A Fashion Gal & A Fireman - A Fashion Gal and a Fireman January 2012

 

Holiday Gift Guide >> under $40

happy december! i can’t believe the holidays are already here!!! this year has {seriously} flown by! so let’s start chatting about those thoughtful cool colorful gifts that the guys & gals in your lives will absolutely love. today we’re talking about fabulous gifts for your girlfriends (or the other ladies in your life) for under $40!!!

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Politics impact wine, perhaps more consequentially than sunlight or soil. In our country, the fact that vitis vinifera survived Prohibition at all is directly attributable to both Catholic clergy in California and to the Golden State’s Italian immigrants; wine for transubstantiation seemed meaningful enough to 1920s’ priests, while families with surnames like Mondavi made sure that Napa Valley and its…

GAME DAY baby!

the BIG game day {aka. SUPER BOWL SUNDAY 2012!} is right around the corner! woowhooo! and with all this excitement, you’d think i was a huge football fan. well, not entirely… i’m a fan of sports & parties! my top 3 favorite things about the Super Bowl is…….. ONE. the food!

a {TOUCH} of FUR!

i have jumped on this fur-band-wagon like most LA folk to the Lakers during the NBA playoffs! hey… i’m guilty for both. no secrets here! but i can say i am really enjoying this MAJOR FUR COMEBACK! it’s a trend that’s come and gone over the years, but this time it’s sudo-hipster-chic… and guess what, i dig it!!!

WHAT {i} WORE no.3

  last week i met a fabulous girlfriend of mine for a good old cup of joe! we rendezvoused on {one of my favorite streets in Southern California} Abbot Kinney! where the shopping is good… and the coffee is even better!!! since we were having such great weather last week (yesterday it finally rained, yippy!) i opted to wear this high-waisted maxi skirt and paired it with a cozy tank & my favorite structured blazer! oh……

WHAT {i} WORE no.2

YUP. that's a mini skirt you see… right smack in the middle of January!! look away all my east coast friends!! save yourself! or at least keep your eyes up top! i sincerely apologize for wearing such a thing when you guys are having such crummy cold weather. i'm sending good weather-karma your way!!! 😉 but seriously (and not to brag) but man, that was a nice sunny day yesterday! i'm finally utilizing our new…

amazingly helpful {kitchen} tips!

  alright peeps. i think i may have found the MOTHERLOAD of Cooking Tips!!! as i was surfing the fabulous world-wide-web last week, i stubbled upon this amazing guide for you AND your beloved kitchen! oh, and the magic you two love birds make! so please take a couple minutes and read through these babies… i PROMISE you'll learn something new! and if you love…

speak up & dream big

  today is a day to get inspired, make a difference, and dream. to remember the man that made such a difference in our world today. get inspired… and go here to re-read Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. i hope this empowers you to make a difference in your {little} world today.   // photo's via 1, 2, 3  //       today seems like the perfect day…

WHAT {i} WORE no. 1

  yesterday was a busy {busy} day! getting back into the swing of things after a wonderful trip is always a bit of a challenge. my day was full of meetings, following up with clients, and running around town… which was all good… except that i never made enough time to unpack from my trip! so it's officially on the to-do-list for tomorrow: "MUST UNPACK". in the mean time, check out what…

Holy Frittata!

  ok, i know you must be thinking… is this girl crazy(?), is she really showing us how to cook eggs!!? no! well YES, but these puppies are SO good and worth hearing me out for!!! when i was in Miami {over the weekend} i had the honor of cooking with my oldest brother, who is in fact a FABULOUS cook! he can whip up anything from a gourmet roast to a chocolate souffle that will blow…

HOME vs FASHION… sparkle!

with the sparkle of the new year still shining bright, i figured we should do a little HOME vs FASHION… the SPARKLEaddition!! let's ring in this new year right!! what do ya say!? one current trend for both HOME & FASHION is that sparkle we can't help but love! whether it's sequin embellishments {on a pillow or mini skirt}, rhinestones, or even a touch of glitter… that sparkle is here and not leaving any…

Ahi Tuna STACK! {ummm, YUM!}

This DELISH Ahi Tuna Stack recipe was created by my mom and has become a total favorite in our family! Trust me, once you make it once... you'll love it too! PS: Yup, that IS one thick inch of fresh avocado you see there ;)

  to celebrate New Years Eve, the fireman & i had champagne, appetizers, & dinner at our house with my brother and his girlfriend! it was such a nice & super mellow night. the four of us cooked together, drank a little too much bubbly, and even got a few little projects done around the new house! see, my brother's an electrical contractor, so he's always really helpful with new projects.. and will always…

WINTER + FASHION

Hey peeps! I'm Vanessa, the gal from A Fashion Gal & A Fireman... that's my fashion {foodie & DIY} blog that I write daily!

Currently I am completely obsessed with home decor and where to find affordable {little} treasures for our new place. But for now, let’s talk FASHION!! Winter fashion, that is. Here are a few easy trends & styling tips to implement into your daily wardrobe for this {hot/cold} yo-yo weather!