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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Inspiration everywhere: Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse

I tell my students that inspiration is everywhere and provide an online folder of articles and inspiration that they can see and explore. So, why not post about some as well!
Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse in The New Nordic

Last night I discovered Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse on What a beautiful show and in so many ways. Emeril is excited and humble. He wants to share his quest to learn more and highlight the chefs in the world that are making these inspiring dishes. That alone is worth watching, but the visuals are beautiful! The colors, patterns, architecture... I hope that the filming team wins awards for this because it is inspiring. 

Below are some stills that I screen grabbed off of and below them are links to each episode. Now the only question is, do I binge the rest of the episodes, or savor them like the enticing dishes that they are presenting!
Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse- The Shanghai Soup Dumpling

Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse- Culinary Enlightenment
Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse- Culinary Enlightenment
Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse- Modernist Masters
Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse- The Best Pizza in the World
Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse- Forbidden Cuba

I think like all dishes I love, these will be tasted again and again. The six episodes are all under 30 minutes and are a perfect taste before your "feature" movie or as dessert before going to bed!

How do you use this inspiration, you ask. Easy. Look at how they put colors together, how they compose the images to apply in your space, see what catches your eye and think about why and then consider if that is something you want to adapt to your world!

What has inspired you recently? I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Your dry weather friend Aquation Lotion

Not my pic, but very illustrative of the type of weather that cripples the south.

It snowed in Southtown, well actually it was ice pellets on my mountain, and the air is so dry in the house I am battling to keep it above 27%. I prefer it to be around 50%. I have a small humidifier in the bedroom, a steam humidifier in dining room and...


this behemoth (that I received from Influenster a couple of years ago) blowing out moisture in the den... and the house is still about 27% humidity. P.S. This humidifier is 2 1/2 feet long!

Fortunately, I received this lotion in my recent VoxBox from Influenster called Aquation Lation. It is not a brand I am familiar with, but I can sing it's praises! It can take you from itchy sandpaper to soft silky skin that is itch free. I am quite pleased that I don't have to reapply during the day and that I'm not itchy!

Thanks Influenster!