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My favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish- Squash Casserole
Monday / 17 Nov 2008 / 05:30PM

Last year was the first year I hosted Thanksgiving. A side dish that was the biggest hit was squash casserole, a recipe given to me by my fiancé’s mother. I recommend you all give this recipe a stir.

Squash Casserole

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup chopped onions
15 Ritz crackers, crumbled
2 eggs beaten
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 lb yellow squash
1/2 tsp tabasco
1 cup of cheddar cheese
1/2 cup melted butter
1-1/2 cup of Ritz cracker crumbs

Preheat oven to 350. Slice the squash and cook until tender. Meanwhile, saute the onion in 1/2 c butter. Mix the onions with the squash and add 15 Ritz crumbled, 2 eggs beaten, cheese, tabasco, salt & pepper and stir well. Make sure not to let the egg cook while stirring on stove top. Place the mixture in 2 quart casserole dish. Combine 1/2 c melted butter with 1-1/2 c Ritz crumbled and sprinkle mixture over casserole. Bake at 350 until bubbly hot.

Bon Appetit!

Monday / 17 Nov 2008 / 05:13PM

Nicole & I were invited to attend the grand re-opening of Capitol in Charlotte, North Carolina the weekend of October 31st. We began the day with a visit to Capitol, where we met the lovely members of the staff, previewed the newly arrived resort collections & were awestruck over the vegetal wall installation designed by the French botanical artist Patrick Blanc.

On Friday evening, a private dinner was hosted at the lovely home of Lisa and Ed Weisiger. Cocktail hour included champagne with gold leaf cocktails & passed hors d’oeuvres with a souther flair. When asked to be seated for dinner, we were blown away after walking into a beautiful tent decorated with thousands of red roses, chandeliers created with tree branches, and candles spread across the table. Diner was followed by a DJ in the foyer and a Halloween dance party, we had such an amazing time!

FIDM Footwear Design Panel
Friday / 14 Nov 2008 / 11:51PM

Nicole & I were asked to participate on a Footwear Design Panel at FIDM on November 6th. As graduates of the FIDM advanced footwear design program, we could not resist the opportunity. We spoke in front of approximately 100 students and shared how we created Angelle + LaFave & Omelle, our experiences in the luxury footwear industry, and where we see the industry headed. The students were inquisitive & interested in our journey, which always makes speaking to a group that much more enjoyable. Best of luck to the 2008/2009 FIDM advanced footwear design class!

Meet Avrey! / Thumbnail to Shoe.
Thursday / 13 Nov 2008 / 03:56PM

I think one of the most fascinating things about what my job entails is the process of taking an idea from start to finish. I hope you enjoy this little backstage insight on the design process at omelle.
Nicole LaFave

Buyers + Retailers, make your early appointment!
Wednesday / 12 Nov 2008 / 06:49AM

It’s that time again, and we want you to stay ahead of the curb by booking your appointment to shop the omelle autumn/winter collection. Contact Jennifer Jedda, to set up your appointment before the New Year. We appreciate your support and would love to have you visit us during one of our 3 show dates listed above. You won’t be disappointed!

Cherise + Nicole


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