à la mode: Rustic Peach Pie

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October
1
2014
à la mode: Rustic Peach Pie

Baking is one of my favourite pastimes. After a hard day, for a special occasion or cause you just have to have chocolate chip cookies. It’s one of those special times you get to turn your brain off and focus whilst everything else seems to melt away. I made this rustic peach pie for a family sunday night dinner. I should have waited for better peaches, but that’s the beauty of baking fruit it concedes and the sweetness comes out.

I always start with a really simple crust recipe from a french bistro cookbook my brother had given to me years ago when I was living in France.

Pâte Brisée
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup chilled butter
7-8 tbsp ice water

Work it together quickly and be sure not to knead it. Soon as it comes together and sometimes you need a bit more water to do so, wrap it in cellophane and stick it in the fridge to chill like a half hour.

Then peaches! I had a basket of Ontario peaches and used probably about 8 they were pretty small. I’d just figure for about 2 pounds of fruit.

8 small peaches (not overly ripe)
3 tbsp sugar (I use demerara cause I love the flavour)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp butter
1 tbsp lemon juice

I combined the peaches and made sure that they were all coated.

Once the dough has rested. Roll it out on a floured surface and get it to an 11-inch diameter circle. Get your baking sheet and parchment paper all ready. Put the crust in the middle, pour/place/arrange however you want, the peaches in the middle and then just fold up the circumference. I’m always for something that actually looks rustic so I tend to slap up and not worry too much about perfection.

Then use an egg wash to coat the folded over bits and what I didn’t do and really should have was sprinkle coat sugar on top for a bit of a sweet crunch.

Bake it at 425° for 15-20 minutes. Then dig in!

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Street Style: Girl Gang

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September
30
2014
Street Style: Girl Gang

Walk off into the sunset, so long as you got your girls and a fringe jacket—you’re gonna be ok.

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Street Style: Erika Boldrin

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September
29
2014
Street Style: Erika Boldrin

Take that Monday! Stomp all over it with MSGM tassel fringe heels and cut-away lace Alexander Wang pants. Sometimes that first day back after a busy weekend requires you to dig deep and find that extra bit of gumption. I say why not dress your best and trick yourself into feeling like Monday is a special night out?

Who understands that better than the Italians? Spotted on Erika Boldrin, My Free Choice blogger outside Tommy Hilfiger, NYFW Sept. 2014.

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Habits

Uh-uh uh-uh uh-uh
I eat my dinner in my bathtub
Then I go to sex clubs
Watching freaky people getting it on
It doesn't make me nervous
If anything I'm restless
Yeah I've been around and I've seen it all
Habits Habits
I get home, I got the munchies
Binge on all my Twinkies
Throw up in the tub, then I go to sleep
And I drank up all my money
Tasted kind of lonely
You're gone and I got to stay high
All the time to keep you off my mind, ooh ooh
High all the time to keep you off my mind, ooh ooh
Spend my days locked in a haze
Trying to forget you babe, I fall back down
Gotta stay high all my life to forget I'm missing you….

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TRAVEL: The Drake Devonshire Inn, Prince Edward County

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September
26
2014
TRAVEL: The Drake Devonshire Inn, Prince Edward County

The Drake has opened in Prince Edward County and it’s divine! Meet The Drake Devonshire Inn in Wellington, Ontario. I got the chance to preview the space and menu in mid-August on a crazy road trip with Anita. In true Thelma&Louise style we ran out of gas, were stranded on the highway for an hour and then a nice man named Sean rescued us (he’s also a kayak tour guide so see him here!). We just didn’t drive off a cliff holding hands, we made it to the Inn and had lunch instead.

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Well worth the 401 nightmare, once Anita and I arrived it was one wow after another. The 11 rooms and 2 suites are each so spectacular and inviting. True Drake style slightly oddball, chock-a-block artwork, très vintage, and yet super welcoming and comfortable. We would have stayed and changed the locks if we could.

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After the ten cent tour was the hundred course meal! Chef Matt Demille created a menu of farm- and lake-to-table menu of what I’d call high end comfort food, you will never leave a Devonshire Inn table hungry. We feasted on roast chicken, lobster rolls, strawberry tomato salad, surf & turf tacos, prime rib roast, ceviché, and some kind of tartare. Paired with Norman Hardie’s County Pinot Noir so yum!

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We are so spoiled in Ontario with beautiful spaces and vistas of untouched wilderness. From Toronto if you hop in a car you can go north to Muskoka west to Niagara and east to Prince Edward County. Until now though you couldn’t really find something cool, creative and maybe slightly city scenester. The Inn is a spot you can bring the family, you can go for a day trip, you could have the most spectacular wedding, or just come up to stay a night for a mid-week reset.

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Curated by Mia Nielsen featuring art by Don Maynard, Team Macho, Laurant Craste, Gordan Monahan and Kristen Hassenfeld, to name a few. Every corner, every space indoor and outdoor has been so well though out with something to see experience. Gordan Monahan’s Piano Listening to Itself was so wonderful, strings attached to the keys catching vibrations from the wind and playing this soft melodious natural soundtrack.

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Next spring will be the grand big opening, but until then they have an extended preview opening from now until April 2015 (ie. discounted rates). So get your butts up there, you are welcome!

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The Drake Devonshire Inn
www.drakedevonshire.ca
24 Wharf St., Wellington.
1-844-898-3338

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Street Style: Fabulous Muses

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September
22
2014
Street Style: Fabulous Muses

The new New Look, loving the modern take on femininity. Oh and chartreuse, more taffeta chartreuse please!

Fabulous Muses Diana and Alina outside Tommy Hilfiger, New York Sept. 2014.

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Mistress

Hey all! Just wanted to point your attention to something. As many of you know, I’m pretty open about being active in the adult aspects of SL. I enjoy blogging sexy looks with some of my most intimate friends and writing up little stories. About two months ago, I decided to start an adult blog with some of my favorite naughty bloggers. This blog will be featuring all of my NSFW posts from now on so I just wanted to share a teasing excerpt from my most recent post. If you’re into the sexier side of SL, be sure to check us out.

Lying on the floor, I beg for mercy. “Please, Mistress…”, I softly plea against the restraints of the ballgag as she hovers over me, enjoying the sense of helplessness she’s driven me to….

Mistress Mistress

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Colors of the Wind

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sun-sweet berries of the earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once never wonder what they're worth
 
The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle of a hoop that never ends
HarvestMoon Colors of the Wind

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or let the eagle tell you where he's been
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind….
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Everything’s Gonna Be All Right

"Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right! "

Rise up this mornin',
Smile with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Each by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou: ")

DryThoseEyes Everythings Gonna Be All Right
Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right! "
 
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Laundry List: Martin Aldorsson

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September
17
2014
Laundry List: Martin Aldorsson

In the newest Laundry List x EastDane.com we met up with Martin Aldorsson half of the duo behind Ela Handbags. Before we go on, girls he’s married, to Ela, yup they’ve got it all—beautiful handbags and each other! He’s incredibly stylish, handsome and we wanted to pick his brain about menswear.

Read on to as we chatted about his Swedish design sensibility, the importance of a tailor and of course his East Dane shopping list.

What do you think about when putting together an outfit?
I try to have a bit of a uniform as I don’t like spending a lot of time picking and choosing what to wear in the morning. The most important thing is fit, so a good pair of jeans or chinos a shirt, a jacket or good sweater. I like things that are simple well made and that will last the distance. I am also gilty of buying two of the same thing if I find something that I really like.

Do you use a tailor a lot?
If I get something I don’t mind going to a tailor for minor adjustments. For example I like a more tapered leg on most of my pants.

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What would you say are the key points to the Swedish aesthetic?
We like everything pretty slim, pretty fitted and usually less is more

Was your dad a style inspiration at all, or does it come mostly from your wife, Ela?
Mostly from Ela, but I did use to borrow quite a bit of my dads stuff especially in high school when I was in a bit of a preppy phase and I actually wore the suit that he got married in to my wedding – that was pretty special.

Do you find that there are colours that men identify with?
I really like dark blue and navy as it is a colour that you can wear with a lot of things. It is also a little softer then all black.

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What about accessories, your work is women’s accessories, so how do you outfit yourself?
I carry our own bag, the Ela weekend tote in navy, It’s timeless and high quality and the perfect size. I also wear these colorful bracelets that Ela makes, they are a nice touch, they also work well with my watch that was passed down from my grandfather. And of course sneakers, I am a bit of a collector.

What are you looking forward to wearing this fall?
I got this navy blue suede micro perforated jacket that is pretty nice and that I can wear for both work and play.

laundry list martin aldorsson 1024x682 Laundry List: Martin Aldorsson Clockwise from top left: Gant Rugger Hopsack Blazer; Adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith Sneakers; Schnayderman’s Oxford One Dots Shirt; Vince Yak Sweater; Vince Contrast Micro Stripe Shirt; Etiquette ETQ x BKc Limited Edition Sock; Nudie Jeans Co. Grim Tim Jeans; Persol Polarized Classic Sunglasses; A.P.C. Kenickie Teddy Jacket; Rag & Bone Zeeland Sweater.

Any parting words on men’s style?
Make sure that fit and quality is good.

Other Laundry Lists:
Joseph of Mercury
Parambir Singh Keila
Grant Van Gameren

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