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Juliane
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StyleNectar ~ Living Beautifully thru a Fusion of Holistic LifeStyle, Food & Art!
Interests: Juliane Porter is Fine Artist and Founder of StyleNectar.com where she shares tips on Living Beautifully via Food, Art and Holistic LifeStyle.
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Please enjoy my latest Alla Prima painting, "Watering Can". I could jump into that cool blue paint of water on this hot day! I'll be heading back out again soon, despite the scorching heat and humidity- it's thick outside. However, I'm going to use mind over matter and attempt transcendence of heat :) I practiced this yesterday too- tho I neglected to forecast the swarm of miniature bee-like fans who decided to join me. I was a trouper tho, and I marched inside for my all natural bug repellent- which helped - and soon I found I was happily painting away. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at StyleNectar
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Please enjoy my recent en plein air painting, "Plein Air Avenue" ...my first experience participating in a timed Alla Prima "quick-draw". I completed it yesterday during Plein Air Easton, the largest plein air gathering in the country. My quick-draw event, for those new to this type of painting, was timed from noon to 2pm- and it was a scorcher! Alla prima, referring to painting wet on wet, start to finish, is a fast method of painting, no reworking after anything has dried, or after the first session, in a timed "quick draw" manner... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at StyleNectar
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It's classic tradition in art, to copy the works of great masters. Perhaps you've seen artists set up in the great museums of the world doing just this? I have done so here in this painting, Two White Dresses, by John Singer Sargent, one of my favorite artists. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at StyleNectar
Sauce 1)In a small sauce pan, heat 1 Tbsp butter over med heat. Stir in flour and cook for an extra minute. Add 1/4 c white wine and 2 tsp lemon juice, whisking until smooth. Stir in tarragon. Remove from heat. Was a little sour, and consitency too thick or something.. Sauce 2) 1 1/2 T unsalted butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon dried tarragon In a small saucepan over... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at StyleNectar
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Hello friends! I've been so immersed in drawing the last few months I've not shared anything for a while. I'm here to break that trend as I've actually wanted to share everything yet didn't want to break my concentration either... so here's one little peek into my sketchbook of late which contains lots of beautiful nude studies (I'm taking a live model course) and tons of zoo and safari animals too. They're all done in ink as I detest pencil smudging and eraser pieces as well as the feel and mess of charcoal. My dear, college roommate JNB can attest to the mess these materials create :) It's all good tho, cause I LOVE the clean, bold, no-mistakes possible commitment of ink! Hope you're having a wonderful Spring. Much love, Juliane Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at StyleNectar
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Here's a Dreamy Fresh Pressed Green Juice Recipe to start your morning with cleansing, detoxifying deliciousness. Wishing you all a beautiful day filled with happiness, joy & laughter :) Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at StyleNectar
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A couple of weeks back I shared Day 2 of this incredibly special oil portrait... Well, here it is fully complete: my stunning mother on her wedding day! I was struck by her dewy skin, slender figure and most of all the pure joy and love radiating from her being. Her dress was absolutely stunning, worn previously by a model on the runway, which she was able to purchase at a discount as a result. I remember sneaking into the special closet in the attic with my sister when we were little to marvel over this gorgeous wedding gown where it hung safely stowed away alongside many other beautiful pieces from my mother's young adult life... from the pale yellow polka-dotted gown with matching wide yellow sash to her suede wrap mini-skirt and fur ski-vest. She was certainly a fashion plate in her day. To paint my mother as a twenty-three year old bride enabled me to see life through those eyes, through her eyes as a young woman. Beautiful. Talented. In love. Happy. I saw my sister in her face, in those eyes, in her smile - the way their upper lips shift across their beautiful teeth. I felt my Dad's love for her, his pride in marrying this exquisite creature, and their excitement for the adventure of the unknown. It was like traveling in time and space, inhabiting the hearts and minds of all my family! There truly isn't another experience quite like painting a portrait. And this was one incredibly special piece I'll treasure forever. I love you Mommy. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at StyleNectar
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Hello, friends! A little while ago I promised I'd share my fabulous Essential Oil (EO) finds with you and I'm finally here to make good on my promise. I've amassed quite the EO collection by this point, using them as my gorgeous personal fragrance (all those chemical perfumes I used to wear pale in comparison to the scent of my beautiful essential oils) as well as edible grade essential oils in my recipes, smoothies, tea and drinking water. Today, however, I want to share with you several recipes for cleansing everything in our homes from the produce we eat to our floors, bathrooms and laundry too! I use a single blend that does it all. So simple. So clean. And, makes our homes smell absolutely heavenly. Let's begin with why it all matters: Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at StyleNectar
Hope all of you are having a great start to your 2015! I haven't shared an Inspiration Wall in a little while and it seems so appropriate this time of year. So here's a bit of inspiration to support us all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at StyleNectar
Step #1 Sweat – This is a very effective way to eliminate toxins and poisons through the skin. Walk, run, do Pilates or hot yoga - and get into your sauna... work up a sweat on both Saturday and Sunday to purge those toxins. Step #2 Exfoliation and Dry Skin Brushing – This removes the dead skin cells allowing the pores to breathe and detoxify more effectively. Do this step on prior to sauna or bathing to help stimulate the lymph system to clean itself and purge the toxins and poisons. This Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at StyleNectar
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Happy New Year dear friends! I've always wanted to share with you, a painting in stages, so you may have the opportunity to see how they evolve. I must say I fall in love with them at every turn, attached to the unfinished beauty, the raw potential, the magic radiating from within that suddenly springs a canvas to life. So here you go, a portrait on day 2 of painting. It's a painting of quite a special person as given away by the tiara! Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at StyleNectar
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Rather than my writing about my latest oil painting, "The Farm," I'll share the words of my client, for whom this gorgeous slice of heaven holds years of special family memories: "It is so beautiful!! I cried when I saw it! It is so perfect and just how I will always remember summers in the Catskills, with the blue, blue sky, the white clouds popping over the green mountains, the reflections in the pond, the weeping willow on the bank of the pond that my grandmother planted, the barn, the farmhouse, I could go on and on..." It was my absolute pleasure to capture this magical oasis in oil paint so that you and your family may continue to enjoy it for generations to come. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at StyleNectar
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Merry Christmas Friends! Iced Chai Snickerdoodle Snowflakes are SO darn incredible it's as though a Christmas angel flew in to my kitchen and took over my brain to bring these delectable (totally addictive) cookies to life. Yes, they're raw vegan... but don't bother telling anyone as they won't know the difference. Are they healthy - yes, of course they're totally amazing for you... but again, don't bother telling anyone that either as they won't know the difference. The insane cardamom icing alone is worth making, however, once spread atop these unbelievable Chail Snickerdoodle cut-outs, it's seriously all over - SO divine! Iced Chai Snickerdoodles Snowflake Cookies are the stuff Holiday dreams are made of... heck these gorgeous little cookies are perfect all winter long. Come spring just switch up your cookie cutter to a tulip or a bunny and you're good to go. You'll never want to be without your stash. Trust. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at StyleNectar
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It's that most wonderfully festive time of the year! When decadent, richly hued Italian Spumoni cakes layered with pistachio cream, chocolate-hazelnut and cherry ice-cream step out dripping in ganache and festooned like royalty in crisp wafer crowns! Let me tell you, I felt like royalty simply having this gorgeousness lighting up my table... so beautiful it was difficult to slice into. However, once past it's exquisite beauty, a creamy slab of this luscious Spumoni Christmas Gateau is a divine flavor celebration fit for holiday Kings and Queens! Heavenly layers of pistachio cream, chocolate-hazelnut and cherry ice-cream studded with candied fruit, chopped pistachios & hazelnuts galore luxuriously dazzle the tastebuds in ultimate comfort and joy! Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at StyleNectar
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These festive and rustic Pear Tartelettes with Dark Chocolate & Caramel are so delectable it feels rather a feat to convey in mere words their utmost divinity as nothing can possibly match the exquisite experiece of biting into such a dream! Alas, proceed I must and fortunately, their sheer memory has already made things easier... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at StyleNectar
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I know I've got a hit recipe on my hands when I can't stop eating it during the photo shoot! Every other snap I took I found myself being rewarding with yet another delicious No-Wheat Thin topped with Aged Treenut Cheese and sweet-tart Cranberry Relish on top.... SOOO GOOD! And perfect for holiday entertaining. This little trio is such a rockstar combo- however - these No-Wheat Thins are delicious enough to eat all by themselves, like chips. They even smell amazing! Seriously, their delicious aroma was why my photo shoot took 5 times longer than normal. I couldn't stop eating them as their wafts of pure yumminess kept tantalizing me. I had so much fun popping dozens of little cracker, cheese and cranberry relish bites into my mouth, it's amazing I had any product left to photograph :) Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at StyleNectar
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Happy Thanksgiving Friends! Bread Pudding Stuffed Pumpkin with Creme Caramel Drizzle is a deliciously sweet treat to serve up to your family and friends during this beautiful season of gratitude! Who doesn't love a moist, rich, fruit studded bread pudding... cooked up and presented in a pumpkin no less! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at StyleNectar
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Who's ready for an insanely delicious comfort food recipe that tingles the tastebuds, warms the insides and satisfies our cravings for a rich dish of creamy pasta without all the calories and carbs? Enter this raw vegan (yes, it's deliciously warm) version of one of StyleNectar's most popular dishes ever, Tom Yum Soup. I've been wanting to share this raw vegan twist on this hit recipe for such a long time and after testing it over and over to be sure it was perfect, it's finally here! Spicy Tom Yum Coconut Noodles prove once again that amazing, complex flavor, full-bodied hearty pasta decadence and our highest potential health, happiness and beauty are not mutually exclusive! As I always say, it's easy to prepare delicious food that tastes amazing- however that's not enough for me. If it doesn't make us look and feel as amazing as it tastes, it doesn't make the StyleNectar cut. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at StyleNectar
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Nobody loves a creamy, delicious smoothie better than I do. So when Williams-Sonoma invited me to help kick off their upcoming "Smoothie Week" with a couple of my favorite "Not Your Everyday Smoothies" I was super excited! Last week I shared the delectable Chocolate Covered Matcha Smoothie. This week, I thought I'd jazz things up with a wonderfully colorful concoction... (continued) Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at StyleNectar
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I was absolutely thrilled when Williams-Sonoma invited me to help kick off "Smoothie Week" with my favorite "Not Your Average Smoothie". It was a match made in heaven: an over-the-top, mega delicious, rocket-fuel smoothie and my family's favorite gourmet cookware specialty retailer - all coming together in one fabulous post! So without further ado, I present the delectable... Wild Chocolate Covered Matcha Magic! Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at StyleNectar
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Oh. my. goodness. These Rustic Raw Vegan Caramel Apples might be the favorite thing I've ever eaten to date... WOW! Like you've got to make these asap. So simple. So incredibly delicious. MMMMMMmmmmmmm. Let's just say I've ALWAYS had a thing for caramel... and this raw vegan version is way yummier! Smear it all over a crisp apple, roll it in your favorite toppings and then drizzle chocolate ganache all over - the ULTIMATE! Forget that these are healthy, they taste BETTER than anything you've ever had. Forget that they're filled with amazing nutrition and life force that is going to make you feel and look phenomenal, cause the pure utter enjoyment in every bite is enough on its own. Crisp, juicy apple wrapped in thick, gooey caramel, with a light crunch of chopped walnuts and dark, dark chocolate ganache... (continued) Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at StyleNectar
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Mmmm... this warming yumminess is so soothing, delicious and comforting before bed I find myself going to bed earlier just cause I can't wait to make it. This mug of exotic spiced mylk sweetened with a bit of raw honey tingles my tastebuds and warms me inside. Minutes later, tucked into soft jammies and lavender spritzed covers, I'm falling into a deep slumber of fantastical adventures... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at StyleNectar
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one of my recent commissioned oil paintings. what can i say. this little guy, who's not so little any more and growing like a weed, is just as inspiring as his sweet sister (see her portrait here). each time i see these kiddos they fill me with happiness, love and light. the piece is in my living room at the moment... lighting up the space just as those dear faces do! i shall have a hard time... (continued) Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at StyleNectar
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This insanely delicious and beautiful raw vegan Carrot Cake with Lemony Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting is hands down The BEST cake I've ever had... ever, ever, ever. Layers of incredibly fresh, moist, gorgeous cake tucked between the dreamiest luscious lemon cashew cream cheese frosting. Sweet decadence that tastes like food fit for the Gods. The stuff dreams and Birthday's are made of... in fact I made this lovely little creation for my husband's Birthday and... (continued) Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at StyleNectar
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As I sit here in my mobile office, I am thoroughly enjoying this fabulously delicious Banana Nut Branola alongside my daily thermos of Kusmi BB Detox Green Tea. This raw vegan snack is crispy, sweet and totally decked out with the gorgeous superfood power of Goji's, Dried Apricots, Sprouted Almonds, Pecans, Buckwheat... plus a bit of Golden Flax to make our skin glow and tresses shine! I call it Branola aka Brittle + Granola cause you can either break it into granola or leave it in rustic shaped brittle for no fuss early morning (or any time of day snacking) retrieval :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at StyleNectar