Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy 2013!
Hope the new year treats you well, 
see you in the new year! :)






background via Pinterest

Monday, December 24, 2012

Plan An Emerald New Year's Eve



Still need ideas for your New Year's Eve Party? Plan and Emerald Green night.
Celebrate the night in the color of the new year. Incorporate the color into your
party's elements, from dinnerware to your desserts, your pillows and even your
dress. Go all out or just add a touch of emerald with a necklace - I'm currently
obsessed with the Shorouk dazzler featured below - or a simple but
dashing bow tie.









Black & White and Emerald Green Tablescape // Chevron Napkin / Emerald Green Mini Cake //

Shourouk Ivana Bib Necklace via Charm&Chain // Green Pitcher via Anthropologie // Green Candle Holder via ZARA Home // 

Dessert Plate in Emerald via Anthropologie // Velvet Emerald Pillows via ZARA Home //

Piamita Andrea Silk Charmeuse Long Dress via Shopbop.com // Kenneth Jay Lane Zirconia and Ruby Necklace via net-a-porter.com

A link to Party Souk's Emerald Green Party essential options: click here

Images via Pinterest, and resepective brands' websites

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Sparkle...

This time of year just shouts out sparkle! Christmas lights, holiday ornaments and..somehow..jewels and glitter everywhere.
So here are a few ideas of how to add a little sparkle to your december!

   
add a little glitter to your manicure
(note: If you're doing a whole nail, I would opt for
the ring finger, rather than the middle finger)

celebrate with sparklers on your cake/dessert

put a smile on someone's face, make it extra
special and use glitter ribbon


get experimental or a little daring with your make up
and try a line of glitter eyeliner over your regular black liner.
just one skinny line, a little goes a long way...

Get the kids involved and create DIY, home-made
christmas ornaments, or seasonal decor with glitter and glue!

...or pair a sequins top with a neutral, plain maxi skirt, or your favorite
pair of pants for a holiday party/outing


How do you get your sparkle on?


source: pinterest

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Unique & Themed Dining Rooms

Dining rooms can be an art in themselves, from the centerpieces, to the chairs, to the artwork on that adorn the walls...or anything really that's part of the room makes a difference in the over all look. Here are some fun and unique ones that I love

A chic and luscious cafe/restaurant style dining room 

mixing old and new. a frame adorned wall, woodsy table, and ghost chairs

A country shabby-chic, pastel palette, dining room  

jade and mint, ombré green tones make for a serene dining space here

 monochromatic and rustic...

A see-through dining table?Clear glass makes up most, if not all,
of this dining room. Definitely unique

A paris like, baroque-esque, inspired dining room...

This dining room's focal point are definitely those chairs. In Pantone's 2013 color of the year, these emerald green chairs go perfectly with the black and white floor  and brass & white, artistic lamp fixture

and finally..with a touch of pink



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dubai Updates...

Luckily I got to back to the land of the sun for thanksgiving! I loved being back even though it was only for four days. While I was there, I saw UAE preparing for National Day and it seems like the preparations and decor are in full gear!

Reunited with my brother!

Upon my surprise visit to my friends at my old school AUD I noticed flags, and light fixtures all around..


I also was informed about Kitsch cupcakes' special offer for National day. How pretty are these cupcakes?!?!
Heres the info:
Kitsch Cupcakes, Dubai’s first specialized cupcakes bar, will be introducing a special range of cupcakes to mark the 41st anniversary of the United Arab Emirates this year. The cupcakes will be available from the 25th of November 2012 onwards.

The UAE National Day cupcakes can be customized to be made in any of your favorite flavors. You can select any one of Kitsch’s 25 different flavors of cupcakes including Kitsch’s best seller, the indulgent Red Velvet!




The special range of UAE National Day cupcakes will retail starting at AED 14 each and will be available at Kitsch Cupcakes Jumeirah Beach Road, Kitsch Cupcakes DIFC and Kitsch Cupcakes Abu Dhabi located at The Souq in Central Market.

Can’t be bothered to drive? Customers can also place their cupcake orders and have it delivered to their doorstep by simply dialing Kitsch’s dedicated cupcake hotline 800 – CUPCAKE – it’s as simple as that!


Celebrate the UAE National Day with the most scrumptious & delicious treats in town! Rated as the best tasting cupcakes in the UAE by 3-Star Michelin & Celebrity chef Marco-Pierre White and voted the number 1 cupcake in the UAE, it definitely won’t let you down!
For further information, please visit www.kitschconcept.com or contact 04-395 6963


 & Some more updates from Dubai:

Brought back the Candle Vintage Bloom gave me!
Can't wait to use it!
Of course I had to go to ZARA.. loved it...although due to time i
was limited to just window shopping :(

Ostadi - Iranian Restaurant

Nando's - Chicken Salad

Shake Shack - burgers, fries, shake..yum!

I have yet to find this in NY...enjoyed in Dubai and brought
a couple back with me!

All photos are the copyrighted of lace, vanilla, & poise. They should not be used without crediting LVP/Ferwa Chevel

Kitsch Cupcakes info and pictures provided by MasterMind PR and Communications

Friday, November 9, 2012

Create Your Own Ralph Lauren Polo

...yes, you read that right. For the next two weeks, you have the chance to create your own Ralph Lauren Polo. 
RL polos are a classic and wardrobe essential. What's better than being able to create your own, and special options just for these two weeks!

Details below! :


How does it work?

When: Nov 7th - Nov 21st  2012
What: Create your own Polo
How: Choose from 13 different mesh colors & choose from a wide array of colours including Silver and Gold - which are exclusive to 'Create Your Own Polo'! (LVP Loves!)
then... choose either a small or large pony logo + you have the option of having your initials embroidered (only with small the small pony) in the same colour thread.
How much: 
AED 545/- for a small pony logo (incl. initials)
AED 750/- for a large pony logo
Where: Available at Ralph Lauren stores throughout Dubai!
(Locations include: Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, & Burjuman Centre)

The catch: this option is only available in Dubai
so you have to either live there, the surrounding areas, or know someone there that can get it done for you

Also, these special and unique polos can make as great gift ideas, for christmas, or any other special upcoming occasion!

This is a great opportunity, and specials such as gold and silver pony options make it all the more exciting! Send us your polo's pictures if you do get one made!

information and images provided by: HAVAS PR Middle East


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Organizing: Closets - Helpful Tips & Strategies - Part 1


With winter around the corner, the dropping temperatures creates for more indoor activities. It also makes for the perfect time to stay in a couple hours and organize things around the house. 

There's nothing like an organized closest, so here are a few tips and strategies from the industry's professionals for organizing your closet. Today we focus on how to organize folded and hung clothes so that finding and enjoying them are way easier!

Strategy: Folding Clothes
If you prefer to fold your clothes or have a lot of clothing that is best stored folded, Meryl Starr, a professional organizer in New York and author ofThe Organizing Workbook, recommends these tips for folding clothes within your closet.

- Shelves should be about 12 inches deep, roughly the
depth of a stack of clothes. You don't want a lot of
wasted space in front or behind.

- Ventilated shelves promote airflow around folded
clothes, which cuts down on the possibility of mold,
mildew, and pests.

- Group like with like (jeans with jeans, etc.).
Same-size items stack more neatly


- Put clothes you use most in the center at eye level.

-Don't stack higher than about a foot, and leave at least
6 inches between the top of the stack and the next shelf
for easy reaching in.

- Add drawers to collect smaller items. If you don't have
drawers, use a basket or two. Position drawers below eye
level so it's easy to peer in.

Strategy: Hanging Clothes
Hanging up clothing inside a closet is an easy way to keep clothing organized, especially if you have a lot of dress clothes, suits, or dresses. Lorie Marrero, creator of The Clutter Diet online program, recommends these tips:



-- For the double-hang area, put the shortest clothes on
the top rod and hang the bottom one as high as possible
under them. Use space freed up near the floor for a shoe
rack or storage bins.

-- Organize garments by category and separate with hanging
labels; the more specific the categories the better. For example,
subdivide your shirts into short- and long-sleeve, or casual
and dressy. Bonus points: Organize by color within a category.

-Keep shoes, purses, and jewelry in hanging organizers there
are dozens on the market, so you can see them alongside your
clothes.

photos: pinterest
text adapted from better homes and gardens




Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Friday & Weekend

Have a great weekend, see you on Monday!
(Don't forget to catch up with missed posts - all links are on the left side bar! or you can use the search bar)
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Friday, October 19, 2012

'Tis The Season...



...for pumpkin pie. Yum! Theres nothing better in this season than savoring a slice of pumpkin pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream...or two! Oh, and don't forget the whipped cream! I always fall back onto Libby's traditional and classic pumpkin pie recipe. It couldn't be easier to make at home, and results are perfect every time.


Ingredients:
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
• 2 large eggs
• 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
• 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
• 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell

Whipped cream (optional)



Method:
(preheat oven to 425˚F)
MIX:
Sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Stir pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk

POUR:
Into pie shell.

BAKE:
 In preheated 425°F. oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

Last step... Enjoy!



Do you love pumpkin pie?
If not, what's your favorite seasonal desert? 
Leave your comments below
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