Style Roulette: The Leather Boot 


Welcome to our second edition of Style Roulette.

Didn't see the inaugural edition? Refresh your memory here.

One item. Two distinct styles. Style 1, from myself. Style 2, from the talent over at Quite Continental.

This week we pay homage to the little leather boot. Isabel Marant's Crisi boot to be exact. It's a moto chic hybrid of her hidden wedge sneaker and the leather bootie that started it all, the Dicker.

It's the kind of boot you can pair with low key weekend wear or a boho chic maxi and moto jacket. A workhorse of a boot, hopefully appearing in my closet soon...


1. Etoile Isabel Marant Crisi Boot
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Sono M Embellished T-Shirt
3. Sophie Hulme Floral Envelope Bag
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Cameo Ring

Fall Wash


These photos look like I applied a fancy photo filter right? I've titled it 'fall wash'. Really, it's just the color of our back yard right now. A carpet of pine needles and yellow gold leaves, tinting everything.

I had a long overdue appointment with my hairdresser this weekend. My hair was approaching Rapunzel like lengths, doing it's own ombre type thing from lack of attention, and I even discovered an errant grey or two. Which I plucked immediately, but it was a wake up call to make an appointment, STAT.

Amazing what a little pampering will do for morale. It perked up the whole weekend.

Minus the jacket on this look, I realized it was really just a pirate costume (throws hands up in air) and I was feeling so put together!  I may have to recycle the look for tricker treaters next week!


Chinese Five Spice & Sriracha Deviled Egg Recipe


Some of the best recipes are born of tragedy.

As was the case with my Chinese Five Spice & Sriracha Deviled Eggs. I looked up this recipe by Joanne Chang for inspiration. I made a mental note of the ingredients and servings and went to work. Flaunting cooking 101, mind the recipe.

So, a dozen eggs later and a lot of soy sauce, I had a deviled soup on my hands. Which led to a google of how to fix watery deviled eggs. The obvious solution, cook more eggs. Which I did. The not so obvious, add some finely chopped egg whites to the mix. Done and done.

The result was delicious. Utlizing the ingredients from a recipe in a way they weren't meant to be used, to a delicious end. 



10 hard boiled eggs

Chinese 5 spice powder (to dust on top)

sriracha (for topping, and 1/2 tsp for filling)

mayo (1/4 cup)

green onion (1/4 cup)

cilantro (chopped for top)

soy sauce (1 tablespoon- put in slowly!)

fresh grated ginger (1 tsp)

honey (1/2 tsp)



Peel eggs, and cut in half to separate white from yolk. Place yolks in a bowl with mayo, green onion, ginger and sriracha. Add honey and soy sauce to taste, making sure the mixture remains thick.

Fill whites with deviled filling. Top with chopped cilantro, dust with Chinese 5 spice powder, and add sriracha to taste on top.


I served with the ginger bubbly cocktails I posted last week, as a nibbly before a feast of Chinese take out. Semi-home made entertaining at its finest!