Thursday, August 26, 2010

Behold Restoration Hardware's Fall 2010 Collection

Grand and more is more in subtle earth tones hit the mark
this Fall. As I flipped through my new catalog it feels like a touch of European and Provence meets Industrial design. They really have stepped up their design and their website is a dream to use and purchase these items. I just had to share.
What do you think? How would you describe it? Inspiring?

All photos from the Restoration Hardware website.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"My Hair" by Mencita Monoi Angel

Don't you ever dare to cut my long hair
It would just not be fair
It does make me feel dressed
And seems like a fluid caress

Don’t you ever dare to steal my hair
Having long braids of a pair
Wavy cascades down the spine
Think of drinking some lovely vine

Don’t you ever dare to pull my hair
Only if lost in real despair
Using all your tender fingertips
On some sensual inviting hips

Don’t you ever dare to blow my hair
Even so you cant stop to stare
Snaky curls bustling around
Look at them but keep to the ground

Don’t you ever dare to touch my hair
If not being able to take care
Colors and strands of hazelnut
For sure it will never ever be cut

Don’t you ever dare to comb my hair
It’s as floating in the breezy air
Fluid like a woven golden lace
Lovely long and shiny embrace

My hair dresses me nicely
My hair is my jewellery
My hair belongs only to me

Poem by Mencita (Carmen) Monoi Angel

How important is your hair to you?
What does it mean to you?
What lengths do you go to get your hair cut
or style just right?

Photo credits: All found on Photobucket.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Belle Inspiration Magazine Launch Sept. 15th Celebrating La Joie De Vivre

Welcome dear readers to a
brand new online e-magazine
called Belle Inspiration
that is "Your Online Escape".

It will cover such inspiring things as
fashion, vintage fashion, interior design,
dining, food and all things lovely with
an international twist.

It will take us on a journey to exotic
and far away places.
And, give us ideas to bring to our homes.
Somehow I have made the way to be a
contributing writer regarding vintage fashion.

Belle Inspiraton is sure to be a visual delight full of wonderful information to stimulate our minds.

You can get inspired now by visiting their online boutique.
The premiere online issue is to
launch September 15th.
You can preorder and
get your hot little hands
Get inspired!
Love and light,

All photos found at the Belle Inspiration Website.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blue Creek Home To Make Your House A Home

My favorite Etsy store of the day is Blue Creek Home. This gal has quite an eye for things unique and actually creates her own custom pillows for a remarkable price.

To find the complete line of true vintage finds at
Any finds you might not be able to live without?

Love and light,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Small in Size, But Packing A Big Punch~ Designer Nicole Gibbon's Apartment

Small in size, but packing a big punch, this
classy and sassy 650 square foot apartment in Harlem created and lived in by interior designer and fellow blogger, Nicole Gibbons.

I found this gem of a home at Apartment Therapy.
I adore the mixture of textures, finishes and subtle colors
that open up the small space. Also, I am loving the fact
that she didn't overwhelm the space
with too many accessories.

You will notice that every piece of furniture is used as storage and is the perfect scale while adding additional surfaces for displaying collections. Nicole mixes antiques from travels with modern pieces in a fresh way to convey her unique personality.

What designer doesn't have a ton of design books. This table is genius for storing her favorites right next to her special reading place in the living room. And, her Asian treasures and flower seem to fit just perfectly on the table while using a modern light for reading.

Nicole did invest in the best mattress possible, since she says we all spend one-third of our lives in bed. Monogrammed linens really set the tone for this luxurious bed, while the padded headboard calls to you to jump on in and read a book in comfort. The large side tables provide a grand space for treasures and great storage as well.

Here is the 650 square foot floor plan. Nicole created a special home that has a grand feel while being comfortable, classic and modern. Check out her haute blog that is appropriately called So Haute for more design tips and all things lovely.

What do you like best about her home or
what tricks do you have for opening up a space?

Love and light,

Photos and article found at Apartment Therapy

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Love, What Does It Mean To You?

“I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.”

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Robert Heinlein.

“Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.” Aphra Behn.

Romantic love to me is when you want to share everything in life with them, you just can't stand to be without them, and when you think of them you smile. And, they just do it for you in every way possible and challenge you to be the best person you can possibly be. And, it sure helps if you like to spend your spare time the same way and you have the same goals and values. Hey, other than that, it's a piece of cake. Right?

What is romantic love to you?

Love and light,

Quotes found at quotes for anniversary.
Photo found at Photobucket.