Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some Cool and Delicious Ideas

It's been a week and a half since my Birthday (it's amazing how fast time is going by) and that means the Christmas holiday is 5 days away so business is on holiday.  And for the first time in years, it's been raining in LA for 3 days straight with more rain slated for the rest of the week.  So it's been the best time to surf the web and check out some cool things and ideas....  Here are just a few...

I love pie, especially cherry and peace.  Check out this fabulous idea from Our Best Bites showing single serving pies that are easy to make and bake when the urge for pie hits.  Yum......

I'm a burgeoning minimalist and I saw this kitchen on Remodelista and was instantly in love......  I love the use of stainless (even though I don't like stainless appliances) and concrete (which I love) floors.  Fabulous!!

I also love simple clocks, also from Remodelista.  Easy to read, they are perfect for the bathroom, kitchen, den.....  check out the variety......

One of my favorite make-up lines is E.L.F.com  (Eyes, Lips, Face).  They have great lip colors, eye shadows, foundations, powders and accessories for a really great price. My fave pallette (below) is only $10.  Give them a try......

My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to watch HGTV or Food Network.  My favorite Food Network star, Big Daddy's House (Aaron McCargo, Jr.) is coming out with his first book.  Now I can get all of his tasty recipes in one place.  I watched him win the Next Food Network Star to get his own show and now in his 4th season, he'll have a book. Hurray!!   I'll have to wait until April, but we can pre-order now on Amazon.  Go Aaron!!

Aaron McCargo, Jr. from Food Network's Big Daddy's House

I am so impressed with little Willow Smith and her Whip my Hair song and video....she's truly an inspiration cause you really have to be single minded and strong to be so young and so good.  So I am really loving fashion PaperFashion blogger, illustrator, Miss Kathryn Elyse Rodgers' rendition of Miss Willow.  Check out her online store for her great designs including the one of Willow......

Illustrated by Kathryn Else Rodgers 


Monday, December 20, 2010

December 2010 Issue 5 of Regard Magazine is here...... featuring Camila Alves

Our December, Issue 5, of Regard Magazine is here with the beautiful Camila Alves on the cover.  She is not only featured in a gorgeous editorial but she gives us the low down on her exclusive custom-made Brazilian leather handbag line, Muxo.  This issue is also packed with bios and interviews from:

Cindy Busby: from CW's "Heartland."
Tamala Jones: from ABC's "Castle"
Rochelle Gores Fredstone: The Fashionista Behind Arcade Boutique
Purple Melon: A cool up and coming British rock band
India Eisley:  from ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Gloria Govan: from  VH-1's "NBA Basketball Wives"
Rachel Smith: from ABC's "On The Red Carpet" with Simin Haute Couture
Adetokumboh M'Cormack: from the upcoming movie "Battle: Los Angeles"
Necar Zadegan: from "The Event"

Check out the behind the scenes video of the photoshoot with Camila.  Photos: DimitryL.com, Hair and Make-up: Me (ValerieNoble.com), Designs: KellyNishimoto.com, MyMuxo.com