Category: Beyond the Bikini: Paula Hermanny

estilo: Beyond the Bikini

Take a glimpse into Paula's Estilo – "style" in Portuguese – as we take you
beyond the bikini and into what inspires the ViX lifestyle. From behind-the-scenes moments
to Paula's own interpretation on luxury living, ViX is more than just a bikini.

Cooking with Celebrity Chef James Kelly

April 28th, 2014
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Paula Hermanny and James Kelly cooking in her home in La Jolla
 
James Kelly of Soma Chef Services in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica is hands-down Paula’s favorite chef. Paula was so excited when Chef Kelly agreed to come to her home in La Jolla, California and cook with her and friends. Paula met Chef Kelly on a trip to Santa Teresa, one of her favorite vacation spots in Costa Rica.

Chef James Kelly cooking sashimi in La Jolla CA

Having a background in the art of Japanese cuisine and immersing himself in Costa Rican culture, Chef James Kelly has been refining his culinary skills for nearly 20 years. He describes his style of cooking as a fusion of Asian and ...

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Paula On: Holiday Hosting

December 20th, 2013

Few things in life are as pleasurable as gathering dear friends and family around the table. Enhance the experience with some holiday hosting tips from Paula—a well set table and carefully decorated home are almost always synonymous with a succesful get-together!

Tip #1: Less is more.

Default to a clean and simple aesthetic when it comes to décor.  Better to focus on a few essential things than to re-design an entire room for the sake of a single party. Giving serious thought to the menu, libations and music will anchor your efforts to the elements that make or ...

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Paula’s Holiday Gift Guide

October 31st, 2013

The holiday season has officially begun! Be sure to get a head start with shopping this year because very few things equate to the pleasure of finding that perfect gift.  Whether your list includes your mother, your sister, best friend, co-workers or all of the above, we’ve made it easy for you! Paula indulges us with her own gift ideas and this season, she lists Anthropologie as one of her favorite places to shop, along with her ViX Holiday Gift Guide!

“When I get something for somebody, I like to make it as personal as possible,” Paula tells us ...

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Paula's Pink Picks

October 1st, 2013

Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  To celebrate and support BCA, we're donating 10% of proceeds from our Pink Picks section to Susan G. Komen.  Plus, any purchase from this section will come with our limited edition Think Pink water bottle!

Below, we have a list of Paula's favorite pink things to give you ideas of other ways you can harness the power of pink this month:

1. Lululemon Sports Bra

2. Maria Bonita Extra Cardigan

3. Eliot Plaid Shirt

4. J.Crew Knit Scarf

5. Bellas Guerreras de la Armada Rosa by Photographer Martín Gavica Ianza

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Cooking Lessons at Paula’s: Vegetable Spring Rolls

September 24th, 2013


It's the third cooking lesson at designer Paula Hermanny's home with Chef Chelsea Turner and up on the menu: healthy, vegetable spring rolls! Read on for her exclusive recipe, including a special pineapple and tamarind sauce--delicious!  


Vegetable Spring Rolls

1 cup cabbage

1 cup of carrots

1/2 cup chives (diagonally cut)

1 bell pepper

mint

basil

coriander

rice paper


Preperation:
Cut the vegetables julienne style. Then place the leaves of rice paper in a container and cover with warm water until they are flexible. Take one leaf and place a small amount of ingredients in the middle ...

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