A lot of important people in my life happen to have September birthday’s. From my father to my boyfriend to my boyfriends family, everyone is either a Virgo or a Libra. It’s always a really fun month filled with dinners, cocktails and celebrations which gives me something to look forward to. In London, I also found witty birthday cards that I was able to bring back to give to everyone.
Tonight, I’m heading to Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen for a joint birthday celebration and I can’t wait to try it. The menu looks unreal – hello oysters, clams and tartare. To celebrate, I decided to pair up some fun heels with black jeans and a bright shirt. Follow my Instagram to see what the food looks like tonight – mmhmmmm can’t wait!
Tonight, I’m celebrating Passover with my boyfriend’s family for the very first time. His aunt puts together a beautiful Seder every year and I am honored to be part of such a special night. Since this is a very first for me, I am really excited to try the different foods, desserts and to learn a few prayers too!
I was told the dress code for tonight so naturally I’m wearing a dress and heels…oops! I’ve put this number together for tonight, my first Jewish holiday, because I thought it was comfortable with a bit of a c’est moi natasha twist. Happy Passover for those of you celebrating this weekend! Banana Republic Jersey Dress (on sale $78.00!) // J.Crew Heels (old pair) // Wink NYC Earrings (similar pair here, $38.00) // Club Monaco Clutch (pretty clutch on sale here $139.00!)
PS. See my Valentines Day outfit here and my 25th Birthday outfits here, here and here if you haven’t already!
Tonight is our very last night in Florida – the days went by SO fast. I had another lazy day today and my redness is starting to turn into tanness which is always a good thing. The food in Boca Raton has been absolutely amazing. From delicious meat on our first night in The Crown Room to last night’s tasty seafood in Steeplechase, we have definitely been spoiled for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I even made it to Chill after a hearty lunch by the pool this afternoon, which is an exquisite ice cream bar, where I proceeded to devour an ice cream cookie sandwich (coffee ice cream tucked rightt in between two soft chocolate chunk cookies).
We are going for a bit more of a casual feel tonight, hence the silk Express shorts, and are trying a sushi restaurant right in town for dinner. I am very excited to see what this Sushi Pizza talk is all about…. I will definitely keep you posted tomorrow! Shirt: JCrew // Shorts: Express // Shoes: Chanel // Scarf: JMcLaughlin // Bracelet: Marc Jacobs
We arrived early this morning and had the entire day to lay out in 80 degree Florida weather. We had a wonderful lunch outside by the pool and hung out the entire day at The Polo Club in Boca Raton. Being in a bathing suit outside in the warmth felt so unfamiliar but so fantastic.
For dinner, we ate at The Crown Room which is part of the Polo Club and we had the most fabulous meal. Apple Martinis, foie gras, filet mignon ,and ice cream sundaes to finish off.. all just for me. It has been an amazing day and I can’t wait for another few days here. My dinner outfit consisted of white pants, wedges, and a white shirt – I really went all out in my “summer white” outfit because I was SO excited to be down here. The short hair has been a lot easier to manage in warmer weather than I thought it would be – I am absolutely loving it.
To see a few more highlights of my trip, follow me on Instagram @cestmoinatasha!
White Jeans: Zara // Wedges: French Connection // Shirt: Club Monaco // Clutch: JCrew // Purple Bracelet: Kate Spade // Nail Polish: Essie Clam Bake
Whenever I go home for a weekend, my mom & I love to pop open some champagne, read through recipes from her extensive cookbook collection, and pick out a meal that we can really enjoy making together. We always make sure to choose a meal that will satisfy our moods at that moment in time. It’s our “thing” to cook together & I would’t have it any other way.
Mini-Boulettes aka. meatballs have always been my go to comfort food and when prepared with the right sauce and sides (we chose rice & carrots), it is oh so yum. We picked out this recipe from an older french cookbook and it was pretty perfect for our family night in. Paired with a nice glass of red wine, the Mini-Boulettes En Sauce were truly the best.
- ½ cube of vegetable bouillon
- 75 grams of breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoons of Maizena
- 1 egg
- 1 chopped small onion
- Salt/ Pepper
- 400 grams of minced meat
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 pinch of oregano
Preparation for the meat:
- Dissolve the vegetable bouillon in 50 ml of hot water. Mix flour and bread crumbs separately. Add the bouillon to the flour mixture and let it rest for ten minutes. Incorporate the chopped onion, egg, salt & pepper. Add minced meat and mix it all together with your hands.
- Make mini rounded boulettes with your hands and fry on pan with butter.Sauce Ingredients:
- 1 vegetable bouillon cube
- 1 chopped shallot
- 1 grated carrot
- 1 chopped turnip
- 1 chopped celery stick
- 50 ml of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of flour
- 1 teaspoon of tomatoe paste
Preparation for the sauce:
- Boil 300 ML of water and add the bouillon cube. Once the cube is melted in the water, add all of the chopped vegetables. Cook for 15 minutes. Pour mixture in a blender and puree the mixture. Put the puree in a pan. Separately mix the heavy cream and the flour in a bowl. Add the heavy cream mixture to the puree mixture. If the sauce is too thick, you may add some bouillon water or a little bit of plain water. Add tomato paste.
- Adjust the seasoning if necessary.Once everything is ready, nicely plate it, sprinkle some parsley atop, and you’re all set!