October 31, 2015

happy halloween!

Happy Halloween from Newport Beach!

ciao! fabiana

October 26, 2015

an elegant way to spookify your home

A little cheesecloth and a bit of creativity can create a charmingly haunting vignette in your home... perfect for Halloween night!  

ciao! fabiana

photo credit:  pinterest

October 23, 2015

the cutest pumpkin cake

This super-cute pumpkin cake is not that hard to make and will really wow your guests!  You simply bake two parts of this cake in round bowls and then assemble.  Easy to follow instructions are found here.

ciao! fabiana

October 19, 2015

gold touches for halloween

A golden Halloween mantel with pumpkins and owls.

ciao! fabiana

October 13, 2015

pumpkins on the porch

The Pumpkin

"Oh, fruit loved of boyhood! the old days recalling,
When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,
Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!

When we laughed round the corn-heap, with hearts all in tune,
Our chair a broad pumpkin,—our lantern the moon,
Telling tales of the fairy who traveled like steam,
In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team!"

ciao! fabiana

October 12, 2015

happy halloween from the 'hood

It’s amazing how one little pumpkin or two
can really brighten up your front door.

It’s such an easy way to finish off 

After all, October is the perfect time to brighten your
front door with a little pop of holiday color!

A few cute orange pumpkins here and there
 usually do the trick.

And speaking of Halloween porch décor,
these snapshots are a few of my favorite looks
from the neighborhood.

A bright pop of orange at the front door
is the perfect accent to add a little fun to your curb appeal. 

Our neighborhood is suddenly blooming
with Fall 🍁 colors and décor! 

Most of these homes are quite traditional,
but they all have their own style as well, don’t they?

This community is pretty unique.
I’ve chosen the more simple and
elegant ones to share with you all today! 

Oh, how I love to see inspiring Halloween décor done right!
Isn’t this entry cute?  

I can’t wait ‘til Halloween!

ciao! fabiana

October 10, 2015

yummy dessert ideas for fall

Wickedly Fun Halloween Cupcakes  
These cupcake creations are so cute and easy to prepare. Choose your favorite cupcake design, and you’ll be sure to thrill your Halloween party guests.  You can either decorate store-bought cupcakes or homemade cupcakes with these easy to follow recipes. The owls, black cats, pumpkins, and ghosts are all so adorable!

Luscious Pumpkin Desserts 
There's no doubt about it, pumpkin is just about everyone’s favorite fall flavor, and I  just love it in desserts.  My favorites in this mix are the Pumpkin Spice Crème Brulee, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Frosting, and of course, Traditional Pumpkin Pie.  Check out the full list of dozens of amazing pumpkin desserts by Better Homes and Gardens.

ciao! fabiana 

lovely, affordable chandeliers & pendants

I have recently discovered a great source for lighting called “Parrot Uncle”. They have a huge selection of beautiful lighting fixtures and great prices! If you are looking for a particular handmade original design or if you are looking to redecorate a specific room, shopping for lamps and light fixtures is such an easy, fun and interactive experience on the Parrot Uncle website.  

They have gorgeous chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, pendant lights, and wall sconces. And, they have a huge variety of design styles too, like traditional, modern, mid-century, farm house and more! In addition to great prices and quality, they offer free shipping and free returns. 

Here are some of my favorite chandeliers and pendants:  

Drum Shape Brass & Crystal Chandelier with Fabric Shade

Modern Iron Pendant Light with Hemp Rope

Modern Style Wooden Pendant Light with Lantern Shape Shade

Rustic Industrial Style Pendant Light with Chrome Shade

Iron Chain 8 Lights Rustic Resin Antler Chandelier

Modern Style Polyhedron Shape Wooden Pendant

Vintage Industrial Style Pendant with Metal Framed Glass Box

Wooden Pendant Light in Flask Shape

Small Style Pendant Light with Bucket-Shape Shade


ciao! fabiana

October 8, 2015

glamour shots for Halloween

Set up a spooky Halloween vignette in your home using black and white Hollywood glamour shots in distressed frames. These pretty black and white photos look spectacularly grouped together with a few sparkly Halloween accessories like silver beaded cobwebs and mercury glass candlesticks.  

Add a black feather boa for that extra zhush factor! This was originally taken at Roger's Gardens and features photos of the beautiful Yvonne DeCarlo. 

Do you remember what role she famously played on tv? 

ciao! fabiana

October 4, 2015

tiffany blue and deep purple

This is one of the first images 
I ever pinned on Pinterest
way back in the day, hahaha, 
circa 2011. 

It’s still one of my favorite tablescapes. 
The color combination 
and textures are amazing!

ciao! fabiana

October 3, 2015

that orange door!

How do you create a fun and charming impression for friends and family walking through your front door?  Consider painting your door a happy color like orange.  

Fall is the best time to make this transition into the fun color palette of all shades of orange!  What do you think?  Here’s some of my favorite eye candy for you to enjoy…

ciao! fabiana


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