Saturday, July 11, 2015

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best Dressed for July 4-10, 2015

Who is your choice for best dressed this week?
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In Maison Margiela
(sunglasses by Dior, clutch by Graf)
At the Maison Margiela fall 2015 show in Paris, France

In Valentino
Out and about in London, England

In Giambattista Valli
(heels by Paul Andrew, earrings by Jennifer Meyer)
At the 'Irrational Man' premiere in Los Angeles, California

In Maison Schiaparelli
At the Schiaparelli F/W 2015 show in Paris, France

In Miu Miu
At a Miu Miu fragrance launch event in Paris, France

In Alexander McQueen
At the royal christening of Princess Charlotte in Sandringham, Norfolk, England

In Prada
('Iriza' heels by Christian Louboutin)
At the 'Tig' Opening Night Gala in Los Angeles, California

In Valentino
At the Valentino 'Mirabilia Romae' F/W 2015 fashion show in Rome, Italy

In Giorgio Armani
At the Armani Prive F/W 2015 show in Paris, France

In Dion Lee
At the 'Paper Towns' premiere in Sydney, Australia

Friday, July 10, 2015

AT THE TABLE: Jamie Oliver's Perfect Roast Potatoes (with Duck Fat)

image via Instagram

As tradition has it, our Canada Day holiday was spent with our dear friends who always pull out all the stops when they are hosting. The lady of the house, and BFF to yours truly, mixes a killer cocktail while her better half has so many culinary tricks up his sleeve that we never leave without bellies full, vowing to be 'good' tomorrow! This year was no exception and he topped himself with what would ordinarily be a simple dish taken to the next level with one decadent ingredient.
Duck fat.
Yes friends, you read that correctly and as apprehensive as you might be at just the thought, it truly added a different (and delectable!) dimension to the basic oven-roasted potato. Glazed and crispy on the outside, smooth and fluffy on the inside, I couldn't stop at just one, try as I might. I perched myself right beside this dish and did not move, end of story!
Since the duck fat might not be something you have on hand, it can be sourced at most larger grocery stores, definitely well worth the trip!

Pop over to Jamie Oliver's site for full recipe!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Jerry Hall
``I think if I weren't so beautiful, maybe, I'd have more character``

Did you know...

1. She was born Jerry Faye Hall in Gonzales, Texas on July 2, 1956.
2. She has a twin sister named Terry.
3. Recognized as one of the top models of her time, she was discovered in Paris where she had moved to after graduating high school and receiving a large settlement from a car accident. 
4. In Paris, she was room-mates with singer Grace Jones and actress Jessica Lange who were also modelling at the time.
4. Along with Mick Jagger, who she became romantically involved with in 1977 after leaving her then boyfriend singer Bryan Ferry (of Roxy Music), was considered a `regular` at the iconic Studio 54.
5. After being together for 13 years, she married Mick Jagger in an unofficial Balinese ceremony consisting largely of Hindu ritual in 1990. Their marriage was annulled in 1999, after it was revealed that Mick Jagger had fathered a child with model Luciana Gimenez Morad.

To learn more about the fascinating life and times of supermodel Jerry Hall, Lily Lemontree recommends `Jerry Hall`s Tall Tales`

Monday, June 29, 2015

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best Dressed for June 20-26, 2015

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In Balmain
At the 'Magic Mike XXL' premiere in Hollywood, California

In Sonia Rykiel
('Astrid' slingbacks by Vince, bag by Lala, 'Joie de Vivre' earrings by Mawi London, 'Park' sunglasses by Elizabeth and James)
Out and about in London, England

In Emilio Pucci
('Jetta' booties by Sophia Webster, clutch by Lee Savage)
At the 2015 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, Canada

In Ralph Lauren
At the Vogue and Ralph Lauren Wimbledon summer cocktail party in London, England

In Mugler
(t-strap sandals by Christian Louboutin)
At the 'Hot Pursuit' premiere in Mexico City, Mexico

In Coach
At the 5th Annual Coach and Friends of the High Line Summer Party in NYC, New York

(clutch by Raowulf, bodychain by Lorraine Schwartz)
At the 2015 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto, Ontario

(clutch by Hayward, bracelets by Monica Vinader, 'Lulu' heels by Aquazzura)
At the Seaport Studios opening in NYC, New York

Friday, June 26, 2015

ABC's OF STYLE: O is for Ombre

(My daughter is just about the sweetest thing since bubblegum.
She also happens to be about the shyest kid you will ever meet. The one who always stands off to the side taking it all in from a glance and whose lip trembles when she is forced to speak.
No exaggeration here, I have family and friends who haven't heard a peep from her in years!
I have convinced her to partake in a little photographic exercise in self-confidence this summer and since she is indulging her mother, it would be just super if you did too!)

O is for Ombre
The trendy city cousin of the summer tie-dye you fell in love with at camp that is sophisticated enough to go from the office to a rooftop patio with an ease that says 'summer is finally here'.
For me, it has always been reminder of the sun-kissed manes you imagine on those California girls who live and breathe the beach!

DRESS // Gap     SUNGLASSES // Ray-Ban     SANDALS // Birkenstock     BAG // Roots     

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


To the visitor clippping his toenails in my backyard.
We are close but not that close and quite frankly, no one wants to be that close to anyone while toenails are flying about!
I thought I was hearing things. That distinct sound of metal cutting through nail was momentarily piercing against the quiet of a lazy afternoon. I continued preparing coffee for your visit, hoping that what I was hearing through the open window was a figment of my imagination, maybe a crafty squirrel engaged in target practice with a miniature bibi gun or something equally ridiculous. But as I walked out back carrying my tray, I realized that my imagination hadn't fooled me at all. There you were, just you and your nail clipper, basking in the sun. Maybe it was the look of utter bewilderment on my face or maybe you just came to your senses but thankfully you finished with your pinky toe, slipped the clipper back into your pocket and your foot back into your sandal. Nevertheless, I thanked the good Lord above for that small mercy.

It's something that shouldn't surprise any of us yet I find myself floored on too many occasions by the sight of people whipping out a nail clipper in public and having at their feet. That goes double for the lady who sat in a waiting room beside me earlier this week and decided to slip off her sandals, lift her feet up onto her chair and vigorously clear the what-not from between her toes.
I don't care how busy you are at home-the subway, a park bench, your desk and especially while visiting a friend is not where you should be grooming yourself in that manner. I could go on and on but I think this one is pretty basic.

NEVER clip your nails (finger or otherwise) in public.

Friday, June 19, 2015

THE COCKTAIL HOUR: The French Martini

I'm lifting a martini glass in the air today and not just because the weekend is well on it's way but because it's National Martini Day and I can't think of a better reason to celebrate!
James Bond might have been a big fan of the classic dry Martini but unfortunately, it has a habit of leaving my face with a bit of a grimace so I opt for something a little sweeter, a colourful combination with a hint of fruit and a whole lot of bubbly.
So this weekend, take out your fanciest Martini glasses (or go rogue and use a whimsical liqueur glass like they did at The Weslodge Saloon in downtown Toronto where I happened upon this drink in the first place) and toast to one of my very favourite 'Lemontree-approved' holidays!

The French Martini

1 1/2 oz Champagne
1/4 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
1/4 ozfresh pineapple juice
1 twist lemon peel

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add Champagne, pineapple juice and Chambord. Shake well and pour into Martini glass.
Garnish with lemon peel.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

CHIC THIS WEEK: Best Dressed for June 6-12, 2015

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In Delpozo
(clutch Edie Parker, flower sandals by Delpozo)
At the 'Live From New York' premiere in Los Angeles, California

In Alice + Olivia
('Jealous' sandals by Tamara Mellon)
At a Windsor Smith's Homefront book release event in Los Angeles, California

In Stella McCartney
(bracelet by Jack Vartanian, 'Jane' sandals by Saint Laurent)
At the 'Minions' world premiere in London, England

('Juliana' cage booties by Schutz, sunglasses by Westward Leaning, foldover tote by Hayward, silver collar by Capwell & Co)
Out and about in Soho, New York

In Dolce & Gabbana
(jewellery by Jennifer Meyer, 'Chelsea' sandals by Kurt Geiger)
At Spike TV’s Guys Choice 2015 Awards in Culver City, California

In Prada
('Amika' heels by Jimmy Choo)
At the 14th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles, California

In Naeem Khan
At the 2015 Tony Awards in NYC, New York

In Cushnie et Ochs
(sandals by Ralph Lauren, 'Broken Space' clutch by Lee Savage, jewellery by Jennifer Meyer)
At an 'Orangecon' fan event in NYC, New York

In Victoria Beckham
(clutch by Victoria Beckham)
Out and about in NYC, New York

In Valentino
At the 2015 Tony Awards in NYC, New York


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