An Easy, Beautiful Dessert

A Great Sorbet

 ** Courtesy of Bethenny Frankel‘s Lifestyle Website **

“Citrus-based desserts end a meal on a fresh, bold, palette-cleansing note. I especially love this lemon sorbet dessert because of its easy, elegant presentation. It’s the perfect way to end a satisfying meal. And great for Valentine’s Day with the raspberry sorbet!”





  • 8 Lemons
  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Raspberry Sorbet
  • 8 mint sprigs


  1. Cut off the top ⅓ of the lemon. Keep for garnish
  2. Hollow out each lemon and freeze one-hour minimum, preferably overnight.
  3. The next day, fill each frozen fruit shell with sorbet, half with lemon and half with raspberry, and refreeze.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Perfect For Your “Valentine”

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

you know you love me…


The Passionate Fashionista


Keira Knightley: Up Close and Unscripted

W: The Movie Issue” Best Performances 

This Year’s 33 Brightest STARS

Up Close And Unscripted

January 2013

W Keira

Knightley wearing Belmacz 18k Yellow Gold and Diamond Necklace




in Anna Karenina

“I can’t think of a better love scene than the one in Don’t Look Now. A married couple, Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, are in a Venice hotel room and the movie cuts back backwards between them getting dressed after sex and having sex. That scene will haunt your dreams. The sex is fraught. Maybe a great love scene needs to be fraught- in Anna Karenina, we had a choreographer direct the love scenes. They were like dances, which somehow made it easier for me to concentrate on Anna’s emotions. With Vronsky, her lover, she’s like an addict- she probably never had an orgasm before she was with him, and she equates that with love. We all want to be the hero of our own story, of our own great passion, but Anna thought love would allow her to break all the rules.”

-Keira for W magazine

****This week,  my future business partner and fellow fashion blogger, Hillary, of “The Brunette Shake” both chose to blog about the lovely Keira Knightley.  Keira is an amazing actress who I first saw on the big screen in “Bend It Like Beckham.”; she was only 17. She went on to star in The Pirates Of The Carribean movies alongside Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp. Over the years she has played Elizabeth Bennett in “Pride and Prejudice”, starred in “The Duchess,” and most recently was given the role of a lifetime- playing Anna Karenina in “Anna Karenina.” Visit for more Keira Knightley****


The Passionate Fashionista


Adele, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift- Now and Then

Grammy’s Beauty Flashback


2008 Grammy’s and 2013 Grammy’s- WOW


2012 Grammy’s and 2013 Grammy’s


2012 Grammy’s and 2013 Grammy’s

What A Difference A Year Can Make…

(or for Taylor Swift- 5 Years)


The Passionate Fashionista

Glamorous at The Grammy’s

 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards:


Grammy’s Host for the 2nd Year in a row- LL Cool J

 All About The Style, Beauty, Accessories

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which aired LIVE last night, featured a night filled with great music and even better style. However this year, for the first year ever, a dress code was established. Given the wild outfits that we have seen at The Grammy Awards in the past, I’m personally glad that one was put into place; sometimes too much is just too much. The dress code stated that one cannot bare sides or under-curvature of the breasts. Of course there will always be a rebellious few that didn’t abide by the dress code but most did, creating a very exciting night of gorgeous dresses and gowns and for one special woman, a gorgeous pant suit. Here are my picks for best dressed.


021013-Beyonce-350 Osman jumpsuit

Beyonce in an Osman Pantsuit- Black and White, I love it…so MOD

Rocking one of the trends at The Grammy’s- SexyBacks

021013-alicia-keys-350 Azzedine Alaia gown

Alicia Keys also in an Azzadine-Alaia gown

021013-Alicia-Back-350 sexy backs

Trending at the Grammy’s- SexyBacks

021013-Taylor-Swift-350 J Mendel Gown

T Swift in a J Mendel gown

021013-Taylor-Back-350 sexy backs

Sporting  the “Sexy Back“; this dress is edgy for Swift but I hope to see more of it

021013-grammys-carrie-underwood-350 roberto cavalli love

Carrie Underwood in Roberto Cavalli

021013-allison-williams-350 KaufmanFranco column pretty

Allison Williams in KaufmanFranco column

021013-Faith-Hill-350 gorgeous navy J Mendel dress

Faith Hill in J Mendel

021013-grammys-estelle-350 two piece design she designed herself never looked better

Estelle in a printed dress she designed HERSELF

021013-grammys-natasha-bedingfield-350 Emerson gown love

Natasha Bedingfield in Emerson

021013-grammys-karlie-kloss-350 jet set in Michael Kors dress love the color

Karlie Kloss in Michael Kors

021013-kelly-rowland-350 Georges Chakra gown gorgeous

Kelly Rowland in a Georges-Chakra gown

021013-maria-menounos-350 light yellow Gomez-Garcia column with bright yellow belt

 Maria Menounos in Gomez-Garcia column gown


021013-kaley-cuoco-350 amen jacket, leather leggings, too casual

Kaley Cuoco in an Amen Jacket

021013-esperanza-spalding-350 Eden Diodati gown

Esperanza Spalding in an Eden-Diodati-gown


Carly Rae Jepsen in Roberto Cavalli

021013-Miranda-Lambert-350 navy roberto cavalli way too much cleavage

Miranda Lambert in Roberto Cavalli


Kimbra mahor dont

Kimbra Major


Trending at the Grammy’s- The Color GREEN

021013-katy-perry-350 gucci gown priscilla presley

Katy Perry Channeling “Priscilla Presley” in Gucci

021013-Florence-Welch-350 Givenchy gown ehhh

Florence Welch in a Givenchy Gown- 

021013-solange-350 knowles emerald green gown high slit idk high slit bad hair

Solange Knowles

021013-kat-dennings-350 vivienne westwood cocktail dress love or hate

Kat Dennings in a Vivienne Westwood Cocktail Dress

021013-adele-350 valentino BAD

Adele in Valentino (Can’t Decide?)



021013-jennifer-lopez-350 Anthony Vaccarello design AJ

J Lo channeling Angelina Jolie in Anthony Vaccellro design

Couples At The Grammy’s

021013-nicole-kidman-350 vera wang pretty

Nicole Kidman in Vera Wang with hubby/presenter Keith Urban

021013-teigen-legend-350 chrissy in Joy Cioci two piece

Chrissy Teigen in Joy Cioci two-piece with fiance John Legend in Tom Ford

Faith Hill Tim

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw


Beyonce and Jay-Z

article-2277016-177E0122000005DC-297_634x494 justin and jessica

Newlyweds Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake



Odd couple Katy Perry and John Mayer

Sexy Men At The Grammy’s

021013-adam-levine-350 black tuxedo

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 in a Black Tuxedo

021013-drake-350 navy and black tux

Drake in a Navy and Black Tux

021013-frank-ocean-350 Frank Ocean in a bomber jacket and matching pants blue navy

Grammy Winner Frank Ocean in a bomber jacket and matching pants

021013-fun-400 in classic suits

Grammy Winning Group, “Fun” in classic suits

021013-grammys-miguel-350 new comer white blazer and pants

New-Comer Miguel in a white blazer and pants

021013-grammys-trey-songz-350 leopard tux

Trey Songz in a leopard tux

021013-ne-yo-350 in Saint Laurent

Ne-Yo in Saint Laurent

021013-Justin-Timberlake-350 Tom Ford

J.T. who made a fabulous comeback at the show, in Tom Ford

One Not So Sexy Guy

j mayer non traditonal indigo jacket velvet eww

John Mayer in a non-traditional Indigo jacket who is dating..Katy Perry

****Katy, obviously you didn’t follow the dress code, BUT I bet John Mayer didn’t mind****


The couple cozying up to each other; Katy, I hope you don’t get your heart broken



021013-Rihanna-350 red Azzedine Alaia gown top pick

In a Azzedine-Alaia Gown

021013-Rihanna-Back-400 sexy backs


021013-grammys-jewelry-4-400 rihanna's pile of diamonds

Diamonds are Rihanna‘s best friend! The Grammy winner added sparkle to her stunning Alaia gown with diamond rings on nearly every finger and a twisted, bejeweled bracelet by Neil Lane.


The Epitome of Glamour and Beauty 

Cue the song “Glamorous ft. Ludacris by Fergie”



The Passionate Fashionista

P.S. Since I am still recovering from laryngitis, please check out  my friend Hillary’s amazing blog, “The Brunette Shake”


Hey everyone!  I am still sick and have contracted laryngitis, so I am without a voice. However I have been watching the fashion shows at NYFW LIVE on…what a great way to take in a fashion show and to almost feel like you were there. I will share with  you my favorite looks  from various Fall 2013 RTW shows in my next post. For now, I am tuning in LIVE to Monique Lhuillier‘s Fall 2013 RTW show.
Monique backstage with Bridget Moynahan and Nashville‘s Connie Britton.
The secret is now OUT! I am working with my friend Hillary (of  The Brunette Shake)  to launch our very own magazine called Hayles and HillaryBe sure to “Like” us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @HaylesandHill!
The Passionate Fashionista
P.S. Visit for great fashion posts as I continue to recover

Cupcakes in Bed


Dear Readers,


I have been laid up in bed since Saturday with a bad cold that won’t go away, AND if being sick isn’t bad enough, I was sick on my BIRTHDAY on the 3RD! However, I have decided that I will just celebrate the whole month of February, which includes eating cupcakes all month. Anyways, I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow and with some antibiotics, should be up and blogging all about the glitz, glamour and fabulous fashion and music at the Grammy Awards LIVE this Sunday!







4Blair in bed Gossip girl




The Passionate Fashionista



Sorry About The SAG Awards

 To My Readers:

Sorry For Not Covering The SAG Awards


My Friend and Fellow Blogger Hillary Did An Amazing Job at Covering the Red Carpet at The SAG Awards

Get Full Red Carpet Coverage on her blog, The Brunette Shake-Follow The Link Below


Happy February!


The Passionate Fashionista

2013 Golden Globes- Who Made the Cut?


“The Passionate Fashionista’s” Fashion Critique of

 The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Award Season Has Begun!

I watched the Live from the Red Carpet special on E! and was carefully taking notes on trends of the red carpet and making a list of the Best Dressed and Worst Dressed celebrities of the evening; although it was hard to keep up with all of the beautiful gown

In this post, I am going to pretend I am one of the judges on E!’s “Fashion Police and reveal my “Best Dressed” and “Worst Dressed” picks, and ultimately pick  my favorite look of the evening and my least favorite.

There were some dresses that I wasn’t sure if I “liked” or” hated.” I am going to let you make the decision on those dresses.

Best Dressed List


 Ladies in Red


Golden Globe Winner Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture

“This is Dior Haute Couture,” she said on the red carpet. “I don’t really know what haute means, but I had to say it.”

-People Magazine Online


Claire Danes (1 Month after giving birth) in Versace

golden-globes-zooey-deschanel-350Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta

 Nude/Pale Pink Gals

amy-adams-marchesa-golden-globes-h724Amy Adams in Marchesa (“Ballet Pink”)

hayden-panettiere-roberto-cavalli-golden-globes-h724“Nashvillle’s” Hayden Panettiere in Roberto Cavalli

kerry-washington-miu-miu-golden-globes-h724Scandal Star Kerry Washington in Miu Miu

011313-connie-britton-shimmered in a strapless column dress by KaufmanfrancoNashville Star Connie Britton in KaufmanFranco

isla fischer embellished Reem AcraIsla Fischer in Reem Acra

 Women in Black

eva-longoria-emilio-pucci-golden-globes-h724Eva Longoria in Emilio Pucci; BEST BLACK DRESS

julianne-moore-tom-ford-golden-globes-h724Golden Globe Winner Julianne Moore in Tom Ford

katharine-mcphee-theyskens-theory-golden-globes-h724Katherine Mcphee in Theysken’s Theory

NBC's "70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Press RoomSalma Hayek in Gucci Premiere Gown

nicole-kidman-alexander-mcqueen-golden-globes-h724Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen

011313-allison-williams-black J Mendel sequin seamed halter gown with a deep V necklineAllison Williams in J. Mendel

011313-rosie-huntington-whiteley-saint laurent gownRosie Huntington-Whiteley in Saint Laurent Vergara in Michael Cinco


 Powder Blue

jessica chastain calvin kleinGolden Globe Winner Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

nicole-richie-naeem-khan-golden-globes-h724Nicole Richie in Naeem Khan

(One of my favorite dresses of the night)

Best Dressed List (cont.)

011313-julia-louis-dreyfus-corseted black and nude Vera Wang strapless gownJulia Louis-Dreyfuss in Vera Wang

anne-hathaway-chanel-golden-globes-h724Anne Hathaway in Chanel’s Spring 2009 Couture Collection

jessica-alba-oscar-delarenta-golden-globes-h724Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

lucy-liu-carolina-herrera-golden-globes-h724Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrara Blunt in Michael Kors

My Pick for Best Dressed- Kate Hudson

kate-hudson-golden-globes-h724Presenter Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

My Worst Dressed List

Halle Berry Atelier Versace Gown, geometric print disasterHalle Berry in Atelier Versace- Her dress is a “Geometric-Celestial Print Disaster, Circa 1991”

lena-dunham-golden-globes-h724Lena Durham in a plum Zac Posen gown

taylor-swift-golden-globes-donna-karan-h724Taylor Swift in Donna Karan- I am not a fan of the straps or train of the dress. Plum dresses were a “miss”

tina-fey-lwren-scott-golden-globes-h724Host Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott- Bad Hemline, Bad Print, and is she wearing mini white Lapels?

amanda-seyfried-givenchy-golden-globes-h724Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy-Props on the color but the lines of the gown especially in the bodice resemble a circle collar

My Worst Dressed Pick- Jodie Foster

011313-jodie-foster-giorgio armani 2013 Lifetime Achievement AwardLifetime Achievement Award Recipient Jodie Foster in Giorgio Armani

Jodie , although the color of this dress does bring out your eyes, you look like a shiny and shimmering blue disco ball and I don’t like what is going on with the straps of the dress. You are a terrific actress and congratulations on receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award.” Stick to what you know best: acting.

My “Love It” or “Hate It”List Mom Sienna Miller in Erdem

“Hit?” or “Miss?”

marion-cotillard-dior-couture-golden-globes-h724Nominee Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture

“Hit?” or “Miss?

olivia-munn-giorgio-armani-golden-globes-h724Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani- I kind of like this dress…

“Hit?” or “Miss”

011313-debra-messing-donna karan gown with hand ruched detailingDebra Messing in Donna Karan- Too Much?

011313-rachel-weisz-700 louis vuittonRachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton- Personally I like this dress and the Mod Theme of LV’s Spring 2013 Line

naomi-watts-zac-posen-golden-globes-h724Naomi Watts in a backless burgundy Zac Posen gown- Can’t make up my mind on this one.

“Hit?” or “Miss?”, You Decide

I want your to hear YOUR thoughts, so please comment on “My Hit or Miss List”, “Worst Dressed”, or “Best Dressed” looks and please add some of your own from last night. I can’t wait to hear what YOU have to say.

Can’t Wait for the SAG Awards


The Passionate Fashionista