Orange is NOT the new black for Dolce & Gabbana

Stefano_Gabbana_Domenico_Dolce_Spring15Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been found not guilty of tax evasion in an Italian appeals court.

This means the duo will not have to pay over $434mil USD, nor face any jail time. If the Corte Supreme di Cassazione had affirmed the lower courts’ decision, it would mean the end of Dolce & Gabbana as we know it. The designers made previous statements that they would close the doors to the Italian luxury house if they were forced to pay the hefty fines.

This is indeed good news for the design powerhouse as well as fashionistas across the world!

The Opening of Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Bernard_Arnault-Frank_Gehry-François_HollandeBernard Arnault, Frank Gehry, and François Hollande

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Fondation Louis Vuitton is an art museum and cultural center sponsored by  LVMH (and its subsidiaries) that is a proponent of culture and arts. A private party was held to celebrate the long-awaited unveiling of the fondation, designed by Frank Gehry.

Here are a few highlights:

 

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Delfina_Delettrez_Fendi-Karl_Lagerfeld-Silvia_Venturini_FendiDelfina Delettrez Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, and Silvia Venturini Fendi

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Aymeline_ValadeAymeline Valade

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Delphine_Arnault-Frank_Gehry-Phoebe_PhiloDelphine Arnault, Frank Gehry, and Phoebe Philo

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Lydia_Athenais-PrincessPierre_dArenbergLydia Athenais and Princess Pierre d’Arenberg

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Michelle_WilliamsMichelle Williams

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Helene_Arnault-Bernard_Arnault-Prince_Albert-of-MonacoHelene Arnault, Bernard Arnault, and Prince Albert of Monaco

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Raf_Simons-Nicholas_Ghesquiere-Ricardo_TisciRaf Simons, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Riccardo Tisci

fondation-louis-vuitton-opening-paris-Suzy_Menkes-Jonathan_NewhouseSuzy Menkes and Jonathan Newhouse

 

{Three Simple Juice Recipes}

Have you tried juicing, but can’t find a fruit/veggie combination that doesn’t taste like rancid box juice?

Here, are three of my go-to juice recipes (used with my centrifugal juicer) that taste good and are super good for you.

*DISCLAIMER*

I’m not a nutritionist nor dietitian. I’m not even a licensed attorney yet. So if you try this, you are assuming the risk.


PinaOrange-1a

Pineapple & Orange Juice

1 piña, 3 navel oranges

Tastes: like sweet orange juice.

A great source of Vitamin C and pectin (a bulk laxative).

NOTE: Do not drink or eat pineapple if you are taking any meds. It will have a counter effect.

 

BeetCarrot-1a

Beet & Carrot

Tastes: Surprisingly sweet. Think V8 Splash without all the sugar.

Carrots contain beta-carotene and anti-oxidants, while beets contain folates.

 

CucumberLemon-1aCucumber & Lemon

Taste: Very thirst quenching.

Cucumber is a great source of silicon, which is great for hair and nails. They also have a mild diuretic property.

 

 

 

Quick & Dirty Kitchen Tips: How To Cut A Pineapple

 

How_To_Cut_A_Pinapple-1bI love fresh fruits, but some fruits are cumbersome to cut. I was juicing the other day when friend asked how in the world did I manage to cut a pineapple. At first, I thought her general lack of domestic skills was the reason for this inquiry. Then, I got several similar questions after I posted pics on social media. I figured this must be a common question, so here’s my quick & dirty method to cutting a pineapple.

How_To_Cut_A_Pinapple-1cFirst and foremost, make sure you have a sharp knife. Pineapple skin is tough. You don’t want to mess around and cut your hand behind a damn pineapple all because you used a dull knife.

How_To_Cut_A_Pinapple-1dPlace the pineapple on its side and cut the top off.

You can’t really hold on to the top, which is why you need a knife that can cut right through. Firmly hold the pineapple and slice through the top.

I’ve cut through a pineapple with a dull knife before; I had to use more of an old-school chainsaw method.

How_To_Cut_A_Pinapple-1e

Sit the pineapple in an upright position.

How_To_Cut_A_Pinapple-1fSlice of the sides.

Note: I was using this pineapple for juicing purposes, so I left a lot of skin bits here and there.

How_To_Cut_A_Pinapple-1gOnce all of the sides are sliced off, cut the base off. Your hands should be good and sticky by now.

How_To_Cut_A_Pinapple-1iSlice to preference…

How_To_Cut_A_Pinapple-1jSince I was juicing, I sliced into smaller pieces.

Note: this pineapple yielded about 200mL of juice.