Sunday, February 26, 2012

Monday Musings

There's just something about Michelle Williams. I've only ever seen one of her movies so for me it's not her acting skills that impress me; it's her presence as a woman who is clearly self-possessing. Viola is one of my new favorite actresses and the fact that she wore her hair natural to the Academy Awards made such a statement. I love these women's confidence and sense of style. 

Color blocked clutches
Clutches + Color Block= Just my style
Clockwise from left: Tobi ($46); Herringbone Bags ($130); Esty Shop R. Pellicer ($40)

Last Minute Oscar Party Menu

In the event that you're planning a very last minute menu for your very own Oscars Watch Party, I've got you covered. Here are 3 simple menu ideas your guests are sure to love.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip w/ Toasted Pita Bread: 30 minutes
You'll Need:
1 Can of artichokes
1 small pack of frozen chopped spinach (thaw & drain first)
1/2 Cup of Mayo
1 cup grated Parmesean Cheese
1 Cups of Monterrey Jack Cheese
1/3 cup of sundried tomatoes chopped
Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Garlic and Onion Power (about 2 teaspoons each
1 pack of bread crisps or pita bread

1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease baking dish with cooking spray 2.) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl reserving about a cup of Jack cheese 3.) Pour mixture into baking dish and sprinkle remaining cheese. 4.) Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. 5.) Serve with toasted bread, bread crisps or toasted pita bread. To toast pita bread, cut in half twice, spread on butter and toast in oven for 3-5 minutes

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day & Night Socialite on Pinterest

Hey Socialites! Just wanted to remind you all to follow Day & Night Socialite on Pinterest. If you haven't joined yet, you're definitely missing out. It is just another social media site but the good thing about Pinterest as compared to Tumblr is that you can organize things you like better without having to create a separate blog. I consider it an online vision board which is just perfect for me since I spend so much time discovering new things from around the web. Try it at your own risk however; you may find your self pinning for hours.

Here are some of my favorite pins so far.

Entertaining with Jackie O. from my Personal Vision Board

Friday, February 17, 2012

What to do This Weekend

It's finally Friday, socialites! Let's make the most of this 3-day weekend. Thank God for Presidents! Whether you're looking for some laid back Linsanity or frilly brunch event, here are the Day & Night Socialite's top happenings for the weekend.

Friday February 17, 2012
Mardi Gras at 230 5th. If you've never been to 230 5th, it's a nice club with great views of the city. The doormen can be somewhat flaky and selective so my best advice is to get there early and avoid the pretentious treatment. Details about the party here.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Monday Musings

This week has been full of inspiration and things to muse over. From the Grammy's last night to the untimely passing of Whitney Houston and NYFW I am just inspired and in love with beautiful things.

 Whitney! I don't need to say more. Everyone knows how much she meant to the world. I choose to remember her for her beauty, her gift, and love of the Lord. Whitney we love you.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

3 Valentine's Day Events for the Single Socialite

Not to over identify or personalize this post but I'd be lying if I said I loved Valentine's Day. Let's face it being single on Valentine's Day can suck really bad. Here are a few events a single socialite might enjoy if she were in my shoes. Just sayin.....

1.) Have a Heart: Charity Networking Event Benefiting Harboring Hearts at the Ainsworth

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Evolution The Green Room Salon "Big Chop" Hair Mixer

Chrisette Michele after her Big Chop in 2010. She did it and so can you! Photo via
Evolution, The Green Room Salon is by far the best hair salon I have ever been to. The service is always efficient and top quality and not to mention my hair stylist, Natasha Paul is undeniably talented. The first time she did my hair in 2009 it was so gorgeous and flawless, I cried. She is the only hair stylist that I have ever had that can style my hair perfectly meaning I walk out looking like I belong on the cover of Essence EVERY. TIME. I'm convinced no other stylist is better than she! That said, if you're currently on a relaxed hair regimen and want to go natural or if you've been transitioning to natural, this is the only place you should go to make the big chop. Evolution Green Room Salon is hosting a Big Chop Mixer February 20th that will have you looking fly and ready to grow out your natural hair with success! Check out the details below.

Who: Evolution, The Green Room Salon
What: Big Chop Hair Mixer 
When: February 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm
Why: For natural hair socialites who want to make the big chop, rid your life of the creamy crack once and for all. For $99.00 you'll get your hair cut and styled and receive a special gift bag as well. This is a great opportunity to network with other newly naturals, get top quality personalized service to meet your natural hair needs. Cocktails and h'ordeuvres will be served as well.
Where: 442 Atlantic Avenue (Between Nevins & Bond Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11217
How: RSVP by February 17, 2012 as slots are limited for this event
But: You must come with your hair washed and blow dried. Natasha and her team will take you from there! 
TEAM NATURAL! Til, next time Socialites!

Monday, February 6, 2012

My Super Sweet Super Bowl Party

Hope everyone had a blast watching the big game with your favorite people. I hosted a packed house and it was worth all the preparation! Good times and good food were had by all.

Meatball potato "cupcakes" Recipe via Home Made Simple on the OWN Network