Lanvin: I Love You

August 19, 2014 @ RizzoliNewYork & WWD

lanvin

Welcome to the fantastical displays of Alber Elbaz, the subject of a hardcover Rizzoli tome due out in October. Titled “Lanvin: I Love You,” the 260-page book features 200 color photos of window displays, many at the Lanvin flagship in Paris on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint Honoré, and other installations done for various press events.

“When I do windows, I don’t start with a red dress or a white coat, I begin with a dream, with a story, and with a sketch,” designer Alber Elbaz writes in the foreword. “Windows are the most direct way to communicate with people.”

Read more at WWD

Filipino Coconut Jelly Recipe

August 29, 2014 @ FilipinoFoodRecipes

coconut jelly

Recipe for a 600ml and a 250ml capacity mould.

Ingredients:

* 500ml water

* 1/2 cup white sugar

* 10g agar agar strands

* 185ml evaporated milk

* 165ml coconut milk

* pandan essence

* pink food colouring

How To Make Filipino Coconut Jelly:

1). Place the water, sugar and agar agar into a pot.  Simmer until the agar agar has dissolved.

2). Add the evaporated milk and coconut milk.  At this stage you can taste it.  You may add more sugar if you like it sweeter.

3). Pour 250ml of the liquid into a bowl and add a drop of the pandan essence.  If your essence is clear in colour, you’ll need to add a drop of green food colouring.  To the rest of the liquid add a drop of pink food colouring. Stir well.

4). Using a sieve, pour the green mixture into a 250ml capacity mould and the pink one into the 600ml capacity mould, again pour over a sieve.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set.

5). When set, remove from the moulds.  You may need to dip it in a some hot water to loosen a little.

Enjoy!

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