Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Protect yourself

One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is a small gold evil eye pendant I wear on a gold chain on my eye. I am a firm believer that the evil eye protects you and since very young I have been hearing that one should always carry one and I do (on my hands, in a bracelet form). I love the new creations from young designers like Vanesa Kandiyioti, Ileana Makri or Apriati. They do the most gorgeous evil eyes ever. 

Does any of you believe in the evil eye protection?

A food affair

SO yes, as I said yesterday, the weekend was lovely, very very very cold but really lovely. And the visit to Whole Foods was well worth it. The main London store is massive with everything a food lover would love. Now, the cheese room has absolutely everything you (if you love cheese of course) could ever dream. I love how  you can try stuff (not really common in England) around the store. Oh Yummy Whole Foods, you definitely know how to please us!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday Outfit

Hello my dears, oh they come fast these Mondays, don't they? Anyway I try to embrace it as much as possible. We had a great weekend, with some Zara shopping! Every time I go to Zara I realise how much I love it. We also went to Whole Foods, aaah blissful, everything one might want and probably a  bit more. We had some friends over for diner on Sunday and N made the most fab beef fillet. I hope our friends enjoyed their evening. I also had fun putting the table together and making desert. Multicolored and fun was my theme (not really, I just put everything I had together but having a theme sounds better).

and of course there is Sunday outfit, thanks for your lovely feedback last week, so happy you enjoy these cause I really love doing them :) and I especially love this one with the sequins making me happy happy. I bought some stuff fro J.Crew and the fab Alaina send them over, thank you so so so much, love you!!

Skirt: J.Crew
Tee: Oysho
Necklace: Whistles
Boots: Steve Madden
Belt: Asos
Have a great week! xo

Sunday, November 28, 2010

White dresses

Amidst the Kate Middleton bridal craze, I spent some time looking at bridal gowns, how does one decide what bridal salon to visit when the moment comes? What will Kate Middleton pick? More on that later this week, promise.
Would you go somewhere where you can get many designer wedding dresses or just one brand? I came across this lace beauty in the middle and it kind of rocked my wold. If I was to marry tomorrow, I would definitely struggle!
Here are some of my faves right now.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Rita Konig decorates

I really love Rita Konig but I'm going to be honest, I haven't sen much of her work beside her own homes (which I love). So when I saw this apartment decorated by her I couldn't pass and not share. Nobody lives here, it's a show house at the newly developed Manhattan House. Show houses always look pretty good but cold and lifeless, Rita made it work here, with warm colors and lively details. Who doesn't love her bars and bedrooms? 

What are your weekend plans? We are going to Whole Foods tomorrow to do grocery shopping for Sunday, excited to be hosting a dinner "party". I didn't know the London WF was the second biggest one (in the world?)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pining Kitchens

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my American friends! Wishing you all a beautiful day filled with joy and love. xoxo
This past weekend I found myself pining non stop... kitchens. Yes, my beloved kitchens. So I thought it was only fair to seat down and put together a kitchen post. What? do you see recurrent elements? Yes, me too. That butler sink (*thanks Iona!), open shelves, perfect storage and rustic elements seem to be my ticking boxes. 

Sources can be found here

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Stuff Series **Made by Girl**

Made by girl is probably the first blog I ever read so imagine my excitement having here Jen sharing her My Stuff. Pretty amazing, right? You all know her, her blog and her beautiful shop, so I won't go into much talking and just shout very very out loud, how amazing this girl is! 

Favorite Place in the World: New York
Style Icon: Rachel Bilson
Favorite Designer: Kelly Wearstler and Michael Kors
Favorite movie: All classic bible films
Jeans: 7 for all Mankind
Underwear: Victoria Secret
Day dress and day bag: Michael Kors and anything Zara
Evening dress: Zara
Shoes: All brands

Inspiration: elle decor magazine as well artwork I see or create on my own
Art: Abstract and I love Franz Kline
Bedding: Calvin Klein bed sheets
Stationery: ha! My own, made by girl
Coffee table books: I love so many but I really love Interiors Now by Taschen
Flowers: peonies

Perfume: Very Hollywood by Michael Kors
Mascara: anything by MAC
Moisturizer: Just use plain Eucerin, works quite nicely
Shampoo: Garnier
Soap: I don't normally use soap, I like body wash, but when I use soap I tend to go for Dove soap.
Thanks Jen!!

December wish list

How many times you find saying "I'll buy this next month"? I do it very very often, and that "next month" list keeps growing and growing. At some I didn't even remember what was on that fantafabulous wish list so it was tome to put it down on writing. So without further ado here is my December wish list.
What's on your December wish list?

Steve Madden Intyce boots in Cognac, I love my black ones/Michael Kors watch/Nars Heat wave lipstick/Fox Christmas ornament/Citron de Vigne perfume/Barbour jacket/Flamingo print/leather belt/coral cardigan

Monday, November 22, 2010

Johnny Cash is getting married

I'm a big big Johnny Cash fan, statement.
I love weddings and pretty styling, statement.
This styled "wedding" was done by Caroline Colom Vasquez, the artist behind Paloma's nest  for the Southern Weddings Magazine, and shot by Jesse Ryan. This editorial was inspired by Johnny Cash of course, and the plan was to be a mix of rockabilly and DIY country. I think they nailed it. You can read all the details here. 

Sunday Outfit

When I looked at these week's photos I realised how multi colored I was and I remembered what Kendi said some days ago about breaking the rules, she is so so right, who cares! I love my bright colored tights, and I'm planning of enjoying this way of coloring an outfit all winter. Definitely makes me happy.
How was your weekend lovelies? Saturday was very quiet around here. On Sunday we went for lunch to one of N's colleague and even though I wasn't expecting it it was surprisingly enjoyable. Do you have any exciting plans for this week ahead? I know across the pond you will be celebrating Thanksgiving, all ready? 

By the way I'm curious, do you care at all about these Sunday Outfits? 
Jacket: J.Crew - extremely old
Vest: Zara
Skirt: Stradivarius
Shirt: Gap
Cardigan: Topshop
Boots: Steve Madden
Necklace: Elephantine
Bag: Balenciaga - a century old
PS: Aimee from Chic 'n Cheap Living, asked me to put together a gift list for the Liberty of London lover, if you are one of those, check it out here

Friday, November 19, 2010

in Tel Aviv

What did catch my eye here? the beautiful original 20's floors. This Tel Aviv apartment conserves most of the original features, high ceilings and long corridors. This is the house of a French in Israel and the french allure is clearly visible in the furniture chosen. This is one of the most respected apartments I have sen lately. Not only the owner has maintained the building vibe but has also used pieces to complement it.   

What are your plans for the weekend? Anything exciting? Mine is definitely going to be low key, just a commitment lunch on Sunday and the rest absolutely FREE!
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