleman's brain on art. M. Chantecaille is a renowned contemporary collector (from a family of collectors), with a particular passion for street art. He channels his passion into curating exhibits and personally pairing artists with other collectors. Follow his adventures in art on Instagram @street_art. 



Five Questions with Mon Petit Chou Chou. Rapid fire and irreverent.


Three dinner guests, dead or alive, you would most like to entertain?
I would like to entertain, Banksy the first artist I ever collected, Roger Federer, favorite tennis player, Jim Carrey, favorite actor.


Last great meal you had?
Last great meal was at The Elm in Williamsburg. 


Three beauty products no woman should be without?
Longest Lash Mascara, Future Skin Foundation, Nano Gold Firming Treatment 


Book currently on your night stand?
An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin


Favorite piece in your art collection?
An original work by Barry McGee



Image: Futura 2000 


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Floral Moto Jacket and Winter Hat Game + Boston Events Weekly

Above: 424Fifth floral moto jacket, sweater & hat, GAP coated denim, Vans black slip ons, Free People vegan clutch

Weekly outfit install + weekly events you won't want to miss. If you came out last week to the Boston Common X 424Fifth event at Lord & Taylor, this fabulous jacket may look familiar. Cause it's the killer item I hand selected from the line to wear and style. A fun night, filled with great people, macarons from Cameo, and the line's lovely designer, Jessica Richards. 


Who: As in, who am I listening to. Jenny Lewis, She's not me. The whole damn album is pretty fantastic. Rifling through Lewis' past proves rich fodder: marriage, babies, cheating, mid-life crisis, finished off with a pleasant CA twang.

What: As in, what went down this week/end. Followed Daphne around pretending to be productive. Enjoyed an utterly fantastic Italian wine by Paolo Bea, which hubs promises to the case load for my Christmas present. At least we all know that my priorities are in line this holiday season. Great wine makes everything merry and bright. We can sip it and enjoy our new basement, who's reno I started full steam ahead on.

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

If you can't find something unique and fun for the man in your life at Skinner's Gentleman's Auction, than you aren't looking hard enough. Online through December 1.

Think back to Newbury Street, back before it was the shopping mall it has become. Remember Stil? Boutique of cool from Betty Riaz? Yes, before yoga and Stil Studio. Yes, I'm dating myself. Riaz debuts her latest brainchild Stil Now, as in the cool clothes Stil, for a limited time only. Shop the pop up through the holiday season and swing by its grand opening party Thursday, November 20th, kicking off at 5:30, at 304 Newbury St.

Philippe Chantecaille, of Chantecaille Beauty comes to Neiman Marcus, Copley. Stop in Thursday, November 20th from 10-6, for a chance to chat beauty, make up....or hey, art. The collector and head of Media Productions at Chantecaille knows a thing or two about all.

And be sure to catch Jamie Wyeth's first comprehensive retrospective at the MFA Boston, before it closes December 28th. I've been. Twice, to be exact. You won't be disappointed. From dioramas, pumpkin heads, and even the Terminator, it has it all.


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