Every year, I try to come up with a festive tablescape to celebrate Halloween.  I’ve used pumpkins, gourds, spooky trees, candelabra’s and spider webs.  You name it, I’ve done it.  This year I decided to broaden my horizons a bit, and try something different.   It all started with Targét, of course!  I love walking through the seasonal sections every time I go, and I usually end up with things that I absolutely do notRead More →

Can we create a new term for a REALLY late blog post?  Reason being, I am writing about my market find from June!  Better late than never though, and when you see it you will agree that it was well worth the wait:) So once again, I attended my favorite market, the Randolph Street Market in Chicago.  As usual, there were booths filled with great things, but one piece  in particular caught my eye…a vintageRead More →

Hi everyone, I haven’t meant to neglect you, I’ve just been extremely busy working on my new t-shirt line, Urban Tee Party.  This project basically started with my obsession for graphic tees.  If you read my armoire blog post awhile back, you would have seen only a fraction of my tee collection.  There are so many t-shirt lines that I adore, but I loved the idea of making my own statement shirts. I started workingRead More →

Although we all think we know party etiquette, in today’s modern world of Evites, Facebook events, text and email invitations, both throwing and attending a party has gotten a little tricky.  Technology has thrown some people through a loop, the idea of the host gift has grown and changed, and for some reason people still don’t understand the importance of r.s.v.p.!  So here goes 8 tips for both the host and guest of the modern-dayRead More →

It all started in ’97 or ’98 (can’t remember exactly, hehe), I was in Los Angeles shopping, and I came across this store in The Beverly Center, Traffic.  It was there that I stumbled upon what would become my signature look for at least the next 10 years…the Juicy Couture track suit.  Not sure what drew me to them, but the minute I tried one on, I thought the idea was fabulous.  It was basicallyRead More →

How I styled my outdoor mantel 5 ways, with 2 artificial grass plants, from Target! Let me start out by saying, I normally do not use artificial plants in my decor.  However, when I saw these plants, I knew I needed them.  They were simple, but came in nice ceramic pots that are neutral, so they work with everything.  I picked them up from Target on a whim, knowing I would find use for themRead More →

Hi Everyone!  So sorry that I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been super busy working on a very exciting project, as well as, refereeing my three boys, now that it’s summer vacation, hehe.  No excuses though, I’m here to tell you that there are blog posts waiting in the wings, along with some big news!!! So stay tuned and keep following!  Cool things are coming, and I can’t wait to share them with allRead More →

Watch Chicagoland stylist Linzi Coco, as she shows you how to get the perfect blowout at home.  Follow her steps to getting a beautiful, silky smooth look, that literally lasts for days. Check out these step by step videos, as she reveals her tips and tricks to flawless hair.     Click here to contact Coco Beauty Lounge    Step 1 Cleansing the hair Shampooing It is crucial that you make sure your hair is properlyRead More →

Since 2010, V&R handbags, has been dominating the European market.  Finally, these stunning bags have made their way to the U.S.  Gorgeous knit bags that are completely handmade from beginning to end, with flawless quality and craftmanship.  The designs are classic, with a flair of texture and color, that truly are unique.  I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to chat with husband and wife owners, Vasilis and Roxani Borsis, to find out moreRead More →

Those of you who read my posts regularly, are aware, that in January of this year I started project organization.  The goal was to organize ALL of the unorganized areas of my home.  So over the past 5 months, I have been cleaning out bathrooms, closets, offices, cabinets, etc.  We are now rolling into the summer and I’m still going. My newest project was to declutter my armoire, and make it look pretty enough toRead More →