Monday, September 28, 2009

Supporting a Friend and more inspiration photos

My lovely friends, we have officially moved and I'm happy to report that most things were unharmed. Everything is still in boxes and I have a long way to go before I start to feel like I have a normal life. I hope you have a wonderful week.

I have been asked by Cheri at Its So Very Cheri to let you in on a big, no Huge, maybe GIANORMOUS is big enough, announcement. Be sure to MARK THIS DATE- Oct 1. All I know, is that you need to head over to Its So Very Cheri on Oct 1 so you don’t miss out on this big event. She’s never done anything this big. So grab the button and place it on your side bar so you don’t forget, plus your friends will be glad you let them in on it too.

Will you be there? I know I will.

Friday, September 25, 2009


We're moving tomorrow and I'm going insane packing and making sure that everything goes smooth. I'm having panic attacks about the movers damaging the furniture like they did last year. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and make some time to enjoy your city.



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Absolutely obsessed!

I have been hunting for a couple of years now for my own set of blue opaline goblets. Please, my beautiful friends if you know of anyone selling a set let me know. I'm completely desperate. Is there something you have been searching for years without any luck?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

House Beautiful - 15 Classic Rooms

(I'm dying over this bedroom, specially the headboard)

Is no secret that House Beautiful is one of my favorite magazines standing. I pray that it won't be joining Domino at the magazine graveyard anytime soon. Part of why I enjoy it so much is the variety of designs featured monthly. Do you have a favorite room out of their 15 classic rooms featured on the latest issue?

P.S I'm going nuts with all of this packing. I had no idea I collected so much crap:)



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Feeling Beachy!

Now that summer is almost over, I'm dreaming of beautiful beachy and airy spaces. The images above are making me want to hop on a plane and head straight to Pink Sands beach on Harbour Island. I'm curious, are you going through summer withdrawals as well?

Monday, September 21, 2009

My first award!

My sweet friend over at Home two three duncan boys has awarded me with the Honest Scrap Award! This is my first award on blog land and I'm really enjoying it. I would like to say thank you, and I know is just a blog award but blogging is something I love doing. I've made friends that I deeply cherish and care for.

Here are the rules I must follow, upon receiving this award.

1.) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
2.) Share "10 Honest Things" about myself.
3.) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4.) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving.

So now to me being 100% honest,

1) I love to eat standing up on my kitchen counter, call me crazy but i find it relaxing.

2) I have a terrible case of OCD, specially with my home. I like for everything to have its place.

3) When I was little I was scare of chickens, this is a joke in my family until this day.

4) I'm terrified of frogs, iguanas, and lizards.

5)I love rainy days, specially when is cold outside.

6) I love going to the movies by myself, I know is a bit weird but I find it relaxing. Sort of like having a date with myself.

7) I'm not outdoorsy, I rather spend a day at the Mall than going camping, fishing, or rock climbing. I can't choose between the design center or the mall.

8) I'm an Aquarius and I have a pretty dark sense of humor. Also, I'm very independent and I hate asking people for help.

9) I have very little patience with people and technology.

10) I've only memorized to phone numbers, I rely on my blackberry for everything. Did I mentioned that I have two blackberries? Yes, I know is pathetic but one is business phone and the other one is my personal phone.

Now that I'm done airing my dirty laundry, I would like to present the Honest Scrap Award to the following blogs:

I hope you're having a fabulous week!



Friday, September 18, 2009

Hooked on Lucite

(All images are from my personal file, and yes lucite has its own file)

Is not a secret to most of you that I'm completely in love with lucite. Lately, I've been obsessing over a lucite bench for my dining room table that I would like to recover with a zebra fabric (by obsessing I mean, I have been scouting every single antique store, and thrift store in the city as well as craigslist and ebay for the past couple of weeks without any luck). I will find my bench, giving up does not exit on my vocabulary. I also wanted to share with you some of my favorite images incorporating lucite. I've always appreciated a beautiful piece of lucite in a traditional space. I feel is the equivalent of adding a fabulous leather jacket over an evening dress. What do you think of lucite? Do you love it or do you just hated? Or do you think it should have stayed in the sixties and seventies?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and make time to enjoy your city.

P.S The City Escapes series will be back next Friday, this week has been way too busy for me to be able to put a post together.



Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Favorite Place!

Casa Tua
is by far my favorite restaurant in Miami. The food is absolutely delicious, ask Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, and Madonna to confirm it. As you'll know, us ladies pay a lot more attention to the decor than anything else. The stunning Casa Tua is chic with a country Italian-style, set in a refurbished 1925 Mediterranean-style house-cum-hotel. It has several dining areas, including an outdoor garden, comfy Ralph Lauren-esque living room, and a communal eat-in kitchen. The upstairs private club is with out a doubt my favorite space, exhibiting white wing-backs, chocolate brown walls and one of a kind art work( I don't own a membership, it happens to cost a small fortune) I'm just lucky to have fabulous friends. I haven't had the privilege of staying at the Hotel but god knows that I'm dying to. Bobby thinks is a "waste of money", since we're only minutes away. I disagree, and that's a battle I will not stop fighting. I'll be honest with you girls. I'm not the type of person that can keep up with a diet for more than two hours. I commend you if you have more will power than I do. I like to eat. I like to enjoy every single bite and a salad doesn't cut it for me, and I always, always have dessert. My secret is that I only eat until I'm satisfied, and I never deprive myself from eating anything that I like. Now, that I basically gave you history class on my lack of dieting, I will proceed to talk about the food. I love, love their Tuna Tartare, their risotto with truffles and asparagus is to die for and you must try the seared lamb chops and beef tenderloins with foie gras. Can you tell I'm a huge foodie? The tiramisu is amazing and the three layer chocolate mousse is another favorite of mine. I won't bored you anymore, just promise me that next time you're in Miami you will try this place. I will warn you, is not the easiest location to find since it doesn't have a sign outside and it will look just like the rest of the Mediterranean mansions on the beach.....and don't tell your husbands of the small fortune dinner is going to cost, once they're there, they will be hooked. I promise not to tell.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wishing I was far away and The Giveaway winner is ......

Sorry for the late post but things are still crazy around here. I'm really wishing, I could get away to Las Palmas, Spain. I wish I was there today spending time with family, relaxing by the beach, eating yummy paella, or reading a book under the olive trees at my aunts house. Is there a place in the world that you crave to be when you feel like you need a brake? This is the place for me.

The giveaway winner is Carrie from Making Lemonade. Please, make sure to visit her site, she has an amazing giveaway that started today.

I hope you're having a fantastic day!



Monday, September 14, 2009

My Little Black Wall

Image via Alkemie

Image via Alkemie
I know for a fact, I'm not the only one obsessing over black walls. Lets just say that I covet them, and I'm counting the days until I get to do this at our home. As much as us girls understand the importance of the little black dress, I use the same philosophy on the "little black wall". They are the perfect backdrop to any accessory, and you can pretty much pair it with any color. Do you guys agree with my "LBD" philosophy or do you have one of your own? Please, tell. I'm dying to hear your thoughts.

P.S If you have not entered the giveaway make sure to do so by tonight. Good Luck ladies and have a wonderful day.