Home Decor

Entertaining Essentials

04.24.13

Entertaining your family and friends for a certain holiday, cheering on your favorite team, or just to enjoy each others company doesn’t need to be stressful, but does require some essentials.

entertaining essentials 1. Altuzarra Cocktail Set* // 2. C.Wonder Golden Chevron Glasses // 3. Polka Dot and Cheers! Coasters // 4. Stainless Steel Straws // 5. Pint Glass with Crown // 6. Vinturi Wine Aerator // 7. Wooden Muddler with Pouch // 8. Stainless Steel Bar Set // 9. Lemon Beverage Sticks

*the Altuzarra Cocktail Set was originally made available for the Neiman Marcus + Target Holiday Collection. Occasionally the full set or individual cocktail glasses will become available online. The C.Wonder chevron glasses are a great alternative!
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Blog / Style & Beauty

Candy Jar Nail Polish Display

04.23.13

An easy, inexpensive way to showcase your personality is through your nail polish. Yep, that’s right, people do notice your nail polish and it can say a lot about you! Whether you consider yourself “classic” and paint them red, “playful” and purple or opt for a fun design, just remember … it’s only temporary so have fun with it.

I have accumulated quite the collection and can’t quite seem to settle on a set location for them! They’ve been anywhere from inside the guest bathroom medicine cabinet, to being on display in my home office, in a glass candy jar and currently stored inside decorative trunks. My “OCD” tendencies tend to lean towards an option that has them stored away.
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Blog

4.20.13 Link Love Top 5

04.20.13

Link Love

heart icon  to & from, Spring Gift Guide came out this week and it doesn’t disappoint! Created by Meg Biram &  Katie Anderson, it is a thoughtfully curated collection of 142 pages of the perfect Mother’s Day, Graduation, Birthday, Wedding, etc gifts. It’s Amazing! Amazing!!!! (Psst … they do multiple versions throughout the year!)

to&from spring gift guide

As you can see …. I have plenty I want to give (& get) !! pic.twitter.com/GLSMDUhN6p

heart icon With my love of finding the perfect bar cart this week, Society Social makes you love bar carts &          everything pineapple!

heart icon Love this super cute way to style a basic tee.

heart icon What a lovely way to spruce up your basic notebook!
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Dear Mr. Postman Delivered…

04.18.13

Yesterday, I posted a teaser picture on my social media pages shortly after Dear Mr. Postman delivered me this beautiful Tacori box! Well now I finally want to share with you what Tacori so graciously gifted those of us that attended LuckyFABB!

tacori jewelry gift luckyfabb

tacori jewelry gift box And the unveil …

tacori jewelry silver stud earrings A pair of the Tacori ‘City Lights’ silver studs! An oversized, high-polished stud with beautiful detailing along the side make these a standout in my collection. Better yet … they were featured in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar!

tacori city lights silver studs

tacori city lights silver studs Again, thank you so much to Tacori for gifting these beautiful earrings. I love the unique detail along the side and will treasure them as a reminder of attending my first blogger’s conference!
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DIY

Flea Market Hunting : April

04.18.13

flea market finds

A few weeks ago when my parents were visiting, we headed out to the Ventura Flea Market to see what type of goodies we could find. I’ve only been to a flea market a few times and definitely appreciate the help of family to spot the “diamonds in the rough.”

flea market almost purchases A vintage table // 1930s Video Camera // Baubles Galore (none of these made it home with us)

Unfortunately, the rare occasion that southern California gets rain happened to be on this day and quite a few vendors packed up early to salvage their goods. None the less, we didn’t let a little rain stop us!
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Home Decor

The Hunt For Bar Carts

04.17.13

Inspired by the artistry of the hand crafted cocktail, our liquor cabinet quickly became stocked with a fine selection of options that’s worthy of being on display. Hence, the hunt for the perfect bar cart was developed to fulfill a need worthy of the delicious cocktails ready to be served.

the hunt for bar carts the 70’s gold trolly // the beckett // the devlin // the carr // the karl springer // the hayworth // the hampton // the wade

As a temporary solution, a Potterybarn tray table is in place but as you see … it’s simply too small for the space we have in mind.

bar tray setup

I just love The Hayworth by Society Social, but I’m also itching to do a DIY furniture painting project and the result could easily suffice as a functional “bar table.” We shall see, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted on whatever I decide to do because once it’s in place, then it’s time to stock it with fabulous glass and bar ware!
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Blog / Style & Beauty

Makeup My Day // The Face

04.16.13

Makeup My Day

What I love about makeup is that you can change it by mood, by time of day, by outfit, by event, etc. It truly is an extension of your personality and you deserve to let it shine! I would definitely say I was a “late bloomer” into the makeup world, but ever since I immersed myself in style and beauty magazines, the temptation to play with makeup was too great!

Let’s be honest though, makeup can be overwhelming … especially when you walk into a drugstore and see hundreds upon hundreds of options. I have kind of taken the liberty to be your guinea pig and have tried countless products and really have narrowed it down to my likes & dislikes (for my reasons of course). READ MORE

Style & Beauty

Makeup My Day | The Face

04.16.13

Makeup My Day

What I love about makeup is that you can change it by mood, by time of day, by outfit, by event, etc. It truly is an extension of your personality and you deserve to let it shine! I would definitely say I was a “late bloomer” into the makeup world, but ever since I immersed myself in style and beauty magazines, the temptation to play with makeup was too great!

Let’s be honest though, makeup can be overwhelming … especially when you walk into a drugstore and see hundreds upon hundreds of options. I have kind of taken the liberty to be your guinea pig and have tried countless products and really have narrowed it down to my likes & dislikes (for my reasons of course).
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