Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tory Burch Resort 2012

You know Tory Burch and her color!!!!

Body Language Speaks

True or False? 90% of what you say to the people is non-verbal? True statement. You can have five times more of an effect on a person than the actual words you speak.

Here's the scoop:

The smile. It's the universal sign of acceptance and happiness. A smile that reaches the eye is a genuine smile.

Eye contact. If you catch someone looking at you from across the room, look away and then return their gaze at you again. Hm, something interesting is going on. A direct stare lasting more than a few moments can be considered aggressive or hostile.

When you talk to someone for the first time, are their pupils dilating? When a person is looking at something they are interested in, whether it is a person or an item, their pupils dilate.

Body position. A person interested will often stand with their body facing you directly, expressing they are open to you. Women will most likely play with their hair, swirl it around their finger or toss it over their shoulder. Men tend to stand straighter. Someone interested will attempt to look their best for the person they are engaged with in conversation.

Mirroring. Big sign here. You may notice that the other person is mimicking your movements or gestures. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The person will tilt their head to the side while listening to you speak.

Obviously, this isn't the deal breaker to tell if someone is genuinely interested but it's definitely intriguing info and something to pay attention to.

[Photos: StyleCaster.com]

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Beginnings

Whether you're starting a new job...
Quitting your job...
Moving into a new apartment...
Saying goodbye to a loved one...
Getting over heart break...
Finding new love...
Moving to a new city...
Leaving a place you call "home"...
Celebrating another year on earth...
Letting go of grudges...


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Coffee Table Decor

Hm, what to do with that coffee table?
Get an over-sized coffee table book. Done.
Try simple, basic black & white decor.
Or you can even spray paint the table a fluorescent color to really give the room that burst of color.

[Photos: Le Blog De Mimi, The Lennoxx, Wedding Invites, Adore Magazine]

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Move Beyond The Basic Braid


1. Spritz hair spray onto dry hair--Bucket suggest using Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. "Rake your hands through your hair instead of a brush and you'll get that modern, ropey look," Bucket says.

2. Separate hair into two equal sections at the back of the head. Fishtail braiding requires only two sections (not three, like a classic or French braid).

3. Use your index fingers to pull out a half-inch section of hair from the area near the base of your ear on the right section of your head. Cross it over to the left section. (It's important to pull sections from underneath when you cross over to that scaly look.)

4. Repeat with a half-inch piece from the left section, crossing it over to the right. "And don't worry if layers start to fall out of the braid," Bucket says. "It gives the look a pretty, effortless feel."

5. Continue adding half-inch pieces until you reach the ends, and secure with an elastic. Pull on the braid a bit to loosen it. "Don't put pressure on yourself to make it perfect," Bucket says. "If there's a bump or knot, leave it."

-Stylist, Tommy Bucket via Allure.com

Friday, June 17, 2011


Now that is real music and a real voice.

Jay-Z wrote:

"Sometimes you need perspective. You've been right in front of greatness so often that you need to step back and see it again for the first time. This is the dressing room rehearsal for American Idol. NO MICROPHONE. No effects."

Video shot by Jay-Z via Life + Times.

FRIDAY EYE CANDY: Summer Nail Polish

Break out the color, it's SUMMER!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Now you know why my favorite color is yellow.

South of the Border

Mexican inspired fashion and accessories. Me encanta!

[Photos: Madison Australia May 2011]

Lulu Frost CODE Collection

When people shop for jewelry, everyone always WANTS something "personal." Well, now you can personalize your jewelry with YOUR own digits...thanks to Lisa Salzer. Whether you choose to wear one piece or choose multiple layering, you get a chance to personalize and create a 'special' meaning with the Lula Frost CODE Collection. Maybe it's your lucky number...or your birthday...or wedding anniversary. It's a unique collection because you get to be a part of the creation.

CODE includes delicate 14-and-18-carat numbered gold necklaces, earrings and rings - with the options of diamonds.

[Photos: Cool Hunting]

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Williamsburg's Tub of Plants

SPOTTED: a tub of plants on the streets of Williamsburg

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sushi Time

"Let's go out for sushi, it's healthy!" Um, yeah no. Although sushi is the smarter choice than many other cuisines, you might want to take a look at the calories listed below...it can add up. If you really want a healthy sushi meal, order 1 roll + various pieces of sashimi. Substitute spicy mayo for red chili sauce for that extra kick. Tempura in moderation. And always, always low sodium soy sauce.

SUSHI ROLLS (average size)
Tuna Avocado Roll, 260
Spicy Tuna Roll, 290
Shrimp Tempura Roll, 510
California Roll, 255
Spicy Salmon Roll, 330
Yellowtail Scallion Roll, 190
Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll, 360
Eel Avocado Roll, 375
Spicy Tuna Roll (wrapped in cucumber), 175
Tuna Roll, 190

SASHIMI (average size)
Salmon, 156
Tuna, 61
White Tuna, 49
Yellowtail, 41
Red Snapper, 85
Unagi, 90
Sweet Shrimp, 30
Octopus, 26
Spicy Tuna, 225
Scallops, 78
Halibut, 60
King Crab, 27

Edamame (1 cup, shelled), 376
Shrimp Shumai (4 pieces), 100
Vegetable Tempura (5 pieces), 350
Seaweed Salad (1 oz.), 35
Ginger Dressing (1 serving), 100
Spicy Mayo (1 tbsp.), 110
Red Chili Sauce (1 serving), 30

[Photos: John Koinberg]

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Accent Nail

So this trend isn't groundbreaking news but I'm quite infatuated with it right now. Possibly because I find beauty in anything asymmetrical. Right now, I'm wearing Essie's 'Waltz' and my ring finger is painted with Sephora's chunky silver polish, 'Flurry Up'. Make a bigger statement with a bolder color or even a dramatic metallic polish.

Friday, June 10, 2011

FRIDAY EYE CANDY: Diamonds + Pearls


It's like salt and pepper.
Like...a movie and popcorn.
Like...birthdays and cake.
Like...Tom and Jerry.
Like...Oreos and milk.
Like...peanut butter and jelly.
Like...shoes and socks.
Like...Prince William and Kate Middleton.

[Photos: We Heart It]

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Struggle

In New York, they say you're always looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apartment.
Sometimes, you have it all and sometimes a piece of the puzzle is missing.

Truth is, we love 'the struggle'. Each time, we have the opportunity to find something better. Some may say, 'never being satisfied' is not a good quality but I think it's what keeps us motivated.

Friday, June 3, 2011

You've Got The Love

Sometimes we take the 'special people' in our lives for granted. Thank them today.

Dedicated to all my friends who make me feel loved and appreciated...every day.

Your Story

FRIDAY EYE CANDY: Andrew Garfield

"I'm very neurotic and self-conscious. So I think that I'll know when I'm becoming a dick and believing my own press."

"Obviously there's something very seductive about movies, which can be attractive in a bad way if you're doing them for the wrong reasons - for money, or for the fame. I hope I won't ever do that. I don't feel at home in LA, I feel like I'm on holiday. It's nice to dip your feet in occasionally, but I think it's probably quite unhealthy to spend too much time there at once."

[Photos: Details Feb 2011, The British Photographers Assoc.]

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Go Wide

This year wide-leg pants are on trend. Think vintage icon, Katherine Hepburn. And no, skinnies are not over - they still have a long life to live. With all the different variations of wide-leg pants...jeans, trousers, a draping palazzo...you can find the right fit for you.

1. Pleated Palazzo Pants at Jane Norman, $65
2. Nude Seventies Wide Leg Trousers at Top Shop, $85
3. Sandro Pop high-rise wide-leg jeans at Net-A-Porter, $300
4. Irene linen and cotton-blend wide-leg pants at Net-A-Porter, $170
5. Alice + Olivia Crepe Wide-Leg Pants at Net-Porter, $300