The book “Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit” by author Sean Hepburn Ferrer who is also her son, is one of my favorite books. It features nearly three hundred photographs, documents and artwork by Audrey herself, many of which were previously unavailable. In this book, the author offers an intimate glimpse into the life of Hollywood’s most celebrated actress. Sean tells us his mother’s remarkable story, from her childhood in war-torn Holland to the height of her fame, to her autumn years far from the camera and the crush of the paparazzi. It’s a rare look at Audrey not from the photographer’s lens, but through the eyes of the son who adored her. I received this book from few years ago as a Christmas gift from my sweet husband. I hope this book gives you an idea for your Christmas shopping this year.
1939, Arnhem, Holland. Photograph by Manon van Suchtelen. Audrey Hepburn Estate Collection.Sean at home in 1960, only a few weeks old. Photograph by Mel Ferrer.Ethiopia, 1988. Photograph by John Issac.
Basilica San Marco from the corner.High water in Venice, when the tide rises.In St Mark’s square (Piazza San Marco) with high water, they have to build the platform walkway.Magically, the high water is gone the next morning.St Mark’s square at night. Live music and seating outside of a cafeteria in St Mark’s square at night.Basilica Di Santa Maria Della Salute seen from Grand Canal.Gondolas are an icon in Venice.One of the narrow canals.Ponte Della Paglia bridge.Bridge of Sighs at night.Riatto bridge.Bell Tower, Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s square seen from seaside.Doge’s Palace. Tourists.Forever 21-Fun
Wishing you all a HAPPY Thanksgiving day and a wonderful weekend with your family and friends!!!eat alot of pie, joyfully laugh and party hard with your loved ones!!
Ingredients: skinless quarter leg chicken, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, sugar, oyster flavored sauce, seasoned soy sauce, sliced fresh ginger and fresh basil leaves.
Method: clean the skinless quarter leg chicken, pat dry the chicken throughly with paper towels. Sprinkle over each quarter leg chicken with a little garlic powder, black pepper, less than 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp oyster flavored sauce, 1/8 tsp seasoned soy sauce and let it sit for a few hours or overnight. Hot pan with cooking oil with high heat, put the chicken in for about 1 minute. Then, cover the pan with lid, turn the heat down to medium for about 7 minutes. Turn chicken for another 7 minutes, continue cover the lid. Now, throw in fresh slice ginger and fresh basil leaves, still cover the lid, let it sit for 5 minutes with medium-high heat…done! Ok, you’ll see the chicken has nicely golden color as in the picture and it’s ready to serve hot. It’s easy to do, you can substitute ginger, basil with your favorite herb. Enjoy the meal!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with family and friends!!!
Homemade Pumpkin Pie from Today
The kids had no school today, so we did many things and had awesome time together. Baking a pumpkin pie this morning was one of our fun things that we enjoyed. I’m glad that my kids love baking as much as I do!! Baking is on the list of must-do-things with your kids. It is the perfect time to bond with your children.
Home made pumpkin pie, the recipe is from Williams Sonoma (lick here for the recipe) but I just used less than 3/4 cup brown sugar for less sweetness. I use rolled-out pie dough from Pillsbury pie-crust that you can find it at any grocery store and it’s easy to do the crust. To add a fanciful finish to this pumpkin pie, use decorative cutters to create autumnal shapes from rolled-out pie dough. These cutters are available at Williams Sonoma.They enjoyed to cut the leaves for decoration.
The weather in Dallas is moody in fall/winter. One day is cold, the next day is warm and it could reach to 80 F , sometimes. Lately, it has been 75 F degree -beautiful fall day and I have no complaint here. Taking advantage of that, I brought out my Haider Ackermann black silk dress for going out with my sweet hubby. I felt comfortable, elegant and feminine in this dress…Love it!! I styled it with Christian Louboutine lace-leopard boots.
We never forget to order Heirloom tomato salad with miso paste, one of our favorite dishes that I love to taste the sweetness of tomatoes and melting creamy miso paste. Wishing you all a wonderful day!!!! Thank you for visiting!!!Big hugs…Hanh 😉
I was anxious to show this crocodile dress to my kids to see how they would react to it. Surprise!!! they said “cool!!mommy! it’s not scary”…yeah, good for me.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 pound raw smaller shrimp, 3 clove garlic, 2 dashes white or black pepper powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoon fish sauce, 3 teaspoon cooking oil, sugarcane stick (I buy them in skin-pre-peeled at Asian market or Wholefood at frozen area).