Archives for February 2016

Milan Fashion Week Begins Today!

If Only I Was In Milan Right Now……..

I love this time of year – Spring is just around the corner – new beginnings seem possible – the Fashion Mag’s have all the new Spring Looks and Fashion Week Takes over in NYC, London, Milan & Paris!  


I keep trying to get to NYC Fashion week – just to be part of the buzz -looking like this fall will be my year!  Totally excited.  I love to ck the calender and stream the shows – like today is Gucci @ 2:30 here is the week there in a glimpse – ck the link for streaming – all things FW fashionweekonline.com


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If I was there I would just be done having some espresso, charging all my devices and primping for the day……. maybe my day would look something like this.
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Its so exciting – gonna head down to Bethesda & Tyson’s Galleria soon to check out what they have in new from all the designers – even if I don’t / can’t buy I love to look and see everything.  I have often said “it is like ART to me”.  Like going in a fabulous museum and seeing the works of great artists.  I appreciate the quality, design, materials all of it! 

A girl has to keep her dreams right?  It’s rainy here in the DC area so make an espresso, put on some Pavarotti, make some pasta and sauce and stream all the shows and DREAM BIG!  
Here is a little video of +GUCCI last’s show in September 2015 – today’s show start in 5min so gotta run……


CIAO BELLA’S 

My Blogging Break & Why

Hey There All,


Hope you enjoyed this Valentines Weekend and if in my area of DC staying warm.  You probably noticed I took a bit of a break from posting over the past few weeks.  



In a nutshell I was verbally bullied and stalked by a creep over the past 2 months.  It was pretty upsetting.   Those of you who know me – know I do this for my own pleasure – self taught “techie” for the most part makeup artist and interior designer & most recent PR/Marketer for our restaurants and would not want to offend anyone or to steal someones thunder.  For that matter to do anything other than share my experiences – thoughts and reviews etc..  I received some great recognition from business, websites, magazines and the like – all great however than the ugliness began – msgs – comments – etc….  Mike said sometimes the bad comes with the good.


Like I said I do this for pleasure – a kind of public life journal.  To share my thoughts with anyone who wants to listen.  I seriously don’t need negative in my life – who does?  I thought of stopping but to my surprise friends and my husband encouraged me to get back on the horse!  


I will note we have to watch what we put out there.  Like pictures of the outside of my house for Xmas decor  ideas – the house number was on them – Big Mistake – Opps!  Watch you license plate number not being in shots – don’t give you exact location when you are right there – wait and post later.  We have to be vigilant online as we are on the streets.  This was a good lesson and thanks to a friend who is in the position to handle creeps we hope he was stopped.  


I will also try and give credit to other blogs or pictures I may use (if not my own photos ) when I can. Again, I do this for fun and to meet and share ideas with people.  I find that most 95% are really helpful, great and supportive and just like to share ideas with like minded creative loving people.  


Anyway,  I will continue my posts as long as it is positive experience for myself and followers.  


Taking photos today for reviews and blog post – so stay tuned and PUPPY TRAINING IS IN FULL FORCE!  


Again,  thank you for you support and encouragement – sending lots of Hugs and Love out there to you all!  

VALENTINES IDEAS FOR HIM & FRIENDS IN YOUR LIFE

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! XOXO

Some great links for ideas to do with or for your loved one or your BFF – Hope you like these and they inspire you as they did me!  



TONE IT UP – V-DAY IDEAS FOR YOUR GIRLFRIENDS
REAL SIMPLE – ideas for HIM
Askmen.com

I Know this is Seventeen Mag but cute ideas – maybe even for your sons…… Love the T-Shirt!
www.seventeen.com/love/dating

THIS IS GREAT FOR HIM OR HER

Mancrates.com – GREAT IDEAS – GREAT SITE CK IT OUT!
www.sheknows.com – BFF gifts
www.bustle.comvalentines-day-gifts-for-your-best-friend
www.mymms.com – alsways a hit – V-day – weddings, Bday – love it! did it for reception for Mike & I

CUSTOM +MyMMS Mars 



MAVENBEAUTYBAR – a Favorite of Mine – tons of great BFF gift ideas! One for your BFF, Mom, Sister, Co-worker and One for YOU!  Stop by and See owner @Rebecca Carrera or Brow Expert Nicole! You won’t be disappointed!  

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BAR NECKLACE BY LOCAL ARTIST ERIN PELICANO +Maven Beauty Bar 

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BKR +Maven Beauty Bar 
I hope you enjoy the links and this helps with some great unique fun gift ideas – I also wish for you all – that you take a look around an tell the ones in your life how much they mean to you and how much they are loved in big and small ways.  We aren’t promised tomorrow so take advantage of today and this lovely holiday and “share the love”!

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