Sep
18

Luxirare Shoe Repair

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These shoes that I had gotten from Etsy were pretty worn out when I first received them, but after a good 3-4 months of wearing them nearly every other day, straps finally slipped loose from the base and the shoes were rendered un-walkable. It happened to me on the street and after that night for […]

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Sep
12

Scented Almond Milk

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One reader named Nikki had left a comment about almond milk, it’s something I like to drink now because it lacks that animal-scent you get with cow’s milk. I’ve never really been a fan of soy milk but almond milk is amazing. Anyway, in the comment she mentioned that it is so easy to make […]

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Aug
31

Night Riders

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The first time I met Anastasia Radevich was for lunch at Fred’s (Barney’s top floor)- this was almost like 8 months ago… I was excited to meet her- from her designs I could only assume that she was  very smart and talented. We ended up having a four hour lunch, and out of that lunch […]

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Aug
24

Popcorn Bar

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Here are the flavorings. You’ll need dry seasoning (powders and fine flakes) as well as infused oils. It’s nice to use flavored oils for the popcorn. Oil is required when you pop the corn so it’s the perfect way to infuse extra flavor. For my candied orange and poppyseed flavored popcorn, I use orange oil […]

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Aug
14

Luxirare’s Loafer

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The idea of playing with a loafer was just too tempting for me so I had to delve in. After watching a short scene in Mulholland Drive where Betty and Rita both fall for the singer’s lip syncing in Club Silencio I wanted to use this scene as my inspiration for my loafer. You …

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Aug
11

No Roll Sushi

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Is it possible to bastardize the art of sushi making and get away with it? Okay so this is like some kind of sushi lasagna- I don’t know what to call this..sushi cake..sushi napoleon..call it whatever you want! It’s all about stacking ingredients horizontally without rolling anything (something I don’t like to do-not so great […]

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Jul
24

Seamless Micro Purse

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Went on a little vacation, completely emptied out my bedroom (threw out everything except for the extreme essentials) and because of the heat wave this past week I lost 10 lbs by default-I’m feeling very light. It’s been so hot that the thought of eating anything grosses me out, which is why I couldn’t even […]

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Jul
10

Bloodless Mary

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A modern twist on a classic cocktail, the bloody mary. You will have to start out by quartering a lot of tomatoes. First the tomatoes and flavors have to be boiled for about 30 minutes to an hour. This broth is flavored with fennel, onion, bay leaf, basil, salt and pepper. Not putting my hand […]

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Jul
05

Summer Streets

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Outfit above: Luxirare quilted leather jacket, Luxirare jumpsuit. Outfit above:: Purple and black neoprene dress by Lisa Marie Fernandez. Outfit above: Shearling capelet by Luxirare, mesh top from AA, and Luxirare cage bag. This shoot was very casual, it was literally the three of us just roaming around downtown. Ms. Chesky with her camera, me […]

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Jul
04

Lox on Crepes

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Just another simple brunch idea. Enjoy! Crepe mix + a little bit of grated nutmeg. Nutmeg grater available HERE. Use a savory batter for this. This presentation is good for sharing. Onions, capers, tomatoes, creme fraiche, and chives. I added wasabi flavored caviar to the mix as well. Wrap it like a taco and eat. […]

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Jun
10

One piece

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I had to see my friend about a month ago and suddenly there it was, a challenge. When you lose your dressing ‘game’, you really lose it…This design was not going to be the kind where I ‘explore my creativity’ but rather..it was going to be a precise solution to my summer dressing issues…. again, […]

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May
29

Foie Gras Takoyaki

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How is everyone’s memorial day weekend going? Mine’s been pretty anticlimactic- as usual…Okay, I am pretty sure most of you have encountered a takoyaki ball (a popular yet humble japanese street food with grilled octopus inside). Of course I wanted to do my own version with decadent ingredients. It’s a great snack for a party. […]

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May
23

Sherbert Salad

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A fresh summer salad with savory lemon basil sherbert, stone crab legs, and mango salsa. For the mango salsa, chop mango, red onion, jalapeno peppers and basil, mix, add olive oil and some salt. The salt will draw out moisture from the mango, and this will act as the dressing. Also added to the salad, […]

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May
22

Easy Rider

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I designed the leather pants  and the shirt in this post, just really really wanted a pair of leather pants customized with all the details and embellishments exactly as I imagined them, and I took a lot of inspiration from the pants below, you can see the yolk integrated at the thigh and the knee […]

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May
18

Slow and simple

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It’s truly a luxury to make everything from scratch, usually I buy pre-made butter and jam, but not in this instance. Can’t compare fresh butter and jam to store bought ones. The one thing I can’t control is scoring a baguette from Balthazar when it just popped out of the oven- Though I enjoy making […]

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May
17

A line leather skirts

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I am so picky about skirts. They need to be slightly a-line but I hate anything that’s too a-line (then you just look like a trapezoid)..For my new a-line leather skirt designs I decided to use a comfortable stretch twill for the back side so that when you sit down there is some give and […]

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May
16

Make pizza without dough

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I don’t really know why I’m hogging all my fashion posts, just don’t feel like posting them right now. Last week I was running back and forth between my desk and my kitchen. I was debating whether or not to just call for pizza- ugh- pizza…again? I’d sit in front of my computer for 5 […]

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May
09

Truffled shrimp tempura sliders

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For a while now I’ve wanted to make some kind of shrimp tempura sandwich- and I ended up doing two versions here, some sliders (built like a classic hamburger) and one as a regular-sized sandwich on brioche. These are not just your average shrimp tempura, the batter includes freshly grated truffle and the aioli sauce […]

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May
08

Vodka Mojitos by Luxirare

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Mojitos are my favorite cocktail, but I know everyone has their own little spin. I don’t like too many flavor twists, I just like the classic recipe but with a little more mint infused simple syrup and more lime (I like them to taste really sour), oh and I prefer vodka instead of rum. …

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May
02

Seafood Squares To Go

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A new little snack, and meal, using seafood and fresh herbs, light things I want to eat for spring…. Two of the fish I’m using for these squares (and shrimp). Salmon and cod, and of course the fresh herbs for both garnishes and sauces to go with each fish. This is somewhat inspired by dim […]

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