Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wrapped in Warmth

Harper's Bazaar, November 2010

Bobbi Brown.

I tend to wear the same make-up, pretty much all the time. But, I came across these pallets from Bobbi Brown and immediately added them to my wish list. They have great gift sets-- from the Mulit-Tasker to the Jetsetter, there is something available for all make-up tastes. Check them all out, HERE.

Monday, November 29, 2010

In love with...

Kate and Andy Spade's Apartment.

Images compliments of The Selby and Sacramento Street

All that Sparkles...

I have a serious love for wearing rings! It actually bothers me when I'm not wearing one. I am currently lusting after these rings from Neiman's right now: MCL by Matthew Campbell (Black Sapphire,) the Marc by Marc Jacobs New Year's Ball cocktail ring, and Miriam Salat's bubble ring. There is something about the holidays and a great cocktail ring that seem to fit perfectly together.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Growing Wings"

I bought the book, Growing Wings a few years ago for my girlfriends as Christmas presents and I loved it so much, I also bought one for myself. I found it this morning tucked away in my bookshelves and with the distinct urge to look at it, I took it down and began reading...
It was as if I was looking at it for the first time. Even though, I was drawn to it several years ago, it didn't resonate then as it does now. The book is full of illustrations by Kristen Jongen and her writing speaks to a person who is going through or who has gone through a "healing process."

As humans, I think we all go through things... and then we often carry them around. We can identify these things as our "stories," "pasts," "pains..." -- It's all the same.

"Growing Wings," is about letting go...
Letting go of the "story", letting go of the pain, and becoming vulnerable again.

Jongen's work can be found in Denver, Colorado at the Artisan Center and in many other cities. I actually didn't know that I had been looking at her artwork there for years, until today when I finally put the pieces together.
Visit online, HERE at Soul Soup if you are interested in her work!

A quote:
Most profound...was discovering that the anchor she had been clinging to so tightly also yielded the rope that bound her feet to the floor in what appeared to be a desperate loss of security....the cord was cut revealing her defining truth
She had wings...and was always intended to fly......

Friendships: Mirrors of Love

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for so many things... I can't even begin to name them all. I am very grateful to my wonderful readers and people who stumble across this blog!

If anyone is making a turkey, here is a recipe from Cooking Light that looks yummy... Of course I am not in charge of cooking any of our traditional Thanksgiving dishes-- my family would starve!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A little apartment inspiration

I Love this Brooklyn apartment.
It has the perfect mix of colors and patterns.
I keep trying to think of ways to make my apartment design a little more creative-- maybe this will serve as some inspiration.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday.

image via A Cup of JO as seen on Design*Sponge

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

For love of photography...

I have never been a great photographer. Try as I might, it seems to be a gift that I simply do not have... which is why when I come across really wonderful images I am somehow struck by them.
Kate LeSueur is a photograher here in Houston and I recently checked out her website as well as her two blogs: the.bee's.knees and Just Call Me Suzie. I love the creativity and her recipes!!

All I need to do is take cooking lessons and I'll be good to go...
But in the meantime... check out her photography website: here!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Magic in a Bottle

Kiss My Face C The Change Ester C Serum is magic. I have been using it for a month, putting it on at night and in the morning. I never really see differences with wrinkle creams or lotions, but there is something about this serum that makes the skin look refreshed and rejuvenated. Apparently, this effect is due to the plant oils in the serum.
-Ester C actually stimulates collagen production and regenerates skin damage
-Lemongrass is refreshing skin balancer
-Rose Hips help with anti-aging

You can find the serum at Whole Foods or you can order it, Here.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I love everything about these photos... from her Ray Bans to her nail polish! And those shoes...

via Vanessa Jackman

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Adorable Stationary

I came across these today and had to share. I love great stationary, note cards, invites.
LaBelleVie design offers everything from bridesmaid invitations to Christmas cards...
You MUST check out how cute these are! Click HERE to see more!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Friday!!

images via studded hearts
The weekend is almost here!

Sorry for the missed post yesterday... It has been busy, busy lately!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Flush

Michael Kors Fall 2010, style.com

I love a little flush. Lancome's Shimmer Coral Sunset gives the perfect amount of color for fall.

Friday, November 5, 2010

{Happy} Friday!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I ran into my cousin at a party on Wednesday and we didn't know we lived in the same city! Isn't it funny when things like that happen? I felt like I was in the twilight zone when I saw him...
Anyway, We are going to get together this weekend and I can't wait!

I hope you all have a great weekend.
Much Love!

P.S. Here's a great quote, in case you missed:
Glittering Eyes...

So Cute.

I love Rachel Bilson. She looks cute all the time... no matter if she is dressed up or down.

via Fashiontidbits

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Rustic Wedding with A Vintage Feel

When I see pictures from an intimate wedding, I automatically love it. This New England wedding is whimsical and romantic with a gorgeous setting. I loved the pictures of the pies and beer!
If I ever get married, there will be plenty of pie and lots of good beer!

The photos were done by Grazier Photography- The husband and wife team offer great Green wedding packages and are willing to travel!
To see more images, Click HERE.

via style me pretty