“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.” ~ Mark Twain
These days great company, champagne and a beautiful setting make for an amazing day and event. The Champagne Brunch for the Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival on June 11th had all of these components. It was truly a beautiful event with great food from Toscanova out on the beautiful patio, live music from Tara Macri and great conversations with great company that included chefs from the previous 2 evening of the festival. I wish I could have made the first two nights because everyone was talking about how truly fantastic they were.
I always love it when I can leave an event with a huge smile on my face from enjoyment and I left with a big one from this one. I made lifelong friends from this one and have from all of Barcelona Enterprises past events as well. Barcelona Enterprises, who put the 3 day festival, put on a truly luxurious, classy event. I felt like I had known everyone for year and was welcomed with open arms. I will definitely be going again next year and will be bringing my family and friends. A champagne brunch is a perfect way to end a spectacular 3 day festival.
As Alan Semsar (CEO/Founder of Barcelona Enterprises) said, “The world’s top brands came together to support arts and education that included McLaren Beverly Hills, Capital One, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Samuel Adams. They are all model corporate citizens who make a global & local impact. Cheers to them.” This shows how Alan and his team not only put on spectacular events on a continuous basis, but continuously put great causes at the forefront as to why they do what they do. They also align themselves with brands that put this as a priority as well, Cheers to you all !
October is one of my favorite months out of the year not just because fall is in full swing, but because it is the month dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.
Throughout the year we always here about raising awareness for breast cancer, which is great, but what I love about October is the awareness is amped up and the conversations about how we have all been affected by Breast Cancer are ever present. The events are every night, products galore and the conversation is always at the forefront. Every October I try and figure out ways to bring awareness and show my support.
This year I have decided to write about and similar to years past I always pick up products where the proceeds give back to Breast Cancer Research and also show support with their stand out pink.
Don’t be afraid to rock Pink, its the new black especially in October !
It is Oscar season, which means fashion, movies, popcorn and stars ! I look forward to it every year. I love seeing what my favorite stars are going to wear, say and who will win. I think my love for the Oscars started when my family and I would print the Oscar ballots out every year(totally did this year again) and when we all try and see the nominated stars and films ( I have been slacking on this one lately).
The Oscars means family fun, bonding and eating yummy treats while watching the Oscar extravaganza. I love seeing so much great talent in one room rocking some of my favorite designers/inspiration.
Yes, fashion is always at the top of my list for why I watch the red carpet shows, but like I said the big part of why I love Oscar season is the family memories I have and will continue to have when watching with those I love.
I leave you with who I am most excited to see watch rock my favorite designers: Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo Dicaprio and Joe Manganiello (hope he will be there 🙂 ) and for who I am most excited to win: Leonardo Dicaprio ( this is his year ) and Kate Winselt( just love her) .
Can’t forget Oscar inspired fashion for the special day weather it is watching at home or rocking it at the show!
Whose fashion choice are you most excited to see ? Who are you most excited to win ? Good Luck to Everyone !
P.S. Here are the fun beauty products I used to do up my makeup and hair to the skin care products to help take it all off at the end of the night 🙂
“If you look for it I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that Love Actually is all around.” ~Love Actually
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it got me to thinking why I love Valentine’s Day is so special to me, yes I love the fashion that comes with it, the flowers, chocolates, cards, food and much more, but Valentine’s Day is so much more to me than just these things. Valentine’s Day to me warms my heart because of the memories I have made with the family and friends that I love from my dad bringing home flowers to lobster and cupcakes to my mom getting my sister and I a heart sparkle ring that I forever will wear to watching movies and just being together for Valentine’s Day with my family and friends.
So that where my love for Valentine’s Day comes from, so in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, no matter how you spend it, here are a few fun themed ideas for how to spend it with the ones you love from fashion to food to themed decor 🙂
Theme#1: Shake, Rattle and Roll !
Theme #2: Romance is in the Air
Theme #3:Wisking Away To Paris
What are some of the things you love about Valentine’s Day?
Here are some of mine :
Valentine’s Day means Family
Valentine’s Day means Friends
Valentine’s Day means expressing love on the mountain tops
When the month of February roles around it gets me to thinking, what things I am loving right now.
First, I am really loving the idea of DIYing gifts for Valentine’s Day from date ideas in a jar to homemade treats to a VDay arrangment to painted canvases for decor.
Second, I am really loving all things Valentine’s Day themed anything including this Wildfox “Be Mine” Sleep Mask(love it all year).
Third, I am really loving having an home spa/pamper seesion either with girlfriends, my mom and sister for Galentine’s Day or a day of making self love a priority.
Fourth, I am really loving Tejava all day everyday. It is an all natural, amazing iced tea that brightens up any Galentine’s Day brunch to dinner with loved ones to a day of reading magazines for VDay inspiration.
Lastly, I am really loving celebrating and being present as often as I can with family and friends 🙂
What are all the things you all are loving right now? Can’t wait to here 🙂
Most fashion enthusiasts have a distinct style they gravitate towards. For me I have more than one, most would say a variety. Fashion has always been a love and a passion that I somehow incorporate into everything. I was the girl who changed ten times a day and wore this amazing red lace poofy skirt everyday that my parents had to wash all the time. Only recently in my late 20s did I nail down the way to describe the bulk of my style, which is Parisian and Nautical. Anthropologie meets Sperry, you could say.
A lightbulb went off, “I have to style one main piece two different ways,” in this case I chose a great navy and white striped dress (from The Mint Julep Boutique), which is a perfect way to go from Nautical to Parisian and back again with a few changes in accessories.
Simply by starting with the same base ( the dress) than changing up the accessories you can go from Parisian to Nautical in the same day in a flash.
For the Nautical look, I took an awesome Nautica puffer vest (back on trend) paired with some classic sunnies and fun compass jewelry, a white tote with gold details and mule peep-toe heels. There you have it! A quick go-to Nautical look for any day of the week that screams “lets go sailing!”
To switch it up to a Parisian look, throw in a pink blazer and purse, pearls, wedge booties, kate spade gemstone ring and magical glasses, you have the same dress, but with Paris written all over it.
There you have it – 2 of my favorite styles represented through the same dress by changing out accessories. Stay tuned for future posts on 2 styles represented through one ensemble. Hope this inspires you all to go through your closet and things you love and know that all those loves can be represented through great ensembles !
Within the last year, I reconnected with my friend Liz from junior high. It has been fun catching up on what has been going on and becoming close friends again.
Within the catching up time, we realized we both have a love of accessories so in the process we decided to become accessory pen pals. So I just received these amazing earrings in the mail and awesome card to go with from Liz. I have worn my earrings each day since I have gotten them and have put the card out to see.
We are truly enjoying having fun picking out accessories for one another.
Can’t wait to pick out another set of accessories for her 🙂
Accessories bring friends together !