Thursday, May 31, 2012

Philip Simon -Peytoon, Black

Ciao a tutti!

On this cool Spring morning with basket in hand, I am heading to the Farmer's Market! 

I never quite understood this shoe style and Italian women, a high-heeled running shoe?  That was, of course,  until I bought these lovely beauties...they're a pair of high-heeled running shoes! The comfort of a running shoe but the beauty and style of a heel...genius! I only wish I had invested in a pair sooner!

With food fresh from the Farmer's Market, for lunch I am making Stigghioli con cipolla fresca  (Prosciutto wrapped Spring Onions).  Only one thing missing...Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

Question: where does one find the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil outside of Sicily? Sicily. There is no substitute for good olive oil, and any Italian will tell you as much. What they serve commercially here in the US is often an adulterated mix of olive oils from Europe, South America, Northern Africa and the Middle East. I happen to love the fresh, authentic, all natural Sicilian olive oil from Emilio and Mariska's farm: Azienda Agricola Infantino

Stigghioli con cipolla fresca

Emilio explaining the intricacies of
his flavored olive oil

Made from Olives grown in the Iblei Mountain Range, the soil and climate are what lend themselves to the signature taste which is the most flavorful oil in all of Sicily. From the growing and harvesting to the pressing and bottling, Emilio and Mariska oversee every detail of the process, and when you taste it, you know you are having the best!

Emilio and me!

Are you feeling a little left out? Don't be!  Emilio and Mariska ship all their Olive Oil products to the United States and to Canada! 

My recommendations:

For your palate: Garlic Olive Oil (especially for dipping fresh bread)
For your body: the Jasmine (Gelsomino) Olive Oil (it leaves your skin so smooth, soft and fragrant that you will never want to use lotion again!)

You can visit Emilio and Mariska's website for more product information (and yes, it is in English):   Or you can visit them  here on Facebook

Buon Pranzo!

Stella Notte

Day 194: Thursday May 31st 2012
Designer: Philip Simon
Name: Peytoon
Color: Black
Style: Wedge Athletic Shoe
Heel: 4 inches (10.16 cm), Platform: 0.75 inches (1.91 cm)
Material: Suede, Leather and Pebbled Leather Uppers, leather lining along with metal eyelets and D-Ring details

Beautiful in any color; click here to see these beauties in Grey!


  1. I agree! Infantino Oil is the BEST! I'll have to be on the look out for the shoes ;)

  2. Absolutely delicious, Karen! Have you tried the flavored oils? And then the body oils? They do for your skin what the flavored oils do for your taste buds! Thanx for reading...