Jun 23, 2022

Perfectly Pretty Purses to Peruse

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight Fashion

Stop the presses for a major purse promotion.

Purse designer Pamela Munson and the uber chic textile house Schumacher have partnered together to design an exclusive collection of to-die-for straw minaudières with bold floral embroidery. Each clutch pattern draws inspiration from classic Schumacher floral prints making them a gorgeous addition to any summer  ensemble. To see the entire collection just click on any image below and peruse.

 

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Jun 20, 2022

Monday Moment-The Maisel Pop Up on Melrose

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

The peeps promoting The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel came to LA this past weekend and put on quite a party at a Pop Up shop on Melrose Avenue. The line to get in wove round the corner for more than a mile and  Maisel devotees were clamoring to enter and experience mock up settings from the show (Susie Myerson’s office, The Blue Note Night Club, a game room to try your hand at playing mahjong, picture taking at Coney Island’s Ferris Wheel, and of course a deli and not one but two bars serving non alcoholic drinks named the Blue Note and the Button. The event also featured a fabulous live band and a bevy of people walking around in costumes of the era. The mood was festive and fun and it goes without saying that Maisel brought it to LA …BIG time.

 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel LA Pop Up  

Helloooo… Susie Meyerson’s Office

Yes…I work for Susie (Pics of Midge on the corkboard )

 

Bar #1

Bar #2

On the Marvelous LA Menu

Serving Bagels (natch) with an assortment of sides

Sit & Listen to Live Music at the Blue Note Lounge

A sweet server standing at the ready with coffee cups.

Step right up and get your picture taken at Coney Island.(it’s a mock up of course because we’re in LA).

At your service and ready for clean up on aisle 3

 

Sip and chat….

Play Mahjong and enjoy your drink with a donut (in white wrapping)

Floor Decal …just to make it Official.

 

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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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Jun 13, 2022

Monday Moment of High LIGHT

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start. I’ve been working on a project that is taking mountains of my time to complete… hence my lack  of time to blog BUT I  wanted to check in and give you a “Moment of Monday  Motivation” in case you need a little reminder of how wonderful you truly are…

 Monday Moment (and a  gentle reminder) of Motivation!

Today,  I’d also like to share a Delightful Dose of Decorating! I hope it will LIGHT UP your day and bring you some inspiration to consider adding a bit more sparkle into your life.  Full disclosure, I’ve always been a major fan of chandeliers and firmly believe that a well appointed chandelier can be hung in ANY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE. Yes, any room! What can I say-I’m a girl who loves a little or a lot of bling and if done tastefully- can add a glorious and glamorous touch to any space.

Image Courtesy of Pinterest Entrance Chandelier courtesy of Shades of Light (On Sale) Click on image to go directly to item on site.

Image courtesy of The Private Label.com

I hope you enjoy today’s offering and if you’re thinking of updating any room in your home-it can be achieved in a jiff simply by hanging some sparkle…  aka chandelier(s).” Enjoy!

Here ae a few fabulous Lighting resources to peruse:

Shades of  Light.com  

RayPom.com

ZGallerie.com

Lampsplus.com/chandeliers/

 

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May 20, 2022

Let’s Bake a Lovely Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

I woke up this morning with a bug to bake.  Maybe it was due to yesterday’s phone call from my friend Sydney who called to  inquire if I had ever made an Olive Oil cake? Although I didn’t have an Olive Oil cake recipe in my repertoire, I was motivated to try my hand at this Olive Oil Cake business. To my surprise and delight-I found an easy peasy recipe (via Eat, Live, Run)  that is not only super simple but beyond delish.

As the saying goes…when life throws you lemons make lemonade OR perhaps a  Simple Lemon Olive Oil Cake.  I hope you find this recipe as yummy as I did and it puts some SPRING in your step!

Ingredients

4 large eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 1/2 to 3 Tablespoons lemon juice ( I use freshly squeezed)

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Powdered Sugar

 

Pre -heat Oven to 350F *

Grease an 8 inch cake pan (line with wax paper) and  also grease wax paper

**OR using a Springform pan-Grease bottom  of pan ,line with wax paper  and grease wax paper as well.

Mix together: Eggs & Sugar at high speed for 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy

Using a large spatula gently fold in olive oil and lemon juice into egg mixture

With same spatula add in flour and baking powder and salt. (Do not over mix)

Pour cake batter into prepared pan and gently tap on a solid surface to remove some of the larger bubbles

Bake 40-45 minutes until top is a light brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

Gently run a butter knife along edges of the cake to release it from pan.

Remove wax paper from bottom.

Cool completely and then sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.

Enjoy!

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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 14, 2022

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day -YAY!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

YAY!

The chocolate chip cookie is something to celebrate. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie. And, if your chocolate chip cookie happens to be hot out of the oven and homemade -all the better.

Most of us have our “go to”  chocolate chip cookie recipe BUT let’s face it, we’re always on the lookout for the absolute BEST  version.

Years ago, I came across a recipe in my local newspaper  ( The St. Louis Post Dispatch) posted in the FOOD section and provided by a reader in the area.  Pre Google and Pinterest, I clipped this little ditty out of the paper and have kept it in my recipe box ever since. (Yes, I STILL have a recipe box. No judging). Tee he.  I’m here to tell you that this little baby is THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE EVER! There-I said it! I’m posting it on this National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day– so you too can give it and go and let me know, if you feel the same after baking a batch or two or ten. I’ve given this recipe to many a friend and they all stand by it today. I hope you enjoy and have a fabulous National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. If it’s to late to bake today…remember there’s always tomorrow- because every day  is a good day, to bake and eat a  homemade chocolate chip cookie.

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted butter, slightly melted
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (don’t ask why-just put it in-promise this is a winner)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Coarse sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and the salt: Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat together the butter, sugars, vanilla extract and the vinegar until smooth. Beat in the egg just until combined.
  4. Mix the flour mixture into the wet mixture just until combined. Stir in the chips.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop (about 2 rounded tablespoons) drop about 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, they will look light brown around the edges and will look underdone in the center. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle each cookie with a little sea salt. Allow to sit on the sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a rack to cool.

 

Repost Go To Glamour Girl August 4, 2020 with updating
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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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May 9, 2022

Monday Mantra & Haute Hats

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion Monday Mantra

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and if you’re blessed with children-may I wish you a belated Happy Mother’s Day.

It’s a brand new week and to start things off on a STYLE note- I thought you might enjoy a sampling of  Haute Hats that were worn this past weekend at the Kentucky Derby. I have been lucky enough to attend in years past and I am here to confirm that the women who dress for the Derby are NOT messing around. The hat is the main attraction but the rest of the ensemble is reallllly  thought out! Enjoy!

Haute Hats 

                           A swirl of color!                
                          Marvelous Mellow Yellow                           Pink Perfection  

                                       Bold in Blue & Pink

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May 2, 2022

Monday Mantra & Mother’s Day Gift Options

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

A Beautiful Way to walk through the world…

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and  time is tick, tick, ticking away for you to find the perfect gift. It goes without saying that I am a BIG FAN of buying something for your Mother that will make her feel special and avoid giving her anything even remotely resembling a household item/appliance or worse yet… something for the home.

If you’re at a loss what to give Mom (because you’ve exhausted the usual suspects of a beautiful scarf, a bottle of her favorite perfume & bath lotions or flowers ordered from some 1-800 flower number which ALWAYS look better in the ad than they do on her table)…might I offer a few suggestions:

 A gift certificate for a Beauty/Spa Treatment.

Purchase Mom a gift certificate for a Personal Styling Session or Closet Organization.

Take Mom out for brunch and be sure to add a  sweet treat.

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