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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Glitter for the holidays...

I went and had my nails done today and thought why not dress up my hands too! This is two coats of Mademoiselle by Essie and one coat of this pink Sparitual clarity diamond glitter polish.

Monday, December 19, 2011

One for one...

What a great way to give. I heart these TOMS slip on shoes and for every one pair you purchase a pair of shoes will be given to a child in need! Click HERE.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sweet words...

Every day when I drop the kiddies off at school I tell them the same two thing...1. Make magic happen! and 2. Ask interesting questions.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Martha Stewart show...

$400 gift card at Garnet Hill (which I used to get the boots & balancing board below)

Cole Haan Air Whitley Tall Boots

Labyrinth Balancing Board

Hooker's Sweet Treats. Amazing Sea Salted Caramels

Core Bamboo bread slicer, from 100% organically grown bamboo.

Silicone Baking Mold. From N.Y Cake

Martha Stewart Basket from Harry and David.

Limited Edition L'Occitane hand cream & lip balm.
Martha Stewart Glitter Kit
Mary's Soft Dough Rainbow Tub GET 20% off at pureplaykids.com with this code PPK20
Yesterday was a super fun day, I met my good friends over at the Martha Stewart Show for a live taping! The best thing about going... the giveaways!!! Happy Holidays to me, The goodies were amazing. Check it out!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cuffed jeans...



This is a look I can promote! I'm in jeans everyday (probably even the same pair) and this look is pretty cute! Check it out on WhoWhatWhere.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The perfect dress...

Another wonderful creation from my mom Lucia. Every Christmas she makes Salma a beautiful dress, LOVE this!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Home for the holidays with Aerin Lauder...



Check out this beautiful spread of Aerin Lauder's Wainscott Country Home in this months Vogue's Newsletter.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I Heart...

Rachel Bilson! I think is super cute and I love her style. Rachel along with her stylist have collaborated with Steve Madden to create an exclusive shoe collection called ShoeMint. Sign up HERE for updates!

Monday, November 14, 2011

I love...


Here are two looks I love from last nights MOCA Gala (Museum of Contemporary Art). Gwen Stefani rocks a simple black gown with purple stilettos and a gorgeous red lip (I heart that color combo). Nicole Richie looks muy elegante in  a mauve gown. I just had to add Rose McGowen because she used to be pretty, what happened to her face? Someone is hitting the Botox bottle a bit too hard.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hilarious...

I need to change my wifi Network name to this! Saw this on Pinterest, love to see what people pin!

Formal wear...

Notice Jack's tie, I got this at the Container Store. They are sticky ties by evREwares and they are Reusable and just plain adorable/affordable($4.99). The sticky tie is actually material and they promise it won't tear and can be wiped clean and are safe on any surface. Just make sure you remove it before washing!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The high bun...

Back in the day (way back) when I actually made money for the work I did, I worked in publishing for a teen magazine. The fun part of the job was going out for breakfast followed by lunch events for beauty companies wanting to share their latest and greatest beauty products and my job was researching these new beauty trends to write about in the magazine. Our Beauty Department would be out all morning, that by late afternoon it was time to buckle down and get writing. The high bun which seems to be a "look" today is what we used to call the "3 O'clock" Editor bun. When you were busy at your desk you just needed to get your hair off your face.

Pretty simple to do, and all you need is a brush, elastic ban, some hair spray and a few bobby pins.



First toss your hair over and brush out, pull together to make a high pony, then grab the pony and wrap the loose hair around the elastic band and pin in place. A quick spray and you should be on your way!

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Monday Mommy Rant...

My dear friend Julie sent me an email this morning and got me teary eyed and made me laugh all at the same time. Raising Children by Anna Quindlen, a Newsweek Columnist. What an insightful letter and my kiddies are still young so there is time to really start appreciating all the little moments. The writer talks about how her children are grown and all the worrying she did raising them and just trying to get through to the next thing(i.e dinner, bath and bedtime) and how looking back she wished she would of just enjoyed more of living in those moments. When you have kids, you become so invested in the bigger picture you forget to enjoy the little snippets of their lives and one day you find yourself looking at old pictures and watching videos wishing you would of treasured those moments more. Nobody talks about how hard raising kids can be, so you go through the motions of trying to do it all and follow a specific guideline of what parenting is and trying to keep up with "the Joneses" and that can rob you of what really matters.


I read this quote from the same writer but different article titled A Teachable Moment and she talks about how hard raising kids can be, "It's almost like AA for moms: "Hi, I'm Anna, and I repeatedly ignored demands for juice and then snapped because the whining was driving me insane." It can be a great job, motherhood, but it would be nice if everyone could be more honest about how overwhelming the job can be, and more willing to find ways to support and inform the people who are trying to do it".


Families go through the same thing just different variations, parenting is hard for everyone. The lesson here is enjoy your children, laugh more and share more. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Most wanted...


Who doesn't love a cute boot! These celebrity beauties have been seen around town in their Isabel Marant "Dicker" Suede Ankle Boots. This must-have footwear for the season will only set you back $615. I found a similar and much cheaper version at The Gap $79.95.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Things for Salma's room...

Senegalese Storage Collection S-L $68-$148

Coco Play Table & Stools $325 "perfect for tea parties"

Flokati Rug $155-$645

Moroccan Leather Pouf $450
My Serena & Lily winter catalogue just arrived and I've marked off a few musts for miss Salma's room (a wish list never hurt anyone).

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What to wear...

I have a family wedding coming up in December and I haven't a thing to wear. I came across these amazing looks, both of which I love.

Shop these outfits HERE.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

My baby boy turns 7...

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I can't believe I have a seven year old! I recently was looking through old pictures and videos when he was younger and remembered a particular phase he went through. Jack would always right notes of protest if he felt he was being wronged. The hubby and I would get such a laugh, check out these two videos from January 2009, Jack had just turned four.

In the first video Jack overhears me making a dentist appointment for him and this is what I find him doing.

In the second video Jack has had enough of his daddy changing the channel from his kid show to sports(the obnoxious cough is Salma, she was sick).

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Leather pants...

One of my girlfriends is in the market for a pair of leather pants(or faux, she loves animals). Amber this post is for you! Check out WhoWhatWear.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stella's little Project...

Back in the day Jack entered a drawing contest and won this tee. It just arrived and the packaging was super cute and they threw in stickers. Love Stella McCartney Kids.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Back to nature...

This past Sunday in The New York Times, front page, the topic, Waldorf Education, cultivating a lifelong love of learning through real experiences. Three hours a day are spent outside, rain or shine. My sons pre-school teacher took the children out a few times a day, I thought she was crazy dealing with all snow suits and boots but Jack really did enjoy that experience. Salma's class is walking to the library this week,  maybe I should hope for rain?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cozy up to this...

Everyone in my household owns one of these infinity scarves. Winter just wouldn't be the same without one. They come from Brooklyn based designer, Brandi Flournoy of Brand New Knits. They are like wrapping a cloud around your neck, super cozy and keeps you toasty warm. I just ordered a bunch for holiday gifts!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beauty Lounge...


Love this and when is it coming to New York?! Blushington just opened up in West Hollywood and just like the Blow Out bars that simply do blowouts for your hair, this beauty lounge simply does your makeup. There are a variety of looks to choose from and the price is right!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beauty must-haves...

These are two items I am never without, Aquaphor and Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. The Aquaphor I use for everything, lips, hands, feet, you name it! Aquaphor is the reason my kiddies never, and I mean NEVER had diaper rash(I swear). The Kiehl's serum really is a miracle, you slather this on at bedtime, wake up and your face feels brand new, silky soft and no pillow marks(don't ask me how that happens). The weather is starting to change, the air is dryer, the months are getting colder so be ready.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Good read...



While reading my morning blogs, I found the glow on Rikshaw Design. This site features fashionable moms with their kiddies at home.

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