Aug 21, 2018

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Health & Wellness

If you love to bake-(present company included) but don’t want to look like you indulge to much by devouring your sweet confections might I suggest some easy and simple baking substitutes. More times than not you won’t even be able to tell the difference! Here’s to healthy substitutes in baking and enjoying a little sweet treat without the guilt. Sereiously…a win win on all counts. Bake Up!

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Aug 20, 2018

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

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Aug 16, 2018

Throwback Thursday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

Coco Chanel

Known for designing so many style staples that stood the test of time:

The Chanel Jacket

Chanel  Pearls (layered to perfection)

Chanel handbag (quilted leather  with stitching detail)

and  the LBD (little black dress) !

Image Circa 1959.

Image Courtesy of Elle.com

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Aug 16, 2018

RIP Aretha Franklin

Posted By: Terri

Aretha Franklin-The Queen of Soul died today at the age of 76 from pancreatic cancer. She was a power house of a performer and  was blessed with a voice like no other. A spectacular talent that will be deeply missed.

Interesting Fact:  The Queen of soul died on the exact same day as the King of Rock & Roll (Elvis Presley ) 41 years earlier.

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Aug 15, 2018

Time to Boot Up?

Posted By: Terri
Category: Humor

My brief “Retail Rant….”

August 15, the official mid-point of the month and in retail terms basically Fall! Good luck finding any summer footwear in sight but instead peruse through any store, be it the mall, free standing boutique,or discount (Marshalls/TJ Maxx etc) and you know what you’re going to find-not some summer sandal -all pretty and perky and ready for that last Summer BBQ on Labor Day  but instead you will be deluged with a lovely selection of BOOTS. Lots and lots of  winter boots have suddenly shown up in this 100 degree heat wave in Los Angeles and none to soon because you are going to be needing them in about 2 more months when we dip under 70 degrees.

Now just to be clear, I love boots, reallly I do- I have oodles of them in my closet BUT here’s the thing about my little rant today-I truly wish the powers that be in retail would embrace the thought of having items be available seasonally. It seems that we are rushing everything these days and when I walk into a store at the end of July and spot not only Halloween items but faux Xmas trees lined up in a row for as far as your eye can go- I get a proverbial “bee in my bonnet” and think that we all need to slow down just a tad and really start living more in the moment. That means …retailers  holding off for maybe a tish longer on items we don’t remotely need for another 2 months and give us the goods we need now. Just a thought. Rant officially over. 

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Aug 15, 2018

Mid Week Mantra…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

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Aug 15, 2018

Enchante’

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor
Image courtesy of Luxxu.net

Image courtesy of Luxxu.net

Enchante’ (translation) “Nice to meet you.”

When you first enter a home it should rise up to greet you-or at the very least make an impression…a really good impression!

The entry way of your home can speak volumes. It sets the tome for the rest of the home.  At the very least the entryway should allow the visitor or you (for that matter) to “Make AN ENTRANCE!” Maybe it’s my showbiz background or perhaps my penchant for a bit of sparkle but for me personally, nothing says “welcome home” like a beautiful chandelier  hanging in the entryway.  Now, if said chandelier just happens to be on the rather large size…all the better. You don’t want something so small it would go unnoticed. What would be the point of THAT! If you’re looking to add a bit of sparkle and illuminate your entryway here are a few “simple” suggestions to help get you inspired.

Image Courtesy of Magnolia Homes.com

Image Courtesy of Homebunch.com

 

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Aug 13, 2018

McQueen-The Documentary

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

McQueen…. the movie is a quick yet intimate “behind the scenes documentary” about this uber private and immensely talented yet possibly tortured soul of the late designer we came to know as Alexander(Lee) McQueen.

If you’re looking for a movie/documentary that’s heavy on fashion and provides a story line that is both happy and tragic-I have just the flick for you. McQueen- a documentary that explores the life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who started his career in his teens before gaining notice as designer for Givenchy and launching his own label, which continues to this day. He took his own life in 2010 at the age of 40.

The film has a brief viewing time of 111 minutes and includes intimate footage of his early years growing up in London’s east end, family life complete with touching commentary by his beloved Mother, his first foray into the design world as a Bespoke tailor on Savile Row (where he learned those extraordinary tailoring skills-which became synonymous with the McQueen label) and in a riveting story line provides the viewer with all the twists and turns of his ultimate discovery,extraordinary career success and personal demise that ended in his suicide in 2010.

I was entranced by this film,the fashion,the cast of characters he was surrounded by and the steady rise and heartbreaking demise of this creative genius known as Alexander McQueen.

Images courtesy of vogue uk/pinterest and Savage Beauty Exhibit 2015

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Aug 13, 2018

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Hellooo Monday! I posted this awhile back..BUT it bears repeating.

Wishing you the most wonderful week ahead.

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Aug 11, 2018

The Weekend

Posted By: Terri
Category: Health & Wellness

It’s the weekend. A time to rest up and recharge your batteries.

Take time this weekend to realllly relax! You and your brain need to unplug from everything that takes your focus and just BE. Put down all your electronic devices, shut down every bit of social media and just breath into being you.

Image Courtesy of Breakfast at TIffany’s

 

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