Sunday, February 28, 2010

Work Space

I need a change...my home office is boring, and well, sort of just thrown together. It has no color, its kind of cluttered, and no style. I am looking to re-vamp my office-and get more organized. I am not sure what colors or "theme" I would like to incorporate... So I went searching for some office space inspiration...

GLAMOUR


CLEAN


VINTAGE


FABULOUS


Which space do you like best?  And which one do you think I should choose as an "inspirational theme" for my office?

{images via: Domino, Instyle, Elle Decor}

Friday, February 26, 2010

Lavender Tea

Lavender is one of my all time favorite scents-especially in the cold winter months.  Nothing beats a hot lavender bath! And I love to slather on lavender scented creams to cure my dry skin (my favorite by L'occitane). It is such a calming scent, that I thought why not drink it? I have never had lavender tea, but after reading this recipe, it sounds wonderful, and I will defiantly give it a try!


Here are some benefits of Lavender tea:

  •  It may help alleviate depressive and migraine headaches.
  • Lavender tea, when applied topically, may help alleviate colds, cough, asthma, bronchitis and similar problems in the respiratory system.
  • Alleviates stress and reduces muscle tension
  • Lavender tea may help induce sweating and consequently reduce the body temperature during fever
Lavender Tea Recipe
{recipe via: Lavender Gardening}

1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers (English lavender)
1 tablespoon English Breakfast tea
a dash of fresh lemon
sugar or honey to taste

To prepare, pour two cups of boiling water over the tea leaves and lavender and allow to steep for five to ten minutes. Add lemon, strain, add sugar or honey to taste.



I can't believe it is Friday already-this week flew by! I am working this weekend, but hopefully I will have a chance to relax with a cup of tea (or wine). What is everyone doing for the weekend? 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Best Dressed-Kate Bosworth


You may be wondering why I changed my Style Icon series to Best Dressed? Well, after some thought I have come to the conclusion that calling someone an icon may be a bit misleading. With that said, this week's pick for Best Dressed is none other than the fabulously stylish-Kate Bosworth.



Ever since she burst onto the scene I have been admiring her vintage and elegant style. She is always perfectly polished at events, and comfortably chic around town.



This is the most perfect shade of powder blue to compliment her golden blond hair and two-tone blue eyes.



Spring into Style

Giuseppe Zanotti at ShopStyle

On another dreary, snowy, day here on the East Coast, I am dreaming of turquoise waters. I have started my "research" on what I will be wearing for S/S 2010, and today I thought I would share with you some of my delicious finds. Enjoy!

Jeffrey Campbell at ShopStyle

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Birthday Boy!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOOMERANIAN!!!

Today is Boomer's fourth birthday! We already gave him his birthday gift this weekend at the pet spa; he got "the works." He will be celebrating the day by lounging on the couch, eating milkbones, and chasing his tail. Tonight he will feast on his favorite meal...chicken and rice :) What a life!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Black Velvet, If You Please...




Nothing says luxury like black velvet. This dining room set is just spectacular! Not to mention the giant wall mirror and chandelier-I just looove this space!



I would love to dream in this bed-it looks so inviting... the wall details are amazing!



Adding black velvet in accents such as drapes (above) and pillows (below) give these rooms richness and warmth. 








Happy Monday, My Dears

How was everyone's weekend? What did everyone do?


Kevin and I went to the movies. I think the last time we went to see a movie in the theatre, they still had Drive-In's.  It is not like we don't like the theatre, we just always seem to wait for the movie to come out on dvd...
We saw Shutter Island- and all I am going to say is that it was super intense and very strange- but overall an excellent movie!
Did anyone else see it this weekend? What are your thoughts?

{image via: Sergio Leone}

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Quote of the Day


 If you are waking up today just thinking of the loooong week ahead of you- know, you are not alone. Winter blues are such a bummer. BUt just think of all of the things you are grateful for- and just think- Spring is right around the corner (I hope). Let's make this week a good one!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Soap Addict


I love love love handmade soap! There is just something about the natural look and feel of it. I stumbled upon this Etsy shop, The Soap Addict where they make their soaps using all natural and vegetarian ingredients.



Some other scents available include, Rosemary Mint, Lemongrass Green Tea, and Mint Chocolate. These soaps would make great hostess gifts, shower favors, or add them to overnight gift bags for wedding guests.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Brown and White


I just think there is something so rich and luxurious about the color combo of brown and white. I love the brown velvet couch paired with the unexpected  white pillows and lucite table.




What a lovely lovely headboard! I am totally obsessed with the fur throw blanket and zebra rug! These textures add depth to an otherwise blank slate.




This is a fabulous kitchen! There is my white marble counter top again! 




Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sending my Love and Thanks


I can't believe it's already been four months since I started writing this little blog! I just wanted to say "thank you" to all of my lovely readers. I am having so much fun sharing with all of you, all the things that make my heart smile. I encourage you to keep sending me e-mails and comments, I love to hear from all of you!

{image via: Grey likes Weddings}


Snow, Snow go away...


I am sooo over all this snow we have been getting here in the east coast...I am dreaming of sinking my toes into white sand beaches, warm waves crashing on my legs, and holding and ice cold margarita! How much longer do we have to wait for summer?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!




Ok, I DIED when I stumbled upon this Valentine's Day shoot by Simply Bloom. I can't stop starring at these drop dead gorgeous shots!



If you are loving these picks as much as I did- go check out the whole story, A Valentine Tale over at Simply Bloom.

Right now we are packing for our weekend getaway in NYC... I can't wait! We met in the city, got engaged in the city (we are going to the same restaurant tonight) and got married in the city- so it is our little Valentine's Day tradition to go back to wear to all started...

My lovely readers, what is everyone's Valentine's/weekend plans??

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Love of My Life...


I met my husband almost six years ago on a "blind date" and as soon as he got out of the car I said to myself, "this is the guy I am going to marry." I always said it was love at first sight...



                                      

I am so blessed to have someone who believes in me, and pushes me to reach for the stars, someone to laugh with, to cry with, my best friend, my soulmate...



Happy Valentine's Day baby, I love you.

{photos by Richard Jopson}

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Long Live the Queen


Certain people make a mark on this world that will live long after they do...one of those people Is Lee Alexander McQueen.  His designs were filled with controversy but none the less found their place in high fashion and celebrities alike. His death, a shock, comes days before he would debut his new collection at fashion week.

So tragic, so soon...



Style Icon- Emma Roberts



This week's pick for Style Icon is Emma Roberts-I looove how fresh and effortless her style is - not to mention she is only 19!



                       


 
      



    

How cute is she??




Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Be Mine...

                                      







Ok, I can't handle how gorgeous these pieces are! I looove to find stores and sites that carry designer's that you can't always find in stores...These are some of the most beautiful lingerie pieces that I have seen in a long long time!





From Top: pink bra and lace-up panty, Damaris; red lace bra and panty, Myla; ice white teddy, Eco- Boudoir; taupe bralette, Myla; black bodysuit, Brulee

all available at www.journelle.com

Kid At Heart


How cute are these printable Valentine's Day cards?! They are perfect for your kids to bring to school (are they still doing that) or for the kid at heart...

They are available for just $5 at The English Muffin Shop at Etsy.com


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Writing on the Walls!

{ image via Design is Mine }

Chalkboard paint!  Ahhh...what a wonderful idea! What a fun alternative to cork boards to keep your desk and calender organized...


{ image via My Sweet Savannah }

Love it on the pantry door - great for grocery lists...


{ image via Shelter }


{ image via Remodelista }

Every kid dreams of writing on the walls ( I still do!) Great way of keeping them occupied :)
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