The Aged Roast

Manolo says, the Manolo’s friend Erik discusses the aging of meat at home at the Manolo’s Food Blog.

This bit of aging made a wonderful roast. Very tender, with a mellow but full beef flavor. Tasting this you realize that the regular roasts have a much more watery flavor at the same degree of doneness.

And now, you must go read the whole thing

Web Snob Friday

Manolo says, here are the few fashionable links from the Manolo’s web snob friends

Stiletto Jungle is loving trouser sweatpants for a refined, casual winter look.

Zooey Deschanel is suing Steve Madden. Allie is Wired has the details.

The Fendi Peekaboo bag at Bag Snob is a nice choice for a busy mom; on one side you can store your bills and Blackberry and, on the other, your baby’s bottle and toys.

Are you neglecting your feet because it’s winter and they’re hidden in boots? One of the most moisturizing is the Foot Care Cream from Barielle at Beauty Snob.

Coquette is gearing up for the Rebecca Minkoff After Christmas Sale.

KRISTOPHER DUKES is wanting Hermès “So Black” Kelly Double Tour Bracelet.

Second City Style will ring in the new year with the most festive of colors: Fall/Winter Trends 2010. Silver Bells.

Shopping and Info loves the gray cowl neck dressby Alexander Wang that Kim Kardashian wore in New York City recently.

The StyleBakery editors pick the worst trends of 2010, see if you agree!

The Beauty Stop is getting festive with OPI Only Gold for Me Top Coat.

Friday Web Snob

Manolo says, here are some links to interesting things at the blogs of the Manolo’s web snob friends.

Stiletto Jungle thinks the Vince Loop Scarf is an investment-worthy accessory.

Allie is Wired has a first look at Nicole Richie’s gorgeous wedding.

Bag Snob has a super cute clutch for New Years and will be useful for weddings and special events for years to come.

Beauty Snob has found one of the richest and most protective lip balms around.

Coquette loves the ethereal beauty of Natalie Portman on the cover of Vogue.

Fashion Pulse Daily shares top fashionable and tech picks for the holidays

KRISTOPHER DUKES is wanting Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period.

SHEfinds rounds up the 28 best sales and free shipping deals this week. It’s really too cold to go outside, so take advantage!

Second City Style shows you how to Step It Up On New Year’s Eve wearing Finds on a Dime.

Shopping and Info loves a white puffer down coat with a fur hood for that après ski look in the winter. is keeping warm with faux fur jackets and accessories this winter.

The Beauty Stop suggests beauty inspired illustrations as a gift for the cosmetics lover.

The Fashion Bomb takes you shopping at TJ Maxx and Marshalls to find holiday looks for less!

If you like makeup and shoes, then The Shoe Goddess has the pump for you!

Friday Web Snob

Manolo says, here are the few items of interest from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends.

Stiletto Jungle has 3 tips for what to wear to a winter wedding.

Allie is Wired previews pics from Lady Gaga’s 2011 Viva Glam campaign.

Bag Bliss has the details on the new Nancy Gonzalez exotic Luggage and Travel Bags!

We are going to see a lot more of you, Falabella (at Bag Snob), cuz this is a classic that is here to stay.

Don’t know what to get the females in your life? Read our Beauty Snob Gift Guide!

Getting cozy with a DKNY cozy gets even better now that they are on sale! Coquette is ready to collect them all.

Fashion Pulse Daily picks the best looks from Michael Kors’ Pre-Fall 2010 Collection

Looking for a warm New Year’s getaway? The Jet Set Girls check into the W Scottsdale’s Carnaval party!

KRISTOPHER DUKES is wearing Rubber Belgian Shoes (for When It Rains German Shepherds).

Second City Style shows you how to incorporate a festive palette into your wardrobe without coming off like a Christmas tree in Happy Holidaze: Finding Stylish Answers To Holiday Fashion Faux Pas.

Shopping and Info loves the cozy and fuzzy cream wrap sweater seen on Angelina Jolie at The Tourist premiere in New York City.

The Beauty Stop covers the latest news about unexpected Botox side effects.

The Shoe Goddess loves the combination of denim and studs as seen on Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle 120 Studded Denim Pumps!

Web Snob Friday

Manolo says, here are the amusing links from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends.

Stiletto Jungle reports that the very popular and very sold out Kate Spade Halle Wedge is back in stock.

Was Taylor Momsen fired from Gossip Girl? Allie is Wired reports on the rumor.

Bag Snob dubs this bag a great gift because of its abnormal fabulous color and great shape.

Beauty Snob doesn’t even know how she lived without this for so long! So, are you ready to glow?

Coquette loves to cozy up in her Kensie chubby fur belted cardigan.

KRISTOPHER DUKES is using Jimmyjane FORM 3, Waterproof Rechargeable Vibrator.

The expert editors at SHEfinds compiled a list of the 21 Gifts that WILL Sell Out–get ’em before they’re gone.

Second City Style makes lists of fashionable wishes in Second City Style’s 12 Days of Christmas (Shopping) ’10.

Shopping and Info found the best John Varvatos boots for men for the holidays.

Still have gifts to buy? Check out StyleBakery‘s huge holiday gift guide.

The Beauty Stop snags beauty gifts under $20.

The Shoe Goddess loves Fergie’s choice of the Ruthie Davis “Spikette” Pump!

Friday Web Snob

Manolo says, here are the few links from the Manolo’s Web Snob friends.

Stiletto Jungle goes beyond basic black with the new work-appropriate Jimmy Choo Cosmic Printed Pump.

Allie is Wired covers the very pregnant Miranda Kerr covering Vogue Australia.

BagBliss chats with Kooba’s Abbe Held! jennifer_ebe…

The whole Prada bag at Bag Snob just works together magically.

Smoky, Sultry and Smoldering with Bobbi Brown at Beauty Snob.

Coquette picks her favorite limited edition makeup palettes that have arrived just in time for the holidays.

Fashion Pulse Daily guides you to the best picks from the LANVIN for H&M Collection

The Jet Set Girls wonder if you’ve got what it takes to be one of MAC’s Fall 2011 models!

KRISTOPHER DUKES is wanting Tony Burch Leopard Silk Robe.

Oprah’s Favorite Things show airs today – SHEfinds provides a refresher course of her past favorites and will have the scoop later today with this year’s must-have gifts.

Second City Style thinks since it’s almost holiday time, it’s time to discuss dressing up the LBD.

Shopping and Info loves Angelina Jolie’s black Prada riding boots she has been wearing in Budapest.

The Beauty Stop takes a close look at LipFusion Plump & Replump Lipstick.

The Shoe Goddess needs these Christian Louboutin “Maggie” Pumps for those days when she wants to show off her inner diva!

V-Style: Personal stylist, Vanessa Valiente, let’s you in on the best slacks for your professional looks.

Manolo Jewelry

Manolo says, please allow the Manolo to present to you the latest addition to the Manolosphere: Manolo Jewelry!

Edited by our good friend, and the long-time commenter at the blogs of the Manolo, La Petite Accadienne, who will be certain to provide you with much jewelry-based entertainment.

Manolo Jewelry!

The Manolo Week in Review

Manolo says, here is the best of the week from the Manolosphere.

From Manolo for the Men

Does this constitute news? Guys looking for a roll in the hay valuing wiggle more than wink?


From Manolo for the Brides

No matter where you turn, someone is making fun of something that somewhere, a bride-to-be is probably thinking of doing. And since we’re all doing everything on the Internet, there’s a pretty good chance that said bride-to-be will encounter someone putting her ideas down.


From Manolo for the Big Girl

Not that I haven’t had my share of serious struggles, and yes, at a certain point I willed myself into becoming Full Time Fabulous –an effort which takes continual work– but let’s not kid ourselves: It’s a lot easier to crank the fabulosity up to 11 when you’re already rocking a baseline 10.


From Teeny Manolo

Forget your teen journal, where you scribbled away late at night before bedtime. Some of the worst writing ever is to be found in children’s books.


From Manolo’s Food Blog

Congratulations and commiserations to the people of New York State, who now have this gibbering 70′s throwback as their common-law First Lady.


From Manolo for the Home

Sure, we talked a lot about redoing the upstairs ourselves, but when we started reading about drywall lift rentals, our zest for DIYing the second floor went right out the window.


From Crafty Manolo

Sure, the Lady of Shallot up there is half sick of shadows, and apparently her tapestry work. I feel her. I do. I’ve tried crafts that didn’t float my boat at all. Me and embroidery? Not a happy match. I can’t make a French knot. It’s embarrassing. Knitting and crochet are closer for me, but I’m not good at keeping the right tension in the yarn.


From Manolo for the Beauty

I happen to sort of like the silver hair, which is shiny and pretty, but I’ll be damned if someone at the playground is going to think I am my daughter’s grandmother. Because, you know, there is no way someone with gray hair could possibly procreate, right?


From Ayyyy!

Who’s that girl?

Miss Plumcake on the Maura Kelly/Marie Claire Debacle

Manolo says, if you are perhaps not aware, the big girl blogosphere is in the justifiable uproar about someone named Maura Kelly, who has written the very nasty piece about the large peoples on television in the Marie Claire.

Naturally, our friend Miss Plumcake has somthing to say about that.

I was all geared up to do a Suck It: Marie Claire and Maura Kelly for the execrable piece of trash Ms Kelly wrote and Marie Claire published that, had it been said about any other minority group, would have gotten her fired.

But I’m not.

Because rule one of being a decent human being is not to beat someone when they’re down.

Mostly I feel sorry for her. That is not the writing of a happy camper. If her body issues are so severe and long-lasting that she’s still making physical size into a moral issue….

But, you must go read the whole thing for yourself.

Cooking with Gin

Manolo says, from our friend the Raincoaster writing at the Manolo’s Food Blog

Round about the time they were serving the fourth cocktail, things got a little cross-talky, but hey, that’s how you know the party is a hit, right? At that point, Rob introduced the Bombay Sapphire Salsa Fresca that he’d made, and which I can highly recommend.

The Fat Wallet

Manolo says, like the Queen of England, the Manolo carries no identification. (He is the Manolo! What more is required?) And because of this, his garments do not have the unsightly male wallet bulge.