September 30, 2011

Happy Weekend and Sheyna Jewelry.

Gold vermeil set  with garnet and carnelian.

Photo: Courtesy of

Hello my Lovelies, a little treat for you today comes from, a design-it-yourself jewelry site.  When I first visited the site, I was amazed at the variety and the exceptional quality of the brand. Your very own jewelry is only a click away, whether your budget is $13.00 or $1,300.00 you can choose from their vast array of beads and stones, chains and charms. Don't you just love the earrings I found, my passion is garnet (above) and I'm loving all the colorful stones that can be found on their site. So what are you waiting for...Sheyna has graciously offer my readers a ....wait for it...20% off any purchase, with the promotional code " sheyna20 ". 

Gold vermeil earrings  with ruby and turquoise.

Photo: Courtesy of

Isn't that a great start creating your very own jewelry visit the create page below,
and start creating your very own jewelry for that the up and coming holiday season, that special event or wedding. The possibilities are just endless with Sheyna jewelry.

Gold vermeil Oval ring charm earrings. Photo: Courtesy of

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Gold vermeil garnet briolette earrings.

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Sheyna is quickly gaining popularity with features on both Oprah's Blog " Life Lift". and on NBC Today's show. So don't miss out on this incredible offer of 20% discount with promotional code " sheyna20". Thanks again Sheyna for this special offer. Cheers everyone and a happy weekend..


September 28, 2011

My Lovely Randomness: All things Bright and Beautiful.

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you this week. Today's post is a bit of a hodge- podge of things, so bear with me. Firstly let me say Ralph Lauren's Summer collection 2012 is so very luxe and wearable. There are lots of pieces one can add to her wardrobe to capture the look he has created, inspired by "The Great Gatsby". I love this collection, check out the video above. 
What do you think?

Image Courtesy Himal Reece

Secondly congratulations to my work colleague Caroline on her recent nuptials to the very handsome Craig. I wish them both many years of bliss. 
Aren't they the cutest together??? I love happy endings.

Also Happy Birthday greetings to my now 4 year old daughter "Layla" which means "dark beauty" in Arabic/African. She has the most independent nature, an inquiring mind, a loving touch and she gives the best hugs. I feel incredibly fortunate to have a daughter. I remember when I first held her marvelling at how beautiful she was and wondering if I was good enough to be her mother. Now I look forward to early Saturday mornings when she crawls into my bed and gently wakes me to watch Tinker Bell or Dora The Explorer, this is our time, to paint our toes and giggle about absolutely nothing. These days she has taken to holding my hand a little longer before she goes to her preschool I reassure her to be brave and I let her go, I watch her walk away and realize one day soon she'll step into the world on her own..." and a tear slips down my cheek."

Did I also happen to mention I have an up and coming wedding to attend. Well I have been in a quandary trying to figure out what I will wear. Well I had pinned this dress sometime ago to my Pinterest Board "Fashion Forward". Anyway to make a long story short, I'm currently getting a (Teal) copy made, from a delightful friend who is a seamstress. Trust me when I say, she can copy any style I throw her way. I personally think every girl should have a seamstress with mad skills. So watch out Chanel Iman, step aside. I'll be sure to take some fashion pics for you all to see.

Cheers my Lovelies, till next time.


September 25, 2011

A Touch of Sparkle.

Did you catch Alice + Olivia’s short film presenting its Fall collection on Shopbop
It’s so cute and cheeky in a sophisticated, glam sort of way.
Don't you love sequins?? I do and and what better way to start the week. I am sure we girls love a bit of sparkle in our wardrobes. I couldn't help but notice that most designers and clothing icons are adding glam pieces to there collections and there is so much to choose from. Well for me, I can only do sequins in small doses like a clutch, top or a shoe. But give me time, maybe for the approaching
holiday season I'll step out in full sequin leggings or a skirt. So I hope as another week dawns you'll enjoy my pics in this post and consider whether a bit of sparkle is just what you need.

Left: Alice + Olivia Ritchie Sequin Dress, $550
Right: Alice + Olivia Audra Sequin Tank, $396

3.1 Phillip Lim Asymmetrical Sequin Drape Dress, I've had my eye on this dress for sometime.

Haute Hippie Cape 
is such a great weekend look.

Miu Miu Sequined Shoulder Bag, is so cute.

Shop some these fabulous looks via SHOPBOP.

September 23, 2011

Cupcake Friday.

Very Vanilla Cupcakes

Tiramisu Cupcakes...Awesome Coffee Flavour

This me with my mouthful...Shhh don't tell my trainer.

Today is Cupcake Friday in my office, so we ordered three flavors of Tiramisu, 
Very Vanilla and Red Velvet.
It's going to be a very good day.

Have a sweet weekend my Lovelies.


September 21, 2011

Sweet Paul Magazine Fall Issue.

Apricot Walnut Harvest Loaf


Pappardelle with Mushrooms

Today's inspiration is from none other than Sweet Paul Mag, their fall issue is filled with earthy , wholesome, comfort food from the forest and the farm. The recipes are wonderfully chosen by Paul Lowe Editor/ Photo Stylist, and he has clearly out done himself in this fall issue, he lovingly dedicates to his mother. Checkout the harvest, beet and avocado recipes especially. Here are a few of my fave images and craft projects, but go ahead and have a look, you might want to order your own copy of Sweet Paul this fall or visit his wildly popular blog here. Cheers to Paul as he chases the sweet things in life.

How divine is this lampshade made from vintage doilies.

Pork with warm Fall Slaw...Yum!

Take care everyone, I hope you are having a great week so far.


images via Sweet Paul Magazine

September 19, 2011

Interview with "HER" - Eva Foreva {A Featured Blogger Series}.

When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging when I still had my EvaForeva etsy shop and thought it would give me a new outlet to reach customers and make new friends.  It soon became a major part in my life and developed an enormous interest in digital photography and soon after analog photography.  I have been very fortunate to meet some of the most amazing people through blogging.

What inspires you to blog???
My life, my family, people around me.

Are there any projects you are working on at the moment?
Ah, way too many things are on my mental to-do list.  Sometimes I take photos while working on projects and them post them in my Library of DIY Ideas.

What are you reading at the moment?
Student-teacher bulletin updates.

Who are your style or inspirational icons and why?
Can't think of anyone.  Is that bad?

Who are some of your fave blogs?
I really admire Clever Nettle and Alexandra Grecco for their film photography.  ArtMind and Renne have been the bloggers I've known the longest - they are amazing.

All images are used with the permission of Eva Foreva. Please do not copy these images.

I’m currently obsessed with…
Quartz crystals, arrows, necklaces, everything mid-century modern.

On a Saturday afternoon you’d most likely find me….
...with my husband and our six year old daughter Eva just leaving my grandmother's apartment after a wholesome branch heading over to my parents house or a local park or a movie.  We love to go to the movie theater!

What is the best part of being a mom?
Having a little mini me.  Forever.  No matter what.

Favorite Quote.Never regret anything (My mom).

Thank you so much Yevgeniya for this lovely interview.  I think I've made a new friend in her and I love her Polaroid images so please visit her blog today for more inspirations.


September 18, 2011

Kitchen Aspirations

When I first saw this kitchen belonging to Food Network Host Tyler Florence, the decor just stopped me dead in my tracks and I have been just sitting looking at every pretty detail that makes up this gorgeous decor. What's your fave part of this kitchen??? I'd take those black granite counter tops, the overhead skylight, and those upholstered, comfy bar stools... (and the Fendi Tote hanging on the chair). .. and Tyler as well to cook me his Garlicky Mash Potatoes and Beef Stew with Peach Cobbler..Sigh!!!!!


September 16, 2011

Trend Inspiration: Best in Show.

 Best Sequined Jacket by J Crew Spring 2012

 Best Maxi Dress by Michael Kors Spring 2012

Best Little Black Dress by Derek Lam spring 2012

Best Leather Ensemble by Reed Karkoff Fall 2012

Best Caftan by Michael Kors Summer 2012

Best Denim Look by Elie Tahari Spring 2012

Best Dress by Peter Som Spring 2012

Best (Oscar) Red Carpet Dress by Marchesa Spring 2012

That's all for my fave picks from Fashion Week.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Luvs and Hugs.

September 14, 2011

Look of the Day and J. Crew Spring 2012

The look of the day is from none other than Solange Knowles. I swooned for Solange's bright pink Prabal Gurung for J.Crew Exploding Bow Blouse and Teddy Foulard Trouser.
Hanging out with her hugely popular big sis at the Lincoln Center during Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, day six, on September 13, 2011 in New York City. I 'm so, so loving the entire look.
What do you think my lovlies?????


 Back view of blouse is still stunning.

 Loving the choice of bag with this outfit.

images via zimbo

Solange and Beyonce attending the Vera Wang Fall 2012 at the Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, in New York City. I adore how Solange stands out from the crowd, don't you????

Check out the J Crew Spring 2012 here and be inspired to add more color to your wardrobe in the coming months.


September 12, 2011

Fashion Week - BCBG Max Azria Runway Show - New York Fashion Week Spring...

I'm enjoying all the coverage of NY Fashion Week. I will be sharing from time to time some of the collections that speak to my style. I love the asymmetrical, tribal colors of the BCBG S/S collection for 2012. What do you think??

Take care everyone. Luvs and Hugs.

September 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to Lonny Magazine..

As Lonny magazine celebrates it's two year anniversary, I am in awe of the fabulous September-October issue they have put together. So many design elements in this issue to share with you from dining room libraries, to tape art, orange lacquer painted  walls to world map wallpaper and gorgeous Harbour Island residences. Be sure to check the new issue here you won't be disappointed.
So grab your tea or coffee and warm croissants this lovely morning and enjoy.


Happy Thanksgiving and a last minute dessert.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and may their be happy memoirs made as we gather with family and friends . Take time to be grateful for the...