Butternut squash is in season and it has such a great taste- not too sweet and when combined with other flavors (like ricotta cheese) can be very savory. For a lazy afternoon (this recipe does take some time) this makes a delicious lunch. The recipe calls to bake the squash for 45 minutes, but my tip is to check on it around 25-30 minutes to make sure nothing is getting burnt. Have some friends over and enjoy!
New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays and since it’s only two days away I can’t help but start planning what to wear. Still inspired by the film nine, I’m thinking of a fun, flirty dress (paired with a coat, tights, and boots to keep warm). And like champagne itself- lots of sparkles and gold/ silver metallic hues. Here are some of my dress picks for popping bottles and dancing all night long.
I just went to see the film/ musical Nine with a good friend of mine and it was fabulous! Loved how it took place in Italy (made me miss it even more) and the cast included some of my favorites- Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, and icon Sophia Loren. I loved even more all the outfits, hair and make-up- in my opinion you can never go wrong with sparkles, a sexy cat-eye, and voluminous hair.
So it’s officially Christmas and I’m excited to have started my blog before New Years (yay go me!) I’m actually enjoying the chilly Bay Area weather because I have a nice, warm heated house to be in- college life can exclude such luxuries. Happy holidays to everyone.