Friday, December 19, 2014


Gifting for the home and kitchen, complete with colorful teak cutting boards, abstract print splatter bowls, a wine chiller and cork combo, and standout glassware. Colorful prints and exotic home accents and luxe bedding for home decor and kitchen essentials.
Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Aveda oil, shaving kit, beanie, shaving bag, cleansing bar, sneakers, backpack, portable charger
For him; a muli-purpose oil that's great for the body as well as hair and scalp and can be used as an  after shave lubricant, the best shave kit complete with a razor 5 "precision-angled" blades and a moisturizing shave cream or foam, with natural ingredients. A Wool Watch beanie; the same  kind used by The Department of  Defense. This shaving bag complete with a complement. I love the scent of bergamot and this moisturizing vitamin cleansing bar is a great stocking stuffer. A pair of rugged, hybrid sneaks that lack for nothing least of all style and functionality. The must-have backpack completed with padded back straps with Airflow back system, waist strap and slots for everything from headphone, laptop, bottle water, pen and key ring just to name a few. This smartphone battery backup / flashlight from Sharper Image is compatible with all iphones, Blackberrys, Samsung Galaxies and other Android devices.
Colored pencils complete with a brass holder, loving this print by Jen Ramos of Made By Girl blog. Art on the walls and you can't go wrong with an gift certificate. Putting your stamp on things is the perfect gift for any creative. The Conde Nast Traveler Photographs book is a great source of inspiration for any creative, and The Fashionary Essential Boxset  is the perfect gift idea for any fashion student. This Addison desk by West Elm is everything, retro inspired, chocolate finish atop antique brass. A stylish tackle box filled with office essentials.
Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


For my mother the perfect pink blazer, per her request, a guide to our city of Oakland, and giving my mom the gift of Blue Apron means giving her the gift of fresh ingredients, great recipes delivered weekly to her home. It's a great way for her to eat fresher food. Blue Apron sends you all the ingredients you need, they do all the leg work; plan, shop, measure and deliver, all you do is cook & enjoy! You can join for $9.99 per person, per meal, click here to get started.
For my sister I will be feeding her love of shoes and edgy accessories and locking down the perfect black sweatshirt and seeing as she a lady that loves variety then she will definitely appreciate a membership from Scent Bird, where she will receive a 1 month supply of the perfume of her choice  and then the following month she can choose a a new perfume.
Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Monday, December 15, 2014


Although I have no holiday party plans this year, I can still find inspiration in putting together a few editorials that inspire me...just in case...a girls got to be prepared.

My inspiration is an odd mix of ode toThe Rat Pack and that famous Helmut Newton photo "Le Smoking" of the lady in the menswear suit, and texture for boho measure, bare chest and I prefer a hint of exposed breast. A lot of black, and peeks of metallic, creamy whites and frilly texture.

Holiday inspired makeup is quite simple the rule to remember; bold eye with a nude lip, bold lip with a sexy lightly smoky eye.
Enjoy and Be Inspired!

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Friday, December 12, 2014


Happy Friday, and I am kicking off my Friday with another "Links to Share" post. where I share with you various musings , how-to's, career advise, quotes, antidotes, fashion/styling tips, cocktail recipes, etc that I come across in my cyber travels. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
1. Suede heels for every budget found here.
2. This liqueur is a fun and festive addition to any friend or cocktail lovers bar.
3. I am really digging this stylish geometric dinnerware from CB2.
4. This cuff is every bit as edgy as it is bohemian.
5. Cabin fever inspiration from the ladies over at Camille Styles.
6. This petite side table adds just the right touch of exotic to your home decor.
7. Bath rituals, how to make the most of bath time found here.
8. This J Crew shirt is perfect balance of  "business in the front and party on the sides".
9. Finally a gift guide antidote for gifts that can be "consumed or experienced and are not permanent material objects that we have to keep".

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Pantone just released it's Color of the Year for 2015 and it's Marsala, a rusty-earth wine red. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
Marsala is a  subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth. This hearty yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, home furnishings, and interiors. A natural earthiness and a color after my own wine / bordeaux / plum hue loving heart, I absolutely love Pantone's 2015 color of the year and I can definitely see more Marsala madness to come for Spring 2015.
"A  naturally robust and earth wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls."

What do you think of Pantone's choice for 2015? Tell me your thoughts.

For more Marsala inspiration visit here and here.

Friday, December 5, 2014


Happy Friday, and I am kicking off my Friday with another "Links to Share" post. where I share with you various musings , how-to's, career advise, quotes, antidotes, fashion/styling tips, cocktail recipes, etc that I come across in my cyber travels. Enjoy and Be Inspired!
1. Great tips for how to use a "BeautyBlender" found here. This little pink egg shape applicator is must-have in, "it’s pretty much the best tool ever for applying foundation".
2. The perfect combination of edgy and delicate, loving this "Tusk Ear Pin".
3. A creative way to stay organized and a good gift idea for the creative in your life...hint-hint family!
4. Anthropologie always has unique wrapping paper designs.
5. This lucite tray is absolutely perfect and the caption is even better!
6. The cutest key chain for the kid in you.
7. The perfect tote for browsing the farmers and the antiques fair.
8. Simmer down, this is a handcuff bottle opener...dirty girls.
9. Another book to add to my sister's style books arsenal.