Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Vernissage Ensemble

Happy Wednesday! Here is what I plan on wearing tonight to Art Basel's Vernissage on Miami Beach.
1. Hot Pink Tunic, Old Navy
2. Black Tights
3. Animal Print Wedges, Steve Madden
4. up in the air..something fun and sparkly I am sure
5. It may be cooler, so I may throw on my faux fur jacket... we'll see

What do you think?

BTW---this morning I was at the Beaux Arts Holiday Market...WOW. I could have spent so much money there! Great clothes from Alessandra Palacios, Kristin Pearce was out with her beautiful jewelry and home goods, Katy Did was there with her ribbon was fab!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's My Favorite Time of Year! Art Week in Miami

Let the art fun begin! Starting tomorrow night--- (or tonight if I decide to go to MOCA's Vanity Fair party) Art Week begins with the grande dame of them all events, Vernissage. Vernissage is the opening VIP preview night of Art Basel. I will be in attendance this year with the hubs and a couple of friends. The past few years we have had celebrity sightings, Sofia Vergara, Tom Wolfe and Marc Jacobs. For Wednesday Wardrobe I'll be painting my ensemble for the evenings I have been planning it (with a little help from Pinterest). Thursday night I'm going to the Miami Art Museum's (my daytime neighbor) POP (Party of the Plaza) fete. That should be normally is packed and there are celebrity sightings there as well. One year we saw Ivana Trump with her then husband (now ex)...and same year saw Marc Jacobs (again) running around in a kilt. I'll be escorted by my GBF on this night--which is bound to be fun times!Friday I am taking my staff fair hoping. We're going to start the day at one of the Art Basel conversations, then we are going to the Arsht Center for a Food Truck lunch on their plaza and then we'll buzz over to Art Miami.

It's going to be lots of fun! I'm excited to see all of it, the art, the spectacle, the people, what people are wearing...all of it!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Music Monday: Tunes I'm Going to Download

Remember how I said my taste in music is all over the place? Here's an example...the first song I will be downloading this week is, "Begging You" by Madcon. I have heard the song here and there, but the other day while in the Neiman's shoe department, they had a DJ spinning and this is one of the songs he played. I instantly found myself bopping my head and wanting to spend $300 on shoes.
You may remember this Scottish band's hit, "Roll to Me" ...well this weekend I heard another one of their songs, that I had forgotten about. "Tell Her This"...a really pretty song worth downloading. Del Amitri broke up in 2002, but their music still finds its way on the airwaves on XFM's The Spectrum.
My final download recommendation for this week comes from the late, Ms. Amy Winehouse. In 2002 Amy recorded a reggae inspired version of the song, "Our Day Will Come", the song was unreleased until earlier this month. It is another great example of how her voice brought classics back to life.

I hope the music carries you through a great week! It's going to be really busy with Art Week starting tomorrow here in Miami. I'll be attending Art Basel's Vernissage on Wednesday, I may be going to MAM's annual POP (Party on the Plaza), and Friday I am "fair hopping" with museum friends. It should be a lot of fun and I will report back with lots of pictures.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Year through Sheri's Lense: A Florida Room Post

I hope you are having a great weekend. Yesterday, we had our final session with friend and photographer Sheri Mazareigos. Please visit, The Florida Room to see the sneak peak at our pictures.

I hope you enjoy your last day of this lovely long weekend! :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
May your day be full of love, laughter, family, friends...and feasting!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Saddle Shoes

Happy Wednesday! For most of us, today is Faux Friday! YAY! ...this means that I got to wear jeans to work today. Here's what I put together...
1. Tom Ford horn rimmed glasses
2. Kate Spade bee earrings
3. Fornash orange derby bracelet (thanks to Kristin Pearce)
4. 2 Gold chunky bracelets from The Island Shop
5. Silver monogram necklace
6. Silcer cSd oval locket
7. White V-Neck T from Target
8. Yellow ruffle cardigan
9. Green Hermes belt
10. Levis Denizen jeans, Target
11. Saddle Shoes

I love my Saddle shoes and I have not worn them in so long. Now that "fall" is here I will be wearing them more often I think. They're so great and not something you see people (over the age of 12) wearing a lot. I think they are like bow ties, it takes the right person to pull them off.

Anyhow--- I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Saint Cecilia and the Lockets of Love: Kendell and Sheri

I'd like to start by saying that today is the Feast of St. Cecilia, the patron Saint of Music. Cecilia, like myself was an only child and she is one of seven women (excluding the Virgin Mary) to be commemorated by name in the Cannon Mass. Basically Cecilia, a noble woman from Rome was tres important. So on this her feast day, I hope all the Cecilia's out there and the ones in my life have a joyful day full of music! Ok---so last week my dear friend Sheri Mazariegos received and loved her lockets with pictures of her children. You may remember them from this post. Well, after a long 8 week period waiting for my oval lockets to come in from my manufacturer...I was able to finish her other locket for her assistant. The large oval displays a picture of her daughter on one side and her son on the other. It's easy to see why this mom would want to wear her beautiful children. ...They are stunning!

I also got pictures from friend, Kendell for the second of her lockets. The first locket was for her sister and featured her two black poodles. This set of black poodles, Poochini and Tosca belong to Kendell herself. The pair is a lively one and I hope Kendell enjoys showing off her babies with this locket.

Don't forget this Friday is the last day to order lockets for the Holidays if you live outside of the state of Florida.

Large Ovals and Hearts (1.5") with 28" chain, sterling silver $100 (+shipping)

Small ovals and squares (1") with 20" chain, sterling silver $75 (+shipping)

Every additional large locket is $50 and every additional small locket is $30.

To see more samples of the lockets please visit my page on Facebook.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Music Monday: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack

OK I am going to just put this out there... I read all the books, I have gone to see each movie on opening weekend with friends (except the first one), I was there on Saturday night with friends, I plan on seeing it again, and I am on Team Edward.

Don't hate. thing most people can agree on is that the The Twilight Saga movies have all had great soundtracks and this latest installment is no different. If you visit the soundtrack website
You can actually hear some of it and watch some videos. They've done a nice job...Now for the other important aspect of this can you NOT be on Team Edward? He's smart, funny, caring, compassionate, mature and yes he happens to be wealthy.
I mean...on Team Edward you go to a private island off the Coast of Rio and have lots of vampire sex! On Team Jacob you get a butter face werewolf who's constantly running a fever! HA!

I hope you will check out the soundtrack (and movie) and enjoy it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday Threads: Thanksgiving Baubles

Happy Thursday! Only one week away from Thanksgiving! EEEK! Well, today I am wondering what to wear next Thursday and the items I am coveting are all bold and have a lot of character...and if worn together would be a lovely statement at the Thanksgiving table. Speaking you know what you are wearing yet? I'd love to hear...I'm still not sure.

Last Christmas I bought myself a large silver monogram. I love love love it, but I honestly wear more gold than silver (except for my lockets) currently I am coveting a large gold monogram like this. Fortunately for me, my friend Colleen owner of the incredible store Stitching Around in Miami is now selling these. The large gold ones are $282...and this is definitely going to be my Birthday gift from me to me. If you have anything that needs monogramming or personalization, you must go to Stitching Around.

The red on red Reva. Swoon... I love these puppies. Have I ever told you how much I love red shoes? Red really in general, one of my favorite colors to wear. I think it is bold, daring, chic and timeless all at the same time.

Isn't this so pretty? It's a Fornash Derby Bracelet. Imagine it in an Hermes orange. YUM! Kristin Pearce first introduced me to this gem. She is carrying it on her online store. It's so pretty and only $38! Kristin is hard at work at Holiday Markets and trunk shows this month. If you live in Miami--- look her up! Her treasures are just that...treasures!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Wardrobe: Grrrr Tiger

Hello Wednesday! I've been running around like crazy this week visiting schools and picking up vendors for the Coral Gables Community Foundation Tour of Kitchens. So today was another meeting filled day and this is what I wore...
1. Pearl Earrings (I've been wearing my college pair for a while now)
2. Tiffany Elsa Peretti cross and C disc
3. Fornash Gold equestrian inspired necklace (picked up from Kristin Pearce)
4. 2 chunky gold bracelets from the Island Shop on Key Biscayne
5. Grrrr tiger animal print Calvin Klein dress
6. Talbots black cardigan
7. Gold Reva's by Tory Burch
8. My standard watch and wedding bands
9. Ray Ban Wayfarer glasses

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lockets of Love : Sheri Mazariegos Photography

My friend and talented photographer, Sheri Mazariegos (who has a great blog) is the mother of 4 gorgeous children. She recently decided to start adding cSd lockets to what she offers her clients as "what to do with your pictures". Now when you get your pictures taken with Sheri you can not only get books, cards, prints and canvases...BUT you can get lockets!

Here are the 2 lockets I made for her as not only a thank you for the partnership, but because she's amazing and makes my child look like a model. If you are in South Florida and you need an amazing photographer to capture your events, family, MUST use Sheri!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Music Monday: Recently Added

Howdy! I hope you had a nice (and if you were lucky LONG) weekend. In the past I have mentioned what a big part of my life music is. Not only that, but I have a very eclectic tastes in music everything from classic standards to Latin pop. For the past year, I have had Shazam on my phone--and for the most part it has been great in helping me identify tunes I like. Also a culprit of this is my XM radio. I have had it for nearly 3 years and can't imagine going back to terrestrial radio. I usually walk around with a list of songs to download... here are some that I have "Recently Added" to my ipod, and recommend...

Band of Horses. I first discovered this Seattle band about 2 years ago thanks to XM and their song, "Laredo". Well, their latest album has a lovely song called "No One's Gonna Love You". It's so pretty and simple. You may recognize their song "Life on Earth" from the Eclipse Motion Picture Soundtrack (side note--- SO EXCITED for Breaking Dawn this week...will probably blog more about that later this week). Another one of my favorites in recent years has been Death Cab for Cutie. Another band from the great state of Washington...and formed by the talented Ben Gibbard .Gibbard is not only the lead singer for Death Cab, but the Postal Service (whose song "Such Great Heights" is one of my favorites). Well, in their 7th studio album, Death Cab has done it again mixing Ben's sweet vocals with equally sweet tunes. I recently downloaded the catchy and sweeping "Stay Young Go Dancing" . When I was little, a lot of my friends went to a sleep away camp in Georgia called, Camp Cherokee for Girls. One of their camp councilors was one of the Indigo Girls, I would lie if I told you I knew if it was Amy or Emily...I just can't remember. Point is from the age of about 12 or maybe even 10 I have listened to their music and loved it. Their voices and guitars harmonize so beautifully. In February of 2010, I went to my first Indigo Girls concert with a friend, it was so nice to finally hear them live, and naturally ran into a ton of friends, including some of the Camp Cherokee girls. (Fun Fact...I was pregnant and didn't know it at this concert.) ...ANYHOW--- in their latest studio album, there is a song I first heard on XM called, "We Get to Feel it All" with lyrics like, "This is what I learned about you, you set the sun and you hung the moon..." so pretty.

My final recent download was Sondre Lerche's "Night and Day". I first heard Sondre's music while watching a GREAT movie, "Dan in Real Life", the entire soundtrack is Sondre's music. This Norwegian has fun with his music. The lyrics are rooted in recognizable emotions we've all felt...and the music is simple and sweet. "Night and Day" happens to be one of my favorite songs of all time, and I must own half a dozen renditions of it one of them being Bebel Gilberto's which is beautiful...Sondre's version is fun and snappy.

Have you heard anything good recently that you would recommend?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Threads: Target to the Rescue

Happy Thursday Threads! Today I want to tell you about how Target not only came to the rescue...but to the rescue of some of my uber fashionable friends. As you know, Saturday was babykins' birthday party. On Friday while running around with my mom (Coco as the bebe calls her), I realized I didn't know what I was going to wear to the fete. I'm not 100% loving my jeans these days, as I am STILL fighting to work off the bebe weight...yes I know it's been a year. Sue me.
Anyhow--- I ran through the Target women's department (one of my favorite places to treasure hunt)... and went right for the Levi's Denizen jeans. I had read about them in People Stylewatch...or maybe it was INstyle...point is they were voted best form flattering. People...they are amazing! So I picked up a pair and this super cute shirt from Converse One Star. The shirt was such a hit, 2 of my friends went and bought it--- and then on Tuesday night at my Junior League meeting, I saw 2 other ladies with it on in different prints. It's such a great shirt, and only $25.

The jeans are amahhhzing! I love love love them! They are super stretchy so I don't feel like a fat hoss in them...even though I had to buy a double digit size which I refuse to acknowledge. They are actually so great, I bought the darker wash, and went back later this week and bought the lighter wash. I am going to wear these until they die... or until I can fit into a smaller size, and then have the fullest intentions of buying more in the new smaller cuter size. Best part...they are only $27!

Both items are also available online if you don't feel like going hunting at the store. tomorrow is Veterans Day...AND 11.11.11... so I may not post. If I don't, have a great weekend. If I do---then I'm sure it will be fab.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Inspired by Coco + Kelly

Yesterday Coco + Kelly blogged about wearing white "after labor day". I loved the look they showed, a denim shirt with white pants. The minute I read it, I knew this is what I would wear today.
So, here is my version of their "Breaking All the Rules" post. If you are not a reader of this blog, I highly recommend it. It is full of ways to beautify your life, your world.
I hope you are having a great week so far and may your week be a short one with the Friday holiday....which also happens to be a once in a lifetime date, 11.11.11.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chic Vintage BonBon Rose Girl!

Here it is! The final Wardrobe Watercolor for Kristin from BonBon Rose Girls .
She is wearing vintage pieces and is stylish as usual. I will be mailing this to Kristin later this week, so it will make it way home to the West Coast (of Florida).

Yesterday one of you said you wished I sold my drawings...well your wish has come true! I do sell them. You can email me and it all begins there!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Preppy Mafia Queen: Final Beth

Here it is! The final watercolor painting of dear Beth from Social Climbers. I will be sending this off to her this week so it will finally be home!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Babykins!

Happy Birthday to the most beautiful part of my life. Thank you for filling my heart with pure joy everyday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lemonade House - Finished

You may remember a little bit ago, I asked for your input on a painting I was doing for a friend. After your input and hers this is the final product. I really enjoyed painting this for her "sister" because it's so sweet and simple.
I am taking commissions this month to be ready for Christmas. If you are interested in giving a special and personal gift like this for someone you love, just send me an email.

Tomorrow is babykins' 1st birthday party--- so I am off to get the final pieces together for her big day. Her birthday is Sunday, so this whole weekend is devoted to my sweet girl.

I hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday Threads: Wishing for Fall

So it is no secret I am a huge fan of J.Crew...however I will say some of the classic prep has been lost--but it's still a trust worthy brand. I was looking through some of their new arrivals and as usual this time of year...longing for the fall to arrive. I am also a huge fan of Old Navy...and just like last week I found some great things! I also blame my upcoming trip to Chicago next month.

This cropped pea coat is from Old Navy. It comes in a great shade of green too---but the yellow just seems like a great pop of color on gloomy winter days. Over at J.Crew I found a few treasures, including this cashmere tee dress. It's not too expensive, considering...and I love the color.
There is also this "Perfect Shirt" in tartan. Isn't this perfect for Thanksgiving? I'd maybe wear that red cashmere dress over this...belt it...cute!
Finally at J.Crew I found these pretty skinny cords. I like the skinny because you can throw boots over them, or pair them with a great flat like the ones I found below at Old Navy!
That's right, these flats are from Old Navy! Aren't they cute? I looked for them at the store and have only been able to find them online.

I will also say I also found great things at the Loft this week. Such cute things for fall!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Butterfly

Happy Wednesday! Today's ensemble is a mix and match of old, new and inherited.
Old- my top. It's a great number I got at Banana Republic at least 5 years ago.
New- my skirt. I just picked it up at Macy's on sale this weekend.
Inherited- my shoes. My mom didn't want them anymore.

I'm sorry yesterday's link wasn't working. Here it is...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Florida Room

There is a lot of cuteness like this over in the Florida Room today. Head over and visit. :)