Tuesday, May 31, 2011

decisions. decisions. where to host the casa naranja "offsite" turks and caicos or riviera maya?

royal hideaway
parrot cay

our dilemma is where to host our casa naranja offsite (surely you weren’t expecting us to book a boring ol’ conference room were you?) we narrowed our choices down to parrot cay in turks and caicos or royal hideaway playacar in the riviera maya, mexico. thoughts?

Friday, May 27, 2011

friday fab: links you'll love!

emily schuman of cupcakesandcashmere.com on pinterest.com
overindulged last night? here’s how to undo the damage. ~via vitaljuice.com~

the cutest budget-friendly spring dresses you can buy online

food: mozzarella, tomato and avocado salad

make a chic getaway, 14 pieces. 5 looks. 1 carry-on. for every vacation occasion.

how to: messy ballerina bun

diy: studded ballet slippers ~via ohhellofriendblog.com ~

giant balloon awesomeness…

jaw dropping perfection

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

spanish paradise: gardens of the alhambra opens at the ny botanical garden

see how the new york botanical gardens' 
finds inspiration in one of the world’s grandest marvels, spanish paradise: gardens of the alhambra

spanish paradise: gardens of the alhambra
new york botanical garden 
bronx river pkwy at fordham rd 
tue–sun 10am–6pm; $8–$20. sat 21–aug 21 

Monday, May 23, 2011

beauty must have! pure grace fragrance by philosophy

"pure grace is the clean smell of soap and water; the memory of fresh air woven into a set of crisp, white cotton sheets; a cold deep breath on a snowy winter night; the best summer morning you have ever known; the one white t-shirt that feels better than all the rest"

Friday, May 20, 2011

friday fab: links you'll love!

penelope cruz – cover vogue us – june 2011

josie maran’s sea salt peppermint foot scrub

when life gives you lemons... make a cocktail!

first look: koto bolofo examines the world of hermès in la maison

simple + chic sparkling tabletop

inspired by…chanel

look for less: floral maxi dress

spring things: closet organization

Monday, May 16, 2011

what's your travel sign? let nextpedition predict yours.


it's no big surprise that I scored 96% poshaholic /95% glamologist which translates into equally posh and glam! judging from my results i suspect the first stop on my carefully curated nextpedition itinerary would be no other than the como shambhala retreat at parrot cay in turks and caicos.   it combines nature – 1000 unspoilt acres, including a mile-long powdered beach – with understated style, cosseting service and smiling staff.  "ohh amex, you know me so well." whats your sign? naturally, you can tell me on facebook. oh please who are you kidding?!? you know you want everyone to know that you are officially a glamologist, or a poshaoholic or a detourist or a …… umm think of the status updates you can post..
american express travel announces nextpedition, a new way to travel targeted to travel enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s. through nextpedition, american express travel offers consumers the exciting opportunity to take a vacation where the destination and itinerary are unknown until the actual journey begins and is revealed day by day via a customized smartphone. the "mystery trip" is customized to reflect the traveler's personality traits, providing an opportunity for him or her to explore the world in an unexpected and intuitive way.
disclosures: compensation was provided by nextpedition from american express travel via glam media
the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of nextpedition from american express travel

Friday, May 13, 2011

friday fab: links you'll love!

~via thesimplyluxuriouslife.com~

we can make this last
26 things to know for sure
orange you happy spring has arrived?!
domino effect
issue 4
we are smitten with smitten kitchen’s take crème brûlée french toast
a tiny but opinionated art critic. ~via a cup of jo~

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

its peony season in paris!


jordan ferney, the brilliant curator of all things pretty on oh happy day read our mind (we have been dreaming/anticipating/obsessing over peony season in paris) and just posted pics of her recent trip to the farmer’s market.

Monday, May 9, 2011

beauty must have! dr. dennis gross skincare alpha beta glow pad

we were mildly intrigued with the claims dr. dennis gross skincare alpha beta glow pad made,  "transforms dull texture and tone into radiant, glowing skin- reducing the need for foundation and concealer."  our curiosity was well compensated, the pads do what they claim and then some. we're officially converts!


Friday, May 6, 2011

friday fab: links you'll love!

happy may!
may must-haves
ribboned asparagus salad with lemon
bulgari “save the children” campaign
sneak peek ~ club monaco fall ’11 collection
affirmative bangles 
late spring and a new month
i wish that…
girl in a yellow dress
mother’s day breakfast + free printable (sweet little way to personalize the breakfast in bed ritual)
central park in the spring