Apr 29, 2022

House Tour…Carmel by the Sea

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Happy Friday. 

*Today’s post is an homage to the late great Betty White who passed in November  2021 ( just weeks before her 100th birthday). I think we can all agree, that Betty lived an amazing life.  Not one to ever boost of all her accomplishments, she left behind a legacy that I believe will go on the history books as on of the most admired and loved actresses of our time.

One of the many homes that Betty White shared with husband Allen Ludden  was located in Carmel California. A few days ago,  the home was put on the market for sale. I was so dazzled by how lovely this entire home was that I couldn’t help but share it with all of you my lovely readers. Enjoy!

Carmel by the Sea



*Just in…The home has been Sold for 3 Million over asking price.

Images courtesy of www.sfgate.com


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Apr 21, 2022

Bridgerton ” Inspired” Beauties

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Are you obsessed with the Netflix show  Bridgerton? Do I hear a resounding YES?!!! And, if per chance you are fixated on the show, I have a feeling that you may be coveting the fabulous fashion  as well. One might even be wondering where you could find such delicate and delectable items that are reimagined so that you could purchase them pronto and wear them today. Seems that the peeps at Bloomingdale’s have pondered that question and have provided a POP UP shop to quell your Bridgerton cravings. The Bridgerton Pop Up shop offers a wide assortment of stylish items that even Lady Whistledown would swoon over.

*All items ae available online (link provided below) and in  various Bloomingdale’s  stores nationwide. 

Direct links have been attached to each item below.

To view the entire collection just clickity -click this link: https://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/fashion-lookbooks-videos-style-guide/bridgerton-dresses-outfits?id=1148359

Hope for Flowers by Tracey Reese (Marie A Frock Dress $499.00 @ Bloomingdale’s.com)

Hope for Flowers Tracey Reese Dress ($408.00 Bloomingdale’s exclusive)

Selkie Fairytale Heritage Rose Print high low Gown (Exclusive $499.00)

Malone Souliers ($995.00) Bloomingdale’s.com


Malone Souliers Pump Bloomingdale’s $797.00

Bardot Kiah Corset Top ($109.00 Sale $81.75


ASTR the label Amber Top ($98.00 Sale $73.80)


Wedgewood x Sheila Bridges Collection @ Bloomingdale’s.com

All images courtesy of Bloomingdale’s .com
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Apr 15, 2022

Time for Quiche…. Capiche

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Happy Good Friday/ Passover and TGIF!  Whichever day you’re celebrating today I thought you might enjoy a weekend dish that is not only easy to make but absolutely delish.

*I originally posted this dish in 2020  and it proved to be a fan favorite so if per chance you’re looking for the perfect dish to serve… here it is again. 

Spinach, Sweet Potato, Onion and Feta Quiche

If you’re looking for a really easy weekend brunch or breakfast dish that is Delish and super easy to put together, I just may have the perfect recipe. This is one I literally threw together a few weeks ago and it was inspired by a morning scramble I made for a friend of mine a few months before this whole quarantine business began. On any given weekend I usually abandon  my usual weekday morning protein drink and opt for food that I can actually chew.

Bearing in mind I still want to eat healthy I have found the following ingredients to be an absolute win win when it comes to flavor and delish-ability:

Quiche Recipe

Pre heat over to 350 degrees

In a large non stick pan saute:

  • 1-2 T Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 medium size shallot chopped

Stir gently over low to medium heat, stirring often and keeping covered to allow the moisture  from the onions to release.

  • When onions are soft add in 4-5 cups cleaned organic spinach
  • When spinach is completely wilted stir together to incorporate onions and spinach.
  • Turn off heat. Keep covered and let  rest for about 5 minutes

In  separate bowl whisk together:

  • 4 Eggs ( I use organic and cage free)-I promise they taste 10 times better
  • 1 can Carnation Evaporated milk (for quiche)
  •          You can use Carnation Evaporated Milk “Lactose Free” if needed   
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 to 1 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Deep Dish pie crust

Pour spinach and onion mixture into the bottom of a prepared pie crust (see notes on pie crust prep)

Pour egg mixture over spinach and onion.

Put pie crust on cookie sheet and bake  for  another 30 to 45 minutes until  Quiche is firm/translation-liquid is set)

Take out of oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes.

Serve warm with remaining sweet potato .

Pie Crust

(You can use ready made or if you wish -make your own)

Pre bake pie crust  for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

In Pre baking your crust take a sheet of  wax paper to cover the bottom and sides.

Fill well of pie crust with beans  and put into oven to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.

This ensures that your crust won’t be soggy on the bottom after the Quiche is fully cooked.

 Sweet Potato (s)

Peel and dice sweet potato (I use about 4 -5 sweet potatoes-you can use any leftover potato as a side dish and serve it with the quiche or mix with the scrambled eggs at another time).  Slice into small bite size pieces.

  • Spray a large  cookie sheet with Cooking spray or use olive oil to lightly coat potato.
  • Salt and pepper to taste .
  • Cook at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes  or until soft and slightly golden brown

The Perfect Scramble 

Use all the ingredients above  omitting the crust and carnation evaporated milk.

Originally posted 5/5/2020 on Gotoglamourgirl.com

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Apr 7, 2022

It’s “Curtains” for Easter

Posted By: Terri
Category: Sew Happy

Just in time for Easter, I finished whipping up a dress that has an interesting story behind it…

The Scarlett Story

My Mother was an avid sewer and made  all of our outfits as children. At the time, I had no idea how beautiful the outfits she made were.

Outfits made by my Mother *She made my coat in deep blue with a white collar & button accents.

All I knew was that every year before school started, my girlfriends on the block were taken to Sears & JC Penny’s to get new school clothes. While we (my sisters and I) had all out clothes made by our Mother. You remember being a child and wanting to fit in like everyone else?! I longed for outfits from the department stores. In hindsight, I realize and appreciate now, how beautiful and fashion forward my Mother dressed us. Her creations fit beautifully and were so much more stylish than any outfit from any department store.  Ohhh, what we don’t realize as children. Today I have come to appreciate my Mother for instilling a love of fashion, fit and sewing.

In 2020 one week before the start of the Pandemic, I  flew home to clean out and stage my parents home for sale.  My Mother passed in 2019 and my Father in 2018. As I sorted through the years of their belongings, I came across many of my Mother’s patterns and leftover fabric. I couldn’t bring myself to donate either so I boxed every pattern and fabric piece up and flew them back to LA.

Fast forward to a week ago when I was longing for a new Easter dress. to wear. I will admit to having a closet full of clothes but needed ? something new to wear??! Never mind that I we haven’t been able to dress up for Easter for 2 solid years due to the Pandemic and my dresses have been collecting dust in the closet…STILL I wanted something new.  Does this sound remotely familiar?

So, I looked into my fabric inventory and took out this pretty pastel floral print that was from Mom’s fabric stash.  What did Mom use this fabric for-I wondered? Then it came to me. This was the fabric that Mom made the kitchen  window valances for over the sink. So basically this is a dress made from fabric selected for  drapes/curtains-and that is how this dress became my Scarlett dress. It is homage to my Mother and to her love of sewing and also to Scarlett who in the movie Gone with the Wind- had a dress made from drapes.



Dress is fully lined/ added side pockets and rick rack around the neckline. Zipper sewn in by hand.

Anddddd I already had a handbag that matched.

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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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Mar 31, 2022

Spring Suiting 2022

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Spring Suiting???? Yes, you heard me, I think it’s high time we set aside wearing our jeans/sweatpants and leggings and put something proper on.  Are you with me? Good!

Easter is fast approaching and if per chance you’re entertaining the notion of dressing up -might I suggest considering a Spring Suit.

I knowwww…..it’s  been an eon since we’ve thought about wearing anything dressy. But things are getting back to a “new normal” and I want to suggest you take your style selections up a notch or 2.

Spring Suiting 2022

Wearing a matching suit in all one color  is very on trend for Spring 2022 and is also known as a Style Rule for making anyone look sleek and chic .

Style Rule 

When you dress monochromatically- it makes you appear taller and thinner! 

Below you will find some fashionable inspiration and as an extra bonus -I’ve sourced 3 very affordable suiting options from Bloomingdale’s.com (They’re friends & family  sale is going on now and you can take an extra 25% off at checkout. Go & Do!

Flared Jacket with Slits Viclan.com ($249.00)

Image Courtesy of Pamela Roland

Blake Lively wearing Michael Kors

Original Image Unknown source *click on image for similar options

Image Courtesy of Little Vixen Boutique

*Affordable options from Bloomingdales (Friends & Family Sale)

BCBG Max Azria Peak Lapel Blazer Bloomingdales $298.00 (25% off during Friends and Family)

Vince Camuto Notch Collar Blazer $129.00 (25% off during Bloomingdales Friends and family

1. State One Button Blazer $129.00 Bloomingdales friends & Family sale save 25% Color: Evening Sand


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Mar 28, 2022

Monday Musings

Posted By: Terri
Category: Red Carpet Fashion

Hello Monday !

Last night the Oscar telecast came back to it’s glory days of a live broadcast and more importantly the return of The Red Carpet. This years Red Carpet was filled with a bevy of  breathtaking fashion and if we’re really being honest some celebs showed up in outfits that they should seriously consider firing their stylist.

For the sake of being NICE, (which I think the world could surely use a major dose of as of late) I prefer to focus on the fabulousness of the evening aka gowns that made us swoon. It’s challenging to narrow down the best of the best but below are a few of my top picks from Oscar 2022.

My  #1 favorite dress of the night  was worn by Dakota Johnson. Full disclosure… Dakota was not on the telecast but wore this gorgeous Gucci creation at the Vanity Fair After party.

Dakota Johnson in gorgeous Gucci

Saniyya Sidney in Armani

Lily James in Atelier Versace

Jennifer Garner in Brandon Maxwell

Kirsten Dunst in Vintage Christian Lacroix Haute Couture

Marlee Matlin in Monique Lhuillier

Aunjanue Ellis in Atelier Versace

Nicole Kidman in custom-dyed Armani Privé

Zendaya in Valentine Haute Couture

Cynthia Erivo in Louis Vuitton

Rita Moreno -Still Fabulous at 90!

Wanda Sykes Best Dressed Host!

All images courtesy of people.com
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Mar 21, 2022

The “Spring Crop” is In!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Today is the first  FULL day of Spring!  (A season  that single handedly puts Winter in the rear view mirror and ushers in  warmer days filled with sunlight! )

The thought of Spring can instantly make anyone feel better ! Perhaps the reason that  it’s called SPRING in the first place. Besides the longer days of sunlight, warmer weather, brighter  colored clothing options, less layers and the motivation to actually get outside  and do something at night because it’s still light outside…. Spring is the perfect time to refresh, recharge and regroup.

To get Spring started on a “Fashionable” note  I’m spotlighting one of the major trends of the season  tah-dah dah dah….

The  Spring Crop  Jacket 


Dior Spring Cropped Jacket….


Love Shack Fancy Mews Houndstooth Jacket

St. John Spring  Pre Resort

J. Lo sporting the crop jacket trend sooo it must be glam worthy.

Zara Textured Cropped Jacket $39.95

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Mar 16, 2022

Gorgeous Green

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

I’ve sourced a sampling of gorgeous green outfits that I hope will put some SPRING in your step.

P.S. May the luck of the Irish come your way today and everyday. 


Bonjoni.com Flared Jacket

Image courtesy of Zolucky.com


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Mar 8, 2022

Happy International Woman’s Day xoxo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Happy International Women’s Day!

Two of my favorite quotes that I hope will inspire.

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