This week, I’ve decided to feature the home of Adam Levine from Maroon 5.  It has a very cool mid-century vibe and I love how all of the dark walls and furniture give it a sophisticated masculine feel. Designer: Mark Haddaway      Photos by: Roger Davies Pics from Architectural Digest   Have a lovely Sunday!    Read More →

Make a statement this Fourth of July and not with your outfit!  Try this wonderful recipe for a delicious and patriotic Flag Cake. I got this recipe from Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa (I just adore her and her food).  I knew it would be great, because everything she makes is fabulous and her recipes are so easy to follow, you just can’t go wrong! Once again she hit one out of the park!  InRead More →

As much as I love a roomy satchel or a spacious tote, the mini bag has caught my eye.  They are a wonderful little bag that are both stylish and cute.  What’s great about them is that even in their petite size, they still manage to carry all of the essentials. Use a mini for a night out on the town, a day of leisure, or even a festival or concert.  You can’t go wrong,Read More →

On my 40th birthday last weekend, (I’ll be posting about that later), I discovered cucumber infused vodka.  It was a match made in heaven for me, because I love cucumber and I love vodka!  So I decided to come up with a refreshing concoction made with my new-found fav. Here is what you’ll need… 2 ounces of cucumber vodka Soda Water Simple syrup (see recipe below) 1 lime juiced 6 mint leaves Slices of cucumberRead More →

    I just got back from New York and while there I was determined to partake in a slice of “New York Style” pizza.  Being from Chicago, this is a big deal because there is this constant debate over whether or not Chicago pan pizza is better than the New York thin pie.  So my girlfriend and her husband had some friends over and they decided to order some pizzas from a place calledRead More →

If you haven’t noticed, thick full eyebrows are very chic right now. Yes you heard me correctly, thick full brows.  I’m not talking about a uni brow, a space should still remain between the two, but no more paper-thin lines above the eyes. Fashion icon Audrey Hepburn was known for her lavish brows, so obviously this isn’t a new look, but is currently the trend. The problem is not everyone has naturally thick luscious eyebrows, or someRead More →

I love to make a statement, especially with jewelry. I’m currently obsessing over CHANEL’S newest and coolest pearl chokers. CHANEL always creates the most amazing pearls however these are quite different. Changing it up a bit from the signature lariat with logos and pearls (which I covet as well), CHANEL has decided to feature the choker. Some are clean and simple while others are bold and chunky, but all of them speak volumes!     Since I knowRead More →

Pearls To A Picnic is important to me because it is the means by which I can express myself.  These are my creative visions and I hope they make a lovely contribution to your life. As a former stylist, I can honestly say that being fashionable is easy as long as you find what works for you.  It doesn’t have to cost a ton of money and you don’t have to be on point with all of the trends to feel beautiful.  I will giveRead More →