If you’re a foodie like me then you’ll thoroughly enjoy two new blogs I just discovered that I’m excited to share. Both combine food and style and are completely addicting! First up is Sous Style…. a food blog created by Elle photo director Pippa Lord which chronicles the culinary adventures of fashionistas and tastemakers around the globe. The subjects are stylish and intriguing, the photography is stunning and the food is absolutely mouth watering. Pippa has dubbed Sous Style as a site for “a new generation of homemakers.” Think younger, hipper Martha Stewart types who love to cook and entertain at home. I’m completely hooked! Below is a look at what you’ll find inside and you can check out Sous Style here!
Sous Style Creator Pippa Lord (above)
All photos above via Sous Style.
Next up is Lookbook Cookbook which is written by Toronto based Jessica Milan, a photographer and former model that also happens to be studying holistic nutrition. I was especially excited to stumble upon this blog not just because of it’s unique fusion of fashion and food but also because I eat (mostly) gluten and dairy free and this recipe based blog features all vegan baking recipes that are gluten, dairy and, best of all, guilt-free! Jessica bakes her tasty treats and then shoots super cute, impeccably styled models eating them which puts both the food and fashion center stage for a double dose of inspiration. Catch a peek at some of the site’s sweet shots below and you can check out Lookbook Cookbook here!
Above photos via Lookbook Cookbook
After outgrowing his old digs in Almont Yard, interior designer Nathan Turner has moved his eponymous decor shop to a prime location on Melrose Ave and during my trip to LA last month I made sure to stop by to check out the new space. The shop’s vibe reflects Nathan’s eclectic and bohemian aesthetic and it’s filled to the brim with antiques, vintage, art and accessories plus treasures from Nathan’s globe-trotting travels. The back of the shop houses a mini showroom of sorts for his design pal and fellow Million Dollar Decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullards new flooring collection. Here’s a peek inside the all-new Nathan Turner. It’s a must-visit if you’re ever in the area!
8546 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Photos by Nicole Gibbons
I couldn’t be more excited for the new year and in the spirit of moving forward with new beginnings, it’s the perfect time to reflect back on the last 12 months. 2011 was a great year both for me and for So Haute and it sure flew by fast! These were some of the highlights…
One of the goals I set for 2011 was to start dabbling in television so I was THRILLED to appear on HGTV on a new show called My Favorite Place where I gave viewers a tour of my home. I was featured alongside Jonathan Adler and Jill Zarin…A total pinch me moment! I appeared in other TV segments as well but HGTV was definitely a highlight!
I also interviewed a number of designers whose work I admire greatly including Robert Couturier (above), Kristen Panitch, Hillary Thomas and more…
Ethnic textiles at the New York International Gift Fair
I did lots of scouting for the best in design to showcase here on So Haute…
I garnered press coverage in some amazing publications like Better Homes & Gardens, Money magazine, The Nest, ElleDecor.com, Singapore’s Home & Design (above), Apartment Therapy and more…
And even penned an article
for the New York Observer’s home edition…
Nathan Turner and his design director Carrie Kravetz – the subject of our very first ‘Meet the Assistant’!
I also introduced a new feature on the blog called Meet the Assistant which received an overwhelmingly positive response…
Moi with Jennifer Boles from The Peak of Chic, my friend Colette, and Paloma from La Dolce Vita at Greystone Mansion
I caught up with blogger buddies…
Blogger & Designer Amber Lewis
And met some awesome new ones…
All in all it was a great year and I can’t thank you enough for following along on my design adventures! There’s lots more to come in 2012!!