Saturday, March 24, 2012

Giveaway Winner Announcement

Congratulations "Chocolate Martini" a.k.a. Shari :)
I will contact Shabby Apple and the necklace will be on the way!!

Thank you for those that entered!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Latest buys

I have been some what reserved in regards to shopping lately, but here are some of my purchases in the past few months that makes me smile.

Turquoise bracelet set
This came in a set of 3 but I usually wear it with other bracelets to mix it up

Essie polish in "Play Date"
My favorite color is any shade of purple -- especially lavender

Juicy Couture Rain boots in Olive
Believe it or not, these were $29. at Marshall's.
Yes, you read that correct, and it retails around $100.
It's olive, so it's THE perfect neutral, since I already have a black riding boots, and who really needs another pair of black boots?

Bebe striped drape front cocoon cardigan
I am a sucker for stripes, and this was just perfect in every way - drape in the front, button-less, and how the stripes vary in size and pattern.
Great for traveling as well!

I am trying to just have things that matter to me and not just have tons and tons of "stuff" in my closet.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giveaway Announcement!!! (sponsored by Shabby Apple) *GIVEAWAY ENTRY CLOSED*

You will be winning this gorgeous "Light as a Feather" necklace!!

I was contacted by a rep from the absolutely adorable
Shabby Apple this past week and now they are generously sponsoring a giveaway for my blog readers. Many of the items on their website is vintage inspired, and have a very romantic feel to it, including all the names for each piece. I am in love with many of the items on the website, (this piece is my favorite) and out of about a dozen pieces I chose this necklace as a giveaway prize!!

Here are the rules:

1) You
MUST "like" the Facebook page for Shabby Apple.

2) Please leave a comment under this post and tell us which item on their website is your favorite. That's it!! The winner will be announced on Friday the 23rd.

This is only for our U.S. readers, I apologize.

Good luck to everyone!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

One year

It has been a year since the tragedy struck my home country and I just wanted to take a moment to honor them.

My family lived in Fukushima, within the 30km range of the nuclear plant and had to evacuate to Tokyo, and have been there since.

I know it's no longer in the 'news' and many media outlets have moved on to other current events, but please, if you have a moment check out my friend Stu Levy's film "Pray for Japan" that is premiering all over the country this week.

I was en route to Japan last year, and you may check out the post regarding my trip here.

pic from here

Wednesday, March 7, 2012



giuseppe ottaviani feat. faith --

Your heart,

Has gone too far from this shoreline,
I try to light up the stars tonight,

Melting together with you.

My star,
Take me up higher through your light,
Let me forget all the grey clouds,
Shining together with you.

Together with you

Your heart,
Has gone too far from this shoreline,
I try to light up the stars tonight,
Melting together with you.

My star,
Take me up higher thru your light,
Let me forget all the gray clouds,
Shining together with you.

Ill live with your air as we fall down,
Ill see with your eyes as we fly high,
Breathing together with you

pic from this website