“THE WHITE DENIM VEST”

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…………………………..The DENIM VEST, A252356, is returning in one of the most, if not the most, popular colors….WHITE…….The vest is an item you wear over everything….T shirts, sweaters, shirts and dresses. It is also an item you wear UNDER jackets and coats. It is an item to be worn all year long…………There are many many types and qualities of denim….hundreds and maybe even thousands. There are fabric companies that are devoted to only making denim…..The mind boggles just how many varieties there are. There are different weaves….there are different finishes, different washes and different weights of denim. Denim has come a long way since  Levi’s denim we all grew up with……There was a question if this was actually denim…..YES…..it is. It may not be the denim you are used to, but it is a legitimate denim. This is a LIGHT WEIGHT denim, so it is suitable to wear all year long….especially in the summer. For those of you who are new to the vest….it is a cotton/span….it is unlined, and there are NO pockets…..no bulk….. It is shaped, and has a zip front and two flaps with SIGNATURE LOGO buttons. It also has back tabs and buttons….so if you wish to have it smaller at the bottom you simply move the button. Vests are usually considered “accessory pieces”, but when worn on its’ own, with a bottom of your choice, it becomes an integral  part of your wardrobe………The WHITE VEST has GOLD SIGNATURE BUTTONS, and a GOLD ZIPPER…..Above, I have it shown just two ways ,out of a myriad of possibilities…..both are of sneak peeks to come. The first shows the white vest over the RED and NAVY FRENCH SAILOR SWEATER and a pair of jeans. The second shows the vest over a new WHITE WK S/S sweater with gold signature buttons down the front and the navy BOHO SKIRT A70208………..To accessorize both looks I have chosen my SIGNATURE LOGO NECKLACES in GOLD, J320468, and the GOLD SIGNATURE LOGO EARRING, J320884 [a look that Chanel made so famous]….my GOLD PANTHER LINK , or my GOLD and WHITE ENAMEL watches will finish the looks…….The last time I sold this vest it went very quickly, and it took a full year to bring it back, so if this is something that you have your eye on…..don’t blink or it will be gone again………………………….enjoy………………………….much Love………………………..Louis

“THE BLEACHED DENIM VEST”

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…………..BLEACHED BLUE DENIM is the second new color being offered in the vest. If you have already received the BLEACHED denim jacket,A232350, which by the way looks great over the vest, you may have noticed how soft the fabric is compared to the other colors. That is due to the BLEACHING of the fabric which creates this softer finish.. This is a wonderful soft blue color. It is not washed out, nor does it have a distressed look as some bleached denims do. The color is relatively even throughout. The buttons and zipper on the Bleached Denim are gold. Above, I have the Ivory WK s/s mock neck sweater, A251584, with the LINEA LEISURE LONG SKIRT, A262069. Those that have ordered it have all given it 5 star reviews. I think it’s going to be a sleeper……navy [above] and black are the colors……..Tropical accessories are required….The GOLD FISH pendant and the long GOLD PALM FROND necklace, add just the right whimsy to this summertime outfit……………………………..enjoy……………….much Love…………………………………….Louis

“THE PERFECTLY PINK DENIM VEST”

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…………………………..PERFECTLY PINK in anything seems to be everyone’s favorite……and I’m sure the vest will not be an exception. The P.P. is one of the NEW colors added to the vest this season, and it really is a wonderful accent color. Above, I have it shown two very different ways. On the left, with the new White and Black French Sailor’s sweater and my Black cotton shorts that many of you already own…..add a pair of Black & White sneakers and you have a very snappy little look…..or……for my more fashion forward Fashionistas…..I have it layered over my NAVY TANK TUNIC with the ASYMMETRIC HEM,  which is one of the new colors coming this spring….and my Cotton/Span Capri legging in NAVY, also coming back this spring……….The Signature Logo necklace and Earring or the new DEW DROP PENDANT and EARRING set, J320890 in the P. Pink work perfectly with either outfit………..”Pretty in Pink”……….I think so…………………..enjoy………………….much Love……………………..Louis

“THE INDIGO DENIM VEST”

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………………INDIGO is another color this vest was avail in that sold out in a flash, and it too has been reordered., Above, you can see it worn UNDER the WHITE JEAN JACKET, and they are light enough to layer!. I would recommend perhaps trying the two pieces on together….with and without the shoulder pads in the jacket……..sometimes it makes a difference in the fit of the two worn together.. In the photos above I have chosen the SIGNATURE LOGO necklace, J320468, in the SILVER/GOLD combination, along with the bold hoop earring, J288005. This is a case where mixed color metals definitely works. On the bottom is a cropped denim pant…also coming this spring…..patience……..they will all have their own sneak peeks at the appropriate time……………………….enjoy………………….much Love……………………………..Louis

“THE CHRISTMAS BREAD”

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Due to popular demand Jac has asked me to re-post the recipe for her Christmas Bread, which would also be wonderful for Easter…..Enjoy

“THE PERFECTLY PINK BEAD & SIGNATURE CHARM NECKLACE”

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……………………..Coming mid to end April…..I will be offering a new jewelry item……..THE BEAD & SIGNATURE CHARM NECKLACE, J321802…..The color above is…..PERFECTLY PINK……It is comprised of FIVE CHARMS and a combination of FROSTED and CLEAR SMOOTH BEADS…..all spaced on a delicate looking chain…..It has a three inch extender and a Lobster Claw closing………..This is a necklace to be worn on its’ OWN by ITS’ SELF….or………layered with the necklaces that were designed to coordinate with it……..The DEW DROP PENDANT, J320890…..and the……SIGNATURE LOGO NECKLACE, A320468………..These three necklaces were designed to be worn together, if you wish, or to be worn as a pair as shown in the photos above. You will have to adjust the extenders to get them to lay exactly as you wish. I have the Logo and the new Bead and Charm necklaces at their full lengths and the Dew drop at its’ shortest length……….There are many Linea earring options to wear with these necklaces….starting with the Dew Drop earring that comes with the pendant. The Signature Logo earring, J320884…….the SWIRL, J284033……the Demi Hoop, J270391…..and the Bold Hoop, J288005….all work beautifully with each and all of the necklaces……I happen to love the PANTHER LINK WATCH, J273959, to complete the look……If you are into mixing there are many other choices you may want to try…….J270119 the Multi Cross Baroque necklace or the J288018, the Status Link necklace…………..Accessorizing should be PLAY TIME!……Every little girl and Big Girl loves to accessorize!!………………Just in case you were wondering….the jewel neck NAVY sweater shown above is just the TANK, A255153 worn backwards…..you may want to give it a try……Now, it may not work for all of you, but I think it will for the majority…………………enjoy………………….much Love……………………Louis

“THE SAGE BEAD & SIGNATURE CHARM NECKLACE”

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………………………….The second color being offered in the new BEAD & LOGO CHARM NECKLACE, J321802…..is SAGE……….Actually, it looks more like JADE to me, but we aren’t allowed to call it Jade unless it is actually made of Jade to avoid any confusion. Again, it coordinates with the SAGE DEW DROP PENDANT NECKLACE, J320890, and the SIGNATURE LOGO NECKLACE, 320468…..all in the same SAGE and GOLD. As of now the new necklace and the Dew Drop pendant are avail. only in GOLD, but if they prove to be successful perhaps I will be able to offer them in Silver in the future…….maybe in a beautiful sea glass blue………..Worn against a dark color, such as the navy above, they really make a strong statement……worn against a softer color or ivory and white…..the statement is more subtle………….I want to bring your attention to the photo at the upper right. The necklace is doubled and would be a great filler for your “button down” shirts……or simply worn this way for a change…………………………enjoy…………………much Love…………………………..Louis

“THE AQUA HOODIE & THE WHITE LL CARDIGAN “

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…………………………….The AQUA LINEA LEISURE HOODIE, A262064, and the WHITE LINEA LEISURE CARDIGAN, A262035, have arrived and are now ready for ordering. The WHITE looks great with all of the WHITE WK sweaters, tanks, V-neck short sleeve etc etc…..and the AQUA is a wonderful match to the AQUA WK sweaters…………………….The LINEA LEISURE pant in Reg. and Petites has also been replenished in all colors. A new batch of white pants are ready for the summer!…………………..If you look real close at the picture of the white cardigan with the navy tank, you will see a new necklace that brings the DEW DROP and the SIGNATURE necklaces together to make a wonderful set of three……they should be posted sometime next month………………enjoy…………………….much Love………………………..Louis.

Tante Anna’s Cake

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Here is the picture…..A typical Bundt pan may be too big. This is a pan with a design. The simpler the design the better…..easier to get out of the pan………Jac

Tante Anna’s 6 Egg Cake

Dear Patti…….here is Jac’s recipe….and for anyone else who may want to try it. It’s a great simple cake.

 

March 15 at 10:23am · Edited ·
Tante Anna’s 6 Egg Cake
The recipe I am posting here has been in my family for generations. My Grandmother Marie, had a sister, Anna. Tante Anna taught my mother to be a superb baker. We always called this firm crumbed cake after our Tante Anna. My grandmother was a pioneer in her field of medicine, but not as interested in the kitchen….But!…. She said this cake was her recipe and was annoyed by any other reference!….to keep the peace, around my grandmother, we called this cake the “6 Egg Cake”. Otherwise, we always referred to it as “Tante Anna’s cake”. As you can see, I am still keeping the peace with the title. It is a good one for Easter morning!
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 sticks ( 1/2 LB) Unsalted Butter
6 Eggs separated
2 Cups All Purpose Flour…sifted with
2 Teasp. Baking Powder
Grated rind and Juice of 1 Lemon
Oven: 350…in the middle rack
Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl until fluffy.
Gradually add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Sift flour and baking powder and gradually add to egg and butter mixture. Beat thoroughly. Add grated rind and juice and mix well.
With clean beaters, beat the egg whites until dry and stiff.
Fold egg whites into egg mixture and combine gently by hand, using a spoon.
Spoon into pretty cake molded pan (see below) that has been buttered or sprayed lightly with Pam.
Bake moderate oven 350* for 3/4 of an hour. Do not overbake…this cake will get dry.
When cool, invert pan….I always take a knife a loosen the edges and knock the pan before I invert.. Let cake cool more and sprinkle with sifted confectioners sugar.