The sunsets we saw over spring vacation in Sarasota, Florida have me craving a trend favorite:
the color CORAL.
You’ll see it beyond tropical climates -
it’s a hot go-to color right now for spring and summer in fashion and home decor.

sarasota sunset

Use it for a pop of color in your home.  A little goes a long way.

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http://www.curreycodealers.com/p-5341-carousel-lantern.aspx?EID=152&EN=Category#.Uzh19Nzq4ds

http://domino.com/shop/all/query/coral

http://maisongray.com/collections/a-la-plage-a-la-piscine-europe/

http://www.westelm.com/products/square-lacquer-trays-c346/?pkey=e%7Ccoral%7C28%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C19&group=1&sku=4276481&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules

http://www.bungalowblueinteriors.com/home/?currentPage=5

http://www.serenaandlily.com/Shop-By-Color/Warm-Reds-Feather-Wallpaper-Coral

http://www.serenaandlily.com/Bedding/Bedding-Classic-Whites-Coral


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http://www.westelm.com/products/color-study-painting-coral-w993/?pkey=e%7Ccoral%7C28%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C5&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules

Coral is great next to most skin tones.
A little added to a neutral outfit can give you just the right amount of color.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/michael-michael-kors-hooded-anorak-regular-petite/3647040?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=Hot+Coral&resultback=2413&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_7_A

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159310499/coral-tote-summer-bag-leather-straps

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/378724649884927190/

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/31198898.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS

Design a Dodo case to reflect your style.
After all, the way we are attached to our iPads, it’s a fashion accessory.

http://shop.dodocase.com/option/custom-ipad-cases

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http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/index.tmpl

http://www.calypsostbarth.com/accessories/scarves/ombre-ginerva-scarf

http://no6store.com/no6-clogs/criss-cross-clog-on-mid-wedge-in-melon.html

http://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1006221&vid=1&pid=964571012

http://www.scoutbags.com/nooner-coral-dilemma-lunch-cooler

It’s mid March.
The snow is melting, the sun is out and the sky is light past 5:00.

I’m ready for some new accessories to launch into spring!
Just like Warby Parker’s new Spectrum Sun Collectionthere’s a palette for everyone.

For every pair of glasses WP sells, they donate a pair to someone in need.
You’ve gotta love that!

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http://www.warbyparker.com

https://www.madewell.com/newarrivals/shirtstops/PRDOVR~A3516/A3516.jsp

https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/shoes/pumpsandheels/PRDOVR~A4877/A4877.jsp

http://www.calypsostbarth.com/accessories/jewelry/view-all/grey-horn-necklace
http://www.warbyparker.com

http://no6store.com/new-arrivals/no-6-jungle-pocket-dress.html

http://no6store.com/new-arrivals/classic-shoe-on-high-heel-in-mocha.html

http://www.warbyparker.com

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http://www.warbyparker.com

https://www.abchome.com/shop/necklaces/green-tourmaline-locket-1365778

http://www.calypsostbarth.com/clothing/dresses/sarah-asymmetric-maxi-dress

https://www.madewell.com/newarrivals/shoes/PRDOVR~A3723/A3723.jsp

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https://www.abchome.com/shop/necklaces/amethyst-healing-gem-necklace-1274790

http://www.mattany.com/index.php

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After seeing Oscar nominated American Hustle, I couldn’t help but notice the use of yellow throughout the movie.   Over the top, retro and glitzy – the color was everywhere.

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Classic Bentwood chairs were a focal point in Sydney’s apartment.

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/best-and-buys/best-and-buys-furniture/vienna-yellow-side-chair/s669287

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No relief from yellow in Sydney’s bedroom.

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/28588382.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS

You could use bright yellow in a bedroom.
Maybe just in one place.

 

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Yellow rubber gloves and an undo.
This pretty much sums up the character of Rosalyn.

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Glitzy gold overdone in this scene.

Glitzy gold can be great.  Caution: use in moderation.

http://www.jonathanadler.com/Sputnik-Chandelier/?initial=10348&xid=9ca40029a9090c3fb9aa84d45368b681

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/starburst-bowl/s202614

http://www.arteriorshome.com/shop/furniture/tables/product/2181?orleans-end-table


http://www.arteriorshome.com/shop/lighting/lamptable/product/44242-683?saffron-lamp


http://www.laylagrayce.com/Products/Bunny-Williams-Home-Hourglass-Gold-Table__BWH1076.aspx

 

http://www.laylagrayce.com/Products/Global-Views-Decor-Corrugated-Bamboo-Brass-Box__GV992035.aspx

 

http://www.jonathanadler.com/Meurice-Chandelier/?initial=4130&xid=9ca40029a9090c3fb9aa84d45368b681

 

Or are you drawn to bright sunny 1970s yellow?

http://www.poppin.com/West-18th-File-Cabinet-White-Yellow.html

http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=21064

http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=25532

http://www.jonathanadler.com/yellow-ice-bucket/?xid=9ca40029a9090c3fb9aa84d45368b681

http://www.dwellstudio.com/DwellStudio-Retro-Lemon-iPhone-Dock-JDCDY-DWL6108.html

https://www.abchome.com/shop/glas-italia-yellow-medium-bookcase-1364706

http://www.jonathanadler.com/leather-moroccan-pouf/?initial=19028&xid=9ca40029a9090c3fb9aa84d45368b681

http://www.aplusrstore.com/product/990/around-coffee-table-large

http://www.westelm.com/products/abstract-wall-art-yellow-w927/?pkey=e%7Cyellow%7C165%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C9&cm_src=http://PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules?w=374&h=408

Gold CAN be tasteful in abundance.

http://www.houzz.com/photos/2873930/My-Houzz--Colorful-eclectic-style-in-a-traditional-New-Orleans-home-transitional-bathroom-new-orleans

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I recently made crab legs.  As always, we had more than enough.
But if we hadn’t had extra, I wouldn’t have discovered this incredible crab cake recipe!
I think what makes them extra fabulous is the fresh crab and Panko bread crumbs.

crab

Here’s the recipe.

Petite Crab Cakes

Yield:12 to 16 petit cakes

Ingredients

1 pound lump crab meat, approximately 2 to 2 1/2 cups
2 cups Japanese bread crumbs
2 eggs, well beaten
1 Tbl Dijon mustard
1/2 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbl parsley, minced
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning (I didn’t have this, so I left it out)
1/2 cup heavy mayonnaise

Directions

Place crab meat in a mixing bowl along with 1 1/2 cups of the bread crumbs, the eggs, mustard, and other remaining ingredients.
Mix gently, leaving the crab lumps as large as possible.

Shape the mixture into 12 to 16 equal portions, ball up and flatten into a patty shape about 3/4 to 1-inch thick.
Coat each patty with some of the remaining bread crumbs.
Chill for at least 1 hour before cooking.

Heat 1/4 cup cooking oil over medium heat.
Saute each cake 2 to 2 1/2 minutes per side in the oil.

For the rémoulade
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp sweet relish
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp prepared horseradish sauce
Couple dashes of hot sauce
Squeeze of lemon

Recipe courtesy Tracy Rabenberg, Apples Catering, Minneapolis
show: The Best Of, episode: Catering

 For more great recipes I’ve shared, click on food+drink

introducing jojo's fashion lookbook: watermelon, black + white + stripes all overWhite lace is hot this season.
Is it all the snow we’ve had that’s got us wanting winter white?  Snowflakes look awfully close to many patterns found in lace.
It’s popular again in wedding gowns, but is also showing up on the red carpet and beyond.

Take a cue from these hot stars and add some to your wardrobe.


http://www.pinterest.com/pin/46584177369970318/

http://www.today.com/style/were-obsessed-beyonces-white-lace-grammy-gown-2D11999558

http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/dressed/2014/01/lena-dunham-girls-erdem-dress.html

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/free-people-lady-bird-mixed-lace-tank/3670797?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=White&resultback=6093&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_16_A

http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446675747&R=478530904578&P_name=Tsumori+Chisato&sid=14432470D763&Ntt=lace&N=0&bmUID=kgKikzn

http://0411za.tumblr.com/post/45492386246

http://www.toryburch.com/amanda-tee/51132143.html?start=23&q=lace&dwvar_51132143_color=494

http://www.calypsostbarth.com/gwendel-allover-lace-caftan-43206?color=NATURAL

http://www.freepeople.com/lace-bomber-jacket/

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/alice-olivia-high-waist-lace-shorts/3693183?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=428&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_3_B
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