Add some colors to your everyday clothes to enliven your look!
Soleil Cashmere Cardigan – 188 $ | Soleil Cashmere Scarf – 159 $ | Uppdoo Purse – 180 $ | Articles of Society Jeans – 115$ | F-Troupe Shoes – 118$
For all those who haven’t yet discovered this multi talented designer, we have some special offer. All Mara Hoffman’s dresses are now on sale! If you are not yet convinced, let us introduce you to Hoffman’s world of oriental patterns and exotic inspirations.
Hoffman established a recognizable aesthetic heavily focused on colorful, original prints early in her career. Recurrently drawing from nature and mythology, Hoffman ultimately draws inspiration from her own travels around the world and is a true, living embodiment of her designs.
In 2008, Mara Hoffman had her first Bryant Park appearance at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. This year also marked the launch of the brand’s first swim collection, consisting of playful bikinis, cutout one pieces and dashiki cover-ups. In 2009, Hoffman showed her swim collection at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. In 2011, Mara was honored to be inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Hoffman and her close-knit team continue to evolve creatively out of their headquarters in New York City, growing the label to now encompass Women’s Ready-to-Wear, Swimwear, Childrenswear, Bridal, and recently welcomed its newest category, Activewear.
Her projects always draw inspiration from oriental patterns, mytholigies and hieroglyphics which combined with modern shapes and forms create offbeat ready to wear for active, self-confident and creative women.
Drop by at Layover Boutique to check more of her beautiful dresses and skirts!
Last days of beautiful autumn weather? Drop by to shop some suede!
ottod’Ame dress – 249 $ | F-Troupe suede shoes – 169 $ | Soleil Cashmere Scarf – 159 $ | Uppdoo Bag – 225 $
We know that looking for a classy and warm winter coat can be a real nightmare.
With Eleven Elfs newest collection you don’t have to compromise. Their winter coats have it all: class, elegance, design and quality.
Drop by at 903 Queen Street West to check more styles and colors.
Eleven Elfs Winter Coat – 899 $
How do you like this floral hippie dress? Isn’t it a perfect pick for this sunny autumn afternoon?
Uppdoo Bag – 385 $ | Mandala Floral Dress – 159 $| Soleil Cashmere Travel Wrap – 259$ | F-Troupe Shoes – 269$
Whether you’re at the cottage or relaxing at home, no long weekend is complete without a tasty beverage or two. Here are some tried (enjoyed) and true recipes for you to sip on.
Happy long weekend!
Spiced Green Tea Ginger Lemonade
1l (4 cups) water
15g (2 tablespoons) dried green tea leaves
80g (1½ cups) ginger, coarsely grated
10g (2 tablespoons, yield of ~3 large lemons) lemon zest
3g (about 10 pieces) cardamom pods
12g (about 2) cinnamon sticks
60g (3 tablespoons) agave nectar, plus extra to taste
100g (1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons) lemon juice
Ice cubes and lemon slices, to serve
1. Pre-heat a sous-vide water bath to 70°C (158°F).*
2. Boil the water and cool to 80°C (175°F). Add the green tea leaves and steep for 2-3 minutes. strain the leaves, discard and set the tea aside.
3. To a sous-vide bag add the ginger, lemon zest, cardamom and cinnamon sticks. Pour the tea and agave nectar on top. Seal the bag and submerge in the water bath for up to 2 hours but at least 30 minutes. Remove from the water bath and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Strain.
4. Stir the lemon juice into the mixture and refrigerate until completely chilled. Taste for sweetener and adjust according to your taste.
5. Pour the liquid into a chilled 1 quart whipping siphon. Charge with 1 CO2 soda cartridge (NOT a N2O whipped cream cartridge!). Dispense over ice into individual glasses and serve immediately with additional lemon slices.
*If there’s no sous-vide water bath available, let the aromatics sit in the liquid in the fridge overnight, covered.
3 tablespoons fresh strawberry purée (yield from about 2 large berries)
½ tablespoon lime juice
⅓ – ½ cup pink (or regular) champagne, prosecco or other sparkling wine, well chilled
Additional strawberries, lime wedges and mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
2.In a martini shaker, combine all the cocktail ingredients with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.
2. Remove from heat, and add in 1 cup basil leaves. Crush and muddle the basil leaves in the mixture to release the flavor. Pour the peach basil mixture into a heat proof container, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 4 days. The longer it sits, the more basil flavor there will be.
3. When ready to serve, strain the peach basil in large pitcher, discarding the used basil leaves. Combine the strained peach basil mixture with the sparkling wine and vodka (if using vodka), then add in 1 sliced lime, 1 sliced peach and ½ cup basil leaves. Stir to combine. Serve in a tall glass with ice and garnish with a wedge.
2. Combine the Key Lime Sparkling Water with the frozen raspberries, superfine sugar, and Limeade frozen concentrate in a very large blender.
3. If you don’t have a large blender, you may have to do this drink in two separate blends or it most likely will spill out of your blender. (I used my Wild Side Jar and Blendtec for this drink and it fit perfectly.)
4. Blend together until smooth.
5. If desired, rim your glasses with sugar by squeezing a lime around the rim and then dipping the glass in a bowl of superfine sugar (extra from the 1/4 cup called out for in the recipe)
6. Fill up the glass with crushed ice (either crushed superfine from a slushy machine or just regular crushed ice if desired) and then pour the drink into your glass.