Friday, January 31, 2014

Black Swan



Here are some photos of my friend Ashleigh (you may recognize her as Lana Del Rey from my Halloween Recap). She is from California and spent Thanksgiving with me in Maine, when we shot these. I seriously love photographing her, she is so stunning. A mix of Natalie Portman & Winona Ryder with a Stevie Nicks soul. Her make up and all-black outfits are always flawless.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Frozen Falls

Ice 1

(Details; Scarf, AE. Jacket, Vintage. White Dress, Brandy Melville)

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Hello Loves! Here are some photos Ashleigh  took of me in front of a frozen waterfall
 in my favorite town, Camden, while we were in Maine for Thanksgiving.


Monday, January 27, 2014

DIY Vegetable Pie in Jar

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Vegetable Pie is the ultimate comfort food for sweater weather (freezing) winter days. I've made blueberry crumble and apple crisp in jars, but never a pie in a jar, let alone a savory pie. I don't like traditional pie crust, but top off this perfect filling with puff pastry, and I'm sold. 

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One Package Puff Pastry (I used Pepperidge Farms)
5 small red potatoes
5 small golden potatoes
3 stalks of celery
1/2 onion
5-6 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
5 oz. of corn
5 oz of carrots
5 oz. of peas
(I used frozen for the above three, 
but you could use fresh or canned)
1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp corn starch
2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1 tbsp chopped chives
1/2 tbsp oregano
Salt & Pepper
1 egg

Rinse and peel the potatoes. Boil for 8 minutes in salted water until soft.
In a large pot heat the olive oil, and cook the celery, onion, and garlic until almost softened.
Remove from pot and set aside.
In the same pot melt the butter, whisk in the cornstarch until smooth and thick. 
Stir in the veggie stock.
Stir in the cooked potatoes, celery mixture, corn, carrots, and peas. 
Season with ground mustard, chives, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Pour into a pie pan or divide into about twelve wide mouth jars, or six wide mouth jars.
Roll out the puff pastry dough. 
Slice dough into squares.
Cover with puff pastry
Beat one egg with two tsp of water to make an egg wash.
Brush tops of dough with egg wash.
Bake at 375 F for about 25 minutes until the dough is golden brown.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Insta Life

Hello Loves! Here are my most recent Instagram photos from this past holiday season;

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^ the best hot cocoa

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^My friend Ashleigh gave me bagels for Secret Santa (she clearly knows me too well)

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^may be grey outside in winter, but it is green in my dorm

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^the world lost a wonderful man

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^finals week reminder

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^cookie dough hot chocolate to recover from finals

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^homemade dream catcher, I've gotten so many requests for a tutorial, definitely going to!

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^christmas card doodles

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^carrying our tree! (surprisingly light!)

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^Christmas cards from family in England are always the best

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^snuggling with my dog Hank on Christmas Eve

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^festive Christmas smoothie

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^favorite Christmas gifts, excited to show them in outfit posts on here!

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^broke the bean boots back out

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^my best friend Brian in the nativity scene at school

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^obsessed with burning candles in old wine bottles

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^constant go-to casual shoes

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^view skiing in Maine

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^black and silver glitter ombre nails

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^spent New Years Eve drinking Moet, eating sushi, and watching crime dramas

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^stop at Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland, ME on the way back to Boston

Follow me on Instagram @juliettelaura & comment below with your Insta username, I'd love to see!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Secret Garden

Secret Garden 1

(Details; Dress, Brandy Melville. Slip, Vintage. Bralette, Aerie.  Rings, Brandy Melville. Head Chain, Shop Infinite Style.)

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Secret Garden 12

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Although I adore living in the city, I sometimes miss the serenity of the country, having an entire field to myself to romp through. Living in Boston I love finding little secret places where the noises of the city fade away and there isn't a person in sight. From my little alley ways (featured extensively on the blog, some of my favorites from this spot; here, here, and here), hidden corners of public gardens (here and here), and now this spot. Behind a giant willow tree in the park, surrounded by reeds. I'm sure homeless people sleep here at night, but during the day sunlight shines through the leaves, and the nature in the city shows (I even saw a bunny!). (Photos from early September, that I found on my hard drive)


Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY Chocolate Croissants

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Chocolate croissants remind me of mornings in Germany and Paris.
My absolute favorite dessert for breakfast. These are super easy to make and so delicious!

how to make chocolate croissants

Package of Puff Pastry (I used Pepperidge Farms brand)
Bag of Chocolate Chips (I used dark chocolate)
One Egg
Powdered Sugar (optional)

Roll out the puff pastry.
Slice pastry into six pieces.
(The package comes with two sheets of puff pastry,
one package will make twelve croissants)
Sprinkle chocolate chips into the center of each piece of pastry.
Beat the egg with two teaspoons of water.
Brush the egg wash on three edges of the pastry.
Roll the unwashed side of the pastry over the chocolate chips.
Fold the other side over. Press down the edges.
Place seam side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Bake for 10-15 minutes at 400 F.


Friday, January 17, 2014


Ice Trees 1

(Details; Scarf, AE. Jacket, Vintage. Sockless Sock Bun, DIY here)

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Ice Trees 5

After this past Ice Storm in Maine, everything was coated in Ice, it looked as though everything was covered in glass. Nature is beautiful.