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  • 04/19/15--13:39: Get the Look: 'Styled Out'
  • If you’re not watching 'Styled Out' on QVC Plus on Thursday nights, you are missing some of the hottest looks of the week.  Every Thursday, Sandra Bennett brings us different tips and tricks to have fun with fashion and add some wow to your wardrobe – and our  amazing stylists up the ante with some great outfits.

    Now I know  the pain of watching TV and seeing a perfect outfit go by and wanting to recreate that look for myself. Often times I will stop paying attention to the plot because I’m so distracted by the great styling, and even with extensive Googling, sometimes it’s nearly impossible to track down what’s being worn on TV.  

    Luckily for you guys, this week I was down on the set during ‘Styled Out’ and was able to get all of the details of what our models were wearing.  I have to say, I felt a little like a reporter on the Red Carpet chasing down Jocelyn and Staci asking “Who made your pants?!?”  and “What shoes are those?!”* during the show.

    [* Much appreciation to Jocelyn and Staci for not thinking I was completely insane and being extremely helpful in identifying the different parts of these outfits. I couldn’t have done it without them!]  

    So here are the hottest 3 looks from ‘Styled Out’ this week – with all the necessary info you need to recreate those looks for yourself: 

    Styled Out - Look 1

     

    WHY WE LOVE IT:  
    Talk about a Summer look. This is your summertime date night go to. The dip dye detail is absolutely gorgeous and the matching shoes just seal the deal. Not to mention, it looks effortlessly put together – like something you would see a celebrity rocking while ignoring paparazzi. I wasn’t  the only one loving this though, even the crew of guys I work with had to comment how much they liked this look (and that’s saying a lot).

    GET THE LOOK:
    Tunic:Jen Rade Dip Dye Tunic (http://qvc.co/QPlusJenRadeTunic)
    Tank:  SkinnyTees Tank (http://qvc.co/QPlusSkinnyTeesTank)
    Shoes: Elliot Lucca Nubuck Leather Pumps (http://qvc.co/QPlusElliotLuccaPump


    Styled Out - Look 2

     

    WHY WE LOVE IT:  
    Who doesn’t love the current revolution of the pant? First we had the triumphant return of the colored jean, and now we have bold prints. A pant with a fantastic print can be the difference between the same old look and a hot new style. Elevate that statement pant with a pop of color as Staci did with this cardigan, and you have a perfect Spring outfit.

    GET THE LOOK:
    Cardigan: Susan Graver Open Front Cardigan Sweater with Roll Tab Sleeve (http://qvc.co/QPlusSGOpenCardigan)
    Tank: Susan Graver Stretch Woven V-Neck Tank with Hi-Low Hem (http://qvc.co/QPlusSGTank)
    Pants: Susan Graver Printed Liquid Knit Regular Crop Pants (http://qvc.co/QPlusSGCropPants)


    Styled Out - Look 3

    WHY WE LOVE IT:
    You can never go wrong with a Maxi Skirt. Never. I promise you. Especially when you rock it with a perfect pair of Sandals and a fabulous bag.  This outfit is so well put together and classic and the accessories just absolutely make it.  While trends come and go, you can never fail if you look for classic flattering cuts, and accessorize with timeless pieces such as that Tiganello Bag.

    GET THE LOOK:
    Skirt: Lisa Rinna Collection Pull-On Button Front Knit Maxi Skirt (http://qvc.co/QPlusLisaRinnaSkirt
    Bag: Tignanello Everyday Casual Pebble Leather Satchel (http://qvc.co/QplusTiganelloBag
    Shoes: Cobb Hill by New Balance Leather Lace-up Sandals – Sasha (http://qvc.co/QplusCobbHillSandal


    Don’t forget to tune in to ‘Styled Out’ each and every Thursday night on QVC Plus at 10P ET for more great looks and fashion tips.  And remember to check back in with me every Sunday on the QVC Plus blog for behind the scenes looks, previews of upcoming shows, and the 411 on everything Plus.

     - Tori, QVC Plus Blogger

     

     


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    Hello, foodies…

    I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but it’s a quaint little town near the center of the state with a large Amish and Mennonite population. And, it’s the birthplace of one of the best desserts on the planet: the whoopie pie. I didn’t have a whoopie pie until I came to Altoona, PA as an anchor at WTAJ-TV. (Altoona is about 2 hours west of Lancaster, but the dessert is popular in pockets all over the state.) Whoopie pies look like giant Oreo cookies…chocolate cookies and a creamy filling. But, the cookies are soft and cake-like and the filling in the middle (if it’s a good recipe) is like a fluffy, sweet cloud.

    When we were brainstorming recipes for “Sandwich Month,” we wanted one more sweet sandwich, to accompany our chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. ITKWDteam member Amy, a fellow central PA’er, suggested whoopie pies. Foodies, we give you Wednesday’s recipe, Strawberry-Nutella Whoopie Pies.

    Wes, our genius photographer, found some more pictures from North Carolina on his camera today. And, I thought I’d share them with all of you:

    Mama Dip and David

    Here’s my favorite shot of me and Mama Dip. Just love her. Jonathan is taking our photo, and Wes captured it all on another camera.

    Eddie & David

    This is me and Eddie Williams, the owner of Time Out, my other favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill. Eddie’s been the owner since the restaurant opened in 1978.

    The famous chicken biscuit

    This is the famous chicken biscuit that made the restaurant famous. I may or may not have eaten a 100 of those in my lifetime.

    Cinnamon Rolls

    And these are the Cinnamon Rolls at Time Out. Instead of taking the biscuit scraps and re-rolling them (which would make them tough), they take the scraps and make homemade cinnamon rolls. You couldn’t go to Time Out for a chicken biscuit and NOT get a cinnamon roll.

    David Dressed Up!

    As most of you know, I hosted the Clef Hangers spring concert on Saturday evening and that’s why I was all dolled up. The concert was amazing. It was just an incredible honor to be able to MC the program and introduce the group for their concert and I was suddenly 20 years old again, when I was up there on the stage. It didn’t seem so long ago. It was wonderful to see how excited the guys were about what they were doing and the whole auditorium had a wonderful energy.

    Earlier in the day on Saturday, there was a Clef Hanger alumni gathering and the current group gave us a preview of two songs they were singing that night. And then, what was really special was, all the alumni introduced ourselves, and said when we went to school, and it was emotional—there’s a brotherhood that never diminishes no matter how long ago you sang. Then we circled up at the end and sang the alma matter. It was fun.

    I’ll see you this Wednesday, foodies, for In the Kitchen with David at 8pm ET.

    Keep it flavorful!

    —David


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    There is no question - Mint has turned out to be the HOTTEST color of the season and I couldn’t be happier!!! ! It is a fresh and hip way to add pastels to your wardrobe, and I have yet to meet a gal who didn’t look amazing in this super-flattering shade!

    If you are considering adding mint to your wardrobe, here are some easy tips on how to make it look sensational!

    Think of mint as a new neutral. Pair it with white, black, navy or khaki. Think of it as a great complementing color to any of those wardrobe basics. Take a great pair of khaki pants, white tee and add a mint jacket or sweater!

    If you love to wear prints, try to pair mint with a print that has a bit of mint (or any pale green or blue pastel) in it. I did a show recently with Jennifer Coffey and she paired our Jersey KnitBoyfriend Cardigan with Sequin Detail in mint with a cute multicolor floral skirt and it looked sensational. 

    The reason it looked so darn cute was there was a bit of mint in the pattern of her skirt!

    I also love this amazing BRAND NEW statement necklace from our collection - J318659: Limited Edition Garden Fantasy Statement Necklace  (notice it has a touch of mint!). Perhaps you can rock the new mint trend with your jewelry!!

    Thrilled to see my friend Jayne Brown wearing her mint and pastels necklace with bright orchid and gold.  Home run Jayne!!!

    Be sure to see the debut of this stunner on April 22nd at 1pm in my show with Jennifer Coffey!!!!

    And, join Jill Bauer and me this Wednesday, April 22nd at 6pm when we will be featuring one of our most popularjackets, freshly minted in my favorite color!!!

    I recently assembled some of my favorite mint colored items in my Mint Collection. You might enjoy seeing the entire collection of amazing items that we have this season in fabulous MINT!

    And don’t miss any of my appearances this month:

    April 21st

    11-midnight- QVC PlusJoan Rivers Classics Collection All Jewelry Hour!!

    April 22nd

    4-5am Joan Rivers Classics Collection

    1-3pm Joan Rivers Classics Collection

    6-7pm  Joan Rivers Classics Collection

    April 25th

    8-10am -AM Style

    April 27th

    12-1pm Q Check Style Edition

    7-8pm  Inspired Style

    10-Midnight PM Style

    Follow Joan’s FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/joanrivers

    Or INSTAGRAM at www.instagram.com/joanrivers

    Follow David on FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/daviddangleqvc

    Or on INSTAGRAM at www.instagram.com/daviddangle

    Or on TOGATHER at http://qvc.co/DDprofile

    www.joanrivers.com



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  • 04/20/15--16:36: An afternoon in London
  • One of the great advantages of living in Ireland is that it can be really easy to get to most European cities.

    Yesterday I had to meet a customer in London, so with the help of one of Ireland's famous budget airlines, I was able to get a round trip ticket for less than $ 50, so I was 'off for the day' !

    Following a dawn start from home, I was in London by mid morning , and luckily my meeting finished early, so I found myself with a few hours free, so made the most of a beautiful sunny afternoon to take in a few sights.

    Many of the highlights are located within walking distance so I got the chance to see the houses of parliament and Big Ben, see the famous Scotland Yard police station, and take a stroll to Buckingham Palace. I hope that you will enjoy some photos and selfies that I took as I went along.

    It's great when I can combine business and pleasure !

    I hope that spring is well on the way wherever you live, and click Connemara marble to see what we have on offer for you.

     

    Stephen


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    One of my favorite things to do is to go through my archives. It’s fun to revisit past designs, and to step back and see the journey my collections have been through. It is also a great source of inspiration. Sometimes when I look at old designs questions pop into my head: ‘what if I had lowered the pocket just a little be more?’, or ‘I wonder if this design would work with a Tushy Lifter™ seam, or my Tummy Control panel?’ Often, these questions lead to a new design; to an update on a classic style of mine that you already know and love.

    I’m also inspired by the comments and questions I receive from you on my Facebook page. Which is why I love sharing behind the scenes photos with you of my studio and designs. I know I can always count on strong and helpful commentary from you to steer me in the right direction. Which is especially helpful when my design team and I hit a creative road block.

    So what would happen if I added a cargo pocket to your favorite Women with Control® cropped pant? What would happen if I created a spring version of a classic Women with Control® style? Or brought you a new petite design like you've been asking me for on my Facebook page?

    Well, I’d end up with my latest Today’s Special Value® from Women with Control®! My Women with Control® Contour Waist Cropped Cargo Pant is a knockout style that features an all-star lineup of my best Women with Control® design elements. It has my classic cropped length, the contour waist I'm known for and the cargo pockets from a classic, customer top-rated Women with Control® cargo pant. And to top it all off it is available in petites as well.  I'm so excited to bring you this Today's Special Value. It's a toast to my past designs, a celebration of our current designs, and an ode to you, my Wardrobe Warrior.

    Plus!  As part of my live show today, we are going to be giving one lucky Wardrobe Warrior a makeover! She is going to be given a full makeover with IT Cosmetics, a blow out by Maria McCool from Calista, a pair of shoes from Clark shoes, a bag from Aimee Kestenberg and a bra from Breezies.  You can check all these great pieces here --> {LINK}

    xo

    Renee


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  • 04/21/15--06:53: Decorating with Light!
  • After a looooooooong winter, I have decided that I am going to spend as much time outdoors as possible this spring and summer! I've been working on my deck and patio and can't wait to share it with you!! Here is a sneak peek of what I've done so far and how the addition of accent lighting can create an inviting atmosphere at night.

    energizer lights in Alberti's garden

    another view of Alberti's garden

    Light in a flower pot

    a view of Alberti's house and garden

    When using solar powered lights the possibilities are endless!! They are not only affordable, but now you can place lights in your deck planters so that you can enjoy the color and add a bit of drama at night!

    lights at night

    I really love the starburst effect that these lights give off! They make the outdoors feel even more magical.

    TSV light

    close up of TSV light at night

    light at night

    Click here to shop our Today's Special Value!

     

     


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    Okay, I'll admit it.   I'm a complete Europhile.   And travel addict.   And I'm fashion obsessed.   So when my husband said he wanted to go to Italy (one of the fashion Meccas of the world!) for his birthday, I surely said, "Andiamo! Let's go!!" 

    The first decisions to be made are where and when and how will we get around with our three year old son. Who am I kidding? We've got those covered in the first few minutes. The BIG question is what shoes will I be wearing?   Ya know… so I'm comfortable while touring around this wonderful land but also so I look stylish among all these gorgeous people.   Followed by, which of my fabulous orYANY handbags shall I carry?  Do I choose two to bring?  One larger one for toting what the family needs and one smaller for dinners?   I have such a beautiful collection, it's hard to choose only one of my babies to join me on this latest Italian adventure.   I mean, will the other bags left at home feel slighted, jealous, neglected? 

    Then it hits me like a glorious choir of angels singing "hallelujah."  I'll bring the new Danielle! She is midsize so I can fit the usual’s like my wallet, cosmetics for touch ups, sunglasses and of course a few snacks for...Um, the kid.   Yeah, for my son.  That's right.  There's even enough room for extras like his matchbox cars, silly putty, hand sanitizer and maps.  Plus the outside pockets can carry my phone and other quick-grab essentials like the camera, tissues, a few spare Euros, metro card. The convertibility will be perfect.   She can be carried as a shoulder bag, crossbody or long shoulder.   Plus her Italian grain leather will be right at home and the minimal chain detail elevates the look without trying too hard. 

    So that solved that!   Danielle was the lucky girl to join us.   She did great by the way!  I felt uber chic! The misty rose was the perfect neutral color without being too blah or too wow.

    (crossbody pic inside coliseum) 

    I was able to pop her on as a crossbody when pushing the stroller or lugging suitcases and it was the perfect size bag to carry on vacation.   Enough room for extras but not too heavy to break my back.   We had a wonderful trip, too. My husband had never been to Rome so we started there and he was amazed at the Coliseum.

     (Outside coliseum picture here)

    It is pretty awesome, I must say. Then we headed to Florence and drooled over all the jewelry on the famous bridge, Ponte Vecchio.

    (Bridge pic) 

    Our son at three years old continues to amaze us at his flexibility and appreciation for great travel.   I'm sure it's the concentrated family time he loves most, but the daily gelato didn't hurt matters either. 

    (Family pic at the end)

    So I ask you, where will you take your Danielle this year?

    Xo

    Bethanie

    Stay in touch with me through Facebook: Bethanie Lori-Oryany for QVC


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    Hi, everyone!

    I was thumbing through my grandma’s recipe box hoping to find you some sweet spring inspiration. And, I stumbled upon one of the prettiest cakes I’ve ever made: Grasshopper Cake.

    Grasshopper Cake

    Grasshopper Cake

    This recipe is prepared with the 13" x 9" baker from the Temp-tations® Floral Lace 18-Piece Bake and Serve Set (K41206).

    Ingredients:

    • 1 box white cake mix
    • 4 Tbsp crème de menthe liqueur, divided
    • 1 jar hot fudge ice cream topping (NOT chocolate syrup)
    • 1 (9-oz) tub cool whip

    Preparation:

    1. Follow the cake box directions and preheat the oven. Grease and flour a 13" x 9" pan. Prepare the cake as directed, adding 2 Tbsp of crème de menthe to the batter. Bake the cake for the recommended time and then set it aside to cool.
    2. When completely cool, spread the hot fudge over the cake. Mix the remaining 2 Tbsp of crème de menthe with the cool whip, and then spread it over the fudge topping. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving and store any leftovers in the fridge.

    I can’t honestly remember which grandma gave me this recipe. I have memories of both of them making this cake. It’s very possible one grandma made it, the other tried it, and then they both had the recipe. But, who knows...that’s the fun of old recipes, isn’t it? Just remembering when you had said dish and with whom?

    I just love this cake because the mint is really refreshing. And, when you cut it, it looks like a giant Andes mint. The layer of hot fudge is just to die for and ties the whole thing together, I think.

    I hope you've been enjoying our Refresh and Renew tips for this month...if you haven't seen them, they're trending on QVC.com.

    Happy spring and happy baking, refreshing, and renewing!

    From my home to yours,
    —Jill


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  • 04/22/15--07:55: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
  • Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

    How many times have you heard “the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Mine is closed?”   Too many?  Why is there so much Sleeping Beauty Turquoise still appearing on air then?  Is it really rare?   Is it genuine Sleeping Beauty Turquoise or just Sleeping Beauty Turquoise color and quality?

    These are all great questions and I hope I can help you understand what is really going on.  Yes, the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, closed in August 2012 for turquoise mining.  The owners of the mine decided to concentrate on copper mining only.  Is there still turquoise in the mine?  Yes, but no one knows how much or the quality and color.  Will it ever be mined again?   No one knows.  The owners, however, say no.

    Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is revered and highly sought after due to its pure sky blue color which shows very little to no veining or webbing.   The only way to tell if turquoise is truly from the Sleeping Beauty Mine is to see the rough stones before they are cut.  Once cut, it is impossible to tell exactly which mine they came from.  For example, there is beautiful blue turquoise from Mexico that, once cut, is very close to the Sleeping Beauty color and quality.   There are also unscrupulous gem dealers who sell reconstituted Sleeping Beauty Turquoise as natural turquoise: turquoise, ground up into dust, mixed with glue, and cut into cabochons.  QVC does not sell any reconstituted turquoise of any kind.

    No one knows how much rough Sleeping Beauty Turquoise has already been mined but not cut into gemstones.   Miners, gem collectors, gem dealers, and various gem lovers have been collecting and storing the rough material away for years, usually packed in barrels and stored in garages, storerooms, vaults, etc.  At the 2014 Tucson Gem Show, we found a large barrel of rough Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and partnered with one of our largest and finest jewelry manufacturers to acquire it all.   From that one barrel, we were able to produce January’s Gem Day TSV (J318104) and many supporting items.  All of the rough has been used, except for some small stones that will be gone soon.

    This year, at the 2015 Tucson Show, we searched high and low and only found one small bag and it had already been sold.   We were very upset but did find beautiful turquoise from Mexico, China, and the Kingman Mine.   All beautiful turquoise and very collectable; you’ll love it!

    At the Hong Kong Jewelry Fair, the largest jewelry show in Asia, we found many great gemstones, some of which have already been aired, such as the Csarite Ring and other stones to be featured on July Gem Day.   On the second day of the show, we had an appointment with a major factory and gemstone dealer, who used to be one of the largest Sleeping Beauty Turquoise dealers, but in recent years had very little supply.   Our mouths dropped and a large “OH MY” could be heard we when walked into their room and saw a pile of rough Sleeping Beauty Turquoise of the finest color and quality.  They had found a private collection of it and bought it all.  We immediately purchased everything and began working on new styles.   Many of the upcoming Sleeping Beauty Turquoise products will come from this treasure trove.  

    We cannot say if or when we will ever find any more Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, but one thing is certain---if it’s out there, we will find it!

    Part of the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise found at the Hong Kong Jewelry Fair.

    Kingman Turquoise

    Barrels of Turquoise and other gems at Tucson 2015.  This is where we found it in 2014.  No Sleeping Beauty Turquoise this year!

    Part of the small bag of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Rough that we found in Tucson 2015.   It was already sold.

    Marty Colbaugh, the owner of the Kingman Mine.

    Hope this helps.   Please let me know any questions or comments.

    Take care, Peyton

     


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    We are bursting with sunshine here at the Quacker Factory!  Spring has sprung!  Birds are in the air, Trees are Green, Skies are Blue, and HAPPINESS is in bloom everywhere you look!  Bling into Spring with Quacker Factory and take a peek at what we have planted in the garden just for you.  These styles will be ready to “pick” in just a few!

    Star Spangled Spectacular!  So many times we reach for the “Red, White, and Blue” in the spring and summer months. Cause some “fireworks” in these bright sequin stars every time you enter a room in this new piece from Quacker Factory.

    Our new take on the “Stars and the Stripes”! This will be your new favorite “go to” piece for days at the shore, on Cape Cod, or Cruising with your friends and family.  Perfect sleeve length, a hood on the back, and sparkling embellished stars at the top.  The perfect pair to all of your crisp White DreamJeannes! 

    Butterfly wings are a sure sign of nature’s beauty!  Feminine colors and delicate embroidery dance and fly across your shoulder.  Set your cares free, and take flight with the butterflies in our new Fluttering Butterflies T-shirt!  You’ll be “Happy” you did!

     

    Nothing says “Happy” like a bumble bee!  Hidden amidst a heart full of colorful spring flowers, our little bees will “sting” your heart!  I’ll take one in every color please! 

     

    Catch the Happiness wave with Quacker Factory this Spring!  We’ve got you covered for vacations, graduations, summer parties, and all the fun that summer has in store! 

    We are bursting at the seams with all the Happy we’ve got planned for you.  So don’t miss a thing!  If you are not already signed up to receive all the Quacker scoop on summer… Click Here:   http://bit.ly/Join_QF

    Follow Quacker Factory with Angel on Facebook, click here:  http://bit.ly/A_Facebook

     

    Follow Quacker Factory with Patrick on Facebook, click here:  http://bit.ly/P_Facebook

     


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  • 04/22/15--10:46: Life List: Give Back!
  • My life has changed dramatically in the last few years, as I know many of your lives have too…I'm still working hard to find my new normal! That's why it is so important to me to volunteer my time and give back to my community. I find it fulfilling and grounding.

    Even though my daughter Nikki has moved on to college, I still enjoy the opportunity to give back to the local high school in my area. I find incredible fulfillment volunteering with the dancers and students...and what I have received in return has been much more than I could ever dream.

    I thought I would share some memories with you…

    Fundraiser Crafts

    I have had the great privilege of helping with the crafting part of our dance fundraisers so that outstanding dancers and all-around great kids could continue to be able to perform and experience ballet. Here are a couple crafts I helped create.

    I did recently retire from the board but will always be there to help these outstanding kids!

    Backstage Ballet

    For years, I worked backstage with other great moms to help students prep for ballets. It meant a lot of false eyelashes in a short time!

    My goal was to make every dancer feel like a prima ballerina. The challenge was so rewarding for me...and I got to admire lots of beautiful costumes as I steamed them so they would be ready for our dancers!!!

    Virtual Enterprise

    Virtual Enterprise is a class in schools across the country in which the students run a virtual business and enter a business competition and trade show. This year was my third year mentoring our local Virtual Enterprise team, helping them prepare for their business presentation.

    I can still remember the excitement in Nikki's voice when she called me to say that the team had won the local and now would advance to the NYC competition! Again this year our local team won their local competition and advanced to NYC to win the first place in the Mid-Atlantic region!!!!

    I even had a chance to meet a QVC viewer Joyce who was also in NYC with her high school!

    I know so many of you volunteer your time and resources which I so admire!

    Giving back for me has given me so much to fulfill my life. Please take a moment to share how you volunteer! Maybe together we can inspire others.

    Take care of yourself…and others! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

    Pat

    Tune in Friday 4/24 at 10pm ET for Fashionably Late to enjoy some pre-weekend girl time with me and Jayne. Check out my Facebook page for our Mid-Week Sneak Peek (#MWSP) item, and if you haven’t already, be sure to like my page to get fresh updates each week. And keep checking Facebook throughout the week for the inside scoop, style inspiration, and lots more fun!

    You can find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/PatJamesDeMentriQVC

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/pdementri

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/PatJamesDeMentriQVC


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    It's not the best photo in the world, but it's the first one sent to me where you can see my shoes. : ) 

    Plus, I had so much fun borrowing another woman's fascinator just to see how it looked and to do something British! What do you think?! 


    Thank you again for all of your help in choosing what I would wear to Eric and Alice's wedding! You were spot on!!

    Counting our Blessings,

    Mary Beth Roe  


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    I love hard boiled eggs but I HATE peeling them!  It can be so frustrating.  I have looked online for tips and tricks and finally found one that works.

    How to peel a hard-boiled egg:

    • Get a cup that is no larger than the palm of your hand.
    • Fill it halfway with water.
    • Drop your hard-boiled egg in.
    • Cover the mouth of the cup with your hand and shake vigorously for 20 - 30 seconds.
    • The shell should peel off really easy.  

    Check this out:

    Now that peeling hard boiled eggs is so easy I will be making Deviled Eggs every week!  :)  Please share your Deviled Egg recipes with me!

     

    You can find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/JayneBrownQVC

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/jaynebrown1

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaynebrownqvc


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  • 04/22/15--11:26: The Countdown is On!
  • For the past year I’ve been working around the clock with my team at Wanderland, building a brand new beauty experience, and it’s coming to you in just a few days! Follow us on Instagram, @Wander_Beauty, to be in the know about our air date.  So much time, thought, and passion has gone into developing our On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator, our innovative multi-tasking and internationally inspired launch product. Before I tell you more, I want to give you an exclusive behind the scenes look at my experience building Wander Beauty, the newest cosmetic line to hit shelves at QVC!

    lindsay

    Ten years of modeling has given me an education in beauty. I like to call it makeup school, but I've also learned so much more. From lighting, to style trends, editing, shooting tutorials, the list goes on and on. I still haven't mastered styling my hair yet, I'll leave that to Chaz Dean.  For our shoot, not only was I the face of the campaign, I was the producer, stylist, and creative director.  I had such a blast being so involved in the creative process, it was a great success and I'm already brainstorming for the next one.

    Lindsay casting models

    As Co-founder and Creative Director of Wander Beauty, one of my many responsibilities is to cast all the models for our website. After modeling for 10 years it was a little funny to see the tables turned.  Here I am at Fenton Agency, owned by Wendy Levene, who happened to be my first agent when I started modeling in Los Angeles.  We had a line of gorgeous girls out the door wanting to work with us.  It was incredible - I wish I could have hired them all!

    model line up

    Lindsay with all the models

    At Wander Beauty we are very passionate about our multiethnic approach to beauty.  I chose girls with a range of skin tones, from porcelain to deep, who represent a variety of ethnicities and show how universally flattering our shades are.  Our goal is to make all women feel confident and beautiful and create products they will love.  

    Coral inspiration

    As Creative Director, I also get to play and experiment with color and develop the perfect shades for all of our customers. It’s one of my favorite parts of the job. Our On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator duo stick comes in two shades, Coral Rose and Soft Pink.  Inspired by my years of traveling the world, every product we develop has a special story.  I started my career in Paris and would often spend time working and playing in St. Tropez.  Our Coral Rose blush is inspired by the breathtaking sunsets, the various shades of coral in the village and the gorgeous sun-kissed women.

    soft pink inspiration

    Our Soft Pink blush is inspired by many of the fashion shows I did in the beginning of my career, like Dior, Chanel, and Lanvin.  It was a phase in the fashion industry when the “doll look” was popular.  Many of the top models had large eyes and delicate features.  I remember makeup artists applying a healthy flush of color to our cheeks and little else. By the way, this trend has made a come back with the popular “no-makeup, makeup” look.

    illustration of wander stick

    As promised, here’s a little more about our launch product. Our On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator is the ultimate multitasker with at least 10 ways to wear it! In fact, last year on my honeymoon, as far as makeup goes, all I packed was this and a mascara and I was set. The blush delivers natural color to lips and cheeks, while the highlighter adds beautiful sheen and dimension to your face and body.  This dual sided stick allows for transportability and easy, on-the-go touch-ups.  Illustration by Calla O'Malley  @ThePaletteBlog.


    I hope you enjoyed this little journey behind the scenes. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @Wander_Beauty to stay updated on our launch date and time on QVC.  I look forward to sharing many more stories, as well as the knowledge I have absorbed over the years, with you through Wander Beauty.  




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  • 04/22/15--14:19: Tennis: My Other Passion!
  • Last week I shared my love of painting with you and this week, it’s all about one of my other favorite pastimes—tennis. I started playing about 10 years ago. 

    James and I went to a clinic with some of our friends and I was immediately hooked. At first, I played just for the exercise and fun, but quickly learned that I still had the drive to compete at a higher level and so I joined the USTA adult tennis league. And I’m still going strong!

    I play doubles and I love playing up at the net. I have good reflexes, which is a must when you play the net. My lefty serve, although not as powerful as I would like it to be, is still pretty good and has a lot of spin on it. I love watching the faces of my opponents as they try to figure out why my ball bounces away from them… then they realize I’m left handed.  

    My personal record last year was just okay—I’m striving to do better this year. My team made it to the national championship in Tucson, Arizona in 2008 and we‘re chasing the dream to return. Practice is twice a week (although I haven’t been able to make many because of my work schedule) and we play matches against other local clubs on Fridays. Afterwards, we celebrate with the opposing team with lunch and cocktails. So much fun.

    I’ve met some amazing ladies over the years and between the exercise, the camaraderie, and friendship, playing tennis is truly one of my favorite things to do. Our first match of the season is this Friday, April 24. Tune in to Fashionably Late at 10pm to find out how we did (and for some fabulous girl time and shopping with me and Pat, of course).

    Check out my Facebook page for our Mid-Week Sneak Peek (#MWSP) item, and if you haven’t already, be sure to like my page to get fresh updates each week. And keep checking Facebook throughout the week for the inside scoop, style inspiration, and lots more fun!

    Blessings,

    Jayne

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  • 04/22/15--14:35: Art is Always in Fashion
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    I recently spent the day with my friend Barbara King, and she whipped up this yummy dip for us!! I told her I just HAD to share it, it was so good! It’s a great thing to make when you’re just lounging on the back porch, or when you have guests over!

     

    Ingredients:

    8 oz cream cheese

    1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

    1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped

    2 Tbsp granulated sugar

    2 Tbsp vinegar

    2 eggs, beaten

    pinch of salt

    2 Tbsp butter

    Directions:

    1. Place sugar, vinegar, eggs, and salt in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Put aside to cool. Beat cream cheese, salt, and butter. Add egg mixture; beat until smooth. Add onion and bell pepper.
    2. Refrigerate one day before serving.

     

     


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    Lindsay Ellingson was recently featured in The Coveteur’s Closet, which takes a peek inside the homes & closets of today’s tastemakers. Her laid-back California style mix with New York high-style in a closet that was too great not to share! Visit thecoveteur.com to check out the entire article and find out about her first major splurge, her career as a model and her new excitement with Wander Beauty!

    Lindsay Ellingson


    Lindsay and her husband on their wedding day

    Lindsay's shoes and a piggy bank

    Lindsay Ellingson

    Lindsay Ellingson

     

    Thanks to The Coveteur for permission to share their story & photos!

    Read the full story here > Lindsay Ellingson - Model; Founder, Goldie Knots Jewelry; Creative Director & Co-Founder, Wander Beauty


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  • 04/23/15--10:17: The Little Lamb that Could
  • Here is a story of determination and springtime.

    Kelly and I made a conscious decision late last fall that this year we were not going to "lamb".

    Usually the cute little lambs start arriving sometime in mid-February when it is 5 degrees outside and Mother Nature seems to deliver for us at 2:00 AM.  The thought of staying inside late at night and not freezing our rear ends off seemed like a wise and well thought out decision. Apparently we forgot to discuss the concept with the one individual who had other plans.

    His name is Tiny.

    Tiny is a ram lamb from last year’s breeding and he was the runt of the litter.  Much smaller than any ram lamb we had ever had and just about the happiest sheep you could ever meet. As far as ram lambs go he is no show winner. He is much too small to be a prodigious breeder (or so we thought) and where as most rams are somewhat territorial and love nothing better than knocking you on your butt if you turn your back, Tiny never showed us any aggression at all.  Baby lambs are known for kicking up their heels when they are little but eventually grow out of the practice.  Tiny still does it just for fun. For no apparent reason he will take off running in the pasture and spring into the air just for the shear enjoyment of being a sheep. He makes me laugh.

    We separated Tiny from the rest of the flock each night when were not around to supervise and the wire mesh fencing still allows him to be close to his buddies. We were sure it would prevent Nature from taking it's course.   We were wrong and Tiny apparently has more determination than his small statue would indicate.  I don't consider myself a motivational speaker but there has to be something to be learned from all this although I am not quite sure what that is.  Sheep don't climb fences. We checked and there are no gaps in the fence or holes he could have wiggled through....but sure enough a couple weeks ago we noticed that some of our ewes were putting on some weight. (I never mentioned it out loud within ear shot of them for even sheep are sensitive to such comments).

    A couple days ago we welcomed the new arrival of a bigger flock.  Our newest female lamb is happy, healthy and a little bigger than I might have expected.  Meet Tina....Tiny's first off spring.

    We have six or seven more lambs on the way and it wouldn't surprise me to see Tiny passing out cigars in the barn yard.

     

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