• Fabulous Life of S.A.T

    Primates of Park Avenue: The Richest Secrets

    I’ve always been intrigued by the fabulous life of the Upper East Side (UES) in NYC  (read my NYC post to find out why) and I decided to finally read this book on our trip (Kerala-Emirates-Italy) a few months ago. Wednesday Martin is an author and social researcher who moved to the UES of NYC in 2004. She wrote a book called Primates of Park Avenue (released in June 2015 and apparently MGM is making a movie) which talks about her brutal and shocking experiences of the UES and how she coerced herself into the natural habitat of the UES women (particularly stay at home filthy rich Mom’s). Here are 5 rituals…

  • Food

    Mouth-water Monday: MOREo Ice Cream Cake

    I’ve been making this oreo ice cream cake since I was in college and every single time it is a huge hit. The best part is that it takes only 10-15 minutes to make it but it seems like it’s a lot more work. The even better part is that it tastes absolutely amazing. Whether you’re making it for adults, kids or both- every person in any age group is bound to LOVE it! Here’s my secret recipe: Servings: 12, Calories: ~250/serving Ingredients: 1 tub 8 ounce cool whip topping thawed 1 pkg Fudge flavored Jello instant pudding 10 Oreo cookies chopped (about 1 cup) 12 vanilla ice cream sandwiches…

  • Fashion

    Fashion Friday: Crazy About Tiffany’s

    Timeless. Endless. Illumination & powerful. It’s unique. It’s yours. It’s from Tiffany. Anyone that knows me or has read my blog knows that I adore Tiffany & Co. Not only did it influence the title of my blog (Little Blue Book), my wedding and my guest room, but it is an icon for classic jewelry and represents the infamous Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany’s). So of course I was ecstatic when I heard about the fashion documentary, “Crazy About Tiffany’s” that comes out today which is written and directed by Matthew Miele. This is the same man who made the amazing documentary “Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s” which is also…

  • Food

    Mouth-water Monday: Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

    Chia seeds are great- I add a spoon of them to my oatmeal everyday. They’re great because they’re fiber-filled which makes you feel fuller longer so theoretically can help with weight loss (although this has not been proven) and they have some beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders, diabetes and heart disease. You can eat chia seeds raw or mix them in puddings, drinks, smoothies, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal or you can even add them to batter for desserts. Here are two delicious recipes which incorporate chia seeds that I’ve tried: Chia Vegetable Stir Fry: 2-4 servings, 180 calories per serving Ingredients:                    …

  • Travel

    SHE Down in aSHEville

    Last year for Valentine’s Day my husband and I took a mini trip to Asheville, North Carolina to celebrate our first Valentine’s as a married couple (WHO Down in WHOville). I had been to Asheville twice prior to that- once on a family trip and once on a ski trip. This time I really got to explore it a little more and fell in love with it. If you’re looking for a quick weekend Valentine getaway- Asheville, NC is one of the best kept secrets in the South! We stayed at one of the most romantic small inn’s called the Grand Bohemian Hotel. It was very cozy with a Southern/mountain feel…

  • Health and Fitness

    Workout Wednesday: Bootycamp

    The first ever bootcamp class I ever took was at KBX Gym in Alpharetta, GA about 3 years ago. I quickly learned that bootcamp was a much do-able version of CrossFit (more about that later) and could be done anywhere. Although I enjoyed it, I hurt my back using kettle bells and decided to quit- but form is key. After feeling super sad that I could not continue with bootcamp anymore, I decided to research some of the best bootcamp routines I could do on my own at home now that I had gotten the forms and moves down. Don’t get me wrong- I most definitely missed the coaches yelling…

  • Food

    Mouth-water Monday: The Super Bowl Part II

    Now this is a completely different type of “Super Bowl” than the first Super Bowl I posted last week. This dip is amazingly delicious (although it’s not super healthy, it’s a good one to splurge on during football)! Since I live in the South and went to an extremely huge football university, football has become a huge deal and getting together to watch is usually a big soiree. So the next time you go to one, awe everybody with this cute, simple and yummy appetizer plate! Peanut Butter Football Dip (The Perfect Mix of Sweet & Salty) Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter (sweet preferred) 4 ounces cream cheese 1 cup peanut…

  • Decor

    Mirror Mirror On The Wall

    My hubby and I are Restoration Hardware fanatics. I first discovered Restoration Hardware 5 years ago when I was living in Michigan which was when I introduced it to my husband and the fascination begun. We both knew whenever we got our first house together that it would be restored (no pun intended) with Restoration Hardware inspired themes. It was funny because when we got our first place together, our first argument as a married couple was about this leaning mirror behind our couch. My husband wanted it there and I thought it looked extremely odd because it was this nasty yellow color. So, we finally agreed (of course after…

  • Health and Fitness

    BARREHog Day!

    Happy Groundhog Day! Winter or spring?! I hope it’s winter actually (Spring means allergies, pollen and weird smelling flowers- bleh). Did you know the Germans started the Groundhog tradition and that groundhogs are vegetarians? Anyways, back to the reason why I am writing this post- BARREHog Day! As a thank you to all of my readers, Little Blue Book is offering a Barre3 Trial (if you’re a first-time subscriber)!  Remember the benefits of Barre? You can do it at the convenience of your own home, it’s winter, groundhog day and leap year- what do you have to lose? February can be one of the dullest months, so lighten up your life!…

  • Food

    Mouth-water Monday: The Super Bowl Part I

    This super bowl is more commonly known as an acai bowl. I had my first one ever almost a year ago when we went to Puerto Rico for my sister’s bachelorette party and it was amazing. When I came back to Atlanta, I knew I had to find a place that would have one that was as amazing as the one in Puerto Rico. After a lot of searching and some disappointments, I finally found one that lived up to it- at Luv a Bowl in Johns Creek.  There are several different options but my favorite is the Johns Creek Bowl with some peanut butter on top! What is acai?  Grapefruit…