March 31, 2011

Interview By Her. A Featured Blogger Series. Travel Designery

Lorena in Uruguay via Travel Designery

Hello everyone, meet Lorena from the fabulous blog Travel Designery.  As a recent follower to her also recent blog, it has quickly become one of my favorites and to many others as well. I look forward to seeing  more of her multi-faceted life, as she shares her travels, her passions and her lifestyle. Thank you so much Lorena for a truly unique blog.

When did you start blogging and why? I started blogging just over 2 weeks ago, on March 13th. The reason was basically to share the beauty and variety I've seen in this world. And people always seemed very interested in my travels and photos so I thought it would be a good platform to address those things.

What are three words that best describe you? Creative, Loyal, and Determined.

What are some of your fashion must haves when travelling?  A versatile wrap/pashmina which doubles as a cool scarf, a nice pair of walking boots or ballerina flats (don't like sneakers unless it's for climbing), jeans with stretch denim and fun accessories – big earrings, gold bangles, etc. And some good looking carry-on luggage, right now I have DVF.

Diane Von Furstenberg Marlene Flap Carry On (via Bing).

What is on your must do list? Seeing 100 countries before I die, so I gotta keep it moving! And making enough money that I can donate to animal welfare groups or begin my own charity to help them. That is one of the things that really tugs at my heart when I see the injustices they endure, especially in third world countries where it's normal for them to be on the streets and mistreated.

Lorena in Buenos Aires via Travel Designery

The thing I love most about what I do is…Being as a free as a bird taking flight.

Who are your style or inspirational icons? I've never really looked to other people for that, my style is basically just an extension of my personality. I'm very big on accessories and jewelry and clothing that look effortlessly cool. For inspiration, no other better than God and Jesus and the people who embody that message of positive energy, for example Satya Sai Baba of India,  the Dalai Lama, etc.

Who are some of your fave blogs? I wasn't an avid blog reader before I began but I discovered The Blonde Salad not too long ago and I think she's fantastic and very unique out of the bunch.

I’m currently obsessed with…Really BIG rings..I've always worn them big but I'm really liking them as a statement making piece right now. And vanity cases that can also be used as handbags, I'm absolutely loving those.

On a Saturday afternoon you will find me...At one of New York's crazy afternoon brunch parties!...Regular brunch is good too :-P
Where do you see your self in 5 years. Hosting a travel show that incorporates design, art and fashion...And finally settling down with a man as fiiiine and successful as  
David Gandy where we split our time between our multiple homes all over the world, lol. 

David Gandy via Bing.

Favorite Quote… One that I live by everyday: "Life Moves Pretty Fast, If You Don't Stop and Look Around Once in a While, You Could Miss It—Ferris Bueller's Day Off  (words of wisdom even though it's a 1980's teenager movie!)

 Uruguay Sunset via Travel Designery


Decorating with Scarves.

photographed by Oberto Gili for House & Garden

Cushion covers made of vintage silk scarves are so right for a spring spruce up. Whatever your fancy the possibilities are endless. I especially love the covering on the bed above. I wonder how many I would need to cover my bed. Oh!! and another super idea would be some lovely cafe curtains for the breakfast room or kitchen. Can you think of any other ways we could use our old scarves??
Keep the ideas flowing.
The weekend is soon upon us, Yipppeee, I'm looking forward to heading to the beach for some rest and relaxation with a good book or a stack of magazines. Cheers my lovely friends.


March 29, 2011

A Stylish Award.

I truly feel honored this week, as I have received the Stylish Blogger Award from Cherisse from the lovely blog Framing Spaces. Thank you so much for awarding me.  I am very grateful that she enjoys my blog.  Her blog is awesome as well, be sure to check her out.

Seven Things about myself.

All images via my pinterest.

1. I adore accessories with feathers.
2. I can drink oodles and oodles of tea.
3. I just purchased this decor book at a steal.
4. Daisy by Marc Jacobs is my new signature scent and I love the bottle.
5. Cake is my weakness and my hips pay for it.
6. I love to wear skinny jeans and high heels.
7. I was born on the sunny island Barbados in the Caribbean.
8. I love to wear brightly colored dresses. 

I also love to volunteer to take care of the elderly. I love going to retirement homes and mingling, everyone there has a story. 

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Decor Inspiration #7

I love decorating with art and from time to time just moving paintings and photos around my home. 
I love large pieces the best, but whatever your taste, nothing personalizes your space like art does.


March 28, 2011

March 26, 2011

A Recipe.

A lovely breakfast with a  custardy centre and crisp light edges. Topped with blackberries
. .. so delicious you must try this. Yum-e!!!!

3 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup bread flour or all-purpose flour, sifted

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 tablespoons butter

Lemon juice and powdered sugar to taste

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and place the rack in the middle. Put a 10″ cast iron skillet or other heavy ovenproof pan in the oven to get hot and sizzling. Beat eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Add milk, flour, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat a few minutes until the batter is creamy (it’s okay if there are a few lumps). Working quickly, remove the skillet from the oven and add butter, tilting to melt and coat pan. Pour batter into skillet all at once and return immediately to oven. Bake about 20-25 minutes until puffed and golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Slice into wedges and top with lemon juice and powdered sugar.

Via Here

Happy Weekend To All


March 25, 2011

Things I'm Loving Today...


...something sweet. I'm allowed it's Friday.

...bangles on walls.

...lovely florals.

and of course, shoes with bows.

 Have a fabulous weekend my Lovelies. What are you loving today??

March 24, 2011

Words of Inspiration #1.

If you are like me, there is probably so many things veying for your attention in any given day, from the time you wake in the morning till you lie in bed at night. As I reflect on the words above, "you need only to be still".  Being "still" is not how I would describe my life but it's an encouragement for me to place my reliance in Him. Who do you rely on???

With all I have going on (1) one child with ADHD, (2) myself being diagnosed with a hyperactive-thyroid, (3) hubby just diagnosed with heart challenges, (4) aging parents who need me, (5) a marketing driven job in this economy, can you imagine me trying to handle all this on my own. Don't allow the busyness of this life to take its toll on you. We do have God that desires we rely on Him not just in the tough times but for all times. So I hope in some small way today, this scripture will find it's way to your heart.


March 22, 2011

Rue Issue #4 has arrived.


The latest issue of Rue magazine is finally here and thanks to these brilliant gals, who I admire very much.

Also a  warm welcome to Cassie Lavalle from the outrageously popular blog Coco & Kelly, who is the newest addition to the team. Visit Rue here to fall in love with the new issue.


March 21, 2011

The White House.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I am still loving the glorious look of all white interiors, aren't you????. Here are some of my most recent inspirations.  Anyway, I am off to the supermarket and to do some baking this evening. I'm thinking maybe a strawberry crumble for my tea and a maybe a rich Irish stew for supper. Yum-e!!!.
Take care my lovelies.


all images via pinterest.

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