Jun 14, 2022

Marvelous Monograms @ Mark & Graham.com

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Summer is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a sensational summer tote or perhaps in need of a  special gift- might I suggest perusing the beautiful selections on Mark & Graham.   I have featured this site on more than a few blog posts prior and I’m here to confirm that this site stands the test of time for offering beautifully made items at affordable prices (and as an extra bonus- you can get  just about every item monogrammed).

Today I’m highlighting a few of my favorite Summer totes  and  suggest you to hop on over to the Mark & Graham site to see their entire line because it is fabulous. Enjoy!

Summer Totes from Mark & Graham.com

All items are linked to their respective images.

Italian Raffia Flip Handle Tote $299.00 on SALE $209.99 In a word….Fabulous

Ribbon Straw Beach Tote $79.00

Fringe Top Tote ($89.00)

Leather Circle Handle Straw Beach Bag $119.00 SALE $99.00

Jute Carryall Tote $39.00

 

Hearts Embroidered Straw Beach Bag $99.00

Palermo Straw Beach Tote $139.00 SALE $99.00

Hand Painted Monogrammed Canvas Shopper * Available for order in a wide assortment of color combos. $169.00

 

Mark & Graham X Steele Canvas Tote $99.00 SALE $69.00-$99.00

 

 

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May 16, 2022

Glamorous Greeting Cards

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Hello Monday!

I came across an Etsy site today that I consider to be a “must see” for any and all Glamour Girls looking to send some witty greetings via the USPS.  The name of the shop is Vintageous Paper Goods and it’s one sweet shop filled with cards that are witty, fun and fashionably fabulous.  I’ve featured just a few of the cards here and for the complete line click on any image and you will land on her sensational site: Enjoy!

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May 10, 2022

The Return of Wonderful Wallpaper!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Image Courtesy of Wallpaper direct Facebook Page

Image courtesy of Domino.com

Did you get the MEMO???

Wallpaper is staging a BIG comeback ! Who knew?? As of now- we both do.

Wallpaper sales are booming as of late and there seems to be no slowdown in site.  This is not your Grandparents wallpaper of long ago. Instead of  the subtle shades and minimal prints of yesteryear, todays wallpaper options run the gamut from subtle to bold and can be found in a wide variety of colors, prints and adhesive options with the self adhesive wallpaper variety being the newest and most favored by consumers.

Should you need a little inspiration for an upcoming wallpaper project, I’ve provided a  few suggestions with links for purchase.  Go forth and decorate!

Scalamandre Zebras Wallpaper Available @ Lynn Chalk.com

Schumacher Queen of Spain Wallpaper

Van Gogh Almond Blossom Wall Mural by Wallmur.com

Gallery Walls Illustrated Wallpaper/Wallpaper by Barbie@ Wallshoppe.com

Leftover wallpaper makes a lovely lining for your drawers.

Wallpaper to back closet wall shelving. Resource unavailable but you can use any pattern and it will bring impact.

*Original Post 4/15/2021
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Apr 5, 2022

Sale Sleuthing for the Perfect Easter Table Setting

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Early this morning I received an emergency text from a dear  friend who needed Easter table settings for purchase ASAP.  She was hopeful that I could help solve the decorating tabletop conundrum and not  one to disappoint a good friend in need of some stylish table settings… I hopped to it!

Low and behold the table setting task was a breeeeze! In under an hour I discovered a bevy of beautiful dishes, napkins, aprons and serving platers on SALE.  Yes you are reading that right-our favorite four letter word…S.A.L.E. Each item is available at Williams and Sonoma.com (Links are attached). I told her to order today and miracle of miracles-She would receive her order between April 8-11. Plenty of time to set her table and add the finishing touches.

If per chance you’re looking to add a few festive pieces to your table for Easter, take a peak-at the findings below:

*All  items Available at Williams & Sonoma.com/ or Check  your local WS retailer for stock selections.

Items & Images  below-Courtesy of Williams & Sonoma.com

Famillle Rose Mixed Salad Plates Set of 4 @ $59.95

Peter Rabbit Kids Melamine Dinner Set $39.95 Sale $29.99 Final Sale

 

Bestseller Floral Meadow Mixed Salad Plates $59.95 on Sale $39.99

Floral Meadow Rectangular Serving Platter $49.95 Final Sale $34.99

Famille Rose Bowls Blue Set of 4 $67.95

Damask Bunny Plater $69.95  Final Sale: $48.99

Damask Bunny Hard Placemat $15.95 Final Sale $11.99 each

Damask Bunny Cloth Napkins Set of 4 $49.95 Sale $24.99 Final Sale

Embroidered Bunny Kitchen Towels Set of 2 for $34.95

Rabbit Kids Apron $34.95 Final Sale $24.99

If you want to keep things simple but still want to  make your Easter table special :

  • All you need are some basic white dishes/a bouquet of beautiful flowers and some springtime colored ribbon. Whah-lah…Easter table setting done and done.

 

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Feb 22, 2022

It’s a Numbers Game-“Twos” day 2-22-22

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

I woke up this morning and I couldn’t believe that today was Tuesday or better put: “TWOS” DAY-2/22/2022.

There seems to be something magical when numbers align in such a spectacular way. It makes one feel that perhaps this is some sort of divine order happening and I think we can all agree that after the last 2 years dealing with a Pandemic and all the other assorted craziness in the world -we are ready  to take a collective breath and engage in some magical alignment.

2-23-22

2-24-22

2-24-22

2-26-22

2-27-22

2-28-22

Wishing you a day full  lovely moments that seem almost TWO good to be true.

 

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Feb 1, 2022

Hello February! Fun Facts & Special Dates

Posted By: Terri
Category: Humor Uncategorized

FEBRUARY

Fun Facts and Dates 

  1. #FACT February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. Yep, you read that right. February is one of the most misspelled words. What is the most misspelled word … well that honor goes to “Quarantine”. Most people thought it was spelled “Corn Teen”. Even the White House has misprinted the word “February” before in a press release.
  1. Thank you, Julius Caesar. February officially was added to the Roman Calendar in 713 BC. Julius Caesar remade the Roman Calendar and officially assigned the month 28 and 29 days.
  1. At one point it has only 23 days!  Can you image only 23 days to the month.
  1. February comes from the Latin word for “Februum”. Februum means purification and relates to a Roman Purification festival which was like an early Roman Spring Cleaning thing.
  1. No Full Moon: February is the only month where it is possible to go the entire time without having a full moon.
  1. Being Born on a Leap Year: Oh and if you are wondering there is about 1 in 1461 chance of being born on a leap year.
  1. Days in February…I had no idea some of these even existed.  I often wonder who actually comes up with these dedicated days of celebration? 

February 1 – National Dark Chocolate Day not to mention the start of Luna New Year! (FYI It’s the Year of the Water Tiger)

February 2 – National Groundhog Day

February 3 – National Carrot Cake Day

February 4 – National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

February 6 – National Chopstick Day

February 7 – National Send a Card to a Friend Day

February 8 – National Kite Flying Day (Perhaps May would be a better month to celebrate?) Just say’n.

February 9 – National Pizza Day

February 10 – National Umbrella Day

February 11 – National Inventors’ Day

February 14 – Valentines Day

February 15 – Singles Awareness Day

February 16 – National Almond Day

February 17 – National Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 20 – National Love Your Pet Day

February 22 – National California Day

February 23 – National Banana Bread Day (Recipes will be forthcoming)!

February 26 – National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 27 – National Reto Day

February 28  – National Floral Design Day

 

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Oct 29, 2021

Halloween is Baaaaack!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor Uncategorized

I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a spooktacular Halloween.

After a year of waiting for this holiday to happen (as last year it was pretty much CANCELLED) people seem to be over the Moon and ready to celebrate! I couldn’t help but notice many of my neighbors going all out to get  everyone in the Halloween spirit.

Below is just a small sample of what I see on my evening walks. I am so lucky to live near some pretty amazing and creative neighbors.

Happy Halloween!

 

 

Halloween in LA

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Oct 1, 2021

Hello October..Time for the FALL FLIP

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Happy Friday and the Helloooooo October!

Fall is just a few weeks old. In many parts of the country, cooler weather has arrived. Sad to say that here in LA, it’s going to be 98 degrees today and I’m selecting a sundress to wear today.  Soooo much for Fall weather!?! Right. But I remain optimistic and look forward to the arrival of  cooler days ahead because  the calendar does say it’s FALL after all!

Bearing in mind that we ‘re transitioning seasons from Summer to Fall, it’s also the time of year that we should be thinking about transitioning our closets. I refer to this closet “transition task” as

The Fall Flip.  

I ‘m well aware that today is Friday, and flipping your closet  from one season to the next, is probably not a high priority for the weekend. But, what I am here to do, is help you ease  into the “thought” of starting to closet flip after the weekend is over. Think “baby steps” and start with the following categories listed below. I will circle back next week to give you a few more tips to flip. In the meantime, I gently suggest that you start considering aka “thinking” about sorting and storing your Summer Staples by category.

Here are my top 3 easy and simple suggestions (by category).

  1. It’s time to Boot UP!  Flip your shoe selections from Summer Sandals/Flip Flops and Espadrilles to Boots/booties and cold weather footwear.

Image Courtesy of Author/ Client Closet

The Boot Rack $54.49 (click on link to purchase)

2. Sweater weather is upon us! Change out your tank tops/ t-shirts/shorts/capris  and swimwear for  all your beautiful sweaters. Fold accordingly and put  Summer items in storage.

Time to pack up and Store: Summer t-shirts, tops and knitwear

 

3. Have the right Handbag: The Fall Handbag Flip...Change out  and store  your Straw Totes & Bright Colored Bags to Fall & Winter  Satchels, Handbags, and  special occasion clutches.

Summer Bags should be stored away. Storage solutions for handbags on GTGG post 9/8/2021 Handbag Hang Up & Storage solutions …Click on Image /blog post for info

Winter Bags & Boots and evening clutches!

More to come next week: Winter Coats/Holiday wear and more!

Have a wonderful weekend. 

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Sep 28, 2021

Tuesday’s Tip is all about Wallpaper…”Discuss”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Tuesday’s Tip is all about Wallpaper. It wasn’t that long ago, that  wallpaper seemed sooooo passe. BUT, I am here to say, that a POP of wallpaper can add some major style to any space. I have a major penchant for adding wallpaper in strategic spots  in your home. The closet is one of my favorite spaces to use a splash of wallpaper to add interest and texture. You can also use wallpaper to make a small space pop… like a minimal Entrance hall or  line your dresser drawers with leftover scraps. Take a peak and get inspired by these wallpapered wonders.

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Sep 21, 2021

“Pep” UP your step… with Pretty Pearls

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Givenchy (circa 2003)

Today is the last day of Summer! I know… it’s hard to believe but, Summer is O.V.E.R.

And Now for the Good NEWS!!!.Fall begins tomorrow and with it brings about cooler days, sweater weather and the beauty of the leaves changing colors-which is a reminder to us all that as the leaves change ….so can we! It’s the perfect time to take stock before the year comes to an end and focus on what you want to accomplish before we say good bye to 2021.

As Tuesday is ” Tip Day “on the blog- I have a simple suggestion that  should add a dose of Pretty in your day and it’s done with something you already have laying around the house. Ready????

If you’ve been storing your pretty Pearls(be it faux or real)perhaps it’s time to  take them out of storage and start accessorizing. Pearls have major staying power – when it comes to style and I’m here to offer some images that I hope will reignite your love for pearls and inspire you to start wearing or at least displaying some “Pretty Pearls” around you.  Have a fabulous Tuesday.  xoT.

When in doubt.. Pearls can Dress UP your Decor & more!

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