Popping Champagne at Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.” ~ Mark Twain

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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 !

Here is to another amazing year at the Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival ! I highly recommend checking out Barcelona Enterprise’s next event.

Thank you again for allowing me to attend and be a part of an amazing day!

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Anytime sports comes into a conversation, you now I am smiling. This was an added bonus to an already spectacular event. What do you all look for to make an event great?

Music at a Festival…Brings a Flock Together

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“There’s nothing like a music festival. People are ready to have a good time. I don’t think anyone comes to a festival going, “I’m gonna be a complete bummer today.” ~ Gary Clark, Jr.

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XI Floral Over Throw, Abound Tank, Stussy Feather Necklace, Side Braid, ABS Jean Shorts, Mossimo Peep Toe Mules, Olive& June Mani/Pedi

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Going to make this short and sweet because I don’t want you all to miss out on all the festival fun. Every year music festivals seem to get bigger and bigger, a lot of it is because music is universal. Music continues and will continue to bring people together.

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Voyage Clothing Blouse Tank, Celebrity Pink HQ Jean Shorts, Sam Edelman Gladiator Sandals, Mossimo Red Crossbody bag, Juicy Couture Sunglasses, High Pony, Rainbow Feather Earrings

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Mixing in the fun parties and wild, spunky fashion, crazy nail and body art, you then have yourself a fabulous music festival. Whether you are off to Weekend #2 of Coachella, Stage Coach or a hidden gem I haven’t heard of, but would love, here are some twists and treats on festival fashions. Remember, festivals are your time to go all out and have fun with your fashion !

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Floral Crown, Flowy Hair, Clear Heart Necklace (from Mom), Forever 21 Crop Top
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Eagele Cuff Bracelet, Anna Gill Floral Maxi Skirt

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When it comes to music festivals, what is your favorite thing about them?

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Floral Crown, Floral Patterned Jean Vest, Tilly’s Lace Bralette, Nordstrom Rack Lace Skirt, Cowgirl Boots

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My goal next year is to finally whoop it up at a festival and rock out to amazing music with amazing people 🙂

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Feathered and Free Cropped Tank Top, Denim Cropped Pants, Juicy Couture Sunglasses, Palm Tree Twist Headband, French Braid Pony, Tassled Bucket Bag, Mossimo Striped Slip On Shoes

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Volcom Hat, Juicy Couture Sunglasses, Braid Do, Marc Jacobs Key Necklace, Abercrombie Jean Jacket, Lucca Couture Romper, Laced Up Toms, Spiked Bracelets, Radio Tote

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Weekend of Splendor with my Mom

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” ~Winnie the Pooh

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To play off the quote above, I had a truly amazing Halloween weekend with a women that always makes me laugh and who I always have a good time with, my mom. This whole girls weekend came about because my dad was going to visit friends so my mom and I decided to plan a girls Halloween weekend. So we got to planning an amazing weekend.

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Sweaty Bands Headband, Vintage 3 Layered Bauble Necklace, Calvin Klein Blazer, Zenana Outfitters Orange Tshirt, Liz Claiborne Purse, Lucky Brand Jeans, Mossimo Wedges, Heart Sparkle Ring, Jade Ring

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Our first adventure we snapped on our fall ensembles and went off to the magical Rise of the Jack O Lanterns Festival, which consisted of a maze of wonder in hand carved pumpkins. We saw a sea of jellyfish to Prince William & Princess Kate to a magical dragon. We snapped photos, laughed a lot, enjoyed the weather and kicked off our girls weekend of spending time without a hitch.

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It was not Halloween Saturday and ready for the next adventure, which we have arrived at movie time of Something Wicked This Way Comes, one of my mom’s faves. I have never seen it before so it was special to share with my mom even if the movie was a little spooky, but perfect for the Halloween holiday. With the movie over and dinner just around the corner it was time to get in our Saturday Halloween evening dinner wear for a fabulous night at Mike & Anne’s, one of our faves in the area. Let me tell you, we ate amazing food from a Japanese pumpkin salad to some wine and scallops, pasta and ended it with splitting a holiday appropriate dessert pumpkin pie. It was another adventure for the books and ended with relaxation, which is always a treat.

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Halloween Witch Earrings, Faux Fur Vest from Il Teatro, Forever 21 Dress, Forever 21 Layered Necklace, Oversize Flower Ring, Heart Sparkle Ring, Leopard Clutch, Mossimo Woven Heels

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It is Sunday morning the day after Halloween and our next, final adventure is here, one that my mom and I alway love doing, going to the flea market. A perfect time to shop for awesome finds, bond and enjoy a nice Sunday. Such amazing pieces at the flea market, lets just say I wanted a lot. One of the collest things was a Union 76 gas tank that could work as a coll coffee table and it reminded us of my dad who use to work for Union 76  corporate. The flea market is always fun when there with my mom and my dad always has us thinking of him one way or another when we are there 🙂 .

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Conductors Hat, Juicy Couture Sunglasses, Heavnly Couture Peasant Top, Ocean Pacific Leggings, Michael Kors Watch, Heart Sparkle Ring, Jade Ring, Gold Briefcase Purse, Classified Gladiator Sandals

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The girls weekend was a hit and family was ever present, which leads me to this question, Why is it important to hang with your mom and the whole family? I have always known how important being with family is, but this girls weekend truly made me realize why it is. It is important becasue they are my heart and with them around my life just has more joy and happiness. I also realized it is special to hang out with each family member separately because it is more intimate in a different way and it is special as well when we all came together.

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Life can get in the way sometimes, but it is important to make time for the ones who have your heart and I know I will hold this girls weekend with my mom forever in my heart.

How can you all connect with a family member? Share with me in the comments how you can connect with them and what your favorite activities with your mom and other family memebrs are.

Next stop, planning a weekend with the rest of my family members!

 

 

Creative Juices are Flowing with Passion at Art Hearts Fashion

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Fashion is an art whether on the runway, exploring out with friends or a combination of the two. It is a special moment when you realize that you can share in something you are passionate and real about it over dinner before the fashion shows, during and after. It is a realness that is sometimes hard to find especially in fashion, but being with great friends made me realize it’s all around in fashion and outside of it and even the fellow fashion show goers were amazing and truly enjoying the evening. There was a sense of an intimate show with friends even with a lot of people in attendance.

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Luckily in the see of people mixed with the sense of intimacy, I was able to get a combination of the art of fashion and exploring out with friends at Off Vine Restaurant. It is always an added bonus when you get an evening filled with amazing fashion  from Furne One, Mister Triple X and Michal Ngo at Art Hearts Fashion’s final night of shows put on by Parker Whitaker Productions. It’s amazing to see friends  do what they love and enjoy the things we are all passionate about together, which involved the great creativity and talent that came out of Art Hearts Fashion. The creativity not only came out of the designers, but the fellow show goers as well. I believe seeing those fashions are partly why I go and they too inspire like the designers.

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To be able to be there with friends like Jessica Pinedo of Just Jess Fashion (one of my favorite fashion blogs) who support me and who I support is truly a gift and why I had such a great night. I mean who doesn’t love an excuse to get all dolled up to have a great night out with friends when fashion shows are involved? I know I am in every time.

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Forever 21 Top, Flower Bauble Collar Necklace, Mint Julep Boutique Polka Dot Skirt with Pockets, Juicy Couture Bowler Bag, Badgley Mischka Fabric Flower Heels

A well put together show from start to finish always gets my creative juices flowing and anytime a French bulldog comes out on the runway, my heart melts.

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I look forward to the next season of shows and attending with my fellow fashion loving friends.

 

First Step Into Fall Fashions

Fall is here… well, somewhat here in Southern California, but for most of the country the tree leaves have change and the air is brisk and one can’t forget about the change in fashions.

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*Merona Sweater, Fall Dressy Cropped Top, Lucky Brand Jeans, Mossimo Boots, Coach Purse, Vintage Necklaces

Fall is one of my favorite  times of year because it brings about the colorful leaves, all
things pumpkin from lattes to the well known seed, carving for Halloween, amazing
times with family and friends, and great fashion go to’s like a great pair of boots, a favorite
sweater and of course all the amazing pops of color we get to incorporate into our
everyday wardrobe. I do have a confession to make: I sometimes rock those colors
all year round when I am feeling in a fall mood. But, that is what fashion is all about, right? Wearing what you feel and owning it !

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*Abercrombie Jean Jacket, SPR Purse, Felt Floppy Hat, Mint Julep Boutique Pants, Merona Shoes, Miss Holly Necklace, Bow Ring

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*Abercrombie Jean Jacket, White & Black Striped Tee, Forever 21 Necklace, Quilted Gold Chain Purse, Michael Kors Watch, Ranna Gill Floral Maxi Skirt, Ana Michelle Shoes

I am rocking four of my favorite fall looks from jeans paired with a fall sweater and boots
to a long floral skirt & striped shirt paired with my favorite jean jacket to everything in between. I hope these inspire you to rock your favorite fall fashions with your favorite fall latte 🙂

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*Ralph Lauren Sweater and Purse, Mint Julep Boutique Skirt, Mossimo Flats with Gold Trim, Juicy Necklace and Bracelet, Lauren Conrad Earrings