April 30, 2010

Kimberly Rider...{Eco- Chic Designer}

Kimberly Rider who has been featured on HGTV and recently in Traditional Home, is a designer whose style promotes an Eco-Chic lifestyle! I must admit...I've only recently learned about Rider, but I am fast becoming a fan. She seems to be on her way to becoming a conglomerate whose goal is to create beautiful spaces, and at the same time help the masses be more environmentally conscientious...and I love it.  On top of being a great designer, she has also created her own line of  amazing bedding, pillows, and other accessories. But here is the thing I love the most, she has written a couple of books that promote her ideals of living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Thanks Kimberly!

{Her book can be purchased on Amazon}

Freedom Friday...Live Freely; Live Inspired.

April 29, 2010

Hollywood Style... by Melissa Warner

Melissa Warner is described as an up-and-coming interior designer by House Beautiful. Check out the pics below as featured on the mag's website, and read the full article online. I agree; her clean lines mixed in with art deco inspired pieces evokes an old Hollywood glamour. I find it inspirational that her design seems effortless, but at the same time, I am well aware that such great work takes a lot of effort. Love it! What are your thoughts?

April 27, 2010

Face Primer

Prime before you put foundation on your face....it may sound weird and maybe even funny, but I can assure you it will make a great deal of difference - well, it has for me.  I use NP Set Pore Perfecting Pre-Foundation Primer I purchased from Target. What differences have I noticed? First, my pores are minimized, but I must admit my pores were/are not an issue for me. Second, and most important, my make-up lasts a lot longer. This has always been a huge issue for me, and it is the only reason I looked into purchasing a pre-foundation primer.

This has worked wonders when it comes to making my foundation last longer. I'm completely happy with the results

April 26, 2010

Magnificent Monday

DKNY ~ elegance, simplicity, classic ~Only a few adjectives that come to mind when the fashion conscientious hears the name Donna Karen. As most of you may already know, I am a Californian...and even though Donna Karen is synonymous with New York, her ideals speak to my sense of style, which mostly evokes a California casual-chic. In essence, I'm in love with what Donna Karen has continually created and evolved throughout the years. The following are only a few of her items that would make any Monday Magnificent:

April 23, 2010

Continue with the Inspiration; Fabulous Rooms. Enjoy!

From House Beautiful, find inspiration in the following: 
My favorite thing to see in interior design is the juxtaposition of genres: traditional elements with a twist of modern or whimsy. I love the whimsy in a hot pink color on the wall and a sea shell under a highly traditional entry table; traditional white cabinetry, antique stools and a hanging light side-by-side- modern appliances in a kitchen;  wing chairs along with other classical elements such as urns, settee...with a dash of modern in the addition of a small acrylic end table; and finally a modern bathroom with symmetrical lines all around but enhanced with the traditional when an arrangement of the classical white rose is added. 

Freedom Friday...Live Freely; Live Inspired.

April 22, 2010

NIMLI; In Honor of Earth Day

Today is Earth Day.
And in Honor of Earth Day, I also honor those who make it a bit easier for all of us to be more conscientious of our EARTH. Nimli is an online store whose products are natural, organic, and support a green lifestyle. The following are only a few products that caught my eye, and emulate the California casual style I so enjoy and love. 

Street Food Vendors...I'm Thinking About It.

Gourmet. com is featuring some of the best food vendors in major cities such as Los Angeles. I must admit while watching other shows, such as Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, dishes prepared by street vendors sure looks appetizing. I haven't tried street vendor food...yet...and maybe next time I'm near the mid-Whilshire area in Los Angeles, I may just have to try some Kogi BBQ
{Devoted Fans Eagerly waiting for some Kogi BBQ}

April 21, 2010

Featuring Jenna Lyons...Oprah, Today.

My DVR is ready and set to record. Is yours?
{Her interior design style is also impeccable, as featured in Domino's a time ago}


BRAVO's Hit show.... 9 by Design

This brilliant couple, coupled with 9 kids, has an amazing 
sense of aesthetics and design. To say that I'm completely captivated and inspired by their creativity and desire would be an understatement. I have my DVR set to record every episode, and most of the time I watch their episodes more than once. Is anyone else watching this amazing family? Share your thoughts. 
9 by Design, on Bravo at 10 p.m. Tuesday,Pacific time.

April 20, 2010

Color in Trend....Turquoise

Elle Decor




Turquoise ~ It is cool enough for summer but hot enough to call attention...anyone's attention.
When it come to fashion, a turquoise necklace looks sharp with white flowy pants and a simple white tank top...AND it can look stunningly dramatic against a simple black dress.
In the bedroom, the color turquoise speaks volumes...add drama in a turquoise headboard or a bit of whimsy in a turquoise shell chandelier.  The options are endless; the ideas inspiring.

Anthony Bourdain: Food Porn2

I am a huge fan of Travel Channel's
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
I Tivo-d last night's episode and haven't had the chance to watch it, but I can't wait. Did anyone watch...what are your thoughts?
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Travel Channel, 10 p.m. Pacific Time.

April 19, 2010

Burt Bees Eye Creme...with Magical Royal Jelly


Royal Jelly...need I say more?
Royal Jelly is said to be a precursor of collagen.
Collagen is an anti-aging element that keeps the skin
looking smooth and youthful.
I purchased Burt Bees' eye cream last week, and so far, I truly love it. You can purchase Burt Bees almost anywhere. I've seen it at Vons, Target, Sears, and online.

Classic Design in a Tranquil Bedroom

House Beautiful
Can I crawl back into bed? 
Designer Ginger Barber  created this sanctuary
using wild sage color, soft shades of white, beige, and brown. This design speaks to the lover
of simplicity and elegance.  Love it.

Magnificent Monday

Elle Magazine
Flowy and simply Beautiful.
I could see myself wearing this with sky high heels to go dancing; wearing this with flats for casual gathering with friends; or,wearing this with a cute blazer on my way to work.
Any woman would feel Magnificent in this piece. What do you guys think?


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