Weekend Bites

Happy Friday dear friends! We can’t believe October is almost over. Hope you had a wonderful week. This week brought beautiful sunsets and unseasonably warm days which makes us think that summer does not want to let go yet. We picked up more spaghetti squash so we can truly enjoy this veggie in the lovely Autumn season and get more into the festive fall mood.

Favorite Home Decor: Fall Table SettingFall Table via PinterestWouldn’t you like to sit at this table with friends and enjoy a bowl of warm Turkey Chili and a glass of smooth red wine and breathe in the fresh crisp Autumn air? This table makes us think on all those fall festivities and sharing great food and memories during the holiday season. Image via Pinterest from theglasselevator.tumblr.com.

 

Friday Favorites Moment: SunsetSunset Santa BarbaraThis week brought a most beautiful sunset during a walk in the hills with such vibrant hues of orange that we just had to share it. The spectacular colors brought to mind the quote from Tagore “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

 

Favorite Recipe: Pumpkin Crostini with SagePumpkin CrostiniThese tasty little pumpkin bites make a festive appetizer for Halloween or Thanksgiving, but you could also serve them on other occasions.

 

Favorite Designer: Oscar de la RentaOscar de la RentaOscar de la Renta’s beautiful dresses and designs embody elegance and fantasy. They are truly a piece of wearable art and it is very sad that legendary designer and fashion icon Oscar de la Renta passed away at age 82 this week. Image via USA Today from Getty Images.
Some of our favorite quotes from him are:

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself. ”
~ Oscar de la Renta

We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny.
~ Oscar de la Renta

 

Judit’s Favorite Dress: Short sleeve Floral printed dressAmal Amulddin Taylor SwiftBoth Taylor Swift and Amal Alamuddin (now known as Amal Clooney) wore the same dress designed by the legendary Oscar de la Renta and it looks fabulous on both the ladies. I can’t decide who wore it better and love both the green and the yellow pumps to compliment it.

 

Corina’s Favorite Dress: Spring 2015 CollectionOscar de la Renta Spring2015I can’t pick just one so I have three! I’m usually not into floral prints, but love how Oscar de la Renta brought such a fresh look to florals in his Spring 2015 collection that was recently debuted during Fashion Week. I would definitely wear the white and green dress that Karlie Kloss has on in the center. The golden dress on the left is so enchanting for an evening party and the dress on the right more casual for daily wear. Images via Styleist.com

 

Favorite Healthy Food: Spaghetti SquashWinter Squash Spaghetti SquashThere are so many delicious ways to prepare this super healthy vegetable. You can make salads or use it as a pasta replacement in our recipe. Spaghetti Squash is high in Vitamin B6 and also has Vitamin C and is a good source of fiber. For about 1 cup you have only around 8 grams of net carbohydrates and 42 calories. This terrific gift of nature helps to keep you slim and fit during the holidays if you substitute it a few times for your usual pasta or have it as a filling meal by itself.

 

Favorite Autumn Experience: Harvest in the vineyards

During one of the harvest seasons we joined Peter and Rebecca Work from Ampelos Vineyards in the Santa Barbara County to learn about their vineyard and the harvest. It was a marvelous experience to go behind the scenes at harvest time.

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