Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Once upon a time. . .

A wedding that was truly an homage to princesses in all lands of far far away.

Each table had its own fairy tale inspired centerpiece. While the pieces were very much inspired by the stories, I love the way they weren't interpreted too literally. There is no small figures representing the princesses or still pictures to convey the message. Instead a life size piece of the tale lets the imagination find the story in the mind and have a fun playful experience with the 3-dimensional instillation that is the tables center piece.


A slice now served as a scoop! Fun creative idea from Manhattan's new K! PIZZACONE. Can't wait to try them as an appetizer for my next get together. Seems like the perfect snack for a sporting event or boys birthday party.

Friends, Flowers & Fabulous

My best friend from Serbia came to California for her first time over Valentine's day weekend. We had a blast shopping, cooking and watching the winter sunset over the sea.

We both arrived from the Caribbean a few days prior to Valentine's day, so with a small amount of time and effort we gave the house some loving touches to get into the mood.

Friday, February 19, 2010

High School reunion

The days of 'My so Called Life' and the original 'Beverly Hills 90210' have returned.

Embellished and exaggerated shoulders. Torn up jeans with an unflattering fit. Crop tops, lace, plaid and boys clothes on girls. Welcome back to the 1990's.

Even though I grew up in the 1980s, I was a little too young to keep up with fashion. 80's themed parties and 80's inspired trends have always been extremely fun to me. My older cousins or friends have cringed at the sight neon or acid wash jeans resurfacing in current fashion over the years and I never understand how anyone could hate 80's? The fashion is so bright and fun!

But now that shoulder pads, men's blazers and tapered bottom jeans are showing up on the pages of Vogue and Elle, I understand that sick feeling they were feeling in their stomach. Walking through high school memories in my mind, I'm wearing the same clothes fashionistas are telling us to channel today and I have to admit I wasn't so excited about jumping back into high school days as one may think.

High school for most was embarrassing, awkward and downright horrible! Not only was my sense of fashion less than terrible but I hadn't learned (like the rest of my peers) which my my attributes were to be highlighted and which to downplay. I spent most of my days at 5 feet 8 inches slouching over to hide my height and wearing jackets that were much to large to hide my slender frame. I'm sure girls whom went through puberty "on time" were experiencing their fair share of problems also. Like all generations before we turned to fashion to try and blend together as a group despite our different changing bodies. And this is what the 1990's gave my generation.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sweet Treats

We had sugar cookies, cupcakes, brownies and lots of other sweets for our valentine's day party, and are feeling rather weighed down today. Hope everyone's hearts are full of love and your tummy full of treats.

Tickle me PINK

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stay Tuned. .

Been super busy doing a complete makeover on the old apartment we just purchased, it's amazing how a fresh coat of paint and some deep scrubbing can change the entire mood of a space. Lots of pictures to come of the before and after.

For now. . . if there is a room you don't like in your house, or even a space in a room, clean it and move things around it will change your day.

In front of our new beach home.