May 24, 2015

apple green and cobalt

Bright and cheery, elegant and playful!  The color combination of apple green and cobalt blue is one of my favorite looks for this season.  Mix and match fabrics, pillows, tableware and plants in your own unique style, and it’s sure to be a hit!  Here are a couple of great examples put together by Roger’s Gardens here in Newport Beach.    

ciao! Fabiana

May 23, 2015

weekend thoughts...


"I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky."
--Audrey Hepburn
ditto! Fabiana

May 22, 2015

favorite red, white and blue tables

a little bit of red, white and blue
inspiration for the weekend,
from pinterest, of course!  
{sources below}

Mix and match patriotic paper goods for an easy custom look!

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ciao! Fabiana

healthy snacks for the long weekend


Getting ready for the weekend with my new favorite snack, yummy gourmet flavored Gaslamp Popcorn and my red, white and blue tableware.
ciao! Fabiana

May 19, 2015

she sheds and zen dens



Today I am sharing with you, twenty-two of my favorite outdoor sanctuaries from pinterest.  These “she sheds” are the female equivalent of a man-cave.  A she shed is a little oasis that one could also call a “zen den”.  For more inspiration and for photo sources, check out my pinterest board devoted to the pursuit of female happiness!



















This one, with the coral double doors, is from 
last month’s Better Homes and Gardens magazine.


This one below, is Mary McDonald’s pretty outdoor getaway, styled two different ways.


The last one is my friend and neighbor Nancy’s elegant potting shed that she uses for creating gorgeous floral arrangements for friends and parties.


ciao! Fabiana

newport harbor home tour - Lido Manor

As you enter this gorgeous bayfront home, you are immediately greeted by the sound of water trickling from this unique fountain.  Named the “Lido Manor”, this home features the interior design work of Melinda Grubbs.  The style is upscale Cape Cod and boasts gorgeous views of Newport Bay in the living room, dining room and kitchen.  One of the highlights of this house is the magnificent floating three story stair case.  My favorite room is the guest room with the fun orange zebra-striped window shades, but the whole house is just amazing!  Guests of the Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour were privileged enough to get a tour of this house last week.  It has been featured in Luxe Magazine, and now is one of the exclusive homes that have been on the home tour.  Let me know what you think!     

















ciao! Fabiana
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