Currently Craving: Kitchen Accessories

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1. Egg Rug – $60.00 / 2. Banana Salt and Pepper Shakers – $47.00 / 3. Eiffel Tower Grater – $15.00 / 4. Nimbus Cloud Serving Board – $110.00 / 5. Water Carafe – $70.00

When I see fun kitchen accessories like these, I can’t help but dream up all the different ways I would use them. While they may not be necessary, if they’re clever and functional, then they can be great additions to any kitchen. The cloud serving board might be my favorite since I love the rain so much. The egg rug is a close second, though. Making eggs while standing on an egg…I like the idea of that. But then again, I’m pretty fond of the water/juice carafe looking like a science beaker. Now you see why I’m craving all five. Which of these kitchen accessories is your favorite?

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Currently Craving: The Fireside Cook Book by James Beard

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Born on this day in 1903, today marks James Beard’s birthday. An American chef and food writer, James Beard’s legacy lives on through his books, his foundation, and the annual James Beard Foundation Award that is known as “The Oscars of Food.” In honor of James Beard’s birthday, I am currently craving The Fireside Cook Book: A Complete Guide to Fine Cooking for Beginner and Expert. The Fireside Cook Book is “designed for people who are not content to regard food just as something one transfers periodically from plate to mouth.” Sounds amazing. This cook book is complete with incredible illustrations and over 1,200 recipes. I can’t wait to get my hands it!

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One More Thing

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While I initially didn’t feel it was necessary to put B.J. Novak’s book, One More Thing: Stories and Other Storiesat the top of my book list, I kept hearing great things about the book that I finally decided to make it a priority. I’m so glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it from start to finish. While some stories are a few sentences, others are pages long. Each one was unique, some tied together, and others felt a little forced. Overall, I highly recommend it.

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My favorite stories from One More Thing:

1. Dark Matter
2. Julie and the Warlord
3. I Never Want to Walk on the Moon
4. They Kept Driving Faster and Outran the Rain
5. The Man Who Invented the Calendar
6. If You Love Something
7. Constructive Criticism

P.S. The book promo video with Mindy Kaling.

Show the Love

Whether you like it or not, next Friday is Valentine’s Day. I view Valentine’s Day as an excuse to celebrate those you love – your sister, mother, father, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, the list goes on. If you have someone in your life that you care about, why not show them some love? You can let someone know you love them through your actions – make breakfast, clean the house, spend time together. Or, you can indulge someone by treating them to a little something special. Here are some items that will definitely show someone you heart them.

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Frends Taylor Headphones $199.99 | Love Letters of Great Men $12.56
Starbucks Mug $8.95| Fred Sweet Tea Infuser $10.00 | Out of Africa $8.99

Currently Craving: Charlotte Olympia

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If there is one shoe designer that comes to mind when I think flawless, it is Charlotte Olympia. Not only are her shoes insanely creative and unique, but they are also very comfortable, which I find rare in shoes that aren’t designed for running or lounging around the house. Charlotte Olympia’s 2013 Pre Fall line consists of amazing shoes and clutches that were inspired by Hollywood. Called ‘Hollywoodland,’ I am obviously craving this gorgeous collection and loving how the different aspects of Hollywood appear throughout her designs.

Whether you are gazing at the iconic Hollywood sign, working behind the scenes, indulging in Old Hollywood black-and-white films, or enjoying a night out to the theater, this British shoe designer has you covered. While her shoes and accessories are insanely expensive, they are the best kind of eye candy. These are some of my favorites…

1. Box Office Pandora Clutch
2. Girls on Film Heels
3. Hollywood Wedges
4. Movie Night Bag
5. Take Pandora Clutch
6. Liz Pump

{All photos via Charlotte Olympia}