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Weekend Getaway Jewels

By Heather Krako · December 3, 2013 · 0 Comments ·
Weekend Getaway Jewels
Weekend Getaway and want to look your best? These ten pieces can mix and match day into night to complement your jet setter style. 1. Futa River Collection necklace in turquoise. $189 2. Keyed Gold Hoops $89 3. White Feather hoops $59 4. Hammered Sterling ring $89 5. Celebration Collection Ring $159 6. Drip in Gold Ring $169 7. Raven earrings in rose gold $259 8. Popcorn bangles in Rose gold and gold. $119 each 9. Champagne necklace with diamonds $450 10. Raw Crystal necklace $299 For more info check out www.bellestyle.com or email info@bellestyle.com.

Halloween Pumpkins

By Heather Krako · October 23, 2013 · 0 Comments ·
Halloween Pumpkins
My kids and I had so much fun with this easy fun Halloween craft over the weekend! I let them choose their own small pumpkin to paint and design. My oldest added moldering clay of a cat with goo dripping off the sides. Morgan chose a more pop art design with her paint. And Sebastian went for a Jackson Pollack approach to the paint with added fluffy balls at the top. So much fun for a rainy Saturday Halloween project!

Always feeling tired in the morning? Heres some tips!

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heatherkorn26 reblogged this from A D O R E B E A U T Y and added:
Great Tips for fellow night Owls like myself;) xo
I am definitely NOT A MORNING PERSON. And i think I never will be. However, with these tips, they somehow remind me to do the "RIGHT" thing before sleep to make sure i have ample rest. My hectic schedule comprises of work, social, dating plus exercising in the wee morning through the night. So, some days I have to repay my debt of not sleeping a good 7-8 hours. </p>

So here are some tips you can consider doing or following.

Since working in Singapore is UBER SUPER Hectic. I hope this helps putting you back on track to sleeping right and gives you a positive mind and a healthy body.

<p> Its a good read!
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Peace & Joy from BelleStyle Family!

By Heather Krako · November 25, 2012 · 0 Comments ·
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BelleStyle's Venice Pizza Recipe

By Heather Krako · November 1, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

BelleStyle's Venice Pizza

Get the taste of Italy right in your own oven with our latest Venice Pizza recipe.  You can add oyster mushrooms for added flair!


You will need:

1 round flatbread dough (usually found in speicalty markets)

4 large heirloom tomatoes

ricotta cheese


Parmsean cheese grated

Pericino cheese

Feta Cheese

1/2c shredded mozerella

1/4 c. fresh parsley

Dried basil

Extra vigin olive oil

garlic powder

sea salt

ground black pepper

1/2c. oyster mushrooms (optional)


Lay out flatebrad on a round pan.  Sprinkle with olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, dried basil.  Cut tomatoes in thinly sliced circles and arrange them on the dough in a spiral motion until all the flatbread is covered with tomatoes but do not overlap the tomatoes.  

If you want to add the oyster mushrooms, now is the time to add the thinly cut mushrooms on top oif the tomatoes.

With a small spoon, scoop out small round balls of ricotta and place them evenly around the pizza, but do not overlap. Add fresh parsley.

Add shaved fontina, and pericino cheese.  Sprinkle lightly with Feta, then add evenly the shredded mozerella.

Sprinkle once more with olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper.

Please in oven at 400* until golden brown.

Cut and enjoy with one of our cleanse salads!

For questions, plese email info@bellestyle.com

Enjoy! Please tag your pictures with @bellestyle xoxo



BelleStyle's Venice Pizza

You can any kind of mushroom, we suggest oyster but portobella, and shitake work well also!

Pull out of the oven when it's golden brown on top. 

Autumn Kale Cleanse Salad

By Heather Krako · November 1, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Autumn Kale Cleanse Salad

What you will need:

1 bunch of Kale (cut thin)

1 Butternut squash

1 shallot

1/4c. Aged goat cheese (shaved)- usually French see Real Simple...here

1/4c. toasted hazelnuts

1/4c fresh parsley

1/4c. extra virgin olive oil

1 Lemon

Sea Salt

Cracked black pepper


Dice the butternut squash and put in a bowl.  Add olive oil, sea salt, and pepper and fold gently.  Pleace on a flat cookie sheet and bake at 350* until golden brown.  Set aside to cool.  In a large bowl add Kale, shallots, toasted hazelnuts, and parsely.  Fold in the butterneut squash be carful not to mush the squash.  Add olive oil, lemon juice and shaved goat cheese. Toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  For questions, please email info@bellestyle.com. Enjoy! 

FRESH the movie Take a Look!

By Heather Krako · November 1, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

"FRESH began as a grassroots effort for a grassroots movement, and it’s been tremendously exciting to see the movie spread like wildfire. Within a month of our launch in April 2009, we received over 20,000 visitors and hundreds of screenings were organized. Today, FRESH is a community of over 100,000 advocates for healthier, more sustainable food, a film that’s used all over the world as a platform to raise awareness and connect people to solutions in their community. But that’s not good enough.

We want to make fresh food on every plate the norm, not the exception. We want to reach 1 million people: gardeners, doctors, politicians, teachers, eaters. Not just because that would be a nice boost to our ego (mine especially!), but because we believe that FRESH can truly help get us to a tipping point, when sustainable food will no longer be just a niche market.

Please support us by watching the movie, sharing it with a friend, and taking action in your own life. Help us reach 1 million people (to start with that is). Share your story and join us on Facebook & Twitter.

Together, we’re taking back our food system.

Ana Joanes & The FRESH Team"

At BelleStyle we feel very strongly about fresh food.  All of our recipes are created with organic food that either we grow or bought locally from small grocers like Global Foods.  We compost and are 100% recycleable capacity, meaning at BelleStyle Midwest Showroom, we throw away NO TRASH.  Join US Today. 

BelleStyle's Palisades Cleanse Salad Recipe

By Heather Krako · November 1, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Palisades Cleanse Salad

We don't want to wait for our next "cleanse" to actually cleanse our body nutritionally.  Eating healthy is a daily choice and one that does not have to be boring or without taste.  Fresh herbs and the combination of adding a rainbow of foods help us continually create new fresh ideas when it comes to our cleanse salads.  Introducing our all new Palisades Cleanse Salad!  This recipe was inspired by our great aunt Phyliss Korn Zatzick.  Thank you Aunt Phyliss! 


Palisades Cleanse Salad

You will need:

1/2 Purple Cabbage (one half shredded as thin as you can)

3-4 stalks of Kale (cut as thin as you can)

1 lemon

1 jicama (peeled and diced as small as you can about one cup)

1 carrot (shredded or peeled long ways)

1 red pepper (diced)

3 green onions (thinly sliced)

1/2 c. golden flax seeds

1/2 cauliflower (diced as small as you can)

1 c. fresh parsley (cut thin)

1/4-1/2c. extra virgin olive oil

1/4 c. rice vinegar

sea salt (to taste)

ground black pepper (to taste)



Rinse, cut and dice all ingredients listed about.  In a large wood bowl (the larger the better for mixing) add: kale, purple cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, jicama, red pepper, green onions, parsley, flax seeds and lemon juice.  Add olive oil, rice vinegar, sea salt and black pepper and slowly toss all ingredients until every part of the salad is covered.  Add more sea salt and pepper to taste.

Please note that this salad will last up to 6 days in your refrigerator but might need to be re-dressed.  All these ingredients are in their uncooked form to give you the highest value of nutrition possible.  Heart Healthy recipe.  Please email any questions to: info@bellestyle.com  Enjoy! xoxo


Palisades Cleanse Salad

Pair the Palisades salad with our Coconut Almond Shrimp for a delicious lightweight low carb meal that fils you up without making you feel full.

BelleStyle Music: Justin Bieber As Long AS You Love Me ft. Big Sean

By Heather Krako · October 19, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

BelleStyle Music: Katy Perry Wide Awake

By Heather Krako · October 18, 2012 · 0 Comments ·
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BelleStyle Music: Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

By Heather Krako · October 17, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

BelleStyle Music: Justin Bieber Beauty and a Beat ft. Nicki Minaj

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BelleStyle Recipe: Cali-Tai Cleanse Noodle Salad

By Heather Krako · September 27, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Cali-Tai Cleanse salad

BelleStyle's Cali-Tai Cleanse Salad

You will need:

1 head of Napa cabbage

1 red onion (diced)

1/2 cup American or French feta chesse (diced)

1 Italian sweet red pepper

1 can of chic peas (rinsed, drained)

1/4 cup of golden flax seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup of tai noodles (cooked for 4 minutes al dente)

1/2 cup fresh parsley

2-4 picnches of OMG herbs mixture

1 lemon

sea salt (to taste)

fresh cracked pepper (to taste)

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup rice vinegar

What's a party without a homemade cleanse salad that your guest will gladly eat and not feel guilty about?  Try this fresh, light and year round recipe as a welcome addition to any themed party.  Its fast to prep about 30 minutes, and the napa cabbage keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days (if there's ever any left!)  Cabbage is a natural cleanse, but adding the flax and sunflower seeds really helps this dish be heart healthy and waist line ready.

Prep all ingredients, clean, dice and cut as small as you like.  The smaller cut the better, it makes the presentation beautiful all the different colors in the dish.

Add cabbage, onion, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, italian red pepper, parsely, chic peas, feta, herbs and noodles on top.  Add olive oil, rice vinegar, sea salt and pepper and toss well.  Add lemon to taste at end for a fresh zing! Toss and serve.


Store in air tight container for up to 4 days.  Can prep up to 8 hours before.  For any questions please email us at: info@bellestyle.com.  Please leave comments and pictures below of your success stories!  Thank you for trying BelleStyle Recipes! xoxo

Bon Iver - Towers (Official Music Video)

By Heather Krako · August 29, 2012 · 0 Comments ·
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Oma's Memoir

By Heather Krako · July 2, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Oma's Memoir: For Her Grandchildren By Phyliss Korn Zatzich 

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Sara Korn

As I enter my 80th year of life, I realize that I am your only connection with the 19th and 20th centuries. If your other grandparents decide to tell you about their families, then you’ll have more than one look at your ancestors.

Both my mother and father were born in the last years of the 19th century. My mother came from Bialystock (a city in Poland) and my father came from Galicia (a town in Austria. (I really don’t know where that is and I won’t have much to say about my dad’s early life, because, he never talked about it to me. I was very young when my parents divorced and he died before we could become friends (like parents and kids do today).


My mother was born into a family where her father Taudrus was a brilliant Talmudic scholar. This is very important in Jewish families. Learning is more important than anything else. And my grandfather was a very learned man.

There were six children, five daughters and one son. I’m going to tell you in detail about them because it’s so interesting to hear how people who lived in a shetel (a ghetto) organized their lives, and some of the things that happened to them.

They were a poor family, and I really don’t know how they made a living (a term for not going hungry) but I do know that Friday night Shabbas dinner was the most important night of the week. They had challah, and wine (kids had grape juice) chicken, and said all the Friday night prayers. The whole family was together…and often other families joined them. My mother remembered those nights as very special as well as the other wonderful holidays. It meant a family who didn’t have much…were together to celebrate with other families and friends.

I’m going to tell you about each of the sisters and their young brother because their stories are so interesting. It tells you about the early 20th century and how your relatives lived such different lives from you. I was told these stories by my mother and other family members…and we’re lucky. How else would I be able to tell you about them.

My Auntie Rochel (rose) was the oldest (first born) and she was very beautiful.

There was much happening before the Russian revolution, and she belonged to a controversial cell (they wanted to change the way the world was and remove the Czar of Russia). She fell in love with a man named Maxim Litvinov. If you ever study 20th century history, he was very powerful in the Russian government…a very famous man.

If you remember, I said my grandfather was a very religious man and a great scholar. He forbad my Auntie Rochel to marry this man and forced her to marry a Talmudic Scholar.

When they came to the United States, he became an Atheist   . (very non-religious) and

never studied or cared about religion. My poor aunt spent the rest of her life living with a man she didn’t love.


What I remember about him was that he had one missing finger, which he lost while working as a carpenter or plumber.  I don’t remember how it happened but it was something for a little girl to see.

No one explained anything about it to me….isn’t it different today when you can ask about anything at any time…and you’ll almost always get an answer.

Next I’ll tell you about the order of age and marriage in a traditional Jewish family from the Ghetto. My mom had four other sisters and she was the youngest. But when the Russian Cossacks stormed into their village to kill and hurt the Jews…one of the warriers hit my Aunte Adel (Ida) on the head. From that time one she was rather slow; maybe described as retarded…think about your Uncle Stuart and you’ll understand.

From then on she was known as the baby and my mother couldn’t marry until Auntie Adel (Ida) did. Her sisters found her a husband in the United States.

But first, my poor Uncle Everimal. ( Uncle Abe). He really was the baby, and not too smart. He didn’t have the make up to be a Talmudic Scholar (as was his father). So when the family broke up…and he was on his way to America…he was starving at the back door of a restaurant. The owner took pity on him and fed him, bit,only if he would marry his daughter. Well, that’s how Uncle Abe and Little Auntie Gertie got married. And all the sisters brought them to the United States. She was called little Autie Gertie because she was petit and now there were two Gerties.


My Aunti Dora (Draverie) and Auntie Gertie(Gurnchi) married to brothers…Isaael and Mendel.   The reason I tell you their real names…is because that’s how I knew them. Once they came to the US, they all lived in Detroit, Michigan. When the two sisters became prosperous…they sent for the remaining sisters and their little brother.

Now, I’ll tell you about your Great Grandmother…Sarah Kaplan Korn.

Imagine yourselves, being about 15 years old…leaving the only family you’ve ever known, going on a giant steamship…to a place where you don’t know the language.

My mother knew no English, but she could read and write Yiddish, understand and maybe even speak Polish and Russian.

(I know in our home we had books in Russian that My Mother read).

When she came to New York City,( remember, this was a very little girl who never was out of the Ghetto before)…family in New York sent her to Detroit, where her family was

In 1917, she married my dad, Sam and they built a life (three children) and a very successful business together

They were a complete family without me…my mother wanted a little baby very much so finally after ten years…when her other family , my sister and two brothers were almost grown up…she had me.

 My mother was the brains of the outfit and my dad was the charming salesman. When the depression came to the US…my family was rich because of how my mother ran the business. She paid for all the merchandise in cash so she didn’t have any debts.

My sister was the only person in the family to go to the University of Michigan because her dad could afford it. Everyone else was so poor that my sister’s roommate was the daughter of a member of the Purple Gang. That was the Jewish Mafia in Detroit.

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From left to right, Monte Korn, Belua Korn, Sara Korn, Sam Korn, Robert Korn

I’m almost through, kids, but there are some memories that I treasure….and I want to share them with you.

One was all the holidays…when all the sisters came together to COOK. Everything was from scratch…and all the traditional dishes from the Ghetto…were made. Matzha balls, Gifelte Fish…kreplahs, stuffed kishke and on and on….

And last and most important…the family picnics. Remember we all lived in the same community within a few blocks of each other. Each car was filled with family and food.

The kids were roughly the same age and were very good friends.

They were one giant family. …and they loved, respected and in so many ways took care of each other. If there was trouble, they helped each other any way they could.

My father’s brother Israel, his wife Rochel (another Rachel) and their two daughters…Onnie and Lanie were stuck in Hitler’s Germany. In 1934, my parents paid for and sponsored them to come to us.  That’s when I learned to speak and understand German.It was so much fun to watch my Tante Rochel make noodle from scratch.

Those were wonderful memories too…except that my poor uncle had been in a concentration camp (even though he was a WWI hero.) He would sit quietly in one room and if he saw my dolls, he would fall apart..

I never understood what seeing the dolls did to him but it was terrible.

Next, were the tragedies My cousins Paul (a beautiful person and fine artist) and my cousin Sidney, who died in the second world war.

I never got to know them at all because I was so young when the war happened

I have closed my memories to all of you by reporting some events of the 30’s and 40’ that most of you will be studying. …probably in college. But by hearing about it from a person who was there, YOUR OMA, they may be, meaningful to you. These may be more than just historical facts to study before an exam.

So that is the story of your relatives who came to this country in the early years of the 20th century. I hope that when you study these events they will come off the pages for you. Your family was part of that history.

This is the end of my tale, because you all know about me today…I’m your oma who loves to cook for you, give you presents…. and be with you whenever we can be together..

Mama Sara

"Mama Sara" Korn

Editor's Note:  This history is written by Phyliss Korn Zatzich, youngerst daugher of Sara Kaplan Korn and yougest sister of Beula Korn Moss, Monte Korn, and Robert Korn.  A special thanks to our Great Aunt Phyliss Zatzich for sharing this with us.  We love you. 


By Heather Krako · May 23, 2012 · 0 Comments ·
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Mother's Day Bakers Shoes Shoot!

By Heather Krako · April 10, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

The girls and I shot for Bakers Shoes yesterday for Mother's Day!  Look out for us in your local store window.  Thanks Bakers Shoes for making us smile:)  Happy Mother's Day everyday to all you Beautiful  Mothers out there worldwide.


Protect IP Act Breaks the Internet

By Heather Krako · January 18, 2012 · 0 Comments ·


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BelleStyle KIDS! Our new look coming this January!

By Heather Krako · January 4, 2012 · 0 Comments ·
BelleStyle KIDS!  Our new look coming this January!
Our BelleStyle Kids! "Fancy Macy" line is launching this January in full force! Get ready to see new ECO bangles for girls, organic cotton and silk necklaces and lots of fun, real kids jewelry your girls will love forever! Each piece is Made in USA of naturally dyed stones and supreme recycled, eco, and organic materials. Only the best for our babies here:) For more information on our BelleStyle Kids! "Fancy Macy" Collection for Spring 2012, please email us at: info@bellestyle.com

Heart Caston Ballet

By Heather Krako · September 23, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Caston Ballet

Maddie made it on the homepage of Caston Ballet website!   Can you find her?  Hint: She's got wings.

Caston Ballet is a beautiful company that is known for teaching

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supermodel Karlie Kloss and many other talented dancers in the ST. Louis area of Webster Groves.

This summer, Maddie performed in the "Trip to Neverland" production with the Caston company and it was a great show.  For more information on Caston Ballet, click here...


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Old Family Photos (part 2)

By Heather Krako · September 14, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Grandma Josephine (Grandma Jo) Strubhart, in her own designs.

"Imperfection is beauty,

madness is genius,

and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous

than absolutely boring." Marilyn Monroe

My Grandfather, Ray Pieper (far right) as a young man entering the Navy. With his father, Frank Pieper and his grandfather Thaddeus Pieper.


Great Grandmother Jo, and Great Grandfather Sebastian Strubhart.  My great grandmother was a designer.  She made dresses and my mother has her old sewing machine and bodice to this day.  My grandmother, Betty-May Strubhart would go to school everyday in beautiful clothes that her mother had designed from old fabric or left over material from her work.  All the kids would think she was rich from her clothes, eventhough they were not.

My great-great grandparents, Anna and Thaddeus Pieper.  Americana Style.

Coastal Interior Design Inspiration

By Heather Krako · September 12, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Coastal design can be modern, shabby chic, or country, it's all in the details.  But year round, coastal interior design inpires us to create a more sustainable, efficient and beautiful living space through each season, where ever you live on our mother earth.  Take a look at these pictures that inspirie us at BelleStyle!  For more ideas on how to create a better DIY room check out, theinspiredroom.com

vintage accents...

pop of color...

bohemien animal...

shabby cafe...

crisp laundry....

mint and dark wood!

navy blue...

modern chadelier...

coastal chic style...

BelleStyle Health: Sexy Shoulder Yoga with Tara Stiles

By Heather Krako · August 4, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Here is a great video that helps me with my bad wrists easing my breath deep and strong.  Get sexy shoulders and do this when you feel comfortable:)

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Morgan-Rose turns 4 Years Old!

By Heather Krako · July 31, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

morgan is 4

Happy Birthday Morgan-Rose Marie Matthews!  July 30, 2011 She turned four and together with four other young Cake Bosses in the making, we created the most amazing "Under the Sea" Castle Cake fit for Ariel, Flounder and all her fellow mermaids!

Our five professional child decorators: Maddie, Zoe, Macy, Morgan, and Lily worked diligently painting icing on cones with selected sprinkle toppings and iced a leaning castle cake full of blue, green, pink, and purple icing!  The Cake Bosses finished the creation with Starburts, jelly fish, lemon drops, and jelly beans to create the appearence of the cake being under the water.

Great job girls!

morgan's cake

Morgan-Rose Happy 4th birthday beautiful girl!!!

Cake Bosses from left to right: Zoe, Maddie, Macy, Morgan and Lily (not pictured)


Intermission from cake decorating with some water ballooons!


Maddie-Ann is 7.


Morgan-Rose is 6.


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