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HOLI-BAES

 

STYLE CREDITS

Kathleen (@KathleenBIly): Marc Jacobs coat; Topshop mockneck top; Vintage feather skirt; Lulu Frost bracelet; Oscar De La Renta earrings; Marc Jacobs shoes

Christina (@Manneeni): Vintage coat; DEIVIE romper; Glitter Bomb choker; Lulu Frost bracelet and earrings; Schutz shoes

[Photos by Jenna Burke]


 

BURGERS N' BLING: BILL'S BAR & BURGER

 

I'm no food critic—just a fashion girl who loves a good piece of red meat. Not one to let an opportunity pass me by, I created this column as an excuse to eat burgers while wearing jewelry on a regular basis and tell you about my favorites. Welcome to Burgers N' Bling—accessory features with a side of beef. 

(from left):  Lulu Frost  Ravenna cuff and Lucid bracelet (available  here  and  here ); David Yurman ring;    Bill's Bar & Burger  Spicy Jalape ñ o Burger (available  here );  George Frost  Enemy ring and Allegory charm bracelet (available  here  and  here );  Vintage  watch

(from left): Lulu Frost Ravenna cuff and Lucid bracelet (available here and here); David Yurman ring; Bill's Bar & Burger Spicy Jalapeño Burger (available here); George Frost Enemy ring and Allegory charm bracelet (available here and here); Vintage watch

SPICY JALAPEÑO BURGER @ BILL'S BAR & BURGER, $10 

85 West Street, New York, NY 10006

Pepperjack is an extremely underrated cheese. Zestier than cheddar and classier than nacho cheese, pepperjack deserves to be more than just the most overlooked cheese at the deli. Who the hell is handling the PR for pepperjack? Someone bring in the people behind those "PORK: The Other White Meat" and the "got milk?" commercials STAT before it disappears from our lives forever. But there's hope. Some people, namely the chefs at Bill's Bar & Burger, have taken notice of this dairy underdog and served it up in the best way imaginable—melted on a Pat LaFrieda beef patty and covered with jalapeños. Crisp, spicy (with a little extra fire from chipotle aioli sauce), and deliciously juicy, the Spicy Jalapeño Burger is a must-try for any adventurous beef lover—and don't forget the cheese fries. 

Spicy Jalape  ñ  o   Burger by   Bill's Bar & Burger: r  oasted hatch chile and jalapeño, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, chipotle aioli

Spicy Jalapeño Burger by Bill's Bar & Burger: roasted hatch chile and jalapeño, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, chipotle aioli

(from left) :   Bill's Bar & Burger   Spicy Jalape  ñ  o Burger (available   here  );   George Frost  Enemy ring and Allegory charm bracelet (available  here  and  here );  Vintage  watch

(from left)Bill's Bar & Burger Spicy Jalapeño Burger (available here); George Frost Enemy ring and Allegory charm bracelet (available here and here); Vintage watch

And because another burger on the menu, the Fat Cat, caught my eye with its "CNN Top 10 Burger Award" credential, we went ahead and ordered round two...  

(from left) :   Lulu Frost   Ravenna cuff and Lucid bracelet (available   here   and   here  ); David Yurman ring;     Bill's Bar & Burger  Fat Cat burger    (available   here  );   George Frost  Enemy ring and Allegory charm bracelet (available  here  and  here );  Vintage  watch

(from left)Lulu Frost Ravenna cuff and Lucid bracelet (available here and here); David Yurman ring; Bill's Bar & Burger Fat Cat burger (available here); George Frost Enemy ring and Allegory charm bracelet (available here and here); Vintage watch

FAT CAT @ BILL'S BAR & BURGER, $11 

85 West Street, New York, NY 10006

Boasted as one of the best burgers not only in NYC but in the entire country, I knew I had to try Bill's famous Fat Cat, particularly because its brief menu description already summed up my idea of the perfect burger. Served on an english muffin (my choice bun due to its petite size that allows one to focus on the savory fillings), the Fat Cat is just that—meat heavy and melty. Not one but two Pat LaFrieda patties are covered in gooey American cheese and caramelized onions, in a way where there's little need for condiments (and I'm usually a ketchup or die kind of girl). In fact, you don't even need the standard garnishes of lettuce, tomato, and pickles that come with it—with this kind of meat and cheese, the Fat Cat definitely punches above its weight.

Fat Cat by  Bill's Bar & Burger : caramelized onion, american cheese, english muffin, ltp

Fat Cat by Bill's Bar & Burger: caramelized onion, american cheese, english muffin, ltp

[Photos by Christina Mannino]


 

CAKE CAKE CAKE

 

Photos by Christina Mannino & Lucas Shanks at Freehold

A BIRTHDAY IN BROOKLYN


 

BURGERS N' BLING: FREEHOLD

 

All my dating profile says is that "I hate cats, I love burgers" because, you know, that really tells you a lot about a person. Despite Taylor Swift's efforts, cat people are weird, and there is no way a hard-core carnivore could end up dating a vegetarian or, even worse, a vegan. Luckily I live in a city that is essentially a mecca for burger joints and enthusiasts like myself. Not one to let an opportunity pass me by, I created this column as an excuse to eat burgers on a weekly basis and tell you about my favorites. Since I am not a food critic and rather just a fashion girl who loves a good piece of red meat, I figured I'd shake things up and give you Burgers N' Bling -- accessory features with a side of beef. 

All jewelry   Lulu Frost ;    (from left): Veratrum bracelet (available  here ); Cruise 2016 Collection ring (available later this fall); Apex Pave ring (available  here ); Apex Pave bracelet (available  here ); Oleander Caged Glass Pearl cuff (available  here )

All jewelry Lulu Frost; (from left): Veratrum bracelet (available here); Cruise 2016 Collection ring (available later this fall); Apex Pave ring (available here); Apex Pave bracelet (available here); Oleander Caged Glass Pearl cuff (available here)

THE HOUSE BURGER @ FREEHOLD, $10 

45 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Created by chef Michael Boulous, the best part of this burger is how juicy it is. I actually wasn't able to dive in for about fifteen minutes since I was snapping all these pics and it still tasted as juicy and delicious as if it had just come off the grill. Pickled anything is a salty dream, so the addition of pickled onions to this otherwise very classic version of America's favorite take it to the next level. Partnered with the fact that you can enjoy it in Freehold's killer backyard and it comes with fries, this burger is a must try for some fall fun. And because burgers are more fun with friends, I recruited my babe Kathleen Bily, Head Designer at Lulu Frost, to frost us in jewels for this shoot. 

Burger by  Freehold : 6oz grade "A" beef burger, topped with American cheese, lucky tomatoes, lettuce, pickled onions, and special sauce

Burger by Freehold: 6oz grade "A" beef burger, topped with American cheese, lucky tomatoes, lettuce, pickled onions, and special sauce

All jewelry    Lulu Frost ;     (from left): Ravenna cuff (available  here ); Nicandra ring (available  here ); Lumen ring (available  here ); Apex Pave ring (available  here ); Phantom bracelet (available  here )

All jewelry Lulu Frost; (from left): Ravenna cuff (available here); Nicandra ring (available here); Lumen ring (available here); Apex Pave ring (available here); Phantom bracelet (available here)

Photos by Jenna Burke

 

WHITE NIGHT

Photos by Tommy Mendes at The Randolph Brooklyn

STYLE CREDITS: 

Christina (@Manneeni): Zara crop top; Banana Republic white jeans (available here); Vintage sheer jacket; Schutz wedges; Ray Ban sunglasses (available here); Lulu Frost earrings (available here); DEIVIE ring; Loreal nails in Flirt

Kathleen (@KathleenBily): H&M dress; Lulu Frost jewelry (available here);  Prada sunglasses (available here); Schutz sandals; Marc Jacobs bag

Cristina (@CristinaBlairGibson): Antoinette dress; Lulu Frost jewelry (available here); Schutz heels

Sidenote: All the bomb jewelry in this shoot was designed by Kathleen Bily for Lulu Frost!  Get to know this talented babe in her cult chat here