Monday, November 28, 2011

Pug Luv in Fashion

Here is a fun post after a busy holiday weekend. You all know how much I love my pugs, so I searched for pugs in fashion for this "Oh how cute" post. Going to try really hard this week to blog, but just thinking about everything I need to get done for Christmas already tells me that there will not be much free time for blogging. I did finally decorate yesterday, so I will post some pics of my mantel soon. In the meantime, get some mantel inspiration from last year here & enjoy these cuties :)

{via Pinterest, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, NYmag.}



Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving To You All...

I am stuffed. Had two very delicious thanksgiving was Lebanese and the other good ol' southern BBQ ribs and chicken from Lucille's restaurant. That's right, no turkey for us. We actually got too lazy and the thought of making a turkey with all of the fixings just sounded like a drag haha. But turkey or not, I am super grateful to spend this holiday with the ones I love the most...and that is special. I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving day. Anyone else watching A Very Gaga Thanksgiving in their stretchy pants (or unbuttoned pants)? Love Lady Gaga.

And I am off to work tomorrow too...blah!



Monday, November 21, 2011

Loving This Week...

Wow, it is officially Thanksgiving week. Yikes. And Christmas is right around the corner. Anybody shopping on Black Friday?? Not I. I hate crowds when shopping..I will actually be working. Blah! Anyway, Here are a few things I am totally loving this week.

Gorgeous boots, die for this color. Via the beautiful
5 Inch and Up Blog.

Gorgeous bright colors for this gloomy weather...and chunky sweaters. Love. Via my new favorite fashion blog Atlantic-Pacific.

And I also just discovered Odette New York....I want every piece of jewelry from here. So unique and delicate. These rings together are perfection. My hunt for them is in full effect (yay, found several stores in L.A.) Check out Jennifer's blog.

And I want these to put all of my jewelry from above in. Aren't these gorgeous. Love this idea. Via Martha Stewart :-)

Lastly, I am really getting into the holiday spirit and I am officially on -Lets make holiday treats- mode. I have a list of goodies I want to stay tuned. Via BHG.

What are you loving?



Sunday, November 20, 2011

I love Emily!

Last night I caught up on once of my favorite shows....Secrets from a Stylist with the wonderfully funky Emily Henderson. Man do I love her's so fun-ky and vintage but modern...and it's just plain COOL!! I like recording it because then I can fast forward all of the mumbo jumbo diagnostic sh-stuff and get right to the good part...the AFTERS. I also love to hear where she shops here in a L.A. Lots of good shopping pointers. Th amazing part (and what I love the most) is that she shops a lot at flea markets and purchases old furniture and gives them a make over. I love this.

Here are a few (there are so many more) afters that I am loving.

The "Graphic Novel Antique Geek Chic."
Yes, those are little people on that wall about starting to go a little "mental" after a few nights sleeping here. I think all those little people would start talking to me...but I love it. It's all so perfectly done. Go Em!!

The "Retro Polynesian Kitsch." Saw this episode yesterday...WOW!!! Didn't think I would like it when I saw them bring in that ginormous RED vinyl sofa thingy...but wow, I'm in love with it.

And the gold wallpaper is perfect with the red. The other walls in the house were painted a solid gold and look very very cool. I think the paint is by Martha Stewart.

The "Funky Elegance." *Gasp* I want to live here. This room is so beautiful and girly and pink, but yet so very grown up.

The "California Cool." Hello, isn't everything California, Cool? Haha. This space is very California in that it's very laid back and relaxed. Well, maybe not L.A. laid back and relaxed...we all know we are always on the go. Maybe more like Malibu laid back. Doesn't this space look so cozy?

The "I can't remember the name of the style for this space" sorry (someone help with this one). It's one of my favorite spaces Emily has done (yeah I know, and I can't remember the name). It's so elegant and funky with antiques in the mix, but also modern. The sofa is incredible. It was this yucky mustard velvet looking gross thing and look at it now. Must have cost a fortune to re-upholster.

The "Bohemian Flower Child." Also one of my favorite spaces...and families too (they are gorgeous). The sofa is to die for and that rustic table...oh my! Perfect color pallate.

The "Eclectic Artsy Odyssey." Doesn't that chair look so comfortable. And the all-over wall paper, you would think it would be overwhelming, but it looks perfect.

The "Exotic Contemporary Comfort." How beautifully is that collection of baskets displayed? I love how this space looks very worldly...and of course, well exotic. The browns make for a perfect masculine space.

And there you have it...some beautiful rooms, some great ideas, all Emily Henderson.
Check out Emily's blog here for more on her show and the amazing spaces that she creates. And if you are in the L.A. area, you can also enter to be in the show :-)

{All photos "stolen" from Emily's blog;-)}

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend (rainy Sunday here)



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Weekend

Happy Saturday. Had to work early this morning, so feeling pretty tired right about now. Would love to cozy up with my pugs in my warm PJ's and a vanilla latte reading a good book right in between all of these pillows.

But instead I am going to cozy it up with about a dozen or more pugs at the new Pug Nation of L.A. shelter opening event. Excited to see all of the pugs and hopefully get some pugs a new loving home (wish I could bring some home with me).

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.



Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Table Setting Inspiration

I can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Please slow down two thousand eleven. Here are a few photos to inspire your Thanksgiving table setting.

{via Jenny Steffens, The Enchanted Home, Martha Stewart, Pure Style Home, BHG}

Happy Week!



Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Saturday Night

Today was a very gloomy and rainy day so it was pretty laid back. We were suppose to have headed down to Laguna Beach to meet up with close friends who recently got married in Italy (oh how dreamy, right?). My girlfriend wants to "ruin" her wedding dress, you know, get in the water with it and have me capture photos of them. But instead, we went to Starbucks and then headed home to watch the big boxing fight. But I got a little restless and needed to do something to keep me I decided to start painting :-) Here is what I did on my Saturday night.

Rorschach style painting on 2 canvas.

Then I couldn't stop. ha.ha. I think these will be going in my office framed.

These mini projects were so much fun and easy. I will post as soon as I get these framed and up.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.



Thursday, November 10, 2011

Amber's Awesome Home {HEAVEN}

I am sure many of you have seen this already, but for those of you who haven't, you are in for a treat. Amber Lewis from Amber Interior Designs and her LOVELY home were featured over at Glitter Guide a couple of weeks ago. Amber is one of my favorite designers and blogger, I admire her sense of style and creativity. I love everything she does, she is gorgeous, and oh so very cool. Her home is just my the bright pops of color against all the white and the modern with the vintage. It's perfection. Here are only some of the photos.

{Photos by Jesse Webster}

Check out the rest of her perfect home and all of the details over at Glitter will love it. Guaranteed. If you don't, then screw you...jk, no, but really, I really think you will love it.



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fun Holiday Swap

Flights of Whimsy is hosting it's 3rd annual Handmade Holiday Gift Swap. It sounds like tons of fun and I can't wait to create something fun for someone. Check out Flights of Whimsy for all of the details on how you can be part of this too :-) Join in the fun...I am.

{photo borrowed from Flights of Whimsy}



Monday, November 7, 2011

Villa Blanca...and Neutral Decor

Today's post was inspired by my dinner at Villa Blanca this past weekend. Villa Blanca is probably the most beautiful restaurant I have been to...and very very tasty. The decor is unbelievably gorgeous, elegant, and chic.

Natural elements, like wood and metals (and of course fresh flowers), can be seen throughout.

Tons of pillows make this restaurant oh so very cozy.

Beautiful altar with burning Angelic.

AND now...

Whites+off whites+greys+browns+silver = beautiful neutral spaces. Enjoy!

{via Villa Blanca, Elle Decor, Reason to Breathe blog, the Decorista, Cocokelly, Veranda, Pinterest, and Giannetti Home}

Oh, by the way, dishes I recommend...the super delish grilled salmon salad, the juicy Villa Blanca burger, the seafood paella (packed with seafood), the crispy calamari, and you MUST try the lobster crisps (soooo delicious)...and my friend loved the seared ahi tuna. So, if you are in the L.A. area, put this restaurant on your list of places to go to. Planning my next dinner there already :-)

Happy Week