May 30, 2011

Chic Summer Gift Giving

Here are some chic ideas for gift giving that will make summer entertaining a little more fun!


Sea Motif Silver-Plated Frames

May 24, 2011

Beach House ~ Amazing Grace in Turks and Caicos

Today, I stopped over at House of Turquoise and loved Erin's post about a beautiful private, luxurious beach house located in the Turks and Caicos called, Amazing Grace.  This sprawling 9000 square foot beach house sits a very short distance from powdery, white sand beaches. 

Amazing Grace
Imagine... azure ocean views and tropical breezes from nearly every room. For an afternoon swim, you have a choice of the pristine Grace Bay beach only steps away or the stunning 50 foot heated pool and jacuzzi. You can also relax on the gracefully decorated terrace at the end of your day and experience the most magnificent sunsets. At night, custom-designed lighting casts a magical glow on the property's magnificent landscape - enabling you to enjoy the outdoors 24/7.



What I'm Loving Now

J.Crew Printed iPhone Cover

Save one for me please!!

Printed iPhone cover

May 22, 2011

Surf's Up Baby! {Cool Summer Accessories for Kids}

Here are some summer decorating ideas for your kids rooms.  Pottery Barn Kids always does a wonderful job in making kids rooms look chic {smart and stylish}!  What not try a little update for the summer! 


Fun bunkroom!  It would be a kid's dream!


Surf's Up Baby! {Cool Accessories for Teens}

Aloha!  Happy Sunday everyone!

Pottery Barn Teen always has the best summer accessories!  Here is a sampling of what I would pick to decorate a teen's room. 



May 20, 2011

Sophisticated Coastal Chic ~ Diane Bergeron

I've been wanting to share with you a few photos of Diane Bergeron's design work.  Her interiors are sophisticated and relaxed at the same time.  I also admire her choice of color in the fabrics and accessories that she uses to make a room come together.  Simply beautiful. 


What's not to love about these madras pillow covers.....


What I'm Loving Now




May 19, 2011

Beach Inspired Rooms

I love a casual beach feel with a neutral palette.  This beach house has glimpses of beach finds and a nice change in fabrics that make it something that I love.



May 18, 2011

What I'm Loving Now

Happy Wednesday my dear friends!  I'm excited because my dad is flying in from Africa today and is going to spend a few days with the family and I.   He works in Nairobi, Kenya and has been on a few amazing safaris there with my step-mother and sister.  I'll have to share some of the photos with you when he gets here.  Wait until you see these amazing pictures!

In the meantime, I have put together a few things that I'm loving right now.  There's always something new to love!  Don't you agree?  Enjoy!




May 17, 2011

Chic Bloggers Design Inspiration

This week I was blessed enough to have been inspired by these brilliant bloggers.  All I can say is FUN, FUN, FUN!  Visit each site and tell them that I sent you! 

classic.casual.home



My Summer Beauty Essentials {Desiree's Picks}

Here are just a few of my everyday beauty essentials.   I just recently bought the new summer nail polish colors from Essie and love them!  The facial scrub is something my husband picked out for my son and I actually love it and use it every morning and night.  The Lancome skin care is new to me and I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of results I get.  Has anyone tried the Lancome Genifique yet?  And, I have to wear the Neutrogena sunblock from head to toe when I run. 

Essie Minimalistic~a barely there pink


May 16, 2011

Summer Lovin' {Williams Sonoma Home}

I'm always excited when Williams Sonoma Home introduces their new line for summer!  Here's what I'm lovin' from them right now!  What do you think?



May 13, 2011

Chic Five-Star Resort: Desroches Island Seychelles

I recently read that Prince William booked the entire five-star Desroches Island resort for his honeymoon with the lovely, Kate, just to ensure their privacy.  I visited the website and the resort is absolutely gorgeous!  Perfect destination for a honeymoon!



May 10, 2011

A shout out to a few Chic Bloggers who are my Top Referrals! Thank you girls!

I began my journey as a blogger in October 2010.  I didn't know really what to expect because I was a new blog visitor, as well.  The first blog I came across was, Hooked On Houses...I'm sure you know Julia by now.  She was a big time blogger then and her blog continues to grow by the day! Julia was kind enough to be one of my very first...and I mean earliest followers and I thank you Julia for that! She's such a sweetheart!  Then I met a few other awesome girls! How wonderful would it be to live closer to one another! I can imagine getting together for appetizers, wine and chatting about our aspirations as bloggers.  So much fun!



 Some of these girls happen to be my Top Referrals in the month of April 2011.  Thank you for visiting my blog and for adding me to your daily blog list! May God continue to bless you and your endeavours!



May 09, 2011

Global Chic

I hope everyone had a beautiful Mother's Day!  I celebrated with my mother, mother-in-law, and my lovely sister-in-law on Saturday.  My husband cooked dinner for us and for dessert we had delicious pastries from the French Bakery around the corner from my home and drank tea.  I was stuffed and happy! 

On Sunday, I had a day to relax......we attended Mass, made our, Sunday, after-mass pit stop at the French bakery and then went home to unwind.  I read part of a book that my mother gave me, did a load of laundry, and laughed with my husband and the boys.  In all, I had a wonderful weekend.  What more can I ask for?

God Bless you!


I have always loved global influences when it comes to clothing.  The colors, textures and handywork that goes into each piece is phenomenal and reminds me of a casual, warm summer.  A suntanned glow and one of these accessories and you're set!




May 06, 2011

Cocoa and Hearts Launch via Made by Girl

Have you visited a new site called, Cocoa & Hearts?  Jen Ramos, a graphic designer and editor of an online shop and blog titled, Made by Girl, recently launched, Cocoa & Hearts.  This new site showcases her original artwork.  In just 3 days she sold more than half of her paintings and is planning on working on a new batch of artwork in various sizes.  Make sure to stop by all her sites and be inspired! 


This painting below is one of my favorite of hers!


May 02, 2011

Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by pairing a festive and refreshing margarita with a side of delicious avocado-corn dip and tortilla chips!




Chic Nantucket Outdoor Kitchen

Be inspired to entertain outdoors with this summertime kitchen that has it all!  Designed by Kris Horiuchi.



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