Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Weekend Links



Yay, Weekend!

I have butterflies in my stomach right now, because I am hosting this month's round of wine-tasting at my place...I am going to try and cook something yummy, but I'm a bit nervous about my culinary skills! I cook fairly regularly and I consider myself to be competent in the kitchen, but I've never really cooked for anyone other than my boyfriend and myself. I think I am cooking-shy. Our theme this time is Latin America, so along with the usual cheese/meat/fruit platter, I will attempt making these black-bean-and-banana empanadas and these spicy pumpkin seeds. Wish me luck!

Here are some fantastic links for you to browse at your lazy-weekend-leisure:

::Historical hair satires on BibliOdyssey -- makes me partially reconsider my obsession with giant coiffures.

::I don't even have an iphone, but a new app that picks out outfits for you based on mood, weather, and body shape kinda makes me want one ASAP! Check out Lil' Bees post on the new Feather Report app from Apple.

::A gorgeous old Dominican church is converted into a bookstore. Can you say dream-destination?

::The Hidden Seed reminds us of the importance of self-esteem and being happy with who we are!

::Who What Wear channels "Return to OZ!!!" This blog just keeps getting better and better...

::Betty and The Cherry Blossom Girl were asked to be web-ambassadors for the new Chanel Cocoon line...and they both show off their new Chanel Bowling bags {to make us green with envy!}.

12 comments:

Sam said...

Goody! Another set of sublime links - shall enjoy surfing through them - many thansk Tara and have a lovely weekend!

okiefeminist said...

Holy cow- the food sounds great! Let me know if I can help in any way. Besides helping eat and drink too much, cuz you know I always do that :) Yay wine night!

Simply Mel said...

Your Latin inspired recipes sound divine! And remember, tapas and wine are a great combo, so don't fret the big stuff - simple is always best! Good luck!

ana b. said...

Oh crazy about Chanel cosying up to the bloggers! Jane at Sea of Shoes got fitted for Chanel Hautre Couture for a ball. They must really be trying to get younger markets.

Poesis said...

Love the Kurt Cobain quote on The Hidden Seed. ;-) And that bookstore is A-MAZING! ♥

evie said...

I am totally cookingshy too! I'm not a bad cook or anything, i just get nervous when other people are eating something i've made.

{Tara} said...

Sam --You too, Sam! Enjoy...

Okie -- Thanks m'love! Looking forward to seeing ya!

Mel -- Thanks so much; that actually does make me feel better!

Ana -- I know, Ana, I thought the same thing! Very interesting...

Poesis -- That bookstore is going on my list of places to visit before I die!

{Tara} said...

Evie -- I just thought I was being weird; glad to know I'm not the only one! I just feel so much pressure for some reason...

fuzzylizzie said...

Tara, as always, a great list of links. Gook luck with the party... relax and enjoy! Lizzie

{Tara} said...

Lizzie -- Glad you enjoyed! The party was a success...lots of last-minute craziness, but all turned out well.

lisa butterworth said...

black bean and banana empanadas?! YUM.

Lauren said...

GIANT COIFFURES, YES!! Great list of links, thank you!