Monday, April 30, 2007
It does seem as though it is getting a hotter than normal for this time of year. Sunday got up to 95 degrees! The only good thing about that? This chic grassy umbrella from Tray6. I love the idea of using this as a modern parasol until the summer monsoons. Another plus? It'll be adorable with those puddle stompers from the first April Showers post.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
One of our most popular items, these rings are the perfect accessory for anyone that loves a little extra drama in their life. At 20% off, how can you resist? Sale starts this coming Monday. Make sure to check it out before they're all gone!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
For a couple weeks, my five-minute face routine took a back seat. I did full applications every day, along with several practice runs on my friend. All this practice paid off, because she got lovely compliments on her make-up (whew!). One of the most important things? Great brushes. When I came across this brush set from Sonia Kashuk (available at Target), I was reminded of this. Her brushes are a great value - affordable and good quality. This kit has the basics, and comes in a fab little silver and black clutch to boot.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I'll be adding these onto the site soon. If you don't think you can wait until then, no worries! Just contact me and we can arrange a PayPal transaction.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Branch is definitely worth checking out for those of you who are interested in sustainable living. The production (and eventual destruction) of the products they sell have a low impact on the environment - what better way to keep the spirit of Earth Day alive than that?
Friday, April 20, 2007
Chockablock (if you get the book, you'll see that this must be one of his favorite words) with witty fashion advice, valuable wardrobe editing techniques, and several words that require the use of a dictionary, you're sure to emerge just a little more fabulous than when you started.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
This cool site is definitely worth checking out though - they're loaded with cheeky jewelry and accessories. A couple other favorites? The gansta necklace and the barrel of monkeys necklace.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The leakproof bag comes sealed, and all you have to do is mix the seeds with the soil and watch it grow. They have a variety to choose from like alpine strawberry (yum!), lavender, and organic basil (shown). Another cool touch? You can order them in lieu of greeting cards - plants with "Thank you", "Congrats", and "Just Because" labels are all available for purchase. How cute is that? Check them all out right here.
Monday, April 16, 2007
The simplicity of these necklaces make them perfect for everyday wear, but the crocheted silk adds just a hint of a luxury. Available in either espresso or navy with your choice of a petite gold-plated sun or star charm.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Ladybugs is perfect for this upcoming Mother's Day! I also really loved the asiana and everyday collections as well. Take a look for yourself, and have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
It was really tough to pick just a couple to showcase, but I did my best! Both prints are from the imaginations collection, and first up is the budding tree in pink. The contrast of the tiny, almost lonely twigs that hold these bright and vivacious budding flowers is just precious. I also really love bubbles in sea green. So light and airy! Avalisa isn't just interested in making your home beautiful though; the company donates art work to Cure International hospitals to bring uplifting surroundings to disabled children in developing countries. Care to make a donation yourself? No problem. You can purchase pieces specifically for donation on the site. Art with heart, people. Gotta love it!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
They have an interesting organic, sensual quality that really draws me in. Actually, that statement applies to many of the designs from Annette. I also really love her orchid earrings, and the amazing turquoise egg ring.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
What is druzy, you ask?
Druzy is the dusting of tiny crystal formations inside a geode. To get to the sparkly goodness inside, a geode is cut to expose these delicate crystals. For jewelry purposes, it is then cut and shaped accordingly. As you can see, the result is dazzling!
Since each pendant has a different shape, each necklace is truly one of a kind. Another cool touch? Turn it over, and you'll find that the other side doubles as a faceted nugget pendant.
For those of you that work in super conservative environments that don't allow lots of sparkle, this is a fabulous piece that will make your day to night transition flawless!
Monday, April 9, 2007
My favorite piece on the entire site right now is this beautiful bee console table from Philadelphia designer Iannone Sanderson. The bright white is so fresh, and is just stunning with the gilded graphic. I'm convinced it will look beautiful under my metallic copy of Klimt's The Kiss which is hanging in my dining area.
I also really loved this funky and colorful needlepoint pheasant ottoman. It reminds me of a vintage footstool that I got from an antique shop in the Little Ethiopia area of L.A. a few years back.
By the way, if you happen to be searching for some fashionable seating, they are running a promo right now that you might be interested in: 25% off on all upholstered furniture through April 30th!
Friday, April 6, 2007
I think I've said it before, but I'll say it again - I love Etsy! It's a completely amazing online marketplace that has and awesome selection. It reminds me a little of the Pike Place Market in Seattle - except that it's open to the entire world.
It was on Etsy that I came across Alicia Bock, an amazing photographer who has the ability to capture images with dream-like qualities that are truly lovely.
While all of her photographs are breathtaking, I was especially drawn to her images of nature - particularly anything with flowers. I've always loved the quiet beauty of flowers, and look forward to spring because of it. Two of my favorite prints are Baby Blue (above, right), and Delicate Balance (below, left).
She has a really nice web site you can check out, as well. Take a look, and have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Another amazing piece is this phoenix necklace, available in silver or gold. Fire is my element, which probably explains why I've always liked these mythical creatures.
Check them out along with the other lovely accessories available at the on-line boutique calliope.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
I am happy to say that the site feature for today is a Portland-based business! I have fond memories of my hometown, and always love to give a shout out to the amazing people that make it such a interesting place.
Relish has been around since 2001, and is located in the charming Pearl district in downtown Portland. Although they focus on modern and unique accessories for the home, they also carry some pretty cool jewelry. My favorite were these funky sterling silver diamond rings. They also have acrylic versions available. I love the idea of stacking the two styles!
They also have a cool selection of bedding and and tableware. I especially love the twig duvet in peakcock/cocoa, and the double tea set. Adorable!
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
I knew I wanted some versatility with the design, so I kept that in mind as I went. I figured even my blog would love a little makeover every now and then. In the finished product, the color scheme and jewelry can easily be changed to for upcoming seasons and new collections.
Check back tomorrow for a a post about a cool Portland-based home accessories shop.
Monday, April 2, 2007
I know you may not have fully formed your opinion on gold-plated sneakers, most likely because you didn't know they existed. You have to have one by now. I gotta know what you all think about this one!