October 31, 2014

my friday five

Happy Halloween! Today's the day to indulge in fabulous sweets and treats and I could't help but notice how enticing these Browned Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes by Coco Cooks are!  And, I know they will be delicious because Coco has the most fabulous recipes! BTW, the frosting is brown butter fudge!

I just found out that one of my photos will be used on a mood board for a fabulous tv show in the UK called The Great Interior Design Challenge. The show is scheduled to air on November 20th in the UK, but I am hoping to get a peek from their website. Kind of random, but fun news! 

My new favorite treat is Foxy’s Frozen Yogurt’s “Frisky” flavor aka Pecan and Praline Crunch. It’s so yummy and not so bad in the calorie department, only 120 calories.  They also make Cheeky, Sneaky, Naughty, Sassy and Fancy flavors. Which one do you want to try? It’s available at Gelson’s, Fresh and Easy Markets and other gourmet shops. I love their fun retro vibe too!

This has got to be everyone’s favorite Halloween special, "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". What's your favorite part of this dear little Peanuts show?

Happy Halloween!

ciao! fabiana

October 28, 2014

one house, two different fall looks

This is an iconic house here in the neighborhood. It stands out on its own as a beautifully designed home, but during the holidays, it really comes to life!  

I took the second photo for my blog a few years ago and  the first photo, above, is in a recent issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  

It’s fun to see the evolution of this home, inside and out. Home owner Jeanne Carmack has amazing style and eye-catching ideas, like these straw wreaths used indoors and outdoors for a gorgeous Autumn display.

ciao! fabiana

October 26, 2014

favorite October mantels

There are only a few days left to enjoy
what's left of October,  and
I wanted to share with you some
fun mantel décor that caught my eye this week. 

This first one is playful, yet elegant too.  
A few simple black paper bats add height and 
charm to this traditional white mantelpiece.  
Add to it some black and white accessories
to complete the look.  

A variety of pumpkins and pine cones set 

the mood in Courtney’s French Country Cottage.

Spooky artwork and black ivy accent the "Boo" lettering.

 Black cheesecloth, bare branches and vintage touches 
add mystery to this otherwise all white backdrop. 

Isn't the masquerade mask a fun accent? 

Mid-century style with just a touch of orange.

Brown paper flowers remind us of Autumn 

and are so pretty in this neutral vignette.

Why not create your own display 
using natural elements like 

gourds and branches that'll 
last right through 

ciao! fabiana


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