April 13, 2019

eight pretty Easter tablescapes

a fun Easter tablescape blog hop

Yesterday, my blogging friend Janet of Rosemary & Thyme blog hosted a really fun Easter tablescape blog hop on instagram that included some of the sweetest and most talented gals who also happen to be amazing at putting together gorgeous table settings.  

I shared one of my favorite Easter tables done with blue and white transferware… you know how much I love it!

To infuse a bit of springtime color I used bright yellow daffodils and ruffled tulips to play off the vibrant blues.


Now here’s the best part… sharing my seven blogging friends’ amazing visions.

I just love how each and every one of these talented bloggers has their own unique style and approach to setting an Easter table.

Her table is so bright, cheery and fun!

set the most divine table with this gorgeous floral centerpiece!

Janet of Rosemary & Thyme has a chic romantic style

and this table captures both the fun and elegance of Easter.   

Larissa of Larissa Jenkins lives in a 120 year old home in Iowa

and as you can see,
it plays big part of her dramatic tablescape.

showcased her beautiful pink cabbageware plates on her table, 
and I’m officially in love with this whole look!

Pam of Everyday Living created a tablescape

with all our favorite Easter elements like these pretty flowers.
Make sure to stop by and check out the rest of her table! 

has a truly elegant way about her and
everything she creates exhibits her sophisticated style.


I hope you get a chance to explore each unique style
that these lovely ladies share on their instagram pages,


let me know if you have a favorite!

ciao! fabiana

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April 11, 2019

the ivy restaurant, beverly hills

I just returned from a fabulous overnight stay with my mother in Beverly Hills. You may have seen my snapshots on Instagram and facebook of one of my all-time favorite spots, The Ivy restaurant on Robertson.

Today’s post is all about The Ivy’s decor and amazing ambiance that immediately enraptures you within seconds of stepping inside.

Here are the cozy elements that we need to take note of…  

ü pitchers of beautiful roses everywhere

ü lots of cozy chintz pillows

ü shabby chic old shutters and wooden elements

ü vintage floral artwork

ü antique French signage

ü gracefully aged white picket fences

ü colorful twinkle lights for alfresco evening dining

ü white tablecloths

ü a backdrop of old brickwork

ü a fabulous patio

Every inch of The Ivy is magical.

The Ivy began its life during the 1980’s in a cozy little vintage cottage. Since then it’s been attracting celebrities, locals and visitors from all around the world.

When we arrived on Wednesday morning, we had the whole patio practically to ourselves!

Every time I visit, I’m just amazed by the quaint decor, accessories and attention to detail.

This is one of my favorite tables, which is in the main little dining area that features that cute bar with all the bowls of citrus.

Can you believe how many pitchers of roses there are? The secret in recreating this look is to buy roses in light pink dark pink and yellow, with a few coral colored roses thrown in as an accent.

ciao! fabiana

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April 7, 2019

a healthy home is a happy home

A few tips to remember when seeking 
to create a healthy home...

1. Always choose linens that have Organic & Natural Fibers. This ensures that the fibers are biodegradable and that they were not grown or treated with pesticides and other toxic chemicals.

2. Shop at home décor stores that support fair trade and have certified sustainable collections. Choosing specifically eco-friendly/fair trade collections at these stores certifies that the products were made under safe and fair conditions.

3. On a budget? Check out flea markets for unique décor that you can upcycle.  

You can uncover great finds at flea markets and even create your own DIY project to bring new life to that well-loved coffee table or bookshelf.

5. Illuminate the room with natural light during the day and CFL bulbs at night. The most energy efficient choice you can make is to limit your use of artificial lights, especially if your apartment gets tons of natural light. 

Those same principles apply in you outdoor spaces, too.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

ciao! fabiana

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healthy home info courtesy of Pildora

photos:  Serena & Lily, Williams-Sonoma, & Studio McGee


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