April 30, 2011

'I love it .. i hate it.. she's my favorite....'

April 29, 2011

What's cookin Good Lookin...Diva Style...

By Des.. the Decadent Diva Herself...

I partnered with Miss Rachel from popularlemonade on this post... her's obviously preceding mine... and here are MY fab FIVE!!! 
A man in the Kitchen?? You better believe it!! It's the sexiest thing a man can do outside the bedroom!!! 
I love when a man cooks for me... but as you know.. i also like cooking for a man... equal opportunity lender if you might hahaha
The thing I've always been confused about though is; if it's a 'woman's place' to be in the kitchebn.. why are most chef's men? But since i'm not one to buck tradition... Here's a list of thee sexiest Chefs who are more than welcome to come cook for me anytime... I'm just sayin.  
And by Menu... i mean what they would be making for ME! 
Lets start with The Deen Boys!! Jamie and Bobby Deen are the epitome of Southern gentlemen. I mean look at the smiles ...the teeth... the tan.  I just wanna dip them in buttah!  Starting out in 1989 delivering sammies for their mom is how the whole Deen empire began, and continues to infiltrate supermarkets and retail stores alike!! 
OH and having paula Deen as a mother-in-law.... i'm gonna have to say.. not a bad deal all around!
Menu: HOEcakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon and coffee.... southern. 
 Next up is my nod to my Latino roots, and hot Latin lovers......Mr. Jose Garces. 
Winner of "The Next Iron Chef, season 2', and a flair for Asian inspired Latin dishes,  Jose Garces is that stoic, silent type with the strength of a thousand men but the heart of a lamb... Ohhh lamb... ... or so I have imagined him to be anyway... *giggles*. 

Menu: Tapas, Cocas, Ensaladas Y Sopas... Sangria. 
 Talk about bringing sexy back into the kitchen... Curtis Stone is all i should have to say. His Iron Chef loss to Bobby Flay did not detour this guy one bit and he can be found on 'Celebrity Chef' and landing on People's sexiest list 2006...
Those eyes, That Smile, That Accent..... Swoon. Oh yeah he cooks too!! 

Menu; Roasted Sea Scallops wrapped in Pancetta with tomato and gremolata and warm salad of smoked lamb with a Cabernet sauvignon vinaigrette. *licks lips* 
 Clean cut, wholesome and hot....Tyler Florance. I'm sure Tyler can be a tiger when necessary.. but i love his sweet demeanor, his charisma and of course, his food skills... Check out his plethora of shows on the Food Network!
Menu; Coq au vin .... red wine.... 
and my NUMBER 1 Sexy Chef Award goes too,....one Scott Conant... an amazing pasta making specimen!! He's a little mob... a little boss.. and a LOT of sexy! This is one i would have liked to see on 'The Next Iron Chef' for sure... but i'm just as content watching him twirl pasta on 'Chopped'.  Plus.. you know how i feel about a man in specs... ultra sexy. 

Menu: PASTA duh. Probably the black tagliatelle... yes. 

Honorable Mentions... 
Sexy Asshole Award... Robert Irvine
Sexy BBQ'er award... Bobby Flay

Sexy Baldy with the best laugh award ...... Michael Symon

Sexy Girl Crush.... Claire Robinson.
Who's YOUR faveorite Sexy Chef... Visit www.facebook.com/thedecadentdiva and leave your answer on the wall!! 

What's Cookin Good Lookin..POPLEMON Style!!

By Miss Rachel of Popularlemonade

If not anything else, I appreciate one thing in my life deeply: a man that can cook an amazing meal.
Luckily, the current climaxed interest in celebrity chefs has also allowed me to feed into my fetish from the comfort of my living room.

In celebration of The Decadent Diva’s first anniversary, I wanted to share my most lusted after celebrity chefs with you. Lord knows the DD & I have spent enough time acting like prepubescent girls while watching our favorite culinary show. 
They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so I also
wanted to let you know what I would cook for these men to have them screaming, “TEAM RACHEL!” at the end of the night… or maybe the next morning

5. Tom Colicchio

Truth be told, I have a thing for charming, bald, blue-eyed men in power. Tom has won FIVE James
Beard Foundation medals for culinary prowess over the past few decades, for Christ’s sake. In addition, he’s won a Grammy as an executive producer for Bravo’s reality cooking series, Top Chef. Everyone always goes so super crazy over Padma, the show’s host but really… Let’s look at the man behind the genius. Can we say… yes, please?

On the menu: A traditional Coq Au vin -- because he’d be super impressed if I actually pulled it off
(quite frankly, I’d be impressed with my damn self). You have to impress grown-up men like Tom

4. Michael Symon

You thought I was lying about my undying love for bald men, didn’t you? Hailing from Ohio, Michael has almost singlehandedly rejuvenated the restaurant industry in the urban areas of Cleveland. While Mr. Symon has an endless love for using pork and a variety of other meat types, I’m pretty sure that I could distract him long enough to swap out the bacon with turkey bacon.

On the menu: Bacon-wrapped pork loin with an apple/pecan relish. Just because I don’t eat that shit doesn’t mean that I won’t step behind the stove for my chef harem.

3. Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay belongs to the elite group of televised chefs that have really set the mark for celebrity chefs as we know them. Along with baldies, I have been known to love a ginger or two, and Bobby definitely feeds my craving. There’s something about a man and a grill that has revolutionized the word sexy to me. Totally down to get my ginger on proper.
On the menu: Grilled skirt steak with an avocado and mango relish. We all know grill master Bobby likes a little bit of Latin flavor – I can take care of this on all sides. Ahem.

2. Chuck Hughes

I remember the first time I saw Chuck Hughes. Actually, I saw his commercial for his latest show,
Chuck’s Day Off, which airs on the Cooking Channel. In fact, I got kind of psychotic about it – I sat in bed with my handy iPhone and Googled until I actually found his name (I believe my search term was, “hot tattooed chefs with accents” – it totally worked, by the way). I mean, he’s gotten tattoos of his most cherished foods: arugula, bacon, shrimp, lobster, and a fucking lemon meringue pie.

On the menu: Oysters on the half shell with a lovely lemon meringue cocktail for dessert. Nothing like a
good night cap with a hottie!

1. Anthony Bourdain

Oh Tony Bourdain. In my imagination, we have had about 38 love children (with quasi-salt & pepper afros) and have been around the world at least twenty times. In fact, Tony is so sweet that he eats all of the bugs and shit on my plate when we travel somewhere together remotely as to not make me out to be a disrespectful foreign guest. We drink tequila and say the word “fuck” together.
On the menu: Me. And Tequila. That’s all we need here.

Honorable mentions:
I love Mexicans award: Aarón Sanchez

I love assholes award: Rocco DiSpirito

I love mohawks award: Marc Forgione

I love foreigners award: Curtis Stone

The Decadent Diva Does Diamonds..pt 2.... a series

Once you have the basics about the diamond cut.. now we can move on to the other C's....


According to Wikipedia...  "Diamond clarity is a quality of diamonds relating to the existence and visual appearance of internal characteristics of a diamond called inclusions, and surface defects called blemishes"  Diamonds that are clear create more brilliance, and thus are more highly prized, and priced.


Colorless diamonds are the most desirable since they allow the most refraction of light (sparkle). Off white diamonds absorb light, inhibiting brilliance.

Carat Weight

A carat is the unit of weight by which a diamond is measured. Because large diamonds are found less commonly than small diamonds, the price of a diamond rises immensely according to its size. 
Yes.. i love BIG diamonds!! 

So.. be a Diva about your diamonds and learn to respect the bling!

A True Diva knows Diamonds...a series....

A True Diva Knows Diamonds...and so should you. Simple As That. 
The Diamond industry grades and categorizes diamonds on many characteristics....Basically you just need to remember the four C's" Diamonds most important grades and categories. They are;

* Cut
* Clarity
* Color
* Carat weight
asscher cut diamond
Cushion Cut Diamond
Emerald Cut Diamond

HEart Cut
Oval Cut
Princess Cut
Radiant Cut
Round Brilliant Cut

 The brilliance of a diamond depends heavily on its cut.

    Speaking of men....

    I DO enjoy Karl Lagerfeld...his looks and style just enthrall me, so when one of my FAVORITE FACES, a One Ms Ru Johnson of  THE GRAVY ... sent me a link to this story... one the Anniversary of the DD no less, it was a MUST post!!
    So essentially Mr. Lagerfeld has a muse.. a traveling companion he's never without.. a gentleman by the name of Baptiste Giabiconi (say THAT three times) and he has been sculpted out of chocolate.. for what reason.. i'm not sure!! 
    Ok Ok i do know why.. it's to promote a new endeavor for Lagerfeld;
     Can we say an advertisers dream right there!!  But regardless of the reason... who wouldn't love love love a man made out of chocolate!! 
    This is what the young man looks like in real life... Lucky guy lol
    I wonder if it's solid, hollow or filled??? :) 

    Lets' Celebrate!!!

    First and foremost... i want to thank each and everyone of you for making the first year of THE DECADENT DIVA so amazing! I have been so blessed through this page that words could never express.. the closest thing i have for you is... "I got my Groove Back" .. 
    I feel so official now that there's an official DD logo... a fan page... product lines in the works.. and a million ideas getting ready to spring forth!! 
    ~ Coming up in the Summer there will be  'What's in YOUR handbag Wednesdays' ...
    ~ We've also got "Diva Dish" coming up... where you can share your own diva moments, secrets and tricks of the trade...
    ~ Music... yeah you thought i forgot didn't cha?? But no. May and June will be dedicated not only to my own personal growth in Music... but i will have some pretty dope exclusives coming your way as well... 
    ~ Make up Artistry and Esthetician Love- I'm Back in action with my side biz... and will be gearing up for facials and make-overs... frosting the world one face at a time!
    ~ Guests... just be on the look out for some of your, and MY, fave bloggers... writers... poets.. and friends!!
    ~ Get ready for the PIE POP revolution... it's coming. 
    Thanks again and i adore each and every one of you!!
    Cheer's to another YUMMY year!!

    April 28, 2011

    Hey Mr DJ put a.... ring on???

    Hey Mr DJ put a.... ring on???
    mathmatiks turntable ring
    That's right... the Turntable ring that is... Kind of like a cross between Gotti Bling and Flavor Flav Bling... but hey... to each their own right?? Right. And for $25 K this 18k ring can be yours... HERE...

    April 27, 2011

    It's in the Kiss

     Kiss and make up--but too much makeup has ruined many a kiss. 
    Mae West

     'Where should one use perfume?' a young woman asked. 'Wherever one wants to be kissed,' I said.
    Coco Chanel
    No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

    Rhett Butler | “Gone with the Wind”

    Entrepreneurship ...

    April 26, 2011

    YSL....it's like candy.

    (photo and info courtesy of productgirl.com) 
    Volupte Sheer Candy will be hitting YSL counters in the near future... 6 shades of luscious color...
    N°1 – Lush Coconut – a touch of deliciously golden freshness.
    N°2 – Dewy Papaya – a discreet orange-pink pleasure.
    N°3 – Juicy Grapefruit – a candy pink that sparks envy.
    N°4 – Succulent Pomegranate – a sinful desire for a fruity pink.
    N°5 – Mouthwatering Berry – a bite of the forbidden fruit.
    N°6 – Luscious Cherry – a candy delight.

    Yummy... can;t wait to give these lil ladies a whirl!!

    Vintage Ads.... always a good giggle

    Demon Child LOL..it's RHODA HAHAHA
    and i'm sure some would!! 
    not much sex around those parts i'm sure...
    It's a sweater ad!! 
    and.. speechless Bwahahaha

    Bronze Goddesses Arise!!

    It's almost summer.. and that means... pasty white will be heading to bronze-y glows!!
    If you're like me... you might need a little help with the coloring part.. since i tend to go from white... to red.. to pink.. back to white!! so i love a good bronzer... and these are the the ones toppin the list....

    Diorskin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder in Aurora ($46 )
    Guerlain- Terra Inca ($70)
    Estee Lauder... Bronze Goddess Sea Star Bronzing Blush ($34.00; limited edition)
    Tarte Matte Waterproof Mineral Powder Bronzer ($29)
    and ....Elizabeth Arden's Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder
    I hope this is helpful in finding your perfect bronzer for the Summer.... cuz it's gonna be a HOT one!!

    Let's not fall victim!!

    Drunk Dialing/Texting..... WE have all done it.. or received it... now.. there are apps to prevent it.. or at least slow you down while you do it HAHAHA
    If you are the receiver.. well sorry, can't help you there... 
    As an Android phone utilizer... and sick of seeng IPHONE apps come first... i will start with...
     DrunkBlocker for Android screenshotDrunkBlocker for Android screenshot
    This app replaces all the numbers on your list of blocked contacts with a string of different numbers. 
    If you decide you really want to call this person, then you can try to pass the sobriety test that the app offers. In order to try your hand at the sobriety test, you will need to open the DrunkBlocker app up.... not sure how it know's you are drunk.. but eh... it's worth a try LOL
    Drunk Text Preventer for Android screenshot
    instructions.. (via) anroidzoom 
    1. Before Drinking, Please Select the Click When Drinking Button.
    2. Drink Up and Enjoy your night. 
    3. If you want to use your phone to text people, you wont be able to unless you complete the test. 
    4. If you do not complete the test, your phone service will be temporarily disabled. You will not be able to make phone calls or texts until you complete the test. 
    5. If you can get your drunken self to open up the app, click the "Test Sobriety" button. If you answer the question within ten seconds, the pop ups will stop and you will be able to either A. Tell the app you're no longer drinking. or B. Use your phone for 30 mins unhindered. 
    Now for you IPhoners...
    Designated Dialer for iPhone – by Phase2 Media
    This will block contacts when activated.. and will send you to the creater of this app with a message that you are too drunk to be dialing.. Funny,
    Available for $.99
    Next.. The Bad Decision Blocker 
    Bad Decision Blocker for iPhone – by John Genest
    Available for $.99
    This gem of an app will block emails.. texts.. and calls.. from being made while tipsy... just remember to activate it before heading out!! 

    So.... please be use these and protect yourself and others from your inscecent drunk ramblings!! lol