2017 food, fashion, beauty and design trends to watch out for

2016 was a great year for the food, fashion, and design industry. Turmeric became the spice everyone wanted to use in their food, off the shoulder tops had a big comeback, the design industry made florals hot again. 2017 is rapidly approaching and I am already looking forward to seeing what’s going to be a popular trend in the new year. Pinterest just released its 2017 Pinterest 100 trends report earlier this month and the list is filled with a few surprises. They developed this list based on the most popular pins saved on Pinterest during 2016. 

2017 Fashion, Food, Design Trends
Here are the top 12 food, fashion, beauty and design trends to watch out for in 2017. 


  1. Food is Medicine- In 2016, foods that were good for your health like turmeric saw a big upswing. Everyone, including myself, wanted to consume this powerful spice because of its known health benefits. The trend of using food as medicine is here to stay.  Look for foods like grapeseed oil, jackfruit, and kimchi to pop up on your favorite restaurant menus, cookbooks, and food blogs in 2017. 
  2. It is all about Cuban Cuisine– The travel ban to Cuba was lifted in 2016 and Americans are starting to travel to this destination again. Cuba will be the place to go in 2017 but it will also have an impact on our culinary cuisine at home. Expect to see Cuban empanadas, ropa vieja, guava inspired desserts on restaurant menus in 2017.   
  3. Brew your own beer at home– The craft beer industry was all the rage in 2016 and local breweries were popping up everywhere. In 2017, people will want to know how to brew their own craft beers at home. So expect to see home brew kits like  this one sold in grocery and liquor stores around the country. 


  1. Camel is the new black– Camel was a popular color this fall for the fashion industry. The color is becoming a staple piece in many people’s closets. This is a trend that is here to stay in 2017. 
  2. Statement sleeves are the new off the shoulder– Cold-shoulder tops were cool while they lasted but expect to see a lot of people wearing bell-bottom sleeves next Spring and Fall like this one.
  3. Men will add scarfs to their accessories collection-I was just at a holiday party and all men wearing plaid scarves with their blazers. I love that this look is becoming a trend. 
  4. Earthy GreensThe Pantone Color of 2017 was just announced and its “Greenery”. This bright neon green color is earthy and refreshing. Based on the spring runways from Fashion Week, we can expect to see a lot of this color in our spring wardrobe. 


  1. Natural hair and beauty will take center stage– 2017 is all about everything natural when its comes to skin care and beauty. I already rock this mantra but I’m excited to see more natural hair and beauty products on the market. 
  2. Micro-blading is the new threading– Microblading started to generate buzz during the latter part of 2016 but it looks like this trend will become popular in 2017. This process takes a few hours so expect to block out some time on your calendar to get this done. Curious to learn how the process works? This video tutorial explains it all. 
  3. It’s all about the Gold-plated nail- Last summer it was all about the round-shaped nail but this summer everyone will be wearing gold plated nails. I like this trend and I definitely might test this out for NYE. 


  1. Chip and Joanna Gains made farmhouse living and reclaimed wood popular again- One of my favorite HGTV shows is Fixer Upper starring Chip and Joanna Gains. I love their farmhouse inspired designs. Their show has made farmhouse living and reclaimed wood popular again. Expect too see more of this style in 2017. 
  2. Jewel tones take a strong note-Jewel tones are expected to dominate the design industry in 2017. Vibrant colors like emerald greens will bring homes to life. 

What trends are you looking forward to seeing in 2017?

Best of 2015: Food and Drink Recipes

Food and Drink Recipes

We only have two days left till 2016. I can’t believe it! This year has gone by so fast. Today and tomorrow, I’ll be looking back at 2015 to showcase the best features on the blog. Today, I’m sharing my favorite food and drink recipes I developed this year. So if you missed a few, this is a great time to catch up on a few of my favorites. 



Mango Peach Agua Frescas

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies


Creating the perfect Meat and Cheese Plate

Winter Harvest Apple Salad

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Rum Pound Cake

Mini Egg White Frittatas

Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Ice Cream

Linzer Heart Cookies

Salmon Cakes (not pictured)

Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

Thanksgiving is next week and I’m hosting it at my condo for the first time this year.I’m a little nervous but looking forward to having my family at my home. This year I’m going for the healthy and simplicity route when it comes to my menu. I’m really loving squash at the moment and I am making this delicious recipe for Maple Glazed Acorn Squash as a side dish. The great about this recipe is that it’s easy to make and doesn’t require several ingredients. Using Maple syrup, cinnamon, all spice, and salt as a rub, your guests will be wishing they had more. 

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Maple Glazed Acorn Squash
  1. 1 acorn squash, sliced and seeded
  2. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  3. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  5. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  6. sea salt
  1. Arrange sliced acorn squash on a baking sheet.
  2. Season with olive oil, cinnamon, all spice, maple syrup, and salt.
  3. Bake in the oven on 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender.
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White Bean Sun-dried Tomato Dip



I’m always looking for easy snack ideas to take with me to work or to serve to guests I’m entertaining around my home. I always try to keep dips or fresh fruit around my house because you never know who may stop by. So I decided to make a creamy white bean dip with sun-dried tomatoes this weekend to have as a snack this week. The creamy white beans and sun-dried tomatoes blended together make for amazingly nutritious snack. The other great thing about this recipe is that it takes 5 minutes to make. Serve this dip with chopped veggies and pita chips. 

White Bean Sun-dried Tomato Dip
  1. 1 can of white beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
  3. 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  4. 4 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
  5. 2 sprigs of fresh parsley
  6. 1 sprig of fresh oregano
  7. 2 sprigs of fresh basil
  8. salt
  9. pepper
  10. 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  11. 2 cloves garlic
  12. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Serve with chips and vegetables.
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Around Atlanta: Seven Lamps

This weekend I had the chance to visit Atlanta’s newest craft restaurant Seven Lamps, located right across from Lenox Mall. Since its opening last month I’ve heard a lot of great things and I couldn’t wait to try it. Seven Lamps invited me and a friend to dinner this weekend to experience their menu.

The restaurant is just what Buckhead needed. The whole concept behind the restaurant is to share. The space is filled with family style tables and a list of great small plates and appetizers. The intimate environment is perfect for a girls night out or a double date. The menu focuses on sharing and the portion sizes for small plates aren’t shy. The chef hand makes the pastas, sandwiches, and uses all fresh ingredients.

We started off by sharing four of their small plates while enjoying a few drinks.

For small plates and appetizers, we shared the smoked ruby beets, the savory kale crepes, amazing buttered lobster buns, and a appetizer sized pasta. The crepes were my favorite dish of the evening, I could really have just ordered those along with a glass of wine.

During dinner the chef served everyone in the restaurant Hammock Hollow Lettuces, a plate filled with breakfast radish, pickled onions, chives, and a honey vinaigrette.

I wasn’t feeling well that night so instead of ordering a cocktail I opted to try one of their housemade sodas. I got the tropical winter: a fruity drink with juniper, kiwi, pineapple, and agave nectar. Which was very delicious!  My friend ordered a red derby cocktail which is made with burboun, blood orange, savannah bee honey, and tarragon. In addition to their cocktail menu, they also have a wine list.

By the time it came to order and entree we were stuffed, but we decided to try their wood roasted pork chop with topped with brussel sprouts. I’m not usually a pork eater but this was one of the best pork chops I’ve had in a while. The chop is seared to perfection and topped with pancetta and a dried fruit jus.

I’m definitely making a trip back to Seven Lamps in the near future try a few items on their dessert and lunch menu. The restaurant has a dessert cocktail called the Crunch Punch, an infused whiskey drink made with the new peanut butter crunch cereal that I am dying to try.

The next time you are in Atlanta, make sure to stop by Seven Lamps to experience their menu. Check out photos from my evening below.

Looking for other things to do in Atlanta, check out the rest of my Around Atlanta series.