Thursday, April 28, 2016


LuLu's Kitchen:
A Taste of The Gulf Coast Good Life
Lucy Buffett
Grand Central Life and Style, $19.99
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

Offer me a cookbook that showcases excellent seafood recipes, and I am game!  Living in Alabama and Florida for many years, I have become a seafood lover, and I am no stranger to preparing the dishes we have all come to love. 

Included in this fabulous book are 120 images and recipes from the restaurants owned by Lulu, located in Gulf Shores, Alabama and Destin, Florida.  You will not be disappointed, I promise!

Below are images of just a few of the mouthwatering recipes included in this book.  ENJOY!

Rum Punch

Lowe Alabama (LA) Caviar

Creole Blackened Grouper Salad

Lulu's Perfect Peel and Eat Shrimp

Summer Seafood Gumbo

Key Lime Pie with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream
Photography by Sara Essex

About the Author

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Lucy Buffett is a restaurateur of the award winning, fun-loving LuLu’s which serves more than one million guests a year at two locations, one in Gulf Shores, Alabama and the other in Destin, Florida. Lucy has also been recognized for her tireless work on behalf of sustainability and the environment. However, the greatest passion of this self-proclaimed gypsy rebel and reluctant entrepreneur is cooking good food for the people she loves. LuLu's Kitchen: A Taste of the Gulf Coast Good Life is her first cookbook and is full of recipes and stories that made her restaurant the famous destination it is today. 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

It's Crunch Time

It's Angela, again! It's looking like Makeup Mondays are becoming a "thing" here on Splendid Sass, and I couldn't be happier; it's one of my favorite topics.

So let's talk Mother's Day. Again. I know we talked about this last week, but let's get real—Mother's Day is less than TWO weeks away now. Which means that unlesss you're planning on hitting up the crowded malls for what's leftover, this is your opportune moment to shop for something special. Special doesn't have to mean expensive. I'm a firm believer that a beautiful card with a handwritten note (which you might spend a little more than you normally would on—letterpress, anyone?) and a bouquet of flowers can go a long way. It's the sentiment that counts. We all know our mothers are the most wonderful, fabulous, and hard-working of all, so let's treat them as such.

Y'all know I'm all about Beautycounter at this point—how can you not be on board with SAFE and CHIC beauty products, especially after every covetable endorsement possible?! As a beauty product junkie, I will only choose the best—my mentor in the business is Reagan Howell who started Southern Proper, after all, so you KNOW the products are great if she's involved. Here are some of my absolute FAVORITES. These products make you feel like you've spent a day at the spa, and lemme tell ya, the price tag is a lot less. ;)

Enrich Body Butter and Lustro Body Scrub Duo ..aka my FAVORITE!!! As in, used both is 1 month favorite.

The Body Collection
The Countertime Anti-aging Collection

Lustro Face Oil Collection

Hand Wash and Hand Cream Gift Set

Rose Neroli Body Oil

Sheer & Shimmer Collection  (my next personal!!)

The Collection (The whole shebang-- worth every. penny.) 

The Travel Collection (THE PERFECT GIFT!!! I ordered this before I became a consultant, and it convinced me of how great the products are. The bag alone is worth the purchase!)

If you have any questions, feel free to email me! My address is

Happy shopping!


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Thursday, April 21, 2016


I have always been a huge fan of interior designer, author, and photographer Vicente Wolf, so it wasn't surprising that I fell in love with this Manhattan apartment. The apartment was designed years ago by this talented designer, so when the owner decided it was time for an uplift, she called him.

Below are just a few of the rooms in this stunning apartment, as shown in this issue of Veranda magazine,  ENJOY!

Veranda March/April 2016
Photography by Vicente Wolf

To purchase Vicente Wolf's new book:


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Monday, April 18, 2016

Mother's Day Shopping Solved

Angela here. So, if you're like me, the older you get, the faster Mother's Day creeps up on you. Here's you friendly wakeup call that Mother's Day is less than three weeks away. I've searched high and low for high and low gifts to reflect how special our mothers are and to help take the guesswork out of shopping. Whatever your pricepoint, there's something luxurious and thoughtful here. (P.S. I also want everything on this list). Remember, the day is all about celebrating how much we love and cherish our mothers, so don't forget a handwritten note—that's where you can really share how special your mother is to you. Cheers to a beautiful Mother's Day!

Julie Vos Jewels
Beautycounter Enrich Body Butter and Lustro Body Scrub Duo
Beautycounter Lustro Face Oil #1

Aerin L'Ansecoy Orange Blossom Candle
Aerin Gold 4x6 Frame

Wandering Heart Journal 

Beautycounter Sheer and Shimmer Collection

Sugar Paper Card

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