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Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta Recipe

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Friday night I wore this to a dinner and craft event hosted by TOMS at Santana Row. I got to peruse the new TOMS eyewear line and some of their coffee. Yes, TOMS does coffee now too! I was able to customize a pair of sunnies as well, while enjoying dinner at this intimate affair. It was really nice hanging with the TOMS crew and getting to meet some local Bay Area bloggers. #OneforOne I wanted to wear my TOMS, but they're blue and just wouldn't match very well with this look. Speaking of the look, what do you think?

I thought it was appropriate to include this bib necklace designed with Angola in mind off the heels of my Africa trip. How amazing are the cutouts on this Kate Spade dress? Will be perfect for showing off my future rib cage tat.

On the Muse: | Reign Nzingha bib necklace c/o Lilith + McRae | Kate Spade dress via BC | Target hat |With Alyson of The Beauty Vanity and Monica of Living in Vogue

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Summer style is not just about the clothes you wear on your back and the sandals you put on your feet. When I think about style, I consider everything that makes a look stylish from head to toe--and that includes summer hair. If you're a naturalista like I am, then you know that having smooth edges is essential for kinky, curly hair.

For my curly edges I like to use ORS Edge Control because of its built-in protection, which enables a long-lasting hold. And the hold is smooth and soft--no flakes necessary. Olive Oil edge control is made with all natural ingredients like olive oil (for moisture), aloe vera (for conditioning) and wheat protein (for strengthening). And you can use this on curly hair or straight hair--simply any time you need to keep your edges smooth in the summer heat. Chilli from TLC is a great ambassador for always having perfectly controlled hair!

I've teamed up with ORS for a lovely giveaway for you muses. Organic Root Stimulator wants you to share your #1SummerStyle by entering to win ORS Edge Control. Two winners will each receive 8 ORS edge control containers. A grand prize winner will receive 8 ORS edge control containers and some goodies from Socialbliss!
Socialbliss goodies include:
| Melie Bianco metallic bag | C. Wonder necklace | Ulta pretty in pink lipgloss | Essie magnetic charm nail color | 3 pairs of earrings | Retro-Specs cat eye sunglasses | My Ties hair ties | Izzy & Ali coin purse | Kimono wrap |
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I'm a dessert kind of girl who usually opts for sweets over savory. But I realized that I've never really shared anything about food on the blog, apart from a few snippets of the dishes I'm loving each month. Well, while I was in South Africa, the hubs fell in love with a delicious panna cotta dish. This Italian custard was served to us at our hotel in Cape Town, and the cook generously gave us the recipe! Scroll down and enjoy this perfect panna cotta--no baking necessary. FYI--the measurements might be a bit off since they were converted from the metric system.

250 ml heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 g Knox gelatine
150 g condensed milk
150 g Chobani Greek yogurt
Pam canola oil cooking spray
Garnish: granny smith apple, peach, cinnamon, nutmeg

Mix vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream to a boil in small pot. At the same time, mix the gelatine with a 1/4 cup ice water. Once cream comes to a boil, remove from stove and stir in the now slightly thickened gelatine into the pot. Add the yogurt and condensed milk. Stir until mixture is evenly distributed.

Grease baking mold with canola oil cooking spray. Pour the mixture into each mold. Set in the fridge for as little as 4 hours or as long as overnight. Setting time varies, but we let it stay overnight and completed it the next morning.
While panna cotta hardens in fridge, finely chop apple and peach. Garnish the outer rim of the dish for both taste and look. Lightly sprinkle the top of the panna cotta with peach, cinnamon and nutmeg. We decided to do the same in shooter form as well with our Rag & Bone shot glasses. Enjoy this decadent dessert in either manner!

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