Thursday, March 31, 2011

Making a Splash

Miss Trish has come out with more fabulous jeweled "Splash" flip flops this year. They are so cute and avialable at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, etc... for around $55.

I am getting ready for summer...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jules Reid Trunk Show

So excited to stop by my friend Amy's house yesterday for her Jules Reid trunk show. What an explosion of color with all the racks of Jules' beautiful things. It was unbelievable...

How fab is this dress? ..and this one..
Tunic after tunic...
I am in love with this dress with the sparkles!
The cutest tops
The most stunning skirts..
Favorite top with peacocks
Awesome dress and so Jules..
Amy and Jules wearing new tassel necklaces that were so fun
I love this dress too...

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Girls for Beaux Arts

Last week, I attended a new member coffee in honor of the new members of Beaux Arts. Our friend Ali graciously offered her beautiful home and was a perfect hostess in every way. She had re-done a few of her rooms since the last time I was at her home and I could not stop walking around and looking at all her new decor. She has an amazing eye and excellent taste.

Her new entraceway..so pretty


Corey, Misha and Melissa
BFF Cynthia just became a member! Here she is with Denie, Allison and fellow new members Catie and Ansley. We are so excited for all these new girls to be involved! She reworked her dining room to include a comfortable seating area and tv.
Ashley, Camille, Martha and Corey
Her dining room chairs..I love these so much Her perfect family room with great built-ins
The meeting was set up outside under a tent..it was so fun to see friends and some new faces.
Party favors...Beaux Arts Festival t-shirts and a directory Everyone was oohing and aahing over her home..it is spectacular.


What a great morning. I loved seeing everyone and seeing Ali's house. She recently started helping friends and clients decorate their homes..if you are interested in more details email me and I will connect you to the marvelous Ali!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pearl Bracelet Giveaway Winner

Who knew I would get so many comments and emails about this sweet little pearl bracelet. I am so glad so many people like it. I wore one for two days before BFF Camille took it off me at a breakfast and claimed it as her own. It is perfect it for Easter and Spring!


Congratulations to...


Glitterista


and


Jen of Made by Girl


Please email me your address to summerinnewportblog.com and I will get these out to you asap! This bracelet is on my website and for the next three days, you can take $10 off the price with the code PEARLCROSS.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

iPad Help

Goodness..I am usually never without my iPad these days but I am definitely not using it to it's potential. I am looking for some cool apps and need some help from my peeps...

On any given day...

1. it lives in my purse and comes out at work-sitting on my desk and acting like my work dj
2. it gets pulled out whenever I am sitting anywhere other than work for more than 5 minutes to play solitare..extremely addicting
3. it holds only two movies that I downloaded..Shakespeare in Love and Love Actually. The other day at work, I put Love Actually on and only then realized that it really is not a family-friendly movie, especially the scenes with the porn actor stand-ins. Good thing I didn't have this ready to go on Christmas Eve with my teenage niece and nephew sitting right next to me..that would not have been good at all.
4. it helps me keep on top of all of my emails, including work
5. for the occasion that I have little ones around, I use the finger paint app for entertainment purposes..very cute.

I have found most of the magazine apps give you a little preview of the magazine, but not much more else. What am I missing? I am dying to know your favorite app?????

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sometimes I feel Like a Nut

This past week, I co-hosted a book signing party for Jill Kargman and her new book "Sometimes I feel Like a Nut" at the Penthouse at the Sagamore Hotel. I met Jill last year when she came for The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund book tour. She is so funny and has written a book full of musings and observations, writing like she is your BFF talking to you. It is a hilarious, quick read.


Me, Jill, Jillian and Hollen

Brooke, Helen and Odi wearing the party favors


Me and the other hostesses

Kelli and Holli

Last year, I brought her a little treat and she sent me a thank you note that is still on my refrigerator, like a piece of art. The engraved green card has her teensy perfect handwriting and her little doodles, which are all over the book, so cute. This is definitely one book to check out...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Veranda on JLO

Veranda Magazine has featured a California home redesigned for Jennifer Lopez in under three months. The house is like J Lo, fancy, glamourous and sparkly. I have to admit, this house is not what I expected..not sure why, but I vaguely remember pictures of her very fussy nursery for the twins that caused an outcry from parents all over the globe for it's unsafe characteristics... Anyway, this home is beautiful..I love her kitchen..since I am obsessed with kitchens these days!

















Photos courtesy of Veranda Magazine
Check out the whole feature here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

In Honor of Japan

Tomorrow, Friday, March 18th, I am participating in a Blogger's Day of Silence in honor of the devastation happening in Japan. I will not be posting anything on this day.

What is Bloggers' Day of Silence and how can you participate you ask?
Anyone that has a blog can help out with this one.
The aim is just raise awareness and respect and acknowledge the devastation going on in Japan.
The guidelines are simple.


1. This coming Friday, March 18th, no posts at all on your blog.
2. Please post a blog post about what you will be doing this Friday whenever possible in hopes to spread the word and whoever else would like to join in.
3. Tweet and Re-Tweet the link to http://forjapanwithlove.com/ please.
4. Encourage your readers to contribute to donate shelter to Japan.
Whatever anyone can contribute will be appreciated.

Please join me this Friday March 18th in the
Bloggers Day of Silence.
My blog will be silent, which means no posts will be featured to honor and respect that has happened in Japan.
My prayers and thoughts are with all those impacted by this natural disaster.

To all other bloggers: if you're interested in participating, please contact lydia@ever-ours.com or info@utterlyengaged.com for more information.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I Wish I Hadn't Read That Tweet!


It was just a simple tweet a few weeks ago from Hopsy letting me know that Starbucks started carrying Cakepops!!! How I wish I never read that tweet! Ten cake pops later..I find myself looking out for Starbucks more than ever. The birthday cake one (pink) is so delicous. I haven't ventured out and tried Rocky Road or Tiramisu yet, but those are next. The size is perfect, just a few bites..and they are only $1.50 each, 2 for $2.50!!! What a bargain. Check them out if you haven't already!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Surprise

My Dad came into town this morning at the last minute and brought me a little happy surprise from my Mom. She quilted some very vintage Lilly and Key West Fabric pieces together to make this cute little bag.


Even the inside is super cute.

The fabric in the 2nd picture on the right hand side is from this dress that she made. It looks like I am praying in this picture..probably for loose change to go to 7-11 (this pic was taken at my Grandparents house). Thanks Mom!!! xoxoxo

Monday, March 14, 2011

Toga Party at the Versace Mansion

For months, I have been anxiously awaiting Marcello's 40th Birthday Toga party and it finally happened this weekend. The big bash was held at the Versace Mansion on South Beach, which is one of the most beautiful places ever to have a party..perfect for a toga party.


Nicole and Marcello

There was lots of delicious food...

Lots of dancing...

and lots of friends...













The magnificent cake...


Besides Nicole looking spectacular, she hosted one of the most fun parties I have been to in a long time. Happy Birthday Marcello!!! xo