Ramble: Prescriptives is Back, the turkey was a success, Kiehl’s collaborates with Jeff Koons
Hello, my lovelies! How was your Thanksgiving? I am super pleased to announce that my turkey was a raging success! (A few people asked me how I got it so juicy and the answer, in short, is: 1) Brining; 2) Buttering under the skin; 3) Basting with maple syrup/cornstarch; 4) Roasting breast-side down until the last hour so the breast would stay moist; 5) Starting at 475 for 30 minutes and then turning the temperature down to 300 for the remainder; 5) Wrapping the turkey in tin foil for an hour after removing from the oven, which gave it an extra bit of steaming in its own juices.) Clearly I’m a bit anal, as the past 3 weeks have now seen FIVE turkeys emerge from Kitchen Jolie. I am ready for my turkey high school diploma–and don’t want to even look at another bird for at least a year.
In big beauty news: Prescriptives has relaunched! Back in 2009, Prescriptives went under, but earlier this week they announced that they’ll find a new permanent lease online at Prescriptives.com. I’ve actually been sitting on this information for over a year (after having a phone call with an Estee Lauder exec back in 2010), so I’m happy that they followed my advice! (I mean, sure, there were probably many other, more important people involved in this decision–but I’ll just enjoy my delusion that it was all Jolie’s sage advice that pushed them over the edge, m’kay?)
Kiehl’s is doing a super cool collaboration with the artist Jeff Koons to release 3 limited-edition sizes of their Creme de Corps plus a collectable art piece. From now until December 26th, Kiehls will donate 100% of worldwide net profits up to $200,000 to The Koons Family Institute on International Law and Policy, an initiative of the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Visit Kiehls.com/ShareYourHopes to share your holiday hope in 150 characters or less. 1 “hoper” will be chosen each week to receive the Jeff Koons Limited-Edition Creme de Corps.
Also, after my Paso post this week, I got an email about a sweet Paso deal from the Paso Robles Inn. The “Women Who Wine” package costs $1150 and includes a 2 night stay in a Deluxe Spa Room at Paso Robles Inn, a welcome gift basket with Aveda spa products, a bottle of Paso wine, a full day of pampering at Spa Central Coast, a full day of wine tasting and vineyard picnic with my friends The Wine Wrangler, and a $50 dinner voucher for the Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse. To book visit PasoRoblesInn.com or call 800-676-1713.
And, finally, in royal news, Pippa Middleton went ice skating, and Prince Harry hung out in Beverly Hills at the SLS Hotel.