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Halloween Kills ~ A Generational Affair EXCLUSIVE

Halloween Kills ~ A Generational Affair EXCLUSIVE

Halloween Kills is a generational affair. Jamie Lee Curtis attends the red carpet in Los Angeles as her mother’s Psycho character, Marion Crane. The Halloween films spans three generations (more than 40 years) of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.

Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween Kills Red Carpet

Halloween Series Synopsis

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again (IMBD).

Series Synopsis

Halloween Kills is the continuing saga of Myers and Strode in the next thrilling chapter of the Halloween Series. It is recommended to watch Halloween 2018 before heading to the theatre, Sean James (Hairstylist to the Stars).

Halloween Kills brings Curtis’ character, Laurie Strode, three generations together for a final confrontation with Myers (masked figure who has haunted Strode for four decades) on Halloween night.

Curtis states regarding the film, “It’s going to be very exciting. People will be shocked. People are going to be agitated by this movie, in a way that I think they’re not expecting. That to me makes a great sequel. . . To all those people that love these movies, Happy Halloween.” (EPK.TV) 

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Daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis and Mother, Janet Leigh SEAN JAMES PHOTO

Halloween Kills Styling (EXCLUSIVE)

Creating Curtis into Strode takes a team. Sean James, hairstylist for Curtis, takes this powerful beautiful woman from her strong representation of being “true to herself” to Strode, traumatized by Myers for decades.

Sean James Styling Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween Kills Red Carpet Look
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Red Carpet Styling

Halloween Kills U.S. film screening, at the TCL Chinese Theatre is a costume party. Curtis dresses like her mother, Janet Leigh, in her famous character, Marion Crane, from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film, Psycho. The styling did not miss a beat down to the wig created by James, using FHI products (see discount below). The struggle was real as wigs are in short supply because of the pandemic.

The search for Scarlett Johansson’s wig from the film Hitchcock was not located. The high and low search turns to a golden blonde colored wig. James states, “I could not find a golden wig anywhere. They kept showing me Marilyn Monroe wigs and platinum blonde wigs. Finally one was located that was as close as possible during this time.”

The wig was the wrong cut and texture. The next process was to cut and style the wig into the bubble (even Barbie has a wig that is the bubble style) style of her mother. James did his magic on the wig with FHI Heat Stylus High Altitude and FHI HEAT Platform Bounce Pro Curler to create the perfect look that Janet Leigh inspired in the 1960s.

The red carpet creation is completed with a bloody shower curtain.

Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween Kills Red Carpet Look
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Past Movie Styling

James has been doing Curtis’ hair since 1995. Curtis brought her daughter into Fred Segal Salon. She asked for James to do her daughter’s hair. Soon Curtis asked James, “What would you do with my hair?” James states, “I suggested we chop it all off. Then we had different versions of her hair.”

Halloween H2O we brought hair color to the shorter style. This change was a concern for Curtis. She was doing Activia Yogurt at the same time. It is important to stay true and honest to her audience and fans. Curtis was honest about her hair color. She was on Oprah stating the way Hollywood distorts imperfect beauty. The More Magazine article shows all the secrets of styling, stylus, and hairstyles as well as what Hollywood is and the falsification of people’s image.

The color change was a turn from her natural hair color. Making coloring difficult Curtis does not sit still for more than 20 minutes. The concept of processing color every three weeks to cover the natural gray was absurd to her. She hates having her hair colored.

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Sean James Hair Stylist to the Celebrities

Halloween Kills Press

James says, “It is so exciting doing all of the press for the movie. Going to Venice Film Festival with Curtis for the world premiere, James Corden, Kelly Clarkson, and Rachel Ray Show. It is wonderful watching Curtis shine with this new movie. I cannot wait for everyone to see it. It is a fantastic horror film. It is really a wonderful reveal of the town of Haddonefield, Illinois. I can hardly wait for the third part, Halloween Kills.

Excited to see this movie this weekend. You see your local theatre listings or go to Peacock TV for streaming options. Post your movie review here.

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Red Carpet Fashion ~ Emmys®

Red Carpet Fashion ~ Emmys®

This year is exceptional. A year after being delayed and held virtually the 73rd Emmys® return with glamorous fashion and red carpet fun. Get all the looks and styling here.

Red Carpet Fashion Emmys®

This year’s Emmys® red carpet fashion was very personalized as life returns to normal during a pandemic. What is your Emmys® favorite red carpet fashion, styling, and photo? Post your answer here.

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Party At Home ~ 73rd Emmys®

Party At Home ~ 73rd Emmys®

Party At Home this is the year to enjoy a big at home party with family and friends, while watching the 73rd Emmys®. Present an evening of elegance and entertainment with these party ideas and recipes.

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Party at Home ~ Décor & Viewing Fun

Beautiful elegant floral arrangements with crystals in the center of each flower goes with this year’s glitz and glamour logo. You can contact your local florist for the best arrangements or shop the local Costco for exceptional variety of flowers. Place large pillows around the room on the floor for comfortable floor sitting during the show.

Include gold decorative items with an interesting shape or texture that will harmonize with the key art. Your party at home can include gold or shimmery fabrics from your local fabric store can create beautiful table covers, drapes around your flat screen, runners and napkins that add a pop of Emmy® gold. Sprinkle the tables with Swarovski crystals or rhinestones found at your local craft store.

Create a fancy selfie area for your party at home in the corner of the room with draping. You can print an enlarged copy of this year’s artwork or award themed selfie items. Don’t forget to #Emmys in your Instagram posts.

Party at Home ~ Viewing Fun

Print up a nomination card and have your guests fill out their predictions prior to the show starting. You can have prizes for the most correct answers overall and in drama and comedy.

You can divide guests into groups to play play a trivia game (printable trivia fact sheet) to play during commercials. The winning team earns a prize.

Prize ideas:

  • T-shirts, mugs or merchandise from a favorite TV Show
  • Go to your local party store for great themed award show items
  • A cocktail recipe book and a beautiful cocktail shaker
  • A special bottle of Sterling wine, Ferrari Trento Sparkling wine, or Ketel One Vodka.
  • A pair of wine or champagne glasses for toasting all the winners
  • Find the most elegant gifts at your local dollar store

Party at Home ~ Recipes

This is the time to enjoy fun new elegant or simple menu. Please find simple and elegant menu planning from cocktails to main course to yummy dessert below:

Grilled New School Quality American on Sourdough Bread with Tomato,
Balsamic Onion Jam, and bacon

by Chef Eric Greenspan
Yields: 4 sandwiches
Ingredients
For the sandwiches:

8 slices sourdough,

1 lb. New School Quality American, sliced in 1oz slices (substitute other
American Cheese where unavailable)

1-2 tomatoes, sliced into 8 slices

8 slices good bacon, crisped

¼ lb. butter, unsalted and softened
For the jam:

1 oz. vegetable oil

2 red onions, thinly sliced

½ cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

Salt to taste
Directions
To make the jam:
In a large sauce pot, heat the oil and sweat the onions. Add the sugar and vinegar
and bring to a simmer. Cook slowly until vinegar completely reduced, approx. 45
minutes to an hour. Add salt to taste.
To build the sandwiches:
On each slice of 4 pieces of bread, spread ½ tablespoon of onion jam. Add 4 slices to
New School Quality American cheese, top with two slices of bacon and two tomato
slices. Top with additional slice of bread.
Spread butter end to end on each side of the sandwich. Griddle on a 375 degree
griddle until crispy and golden brown on each side and the cheese is melted. Cut in
half and serve.

Candy-Popping Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Pops

by Chef Sherry Yard
Yield: 24 pops

Ingredients

8 oz. Valrhona Jivara Milk Chocolate (or your favorite)

½ cup Peanut Butter, creamy

1 cup Puff Rice Cereal

4 packets Pop Rocks (or more as desired)
Directions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave bowl to 90 degrees F.
  2. With a rubber spatula or spoon, fold in the peanut butter, rice cereal and pop
    rocks.
  3. Place 1 Tablespoon of base 1 inch apart onto sheet tray lined with wax parchment
    paper.
  4. Press flat and inset lollipop stick
  5. Top stick with 1 Tablespoon additional spoonful to secure stick.
  6. Once tray filled refrigerate for 30 min – 1 hour, set.
    Note: Keeps 1 week in refrigerator
Party At Home Seven Minute Martini Classic
Seven Minute Martini Classic

Seven Minute Martini Classic Size

INGREDIENTS
6 OZ Ketel One Vodka
3 OZ Bianco Vermouth
4 OZ Water
5 Dashes orange bitters

Infusion: Dried mint, grapefruit twist, 1/2 sliced peach, hibiscus tea

TOOLS REQUIRED

JIGGER, KNIFE, INFUSION DEVICE, COUPE GLASS

STEP #1 Combine Ketel One Family made Vodka, Bianco Vermouth, water, and orange bitters in a bottle or large mason jar. Chill until ready to serve.

STEP #2 Use a vegetable peeler to cut a long, wide piece of grapefruit peel.

STEP #3 Curl and place into french press (or other infusing vessel) with dried mint, 1/2 slice peach and hibiscus tea.

STEP #4 Pour over pre-chilled cocktail into french press for serving.

TO SERVE Pour small portions of the infused drink into martini or coupe glasses every 90 seconds. Watch the flavor and presentation transform over the course of seven minute. Each infusion serves 3 cocktails. For a fresh twist try using a mint bouquet instead of dried mint. Makes 6 cocktails.

Cafe Oranje (A cocktail enjoyed at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass this is not their recipe)

  • 1.25 oz. Ketel One® Vodka Oranje
  • 1 oz. espresso coffee cold brew
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • .25 oz. Kahula

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass over ice. Garnish with with 1/8 orange slice.

Here are previous taste sensations from Patina and Chef Joachim Splichal that you can make at home. Note that you can half the quantities depending on the size of your gathering and desire for leftovers:

NICK + STEFS PRIME BEEF TENDERLOIN: (Serves 12)

1 5 lbs. prime beef tenderloin
2 oz. unsalted butter
6 each thyme sprigs
4 each garlic cloves
Kosher salt & ground black pepper

Method: Preheat oven to 400°F. Season beef tenderloin with salt and pepper on all sides. Over medium-high heat in a cast-iron pan, sear beef tenderloin until golden and caramelized on all sides. Add butter, thyme and crushed garlic to the pan and baste the beef with the frothy melted butter. Once basted, place in the oven and cook until medium rare, approximately 15 minutes. The internal temperature should be roughly 125° if using a meat thermometer. Remove from the oven and allow beef to rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Party At Home Dinner Emmys® Party 4chion lifestyle
Party At Home Dinner Emmys

WHITE CHEDDAR POTATO GRATIN:

4 lbs. Russet potato, peeled and finely sliced
6 each shallot, finely sliced
6 each garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups whole milk
4 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoon kosher salt
2 tablespoon thyme leaves, chopped
6 oz. White cheddar, grated
4 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated

Method: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a heavy bottomed pot, sweat garlic and shallots until soft and fragrant. Add cream, milk, salt, and thyme leaves and reduce by half. While the milk and cream mixture is reducing, peel and slice the potatoes as thinly as possible and cover in cold water to prevent browning. Prepare a 8×10 inch heavy bottomed casserole dish with cooking spray or butter. Arrange one layer of the sliced potatoes into the bottom of the casserole dish. Carefully cover the potatoes with the reduced cream. Sprinkle with the white cheddar and parmesan. Place a second layer of potatoes and again cover with cream mixture and grated cheeses. Continue this process until the casserole dish is completely full. Add one final layer or the grated cheeses and cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil. Bake the gratin for 1 hour at 350°F, remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes to brown the top of the gratin. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

FILIPINO BBQ CHICKEN SKEWERS (Makes 12 Skewers)

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup banana ketchup
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1 teaspoon finely minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 lbs. organic chicken thigh meat, cut into small cubes
12 bamboo skewers – pre-soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/2 cup finely sliced scallions
Banana ketchup for dipping (recipe and instructions below)

Method: Combine first 9 ingredients to make a marinade. Marinade the chicken for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Thread chicken onto skewers and brush with oil. Cook over a grill, turning as needed and brushing with reserved marinade, until charred and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with sliced scallions and additional banana ketchup sauce alongside.

Banana Ketchup (yummy)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped Vidalia onions
2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1 jalapeño seeded and minced
2 teaspoon finely grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar

Method: Cook onions in vegetable oil over medium heat until soft, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño, ginger, turmeric and allspice, and cook about 1 minute. Add the tomato paste, bananas, vinegar, honey, soy sauce and brown sugar. Continue cooking an additional 15 minutes, stirring often. Let cool and refrigerate.

GREEN GODDESS CHOP SALAD (Serves 8)

1 cup baby zucchini, blanched
1 cup asparagus tips, blanched
1/2 cup English peas, blanched
1/2 cup edamame, blanched
1/2 cup green romanesco florets, blanched
1/2 cup shishito peppers, lightly grilled
8 each broccolini, blanched
2 heads baby artisan lettuce, leaves picked washed
1/2 cup Green Goddess dressing

Method: Prepare the vegetables as stated and cut all into bite-size pieces. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and cut into a bowl. Combine with cut vegetables and drizzle with the green goddess dressing. Carefully toss and serve. Garnish with fresh tarragon leaves and fennel frond.

Green Goddess Dressing

2 cups watercress, picked leaves, washed
1/2 cup basil leaves
2 tablespoon chives, chopped
2 tablespoon tarragon leaves
1 lemon — zest and juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons crème fraiche
1 each anchovy
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 each garlic cloves

Method: In a blender mix lemon juice, mayonnaise, crème fraiche, anchovy, Dijon mustard, and garlic cloves. Puree until smooth adding a small amount of water if the mixture becomes too thick. Add the fresh herbs and lemon zest to the blender cup and carefully pulse to combine and fully mix the herbs and the pureed base.
“EMMY®” MACARONI AND CHEESE (Serves 5)

1 lb. box Dececco Ziti Cut No. 118 Pasta
2 quarts half and half
3 whole shallots, peeled and sliced
10 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 branches fresh thyme
1 bayleaf
Ground or fresh grated nutmeg
Kosher salt
Freshly ground white pepper
cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sifted flour
15 slices Vermont white cheddar, sliced very thin

Method: Cook box of pasta in 2 quarts of boiling half and half, that has sliced shallots, sliced raw garlic, thyme, bayleaf, salt and pepper, and just a touch of nutmeg. Cook the pasta 1/2 of the way, then use a slotted spoon to lay out on a parchment lined tray in a single layer and chill. Make a sauce bechamel, by adding a blond roux to the poaching liquid, and simmer for 5 minutes only. (if it reduces too much, add a touch of cream or milk). Strain thru a sieve.
Blond roux: Melt the butter in a saucepan without letting it brown. Add flour to butter and cook whisking, for 4 minutes. The color should be blond or very light gold.
Use a basting brush to paint/glaze the macaroni with bechamel, and chill. Once cold, cut into 15 equal-sized circles or squares. Place one slice of cheese on each macaroni square/circle, and stack up 3 high, giving you 5 three-layer Macaronis. Cover with plastic in the refrigerator, so as not to absorb odors.When ready to serve, place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven until hot throughout.

DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES WITH BOURBON SAUCE

1 & 1/3 cups butter, softened
2 and 2/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup baking dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Confectioners’ sugar, optional

Baby Bourbon Caramel Sauce:
1 cup sugar (+ 1/4 cup water)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Hudson Baby Bourbon
pinch of sea salt

Method:
For the brownie: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. Sift together the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to the butter, sugar and egg mixture. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until the top is dry and the center is set. Cool completely and cut into bars or squares. Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired.
Baby Bourbon caramel sauce: Simmer sugar and 1/4 cup water on medium heat, swirling in the pan – NOT stirring -for about 15 minutes, or until a deep amber color is reached. Watch closely as not to let it burn. Turn off burner, remove from heat and slowly add cream while stirring. Add a pinch of salt and bourbon and place back on still-warm burner for another minute while stirring. Transfer to a heat-safe dish or container and let cool in the refrigerator. Drizzle over a plate of cooled, dusted brownies, or pipe a design of whipped cream onto each brownie and then drizzle! Enjoy!

CHOCOLATE CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING (Serves 4)

1/2 cup milk
4 cups cream
1 cup egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1 lb. torn croissants (4 croissants 4 oz each)
1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
Icing sugar, for dusting

Method: Preheat oven to 300°F. Place the milk, cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring, until just below the boil. Remove from the heat and set aside. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a large heatproof bowl and whisk to combine. Gradually whisk the warm milk mixture into the egg mixture to combine. Arrange the croissants in a 12 cm x 18 cm 1.5-litre-capacity baking dish, layer with chocolate chips. Pour over custard and cook for 25 minutes in a bain-marie or until golden and just set.

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Mul·ti·po·lar — Ex·ist·ence ~ Kyle Denman

Mul·ti·po·lar — Ex·ist·ence ~ Kyle Denman

Mul·ti·po·lar — Ex·ist·ence presented by Kyle Denman on a Soho Rooftop with Flying Solo. Denman continues to approach this collections design with sensual, sexy, modern, with a hint of classic remaining.

Kyle Denman NYFW 4Chion Lifestyle SS2022
Kyle Denman NYFW

Mul·ti·po·lar — Ex·ist·ence ~ Collection

Mul·ti·po·lar—ex·ist·ence, ”is inspired by the interconnectivity and the multidimensionality of the human experience. It demonstrates the capacity of the human condition and how we as people are interdependent elements whose souls become intertwined through chance and circumstance” Denman. He presents his collection with Flying Solo.

Flying Solo took on the challenge of having a full fashion, red carpet event this year in New York City. They showcased 63 designers from 14 countries, which is the biggest showcase of fashion brands at NYFW for spring summer 2022. The roof top show took place on the top of Flying Solo flagship store in New York City. The stylists for the runway are:

Mul·ti·po·lar — Ex·ist·ence ~ Kyle Denman

This collection brings the great dimension of lines and angles, similar to when we meet Denman at FDC as the Young Designer Recipient. The gown created took the theme of champagne. The significant is the 1920s style while creating a look of spilling champagne. The gold bust is from vegan leather. This look takes on the color of freshly poured champagne. This brings a richness and elegance. Taking the flapper texture to a new modern look.

Denman focuses on healthy living with a focus on his mental health. He states, “fashion design is an incredibly stressful field. Staying healthy can be very difficult to do—oftentimes, I will leave my apartment as soon as the sun rises and will not return until after midnight.  

Denman does the following to be successful, “I tell myself each morning, ‘Effort beats talent every time!. In any creative industry, it’s so easy for artists to doubt themselves or to compare themselves to others. As a designer and an artist, I try to limit those comparisons to others.

He approaches life and success with a strong force and determination. His best achievement to date is, “receiving the title of Young Fashion Designer of the Year is an incredible achievement. Truly, it is an honor.  It was also amazing being the Grand Prize Winner of the Project Runway Remake It Work Contest.  However, I would also consider being a teacher, at his alma mater Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), achievement that I hold very close to my heart.

Mul·ti·po·lar — Ex·ist·ence ~ Spring Summer 2022 Collection

Mul·ti·po·lar—ex·ist·ence, Denman states, ”is inspired by the interconnectivity and the multidimensionality of the human experience. It demonstrates the capacity of the human condition and how we as people are interdependent elements whose souls become intertwined through chance and circumstance. It is a conceptual, personal, and poetic vision of what humanity was, is, and will be; it is both an homage and a criticism of the dissociation and derealization of relationships in our own lives. ‘mul·ti·po·lar—ex·ist·ence’ can best be summarized in just six words: ‘soulmates will always find a way‘”. 

The collection fabric includes felted wool, tulle, and organza as my main fabrics. Manipulating the fabric in a way that is neve seen before, Denman uses boning and horsehair (sewn into hems of dresses) in new and creative ways. These technics and fabrics create a new modern tone with hints of classic designs.

Denman is a force of fashion. His juxtaposition of lines and angles while presenting a modern look and a classic feel will bring a force of modern classic fashion. What is your favorite look from this collection? Post your response here using #4ChionStyle.

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Le Vian ~ Positivity Love and Resilience

Le Vian ~ Positivity Love and Resilience

Le Vian presents their upcoming jewelry for the year with positivity, love, and resilience. This is just in time for fashion week, holiday events and gift giving, and red carpet award season. A favorite is jewelry and the ability to create a spark and look that is yours alone. 

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Le Vian 2021 Trends

Positivity, Love, and Resilience

This is an exciting time after a year of Covid. The message from Le Vian is: 

  • Positivity inspiration is the sunshine and its various iterations, alluding to sunny days ahead. 
  • Resilience comes in the form of an increasingly popular metal, platinum, which becomes tougher with every knock, a notion now so apt and strengthening.
  • Love is reinventing of colors di,amonds, gems, and gold to create the various collections. The real love is the continued spirit of contributing to charity. 
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Le Vian 2021 Trends

Le Vian History

This family owned company for centuries includes their customers and collectors. They are part of the family. Being a family business allows for them to continue with their ability to invest in innovation, take care of their collectors like members of the family, and do things no other jewelry company does. The sense of integrity, responsibility, giving back, and a passion that has lasted through the generations

Their history dates back to 1746, when the Persian ruler Nadir Shah chose the Levian family to be the guardian of the jewels he’d plundered in Asia. The family has continued after each generation to remain innovative and relevant. Le Vian seen often on celebrities, over 300 times each year at various events with the PR firm D’Orazio & Associates. Celebrities must purchase the jewelry. They do not give celebrities the jewelry for the event. 

Le Vian Charity Spirit

The strong presence of Le Vian as a company that continues to make a difference in the world. The event in Las Vegas the charity donations are around $1,000,000 for this event alone. The charities they support include Children, St Jude’s Hospital, Le Vian’s Rafa Foundation the company has a variety of causes, including supporting local communities, medical charities, and building schools in the areas where there are diamonds mines. They contribute 10% all earnings before taxes to charity. 

The last live event held before the pandemic in 2019, a waiter, a single father at the event moved by the fundraising he pledged $200 of his money on the spot. This then also inspired a billionaire in the room to up his own donation by a handsome 6 figure sum.

Le Vian Trends 

The evening includes encapsulating the trends with a red carpet event. This is a large production event similar to the award shows. Here are a few trends from the catwalk fundraiser in Las Vegas. 

Love Trend

Love their recent collective experience is a push to seize every opportunity to express our love to those we hold dear. The heart shape as a symbol of their affection in bold style. The love collection is a beautiful collection to remind the wearer how much love they have in their life. 

Elephant Trend

The icon of the year is the elephant. This piece symbolizes the Le Vian family’s appointment as the guardians of the royal jewels of Persia in 1746. There is a great deal of lore across a myriad of cultures regarding the elephant. The trunk can bring energy, good fortune, or luck. 

Platinum Trend

This is a favorite! Platinum is one that represents resilience. The ability to continue to gain brightness and strength with each wear. Platinum use is with precious stones, like diamonds. This is great to keep going and become stronger with determination. 

Authenticity Trend

Authenticity stone is peacock aquaprase. This is a semi-translucent natural beauty gem. Each piece is unique from the rest. The creates the sense of passion, accepting, and continued learning. 

Pearl Trend

This is another favorite. I give my granddaughters pearls (fake at first) and they are my pearl girls. They get a set of pearls when turning 16, like their mother. They are classic and precious. The collection represents wisdom regarding our recent experience of reflection and hope. These come vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and honey. 

Obsession Trend

The chocolate diamond is the obsession collection. The 20-year anniversary diamond was on hold after the mine closed. This is a great stone for obsession. The collection is a feeling of a child in a candy shop but with diamonds. 

Statement Trend

Everyone needs a statement piece or two showcasing their personal style. Creating your statement piece can be combining several pieces. Le Vians statement trend is just that for men and women. The statement rings design is to offer flexibility in the expression of the wearer’s individuality.

Follow here for all the upcoming trends. This is the season for red carpets with VMAs tonight and Emmys® next two weekends. Post your favorite pieces or celebrity looks here

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 Escape from the World ~Christine Siriano

 Escape from the World ~Christine Siriano

Escape from the world is at New York Fashion Week. Christian Siriano takes his spring summer 2022 runway on an escape in bold colors back to the 1970s Italian woman. 

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Christian Siriano SS2022 Fashion Show

Escape From The World ~ Inspiration

“In a time when so many of us need an escape from the world, fashion is a great place to explore. For this collection I went back to a simpler time and looked to my past. I was inspired by the Italian women in my life. The old photographs of my grandmother in the 60’s and 70’s on holiday in Positano wearing her apricot orange dress inspired an Italian coastal collection filled with color and joy. I wanted it to feel powerful and strong but also romantic like any true Italian woman. Vintage lace appliques and signature dramatic silhouettes are shown throughout along with cascading evening gowns and sharp tailored suits. I hope this collection transports you like it did me and demonstrates that fashion remains to be both nostalgic but also hopeful for what is to come in the future.” – Christian Siriano

Escape From The World ~ Runway

This is the first shows of spring summer 2022. There is inclusive beauty on the runway He presents boldness, volume (SS22 trend), and denim. The beauty of the collection takes you from formal dinner party back to the office. This brings the energy and spirit felt before the pandemic. 

Bold colors from lime green, vibrant yellow too bright orange bring a joy to the wearer and those around. The vintage appliques and lace bring the romance into the fashion. This collection is ready for the next great adventure in Italy, red carpet, or a cruise. 

The evening wear is formal, bright, elegant, and ready to get out from the long year and half. Voluminous sleeves and skits are flirty and fun to play with. The fabric is reminiscent of red carpets past with metallic silks and tulle. The design brings forward a modern flair. 

Escape from the World ~ Christian Siriano X Gloria Vanderbilt 

The finale of the show consists of a group of models exclusively revealing a variety of denim pieces from the upcoming collaboration between Christian Siriano and Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans. The presentation brings that need to go shopping for a great pair of denim. 

Escape from the World ~ Marina Diamandis

Marina Diamandis (mononymously as Marina) performs live at Gotham Hall in a bold colored fringe sleeves. She opened fashion week singing Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land. Marina is a Welsh singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. 

Escape from the World ~ Front Row Celebrities

The attended event well attended. It is great seeing the fashion from the celebrities. The energy is high and excitement fills the room. Conversations linger in the air as everyone reconnects after a long hiatus from fashion week. 

Celebrities include:

  • Katie Holmes Actress
  • Lil’ Kim Musician
  • Busy PhilippsActress
  • Kristin Chenoweth Actress and Singer 
  • Alicia Silverstone Actress 
  • Kim Petras Musician
  • Coco Rocha Model
  • Leah McSweeney Entrepreneur
  • Christine Quinn Television Personality
  • Slayyyter Musician
  • María Zardoya Musician
  • Aquaria Drag Queen
  • Nico Tortorella Actor and Activist
  • Bethany C. Meyers CEO of the be.come project
  • Alok Vaid-Menon Writer and Performance Artist
  • Caroline Vazanna Author, Stylist, and Influencer
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Escape from the World ~ Christian Siriano 

Christian Siriano won the 4th season of Project Runway. He is also the award winning CFDA designer. Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. In 2012, the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened in NYC and his latest retail venture, “The Curated NYC”, located in the heart of midtown. 

Most recently Christian is heralded for leading the PPE charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. His atelier shifted entirely from clothes to masks and to date he and his team have shipped over one million masks to frontline workers in the New York area. 2020 also saw Siriano launch his own digital BRAVO talk show called “SO SIRIANO” which saw him break down all things fashion and pop culture with guests ranging from Drew Barrymore, Leslie Jones, Billy Porter, Ashley Graham, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Sia. You can also purchase his sketches at his website

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Tour De Taco Tuesday ~ Phoenix AZ

Tour De Taco Tuesday ~ Phoenix AZ

Tour De Taco Tuesday Phoenix AZ is a great out of towners activity. You can take visitors on a site seeing tour of the city and enjoy some great local tacos. My nephew, Kaleb, came to visit from Illinois. We ventured out on Tuesday afternoon of eating and site seeing.

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Tour Da Taco Tuesday City Tacos

City Tacos in North Phoenix is the first stop of the afternoon. It is funny as we each order a taco not 3 or 6 but 1. We are asked, “Are you sure?” We answer, “yes we are sure.” Kaleb order a carne asada with a white tortilla and ordered a shrimp taco corn tortilla. Kaleb ended up with a shrimp taco on white tortilla. He really enjoyed the taco even though it was a surprise. The adventure was picking out toppings from the salsa bar and watching them cook the tacos.

The tortillas are all homemade. The corn tortilla was so sweet and perfect. The addition of strong corn flavor difference from manufactured tortillas brings a real experience for taco Tuesday. City Tacos is, “fresh and authentic Mexican experience at our restaurant. We pride ourselves in making handmade corn and flour tortillas daily, in-house-made salsas, and only using CERTIFIED Angus Beef.” The attention to top ingredients makes this taco a real taco moment.  They do delivery with Grub Hub, lobby is open, and takeout is an option.

Tour De Taco Tuesday Scenic Drive

We took a side trip between North Phoenix and Scottsdale to enjoy the desert scenery and plants. Desert Foothills Scenic Drive, brings the best of natural plants and the dynamics of the Sonoran Desert. Watching the summer sky try to break open for much needed monsoon storms brings excitement and eeriness as the sun gets ready to set and the clouds appear to rise up from the ground.

Kaleb takes in the scenery and enjoys taking photos of the landscape around. We each gather a rock from area to add to our collection ( a tradition I have done since touring the US).

Tour De Tacos Maskadores Taco Shop

Next stop is a fun bright location call Maskadores Taco Shop in Scottsdale. This location was a lot of fun. You are greeted by a large well lit blue mask of the lucha libre, translated as free fight. The decor brings the maskadores front and center. It is a great location for street tacos.

The order here is a fish taco on corn with all the veggies (this does make it very spicy) and carne asada with corn tortillas. The treat here is the Mexican Coke. It is sweeter than regular Coke. Kaleb enjoyed every last drop.

The menu has authentic Mexican flavor from family recipes. Kaleb notes that the two different taco shops create a regional feel to the tacos. They are similar in set up but flavors vary from each taco shop. The lobby is opened, delivery with Uber Eats, and takeout.

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Tour De Taco Tuesday El Taco Santo

El Taco Santo is in Chandler. The cashier was warm and welcoming. It was like walking into your family’s kitchen on a holiday. The restaurant’s tables has a lucha libre. The business started as a food truck and the loyalty of customers has lead to locations in Gilbert and Ahwatukee with the food truck. There are plans for more locations in the Phoneix area.

The Sonora Style tacos are created with fresh ingredients including tortillas and family recipes. Kaleb ventures for a quesadilla. This was enjoyable and over filled with meat. I enjoyed the veggie taco. This is a great treat at the end of the day. As we leave there is a most beautiful sunset on South Mountain. Kaleb takes out the camera for a photo of one beautiful summer sunset in Phoenix. You can eat in the lobby, takeout or delivery with Uber Eats.

Tour De Taco Tuesday Los Taquitos

Los Taquitos is my favorite taco shop that I frequent, love the street tacos. They have a very festive decor with exception art.

Guy Fieri enjoyed the tacos here. He says, “they are some of the best I have ever had.” The family (5 sisters and a brother) have been creating these taco since 1981, while using their mother’s guidance and father’s memory.

Kaleb is at the end of eating today but the small pocket size taco is packed with flavor. I enjoyed my favorite there a grilled fish. Perfect end to the Tour De Taco Tuesday. There are four locations in the Phoenix area. There is even a happy hour each day. They serve great traditional breakfast all day. You can enjoy the lobby, takeout, or delivery with Uber Eats.

This was a great regional adventure of tacos in the Phoenix area. What is your favorite taco spot? Post your shops here.

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City Tacos (CT Tacos)

903 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022

Desert Foothills Scenic Drive

6 1/2 miles of Scottsdale Road

Maskadores Taco Shop

15090 N Northsight Blvd #115, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

El Taco Santo

4025 E Chandler Blvd Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85048

Los Taquitos Comida Mexicana

4747 E Elliot Rd #17, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Party Like An Oscar® Nominee

Party Like An Oscar® Nominee

Party Like an Oscar® nominee. Party Like an Oscar® nominee. Here are your dinner party ideas and recipes for a spectacular evening. Brining normalcy back after this year. The evening is at the Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

Party Ideas For Oscars®

You can celebrate this time with a great dinner party much like the nominees celebrities. Here are a few recipes for your dinner guests.

  • Smoked Salmon Oscar® with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche
  • Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • The Protagonist Cocktail

Party Recipes For Oscars®

Smoked Salmon Oscar with Iranian Osetra Caviar on Brioche

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Ingredients
  • Oscar® Brioche
  • 1 loaf brioche
  • 1 cup dill cream (recipe below)
  • 1 lb. smoked salmon
  • 2 oz. Iranian Osetra caviar
  • Dill Cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T shallots, chopped
  • 1 T fresh dill, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cut the brioche into the shape of an Oscar statuette.
  2. Toast until golden.
  3. Spoon small amount of dill cream on the brioche (see below).
  4. Layer smoked salmon on top and garnish with caviar.
  5. Dill Cream
  6. Whisk ingredients together thoroughly. Pinch of salt and white ground pepper.
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Chicken Pot Pie

(recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck, adapted from “Wolfgang Puck Makes it Easy,” Rutledge Hill Press, 2004)

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into 1-inch chunks

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

1/2 pound organic red-skinned potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 pound organic carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1 sprig thyme

1 bay leaf

1 cup white wine

2 cups organic chicken stock

1 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream

1/4 cup dry sherry

1/2 cup shelled or frozen peas

Approximately 1/2 pound frozen puff pastry, defrosted following package instructions

1 cage-free egg

Ingredients

Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and toss in a mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons of the flour until evenly coated. In a large skillet over high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the chicken pieces, reduce the heat slightly, and sauté, turning them occasionally, until light golden and thoroughly cooked, about 5 to 10 minutes. sing a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside. Add the remaining oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter to the pan, then add the potatoes, carrots, and onions and sauté until they begin to look glossy and bright, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium, stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, and bay leaf, and sauté, just until the vegetables begin to color slightly, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Add the wine, turn up the heat, stir and scrape with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan deposits, and simmer until the liquid reduces by about half, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and the 1 cup of cream. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat slightly, and simmer briskly until the liquid reduces by about half again and is thick and creamy about 15 minutes. Remove the sprig of thyme and the bay leaf. Stir in the reserved chicken pieces and the sherry. Stir together the butter and remaining flour and stir this paste into the mixture. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer to 4 large individual ovenproof 2-cup soup bowls, 4 ramekins of the same size, or a 2-quart baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the filling is cold, at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Make sure the puff pastry is no thicker than 1/4 inch. With the tip of a sharp knife cut the pastry into 4 circles that will overhang the rim of the serving bowls or ramekins by about half an inch; for a single large baking dish, cut 4 circles that will cover its top, or use one large sheet.

In a small bowl, beat together the egg and the remaining 1 tablespoon cream to make an egg wash. Brush the tops and outsides of the rims of the bowls. Place the bowls, ramekins, or baking dish on a baking tray and place the puff pastry circles on top, pressing them gently over the sides of the dishes. Pierce the tops with the tip of a paring knife. Brush the top of the pastry with egg wash. Carefully transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake until the filling is bubbling hot and the pastry is a deep golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes. Serve hot.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese (recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck)

Ingredients

8 ounces elbow macaroni

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 1/2 cups milk

3 tablespoons finely chopped black truffle (optional)

1/2 medium white onion

1 bay leaf

10 ounces sharp aged white Cheddar, shredded

3 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded

1 ounce freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Pinch cayenne

2 drops black winter truffle oil (optional)

1 cup fresh brioche or challah bread crumbs

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

Thinly sliced fresh black truffles, for garnish (optional)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add macaroni and cook until al dente, tender but still chewy, about 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to lightly oiled baking pan. Set aside.
  2. While macaroni cooks, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a separate pot over low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes.
  3. Add milk, chopped truffle, onion, and bay leaf to butter-flour mixture. Raise heat slightly and simmer for 10 minutes, until creamy, stirring regularly. Discard onion and bay leaf. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in 3/4 of aged Cheddar along with other cheeses. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne, and truffle oil if desired. Fold in macaroni. Pour into 2-quart casserole. Top with remaining Cheddar.
  5. Melt remaining butter in sauté pan. Add breadcrumbs and parsley. Toss to coat. Spread crumb mixture evenly over top of macaroni.
  6. Step Six: Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven let stand for about 5 minutes. Top with shaved truffle, if desired, before serving.
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The Protagonist

Ingredients

1/2 ounce Pimm’s The Original No. 1 Cup

3/4 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

2 ounces Tonic Water

Sliced Cucumber and Borage Flowers for Garnish

Instructions

Combine Don Julio Blanco, Pimm’s, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Gently shake and roll in tonic water.

Pour over fresh ice in a Collins glass.

Garnish: Wrap thin cucumber slice around inside of glass and top with borage flowers.

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Spring Break Staycation ~ Phoenix Arizona

Spring Break Staycation ~ Phoenix Arizona

Spring Break Staycation time. As you manage work, schooling, and a new way of living a staycation can be a wonderful adventure. Arizona is home to great history, beauty, and top resorts in the world.

Taking a staycation with your children can be incorporated with their school work – history, geography, geology, and even math. Here is a great road trip for spring break or any weekend.

Spring Break Hotel

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort Phoenix, AZ

A glorious resort in Phoenix nestle in the Tapatio Cliffs . This resort has comfort, COVID-19 protocols, and great entertainment. The comforts of home are here. A nice sitting room, and comfortable bedroom. The location is stunning for sunsets and sunrises. The several pools are accommodating for children and an adults only pool with a pool side bar.

Relaxing and enjoyment with spa, salon, and room service available. Take a moment to enjoy a desert and glass of wine on the patio or pool side. Experience the stunning outdoors with golfing, hiking, or the sun deck for evening sunrises. This location is prefect to venture and explore the great location around the state.

Spring Break Food

Staycations really need to have great food stops along the way.

Pappadeaux Phoenix, AZ
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Pappadeaux Dining

Southern food is comfort food. Pappadeaux is a generation to generation restaurant brings fresh seafood and Louisiana-style favorite to the plate. Attention to details and tradition brings the comfort food to your dinner plate. This is a great place to get family style for your picnic or party in your hotel room. Dinner this night is Shrimp Etouffee, green beans, fried crawfish with one of the 2.27 million baguettes they make each year. Curb side pick-up perfection, not one item missed. Dinner was delish.

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Andreoli Scottsdale, AZ

This is a home take on traditional Italian restaurant is popular with local. They have had many features including Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. This quant location serves as an Italian grocer and restaurant. You can cook your own or enjoy a home cooked meal.

They make everything from scratch including their own prosciutto, desserts, and homemade breads. The food is like walking into a great Italian home on Sunday. The food is a purest approach. If you are looking to mix and match your pasta this is not the location. They portion are fitting for one person not family style.

We enjoyed the Filetto Di Sogliola alla Mugnaia (fresh seafood), Gnocchi alla Corsara, and spaghetti with meat sauce. Dessert a must, the pasta is not over filling or heavy. We enjoyed chocolate mouse, coconut cake, and almond chocolate bark. The food is fresh and organic. The hand crafted pasta and food is by chef Giovanni Scorzo. He states on the web profile, “EAT the BEST FOOD IN THE WORLD and SHUT UP.”

The atmosphere is a true antique decor replicating any Italian grandmother’s living room. The family affair is felt within the staff as well.

Eclectic Cafe Tucson AZ

Eclectic Cafe in Tucson is “Where quiche meets enchilada.” The concept is a fusion of a variety of cuisines. The meal today includes vegan gazpacho (great summer treat chilled with garden fresh vegetables, Sherry’s shrimp salad, and Chicken Quesadilla. Took home a loaf of their zucchini bread, fabulous toasted with eggs for breakfast.

Mammoth Steak House and Saloon Lost Dutchman Gold Mine

This location is inside the The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine has great views of Superstition Mountains, food, and atmosphere. You can sit on the patio, at the bar, or inside. There is always a musician performing and has the real feel of the old town saloon. Enjoy a shot and a beer at the bar or a great meal.

Sweet Country Charm Payson AZ
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Sweet Country Charm Candy Shop

The smell of sweet permeates the parking lot. It is a quant cozy welcoming candy shop in Payson Arizona. This sweet shop is in the Swiss Village Shoppes. They have homemade fudge, gelato, locally roasted coffee, handmade organic chocolate truffles, popcorn bar, nostalgic candies, handmade gifts.

Spring Break Attractions

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