Sunday, October 31, 2010

Candy Corn Kisses
Happy Halloween Ya'll!  I know it's probably un-american to say that I don't like candy corn, but I really love Candy Corn Hershey's Kisses.  They are da bomb.  If you haven't tried them, you have to go out and get them. No, I'm serious, get up and go get them right now, they are that good. 
I look forward to having them every Halloween.  But, since I'm not in NC, I haven't found them here in the big city.  So, no Candy Corn kisses for me.  :(
Look at these yummy candy corn kiss cookies!  They are so festive!  
I seriously want one right now.
And has anyone tried the newest flavor Pumkin Spice?!?!  OMG!  I didn't even know they existed until I saw a blog about them?  I would love to try them. 
If you have tried them, let me know how they are.  I have to get some the next time I am in NC. 

Happy Halloween Y'all!
~City Belle

Friday, October 29, 2010

CB~CB has a new look!

Hey Ya'll!  CB~CB has a new look!  My friend and Graphic Designer, Nicole, helped us with our new logo for the blog.  We wanted our logo to have a modern shape with some Southern flair.  So, we thought we would try this one on for size. 
Let us know what you think.  

Can't wait to hear from you!
~Country Boy & City Belle

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Food Truck Frenzy: Treats Truck

Food Truck Frenzy part 2 Ya'll!  In case you missed it, check out part 1 here.  I was on my lunch break a couple of weeks ago and took a stroll around the block to get some fresh air.  Just so ya know, Fresh Air is an oxymoron in this city!  Ha!  Anyway, I ran into this giant silver Food truck on the corner- the Treats Truck!  I had heard of this truck, but never had the chance to see it in person.  
I was so excited to see all the treats!  They had cupcakes, cookies, brownies, blondies, etc!  Yum!
 Love the girl with the bandana hat!  With all those amazing treats staring back at me, I had to make a choice.  I finally decided on the brownie and a cookie sandwich for Country Boy.  
They were delicious! 
 I love the retro look of the silver truck and logo!  Looks like Comfort Food on wheels. 

Treats Truck won a Vendy Award in 2008 for Exhibition Dessert Category Winner. So, they were cool, before Food Trucks were even a trend!
The cool thing is that after I had my Treats truck experience, I saw them on TV on a Blackberry commercial starting at second 00:19.  √ it out!!!
Loving the Food Truck Frenzy!
~City Belle

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Asheville in NYC
Hey Yall!  So proud to say that Asheville, NC was featured in the New York Times travel section on Thursday.  It's so cool that the area where I grew up and call home is special enough to be in the New York Times.  Whoo hooo!

Check out the entire article here
Grove Park Inn,  Asheville

It's also kind of funny, because last year for our wedding,
I designed our Wedding program to resemble the New York Times.  
It was a tribute to the fact that we live in NYC, but call NC home.  

I heart NC
~City Belle

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Nate Show

I have pretty much been infatuated with Nate Berkus since first seeing him on Oprah a few years ago.  He is such a cutie with a flair for design. So, when he launched his own show on Sept. 13, I was really excited.  It's called  The Nate Berkus Show.  I tivo his new show everyday and realized he films in NYC and not Chicago like Oprah.   So he's in our backyard!  I went online to see how I could get tickets and a few days later the show emailed me to let me know that I had won tickets!  I was so excited because I had never been to a live studio taping.  
So, I did what every other normal girl would do- I dragged my husband to a taping of the Nate Show!  Ha!  Let's just say Country Boy was not excited.  
To make it worse, it was pouring rain and we had to stand out in it!  
We had our rain boots on.
Almost at the door! 

Once we got in, we realized we were VIP! 
 So, we were directed to the VIP waiting room.  
Not too fancy, but they did have food!  :)
After a few hours of waiting around and a couple of announcements, 
we were finally inside the studio!  
We sat 2nd row with an amazing view of Nate and the entire studio. 
Seriously, I have no idea how we got VIP?!?!?! 
Cameras were prohibited in the studio, hence the not-so-good shots.  
But, we stayed after and the crew let us sneak a couple of photos.
Here's a shot with the crew in action and our new Nate friend, Nikki!
Check us out in the video below on the far right. 
City Belle finally made the cut!

 One of the guests was Lauren Fix, so everyone in the audience got her book. Pretty cool!

And what do ya know here's my lucky Country Boy on the 2nd row!
 I got tucked off to the side. 
NO FAIR!  :-p
We had a great time!  The show aired last Friday, October 15th.  We were hoping to find out when the show was going to air, so we could tell you guys to watch for us.
But that didn't happen!
 Sorry Mom and Dad!

I guess you can say, we had our 15 min 3 seconds of fame. lol  

Until next time, 
~City Belle

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Marching to the beat...

 Fall Fashion is in Full Force.  So, I thought I would feature some Fall Fashion Trends.
Here's City Belle's Top 5 Fall Fashion Trends!

Trend No. 1: Military
This Military trend is all over the runways and the streets of NYC.  You can find a version in almost every store from super high-end to bargain stores like TJ Maxx. 
I love all the metal buttons and hardware, funnel necks, and leather details. 
How could a girl pick just one?

All of the pics above are from Bloomingdales: (starting top left)
1) Elie Tahari "Hailey" Leather-Trimmed Wool Military Coat, PRICE: $475.00
2) Calvin Klein Double-Breasted Military Coat, PRICE: $295.00
3) (Close UP) Calvin Klein Double-Breasted Military Coat, PRICE: $295.00
4) Mackage "Savy" Wool Military Coat, PRICE: $625.00
5) (back view) Mackage "Savy" Wool Military Coat, PRICE: $625.00
6) Quotation: Sanctuary "Admiral" Knit Jacket, PRICE: $185.00
7) Juicy Couture "Skyler" Stretch Cotton Twill Double-Breasted Military Jacket, PRICE: $298.00
8) Jill Stuart Hooded Pea Coat, PRICE: $350.00
9) DIANE von FURSTENBERG "Heirloom Arturo" Leather Jacket, PRICE: $875.00
How about these options from Anthropologie... 

Polished and Refined

Iberia Coat $548.00


Velvet & Brass 

Plush Private Coat $248.00

 Plaid and Fur- Lumberjack meets Military!

Wanigan Coat $188.00

Ruffles and Elegance
Cream Confection Jacket $178.00

I love this feminine version!  This one is definitely going on my Wishlist!

French Connection UK, WINTER SUN COAT $368.00

I want this coat so bad, I can't stand it!  I'm a sucker for ruffles and buttons!  
But, a little too pricey for me right now.  Maybe it will go on sale. 

Has anyone purchased any new military pieces for this fall?  

Happy Shopping
~City Belle

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NYC Apartment Inspired by Something's Gotta Give

I'm a sucker for Design.  I love home improvements, I'm addicted to HGTV and I'm obsessed with Design Blogs too.  So, when I saw this blog post from younhouselove, I flipped.  I thought I was the only person that obsessed about the homes featured in the movies Father of the Bride, Something's Gotta Give and It's Complicated.

So, imagine my delight, when I got the email from House Beautiful on a NYC apartment inspired by the movie Something's Gotta Give!  Plus, I love a Before and After!  So, check out  the photos below.

Here's the House Beautiful link:
Before & After of an Apartment Inspired by <i>Something's Gotta Give</i>

Home office Before
Check out that View!
Home office After!  
I wouldn't get any work done in this office, because I would be too busy staring out the window! :)
Kitchen/Dining Before
Kitchen/Dining After!   
                     Can I please come to dinner at this apartment?!?!?!?
Living Room Before
Living Room After!  
I love this crisp, clean look!
Chic Bathroom
Awesome Soaking Tub
Black and White Study
View of the Chrysler Building
Soft and Serene Master Bedroom
Lounge area in Master Bedroom
Corner Wet Bar
Mod Breakfast Nook
And, last but not least, this beautiful Closet!  A dream come true!

All Photos from House Beautiful, check out more here.

Meanwhile, I'll be off daydreaming about this gorgeous apartment!
~City Belle
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