Now that Starbucks red cup season is behind us and my pumpkin spice latte is officially off the menu, it’s time to return to my regularly scheduled caffeine programming. Forget what the fashion mags are telling you, in LA fresh brew in a go cup is the number one accessory of the Spring/Summer season. I’m totally guilty! It’s rare that you’ll catch me out and about during the day without an iced coffee in hand. Although, to save me from making multiple daily trips to the brew house (Hi! My name is Kristen and I’m a coffee addict) I’m freezing a few coffee cubes so that I can quickly make iced coffees on the go in the comfort of my own kitchen. Here’s how…
I’m obsessing over all the Springtime tortoise jewelery I’ve been seeing as of late. And with a Earth Day just a few days away, I was inspired to dig through my recycling bin and use a piece of plastic to help me create this lucite inspired look. This is such a fun, chic and earth friendly (well kind of) project. And because I know so many of you have been asking about the sew on jewels, I found them at a store in downtown LA called The Bead Factory. You can order online here.
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Where do I find my crafty inspiration, you ask?!? Well today it came when I knocked over a bottle of nail polish while trying to tackle my at home mani. See this is usually why I get my nails done at the salon… I ALWAYS make a mess! Thankfully, this is not my first day at the DIY mani rodeo and there was a piece of paper there to protect my furniture from my handy work! When I was finished painting, the paper reminded me of a Jackson Pollock painting and inspired my afternoon project. What a fab way to add a little color to a plain white canvas.
MATERIALS: The most important is nail polish! The best thing about this project is that you can make it whatever colors you want. Clearly I have a lot of polished to choose from. I recommend choosing 4 to 5 of your favorites. You’ll also need a white stretched canvas and spray paint.
What do you guys think? What color combination would your choose?
Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing the latest collection from one of my favorite photographers, Anna Argiropoulos aka Anna With Love. Last week she launched her latest, The Paris Collection. The bright and dreamy images remind me of my trip to Paris a few Summers ago and now I’m dying to go back!! Her photography captures the glamour and excitement of the city. And with prints starting at $30 (for 8×12), these make the perfect addition for anyone dreaming of Paris.
Click here to see the entire collection. Lots of beautiful visual stimulation for your Monday. I just had to share! xo
Sometimes we all just need to get away. We all need a moment to step away from reality to refocus. In grade school we use to call it Spring Break, but in adult school unfortunately there is no such thing. Thus the staycation was created.
I had the pleasure of spending last weekend at the world famous Beverly Hilton soaking up the sun and get some much needed rest and relaxation. This is the first time I’ve ever stayed overnight in a hotel that was in the same city as my house. What an unique and complete refreshing experience! A basically travel free weekend jaunt that completely felt like a destination vacation. Although, packing for my staycation randomly stressed me out. As with any trip I’m always worried that I was going to leave something behind. I had to continue to remind myself that if I forgot something important I could always drive the 2.1 miles back to my house to pick it up. Needless to say that after all that… I forgot my toothbrush. Thankfully, The Beverly Hilton was prepared for that!
Upon check in I did what one does when on vacation… I completely unplugged (besides a few Instagrams, obviously), spent quality time at the pool and ordered copious amounts of room service. I completely relaxed!
Hilton Worldwide is a fan of the weekend getaways too. This year they launched the Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes and they’re offering Hilton HHonors members the chance to win a weekend trip every week throughout 2014. If you could getaway for a weekend to any place in the world where would it be? There are still 39 trips up from grabs. Are you a member? I am! Click here to sign up and to enter for your chance to win. Every week is a new destination.
Special thanks to the Beverly Hilton for a wonderful stay! If you’re making plans to visit the LA area or if you live down the street and just need to get away, call the BH and make a reservation. They’ll take good care of you. Promise!
Photos by Sylvia Gunde
Just a quick note to pre-apologize. You know it’s a situation when you’re sending out apologizes beforehand. Please excuse my lack of content this week as I prepare for Parents Weekend 2014. My parents arrive in LA tomorrow for their annual visit and I’m taking a little time to prepare a.k.a. clean my messy ass apartment. The parentals are here through the weekend and I have lots of fun stuff planned for us (read running all the errands I need to that involve spending actual money… detail my car, get a new cell phone, etc). Obviously, I want to spend as much time with them as I can so the post will be limited, but we’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming next week.
Looking for a fab way to spend your weekend? Suggestion… host a cocktail ‘n crafts hour with friends!!! In my opinion, quality friend time is the perfect way to knock off a few of those lingering projects on your DIY to-do list. I’ve been wanted to embellish a detachable collar for some time now, so I was very excited when my friend Sydne (from Sydne Style) mentioned that she was wanting to create one too. Cue an afternoon of crystals, cocktails and crafts!
A detachable, embellished collar is very simple to make. Use your scissors to removed the collar from an old shirt. Then, use a healthy amount of glue to apply a few Swarovski crystals to your collar. The pattern and design is completely up to your imagination.
Delicious Skinnygirl Prosecco + paper black and white straws! Pure yummy deliciousness at only 100 per serving. Cheers to that!
Thanks to Sydne for a fun afternoon of crafting and cocktailing. For more style tips check out her blog, Sydne Style.
Photos by Preston