Archives for August 2015


Perfect Nail Polishes for FALL

Loving OPI’s new collections and techniques Go two toned nails and higlhight one or two nails – Always a great choice – This one is called Golden Rose

Or go Venetian lace look with this new look – perfect for #fall2015 


See this look come to life at an #OPITrendTour near you!  Its called Patina – lace like overlay….sexy mama – LOL

Ciao Bella’s

New Designer To Partner w/Target – Adam Lippes

Happy Sunday DMV ( DMV = DC, MD & VA)

I’ve been doing a lot of research on summer decor and fete’s/bbq’s etc.  & by now you know that I adore  +HomeGoods +Target or as I say ….que the french accent –  “TAR – JEET“…….  Well Target has done it again.  Meet Adam Lippes, the latest designer to collaborate with Target for a limited edition collection, Pictures from duo’s picnic-style summer fête. The Rockefeller Center rooftop digs were decked out in plaid, which makes perfect sense considering the collection’s theme is “plaid takeover.” Attendees, to the launch sipped champagne and nibbled on cheese platters, and, of course, got a sneak peak of the 50-plus items that will hit stores September 27th. Here’s what Adam had to say about the collab, plus what he’s been up to this summer. (info via – youtube – target – social media sites – have not met Adam in person…..yet!)

Designer Adam Lippes

What made Adam Lippes want to collaborate with Target?
Target approached Adam in December and had this idea of turning the entire store plaid. They asked me if I’d be interested in collaborating on a a buffalo plaid collection—”I’ve always loved what Target’s done. They’ve always done it right and I’ve always been intrigued with how they do it. Buffalo plaid is also really true to me as a designer, so I was like, “Yeah, I’d love to!” It’s now developed into men’s, women’s, and home.”

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Why is plaid true to Adam as a designer?
“I really feel that if I can be defined in one way, I’m an American sportswear designer. To me, plaid is really true to that; it’s true to both the American and British fashion lexicons, so I love working with it. It never feels forced. The question, however, was figuring out how we were going to work with it—and we did!”

What was the inspiration for the collection.
One house Adam owns is in the Berkshires, which is in southwestern Massachusetts. It’s quintessentially American.  With a refined country lifestyle, so that helped create the mood board, the coloration, and the fabrication Adam chose for Target

What kind of exposure does working with a brand like Target give a designer?
Adam has not launched yet, but I imagine it will be in 1,500 stores with supporting marketing, print, TV, you name it. Target does not kid around! It’s funny because the design process was the same as with my own collection, but the marketing is on a whole other level!

As for Adam’s summer he just got back from Greece. “It was amazing. What’s not to like about the Greek islands?”  He spent three days in Athens; with a little different mindset than his first trip in his 20’s it was kind of moving” – Adam says….

Another love of Adam’s would be to do Hotel design.  “I’d love to do that. I’m not an architect, but I think collaborating with one and working on interiors would be great”.
Adam’s favorite hotel in the world is: Any Amman Hotel that’s the top of the list. And the
Upper House in Hong Kong is amazing.

So my friends you know where I’ll be September 27th 2015 – knocking on Target’s door.

Ciao – Make The Most Of Today!

Hellllloooo Tuesday

Helllllooooo – Tuesday,  

I wanted to show you the update of my stairs – If you remember I was going to do cable railings in the new house – but after the 20K bid I got back I changed gears – instead we decided to paint them.  These photo’s were my inspiration I still want the cable railings they go with my whole thoughts for the house- the “ying & yang” of it & especially go with my modern foyer light fixtures.  However, this was a great “fix” short term!

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My Foyer
Still need runner and to hang Art Work 

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Looking up from family room
This is the view from my family room looking at the “Juliet balcony”.  You can see the buffet in the bottom left of the picture – this was a great find from my local Frederick +HomeGoods along with the lamp & tray.  Many little accessories around the house are from one of my local fav’s +Relish Decor like the bitters ( I use in my club soda & fruit aqua fresco’s ) bar spoon – salt & pepper cellar etc…..  that’s just on the buffet – LOL  

I am still training for the “Diva Dash” Frederick scheduled for September but with all this personal stuff at home going on (father in-law moved in very unexpectedly – and cannot manage himself – lots of other issues that have made it almost impossible to leave the house or area ugh – can you say STRESS…. ).  However when I exercise – run – bike – lift weights – yoga it helps tremendously so not quite where I was hoping to be but…. not as bad as I was before.  Progress is slow but steady!  So trying to regroup and stay positive!  That means friends – today calls for my new shoes from +Coach 
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and a coffee date with a new friend – dessert with another lovely young lady that is tuning 20 this weekend and than Thursday lunch with another fabulous friend of mine who is just pregnant & moving to London.  I feel so lucky to have such amazing support, & love in my life.   #cheers +Frederick Maryland   

Off to the race’s all – enjoy your day!  
Found this quote and thought it was an interesting way to look at life……… wanted to share!

Covergirl vs Benefit

Hey Out There In Blogger Land,

I just had to share my experience with these products – now i am one who will spend “what it takes” (almost) for good makeup so I was thrilled with the very well priced and accessible  +COVERGIRL  New Mascara and Eyeliner!  Yeah Baby!  Try it and tell me what you think…..

Covergirl vs Benefit

Happy August!  

I’m baaaaack!  Missed you guys!  Not only did I take a few weeks to enjoy the summer but I also – disconnected from almost all technology.  It’s not easy – but so worth it.  I don’t know if we realize how much time is taken up on gadgets.  Don’t get me wrong I LOVE all my tech-toys and chatting, instagraming, flipgram, tweeting, FB , tumbling – etc……. you get the point.  Not only for myself but for my clients.  However, it’s all about balance right?  Easier said than done.  Next maybe your thrown a curve ball – like having a distant family member move in under a very precarious situation & turning your whole world upside down.  

So – for sanity’s sake I took the time to “LOG OFF” for a bit.  I highly recommend it my friends.  Go outside – run – watch the sunrise, watch it set.  Try something new – have lunch with an old friend.  Write a letter or two on some good stationary (can’t wait for my custom one I designed to come from +Paper Tree +Kathryn Turner – Paper Tree ) while using a fabulous pen.  I adore +Cross Pens USA. Or take some time to cook a favorite family recipe – my mom Carole,  had all the best – I miss her so much.  So its even more meaningful that I have her recipe box with all the stains and torn cards and notes – ya know all the love and good stuff on them – know what I mean?  Life goes by quick – it may sound cliche but man oh man is it true.  At least 2x’s a year I will step out for 2 weeks to a month and than come back refreshed – recharged and ready to go!  

So now here I am – back & getting so excited for NYFW 2015!  It’s just around the corner….. Sept. 10th – 17th.  Great video clips on NYFW 2015 Videos – Info –
Also, so so so in love with @strivectin Instant Revitalizing Mask – just love it more and more each time I use it.  It really does make a big difference.  Only problem…. I just want to use it every day!  
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People – you know I don’t take my skincare lightly but I really do like this one.  Give it a try and let me know your thoughts – It does what it says – nice change right?

Other note – still gearing up for the @divadashfrederick – middle of September – however its the #monkeybars man – that’s what’s gonna get me – so if you see me at a park crying by the jungle gym – just look away.  LOL

BTW – Brows are coming in nicely and loving the @talika #liposourcils eyebrow serum.  Darkens them too – threading and update video end of the week!  

Cheers All – Hugs

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