Monday, December 26, 2011

Wishing you a beautiful New Year

I hope your holiday was full of love, warmth, lazy mornings and cozy afternoons.  Mine was filled with coffee galore, lots of family time, twinkling lights and delicious food and wine.  Here are a few lovely photographs to help transition you into 2012.  Wishing you a beautiful New Year. 

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Holidays!

This gorgeous photo certainly put me in the holiday spirit.  I simply love Marchesa and specifically Georgina Chapman.  If you have somewhere ultra-glam to go to for the holidays, look to them for inspiration.  I hope everyone has completed their holiday shopping...and if you haven't here are a few lovely links for you to enjoy. 

This darling letterpress calendar will certainly brighten up anyone's New Year
Kiehls has the most amazing gift collection including this little bit of luxury
This Michael Kors rose gold plated watch will keep you on time and stylish
Who doesn't love a monogrammed cocktail shaker?
Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook has the ultimate delectable desserts
The man in your life need new shades?  These ultra cool aviators will definitely do the trick.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Hair Inspiration

Whether soft and sultry or chic and sleek, these romantic and whimsical hairstyles are the perfect finishing touch to your holiday look.  There is something about an updo that instantly polishes your appearance adding femininity and elegance.  Whether an undone chignon, a french twist, or just a simple bun adorned with a bejeweled pin, these stylish dos will certainly add something special for a festive occasion.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Weekend!

This enchanting photograph of winter in Paris instantly put me in the holiday spirit. This captivating picture, is as inspiring as it is dreamy.  I hope it uplifts your spirits this Holiday Season!

Here are a few lovely links that I've enjoyed this weekend

I just love this incredibly soft lightweight striped scarf
Give these antique silver cheese knives to spruce up any cheese plate and excite any host
Rosebud Tube's are the perfect gloss and add a great subtle rosy hue
Relax in this luxuriously cozy and plush robe
Sip on this festive and bubbly Blood Orange French 75  
Set this fantasy-like candle centerpiece at your next holiday soiree

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dazzling Shoes

Shoes that sparkle are the perfect addition to any holiday ensemble.  These gorgeous dazzlers can be worn with your favorite party dress or can spruce up any pair of humdrum denim.  They have just the right balance of elegance and whimsy that instantly add a special touch to your outfit.

Vera Wang Lavender

Kate Spade

Glint Sandal

Christian Louboutin

or when you want to give your heels a break...
Steve Madden

Jimmy Choo

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Cocktails

Nothing says celebration more than these fun and festive cocktails.  Whether citrus infused, frothy and decadent,  or champagne drenched, these recipes {à la Martha Stewart} will surely liven up any winter's festivity.  These vibrant and flavorful libations are the perfect way to add to the spirit of the holidays and warm up to winter, Cheers!

Ginger Sparkler

Berry Little Cocktail 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

'Tis the Season for Gift Giving: Anthropologie Style

One of my absolute favorite places for fun and whimsical gifts is Anthropologie.  They have an array of fabulous items ranging from kitchenware, jewelry, luxury soaps, accessories galore and so much more.  Here some of my top picks for this Holiday Season.


This gorgeous Native-American-inspired scarf is the perfect warm, wool wraparound for winter.  This versatile scarf can be worn perfectly with a casual outfit including your favorite denim, comfortable tee and leather jacket.


These fun and funky monogrammed mugs are the perfect addition to any collection.  They are ideal for lazy days on the couch curled up with a good book sipping hot coffee, tea or cocoa. Their vibrant print will brighten up any bleak winter's day. 


This decadent candle is as luxurious as they come.  Comes in a variety of heavenly scents ranging from subtle and soft to potent and strong.   I received the French Vanilla Bourbon from a friend for my birthday and it is fabulous.  The attractive tin that the candle burns in blends in with any type of home decor and instantly adds panache to the room.


This printed cosmetic bag is perfect for storing your makeup brushes, favorite lipsticks or mini hair brush.  Ideal for on-the-go or just for your vanity.  Keep your organization stylish with this leather and cotton cosmetic bag. 


I absolutely love this darling ceramic owl canister.  It can hold your favorite cookies (or any baked goods), candies, or simply displayed for good looks on the counter.  Whomever receives this will surely find it a real hoot. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Nail Colors

Once the season begins to shift and the weather becomes a bit cooler and fall wear is practically part of your daily ensemble; I love all the options for fall nail polish.  My motto is, as long as the nails are manicured (and not too long), bold nails are a fun and great way to add style. 

Some of my all time fall favorites....

Wicked by Essie is vampy, dark rich hue that is absolutely perfect for fall

Chinchilly by Essie is more neutral as it is a sleek and subtle gray 
 Fishnet Stockings by Essie is romantic and opulent

Check out these celebs 

Eva Mendes vamps it up

Lady Gaga shimmers in gold

Dita Von Teese always rocks the red

Charlize Theron sports her nails in black

Whatever your go-to color may be for fall...embrace it and have fun!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cat-Eye Comeback

Cat-eye makeup has certainly been creeping back in to the mix.  Classics such as Sophia Loren and Bridget Bardot mastered the art of cat-eyes, however, many current celebs have been rocking the flirty and alluring eye.  Use your favorite liquid liner and thinly line the top line of your lashes with a liquid pen.  Flick ends up ever so slightly right after the edge of your eye.  Have makeup remover and Q-tips on hand to perfect the look. Be sure to keep the rest of your makeup subdued to offset the drama in your eyes.

Mila Kunis

Angelina Jolie

Diane Kruger

Anne Hathaway

Jessica Alba

Kate Moss

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stylish in Gray

The color gray has never been cooler.  It's monochromatic feel is understated, yet classic and goes with practically everything.  Whether adorned on tweed, a flared trouser, a slimming dress, or even a fitted jacket; gray will leave you feeling anything but dull. 

Michael Kors Fall runway suits are classic and clean

Gray looks great with other neutral colors like camel or navy, Phillim Lim

Zoe Saldana stuns in an understated cocktail dress

Elie Saab's dress' neutral aura exudes femininity and style

Kate Moss in a flirty frock

 Hermès coat is the perfect overcoat for fall