Sunday, January 25, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

a little purple cottage

Driving through old town Orange, I came across this little purple cottage, well it’s actually more of a periwinkle color, and I had to stop and take a closer look.  The plaque on the front says it was built in 1900.  I just love all the period details and the fact that they were not afraid to use some color to highlight the architectural charm.  

“If you're quiet, you're not living.
You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.”  -Mel Brooks

Happy Saturday!

ciao! Fabiana

the perfect gift for mom

Mother’s Day is a few months away, but it’s never too early to think about special things for my mom, especially with Valentine’s Day and her birthday coming up.  There is a fabulous Helen Ficalora store in Beverly Hills and I recently connected with them. Helen Ficalora creates beautiful and simple customizable jewelry, and they were so kind to send me a sterling silver “MOM” necklace.  It has become one of my favorite pieces to wear daily.  It looks great layered with other necklaces, or just on its own.  I wanted to share with you all these lovely options for mom.  These pendant charms come in yellow, pink and white gold and also in sterling silver.  Some even have diamond accents.  The best part about it for me, is they have the cutest grandmother pendants too!  My mom is Mimi, so that would be perfect for her, and the pink gold is so pretty! 
There are so many choices for mom
and also for the grandmother in your life 
These are some of my favorites and
I love the clustered look
Some of these gals wear Helen's initial charm.
I wear mine everyday!
Hot pink is Helen's trademark color, 
and you can see more of 
Helen Ficalora's style here on Pinterest
There are literally hundreds of choices.  
Please check out Helen Ficalora here for all 
the details and let me know what your favorite is!  


Thursday, January 22, 2015

outdoor entertaining, French style

A few key ingredients for entertaining like a true connoisseur, from our lovely Marion Hartwich of European Flair Interior Design and Fabric Studio and seen in French Style Magazine this month.

ciao! Fabiana

modern victorian

I love how the owners of this 1906 Victorian home decorated it with elements that reflect their love of Paris.  The front of the house looks like a stately turn of the century Marin County home, but as soon as you enter, you are transported to Europe by the gorgeous color palette, antique furniture, and sophisticated style.  With all that said, they kept the home feeling light and airy by painting all the wood floors a bright white.  What do you think about this mix of Victorian and Parisian styles?  Read more about this home at Luxe Magazine.       

ciao! Fabiana

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lars chair giveaway

Room & Board is giving away one of these beautiful Lars Leather Lounge Chairs, which retails for $1,299.   The Lars chair is built in Vermont by skilled craftsmen out of solid cherry wood with broad armrests, reminiscent of an Adirondack chair.  This chair will become a family heirloom for years to come.  Enter for a chance to win one here, at Room & Board,  now through February 11th, 2015. 

ciao! Fabiana
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