Monthly Archives: May 2013

Morning Inspiration . . .

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Starting the day off with a little old fashioned inspiration from some of my favorite glossies. In case you didn’t know, magazines are an addiction for me. No matter how tech savvy I get, I will ALWAYS  love reading, ripping up and making notes in a REAL magazine as opposed to my ipad version. I must feel the smoothness of the pages . . . I need to hear the sound of the pages turning . . . . I have to be able to fold down the corner of a page for later reference, I gotta have the option to tear out a page to hang @ my desk . . . . maybe even get a whiff of an annoying perfume sample. That’s just the way it is. That’s just the way I like it.

What do you prefer, real magazines and books or reading on your ipad/kindle/tablet/pc?

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Life in Pictures: May Days . . .

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Hola Amigas!!! So much going on this month! We’ve been everywhere, from the mountains to the ocean. Part of the reason I love California is that you can experience those two extremes in the same day. Over the course of this month we have been blessed to spend time with lots of friends and family. The weekend before last we went to Legoland with some good friends of ours. It was our first trip with another family with kids. Such a blast!!! It’s great to have another family you can travel with without any drama!!! Kids had a ball, and Nadiya even experienced her first roller coaster ride!!! Thank God for Dads. Coasters are NOT my thing. Rob gets major points for that one!  Speaking of Rob, he started off the holiday weekend with a fab performance @ The Gate in Encino. It really was an amazing show. He brought the house down and left us wanting more!!! For Memorial Day we spent time with my bro and his fam @ the beach. Good food, ocean breezes and loved ones. A combination that can’t be beat. I hope your holiday weekend was amazing. I’ve got great things brewing on the business homefront!! I’m so excited, can’t wait to share! #itsgettingcloser

Have a wonderful Tonday!!

(Feels like Monday but it’s actually Tuesday!!! YAY!!!!)

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Recently Acquired . . .

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Spaghetti strap sundress: Young Fabulous + Broke c/o Wasteland $15 | Perforated cropped  faux leather jacket : BCBG c/o Wasteland $35 | Double Gold Buckle Sandals: Bamboo c/o Veronica M. $25 | Gold Scissors Necklace: Erica Weiner c/o Wasteland $60

Found all these fabulous things during my Mother’s Day weekend excursion last Saturday. Had really been wanting to find a black sundress that was long enough for me. The cropped leather jacket was really a find. You know I just LOVE anything black + leather! But this jacket has a really beautiful silhouette. And it’s just lightweight enough for summer evenings. The Erica Weiner scissor necklace was another yummy find for me. I love the detail of the scissors and I feel they represent me in so many ways, from my industry (cut+ sew) to the crafting side of me, and even my personality. I like to think of myself as constantly cutting away @ the parts of myself that I want to refine and change as I go thru life. In the end, I hope I will have created a much more sensitive, loving and giving me. . .  too deep? . . . . Ok, well how about I just like scissors!!!! ☺

BTW, the gold buckle sandals were a great find. I paid $25 for them @ Veronica M. but I just saw them today @ Citiwear for $13!!! Great pair of sandals for the summer. Especially @ that price!

Happy Hunting!

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Life in Pictures | Mother’s Day Weekend

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Hey guys! I trust life is treating you wonderfully!! To all my Mommies out there, Happy Belated Mother’s Day!! How did you choose to spend your day of recognition?  I had a fantastic weekend. On Saturday I had a girl’s day with my friend Nikki. It’s been a minute since we hung out. We spent the day in LA, visiting some of my fav shops on Melrose. Btw, Melrose Ave is NOT what it used to be. It’s been a few years since I visited Melrose, and it wasn’t the same even then, but I won’t complain too much because my favorite stores Wasteland + SLOW are still there. Wasteland was having a major sale and I scored 3 great pieces that I had been searching for. You know how you have a running mental list of key items that you want to add to your wardrobe? I love that I found 3 of them all at once!! Happy Mother’s Day to me!! Anyway, we had lunch @ a great Mediterranean restaurant called Cayenne on Beverly. BEST. GREEK. SALD. EVA.!!! It was such a beautiful day. I was even able to squeeze in some location scouting for the photo shoot when we got back to Pasadena. Sunday was family day. What a blessing it is to spend time with the ones you love. Couple that with great food and weather and you got a very happy me!!! What did you guys do? I hope you were able to spend your weekend exactly the way you wanted to . . . . and now it is already WEDNESDAY!!! I can hardly believe we are already @ mid-week!!!

Hey, can you keep a secret? Earlier this week I received some images of the new samples from the factory!! I will share a sneak peak with you tomorrow. This is so exciting!!! Progress makes me happy.

Well, I hope your Wednesday is fabulous. Go forth and create!!

xo

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Write the Vision Down . . .

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 Playing in my Vision Book today. Gathering ideas for the new line. There’s so many ideas floating around in my head. Sometimes the only way I can calm my brain down is to get then out visually. That gives me something to focus on and helps me to organize my thoughts so that I can make them cohesive for the customer . . .  and myself for that matter!!!

What kinds of things do you do to gather your ideas?

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ReDecor Project | Phase II: Project White-Out

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How yall doin? It’s been a minute since I touched base with you. I hope life is treating all of you well. My plate has been pretty full lately. All good stuff though. I’ve sort of fallen back into my old Project Manager role by coordinating, furnishing + installing my brother’s house. It’s so much fun, I could do this all day long, takes a lot of organization and planning, but I swear interior decor is my 3rd calling… (I won’t tell you what my 2nd calling is . . . I’ll just let your little minds ponder on that one! tee hee hee.) But I digress . . . naturally, as life would have it, I started back on my own ReDecor project, which was never really finished in the first place. The focus this time is my bedroom/office. I (translation: Rob) have painted myself into total and utter happiness! Who would’ve thought the color white could make one so happy!! I’ve been wanting to do a white-out for a while and it was well worth the wait. I feel like I am shedding my old skin!! We get so much beautiful sunlight in our bedroom throughout the day, and now our room is starting to take on a really fresh + crisp vibe. We have one accent wall (I guess when it came down to it I couldn’t totally give up color) and the rest are white, even the floor is white! Very Scandanavian . . . ☺ Anyway, the room is in flux, but I will post pics as soon as we (translation: he) is done. I snapped this pic of [the cleaner side of] my desk this morning. The new paint job just might make working out of my bedroom a little more bearable . . .

p.s. do you like my poster? It’s another one I designed specifically for my office. Just a friendly reminder to self . . . one can never have too many!

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