Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Hope you all have a R&R weekend! Some fun with friends and family and great BBQ and Margaritas:)
I love this new mix from William Sonoma- you gotta try it!
We are going to the beach with friends and then packing for our move on Wednesday.  NYC here we come!!! Enjoy your day Bloggies:)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Must Have Series...Chassity Evans

Greetings from Miami bloggie friends! Today I'm happy to share dear Chassity's summer essentials. She was the first blogger to write about me and the line and I have learned so much from her. Now I call her a dear friend and wish nothing but the best for her, both in the blog world and personal life! Her blog is so fun and stylish...if you don't already follow then check her out here. I love her summer picks..another great list for you to lust after and shop for. Thank you Chassity! xoxox- back to the pool:)
Tory Burch- A pretty pouch to keep all my necessities.
Forty Beads- Summer reading with a purpose ;)
Benetint- Waterproof cheek and lip stain for summer color.
Loren shades- For all those sunny days.
Marysia Marama Maillot- My go to suit for summer.
Kai body glow- I use this after the beach for moisture and glow.
Loewe picnic hamper- Customizable and so chic for picnics at the beach.
Missoni towel- No trip to the beach is complete without an oversized towel.
Calypso blouse- Throw it on for a light layer.
The Vamoose bangles- Some pretty baubles that you won't be afraid to bring to the beach.
Bobbi Brown buffing grains- I've been using this exfoliator for a few years & love that I can mix with any cleansor.

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Summer Must Haves...

From left to right:

-The turban like twist created by a silk scaft is a stylish way to keep your hair from flying away at the beach.  Shala Monroque does it best! Photographed by my all time fave blogger Garance Dore  Shala is one of my top style icons of today- follow her blog here and see more pic here
-Robert Revival Little blue radio from Anthropologie for tunes (vintage look with modern sound)
-Marysia SWIM WASH by THE LAUNDRESS- to care for your swimsuits- check out the laundress for all cleaning needs- I"M totally OBSESSED with this brand and all they create...i just ordered their broom:)
-Chloe ankle cuff wedge from Barney's 
-Clinique's after sun rescue balm works!  Believe me I've tried them all.

-Kiehl's Vital Sun Protection Spray SPF 25 ( my fav sunscreen ever and in a spray so it's easy to apply on a fast moving little one) this thing is always sold out but the non spray ones are great too!
SHISEDO's Extra smooth sun protection lotion SPF 38 PA++
ZOKU quick Pop marker is my favorite kitchen tool for summer.  Great for kids, big and little:)
-My go to summer outfit!  Looks great with a denim jacket for the city.  by Marysia SWIM
-Oliver Peoples Sunglasses
-Echo beach bag from endless

I love the summer time!!! even when it's hot and humid.  I also love all the trips we take during the summer- it's why I love my job! I will make sure to share all the exciting things that we have in store for the summer. Hope my little list inspires you for the hot days to come!  I dedicate this post to my BFF who loved the summer as much as I do!

She would have been 30 today:(  HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA!!! I HEART YOU SO!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Must Have Series..delayed

So I'm on the verge of finishing my move to NYC!  Forgive this little Monday series interruption but wait and see what my picks are on Friday instead.  I'm very inspired by all the Must have ladies before me and by the trip to Miami this coming Sunday!!!  My daughter and I and going on a girl trip!!! A lovely little friend is meeting us there too and I can not wait!  We are staying at The Raleigh and their pool has me craving some R&R .......
This is our first girl only trip and Elle is beyond excited too.  eeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkk

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty...

Do you remember all those fabulously dressed people from the annual ball of the Costume Institute?

Well.... they were all celebrating the new exhibit at the MET.  The exhibition, showcases the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion.  From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010.   I had the chance to see the exhibit myself and it was's the feeling that you get while in the exibit that lets you understand the complexity of the late designer.  This video shows so much of the exihib but if you are in the city you must go to the Metropolitan Museaum of Art and see it for's a MUST!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Must Have Series....Kate Nevin

1.Lem Lem  adama dress from Barney's as a coverup
2. TOMS vs. flops
3. Beach bag by kit and lili
4. Balayage highlights from Lauren at Stella Nova (charleston)- "the closest I will ever get to     
    looking like Gisele on the beach!  Balayage is the best way to get highlights in the 
    summer - looks effortless - like you really have natural sunkissed hair.  the beach hair my 
5. Artforum magazine for beach reading                                                                                           
6. Neutrogena Ultra sheer dry-touch Sunblock SPF 30                                                       
7.Nerea Scarf from Calypso

Kate Nevin is a jack of all trades! She's a mother of two beautiful children (happy belated mother's day to Kate and all you mothers reading this! a little carried away being a mother my self, forgot to wish you all the same.... FORGIVE PLEASE )  She is a portfolio manager for a fund of hedge funds (finance! left brain ) but her right brain requires just as much attention so she designs dresses on the side.  She's dedicates a good bit of her time to the arts - board member of Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.  Here's a recent article from Skirt on Kate!   
But did I mention I know Kate from Yoga?!!  The girl can stand on her brain to top it off and in style and all:)

her picks are great for us busy mom's running around all of the you have fovorites??

Friday, May 6, 2011

Malgosia Bela...

Photographer: Greg Kadel

Happy Friday Bloggie friends!  I'm starting to collect inspirational images for the next lookbook shoot.  The NUMERO magazine and this issue (122) had one of my favorite Polish models.... Malgosia- you may have seen her on the most resent Chloe Ad.  I don't know what it is but the Polish models are my fav!...just saying:)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Annual Costume Institute Gala...

Sarah Jessica Parker
Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images 
Ginnifer Goodwin
Photo: Evan Sung
Hamish Bowles
Photo: Mimi Ritzen Crawford
Diane Kruger
Photo: Kevin Tachman
The above are just a few of my favorites from last night's annual gala at the MET. 
It is eye candy to me...and what about Ginnifer Goodwin's eyes?  Incredible don't you think?
All images from out the rest here.
Oh how I wish to go to this one day:)
Who's on your best dressed list?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Must Have Series....Angie Hranowsky

Bumby swim suit for Angie's daughterVintage Snake Cuff

Angie and I bonded over mutual love for a certain friend as well as the mutual love for dancing, getting down like it's 1999 !!! This girl knows how to have fun and her style shows it!
Speaking of style, Angie has spent more than a decade creating award-winning rooms for an array of regional and national clients. Be sure to check out the next LONNY issue to see some of her work. This below is one of my favorite of her work but check her out here:) and her blog for more interior inspiration here!

These monday must have summer series are so fun for me to do...  I just love how the items these incredible women pick reflect them so's interesting don't you think? Are you calling Angie right now to help you with your house? LOvE hEr!!!  Let's DANCE!!!