“Plating” 101

After over 10 years of working in catering I have learned a thing or two about “beautiful food”, not only does the WOW factor increase if it tastes good but you’ll knock it out of the park by plating it like your dish deserves! Plating is truly an art, it combines creativity, flare, clean lines…

Hottest accessory of 2016..FITBIT?

We’ve seen Fitbits on wrists everywhere! In the grocery store line, at the gym, the ballet even the opera, and no joke – I saw one on a bride at HER wedding! Are Fitbits becoming the hottest accessory of 2016? If so, why not style them “properly” or at least tastefully! Nordstrom has recently written…

Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas..Yes, Please!

I attend potlucks ALL the time…mostly for work and I always dream big, yet have little time to actually make something fancy! Low and behold I have found a recipe that is potluck royalty. It’s a take on a Barefoot Contessa recipe yet I have simplified it to take less than 15 minutes from start…

#FridayFaveFive under Five!

If you’re anything like us you’re probably already thinking about easter baskets! What to get to fill those fun baskets that give you the same feeling as opening your christmas stocking (we’re a huge fan of stockings!) but all those little things can really add up! Instead of spending over $100 dollars on an easter…

Bringing back the “Laura Petrie” Pant!!

The other day I was shopping with my mom, I tried on some pants that were so cute, coincidentally I also had on flats and a cardigan…Mom said, “you’re wearing Laura Petrie pants”. I didn’t quite know what she meant by that so I whipped out my handy dandy handy (in Germany the youngsters call…

Super food muffins

These muffins are delish! We made some yesterday morning and well, they’re ALL gone! They’re made with spinach, bananas (the browner the better to add a touch more sweetness!!) and vanilla protein powder. They’re refined sugar and flour free, making them the perfect pre or post workout snack, a healthy breakfast or the perfect mid…

#FridayFaveFive

Missus Manners here. Invited to a soiree? Don’t forget to bring a hostess gift. What to bring, what to bring…In Europe you have two choices: flowers or chocolates, that’s it, no deviation. Here in the U.S. we may be a tad more open-minded, but the Euros are pretty spot on. Intersted in any of these…

5 Ways to Be More Productive

#1. Finish a Task Completely, then Move On Ok, I realize that sometimes this isn’t completely possible, because we all have ongoing projects which cannot be completed in a day or a session. But, small segments of them can. I admittedly struggle with completing a task completely before jumping into something else. For example, I’m…

Grace Girl’s Oscars Best Dressed List!

Since we’re ecstatic about gossip girlesque fashions, we always look forward to the Créme de la créme fashion event of the year! Who rocked the red carpet and made our best dressed list from the 88th annual academy awards? Our top pick for the “best dressed” belle of the ball is Cate Blanchett: she floated…

Activate!

Grace girl is now using Activate by bloglovin! We’re excited to see how it works and give you feedback once we’re up and running! Happy weekend! xx, gracegrl

#FridayFaveFive

Our newest contributor, Gail, wrote our #fridayfavefive for this week!  Welcome to my blog post! What can you count on in these posts you ask? Randomness. Whatever the spirit moves on any particular day or time. What’s on my mind today? An original, beautiful quote by our own Kira Elste. “You have to live in…

Grace girl has a new look!

Hi Grace Girls! It’s Thursday or as we like to say “friday-eve” and we felt the need to Tshush the site a bit which is why we created a whole new look for the blog! We think the new look is much more fun, interactive and will give you the information you need quickly! Explore,…