Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bookworming: The Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria

I'm late to the party on this one, but better late than never right? This review is going to be for those who haven't read The Kitchen When It Sizzles by Chrissie Peria yet, because really, you should. This is because it is, by far, the most entertaining mature novel that I've read in a while.

To be honest, I was surprised when Chrissie sent me a review copy of the book and I saw the cover. It's a far cry from her first novel, All's Fair in Blog and War, which was sugary-sweet from start to finish. The author herself, whom I have the privilege of knowing, is as sweet as the macaroons she bakes, so it was definitely interesting to find out that she wrote a sexy book!

Well what do you know, my initial skepticism was out of order. I loved this book! I can describe it in one word: HOT. The story's steamy and delicious, much like the delectable dishes that the characters whip up all throughout the novella.

The Kitchen When It Sizzles is about Olivia and Nate, who meet during a cooking lesson and find that they have sizzling chemistry. The book serves up the right amount of sexy -- exciting, yet doesn't ever go overboard. What got me completely hooked on it (actually read the entire thing in one sitting) was that when it wasn't making me blush, it was making me laugh. The romantic parts were quirky, funny, and endearing, and I became more invested with the characters with every turn of the page. The mix of food and romance, plus a lot of unexpected plot twists also kept me reading until the very end.

I love me a good chick lit book, and The Kitchen When It Sizzles totally fit the bill! Get the e-book on Smashwords and Amazon and be ready for a sensational time.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fashion Candy: Warby Parker's Corner Collection

It's an understatement for me to say that I can't live without my glasses. I have really bad vision, and I've been wearing glasses since I was in third grade. I wear contacts when I need to, but I'm usually too lazy to bother with solution and all that stuff. I'm really a spectacles kind of girl.

This is why when Warby Parker got in touch with me to tell me about their new Corner Collection, I was thrilled. The brand knows good glasses. Everything they make is so fun and chic at the same time.

Their new limited edition Corner Collection is all about silhouettes and angles. The frames have traditional shapes, but with unique details -- sharp temples, sloping browlines, crisp keyhole bridges, and straight-edged brow bars. Made of horn-inspired acetate and steel, they look modern and oh so cool.

There are five new styles -- Hutton, Topper, Goodney, Teddy, and Quentin. They come in two colors, which I love -- Rhubarb, a purplish hue, and Quartz, which looks like icy crystal. There are eyeglass versions, as well as sunglass versions, with prices starting at $95.

These are definitely not your everyday, boring spectacles. Each one of these will spice up an outfit instantly. Check out more pictures after the jump.