Friday, June 26, 2015


I am kicking off Friday with another "Links to Share" post, where I share with you various musings, how-to's, quotes, antidotes, travel destinations, fashion/styling tips, cocktail recipes, ideas to steal, etc that I come across in my cyber travels. Enjoy and Be Inspired! 
 LA, my new adoptive city...a little over 12 months here and I am still getting use to you.
1. This handy lil' zip-pouch crafted from buttery soft leather by BAGGU. Perfect for coins, cosmetics, cards, or as a mini carry-all for your bare necessities.
2. Loving this How To Pack: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Guide for " an adaptable wardrobe in a carry on bag was the best option.
3. The many uses and benefits of coconut oil are endless and this coconut moisturizing facial  mist is the perfect way to refresh or tone during these hot summer days.
4. In search of the perfect rosé; crisps and not too dry, a delicate fruitiness balanced with citrus and I can't decide between the Coppola Sofia Rosé  or the Chateau de Campuget Rosé.
5. This recipe for Chicken Parm Meatballs is my summer to-try list, but I may substitute ground turkey for ground chicken.
6. I am hopping on the tea bandwagon with these teas by Republic of Tea  "Intoxicating and exotic, hibiscus tea delivers unique flavor and a bouquet of potential health benefits." Delicious indulgence indeed.
7. I love art on  the walls, and I am drawn to a variety of styles and mediums, and this "Organism No4" by VERYMARTA is on my must-have list.
8. I am still a newbie to Los Angeles but I love hanging out in Pasadena, and this  "Pasadena Neighborhood Guide" by Joie is right up my alley.
 9. What a great idea, detox pops / green smoothie popsicles, nutritious and perfect for these hot summer days.


Thursday, June 25, 2015


The summer solstice was four days ago making it the official first day of summer and I am totally  looking forward to beach filled days, bottomless pitchers of sangria and bottles of rosé, dining alfresco, panama hats, more skin baring, sand between my toes, tropical influences, crisps summer whites, cut-off denim shorts, twinkle lights and did I already mention the beach?
 Enjoy and Be Inspired!
My summer playlist
"Even if you have nothing in your wallet, nothing can keep you from having a great summer. You can listen to crickets sing you to sleep, trace the Big Dipper, breathe in the stars, run through a sprinkler, host a cartwheel contest in the front yard." - Regina Brett

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Skin baring babes, color pop, summer whites, coastline cravings, summer femme-fatales, tropical influences, beach-chic luxe, and editorial fierceness, complete with a playlist to boot...whether you're a toe dip kind of girl or a take the plunge kind of chic. Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Summer isn't summer without a decent playlist

"When the sun gets hot and the moon gets hazy
good girls go bad...and it gets crazy" - Rachel Thompson

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Got stripes? From boat-neck T's, to swimsuits, wide-leg pants, stylish scarves and summer dresses, stripes are everywhere for summer. Here's to a summer of bottomless sangria, rosé and stripes!
Enjoy and Be Inspired!
Summer Stripes Pt. 1
The Travel Collection
Are you beginning to see a pattern here, (pun intended)? If you think stripes are unflattering or not fashionable think again, there's a reason why stripes make a more of an appearance during the warmer seasons, don't believe me, check out the runways for resort & spring 2015 ready-to-wear collections, and while I have met a stripe I didn't like, I am and always will be a sucker for stripes.
Earning My Stripes

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Summer Stripes Pt. 2
I have always had a thing for stripes...whether preppy or nautical, stripes strike the perfect balance of chic and relaxed. Inspired by the Mediterranean with a wanderlust for seaside adventures and classic stripes that can go anywhere! The perfect print to head off and seek the sun. Enjoy and Be Inspired!

images are via my latest Polyvore set, Intermix Blog, Julia Chance Instagram, Pinterest, oh suze q, La Dolce Vita

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Inspired by my post (found here) on the amazing designs created by Kelly Wearstler for the Viceroy Anguilla, I wanted to recreate Kelly's use of  textures and subtle color palettes and her mixture of materials and how she incorporates nature into her designs. The use of ceramics, marble, teak, hammered metals, brass, and rattan just to name a few of the materials that are undoubtedly the Kelly Wearstler aesthetic. Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Gold and coastal accents mixed with horn bath accessories add the finishing touches for textural glamour to any powder room. 

Zara Home, Williams Sonoma, Z Gallerie, West Elm, Restoration Hardware, Waiting on Martha, Shop Terrain, Pottery Barn, Plantation Design, Kelley Wearstler, High Street Market, Michele Varian, Fiercely Made

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


I have been meaning to do a blog post about this place for a long time coming and being a fan of Kelly Wearstler this is long and over do. The amazing Viceroy Anguilla designed by Kelly Wearstler. The hotel has an incredibly glam and urban aesthetic with an island backdrop, and the most important take away from the Viceroy Anguilla is  Wearstler’s brilliant use of textures and subtle color palettes.
That black marble wall behind the limestone bar with shagreen bar stools and the inlaid shell consoles...what! An unexpected mix of materials and lots of visual eye candy and decor that mixes natural elements married with tons of textural glamour for which Kelly Wearstler is known for.

I am definitely inspired to recreate some of these amazing looks on a much smaller scale at home, especially the use of texture and incorporating nature with interior design.  Enjoy and Be Inspired!

Who wants to go?
Images found here, here and here.