Huckleberry Kim Holiday Wishlist [dans les r锚ves]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED:
Cartier Dumont Santos Watch – classic, chic, lovely
Church’s Merthyr Ankle Boots – everyday, huckleberry, boom
Fendi Silvana Green Croco – feminine, understated, color-pop
Red Valentino Embroidered Silk Dress – sweet, pretty, playful
Marc Jacobs Fur Collar Cashmere Sweater – cozy, multifunctional, back-buttons
You’re welcome =^u^=
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Huckleberry Birthday Reflections

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I聽celebrated聽had a birthday over the weekend. 聽It was a rough one. 聽When you hit the age where they stop writing songs about you… oh maybe I’m not ready to talk about this yet; though聽I’d love to hear some advice, suggestions, warnings, experiences and stories. Remember, I’m a realist – not interested in marshmallows, unless they’re for s’mores.

Gratefully yours,

HK

 

Huckleberry Rides: Oh Golly, Raleigh!

Tom & I have been looking for a nice pair of new bicycles for a while, as it has been a goal of ours to cruise around the city and attempt to be at least moderately active amidst our busy work schedules. He is a bike guy, and I am not to say the least – so I put all of my trust and faith in his research and selection of the right kind of bike for me (because honestly, I had no clue about the materials, components, etc). 聽My only requests were: can we find ones that are at once easy to ride AND cute?!

So he found her: the gem, savior and advocate for the moderate activity I aspire to have (e.g. the following 15-minute break taken to ride around the Financial District when I’m spending a sunny Sunday in front of excel sheets at the office)

My (new-to-me) mint-condition 1971 Raleigh Superbe! With all of its original components, down to the perfectly-aged chocolately-brown Brooks saddle, oh golly was she easy to ride AND cute.

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What I’m actually wearing:
Theory Jade Tubular Tank
Citizen of Humanity High Waisted Jeans (similar)
old J.Crew suede ballet flats
Brixton hat
Vintage belt (similar)

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CATCH YA LATER!

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Shifty Lil Wild Cat

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I love cats & shift dresses! Here’s an ode to both!

I’m not one for playing with prints very often, but it’s so easy to find this classic J.Crew Wild Cat print shift dress聽(sold out) super fun and effortless to wear. 聽I paired the dress with Christian Louboutin red suede declic pumps (sold out) and simple accessories.

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xx, Huckleberry Kim

Mexico September 2013

Tom, Trigger & I just got back from 10 days in the Yucatan – a much needed break from everyday/work/hustle/grind-life. Check out some photo-highlights below. 聽Swimming in the wild with whale sharks was undoubtedly one of the top 3 coolest things we both have ever done in our lives – I’d highly recommend it!

xx, Huckleberry Kim

 

The awesome eco-friendly beachfront bungalow we stayed at in Tulum!IMG_1241_small

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Snorkeling in Cancun!

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Snorkeling in Tulum!

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Taking trigger for a walk around the Fairmont Mayakoba – a resort we stayed at in Playa del Carmen on an awesome nature reserve.

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Tom enjoying a refreshing Caribbean cocktail at the Fairmont.

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Really yummy lobster quesadillas!

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During our awesome swim out in the Caribbean Sea – off of Isla de Mujeres – with wild whale sharks, we ended up getting visited by a school of 15 playful manta rays!

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Tom managed to get this rad shot of me right before I grabbed onto the dorsal fin of this whale shark and held on until I got in some trouble (;IMG_1649_small

 

Great shot Tom got of a whale shark swimming away when I couldn’t keep up

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mi perro es muy bonita! Walking around downtown Cozumel (:

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CANNOT WAIT FOR ANOTHER VACATION!

Coral Floral Reiss Piece

I’m a sucker for everything Reiss, and this is one of my favorite dresses of theirs of all time. 聽It entered my life as a MOH dress for my bestie Cat’s wedding and always makes me feel ladylike and lovely when I zip it up. Doesn’t it remind you of a flipped over coral colored peony? 馃檪

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Reiss dress (sold out) worn with the ol’ patent leather nude Manolo BB’s.

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xx, Huckleberry Kim

HuckleberryEats: Apple Beet Soup in Roasted Acorn Squash Bowl + Polenta Fries

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Feeling a bit mid-week-ambitious, I really wanted to make a scrumptious healthy dinner I’d never made before (and, oh boy, did I pay the price burning my hand while cooking this delicious meal).

I love fruits & vegetables and based this meal off of a couple of my all time favorites: apples, beets, acorn squash, and GARLIC. 聽As a result, I made a sweet and spicy pureed apple beet soup, which I served in a roasted garlic acorn squash bowl (with a side of crispy polenta fries!)

OH, DID YOU WANT TO COME OVER FOR DINNER?…okay!

xx, Huckleberry Kim

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SQUASH & SOUP

First: Cut your acorn squash in half & remove the guts.

Then:聽Roast your acorn squash with some olive oil and garlic ( I also sprinkled some of my favorite seasonings: salt, pepper, cayenne) on a lower rack at 350 degrees while you prepare the rest of the meal.

Then: In a medium pan,聽saut茅e聽some diced shallots (2) until softened then add your peeled & chopped beets (4 large) and apples (1) – let this cook down for about 5 solid minutes.

Then: Add some salt to taste, about 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and a couple cloves of garlic.

Then: Blend the soup with an immersion blender (food processor or traditional blender)

Prepare your chevre (goat cheese) basil balls by rolling your fresh chevre in finely minced basil.

Finally, remove your perfect roasted squash/garlic from the oven & loosen up some of the squash flesh before adding a聽ladle full of soup and a basil-chevre ball.

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POLENTA FRIES聽

First,聽prepare your favorite creamy polenta recipe!

Then,聽pour the creamy polenta into a parchment lined pan & refrigerate (for about 1 hour).

Then,聽cut the solidified polenta into fries (that should look around the size of the french toast sticks once served in elementary school cafeterias [mine at least!])

Heat up a pan with some oil & fry each side of the polenta fries until crispy golden brown

ENJOY!

 

Black and White (Striped Shorts) and Red All Over!

The following are some snaps of one of my favorite pairs of shorts (not just because I made them bespoke to my measurements)!聽 It’s been cool to see the striped shorts trend showing up around, like here on聽Kate Moss, and being styled in different ways.

I dreamed up the photographed bad boys after a trip to the fabric store that followed an excruciating exam on Classical Theories of Political Economies my Senior year of college – thanks Professor Karras!

xx,聽HuckleberryKim

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Westward Leaning Wintermute Sunnies + Vintage Dooney & Bourke All Weather Leather Bag

Red (Brick), White & Blue, Plus the Perfect Nude Pump

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There is little that a great pair of nude pumps won’t complement.聽 I think the key is to find a pair (or two) that you’re comfortable strutting around in – for work, play & everything in between – to maximize the shoe’s potential.

Huckleberry Dad quote: “Never give up, Kim.” [Easily applicable to school, work, life & shoes]

xx, Huckleberry Kim

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