So what does a Chanel have to do with a turntable you ask?  Well the marketing genius, that is Chanel, created an album to include with their Spring/Summer 2015 promotion.  Along with their cool sketch book catalog, was an album consisting of songs inspired by Chanel’s new limited edition, chain and leather wrap watches.  My favorite song is the groovy, 70’s rock song, but they are all pretty awesome.  Thanks to my new toy (myRead More →

With all of the hype about the new movie Fifty Shades of Grey coming out, I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you my new favorite neutral…the color grey!  Like black, white, and other neutrals, grey goes with pretty much anything.  It’s the perfect color for all seasons.  It looks good on everyone, is stunning in the home, and I love that it isn’t black.  It’s classy, sophisticated and timeless!  YouRead More →

Ok, so tonight we’re expecting a pretty messy snowstorm here in Chicago.  I was supposed to have dinner plans, but due to the weather, they were cancelled.  So I’ve decided,  after I put the boys to bed, I’m going to put on some of my favorite chick flicks, open a bottle of Kim Crawford, and enjoy some of this delicious truffle parmesan popcorn that I made!  The popcorn is a little bit of a splurgeRead More →

Looking for some unique gift ideas for a sister, mom, daughter, friend, teacher, grab bag etc.?  Here are 4 gift bundles that I have put together, to show you how fun gift giving can be!  When I’m doing my Holiday shopping, I really try to personalize the gifts that I am giving and I like to put together theme gifts that really reflect the person I’m giving them too.  I hope these ideas inspire youRead More →

Check out this awesome collection of little girl’s dancewear, by Dance Girl Clothing. The company was started by a very good friend of mine, Connie Maffei in January of 2012.  She came up with the concept of, “Dancewear to Streetwear”, because there really wasn’t a fashionable girl’s dancewear line that was wearable both inside and outside the dance studio.  Being the creative and talented woman that she is, and a mom of 3 girls, she started designing,Read More →

Well the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is out and the gifts are more extravagant than ever.  Take a peek at a few of my favorite items from the book.  They are definitely fun to look at!! Valentino bag and shoes   Milly dress   UGG Australia Boots and Slippers Saint Laurent studded boot and bucket bag   Rachel Zoe sequin dress   Alexander McQueen small satchel   Jose & Maria Barrera earrings   Edie ParkerRead More →

I love using coffee table books to accessorize my home and they don’t always sit on my coffee table either! In my eyes coffee table books have many purposes.  Take a stroll through my house and you’ll see them just about everywhere.  I frequently use them on the chest of drawers in my foyer, my mantels, and to style the shelves in the office.  Occasionally, you’ll see them on my tufted green velvet bench inRead More →

Okay, so let me start off by saying that I am by no means a light packer.  When I travel I always have clothing  and shoe options for both day and night and I pretty much bring every single makeup, beauty and hair product etc. that I own.  So when I was faced with this challenge, I knew it would be a difficult one.  It all started with an out-of-town wedding that my sister andRead More →

When I saw this in Architectural Digest I just had to share it with you!  Come and take a tour of some amazing outdoor entertaining spaces!   George Clooney’s courtyard in Los Cabos, Mexico   Giada DeLaurentiis’s home in Southern California   Trudie Styler and Sting’s home near Florence, Italy   Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber’s residence in Los Cabos, Mexico   Jennifer Aniston’s home in Beverly Hills, California   Diane Keaton’s home in Bel-Air  Read More →