March 31, 2008
So this post is another one of those where it hits a number of themes. Today, I will be doing the ultimate mingling! I am attending the Henri Bendel's Open See for Designers in NYC which runs from 9am - noon today. This is a great event that allows emerging designers to be seen and to be picked up by this amazing store. To all of those who will be here, I wish you the best and hope that you enjoy the experience regardless of the outcome (I say this and I have to keep telling myself the same thing) I will be chatting with other designers and I will also be in line since I will be having my pieces looked at by the lovely buyers as well! Obviously, I will share with you what happened and would love to also provide some information on designers that I think we should keep an eye out for! So send me all your virtual well wishings whether they are comment or whether you just happen to think of it - all support is appreciated! In addition, since today is the last day of THINK CITRUS, you'll enjoy one of the pieces that I recently designed as an exclusive (it's not even on my site) that has pops of the theme that we have had on the site.
Let us hope that this piece which is something that I just designed a few weeks ago is one that the buyers fall in love with! I named her Alexandra and she has Carnelian (that would be the citrus), Snail Shell, Sea Shell Chips (that would be another citrus in lemon), Turquoise, Polished Wooden Beads and Mother of Pearl. I love it and hopefully they will as well. Feel free to give some love by visiting my site, to see the other pieces which are currently available!
March 30, 2008
Before you start wondering where the Citrus is in this post, let me explain. I really do enjoy the Sunday segments of the Kitten Lounge since they are always home oriented and for a girl that is prepping to move in May - this allows me to help you guys out with great ideas, while establishing my own list of what it is that I need. Now, I haven't decided my color schemes for my apartment especially since the apartment itself is not fully established either (details details); however, I know many of the main pieces that I definitely want.
Recently, I received CB2's (the sister store to Crate and Barrel) catalog. By the way, if you thought that the whole THINK CITRUS concept was great here, you have to visit the store, go online or look in the catalog. They definitely have focused on citrus which is a lot of fun. ANYWAY - this bed is apart of their Indie Collection and I love the open platform style of this bed while having the poster option - very Victorian. This definitely makes me think of having a cute bungalow in Bermuda or something like that with long whispy drapes. Now you can add citrus here too and this is definitely for those that are a little shy when it comes to bold colors. Think about your bedroom having a nice mocha or cream motif and popping in some citrus hued beaded pillows or those cute candy rolls. You can even have the matching side tables and have a little vase that is in this eye popping color as well. Whether you embrace the color trend completely or simply let it peek in every now and then, you'd be surprised how much it changes the look and feel of everything. If you're looking for new pieces - this is quickly becoming one of my favorite shops!
March 22, 2008
As many of you know, the Coffee & Tea Festival is coming up! Of course we are showcasing a variety of exhibitors that will be at this show. Today, I'm featuring Tay Tea. I love that this Berber tea is known as a blend that invokes friendship and hositality. The blend has an amazing aroma due to its Moroccan spearmint and blended with a Chinese Gunpowder Green Tea as well. This tea is full of properties that maintain your energy and of course is very refreshing as well. Tay Tea is not only attending the show, but you can enjoy their blends by purchasing online as well. I love that you can buy various blends online and learn about new flavors that are perfect to have with meals or just as a means to relax.
If you're interested in attending, we are not only giving away two tickets for free but if you don't get these tickets - you can also enjoy a special offer by getting $5 off of admission to visit the Coffee and Tea Festival which will take place next month for two days - providing the best in coffee, tea, treats and much more. To find out more visit the Coffee and Tea Festival.
March 21, 2008
It's almost the end of the month and slowly but surely we will be leaving our theme of THINK CITRUS and will be moving on to another theme. I am actually excited about this and the fact that today is the first day of Spring! This means we are that much closer to being able to enjoy one of my favorite outfits that I could literally live in - bathing suits! This bikini is made by Diane Von Furstenberg. I love the orange, brown, yellow and white portions of this outfit and of course the sexiness of the ties are an amazing touch. I also love the little wooden embellishments that make this suit even more exotic! This is definitely a suit that you will continue to reach for when getting your beach bag again and again. In addition, a girl has to have more than one suit and thankfully you won't run out of options on Bluefly! Check out this, coverups and much more.
March 19, 2008
So we all know that this month we have been focusing on THINK CITRUS - I definitely wanted to include this in here as well (maybe I am thinking of this as more of a "grapefruit" element). I love camis and boy bottoms. I think they're so cute to wear around the house but you can also wear the top out over a pair of jeans (you can also think about wearing this under a cute blazer as well). Anyway, when I was out at Project, Accessories Show and the Lingerie show in Las Vegas, I received emails from the amazing ladies of Smart Ass Intimates who created such an amazing collection of pieces.
I love the old world style of this piece - known as the Eurotrash Camisole Black Scroll and how cute it looks. I love how sheer this is and how it definitely has sexy elements to it. In addition, when you visit the site, check out their signature thongs that have quite a few cheeky phrases that are definitely going to bring a smile as you prepare to set about your day.
March 14, 2008
When it comes to Pucci, I tend to love their shoes. They have fun abstract patterns that dress up even the simplest of outfits. What I love about this shoe is that it fits within our fab theme - THINK CITRUS. I love that there are tones of orange, yellow, cream and white in the oh so classic espadrille. This is perfect for short skirts, circular dresses and pants of various lengths. Not only are these shoes absolutely adorable (and quite the calf enhancer), they are available at one of my favorite sites - Piperlime.com. You could literally spend hours looking through their selection and find the perfect match for all the outfits you have and those that have yet to be decided upon. Check out Piperlime.com to see all the brands and styles and definitely think about these super cute wedges which would look amazing for any evening out for a drink or two.
March 10, 2008
Today's installment of Mingling Mondays brings me to one of my favorite places. Originally, I found out about Amai on a trip to Tavalon Tea Bar on 14th street which has a variety of teas and carries baked goods that are from various bakeries. I had the best Green Tea cookie (since people know that I am such a fan of anything that has this in it). Thankfully, Tavalon Tea Bar provides information about who made such a delicious treat that I Googled it and came across the blog LovesCool. There I found that Kelli, was the owner of Amai and at the time, they were sold at area retailers. I let her know how much I loved her cookies and posted about it on a blog that I ran at that time. I loved that her blog was focused on desserts and I always checked in. Then I found out that Kelli was actually opening her own shop and was so excited that I could get these cookies and more. Amai Tea and Bake House opened late October and they have definitely been on the lips of area residents, celebs and she was also nominated in Time Out NY as well which is amazing.
Not only can you visit the shop (which is perfect for mingling) but you can also order the Green Tea Tea Sweet Cookies and additional sweet treats from the site. In terms of THINK CITRUS, the perfect treat would be the Lemon Grass and Ginger. If you buy the tins of cookies, you can reuse the container to store your tea which is perfect (and they are super cute)! Support this talented dessert shop and check out her blog as well.
Amai Tea & Bake House 171 3rd Ave (Btwn 16th/17th Sts) NY, NY
March 09, 2008
Every now and then, you feel the need to send a note. I love email and texting but it's so nice to get a little love in the mail just to see how I'm doing. I also love sending them out even if you live near me - there is something about dropping by a friend's house and seeing someone displaying your card. There are some elements of doing it old school that make sense. That being said, one of my favorite places that I love stationary shopping is Papyrus (whether it's online or one of their many stores). I love that these Tangerine Burst Fold Over cards are so inviting that no matter how long or short your note - you'll have fun and a little smile as you write and send this out. Apparently, my interest in presenting the best of a THINK CITRUS state of mind, has been seen here as well. If this print isn't something that you would go for, Papyrus has a variety of cards within this hue that would be perfect for your sense of style. Take some time to visit this site for this series of cards and many others.