After New York Fashion Week, it’s London’s turn! 🇬🇧
More info LFW SS16
After New York Fashion Week, it’s London’s turn! 🇬🇧
More info LFW SS16
It’s 92 degrees outside and I’m loving the air conditioning inside. I have to run an errand and dread going outside!
So with my water in my bag and shoes changed to flats; on my way. Finally to get to the front door and sighed for it feels like a furnace on my face. I couldn’t help but to say loud “It’s HOT!!!!!!!!!!”
So I did my errand quickly and I didn’t want anything heavy to eat; but something real cool! Ice Cream…that’s it! Vanilla ice cream!
One block walk and I’m at the ice cream place, crowded of course and I stand on line waiting to be served. Lo and behold, which I can tell that I’d just walked into a lengthy discussion – just by the look on the people’s faces before me!
“Do you like soft serve or hard scooped ice cream?” This was the topic. ‘Yeah you….hey a newcomer to the convo!”; said this sweetest looking elderly woman. I really didn’t care, for I just wanted vanilla…ice cream….to keep cool; real simple! So I thought, for voices were raised!
They were talking about Mr. Softee, sugar cones, milk, sugar….all the ingredients of ice cream; no taste to has taste. It seems that it would never end, like a circle… soft serve or scooped????
I really had to go and all eyes were on me, when I said Soft serve! Then the sweet elderly woman, “See I knew it”. Back in the day………
It was quite comical and what a way to spend the afternoon, talking about a topic loved by so many. I would have loved to know how it ended, but I really had to go before the scouts come looking! Perhaps it never ended!!
I’ve asked my friends on Facebook which has also started a lengthy discussion too. So I said, it would be fun to ask here too… what’s your take! Enjoy your last few weeks of summer and keep cool!
Historians estimate that this recipe evolved into ice cream sometime in the 16th century. England seems to have discovered ice cream at the same time, or perhaps even earlier than the Italians. “Cream Ice,” as it was called, appeared regularly at the table of Charles I during the 17th century. France was introduced to similar frozen desserts in 1553 by the Italian Catherine de Medici when she became the wife of Henry II of France. It wasn’t until 1660 that ice cream was made available to the general public.
Photos by Cascadian Farms, Sweet Corn Ice Cream by Geezer – 3rdArmbizxe, Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design.
Enjoy them and find out ways not to kill their nutrients! There are favorites and ones that are not! I’m not a fan of celery, I look at it and have no connection whatsoever in taste or look! Yet, it is never ever absent from a vegetable platter! People seem to love it!
Every vegetable has a history, you know! Celery was a garland found in King Tut’s tomb! So it’s been around for centuries! So it’s going present at the next platter!
Bottom line, find a vegetable you like and eat them more often that not! What’s all this talk about vegetables? Well why not…if you review my Instagram (www.instagram/letianum1); you will see that I am really trying to cook more and make healthy choices. I really making an effort to eat right more and have my sweet indulgences at a minimum. OK, back to my post……
1. These vegetables are filled with anti-aging, cancer fighting, immune boosting phytonutrients, plus vitamins C and K, potassium, calcium, iron and folic acid. The cruciferous list of healthiest vegetables below are most nutritious eaten raw, lightly steamed or stir-fried:
2. Carrots help protect against cancer and improve eyesight with super high levels of carotenoids and vitamin A. They’re also a good source of vitamins B, C and K, fiber (when raw), potassium, magnesium and folate. Grate them into salads or eat baby raw carrots as a snack.
3. Dark green leafy vegetables in colander. Dark green leafy vegetables can be lightly steamed or used in healthy soups, chilies, casseroles and stir-fries or eaten raw in salads and on sandwiches. The leafy vegetables below are high in iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, carotenoids and B, C, E and K:
4. Tomatoes are very high in lycopene carotenoids and vitamin C and are good on sandwiches, as raw snacks and in salads, soups and pasta sauce.
5. Beans and peas are much higher in protein than other vegetables. And whether they’re dried (lentils), canned (kidney beans), lightly steamed (soybeans), or eaten raw (peas), beans also contain fiber, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Beans can be added to soups, salads, pasta sauce, chili or eaten on their own. The healthy list includes:
6. Asparagus is a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamins A, C, K and B complex – especially B6 and folic acid. At just 4 calories a stalk, lightly steamed asparagus helps reduce weight, inflammation and depression.
7. Allium foods, like garlic and onions, are best known for their natural antibiotic properties and can help boost immunity, reduce inflammation and fight infection. The allium foods below are healthiest eastern raw in salads or healthy dips, but are also great for flavoring many cooked dishes:
8. Sweet potatoes and yams are very rich in carotenoids, vitamins A, B6, C, potassium, iron and fiber and are delicious when baked and eaten plain (without butter) or used in soups, casseroles or stir-fries. And sweet potatoes add delicious flavor when grated raw and used in salads.
9. Bell peppers are great sources of potassium, manganese, fiber and vitamins A, B, C and K and can be sweet flavorful additions to salads and healthy stir-fries. Choose from the following rainbow of colors:
10. Summer and winter squash are rich in carotenoids, vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Squash can be added to healthy casseroles, soups, stir-fries and many other dishes or served alone.
And then there’s fruit! My favorite is cantaloupe and bananas! In the summer it seems more likely vegetables and fruit area their best! So enjoy!
Photos by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC
I have always been amazed about how a jewelry selection occurs. When looking to buy; you want to be a little knowledgeable; but somehow you always feel intimidated when trying to buy a gift and often left second guessing yourself.
It can be a bit overwhelming when it comes down to knowing your gemstones, white gold, yellow gold, clarity, diamonds…etc. A buyer wants the experience to be joyous and happy; thinking of that special person you have in mind or for yourself!
This is one of the reasons why I am so impressed with Anjolee™! Where can I start? Anjolee™ The Art of Jewelry has a website that allows the buyer to customize jewelry without any intimidation. Just imagine going into a jeweler and looking without any hassle or pressure! That rarely happens these days. With technology today it can be done right at home; virtually and seamlessly with Anjolee™!
Curious about the name? Anjolee’s name brand was born when the two founding brothers combined their mother’s angelic nature and her passion for beautiful jewelry. They used the word “Angel” in the beginning of the word and their mother’s first name “Lee” at the end. By altering the French word “Jolie” to “Jolee”, they were able to incorporate their mother’s name. The combination produced the name and brand adored today known as Anjolee.
Let’s say if you’re looking for a gemstone bracelet and wanted options in the metal type, gold vs. white, 10K, 14K, 18k. Sometimes the options are not provided or perhaps you’re not aware of the various differences. The Anjolee website has the options to make a custom design with ease.
On their website, I was able to use all the tools provided to customize a gemstone bracelet. I particularly liked the Wavy X Oval Stone bracelet. With the image, I was able to switch between the metal types, do a 360 degree rotation and even look at the image in HD!
By having the options at my fingertips, chose 14K white gold and was ecstatic about the number of options for the bracelet length.
Usually the standard length is 7.5 inches, however it was nice to see that I could customize it freely.
Finally after reviewing the gemstone options, I chose the gemstone Peridot ( a little history, the Peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Napoleon once made a gift of Peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration).
My next choice, the diamond eternity ring!
The 360 degree rotation visuals of the ring, the description of how many stones that would be detailed based on ring size was key and the Anjolee™ Diamond Standards really made a difference in the decision-making. Throughout the selection process, a specification sheet is shown and HD images that can be downloaded at any time – which is so great when you want to compare jewelry items. Here I was with my favorite glass of Chardonnay, music in the background and spending time with ease….designing. There are also YouTube Anjolee™ videos available for many of their jewelry selections to help.
So you have customization at your fingertips; with customer reviews to read and a question link readily available! Customer Service is always available to help – e-mail, Live Chat and a toll-free number. Anjolee™ even has their very own iPhone & iPad app that allows you to create and customize your very own piece of jewelry that way too!
There are educational links to help in knowing about diamonds, buying and even a glossary of terms. By placing a phone call – they are happy to help in discussing warranties and other processing for your selection; plus available delivery options.
Pictured below is the eternity ring! It’s absolutely beautiful! So for those who are shopping for engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings and much more; Anjolee™ is absolutely an excellent choice!
Anjolee™ is the original manufacturer of all jewelry designs on its website.
The company was founded in 1977 as a manufacturer specializing in fine diamond jewelry and has sold its products to wholesalers, retail stores, and to online websites.
Anjolee Trademark by Copyright © 2003-2015, Anjolee. All rights reserved. Photos by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC ®.
All for a wonderful cause and truly divine visit! The Kips Bay Designer Show House 2016 was wonderful! A couple more days! The Arthur Sachs Mansion is the place; 66th Street between Park and Madison Avenues!
Midnight Manhattan – Pavarini Designs
More info go to http://www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org/events