Sunday, September 28, 2014

Falling in Love with #Gudrun Sjoden's new Winter collection

As the days grow shorter and the cool breeze of the Autumn Solstice takes hold, shimmering leaves are dancing to the ground, Fall is in the air….MY FAVORITE SEASON BY FAR!
 chilly nights, sweater weather and mother nature is painting her magic on the sugar maple trees ….. Fall has Arrived!
 Naturally the idea of Shopping for the Fall/Winter Season comes to my mind…….
a wonderful saturday morning at 50 Greene Street,Soho New York….#GudrunSjoden store… Oh how lucky I am to bee friends with such wonderful talented ladies  Karin and Monica standing on a new rug pattern

all dressed up in our Fall #GudrunSjoden attire!
 The Green store on Greene Street, Soho never stops surprising  me with wonderfully colorful displays
whimsical gloves and colorful tights to keep you toasty on cold cool nights

cozy sweater and fun stripe socks

a color collection of stripes and dots

colors galore, warm hats, gloves and boots

a dream of a dress that was featured in the New York Times from a photo shoot at the ICE HOTEL

50 shades of blue "The Window display"

wonderful dress in stripes and colors

an asymmetrical sweater to wear to death and comfy pants to run around  town  looking divine

high tops to walk the High Line in high style 

booties and layering pieces to make the outfit perfect

More cubbies with sweaters and tops

african theme bedding Oh MY!

dotty towels for kitchen and bath

morning delight with coffee mugs and more!

friendly faces to meet you at the door!
The day ended with a wonderful reception at the New Rochelle Library for the New Rochelle Art Association's 99th! juried show!
To top off the day miss BZ (wearing #Gudrun Galore) Won first Prize in the #New Rochelle Art Association  juried competition for Mixed Media
What else did I purchase from the fabulous #gudrunsjoden winter collect?  Well my dears you'll just have to stay tuned.
Honey Hugs for Now!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quick recipe for Gazpacho or how to use your summer harvest now!

Quickly summer is ebbing & the beauty of fall and the nip of frost is wrappedly approaching. Our vegetable gardens are over flowing with the bounty of summer: tomatoes, peppers, onions etc. What better way to preserve summer than with a quick gaz
pacho soup. Oh and it gets a bit nippy just heat it up a bit!
 What you need :

2C either sacremento tomato juice or original V-8 juice
1 C cherry tomatoes or  3 tomatoes  cut into 1/4
1 yellow pepper or a green frying ( Italian pepper)
2-3 radishes
1  small jalapeño  minced
3 scallions (green onions )1-2  chopped
kirby cucumber or Persian cucumbers
Bunch of parley chopped
1/4C olive oil
2 T balsamic vinegar
juice of one lime
2t Worcestershire sauce
4T cream fresh
In a large bowl add the tomato juice, set aside. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade add the tomatoes, peppera, radishes, and cucumbers.  Process by long pulses  (say alligator's belly one, alligator's belly two, etc) about 4 times. Check to see that vegetables are well chopped into small bite size pieces ( not juice).  Pour the vegetable mixture into the bowl of  tomato juice. Stir to mix.  Season with salt and pepper. Add 1/2 of the chopped parsley and the scallions, stir to mix.  Add the olive oil and balsamic vinegar,lime juice and worcestershire sauce stir to mix well. Ladle the soup into four soup bowls garnish each bowl with a T of cream fresh and a dusting of parsley and a bowl with the minced jalapeño peppers. Serves 4
optional add some fresh steamed corn or pinto beans!

A Blessings Swap with Karla Nathan of BirdSong

I have had the good fortune to know the very talented and charming Karla Nathan of Bird Song fame.  I  always enjoy reading her blog. When she announced a book swap of blessing, well I  just jumped at the opportunity to bee part of her creative team of like minded gals. I decided to use the garden theme with birdies to interpret my blessings:  Here are some of my pages that I sent to the swap.  We need to make 24 pages! 4 per swap book.  The great news is Karla is making the covers and put the books together for all of us!  I can wait to get my book of 24 pages of other talented ladies endeavors !
a bird delivering blessings

a little fringe, lace and buttons

my love of birds…. delivering "ribbons of blessings"

more buttons and a change for me muted shades of turquoise , pinks and browns

a pocket full of blessings

Butterflies dancing with blessings

ok, this one has more BZ color,inspired by my trip to Santa Fe…. deep beautiful turquoise

another pocket full of blessings and old hat flowers

birds, bees, and flowers, flowing with blessings

buttons to keep the blessings" in place"

flying with blessings to reach those who need them

an area to write about the blessings

a touch of raspberry pink in honor of October "breast cancer awareness" it's a blessing

ferns, ribbons, lace, bird and buttons a repeated them I use in all my swaps

can you see the bz on this one?

finally to end the story a fairy embellished with a cape of feathers
Hope you like my pages in a future blog I will show you all what I received in return. Have a Honey of a day! BZ

Monday, September 15, 2014

Help Save the Elephants Please

Saturday, September 13th, may have been a grey day outdoors, but inside the Gudrun Sjoden store at 50th Greene Street, Soho a wonderful celebration was happening.  #GudrunSjoden has teamed up with Big Life Foundation and VETPAW to help STOP elephants and rhinos from being slaughtered TO THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION!  The fabulous organizations are training East African park rangers and the respective communities to end poaching ( for Ivory) and conserve the endangered species. The festivities of course included refreshments, live african music, speakers to educate the public, and of course specially designed clothing with an African theme by #Gudrun Sjoden.

Two of the lovely #GudrunSjoden ladies with a wonderful display of drinks and snacks

fantastic African music by
Drummer - Hasan Bakr

The store was buzzing with lovely ladies shopping and learn "How to save the Elephants"

The sensational "crew" from Big Life Foundation

a very happy customer, showing off her new outfit with our music man Hasan Bakr

charming ladies visiting from Norway!

 a Big Life foundation speaker  connected with a live feed to head quarters

furry babies were part of the crowed with his mommy outfitted in jeans and a #GudrunSjoden elephant print Tshirt!

a surprise guest speaker who lives and conserves elephant in africa

introducing the Bronx Zoo and what they do to Educate New Yorker on how save African Elephants

The lovely ladies  greeting the guest and collecting donation  to Save the Elephants

Mr. Brandt, a well know photograph, is selling his  fabulous photographer with profits to save the Elephants

#GudrunSjoden's fantastic elephant print t shirts

"Elefant" modal top

Straight-cut and with a fabulous drape, our "Elefant" top is destined to be a fall favorite. Charming elephants plodding along all in row become a lovely all-over print that works with almost everything. 

We donate $8 to the IVORY FOR ELEPHANTS organization to preserve the African elephant when you purchase our delightful “Elefant” top.

dresses are also available in the elephant prints.

The day was a huge success! It's so nice to know that you are purchasing and wearing clothing from a company that believes in helping to make a better world to live in.  For more information on how you can help save the lives of elephants and rhinos please visit:  follow them on Facebook or twitter