Friday, January 25, 2013

5 little luxuries

image: a cozy kitchen

nyc’s dramatic weather this week has provided the perfect opportunity to spend time at home. wanting to "cocoon" in winter is affording time for simple pleasures like trying recipes, decorating and of course one needs to have lots of vino tinto on hand.

to style the bookcase i’ll be purchasing, gold pig bookends set of 2
turning a plain ikea lack side table into a "custom greek key" piece.
at almost $32 a lb, the pancetta i purchased from whole foods for this carbonara mac and cheese recipe qualifies as a luxury, wouldn’t you agree. and yes, in hindsight it is quite a lot of money for “bacon”, but it was oh-so good….
in my state of hibernation, i am obsessed about adorning my walls, this no paint art project is the perfect combination of clever, crafty and chic!
don’t get me wrong I’m in no hurry to bid winter adieu (i l-o-v-e winter-I’m the girl who goes to ski resorts and doesn’t ski. i am all about après ski activities). but this clutchreminded me that a)spring is right around the corner b) you can never go wrong with a clutch and c) a great (read: inexpensive) alternative to the clare vivier pieces that are all the rage.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

feliz weekend!

image: more love letters

prepare to swoon after viewing, my official fave short film, cartier’s (yes, that cartier of the red box) destinée
the world needs more love letters. wouldn’t you agree?
4 tips for getting in & out of ikea faster
10 natural ways to protect yourself from the flu
lime under the arms?
the only coupon you will ever need.
biz ladies: how to plan for the new year with intention and ambition
new york restaurant week: book and get $20
extra large artwork for less than $20!
modern etiquette: being a gracious host & guest
banish winter blahs! 2-minute makeovers
how to get dressed in 5 minutes!
it looks easy but this how to: shelf styling really helped

Friday, January 18, 2013

5 little luxuries

image: barnes and noble 

love, love, love pretty peg for couches and beds. not quite sure which piece of furniture i will be upgrading but just had to acquire.

tickets for la madre and the tia to enjoy the bésame mucho production at repertorio español. latinas sing latinas an anthology of songs by female latin american composers of el ayer are sure to get the ladies humming and reminiscing…. ($13 off all tickets this weekend!use discount code: REP2013)

at the rate i am going i will need to rent the apt next door just to display the amounts of art work and prints i purchase. alas there was no way i could not not add this beaut to my “gallery.” allow me to introduce you to the pagoda print
i love the notion of being in the company of good men…homer and aristotle cast marble bookends
after adding the carla bruni station to my pandora i am inspired to organize an impromptu cocktail party. the mix is THAT good! 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

feliz weekend!

source: design sponge

decluttering tips + tools: donate, drop off & make a difference
tax deductions clever crafters make sure to take
family feud: which ‘downton abbey’ sister is the best?
did you know the numbers in your address mean something in numerology?
secrets to creating a luxury closet
lets clean stuff.

Friday, January 11, 2013

5 little luxuries

image: gap

starting the year off right with a new statement ring from baublebar.
i still have cans of paint in my second bedroom from when i moved in a  year ago (but who’s counting). in a fit of inspired organization, read leisurely perusing of so haute (one of my fave design sites), i stumbled upon a most simple and stylish solution for the leftover paint: airtight food storage jars!!
soooo i don’t need to regale you with my eternal quest for skin luminosity (read here, here and here), but when i read a review for olay cc cream which promises “instant skin perfecting coverage,” well, let’s just say my reaction was pretty immediate-i purchased!. i have been using it for 3 days now and all i can say is i am stockpiling before i write a formal review on our site.
one of my most luxurious purchases to date: tkts to see les misérables with two of my favorite girls!
i needed something (aside from an 18 year single malt scotch) to get me thru the cold, dark january nights and a pink butterfly flannel pj set does the trick! (act quickly they are on sale for 19.99!)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

feliz weekend!

image via glitter guide 

the party animal’s guide to hiding a holiday hangover
foods that cure what ails you, and its not your same ol’ chicken soup. think booze meets sorbet to soothe a core throat!
frugal flowers: how to choose flowers at the supermarket
downton abbey cocktail recipe: the bittersweet mr. bates
real handwritten cards from your mobile?  there’s an app for that!
8 inexpensive ways to update your wardrobe

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Friday, January 4, 2013

5 little luxuries

i have a feeling that 2013 will be a great year with the help of danielle laporte’s  desire map!!

how amazing is this chunky gold link bracelet? i know what you’ re thinking, “another chunky bracelet?!?” suspend judgment-this beaut will set you back $1!!!

erin stutland is one of my fave workout/life coach/magical manifesters period! she is constantly inspiring me and her “almost new year plans” post really resonated with me. i plan to go out on the town with her dream generator worksheet. it has thought provoking questions about everything from what you want to let go to what you want to call in. naturally, I had to immediately order notebooks to document all of my soul searching.

i have hit the cheek-glow jackpot! i purchased benefit’s sugarlicious lip & cheek kit earlier this week and the compliments have been fast and furious!

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