Friday, January 30, 2015

the best toffee for valentine's day

B. toffee has just introduced a Limited Edition Glitter Mason Jar These make the cutest Valentine’s Day gifts ever!  Each glittery jar comes with 10-ounces of either milk chocolate toffee or dark chocolate toffee (my favorite is dark!)  And the gift is finished off with a handwritten hang tag.  These make the perfect gift for your sweetie, a favorite teacher, or your best friend. 
For a smaller, but equally sweet treat, B. toffee also offers customizable Valentine’s boxes for that can be personalized.
The Glittery Mason Jars are priced at $24.99 (plus tax & shipping.)  Orders must be placed by Friday, February 6th.  Please email orders to or call  844-EAT-BTOFFEE.  

Please visit for all the details 
and be sure to order early to ensure delivery by February 14th.  

 ciao! Fabiana
{This post is sponsored by B.toffee, however all opinions are genuinely my own.}

Monday, January 26, 2015

downton abbey fashion show

The fashion show last night on Downton Abbey was breathtaking!  We got a few glimpses of a few high-society flapper looks with a bit of an art deco feel, especially with that first dress and the Cleopatra style hat.  I love the costume designs on Downton!  Anna Mary Scott Robbins really does her research and pays attention to details.  The models on this catwalk were wearing amazing 1924 fashions that had Lady Mary exclaim “Yummy!”  They use real vintage dresses when they can and restore and reinforce them.  They also pick up vintage fabrics and laces at Paris flea markets that they incorporate into their costumes.  And didn’t you love when Charles Blake gave Lady Mary a smirky nod when the wedding dress came out at the end?  I love just them together!  For more details, visit Downton Abbey.

ciao! Fabiana

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
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