Home Page

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Outdoor Spaces--Just in time for the 4th!

Summer is here! Well, it's been here for awhile now, but it sure hasn't felt like it here in the Bay Area. The heat has been off and on, not to mention it rained the last two days. Such a buzz-kill!

However, it is finally warm and gorgeous--just in time for the 4th! Although I will be gone in Playa del Carmen for the holiday and next week, what better way to greet the warm weather and spirit of the holiday weekend than with stunning outdoor spaces?

Here are some of my favorite designs..the third is from the brilliant designs by Amber Interiors. She has a perfectly eclectic and bohemian design aesthetic which makes you feel as though you are always on vacation.

Cheers to celebrations and the beautiful outdoors!

images 1,2,4 from the beautiful my paradissi, 3 via amber interiors, 5 via high gloss magazine

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hello again! + Beautiful Buns...

Hello my friends--so sorry for being a tad MIA lately! Things have been ca-raazy recently with work and my personal life, but don't worry, everything is well...just a little hectic!

I am super excited to go on our Playa del Carmen and Mayan Riviera Vacay in less than a week! I have been packing little by little and my anticipation is building...

One question that obviously came to my mind when planning for the extremely hot and humid forecast was what am I going to do with my hair?? Well, answer solved: the beautiful twisted bun. There are so many gorgeous ways to pull back your hair now, yet this simple and sophisticated look has swept me off my feet. Braids were all the craze last year and this year it is ALL about pretty twists and buns. Done and done!

images via  this is glamorous

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Burning Red Hot

Although there is nothing new about this fiery color, it has repeatedly captured my attention as a must-have for my summer wardrobe. Whether it be a fabulous red pair of pants (which is on my shopping list), a pop of vibrant red color for the lips, a red Zara inspired skirt or a red hot clutch, the color simply adds the perfect pop for any Summer wardrobe.

The color has an especially fresh take when paired with natural palettes, although on the Spring and Summer runways, the color has been paired with other brights as well, which definitely add a fun & daring punch. However, my current obsession has to be this simply chic and classic combo: camel, black and red. I simply cannot get enough!

It's official--red is the new black. It can be paired with essentially any color and is the perfect accompaniment to these hot summer months.

1) zara summer 2011  2) jak & jil 3) Balenciaga Fall 2011 4) Proenza Shouler Fall 2011 5) emily from cupcakes and cashmere 6) gucci runway backstage via allure mag 7) zara summer 2011 
8) taylor from sterling style

Monday, June 20, 2011

Free People "Ode to Summer"

I hope everyone had a fabulous and relaxing weekend! It got quite warm here in the Bay Area, and although I was not lounging on the beach in a breezy Free People ensemble, I was laying out by the pool napping, reading and being incredibly lazy in the warm summer rays. It was the absolute perfect weekend--I hope yours was as well?

Although the new work week began (siiiigh), I hope this effortless Free People spread takes your mind to a reposed and incredibly eased state of mind. Have a beautiful and calming day, my friends!

images via Free People Ode to Summer Lookbook

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunset Entertaining

Summer is emblematic of outdoor lounging, patio parties and sunset-dining. I can't think of anything more pleasant than spending a Sunday outside sipping on an iced tea as I flip through my latest magazine.

I hope you get to enjoy beautiful weather and quality time outside on this Thursday!

images via house beautiful  last picture via coco+kelley

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Style Inspiration: Pops of Vibrant Color

Inspired by pops of bold color for summer...

and fabulously vibrant lips...

along with bright turquoise reminiscent of the summer sea...

and these colorful Burberry sunglasses bring the perfect pop...

Have a bright and wonderful Wednesday, everyone!!

images via: backstage fendi spring 2011via elle.com, fendi spring 2011 via style.com, bright pink lips, turquoise blue fendi spring 2011 via this is glamorous, burberry sunglasses via fashiongonerogue

Monday, June 13, 2011

Take me away Tuesdays...Palm Springs

Palm Springs Bound
I have been completely obsessed with Jettsetter recently and came across this amazing deal on a trip to the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs. Like Palm Springs as a whole, the hotel has a fabulous and lively 1930's glam and character to it (along with a long history of gangster and speakeasy times). The glittering colors of the vibrant Moroccan inspired rooms along with the scene at it's happening restaurant, the Purple Palms, the hotel is simply calling my name for a weekend getaway.

The only question is, do I go with my boyfriend or make it a girls trip? Hmm decisions, decisions...

images via:
colony palms hotel via jetsetter, ChloƩ silk top, $695, Rebecca Minkoff silk shorts, $228, Victoria s Secret bikini beach swimwear, Dorothy Perkins strappy, wedge shoes, 42 GBP, Linda farrow sunglasses, $329, Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 38 PA+++, $32

Where Keri Russell finds Zen

I will admit, my head is still in the clouds of tranquility from this weekend. Keri Russell's exquisite and calming home in Brooklyn perfectly exudes my current state of mind. Hopefully I will be able to maintain this peaceful mind state during this week!

Happy Monday everyone, and I hope you find your place of zen and calm today...

images via elle decor photographed by william waldron

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happiness on a Sunday

A whole lot of this...
Means a whole lot of that!

(Hope your Sunday brings you rest and smiles)....

images via left my heart in paris and paper planes

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A couple of inspirations on a Saturday...

Beautiful ruffles, a crossed fabric backed dress, delicate lace and the perfect pair of glasses lead to the perfect amount of glam. Inspiration at it's best!

Enjoy your fabulous Saturday everyone!

images via this is glamorous and i left my heart in paris

Strut your Stuff...It's the Weekend!

Whoooo--it's officially the weekend! It is finally sunny, warm and feels like summer here in San Fran and I could not be more ecstatic. That means, throwing on a flirty frock getting outside to do a little shopping, lunch with girlfriends and a night out on the town. 

Tomorrow, I plan on lounging outside by the pool and picking up a good book and flipping through some magazines. I literally could not be more happy. Have a fabulous day!