Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Meeting Elin...

We saw the announcement on Facebook a few weeks ago that favorite author Elin Hildebrand was coming to Books and Books in Coral Gables.  My friends and I immediately marked our calendars and I told work I was going to leave early that day.  Meg and I got there in plenty of time to get good seats, so excited to hear her reading from her upcoming novel, Beautiful Day

After reading for about 20 minutes, she answered questions from the crowd.  I asked what her favorite book was and the answer was The Blue Bistro, based on the amazing Galley Restaurant on Nantucket.  She also told us she is friends with a lot of the restaurant owners on the island and they are constantly calling her to come by and meet the groups of women who flock to Nantucket after reading her books.  So funny.

After the reading, she was on the way to the Keys to write..so happy to catch her on her Miami pitstop.

Another favorite is Silver Girl..there are so many to name.  If you have not read any of her books, you are seriously missing out.  They are addictive!!!

Beautiful Day comes out June 25, 2013.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Trunk Show Sale

Last week, I had a big sale at Meg's house..and it was so much fun.
I literally took over her house and set up shop.  All our friends came by and Thursday night ended up turning into a party.  Some of my new things I purchased in Atlanta had arrived and I brought a bunch of old things that were on sale...

I ordered some special cupcakes for the occasion...

The jewels were set up on her dining room table....

And a ton of stuff out on her back porch.  Luckily, the weather in Miami is unbelievable right now.  

Queen Bea Studio sent me a bunch of fun bags to sell...

Meg made sure there was delicious food the whole time..

Happy my Valentine's notepads arrived in time..so cute

Lots of fun bracelets..

and my newest Dabney Lee notepads.  I am obsessed with them.
Thursday night and Friday were amazing..thank you Meg!

I am already planning my next show..they are so fun.
Dying to have one in Palm Beach area...Alice?????

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Favorite Pin So Far and KP Updates

So many New Year's Resolutions, as always, and I have already broken several of them.  One of them was to be a better, more consistent blogger (which I was last week) and then it all fell apart.  I have been so crazy and not wanting to just post nonsense just to post something.

I have steered clear of Pinterest lately because it is a TIME SUCKER.  I do not posses the willpower to just go on for 2 minutes to see what is up, I get stuck finding some awesome housewife who has excellent taste and has pinned some beautiful decor pictures and then I see where she is pinning from and go to that person's page and then 30 minutes have elapsed without me realizing it.  Holy cow...it is so dangerous!!!

But, when you find gems like this one below..it is worth it.  I am so in love with this bedroom, I can barely see straight.  How pretty to wake up in this room every day?????

Also online, I saw this yesterday from, don't laugh, Kim Kardashian.  She posted this on Instagram...

I love this because I met someone recently that this totally applies to.  It doesn't happen often that you really do meet someone and you can almost hear a loud "click".  It is a rare and amazing thing. 

And one more treat from my tech arsenal...this past weekend, I sent a text to my friend Marika needing a photo from the party the night before..I apparently had the wrong number for her in my phone....

when this came through..I almost died and could not stop laughing for about 10 minutes.  How funny?  Now, in the romantic comedy version of my life, he would be super cute and then we would start dating...but that isn't quite how it ended up.

I am preparing for an amazing trunk show sale tonight and tomorrow.  So excited and nervous as usual.  Hopefully, some good sales!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Shoulder Pads and All....

Last night was the Bare Bones Ball on the campus of UM right at the edge of the Arts Festival set up.  This yearly party is always well attended and the theme is usually very fun, given that this group LOVES to dress up for any occasion.  This year's theme, Ultimate Frat Party, was so easy..everyone brought out their college gear, togas and school spirit.  I am admittedly not the most enthusiastic dresser upper, but decided to dress like I did in college since I still have many items in my closet from that era..I know, shocking.

The winner, an old favorite navy blue Adrienne Vittadini sweater with white dogs on it that look like Millie (at the time, they looked like Barney).  I loved that sweater and during a recent purge, it survived another round and has been safely tucked away for posterity.  Little did I know I would be wearing it any time soon.  Thankfully, it still fit and had the tell-tale shoulder pads to correctly identify its 1990 time frame.

I added pearls and a ribbon in my hair, and that was it.  There were many ribbons in hair at the party, it was so cute. Here I am with two favorites, Hadley and Corey.

Nadja, Richard and Zaria

Before the party, I was invited to a pre-party at a friend's house..there were a bunch of togas there AND...some jello shots to boot!

Then, we walked over the party..you could hear the music coming out of the tent from far away...

This was the sign walking into the party..hilarious.  There were frat party banners and sorority signs hanging everywhere.

Cute check-in girls Heather and Ceci..members of the OMG sorority...

Ali, Arts Festival Co-Chair Becky and Catherine

Cristina, Liz and Katie proudly representing University of Florida 

Lisa, Lori and Amy

Funnels were on hand...

And Beer Pong participants were everywhere...

This party was so much fun..and today the Arts Festival is in full swing! I will be there all day tomorrow in various t-shirt tents and coke booths.  If you haven't checked out the Beaux Arts Festival, it is worth a trip to the UM campus.

See you there!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Palm Beach Meets Southampton

Last month Vogue featured Miami native Lily Maddock's stunning Southampton home on the pages of APT with LSD.  With photographs taken by Claiborne Swanson Frank, this article shows how to artfully mix a little Miami glamour, some classic Palm Beach and Southampton sophistication and remain family-friendly and inviting.  Lily teamed up with her husband's cousin Celerie Kemble and together the end result is magic.  Each room is more amazing than the next...

Lily's New York apartment was featured in my favorite magazine of all time, Domino,  several years ago (October 2007 to be exact) and this picture of her entryway and her beloved bulldog Max ended up making the never-ending rounds of Pinterest.  The picture below even landed in their amazing coffee table book right before they closed up shop.  I am still not over it.

Check out the Vogue article here...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cutest Valentine's Day Cards

Today, I added the cutest Valentine's Day cards to my site..one is more adorable than the next.  Does your little one need sweet Valentine's Day cards for their friends???  I LOVE them so much.


Check them out here.