Friday, December 31, 2010

Favorite Things of 2010

As 2010 has come to an end, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite things from this year. Happy New Year!!!
1. Favorite Lipgloss: We believe that a girl can never have enough lip glosses! These Chanel lip glosses are our absolute favorite. They come in fantastic colors and are not sticky whatsover. 

Chanel lip gloss

2. Favorite Vacation Spot : We have been to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas four times already. It is our ultimate favorite vacation resort! From the water rides to the gourmet restaurants, it is no coincidence that its on Paradise Island. Atlantis=Our Playground!
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Crystal Clear Water
3. Favorite Headphones: We love our Marc by Marc Jacobs DJ headphones. They are noise canceling and very comfortable. The smiley face on each side of the headphones make them super cute!

Marc By Marc Jacobs 
Color Pop Headphones
4. Favorite Computer: We absolutely love our 27-inch iMac. It is great for editing our blog, shopping online, watching movies or doing just about anything. 

Love the wireless mouse and keyboard!
5. Favorite Workout DVD: Out of all the Yoga DVD's that we have tried, this one is simply the best. It is challenging, yet doable. Bethenny's humor makes it bearable.

We love Bethenny Frankel!
6. Favorite Totes: These classic Prada totes are a must have. They can even hold papers without wrinkling them. 

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote
7. Favorite CD: Ever since this CD came out this past October, we have been listening to it non stop. we can't believe she wrote every single song on the album and they are all amazing. We love Taylor Swift!

Taylor Swift Speak Now!
8. Favorite Books: All of Emily Giffin's novels are fabulous! They say never judge a book by its cover, but Emily's books are the exception to that rule. Her books are real page turners.
Read Something Borrowed first! The movie is coming out this Spring and we can't wait to see it! Let the countdown begin.

The best Chic Lit books!
What color will the next book be?
9. Favorite SLR camera: Nikon D5000
Gina got this camera for her birthday. We now take it wherever we go. It has a really cool video function too.

Nikon D5000

And last but not least:
10. Our favorite Bible verse:
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11

 This verse reminded us that we can always put our hope in the Lord.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

feathers & ruffles

Before going to a Christmas party last week, we had a little extra time. So we decided to have an impromptu photo shoot. We wore our little black dresses to the party. But they aren't just LBDs. They each have a little something special. 

    Gina's LBD
The first day when Lanvin for H&M came out, we didn't want to wait on what we knew would be a long line. But when we went shopping two weeks later, 
we unexpectedly found Gina's dress on the rack. 
It was the last one and fit her like a glove. 

Lanvin for H&M
One Shoulder Ruffle Dress
Vera Wang Lavender Label
Jeweled Open-Toe Ballet Flats

Jackie's little black dress...
Tory Burch
Ceres Dress


Coach Satin Mary Jane Heels


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Korean Food: Kimbap (김밥)

Since we are the KimChicSisters, we want to share our Korean culture with you. 
This of course entails Korean food.
On our last vacation, we realized that you can get Japanese, Chinese, 
or Thai food almost anywhere, 
but Korean food is still hard to come by.
If you haven't tasted Korean cuisine yet, you must try it.
Don't know what to try first? We can help you.

One of our favorite Korean Foods is Kimbap. 
Kimbap is a very popular food in Korea. 
It's basically Korean sushi and like most Korean food, it is healthy. 
The basic ingredients are sticky rice (lightly seasoned with sesame oil), 
kim (sheets of dried seaweed), 
vegetables (fresh, pickled or roasted), 
and some kind of protein. 
Sesame oil also gives the seaweed a shiny sheen and the kimbap its flavor.
Unlike Japanese sushi, kimbap doesn't need a bath in soy-sauce 
or be painted green with wasabi.
Kimbap tastes best in its pure form because it is filled with flavor.
Instead of pickled ginger, kimbap is complemented with pickled radish, 
called danmuji (단무지).
It is a great on the go snack and best eaten on a picnic, 
after a hike or anywhere in the great outdoors.
If you like sushi, we can guarantee you will like kimbap.

Kimbap Trio
Shiny Slices
Bite-sized goodness

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We are going to be cooking all day for Christmas dinner! Spending time with family and friends that we love. Relaxing and watching our all time favorite Christmas movies. Pictures to come...

We were looking at our tree this morning while unwrapping our presents and we picked out some of our favorite ornaments for this year.

Our Christmas Tree

Royal Purple Wreath

Glittery Ornaments

J'adore Paris

Marigold ball
Bloomies Girl
White Dove
    Merry CHRISTmas!!!
CHRIST is born!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Last Minute Shopping

To finish off our Christmas shopping, we went to none other than 5th Avenue in NYC. The streets were packed with all the last minute shoppers (including us) but we still had a great time getting gifts for our loved ones. We went to our all time favorite accessories store, Henri Bendel! We ended our shopping trip by getting cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery to get our sugar fix. Merry Christmas Eve!

White & Brown Stripes
Bendel's decked out with Bendel ballerinas

Adorable Gingerbread house outside the Bendel's window

Our cupcakes with vanilla buttercream