Monday, January 31, 2011

Apricot Crunch Cake

Well I been in a sugar mood lately, and I finally got myself to do this Apricot crunch cake.. for no reason at all.. and I been dipping spoons into the dessert every 5 minutes.. Its super good.. yumm..

What's great about it is that its super easy, and it takes about 40 min and its ready to serve..

All you need is:

1 can of preserved Apricots (pears, apples, and peaches can work too) - there is 2 cans in the pictures but I only used one
1 box of yellow cake
1 stick of butter (100 g)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup crushed walnuts

Now the how to is super simple...

1. Open can of apricots and simply spill all the contents including the syrup into a 17" glass pot, slice them if needed.
2. sprinkle the whole box of yellow cake on top
3. slice butter into 16 pieces and distribute over the yellow cake layer
4. sprinkle cup of brown sugar
5. sprinkle cup of crushed walnuts (you could use pecans or hazelnuts - just be creative)

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.. and Voila..

you can either serve it hot with vanilla Ice cream, or eat it cold.. Its yummy either way :)


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Should Barbie take Ken back?

Matel is running a big campaign asking people to vote online as to whether the blonde bombshell Barbie should take Ken back..
Well no matter what you think about the topic.. and despite thinking Barbie being a cold hearted ruthless modern woman to replace Ken her boyfriend since 1961 with Blaine the aussi in 2004 after 43 years of him being there beside her..

Well anyways, as I went through the History of the couple, I came across Dream date Barbie which was released in 1984.. And guess what.. I actually had that Barbie.. I played with it back in the 80s.. and when I saw the doll, all my memories came running back, and I felt like I was 6 again.. that was super.. really...

Monday, January 24, 2011


D&G has utilized Skullcandy headphones as a fashion accessory to support the story in their winter fashion show in Milan this past Monday, January 17th, 2011.

I am simply in love with the Aviators, I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair of these. I heard rumors that they are coming to Beirut very soon.. fingers crossed..

Skullcandy Headphones are available in Lebanon at premium retailers: Virgin, MacShop, iStyle

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


This summer, i watched the four seasons of DEXTER. The psychopathic killer is just adorable, and the series is captivating. To top that Ty Mattson has illustrated Dexter inspired Posters.. I want those to hang in my office.. je Love.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I have to admit, I have never really been able to diet, I would get on a diet, only to be off it, at best in a few weeks.. I simply have no self restraint.. I just see calories and just have to consume them...

I really do try, just the world is not helping.. I mean lets face it.. If I start dieting in the fall, Halloween walks in with all its pumpkin pies, and cinnamon apple tarts.. so everything I had lost, just comes back up.. Then even if I do resist having those, Christmas is just around the corner, adding layers of unwanted love handles with all the christmas dinners, eggnogs, hot chocolate, christmas cakes, cookies, and candy canes.. The thick winter clothes definitely, do not help in stopping you from consuming all those very sinful calories.. I do honestly try, and every year, when New Year is here, and I am getting dressed to go out and party, I look in the mirror and promise myself, that this year I will be thin by summer, and fit into that Bikini, I had not been able to get into since i left school.. Diet and OMG whats worse I promise myself I will exercise in the morning.. January is the worst time to begin a new year's morning resolution.. I mean really its too cold to get out of bed, so a few days of dragging myself to get up and move around, will eventually fall back to staying in my warm bed.. I am not gonna tell you about February.. I mean its valentine, and can you resist those cute little chocolate truffles... oh come on.. how can something so tiny give me wiggly hips..
Its simply not fair.

March, signals the beginning of spring, a reminder that summer is almost here, and that bikini body still hidden under those layers of food.. Okay no more freezing mornings, I should get myself into exercise now.. and SALADS.. *shudders* well this works for a week or two, then someone mentions Easter eggs, and chocolate bunnies, and whats worse lunch.. there goes my diet again.. Oh no it's MAY!!!!

Darn too late for that bikini body, well I have to try and get a few layers of chocolate off me, those skimpy summer clothes, they show each and every little curve.. Is that ice-cream I see?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sex & the City 2

I know its my second post today about movies. You can't blame me though, I just found out about Sex & the city 2. I have not met yet any woman who is not a fan of the series. After all the series represents modern feminism and has kind of set the standard of what todays women really want: Manolos and Vivienne Westwood wedding dresses... and yes families & careers.

To be honest I was only disappointed with one detail I saw in the trailer: 4 Newyorkers go to Dubai on a shopping spree... DUBAI? When did Dubai become the world's number one shopping capital? what happened to LONDON.. PARIS.. MILAN.. HONG KONG.. TOKYO?