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by Nickie Bagai

7.26.2013

Ferry Preppy


Sweater-Tory Burch (old similar here)/ White blouse-J.crew/ Shorts-Jcrew/ Bag-Louis Vuitton (old similar here) Shoes- Target/ Sunglasses- Amazon /Jewelry -Stella&Dot/Watch-Michael Kors


If you ever find yourself in San Francisco, be sure to spend some time in one of my favorite areas of the city. The Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. Aside from the amazing views the Ferry Building affords it also is a grand marketplace that fosters to the local farmers and artisanal food community. My top stops while visiting are:

-Cowgirl Creamery: A full service European style cheese shop that carries it's own cheese along with cheeses from the US to Europe.

-Miette: "Miette" in French means "little crumb" and you will be eating every last one when you treat yourself to one (or two) of their French style pastries!

-Slanted Door: A modern Vietnamese restaurant with amazing food and an equally amazing view of the Bay Bridge to match.

-The Gardener: Owned by a former Landscape designer and avid gardner, you'll find everything from Japanese scissors to adorable terra cotta pots to place in your windowsill. I always find something I want to take home.

Photography by Momma known to everyone else, besides my sisters, as Margaret Washington. Before the day we shot this she had never looked at a blog other than mine. At lunch I showed her a few of my favorite bloggers (a list will be coming soon). When showing her the blog Atlantic Pacific she exclaimed "She is so tall and blond and striking, great style and can wear anything!" Agreed.


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7.19.2013

Walking on Sunshine



Little Black Dress Neiman Marcus for Target(old) Similar here
Earrings Stella & Dot
Shoes Zappos
Bernese Mountain Dog: my Arthur ( he was so worried I was leaving the house, all dressed up, he would not leave me alone).
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7.09.2013

Denim-Creating Good



Racer Back Tank/ FEED for Target
Water Bottle/ FEED for Target
Denim Shirt/ Banana Republic
Jeans/ AG BootCut Bloomingdales
Bracelets/ From left to Right Stella & Dot, Stella & Dot, Nordstrom, Stella & Dot
Watch/ Michael Kors
Sunglasses/ Amazon
Purse/ Stella & Dot
Shoes/ Kors by Michael Kors Old (Similar here)
Lips/ Viva Glam II by Mac

I encourage you to check out the new FEED USA collection now at Target by Lauren Bush. Their goal with Target is to feed 10 Million children and families across America. Total meals served with the purchase of my trendy tank and uber cute water bottle equals 22 meals!!!! YAY! Check out the entire line here.

Photo Credit: Jessica Huber (my little sister)
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7.04.2013

Red White and Berry


Happy Fourth of July!!! To get in the spirt of the day I baked this, oh so yummy, Blueberry Raspberry Pie. I used Barefoot Contessa's pie crust recipe(foolproof)and this recipe from Allrecipe.com for the filling. Delicious! Enjoy:)

Perfect Pie Crust:

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) very cold unsalted butter

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening

6 to 8 tablespoons (about 1/2 cup) ice water

Dice the butter and return it to the refrigerator while you prepare the flour mixture. Place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to mix. Add the butter and shortening. Pulse 8 to 12 times, until the butter is the size of peas. With the machine running, pour the ice water down the feed tube and pulse the machine until the dough begins to form a ball. Dump out on a floured board and roll into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Cut the dough in half. Roll each piece on a well-floured board into a circle, rolling from the center to the edge, turning and flouring the dough to make sure it doesn't stick to the board. Fold the dough in half, place in a pie pan, and unfold to fit the pan. Repeat with the top crust.
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7.01.2013

Stripes




DRESS- THE LITTLE FRENCH STRIPE ROPE HALTER GOWN BY NADIA TARR
SHOES-TUMBLED LEATHER THORA SANDAL in BEACH GOLD BY TORY BURCH
Earrings-STELLA&DOT SIGNATURE HOOPS in GOLD
LIPS- RUSSIAN RED BY M.A.C

Photo Credit- The handsome Mr. Bagai with his iPhone 5(he forgot the charger to the real camera in his "work" suitcase back in Aix en Provence)

My 'patient' husband, Shaun, took these pics along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France while honeymooning! More honeymoon pics to come:) We had a very relaxing start to our trip while in Nice and found, what is now one of our favorite dining spots....La Reserve De Nice! For those who have a weakness for a French gastronomic meal, it's a must. Tres magnifique!! I should warn you when it comes to dining in France, if you have a weakness for cheese (which I do), you will gain weight. I swear to God, I gained four pounds and I owe it all to French cheese! Ok, maybe French wine too. ;)



Shaun and I dining at La Reserve De Nice
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