a few of my favorite things | september

Happy September!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the holiday.  September just seems to have come out of nowhere, do you agree?  I feel like last September {2012} was just yesterday!

Anyway, here we are September 3rd…
This week Fashion Week kicks off in New York and I am heading down for a client who will be showing his collection. This month’s favorite things are mostly inspired by the idea of easy elegance.  Something critical when you are running around to set-up an event but also want to look chic when the guests arrive without having a lot of time to prepare.


1 | the sleek ponytail.  I love this look, with hair wrapped around the elastic for ultimate simplicity and elegance.  You can wear this day or night and look effortlessly fabulous.  Aveda created this look for Stella McCartney’s Fall/Winter 2013 fashion show and shared a tutorial here on how to get the look.

2 |  anya hindmarch has a stunning collection.  I love her clutches and bespoke bags.  this albion clutch is a perfect accessory addition to a neutral outfit.  I would wear it with skinny jeans and a cream shirt or taupe skinny suede pants and a cream shirt.

3 | early September is when we have the sweetest tomatoes of the year.  I have been eating them daily while they last. mostly in a salad with peaches mint, olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette, however when I entertain I do love the idea of a tomato tart.  I came across this cherry tomato crostata recipe and will try it before the tomato season is over {recipe translation below}.

4 | this has been my go to neutral nail color for a few years now.  I love it especially for my toes.  the color is “fashion” by Deborah Lippmann and is what I will be wearing on my toes this month.

5| vintage earrings just add depth to any look and I plan on integrating them more often into my wardrobe this fall.  I actually scored a pair last weekend for a song at a little vintage shop in Rockport.  My mother spotted them and I know I will wear them all the time.  These earrings are by LULU FROST and have been created  using one of a kind vintage parts spanning from 1860-1960.  They are pricey but certainly special.  If they are not in your budget I strongly encourage you to keep your eyes open at vintage markets and stores.  You’ll be amazed at what you can find for a small price.

6 | rocks glasses.  I am always looking at glasses and stylish tableware for table setting inspiration.  I love these Finnish Iitalia crystal glasses for Fall and holiday entertaining.  They are elegant and would bring in a nice dose of texture to a bar or table {they happen to be dishwasher safe as well which is a nice bonus!}.

translation for the tomato crostata recipe
adapted slightly {by me} from Lily 

1 pizza dough, or 1 sheet puff pastry dough
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups of ripe cherry tomatoes
a good handful of fresh herbs {thyme, basil, oregano, rosemary}
extra fresh thyme for garnish
1-2 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
salt, black pepper, olive oil
olive oil for crust

Preheat the oven to 375°.
Let the dough stand at room temperature until pliable
Cut the cherry tomatoes crosswise and gently squeeze them over a sink to extract their seeds
Combine fresh herbs, pressed garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl add the tomatoes and toss and let sit
Roll out dough into a thin rectangular shape
Lift and transfer to a baking sheet
Leaving a 2-3 inch border, sprinkle dough with parmesan cheese
Top with tomato mixture
add fresh thyme
fold edges of the dough over to the outermost edge of the tomatoes
brush with olive oil
Bake until edges are golden brown {approximately 25-30 minutes}

wishing you a sensational september!

About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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One Response to a few of my favorite things | september

  1. Christiane says:

    very nicely done love it all!!!

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