The 4-Hour Chef


The 4-Hour Chef isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.

#1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the world’s fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to explain “meta-learning,” a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. That is the real “recipe” of The 4-Hour Chef.

You’ll train inside the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen. Featuring tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this “cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks” is a guide to mastering cooking and life.

The 4-Hour Chef is a five-stop journey through the art and science of learning:

1. META-LEARNING. Before you learn to cook, you must learn to learn. META charts the path to doubling your learning potential.

2. THE DOMESTIC. DOM is where you learn the building blocks of cooking. These are the ABCs (techniques) that can take you from Dr, Seuss to Shakespeare.

3. THE WILD. Becoming a master student requires self-sufficiency in all things. WILD teaches you to hunt, forage, and survive.

4. THE SCIENTIST. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. This is where you rediscover whimsy and wonder.

5. THE PROFESSIONAL. Swaraj, a term usually associated with Mahatma Gandhi, can be translated as “self-rule.” In PRO, we’ll look at how the best in the world become the best in the world, and how you can chart your own path far beyond this book.

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Lunch, Brunch and Life In Between

Below are quick snippets of my life over the past few weeks!  Always busy, always fashionable!


Strolling through The Mall of Columbia and stopped by Lush Cosmetics Store; they have some really cool products



 Heading to a Sorority Luncheon…AKA the Only Way

Mixing two foundations to get the correct shade 



 Watching Youtube, learning how to Contour my make up (or at least trying)



 Having a Grande Mimosa at Eggspecation in Columbia



The Chesapeake Omelet



Chatting and having lunch with fellow blogger Teena from Fashion for Breakfast 



Instant Style, Life, and Fashion on Instagram

Instagram, Instagram, Instagram! We are all obsessed with pictures and there’s no better (quick and easy) photo editing software other than Instagram.  Although in the blogging world, it’s not considered “true” photography, in my opinion it’s a great way to showcase your style, life, and fashion.

With that being said, I have also fallen victim to loving the (quick) use of Instagram software.  Honestly, this happened as a surprise because I am busy managing other social networking sites and thought to myself, “there’s no way I could possibly manage another site.”

But contrary to my thoughts, I am posting on Instagram and love the fun that I’m having on there.  So my suggestion is to tap your inner photography skills, use a little creativity, and start posting on Instagram.


Kimmie’s Instagram Account: kpearl2


My Personal Style~ Polished, Feminine (Girlie) and Slightly Preppy

Click on the article from The Well Dressed Life, titled 7 Ways to Look Polished




A few of my favorite nail colors and accessories



Leaving the Silo Point Sky Lounge in Baltimore



Playing around with my Louis Vuitton Scarf



 Sexy Heels from bebe (leaving a Fashion Show)



Anniversary Celebration at The Wynfry Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama


Shoe Art and Design

Repairing the “Red” on Your Bottoms

I purchased my first pair of Christian Louboutin shoes (also known as red bottoms or Loubous) from Saks Fifth Avenue last winter.  My interest in the Parisian designer had little to due with the trend but merely because of my love for quality and great design.

In addition, I was always taught there’s three things a woman must own for a sophisticated look: a quality handbag, good hosiery, and a pair of well made shoes!


For me, this was an excuse to grab a pair of those sexy, red bottoms while also showcasing my legs (wink.)  But, over time and several different social functions, I noticed the red paint on the bottom of my shoes needed repair.  As a fashion girl, of course I knew there was a solution to the problem!


After all, I am the daughter of a DIY Queen (my mother) and with a pretty steady hand could repair that lovely red sole.

My  first step was to search for the EXACT red paint on the bottom of my shoes and luckily I found a company name Save Your Sole.  To sum it up, this is a company located in the UK that’s dedicated to helping us preserve the bottom of our shoes.  And after purchasing the paint, following directions, and letting it dry….this was the end result.


One step that I almost forgot to mention is that before painting the bottom of my soles, I also put my shoes in the local shop for heel repair.   So there you have it!  Good luck on repairing the “red” on your bottoms.



Fashion’s Night Out 2012 hosted by Baltimore Fashion Alliance

The Baltimore Fashion Alliance is an organization that brings together individuals working in the fashion industry.  This year, along with several volunteers and vendors, they served as the primary (local) host for Fashion’s Night Out 2012.  During the event, guests were given the opportunity to shop with vendors, view the latest designs, and network with fashion professionals.

One of the highlights of this year’s event, was the “Be Ahead of the Tr3ND” Fashion Show” hosted by BFA and Mosaic Night Club and Lounge.  This year’s fashion show included garments from local Baltimore Boutiques such as The Cupcake Boutique, Babe, South Moon Under along with access to the After Party at Mosaic Lounge.  Overall, this was a great event for the Baltimore Fashion community and we look forward to next year’s participation!







The Baltimore Fashion Alliance Display



Fashion and Style Vendors






The Fashion Show






Fashion’s Night Out Guests






Ahead of the Tr3nd Fashion Show Clip


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Style Life Fashion: Lilliana Vazquez Quick Beauty Tips

Style Life Fashion had the opportunity to speak with stylist, Lilliana Vazquez.  She gave us quick beauty tips that will keep our face looking fresh, achieve a beautiful smile, protect our hair and skin, and discussed a few summer trends.

Lilliana Vazquez

 Sponsors:  Arm & Hammer, GG Gatbsy, Jonathan Products, and Nair 

 Quick Tips with Lilliana Vazquez: 


Best summer style for EVERYONE: Nude Wedge Shoe


Freshen up your summer look with a great smile!  Arm & Hammer White Toothpaste  helps to prevent stains

To look our best and have smooth skin, ladies can wax at home with Nair Products  especially their Roll On Wax

Ladies can avoid damaged hair by using Jonathan Products in the shower to restore those lost minerals

Volumizing products can eliminate humidity problems with hair in the summer. Great products, to eliminate humidity, can be purchased from G G


Wardrobe updates include brights, neons, and prints. One can pull off this look my keeping the rest of your look simple and classic

About Lilliana Vazquez:

Lilliana Vazquez is a sought-after resource providing fun, trendy and budget-conscious style advice to readers, viewers and listeners around the world. Lilliana is a regular television contributor and is also the founder of the wildly popular fashion blog, The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style.

A well-known stylist, Lilliana is committed to empowering women through fashion by teaching them how to dress for their figure, lifestyle and budget. Lilliana has been in the industry for almost 10 years where she was worked at top fashion magazines, as an accessories designer and as a fashion consultant.





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T.I. – Hip-Hop Artist {Fashionable} Breakthrough with AKOO Clothing

Female hip-hop artist and athletes have held it down when it comes to being fashionable, for example Nicki Minaj, Queen Latifia, Venus and Serena Williams to name a few. But, when you consider male hip-hop artist and athletes, a number of things come to mind and one must add fashionably conscious to that list!


Now, more and more male rappers and athletes are becoming more concerned with their image and a few are becoming the go-to-guides for what to wear and what not to wear. Hip Hop mogul T.I. and Grand Hustle Entertainment CEO, Jason Geter, founders of AKOO, are the perfect examples of artist moving towards a more polished, refined and overall debonair look.


The brand is loved and worn by many a-list celebrities to include New York Giant, Ramses Barden, and breakout artist Chester Gregory, who was spotted most recently performing in the brand. To find out more information about the latest collection from AKOO, click on the link