Monday, March 31, 2014

Asparagus with an Orange vinaigrette

I haven't posted a recipe in the longest time (I'm sorry), so this past weekend I lived in the kitchen to  bring you not one, not two but three Spring inspired recipes! I also have a very very special video series that I'm adding to blog and these three recipes will be the first video I'll be posting (stay tuned for that by the end of this week). 
I also want to mention that I'm in the process of changing blog platforms (pray for me) so please be on the look out for the new and improved Fashion According to the Menu powered by Wordpress.

Ok now for this delectable recipe. I have actually been in search for recipes that I could add to my list of spring inspired dishes and this dish made it to the top of my list. It's a very simple recipe but it was delicious and I love the fresh citrus flavor. All of the recipes that I will be sharing this week share that common citrus/fruit theme. I hope you all try this recipe and please be sure to let me know how it came out.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


So a few weeks ago on Oscars Sunday, I was delighted to attend a fabulous event host by Makeda of and Lara of This event was an intimate gathering for some of DC's most fabulous bloggers, where we were introduced to so many amazing products that celebrities use when they want to look red carpet-ready. Here are a few photos that were taken that night and also  an amazing list of products from our gift bags.
Our beautiful hostesses: Makeda of Glamazon Diaries and Lara of Pretty Connected 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Colorful Stripes

Even though this weather doesn't want to cooperate with the season, I decided to rebel and pull out my spring inspired attire. I am so in love with this cobalt blazer. Come to think about it, lately, I've just been in love with cobalt pieces in general. I got these fabulous shoes from Aldo (You can see what I'm talking about on my instagram) in this beautiful hue and I can not wait to style them. 
What are you all doing to rebel against this forever-winter weather? 

Monday, March 17, 2014


"And when I'm standing in this mirror after all these years, what I'm viewing is a little different, from what your eyes show you. I guess I didn't see myself before you."

Monday, March 10, 2014

Maroon and blush

It seems as though my prayers were answered this weekend, the weather was at Antarctica for the first time in weeks. I was able to get out and about. Went to the gilt City warehouse sale and grabbed a fabulous brunch with some new friends. Can I tell you how much I'm ready for spring. 
Because of the milder temps this weekend, I gave a nod to my old friend spring by rocking this blush and maroon tone outfit. I stock with the color pallet with my vintage fur and new Brian Atwood heels. I felt extra feminine and flirty in this outfit. 
Can I say again how much I am looking forward to warm weather on a regular basis?? Well only a few more weeks (le sigh)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Best of F/W 2014

Giambattista Valli
Hello Fashion menu-istas. Just a quick post here showing some of my favorite looks from some of the F/W 2014 runway show. I wasn't able to check out the show in person this season but was definitely checking them out at home. 
This seasons collections were full of rich colors and tons of texture. I tried to pick out a few of my favorites but would love to hear what you liked from the F/W 2014 collection.
Check my collections after the jump.