The Recessionista & Shop Suey Partner to Bring You a Taste of Paris!

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Pictured: Recessionistas throughout history have enjoyed cooking at home while wearing a fashionable apron. Picture courtesy of The Recessionista Historical Museum

Lately, I have been spending alot more time in my kitchen at home. Why you may ask? Because I am living and cooking Recessionista style. Yes, dear readers, I have curtailed my love of dining out in order to strengthen my budget. I have also found that I really enjoy cooking. It relaxes me. The BFF has also gotten on board with this trend. He has cut back on our dinners out at our favorite French restaurant in Beverly Hills. And really, that is my own fault. After all, he now reads the blog and tells me he is trying to lead a “Recessionista lifestyle. ” So, in our current economic climate, we’ve been been tuning into the Barefoot Contessa more, taking recipes from the Hungry Bear blog and enjoying alot of the great entries from Epicurious. This winter season, I’ve been making Beef Bourguignon. Its a great way to use up all the red wine in the house that starts to go bad. With this delicious french stew, a cheap and cheerful bottle of vino plus some nice French bread, we can still dine like Parisians without leaving home. And there is nothing like a beautiful and stylish apron to make spending time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Below is an adorable Eiffel Tower print apron designed by City Girl Aprons and sold at the Shop Suey Boutique. After all, today’s Recessionista wants to cook in style. To help our readers get in that spirit, we are giving away this gorgeous Apron. Just subscribe to our newsletter by Feb. 5th to be entered into this apron giveaway.

Pictured: A Recessionista in the kitchen today wearing the Eiffel Tower City Girl Apron. Enter to WIN the Apron in our Giveaway.

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Pictured: The online Shop Suey Boutique

The apron comes to us from the adorable Shop Suey Boutique in Redlands, CA. Shop Suey is a great resource for Valentine’s shopping and fashion trends. The prices are extremely affordable. Check out their selection of Jewelry, Aprons, Handbags, Sunglasses and more! Click here to see the full selection of the fabulous City Girl Aprons. Order from Shop Suey by Feb. 1 using the code RECESSIONISTA and receive 20% off your order. Now that’s Recessionista shopping at its finest!


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. KT

    January 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Recessionista! Just before reading this, I actually was posting a new recipe about an inexpensive but stylish recipe – how appropriate! 🙂

    It’s a gorgonzola and walnut stuffed flank steak (, totally Recessionista-friendly right??

    Your blog is fantastic, as always…

    -KT / AHB

  2. MH

    January 29, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    KT, that looks ABSOLUTELY delicious!! Thank you for sharing. I hope you enter for the apron.
    I am going to try to make this over the weekend. I love your blog and all the pictures on it for guidance. I made the Squash Soup recently, it was heavenly.

  3. Ellen Hart

    January 31, 2009 at 1:24 am

    That’s a great apron! France and the kitchen! Great combination.

  4. Anonymous

    February 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    New reader, enjoying the first posts I’ve read, but must note that “a lot” is two words.