Saturday, June 30, 2012

Week-Ender 9... Saturday Edition

Another week come and gone! This week was made up of historic sites, historic events, and a fab event at the History Museum! 

Coral Gables Water Tower

Coral Gables Fountain at Alhambra and Granada

Clothes Swap with Friends

Heat Victory Parade

You can never have too much leopard

Coral Gables treasures

Only in Miami

Goldie locks

Swap ensemble

Guayabera opening at HistoryMiami

Friday night colors

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday Threads: Kristin Pearce is at it AGAIN!

My good friend, the very talented Ms. Kristin Pearce went a little jewelry making crazy and designed some new beautiful pieces for her collection this summer. Last night I was with Kristin at a meeting (you can read about it on her fun blog here) and not only did I finally get the single pearl on the long gold chain pictured below, but I also got my birthday present from her, this other fun necklace she sells on her website. I want to buy the everyting on her website. It's all classic and therefore worth the investment. Plus, her treasures are priced beautifully! No reason to stop with just one piece!   

This is one of my favorites. I have (and am wearing) some of KP's other pearl bracelets. This one is a fun and colorful take on her timeless classic. I love this!

These bracelets are so pretty you, you really could wear them everyday! I can think of a few people who would too!

This is one of those pieces I am going to wear over and over and over again! I love it. I have it on today! ...and at only $45 you should get one too!

This beauty was around Ms. Pearce's necklast night and it took a lot for me NOT to snag it off her neck right then and there. I love it, I want it...I need it.

So be sure to LIKE Kristin Pearce Designs on Facebook so you know what the latest treasures are, and also be sure to follow her blog. It's a fun read!

Happy Shopping!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday: From the Swap

Every few months my friends and I get together for a tradition we call, a "Sip n Swap". You may have heard of these, you may have even participated in one...but if you have not, basically the way it works is you bring clean out your closet. You gather clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, home goods etc from your home and bring them to the swap. Everything get organized according to category, you count off into groups and then each group gets 5 minutes to get 2 things they like in the first round, 5 minutes for 3 things they like in the second round and 5 minutes to get 4 things they like in the third round. After that it is a "free for all" without time. Everything that is not claimed, gets donated to walk away with a cleaner closet and new free clothes! It's really the best. This is the swap part...the sip part comes from drinking wine and eating nibbles while you wait your turn.
This past Sunday my friends and I had a big swap, inviting about 20 women to join in on the fun, and fun it was! I find myself these days meeting people and automatically qualifying them as swap worthy or not. Fortunately for me, there were enough people in my size with great things. Today I am wearing a swap item mixed with pieces of my own.

1. Ray Ban cat eye glasses
2. Turquoise and gold bead necklace
3. Silver side cross necklace
4. Black knit top, Banana Republic (old)
5. Green and black houndstooth skirt, Go International (swap)
6. Gold double scroll bracelet, J.Crew (old)
7. Black patened leather Reva Flat, Tory Burch

If you have never done this with you friends, I highly reccomend it. If  you want the full list of "rules" I'll be more than happy to share them with you.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Art Talk Tuesday: Sunrise Sunrise

Living in Miami you have to love the sun. Although when it rains it pours, and it's something that happens on a regular basis in the summer, the sun is our friend. This painting was inspired by a song lyric in a Nora Jones' song "Sunrise", and the sunny skies of Miami.Inspiration is all around you, don't forget that!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Music Monday: The Heat is On

It is Miami Heat Monday here today! This morning it was evident that the Miami Heat had won the NBA Championship last week as traffic was slow and crowds of people dressed in red, white and black made their way downtown for the Victory parade. I managed to get to the parade with our teen interns and am so glad I did. It was a lot of fun and great to see the smiles on the players faces. Mike Miller, Shane Battier, Haslam, Chalmers, Bosh, Wade and James! In honor of it being Miami Heat Monday, today's music recommendation is an OLDIE but GOODIE!
Glenn Frey's The Heat is On originally heard on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, and today heat at nearly every Miami Heat home game.

Hope you had a great weekend, and may this week be fantastic for you!!


Friday, June 22, 2012

Week-Ender 8

Baby's guayabera dress

Book time at Books & Books in the Gables

Father's Day brunch

Animal Crackers

Standing in the pentagon of truth



Rainy morning

Rainy highway in the sky

Museum happenings

The Heat win the championship!!!

Visiting the My Cuban Store

Just in case you were wondering...

Leaving the Gables
From museum work, to rainy days, friends pets and my sweet was another memorable week in my part of the world. Hope you had a good week and may your weekend be fabulous!!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Threads: Cold Hearted Snake

Can I tell you how much I want these bad boys? Apparently a LOT of other people did too, because they are currently on back order until July 4 from J.Crew. These are really great though, not only are they a chic take on a classic shoe, but the snake lets you EASILY wear them into the fall. Imagine them with a great pair of  white skinnies and a bright top in the summer, then some great jeans and a white turtle neck in the fall. These are a great pair of shoes!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday: The Heat is On

Happy Wednesday! Yesterday, the teen interns at the museum said that we should all wear all black if the Heat lost, but red and black if they won. Happily all 24 of us are wearing red and black today in honor the win! Here is what I have on...

1. Ray Ban cat eye glasses
2. Pearl earrings
3. Black J.Crew Cardigan (similar one here)
4. Red and shite stripe shirt, Nordstroms (similar one here)
5. Black skinny jeans, Nordstroms
6. Black patent leather, Tory Burch Reva flat 

I hope you are having a great week!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Art Talk Tuesday: J&D

This past September one of my very best friends in the entire world got married. I have been meaning to paint something for the handsome couple as part of their wedding gift, but they do not know where the road may take them in the near future.
This is what I want to paint for them, it's the tent they were married under in an orange grove on a farm in California.

Hope you are having a great week so far! The Miami Heat are playing, so I really must run.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Music Monday: Fostering Houdini

Hello and  Happy Monday! For those of you who are father's, have father's love father's ...whatever, I hope you had a nice Father's Day weekend. Today, I am putting the spotlight on Foster the People. You probably know them from their song, Pumped Up Kicks, which is a great song. So, naturally I was hoping this band of three wouldn't just be another hipster friendly one hit band, and it turns out they are not. Their song, Houdini is another great tune! Like their other singles, it is upbeat, playful and unique in it's sound. It is hard to sit still when you hear this song. The video for it is pretty funny too, one of those videos that would have been a classic standard on MTV's TRL (remember when MTV was still playing SOME music?). I hope you enjoy it.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Week-Ender 7

Friday! I hope you had a great week. It was a fun and dynamic week in my corner of the world this week. Here are some of my favorite shots.

Heading a baby shower
Baby Shower decor

Keep feeling fascination

Home made ice cream sandwich

orange mint


Breakfast time


Ready for the high seas

Poor Penny is back!!

I'm on a boat AND...

Another day in the city

Sailing takes me away...

Thata way

England v Sweden, Euro Cup 2012

Have a great weekend!!!