Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: Diani Boutique

Not only do my sponsors have great products but they also have great homes.  Caroline Diani of DIANI Boutique was born in Kenya, grew up in England and travels the globe, all of which has influenced the clothing and accessories she carries in her store and the decor of her Santa Barbara home.  The light and airy abode seemed like the perfect interior (and exterior) to post on the hottest day of the year.  Also seems like a great day to stay in the air conditioning and shop online!

Bon Weekend!

Caroline Diani

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chic in New York: Carlos Souza

You would expect the apartment of the public relations guru to Valentino to be glamorous and you would be right. Brazilian born Carlos Souza lives in an unlikely neighborhood but the apartment itself is a jewel box filled with his travel treasures and eclectic art collection.  Refinery29 paid a visit recently and I'm loving the gallery wall in the bedroom and the extra tall interior doors.  Now that's chic!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In Memoriam: Nora Ephron

Yesterday ended on a very sad note for many people around the world.  It was announced that the writer Nora Ephron passed away. I think The Los Angeles Times described her perfectly as, "A rare author and screenwriter whose works appealed to highbrow readers and mainstream moviegoers." I grew up watching her films Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, and my favorite You've Got Mail. And more importantly quoting them verbatim. Sometimes it's nice to watch a moody, broody foreign film that ends ambiguously but more often I prefer to watch one her films that end neatly tied up in a ribbon.  I'm a sucker for a happy ending and her films always leave you feeling that maybe you too will find your happy ending. 

"Above all, be the heroine of your lifenot the victim.
- Nora Ephron


Chic in Canada

I was excited to see Christie Smythe and her business partner Andrea Lenczner featured on The Coveteur this morning.  They are the Toronto based designing duo behind the wonderful fashion line Smythe, worn by The Duchess of Cambridge on her trip to Canada last year.  But more exciting to me is that Christie Smythe is the sister of Tommy Smythe who you know from his HGTV shows with designer Sarah Richardson!  Here is a little look at Christie's home with a few pieces that even came from her brother.  As you know, The Coveteur features clothing and accessories over the interior design so I'll have to see if it's been featured anywhere else recently. But it's even clear from these few photos that chicness runs in the Smythe family! 

Photos from The Coveteur
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