Marvelous Maurice Salad

26 Apr

 

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HUDSON’S MAURICE SALAD

If you’re from Motown,  you have tasted the marvelous Maurice Salad. It was first at the J.L. Hudson Company based in Detroit. My friends shared it on Facebook, posted from Cooked Just Right.

DRESSING:
2 t. white vinegar
1 1/2 t. lemon juice
1 1/2 t. onion juice
1 1/2 t. sugar
1 1/2 t. Dijon mustard
1/4 t. dry mustard
1 c. mayonnaise
2 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 hard cooked egg, diced
salt to taste

SALAD INGREDIENTS:
14 oz. ham, cut into strips
14 oz. cooked turkey breast, cut into strips
14 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into strips
1/2 c. slivered, sweet gherkin pickles
1 head Iceberg lettuce, shredded
12-16 pimento stuffed green olives

Combine the first 6 dressing ingredients and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add remaining dressing ingredients and mix well. Combine the ham, turkey, cheese and pickles together in a large bowl. Toss together with the dressing. Divide the lettuce among plates, top with salad and garnish each plate with 2 olives.
(serves 6-8)

Motown Home Pops With Color

16 Apr

 

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This Motown home makes a bold statement. It’s featured in the May 2016 issue of Traditional Home magazine in a story written by Khristi Zimmeth. The interior designer is Corey Damen Jenkins.

“Taking cues both from Courtney’s closet (the owner) and from the fashion runway, Jenkins presented a combination of bold hues and modern choices juxtaposed against a traditional backdrop,” writes Zimmeth.  The emerald green color choice adds elegance and richness to this 1939 historic home, located in a Detroit suburb. This settee in the parlor invites guests.

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Although the home is traditional glam, I love that these kitchen chairs (below) are from Pier One.

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There’s a wonderful mix of unexpected fabrics, textures and hues.

Photography: Werner Straube
Produced by Doris Athineos

Irresistible Italian Ceramicware

11 Apr

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I recently had the opportunity to meet Susan Gravely, founder and CEO, of Vietri. She was autographing her handcrafted Italian tableware at the retail store T is for Table in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I have a set of colorful bowls shown in the photo above.

Vietri is a family-owned business and one of the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware. Gravely is one of three sisters, and their business story began more than 30 years ago when they visited the Amalfi coast and met Italian artisans. Their designs range from traditional to whimsical to holiday.

“Our mission today remains the same as it was over 30 years ago: to inspire the celebration of life with family and friends through the joy of handcrafted Italian designs for the table, home and garden.”

Forever Style

21 Mar

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Style has no age. Just check out the book Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen. Cohen chronicles several seniors of a certain age who are stylish, creative and wise. As he states on his website, he roams the streets of New York looking for the most stylish older folks. I had the opportunity to see the documentary Advanced Style: A Fashionable Film based on the book. I also met one of the stars, Debra Rapoport. (below)

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Debra’s fabulous hat and colorful style are unique.  Debra is just a snapshot of Cohen’s keen eye.

His blog features superb photographs reminiscent of Bill Cunningham from the New York Times.

As Cohen states on his blog, “Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.”

Red Carpet Lipstick Picks

2 Mar

Allure magazine posted the lipstick choices the stars wore at the Oscars. The brands are varied — from Chanel to Laura Mercier to Revlon and even Burt’s Bees.

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Here Priyanka Chopra wears a mixture of Laura Mercier’s Velour Lovers Lips Colour in Cocoa Pout and Seduction, available at Sephora. ($28 each)

(Photo credit: Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

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Click here for the complete list from Allure.

Do you have a star and lipstick from the Allure list?

Kiss and Tell: Top Ten Spring Lipsticks

22 Feb

The easiest and least expensive way to change your outfit and usher in the warm weather is to purchase a new lipstick. Here’s a top ten list for the season in a range of hues. The beauty experts at Neiman Marcus, Troy, provided the majority of the list, along with some help from Ruby’s Balm in West Bloomfield, Mich.

Pantone, the international color forecaster, selects Rose Quartz and Peach Echo as the trends for spring 2016. Rose Quartz, a sheer pink, reflects calmness and gentleness, while Peach Echo evokes warmth and playfulness.

Gillian Berger, owner of Ruby’s Balm in West Bloomfield echoes the subtle shades. “Nudes are the trend with soft lips and bold eyes.”

Also hot — red hot. “Say goodbye to the dark and come into the light and brights, says Lindsey Machachek Barile, PR manager at Neiman Marcus, Troy. “A major trend for spring is confident reds. This trend translates across all categories, from ready-to-wear, to accessories and, of course, beauty.”

The lipstick names are as fun and lively as the products. Here’s the top ten (brand and name):

  1. Marc Jacobs, Moody Margot

Marc Jacobs Beauty Collection offers sheer nudes in hues of pale pink and brown.Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick

  1. Laura Mercier, Coquette

This berry color brightens the face.

  1. MAC, Pink Pigeon

This vibrant hue resembles the color of a flamingo.MAC

  1. Sisley, Love

The black and white packaging rivals the bold color.

  1. Estee Lauder, Vengeful Red.

Estee Lauder makes a daring statement with Vengeful Red.estee lauder

  1. YSL, Rose Saint Germain

The perfect shade for Paris in springtime.

  1. Le Metier de Beaute, Amelie

Selena Gomez chose this for Sundance, perhaps because the matte finish moisturizes the lips.

  1. Guerlain, All About Pink

This luscious color is from the “Kiss Kiss” collection.

  1. Trish McEvoy, Perfect Plum

It’s not only perfect for lips, but it’s also a beauty booster for cheeks.trish

  1. Nars, La Dolce Vita

This is the classic lipstick on annual lists.

 

(This article originally appeared in the Detroit Jewish News.)

A Flawless Beauty Marc

12 Feb

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New York designer Marc Jacobs is known for his Louis Vuitton confections as former head of the French fashion house, and his namesake labels in clothing and handbags. But his eponymous beauty collection, only a few years old, makes an indelible mark this spring. Neiman Marcus, the upscale department store, announced it will carry his collection.

“The timing could not be better because spring is about taking a playful approach to beauty — the perfect time to break away from your go to colors and daily routine,” writes Kelly St. John, vice president of beauty at Neiman Marcus, in her newsletter.

The Marc Jacobs Beauty collection features the traditional eye, lip and face makeup with an aura of drama. The shiny, black-lacquered packaging is glam, glossy and seductive. An elegant silver button snaps shut compacts and lipstick cases. Jacobs has transferred his couture designs to the eyes, and the eyes are a makeup homerun. The mascara is called Lash Couture with three new formulas: Velvet Noir for volume, Feather Noir for definition and Lame Noir for luster. But it’s the eyeliners, called Eye Crayons, that are a must buy. The Fineliner Ultra Skinny ($24) glides on and provides definition for a wide-eyed look. The Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25) in two dozen hues from MariGold to Orange Crush to Violet Femme makes a bold statement from morning until midnight.

In keeping with spring trends, Jacobs’ lipsticks run the gambit from nude shades to bold reds and fuchsias.Marc Jacobs Beauty collection is about creating your own style and having fun.“I love makeup, and I love that it transforms,” Jacobs says. “It lets you be who you want to be, lets you say what you want to say, and it gives you a voice, a vision, while having a good time.”

(This article originally appeared in the Feb. 11th issue of the Detroit Jewish News.)

I will post my next article “Kiss and Tell: Top Ten Lipsticks for Spring” next week.

 

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Raffle Winner. . OMG, it’s ME!

30 Jan

 

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Yes, I won a raffle. When I went to Hoda Kotb’s book signing recently, I entered the raffle to win a piece of jewelry from Jennifer Miller in Palm Beach. Miller’s designs are a favorite with Hoda. The designers are stunning, and the price points range from $5 to $5,000 and more. I won this fabulous cuff. In the photo (below) Nicole, a Jennifer Miller salesperson, and my friend, Lori, who I met at the signing, (center) are with me pointing to my newest piece of jewelry. Hoda wears this exact piece on her book cover.

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Thanks Jennifer Miller!  I’m feeling lucky!

Hanging with Hoda

10 Jan

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Hoda Kotb is fun, gregarious and talented. After all, she is an anchor on the Today show. I had the opportunity to meet her in at a  book signing in Palm Beach at Jennifer Miller Jewelry. Her latest book,  “Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way,” features inspiring and compelling stories of everyday people and celebrities who find their purpose in life.

I went with my friend Jill Rosenstein, (far left). Not only did Jill  and I stop by, but so did the Broadway star Tommy Tunes. Hoda and Tommy took a cute selfie.

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The New Foodie Mecca

7 Jan

Yep, it’s Detroit. That’s according to this article in The Washington Post.  The Post touts Motown as the place for new restaurants and top chefs from across the country. But, Detroiters are already in the know.

Mark Guarino writes, “Detroit is in the midst of a culinary transformation.”

“Rock-bottom housing stock and an emerging generation of young restaurateurs and chefs settling in to experiment have brought new restaurants, breweries, tasting rooms, cocktail bars, pop-up events and quirky lunch spots promising nutritious food — in neighborhoods where the only option to eat had previously been fast food,” he adds.

Guarino lists many of the restaurants Motown Savvy has written about already like Chartreuse and Gold Cash Gold.

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And in today’s New York Times Style Section, there is an article on Shinola.

Great press, great city.

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