Lauren Conrad recruits Claire Thomas for creative Thanksgiving side dishes



It’s Gotta Be Fresh

We know we’ve got 6 days to go till Thanksgiving Day arrives, and may be at a crossroads  where your side dishes need a lift, or you have no idea how to go about Turkey Day beyond the turkey, Lauren Conrad today looks to Claire Thomas to give Thanksgiving sides a shot in the arm.

Right from The Kitchy Kitchen, Claire saves Thanksgiving dinner from the possible wrath of “Peanuts” very own, Peppermint Patty, with inspiring dishes initiated by Sweet Potatoes en Nogada, a Mexican dish right out of Mexico City’s famous dish of Chiles en Nogada, giving chiles Thanksgiving off, and letting sweet potatoes do all the work with ground beef, pomegranate seeds, onions, carrots, celery, raisins, almonds, and tomatoes accompanied by seasonal herbs, and don’t forget the cilantro.

Cinnamon Rolls are one of a kind within their own right at breakfast or even a snack, but Claire Thomas takes them to a whole new level creating Savory Cinnamon Swirls with Bacon and Carmelized Onion, that’s right, bacon and carmelized onion coming together to bring on sweetness in a whole new way, and it’s helped by sea salt, lemon juice, butter of course, egg, and a sprig of sage as if you were making something close to stuffing.

Now ground beef and cinnamon rolls have joined the family of Thanksgiving side dishes not normally seen otherwise, now Claire has got some fish-piration to join the table, so Claire created Fennel “Oysters” With Citrus Scented Olive Oil and Sea Salt made up of trimmed fennel bulbs, and it has a date with lemon juice, orange zest, olive oil, and sea salt that even our friends from the sea will appreciate.

Daniel Quintanilla


Lauren Conrad relaxes pre-Thanksgiving with The Edit



Smile Now, Cry Later

That’s where we all are at the moment, it’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we’re taking little time we have for ourselves left before we go head first into Thanksgiving rush, so Lauren Conrad and gang today make The Edit about things to enjoy now.

As always, Lauren begins the edit with something that none of us ever thought about with the pumpkin, it is Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili via Pinch of Yum that has all the ingredients of what a true American chili has gotta have, without asking where the beef is because there is no beef.

If you want a little chic getting into your weekend before Thanksgiving, or even in the middle of it, Lauren offers up the Urban Outfitters Willow Fuzzy Drawstring Teddy Jacket that’s soft, and come in all 4 colors, and you will have a great excuse to wear cozy outerwear.

Whether it’s crazy to think it or not, but if you got wedding plans on your mind, then you might as well do what Lauren does finding Modern Icelandic Wedding Inspiration via 100 Layer Cake who loves a scalptural fall bouquet made by Gatherer Floral Co. because it’s so unique, becoming dreamy when paired with a wedding gown.

Elsewhere on The Edit are Dog Beds by The Wolf Nest, “Transition” by Kate Atkinson, LC Lauren Conrad teaching you to decorate a holiday mantel, Sonix Tutti Fruiti iPhone X Case, Crate & Barrel Brushed Antique Bronze Picture Frame Gallery, Petite Moroccan Glasses from The Little Market, and LC Lauren Conrad Weekend Drawstring-Hem Velvet Sweatshirt and Joggers.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kimberly Williams-Paisley Wears Romona Keveza to the CMA Awards


Country’s So Gorgeous, So Beautiful

Actress, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, looked radiant on the red carpet of the CMA Awards Wednesday evening wearing a pearl stretch crepe gown featuring an angular boat-neck bodice and a fluted skirt from the Spring/ Summer 2018 collection of Romona Keveza.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley was born on September 14, 1971 in Rye, New York, as Kimberly Payne Williams.

She is an actress and producer, known for “Father of the Bride”, “According to Jim”, and “Shade”.

She has been married to Brad Paisley since March 15, 2003, they have two children.

Romona Keveza is an internationally celebrated fashion designer, Romona Keveza’s Atelier and Flagship is located in The Penthouse of the iconic One Rockefeller Plaza in the heart of Rockefeller Center.

One of Hollywood royalty’s favorite designers, Romona Keveža has dressed some of the world’s most beautiful and influential women such as Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Hudson, Kendall Jenner, Jane Fonda, Ariana Grande, Scarlett Johansson, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and many more.

In 1999, New York designer Romona Keveža launched her company with her signature bridal collection with a modest $35,000 of her own savings.

Master crafted in North America, the Romona Keveža Label has become one of the industry’s most respected luxury brands and is solely designed and owned by Keveža to this day.

In 2014, Romona Keveža opened her New York flagship at The Penthouse of the Iconic Rockefeller Plaza.

The Romona Keveža brand is sold internationally to the finest luxury retailers globally, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Galeries Lafayette and Browns London.

Daniel Quintanilla

Kesha wore Styland on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

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Tik-Tok On The Style

Kesha wore a Styland blazer for her performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday night from the studios of NBC at Rockefeller Center in New York, New York.

Kesha’s music and image propelled her to immediate success, with her debut album “Animal” debuting at the top of the charts in several countries in 2009 and 2010. She achieved 3 more number-one singles, “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R” as a solo artist, and “Timber” as a featured artist.

At the same time, she continued to write songs for other artists, including “Till the World Ends” for Britney Spears.

“Warrior”, her second studio album, was released in 2012, and spawned her eighth consecutive top-ten single “Die Young”.

“Tik Tok”, at one point, was the best-selling digital single in history, selling over 16.5 million units internationally.

Classic Cocktail attire with a Twist.

Styland is a Romanian brand that specializes in ladies ready-to-wear garments including exceptionally tailored luxe evening suiting.

The handwork, craftsmanship and the premium fabrics imported from Italy and England are at the core of each product, satin, silks, fine wools, and natural fiber fabrics.

Styland jackets are handcrafted in the heart of Bucharest.

They combine menswear inspired tailoring with feminine subtleties using virgin wool and silk, giving them an elegant and classic character.

The jackets are made with a woman’s shape and movement in mind and strike the perfect balance between elegance and sensuality.

From monochromatic aesthetics to unexpected brights, Styland focuses on quality fabrics that are cut for style and handcrafted to deliver a powerful look and feel.

Styland impeccably frames the female silhouette, captivating the attention of fashionistas and women in search of eclectic colors, sharp cuts and versatile pieces that can become their wardrobe’s core pieces.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad seeks out Autumn Arugula Salad for Thanksgiving


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“WHAT’S THIS????  A PIECE OF TOAST?  A PRETZEL STICK?  POPCORN?  WHAT BLOCKHEAD COOKED ALL THIS?”  Peppermint Patty, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”, 1973

There’s one thing left out in that tongue lashing speech Peppermint Patty gave to Charlie Brown, jelly beans, 2 out of 4 of those items can insure you have a lean Thanksgiving, but popcorn and toast can only get you so far, so Lauren Conrad and gang today provide a healthy alternative with Autumn Arugula Salad.

Thanks to Kelly LeVeque over at Be Well By Kelly, you don’t have to worry about having “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”, or be submersed in rich dishes everywhere you turn with this Autumn Arugula Salad made up of true seasonal produce like accorn squash and pomegranate seeds, you will also love the mix of greens Kelly recommends such as baby chard, bok choy, arugula, and spinach also accompanied by avocado and pecans.

The only cooking needed to be done here is with the acorn squash, where the acorn squash needs to be cut a half an inch thick, and baked at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, then the rest of the salad, pomegranate seeds, and such step in that puts this dish together instantly.

Maple Syrup seems to be going a long way this year with Lauren Conrad, it’s back again with dijon mustard, chopped garlic cloves, a pinch of salt and pepper, white balsamic vinegar, and olive oil to make a great dressing for the Autumn Arugula Salad that’s served up in fine dishwear from The Little Market.

Daniel Quintanilla

52nd annual CMA Awards: Carrie Underwood stuns in Uel Camilo & Anabela Chan

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Carrie, Oh Carrie

Carrie Underwood wore an Uel Camilo gown and an  Anabela Chan pink sapphire ring to the 52nd annual CMA Awards tonight in Nashville, Tennessee.

Brazilian sensuality meets Italian elegance, this combination is the dinstinctive trademark of the Uel Camilo fashion brand.

Throubh a blend of classical elements and chic style, Uel Camilo has created a high-end fashion line that stands out for its extreme sensitivity, and is based on exclusivity and glamour, ridding it of all excuses and making it all the more precious.

Upon ariving in Italy, Uel Camilo, the young designer rediscovered the original spirit of the fashion system: to delight women with dresses that can make them dream.

Each piece is an expression of his great love for fashion.

The designer draws inspiration from artists such as Damian Hirst, Rabarama and Erte, as well as his focus on the Art Noveau and Deco time periods.

The Uel Camilo collections are distributed worldwide, and can be found in exclusive shops as far as wide as Milan, Hong Kong, Moscow, Berlin, Kiev, and Amsterdam.

Anabela Chan is a London and Paris based award-winning jewelry designer and artist, who arrived at jewelry from a prestigious background in archictecture, fashion, and art.

This year, Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, and FKA Twigs have all graced red carpet events wearing her enchanting, statement pieces.

With awards from Vogue Talents and The British Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, Anabela was named by Harpers Bazaar UK as ‘The Jewelry Designer you need to know’.

Her unique jewels and objects d’art are presented at some of the most exclusive gallery boutiques in the world including Christie’s London, Land Crawford Hong Kong, Luisa Via Roma Florence, and Moda Operandi New York.

Daniel Quintanilla



Lauren Conrad maples up turkey and roast cranberry



Ooohhh, It’s So Good

For all the excitement we put on Thanksgiving for all it’s food and decoration, it can easily get lost on the fact that most people across the country have the most uncomfortable meal in all the year with their folks, but Lauren Conrad and Team LC put the dishes back into perspective with maple roasted turkey pieces with roasted cranberries.

We each have our own recipes to how we do turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, candied yams, and so forth, all based off family recipes modified over the years or created ourselves, Lauren’s contributor, Claire Thomas, from The Kitchy Kitchen made the pair of turkey and cranberries something out of the ordinary.

The first secret to the maple roasted turkey is Claire opted only to serve the juiciest parts of the turkey which are parts like wings, drumsticks, thighs, and other parts of the turkey that bring tremendous flavor, mainly stemming from the dark meat.

Now don’t forget the most important sidekick to this recipe, the cranberries themselves, they’re also paired with fragrant onions as the cranberries you buy at the store better be part, you also need fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and sage to savor up this dish, plus the maple syrup to begin with for those juicy turkey parts, butter mixed in just like with any turkey, and a little salt and pepper to make for good taste.

Whether it’s Friendsgiving, or even Thanksgiving, this minimal effort roasted turkey and roasted cranberry dish will make us stop like Mr. Food and say “Oooh, It’s So Good”.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s favorite parts about LC Lauren Conrad


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Gotta Love Kohl’s

Today, in all the 9 years that Lauren Conrad has had her Kohl’s LC Lauren Conrad collection, Lauren puts together her 10 favorite pieces from her entire collection, everything from tops, bottoms, accessories, shoes, just to name a few which ranges wide and long on the line.

Lauren starts out with her feather crew socks which goes back to basics with their super soft and comfy traits coming in many colors, there’s also plush scuff slippers making you feel like you’re walking on clouds when moping around the house, and you can wear them all year long.

Moving onto decorations, Lauren loves the cactus ring holder trinket tray so you can keep your rings and earrings safe in one place, Dear Ankle Boots have always been Lauren’s favorite for their low heels and scallop detail, the boots also go good with Feel Good Super Skinny Midsize Jeans from Lauren’s redesigned denim collection.

We also come to realize that Lauren’s also in love with her LC Lauren Conrad Cable-Knit Beanie that’s not only winter ready, but comes in blush like Lauren loves, also in blush are LC Kohl’s Faux Mongolian Fur Throw soft blanket that’s heavy enough to keep one warm.

One thing Daniel plus Lauren never knew is that Lauren likes a good Cropped Jean Jacket that’s pure denim, it’s brand-new, and comes in different washes, who also doesn’t love a good backpack that’s Abby Solid Backpack that holds everything without feeling bulky, but don’t forget another LC Lauren Conrad favorite you gotta have, it’s a Cable-Knit Sweater that’s Lauren’s go-to piece.

Baby2Baby Love

Lauren Conrad went into overdrive Monday on Instagram with her Baby2Baby partnership, first asking those to help in the California fires by buying items on Baby2Baby’s registry, and then asking those to give this holiday season by buying Baby2Baby items for those children in need.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad’s midcentury modern Friendsgiving



Is Dried Orange The New Pink?

Ten days, Ten days is all we got until Thanksgiving, so it’s that very week before where we put together something festive for us and our friends before we depart for Turkey Day, Lauren Conrad finds trusted party animals to throw a midcentury modern Friendsgiving.

Party Planner, Royale Ziegler, of But First, Party, got inspired by Claire Thomas’s new home, especially the dining room, as well as the home itself, lined up with midcentury wood walls which fit into the traditional Thanksgiving brown found on the harvest basket filled with squash and pumpkins.

Royale was able to incorporate autumn tone colors like dried citrus, which Royale fall in love with immediately, using it for garland and decoration, then there’s blush pink cabinets in Claire’s dining room, and the rest of pink comes in the form of decoration with party decoration from Oui Party.

Dried citrus goes a long way not only with decor, but for the main course and dessert served up for Royale and Claire’s Friendsgiving, let’s not forget the lovely libations involved added on for a certified good time, and florals already adding to blush, coral, and pops of orange for instant warmth.

Also celebrating in this Friendsgiving set up are festive fall sweaters and dresses direct from Lauren’s LC Lauren Conrad collection, as well as acacia wood plates, ceremic white and gold dishes, tall leaves water glasses, and cream woven cotton napkins coming from the artisans at The Little Market.

Daniel Quintanilla

Lauren Conrad stuns while attending Baby2Baby gala

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Baby Social

Lauren Conrad found herself out and about on Saturday as Getty Images reported that Lauren and husband, William Tell, attended the Baby2Baby gala presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS in Culver City, California, doing the usual step and repeat that is the red carpet.

Lauren was also seen inside the Baby2Baby gala itself where William was mainly present wearing  tuxedo while Lauren wore a V-Neck long beige gown, also attending the gala with Lauren was good friend, Hannah Skvarla, who’s Lauren’s partner in crime running the day to day operations of The Little Market.

Ripe for the occasion, Lauren went to her hair stylist, Kristin Ess, to give her night sky stars shining at the top of her head, Lauren gives evidence of Kristin’s work direct from her Instagram, where the stars are just darling and downright dandy, inspired by lace and doily-like decoration.

Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0 to 12-years-old with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

By distributing to non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, foster care programs and children’s hospitals, Baby2Baby will serve more than 180,000 children in Los Angeles this year and hundreds of thousands more across the country through the Baby2Baby National Network.

Daniel Quintanilla