Oscar party snacks

Are you having a party to watch the Oscars this Sunday? With all the glam, the celebrities and the great movies, you deserve to treat yourself with amazing snacks for the night! Here are some ideas I took from the web site foodnetwork.com. Hope you enjoy!

Let’s start with the red carpet cocktail. With champagne, gin, orange-flower water and pomegranate juice, this cocktail seems bubbly and sweet, plus the pomegranate juice gives it a red color to match the carpet! Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/red-carpet-cocktails-recipe/index.html 

Picture of Red Carpet Cocktails Recipe

Now, for an academy award snack, go for this exotic choice: Golden curry popcorn. With curry powder, kosher salt and butter, it will activate your palette and take you on an adventure, like a movie. Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/golden-curry-popcorn-recipe/index.html 

Picture of Golden Curry Popcorn Recipe

For the main dish, I suggest you make two dishes and give the chance for people to try different things. The first one is California flatbreads. Small squared individual pizzas with bacon, goat cheese, arugula and plum tomatoes is a chic Italian choice that will please everyone. Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/california-flatbread-recipe/index.html

Picture of California Flatbread Recipe

The second main dish choice is spicy tuna hand rolls. If you love sushi, this option will please you so much. With avocado, cucumber, carrots and delicious tuna, this Japanese meal is perfect for this glamorous night of movies. Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/spicy-tuna-hand-rolls-recipe/index.html 

Picture of Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls Recipe

The thing about this menu is it’s all about tasting different savors and taking a trip around the world with our palette. Have a great time with your friends!

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry

Best dressed stars at the Academy Awards

Did you watch the 84th Academy Awards ceremony last night? One of my favorite part of these events are the arrival of celebrities on the red carpet before the show. I love seeing their dresses and suits!

Yesterday evening, there were many beautiful dresses. Here are my top favorites!

Angelina Jolie’s dress is simply gorgeous, but the slit is a bit too high. I love her hair color!

Gwyneth Paltrow’s gown is classic and fits her perfectly. I like the idea of the long blazer/châle because the weather was cold. Beautiful jewellery! Her hair could have been better.

Cameron Diaz’s strapless dress fits her well and the bottom of the dress with the ruffles and silver details is amazing. The simple necklace is nice also. Her haircut could have been much better. Her hair doesn’t look healthy.

Penélope Cruz looks wonderful in this hollywood glamour gown. The purple color is perfect with her skin tone. Her hair is retro and classy, I love it! The jewellery are also very classic and feminine.  

Jennifer Lopez’s dress makes her curves standout. She looks glamorous and original! Her bun is perfectly done as usual.

Kristen Wiig looks sexy and classy with this beige dress. I like the way it fits her. I adore her hair (color and style). I also like that she put black nailpolish to add a little edge to her outfit.

Which dress made your top list?

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry

Celebrity makeovers through the ages!

Don’t you sometimes want to have a makeover? Some celebrities have totally changed their look through time. They’ve changed their hair color, their makeup style, their total style! Look at some of them! 🙂

1. Jennifer Lopez

 in 1997

 in 2011

2. Emma Watson

 in 2008

 in 2011

3. Katy Perry

 in 2009

 in 2011

4. Taylor Swift

 in 2006

 in 2011

5. Jessica Biel

 in 2004

 in 2011

6. Tyra Banks

 in 1998

 in 2011

7. Gwyneth Paltrow

 in 1997

 in 2011

8. Emma Stone

 in 2010

 in 2011

Which trend will you try this New Year?

Hasta pronto!

Catherine Beaudry