Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just Dance

1980's inspired mini dress with amazing workmanship and shoulder pads from Balmain

Metallics are everywhere and for any age

Metallic 1980's mini dress from Fabulous Finds & Co.

Basic black mini dresses with gorgeous beading and accessories at Nina Ricci

Colorful Louis Vuitton 80's mini skirts, jackets with shoulder pads and sassy heels

Short 1980's mini dress from Fabulous Finds & Co.

Over the top layers of chains and bracelets at Marni

Fashion is exploding in full force with sassy, colorful and bold 80's inspired clothes and accessories. This years must haves will bring out the diva in all of us. The stock market is down, but the hem lines are up. It's time to forget your troubles, follow Lady GaGa's advice and "just dance".

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Angels with Wings

Angels with Wings? We should all be lucky enough to meet an angel with wings here on earth. We might not always notice these angels. At first, you may have been too busy and preoccupied to see their wings. Sometimes these angels may appear as a stranger when you are in dire need and then they suddenly disappear. But, when you are truly blessed you may find an angel that stays and becomes your family member, coach, coworker or friend. Over time their true selves appear. Then, their angel wings are revealed to you in their full magnificence.

An angel is a person that pushes you to jump off the cliff so you can soar. They say "Don't worry, I'll catch you if you fall. I'm not leaving you". They say "You can do it, you can fly, you can soar, trust yourself, and use your God given talents". Or, they may just be the the child that runs and screams "Mommy!" or "Daddy!" with all their heart and soul every time you are reunited. Or your angel may be the grandparent or friend that calls and offers to take your child for a few hours in your hour of need. Or, the doctor that saved your loved one's life.

Angel wing found at Fanciful Designs

I am blessed to say my entire family, Jill "Bunny", and Janet Solomon of FrenchBlue & Co. are all my angels. I hope you too have many angels in your life. My special angel, Janet, inspired me with "Good Luck in flight... keep your wings rested, but always moving forward". We could all use a little heaven here on earth.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Bleu Gardenia- Home Sweet Home

Spring is in the air! And, there isn't a home that says springtime like Karen's of Bleu Gardenia. First of all, her home is on top of the most amazing site in Laguna Beach with an ocean view to die for. She could have stopped there. But, no. When you park the first thing you notice is her amazing custom garage door and huge fabulous flowers in antique urns that flank the garage . As you walk to the door you are taken aback by gorgeous orchids in antique urns that line the walkway. When you hit the clear glass door and see inside you know you are about to go to heaven on earth. I could go on and on... She has the most incredible kitchen and bathrooms with custom marble, antique chandeliers, romantic artwork and her special touches. Who else would have a huge antique chandelier fit for a dining room table over her custom marble sink? You can see for yourself that this gal has mastered the art of filling a home with flowers, romance, and springtime.

Karen Ewart has a warehouse full of treasures at the Bleu Gardenia in Santa Ana (off the 55 freeway) that is by appointment only. Don't forget to tell her who sent you!
Bleu Gardenia
1422 E. Wilshire Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Candace Ang Necklaces... The Bigger the Better

The BIGGER the BETTER baby! These beauties remind me of the necklaces my mom used to wear in the 80's. But, Candice Ang makes her creations with edgy chain and unique materials to make them work for today. The gorgeous necklace with tan ruffles and rhinestones truly is fit for a queen. Isn't it my birthday or something?