Runway Style: Mother of Pearl

This, the latest collection from “Mother of Pearl” is chic and cool, feminine yet a little edgy. I like the textures, the layers, and the range of fabrics in the designs. Florals, plaids and stripes – denim, knits, wools and more.  It all comes together for a rather fun and stylish fall collection. MOTHER OF […]

Sweet Valentine Cookies

* VALENTINE’S DAY HEART CUTOUT COOKIES   * These Heart-Shaped Cutout Cookies are super simple, pretty and great for Valentine’s Day!    This recipe comes from: Life Love and Sugar,  (they also make a great treat for gifting.)   Is there ever really a bad time for a cookie? I think not. And certainly when it […]

A Provence Dream: Chateau des Alpilles

Chateau des Alpilles Beautiful photography of the stunning “Chateau des Alpilles” from Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio, NY. Chateau des Alpilles is a historic chateau in the heart of Provence in the south of France.  Jamie Beck:  “A family run property by three generations of women fills your soul with warmth as you drive up […]


  The Celia Kritharioti Haute Couture Collection is like a pastel parade of feminine delights.  Feathers and frills abound this collection is for the “Girlie-Girl” at heart.   *   CELIA KRITHARIOTI   SPRING 2018 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION   *   Visit: ArtPassionZsaZsaBellagio


“Without elegance of the heart, there isn’t any elegance.”   – Yves Saint Laurent Portrait of Dovima by Horst P. Horst, 1951 via:plantsarefriendssometimesfood Nadja Auermann in John Galliano: Patrick Demarchelier   “In art as in love, instinct is enough.”   – Anatole France   Brilliant and beautiful Anna Okuneva first soloist with Stanislavsky Music Theatre […]

Oh Sooo Charming! Lilian Ginebra

I’m adoring this ETSY SHOP : “Lilian Ginebra” today!    Lilian Ginebra is a mostly “self-taught metalsmith” who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.   She creates beautiful, handmade jewelry out of Gold, Silver and Gemstones.     Her pieces are delicate and unique.   There is a beautiful simplicity in all […]

How Sweet It Is: Etsy Sweetsy!

It’s all about “love and romance” today with some wonderful Etsy Valentine finds! Love is Sweet Cake Banner ETSY SHOP:  Pipsqueak and Bean Valentine’s Day Heart Shirt Sweatshirt ETSY SHOP:  Shop Love And Bambii The Red Velvet Cake Truffle ETSY SHOP: Chocolat by AdamTuroni Pink Marble Hearts Balloon Bundle ETSY SHOP: Oh Shiny Paper Co Sequin Heart Patch. Valentines […]