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      Colorful Eats: Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs

      Colorful Eats: Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs

      I'm about to head off for some much needed rest and relaxation. In our current times, I hope that we all can recognize when we need to step away from it all to rejuvenate and refresh. It's that time for me. It's critical at any time but especially now when the world is a bit chaotic and frenzied. So my wish for you everyday is peace and harmony - may you find you find your way to your own Shangri-la. And good food.

      But before I left, I just had to share the Home Chef Extraordinaire's latest flavorful take on chicken. This time, he's using thighs and he's concocted a dish that's great for lunch or dinner and perfect for kid's meals. The taste key is the use of fresh rosemary. It adds a depth of flavor to the dish and with the spicy brown mustard, provides an aromatic tanginess that is oh-so palate appealing. As is always his custom, to keep the dish healthy and juicy, the preparation is done in an Air Fryer but this main dish can be prepared in the oven as well. While the dish itself is not extremely colorful, you must admit that the addition of steamed brussel sprouts and carrots all on my beautiful serving platter makes it all photo fabulous! You can find the fast, super simple recipe below:

      Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs

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      Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs

      (serves 4)

      PREP TIME: 3 MINUTES

      COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES

       

      Ingredients

      2 tbsp Dijon or spicy brown mustard

      1 tbsp maple syrup

      1 tbsp fresh rosemary

      ½ tsp onion powder

      ½ tsp garlic powder

      ¼ tsp paprika

      ¼ tsp salt

      ¼ tsp black pepper

      4 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin on

       

      Directions 

      1.  MIX together the mustard, maple syrup, rosemary, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.

      2.  COAT the chicken thighs in the mustard glaze and set aside.

      3.  SELECT Preheat on the Air Fryer, adjust to 380°F, and press Start/Pause.

      4.  PLACE the chicken thighs in the preheated air fryer and top with any left over glaze.

      5.  SELECT Chicken, adjust time to 20 minutes, and press Start/Pause.

       

      Until next time, live a color-filled life!

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

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        Color Craze: Colorful Candles Can Light The Way

        Color Craze: Colorful Candles Can Light The Way

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        Candles could be the most underrated items in the world of home decor. Not only do they create a certain ambiance when lit (THINK:  romantic, relaxing, refreshing), their scents, if desired, can evoke passion, a sense of calm or high energy. The same with using color in candles.

        JulRe Designs Studio, South Orange, NJ

        JulRe Designs Studio, South Orange, NJ

        While white candles will always be readily available at all price points and will remain the standard because of their ease of placement within your home and their obvious versatility, there is something to be said about bringing them into full effect with the addition of color.

        Dazzling Dining Room by Pink Door Designs - Houzz

        Dazzling Dining Room by Pink Door Designs - Houzz

        Use a variety of colors and shapes to match your dining area’s contemporary or vintage design as a centerpiece on your dinner table or perhaps have a light fixture made from glistening, metallic or vivid, brightly contrasting color wax.

        Zen Bathtub Candle Wall - Houzz

        Zen Bathtub Candle Wall - Houzz

        Reimagine your bathroom as a private sanctuary for your rare moments of peace away from the hecticness of life by replacing your neutral colored candles with soothing colors like rosy blush pink, sky blue or mint green.

        Cluster them in ombre shades using a variety of heights. Select scents that are incredibly appealing and evoke emotion. Or go unscented. Get some stylish candle holders if you can't find candles in the colors that you desire. No matter where or how you decide to use candles, consider them in colors that give you an uplift or soothe your senses. They’ll create a warmer, more welcoming environment not only for those who you allow to visit your abode but for you and your family too!

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        I've collected a few of my favorite candles (and 1 gorgeous set of candle holders) in colors that I hope you'll love. Shop my "incandescent" finds below!

         ACQUA DI PARMA Yellow Colonia Cube Candle - Nordstrom

         LEMONGRASS CANDLES Blackberry and Wildflowers Botanical Candle - Houzz

         COLONIAL CANDLE Classic Taper Candles - Amazon 

        AROMATIQUE Valencia Orange Textured Candle - Macy’s

         

        BOLSIUS Unscented Pillar Candles Metallic Rose Gold Candles - Amazon

         

        PALM SOY Pillar Candles - Houzz 

         

        JONATHAN ADLER Monte Carlo Candle Holder Trio

         

        Until next time, may your life be filled with joy and color!

        Love, Juliet

         

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        Color Craze: Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue

        Color Craze: Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue

        Color Craze: Persimmon Orange and Majolica BlueWe have a tendency to limit ourselves to colors that so-called "authorities" have deemed appropriate for a specific season. And when we do, we deprive ourselves of the joy of having all of the beautiful hues that we can visualize available to us all year round. That's not living a truly color-filled life and seems rather boring. While it's true that we are on the cusp of Fall and Orange is well known for being a traditional color for the season, few people wear it as freely as they may in warmer months when it is a bright, cheery, citrus-y symbol of the carefree life. Well, don't you want to be carefree in November too? I know that wearing Orange head-to-toe may be, uh...aggressive for some but when you add a rich blue in a light to dark shade to the mix, you get a wearable combination that can be mixed and matched regardless of the time of year.

        Orange and Navy Blue Leather

        For this week's Color Craze, I chose Persimmon because it is on the subtler side of the Orange spectrum and avoids smacking you in the face with it's vibrancy. I've coupled it with the deep, smooth Majolica Blue for a little softening of the slight edge that Persimmon may evoke. I feel it's a special pairing for everyday looks. Ask the New York Mets or the Syracuse University Orange!

        COLORFUL ENLIGHTENMENT: Persimmons are a fruit that is often compared to apples nutritionally. Majolica is tin-glazed pottery made in England and decorated in colors, like this blue, on a white background. 

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        Persimmon Smoothie

        COLORFUL SIDEBAR: Kindly indulge my ongoing obsession with Smoothies and allow me to share my first Fall recipe find with you. The Spiced Persimmon Smoothie is at the top of my list for Fall breakfasts. This fruit wasn't on my Top 10 list of ingredients until I discovered the recipe below from one of my favorite food bloggers, Lisa of Downshiftology. It meets all of my smoothie standards: easy to make, filled with flavor and of course, stacked with healthy goodness. Click here for the tasty recipe!

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        I've put together a Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue style board with 14 of my fave fab fashion and beauty finds to give you a few options for consideration as you shop for the upcoming season. But if you just want to add a small touch of this color combo to your existing daily look options, the Thea Earrings from my new Handmade Luxe Collection are the perfect way to do it. Shop fashion and accessories in these great colors below!

        Color Craze: Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue - Style Board - The Color Lab Blog

        1.  EQUIPMENT Harmon Shirtdress

        2.  Christian Wisnants Karwat V-Neck Sweater 

        3.  JulRe Designs Jewelry Thea Earrings

        4.  Space.NK.apothecary Lipstick Queen Reign Shine Lip Gloss

        5.  Briane Bracelet from our exclusive Bangle Bar for JulRe Designs INsiders only. For access, click here to join us!

        6.  Sammitop Stiletto Heel Pumps 

        7.  JAGGAR Solace Slingback Pump

        8.  Tods Gommini Driving Moccasin  *STAFF FAVORITE*

        9.  Hugo Hatine Zip Detail Slim Trousers

        10.  Tory Burch Perry Bombe Crossbody Bag

        11.  Botkier Trigger Pebbled Leather Hobo

        12.  Naturalizer Tiana Platform Boot

        13.  Cole Haan Lesli Block Heel Pump

        14.  Sam Edelman Lior Loafer

         

        IT'S A PINTEREST PARTY! You can also shop my curated board dedicated to Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue on Pinterest!

         

        Until next time, live a color-filled life!

         Juliet | Color Connoiseur

         

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        Color Craze: Salmon and Glacier Gray

        Color Craze: Salmon and Glacier Gray

        Soft. Sensuous. Dreamy. All apropos descriptives for two colors that personify the comfy, cozy lifestyle. But don't be fooled. They have a sneaky way of punching up your home with a vibrancy that can only be described as alive.

        Salmon Pink Living Room - House Beautiful

        image: House Beautiful

        There's something so comforting about the elegant living room in the NYC apartment designed by Jamie Drake pictured above. While this color palette is far from traditional, its soothing vibe is warm and inviting. The walls were expertly painted using Salmon Peach by Benjamin Moore Aura and softened with a custom glaze. The steel and pale gray accessories could have made a hard,  sharpened contrast but instead complement the calming energy of the room.

        Benjamin Moore Paintsimage: Benjamin Moore Paints

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        The Salmon and Glacier Gray palette get 2 thumbs up for versatility. While it may now be easier for you to envision these colors in an expansive space like a living room, incorporating them cohesively in smaller ways and spaces can be uncomplicated too. Refinishing a desk or uplifting a vanity (see below) can give new life to a home office or bathroom.

        Desk from Estuary Designs

        image: Estuary Designs

         

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        Vanity - Remodelaholic

        image: Remodelaholic

        Adding a few lovely home decor items in Salmon and Glacier Gray to your space or to give as housewarming gifts is easy because I've done the discovery for you! Shop my 6 fabulous finds below!

        Color Craze: Salmon and Glacier Gray Product Board

        1.  Nordstrom at Home Faux Fur Throws

        2.  Christopher Knight Home Club Chair

        3.  Baby Aspen Ceramic Shark Bank

        4.  Beatriz Ball Vida Alegra Bowl

        5.  Industrial Rewind Soap Dispenser

        6.  Jonathan Adler Charade Studded Table Lamp

         

        I've curated some more Salmon and Glacier Gray color inspiration on Pinterest! Tell me what you think!

        Until next time, live a color-filled life,

        Juliet's Signature

         

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        ColorStory: Washington, DC

        ColorStory: Washington, DC

        Got a minute? That's all you'll need to check out my ColorStory video from a recent weekend trip to Washington, DC. The city is so high energy and truly uniquely color-filled.

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        images (top left, clockwise): Colorful plant life at Washington Harbour, the Washington Monument pierces the bright blue sky,  Legendary rock and roll guitarist, Chuck Berry's bright Red 1973 Cadillac Eldorado at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

        In my 60-second short below, I'm giving you a couple of great things to do during a short stay and I'm also letting you in on where you can find the best Bloody Mary in the District!⁠ Enjoy!

         

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