April 14, 2021

beautiful ways to indulge the body & soul


This lovely gathering of four friends on Lido Island features some of the most beautiful ways to indulge the body and soul. From coastal inspired art to revitalizing beauty products, soft cotton robes to nature inspired jewelry, these gals have got it covered!  


What’s better than a group of talented friends getting together to share their wares just in time for Mother’s Day? 


Hot off the press, directly from India is Pacific & Rose’s new line of hand block printed robes and accessories. Pretty in pink, Elizabeth is modeling the Montmartre robe 


It comes beautifully packaged in its own matching fabric envelope and is ready to pop into your overnight bag for a weekend getaway. Matching cosmetic bags are also available to make travel easy and gorgeous! 


You may recognize Pacific & Rose from the tablecloths and napkins I’ve used in tablescapes, and Elizabeth puts just as much care and detail in creating her “Weekend Getaway” kits. 


These robes and cosmetic bags also make great Mother’s Day gifts, don’t you think? Perfect for a staycation relaxing at home, as well as easily packed up for a much-needed vacation.  


Five new prints are all named after Elizabeth’s bucket list travel destinations - Montmartre, Glasgow, Corfu, Bloomsbury and The Cotwalds. For the past year she’s been dreaming of traveling to those places, so she named the pretty patterns after them. 


Constructed from a soft cotton voile, the robes are 47″ long and have contrasting piping to add a couture detail.  The fabric for these robes and bags are printed by hand in Rajasthan, India by traditional craftsmen using hand-carved teak blocks.  


They're all perfectly presented in a matching fabric envelope ideal for use in your travels or gift giving. Add a matching cosmetic bag to the envelope for a beautiful gift set.  Robes are $79 and cosmetic bags are $28. 

At its best, make-up should make you look great without anyone else aware that you’re wearing it. And, when you look good, you feel good. Here Stephani Faurot-Reuter is adding Heroes Beauty Mineral Blush in Teaberry to model Merecedes Shaffer. Merecedes is the designer of the gorgeous jewelry they're showcasing here.


Mercedes Shaffer has a passion for art, nature, travel and real estate. Her jewelry is handmade and inspired by nature (branches, roses, ginkgo leaves, etc.)  It's available for wholesale orders, but you may have seen it at Seaside Gallery in Newport Beach.


For the past 18 years Mercedes has been involved in  real estate investing and she's just about to launch a YouTube show called "Investing in The OC". It will be the perfect virtual format to help answer questions related to real estate investing. For more, check out her  website InvestingInTheOC.com 

A few of our favorite things... 

A small blue bird painting by Ilona Martin 

On the Glow Spa Kit, includes the Rose Renewal Face Oil and Rose Quartz Face Roller by Heroes Beauty. ( I use this kit, and it's truly amazing!) 

Gold Cuff Bracelets by Mercedes Shaffer

The Glasgow, Cotswalds, and Corfu Cosmetic Bags by Pacific & Rose.   

Mercedes is showcasing Heroes Beauty’s Peace Out Bath Salt while wearing the Montmartre robe 


This amazing bath salt is made from 100% Organic ingredients.  Made with Ancient Sea Salts the actually detox your body with 9 essential minerals. Essential oils of wintergreen, mandarin, and lavender relieve tension, soothes muscles, restores peace and relaxation, and I can say it just smells amazing too!     

Heroes Beauty owner Stephani Faurot-Reuter has worked as both an artist and a teacher before becoming a professional make-up artist in 1989.  


Her products are all cruelty free, paraben free.  Some are gluten free and vegan. Available online at heroesbeauty.com or at Seaside Gallery and Goods in Newport Beach and Fleur De Lys in Costa Mesa.   

A few of my picks for Mother’s Day Gifts: Rose Oil plus Rose Quartz Manual Roller on the black and white box. Rose Renewal Oil with Ultrasonic Rose Quartz Roller. Rose Overnight Lip Mask with Sweet Briar Rose and Vitamin E Tinted Lip Balm. Peace Out Travel Size Bath Salts. 

Stephani and Elizabeth wearing Pacific & Rose loungewear also featuring jewelry by Mercedes. 


Now let's meet the artist of the group, Ilona. Ilona Werner Martin is an impressionist artist living by the sea who has a gift for plein air painting,  which I absolutely love! 


She says, “Living by the Sea opens my soul to the rhythm of the wave”. Isn’t that beautiful? 


Seascapes and landscapes are her pleasure. Outdoor painting feels great, she's a LAPAPA Plein Air member. Ilona began painting in Carmel, and now lives in Newport Beach. Her studio “Arts & Treasures” at 420 31st Street, off the alley, is open on weekends.  


Giving back is important to Ilona. As a board member of LCAD Art School in Laguna Beach, she loves helping art students flourish and reach their dreams. Sharing time with artistic and creative friends and family is the most rewarding time for her. You can check out more about her her at Ilona-art.com and on Etsy, Art & Treasure Ilona.

These are some of my favorites among her paintings... 

What’s really special about this group of four women is that their friendship has grown so much over time, since they all first met at Seaside Gallery and Goods in Newport Beach. 



They were all brought together by the love of what they do and met each other while reaching the public with their beautiful products. All these things really do indulge the body and soul, and even the mind! 


When thinking about ideas for Mother’s Day, I would most certainly love any (and all) of these goodies! Learn more here:

      Pacific & Rose

      Heroes Beauty

      Investing in the O.C.

      Ilona's Art

ciao! fabiana 


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