Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Junior League of the Palm Beaches 2nd Annual Tea and Tastings

I am excited to be speaking with Katherine Lande at the Junior League of the Palm Beaches 2nd Annual Tea and Tastings on Saturday, October 29, 2011 1:00- 4:00 pm at the Borland Center at Midtown, Palm Beach Gardens. Each table host will be decorating their table with interpretation of “Tea Through the Ages.” Tickets are required $40 per ticket. Advance tickets are suggested and can be purchased by logging on to or call 561-689-7590.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Atlantic-Pacific and Just B’s DIY American Apparel Bag

Fellow Gator, Blair from the Atlantic-Pacific blog featured the above striped American Apparel bag that I instantly fell in love with. The Just B blog featured DIY instructions that I tweaked to add the striped pattern. I lined up the in painter’s tape to create the stripes and spaces between each. Click here for Just B blog’s DIY instructions. American Apparel has many bag colors to choose from…click here to view the bag choices. So fun! Can’t wait to use my new bag.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Great Branding articles from Sabrina Vavra

My sister shared a recent post from guest blogger Sabrina Vavra on Modern Chic Home’s blog Belle Maison. It was such a great article on Branding I had to share. “The Power of Consistency In Your Brand” which she followed up with “11 Immediate Ways To Promote Consistency In All You Do” are must reads no matter what business you are in. Her best example – Anthropologie - From Anthropologie’s store front and catalogs to the clothing and home accessories they carry, their brand and image are recognizable in seconds. In the world of events it has even become a word to describe a d├ęcor style. Vavra says, “Think multi-dimensional with regards to everything from your logo, choice of colors, and layout. Your message should align with your overall vision. “Tibetan calligraphy artist for tattoo designs Tashi Mannox and urban retailer Anthropologie are perfect examples of this message. Look at their choice of verbiage, models, lighting, and layout. The whole shebang screams their vision. You know in a millisecond that one is an organic spin on the well-traveled, inspired, mid 30’s woman interested in fashion. The other immediately lets you know that this is not just your run of the mill tattoo artist. This is a hybrid blend of Tibetan script and tattoos with a spiritual twist to it. They both set the stage for their message. They invite you in and show you their vision so you know what to expect. They promote an idea and follow that idea up with consistency throughout their brand and website.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pioneer Linens Featured in Palm Beach Society

For more information about Pioneer Linens, visit

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DIY Hex Nut Bracelet – thanks to Just B and Honestly…WTF

My assistant found this awesome bracelet on the Just B blog and we just had to make one. With some hex nuts from the local hardware store and lavender memory thread from Michael’s (we couldn’t find the suggested twine), we recreated the hex nut bracelet. For DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet instructions from Honestly…WTF click here. If you don’t feel like making your own, you can buy one here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Featured on Hunter Dixon Blog

I’m excited to be featured on Hunter Dixon’s blog…one of my favorite designers. To view more from their line visit Thanks to Lena Hyde Photography for snapping my pics.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Challenge in Partnership with Pizzazzerie

Recently I participated in the Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Challenge in partnership with Pizzazzerie. The objective: entertaining on a dime. You have six guests coming over, a $75 budget and Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet or Chardonnay. How do you put on a gathering for six on a shoestring budget?
My sister and I decided to give a spin on the traditional game day and add a little glam to it. See the above inspiration board for how we would host a Glam Game Day for Under $75.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Young Friends of the Norton Season Kick-Off Party

Friday, October 14, 2011 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Norton Museum of Art. Enjoy great art, cocktails, hors d’oeuvre’s, a photo booth and gallery tours from 6:30-7 p.m.

Free to members of the Young Friends of the Norton and memberships will be available in advance or at the door.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photo contest at Jessica Ricci Jewelry!

Jessica Ricci Jewelry, one of my faves, is having a picture contest for her favorite photo of a client wearing her line. If you have a piece of her collection, be sure to enter! For more information about the contest click here. My favorites are the rutilated quartz ring and necklace I’m wearing in this photo. My other favorite is my friend, Carla’s “Something Blue” from her wedding (photo taken by Jessica Loren Photography). The winner will receive a horseshoe and leather bracelet in the photo above!

Monday, October 10, 2011

“Mummies’ Little Monsters” Featured in October/November Issue of Baby Lifestyles

To view Baby Lifestyles October/November issue click here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

House Beautiful Style 101

I had the pleasure of meeting, Lisa Cregan, the author of House beautiful Style 101. There's a quiz at the start of the book that helps you to I.D. your style and then you flip to the chapter that corresponds to that style. How great is that! Click here to get a copy today.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Mummies' Little Monsters" Featured on Pizzazzerie

Excited to have our “Mummies’ Little Monsters” featured on the Pizzazzerie blog. Click here to view more.

Thanks to Alana Harris Photography, A.J. Brockman of Single Handed Studio for making the invite and printables, Party Starters for the banners and Southern Belles Cakery for the sweet treats.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bloomingdale's Think “Pink”

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month we will be telling you ways to give back throughout the month of October.

Bloomingdale’s recently sent out its October catalog and everything was “pink”. Head to your local Bloomingdales and check out the great buys that give back to such an important cause or click here to learn more.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lilly Pulitzer's Delta Gamma Collection

After just returning from Gainesville (sigh...that was a sad loss) and receiving the email for Lilly Pulitzer's new sorority merchandise, I had to share the Pre-order for Delta Gamma collection. DG and Lilly love. Click here to view.