March 14, 2015

color inspiration : emerald green

“Emerald green: This is an inspiring and uplifting color suggesting abundance and wealth in all its forms, from material well-being, to emotional well-being to creative ideas.  It is the color of balance and harmony. 

In color psychology, green is the great balancer of the heart and the emotions, creating equilibrium between the head and the heart.  From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well-being. 

This is why there is so much of this relaxing color on the earth, and why we need to keep it that way.  Green promotes a love of nature, and a love of family, friends, pets and the home. It is the color of the garden lover, the home lover and the good host.”  via empower yourself with color psychology. 

ciao! fabiana

March 13, 2015

a natural and luxurious lipstick

This is Pink Topaz lipstick isnow my new favorite go-toevery morning. It goes on smoothly with just the right amount of color and is so luxurious, in a very natural way! Here's the scoop: 

The Inner Glow Lipstick from Dr. Hauschka adds a vibrant tint to my lips with a glossy, smooth finish. Rose extracts and jojoba wax help to soften and protect dry lips while shea butter and carrot extracts bring nourishing moisture that lasts. Derived from mineral pigments instead of artificial ingredients, the natural color glides on effortlessly to produce velvety-smooth and vibrant lips. 
  • 100% certified natural ingredients
  • Free of synthetic fragrances, preservatives, colors and GMOs
  • Organic Pink Topaz coloring helps to highlight natural skin tones
  • Rich, vibrant coverage that also moisturizes
Here's the secret ingredient:  Rosa Canina Fruit Extract - Derived from organic rose hips, this extract is extremely high in vitamins A and C. Known to calm irritation, this botanical is a natural astringent that helps to tone skin.

I stopped by the new Pharmaca store that just opened in Laguna Hills, and was thrilled to find a great variety of natural cosmetics and products! Pharmaca is a new kind of pharmacy that offers holistic remedies as well as traditional pharmacy services and advice, so we now have a choice! They have locations in select cities and a great selection online too! This is now my new go-to store!

ciao! fabiana

March 12, 2015

kate middleton visits downton abbey

Today looks like a fun day for all on the set of Downton Abbey
when the Duchess of Cambridge aka Kate Middleton came to visit.

Mrs. Patmore and Daisy presented the Duchess with a cake.

Kate toured all the behind the scenes departments as well,
 like the wardrobe department, where they ran into Mr. Carson.

Oh, I just love the the costumes!  This one on Mary is stunning!

Downton’s Little George is so cute!

The guy we all love to hate, Thomas with Kate. 
He can't be all that bad!

ciao! fabiana

Photos via Downton Abbey, Duchess Kate Blog and Getty Images

March 10, 2015

faerie party table

An enchanting evening tablescape with 
sparkly twinkle lights, sweeping branches, 
candlelight, dangling crystals and floating butterflies 
created by Tricia Saroya

Place settings are set on giant leaves that act as 
placemats and the center of the table 
is strewn with fallen branches and woodland artifacts. 

It will be featured in the summer issue of Faerie Magazine,
 along with a ton of tips to help you create your own!  

ciao! fabiana


While I’m here today, I wanted to share some of my "Tablescaping Essentials" with you. I have a whole page on the Amazon website with my favorite picks for setting a beautiful table.

Quite often time is of the essence, and I have last minute projects or events to work on, so I turn to Amazon for one or two day delivery. You’d be surprised at how many amazing items they have to offer! And I'm constantly updating this page with my new favorites. 

You can check it out here, at Tablescaping Essentials.

Image by Vince Chafin  

March 8, 2015

hydrangea blue

happy  Sunday...

I hope it's been a lovely day.

ciao! fabiana


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