Thursday, August 27, 2009

French, Do It, Better...Entre Nous

They say French women don't get fat...maybe because they like to look so stylish ALL the time. Typically French women go casual with more tailored pieces by day and go all out femme fatale by night.

A French woman knows less is more

She chooses earthy and neutral colors

She spices things up with a hint of red

She invests in the classics

She adores scarves all year round

She stays warm with hats

She is a shady lady with oversized sunglasses

She carries a large handbag

Pulling it all together

The classic Madame Brigitte Bardot

Monday, August 17, 2009

SoHo House Coming To WeHo

The members only SoHo House with locations in London and New York, is set to open its doors in 2010 on the Sunset Strip's west end. The proposed A-list members club will be housed at 9200 Sunset Blvd. in the Luckman Plaza office building and at the tip of posh Beverly Hills residential areas. The penthouse will offer 360 degree views of LA and the Hollywood Hills with over 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

Nearby residents complain that the club will bring the paparazzi, loud music, and traffic jams. Others believe the club will create jobs, provide a private escape for celebrities, and generate business for struggling local restaurants. {Personally, the area is a bit "dead." It seems the only nearby happening spots are the Rainbow and the Roxy, if they're even considered happening anymore. This little pocket could use a little revamping and action.}

$1,400 will get you an annual membership at the SoHo House New York. For additional fees, members may spend the night in "bedrooms" boasting names like Playpen, Playhouse, Playground, and Playroom. Rooms start at $405 per night. The Meatpacking District club also offers a rooftop pool, tranquil spa, and various rooms like The Library and The Drawing Room to hang out or rent out for private parties.

American Chic

Season after season, Ralph Lauren stays true to the all American preppy look. Pair the classics with the current trendy accessories and skinny jeans and you'll always look polished!

Remember Catherine Trammel from Basic Instinct? This look seems like she'd roll. Only certain ladies can pull off this one!

A classic fitted blazer is ALWAYS a classic wardrobe staple. Pair one with a great pair of fitted jeans!
A lighter take on the navy blazer. Tan looks great on everyone!
So, last year we couldn't get enough of the sweater dress. Try one in grey this fall and winter. Go monochromatic with a long grey sweater, scarf, and tights for a ladylike look!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Cheap Wine

Sometimes you have to splurge, sometimes you have to scrimp. So, the minis are perfect for those, "I just want 1 glass of wine" nights. They're great for picnics too!
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Red Hot!

Tonight I enjoyed a manicure/pedicure at my corner nail shop. OK, if you ask, they serve wine while you get all dolled up! I about died when I saw the lady pour me a glass out of a jug of Carlo Rossi over the massage table! Hey, sometimes you gotta do it on the cheap!
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Color Splash

Make your bedroom more inviting with a blue accent wall...

The right shade of blue backsplash will perk up any plain old white kitchen.

Finally, Something Original

More pictures here...

Wall Street

Wall Street June 2005: Contemplating their next trade over smokes. I wonder if they still do this?
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Vegas Pool Parties

Nothing like a burnt out saxophonist, a congo drummer, and house beats to keep the party going @ Tao Beach Club!
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The Party Bus

Because sometimes I can't resist...
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Original Guitar Hero

Today, the world lost one of the most influential individual music contributor. Les Paul invented an early version of the solid body electric guitar in the 1940s. The likes of Peter Frampton, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin used that guitar to create some of the most original and psychedelic sound effects with the electric guitar. That's Paul McCartney playing a Gibson Les Paul. I love Paul!

Summer, LA, and Rooftop Pool Parties

Nieman Marcus and Art

You get what you pay and shopping? I like. You can see this piece at the Nieman Marcus ladies' dress department.
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Ron Marvin, My Design Star

My Hancock Park art deco studio is crying out for design love! So, let the creative process commence. Like most of my research projects, I "google." I searched cool studio apartments interior design manhattan. Many Manhattanites live in pocket sized apartments and re-design them after chic boutique hotel rooms. So, I clicked here and let me tell you, my research for a cool inspiring very small space was practically done.

Ron Marvin's Hotel "Sweet" in Chelsea, won the 2007 Apartment Therapy award for smallest coolest apartment. Now, Ron IS a professional interior designer who has the industry contacts and a larger budget than most contest entries. For the sake of my design project, his Chelsea studio was the perfect inspiration. Every square inch of Ron's 300 square foot former hotel room, is utilized to the nines! I'm on a budget, so I've found most key accent pieces at Ikea, Target, and Amazon. I'll post some "AFTER" photos soon!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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