Thursday, April 19, 2012

A few of my Spring Favorites......

Spring has truly sprung and I am so happy for the warmer weather and spring fashion. Oh, wait..... I live in Los Angeles and it's always warmer and we always wear spring and summer fashion!! Lol.... Well, with that in mind, I want to share a few of my spring favorites......

One of my all-time favorite Blogs for style and fashion is Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen. I am always so impressed at the phenomenal creativity and style of the ladies featured on the sight who show that style is not limited to young fashionistas. This lovely lady (Tziporah Salamon)  caught my eye with her killer head-to-toe look.  Ari also has a book by the same title (Advanced Style) available May 22... Check out Ari on Twitter: @AriSethCohen

(Tziporah Salamon) for Advanced Style

I love anyone who is creative and especially love the new crop of bloggers and fashionistas who are creating new ways for advertisers to market.  The Curvy Fashionista (aka Marie Denee) is one of these ladies who is wracking up quite a catalog of resources for the curvy lady.  I love her style and work ethic.  She has created a great site and style resource in only 3 years. We were lucky enough to do a feature on her for our Regard Magazine blog..... Check her out and follow her on Twitter: @MarieDenee

Marie Denee,  photo: Dimitry Loiseau, Hair/Make-up: Valerie Noble

I am obsessed with small spaces and making them stylish.  It might be because I have my office in my living room, but anyway, I am always on the lookout for good websites that feature great design for small spaces. One of my faves is Apartment Therapy.... they really give you tons of great small space and DIY ideas. Love it!!  Check out this really small but stylish house in Tokyo... so cool.. Follow them on Twitter: @AptTherapy

Tokyo house from design firm Mizuishi Architect Atelier

Products I Love

I received a sample package with some Carol’s Daughter hair products and rediscovered how fabulous they are.  I remember when they first came out years ago, but had not used the products for some time.  This all natural prestige hair, body and skincare line is made with rare, natural ingredients like Monoi Oil, Shea and Cocoa Butters and A├žai and have no parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, or artificial colors. For dry hair I love the Black Vanilla  Moisturizing Hair trio. Not only does it smell good but it makes my hair feel and look fabulous. My other favorite is the Macadamia Heat Setting Foam made with heat-protecting, super-ingredient Macadamia Oil and Honey Extract that helps wet style your hair without any flaky, crunchy, or sticky residue. Fantastic!!  Follow Carol's Daughter on Twitter: @Carols_Daughter

I can never seem to keep my lip color on my lips even though I use a liner and fill my lips in with the liner. And most of the stain lip colors are sooo drying. But, I found one that works like a charm and stays for most of the day without the dryness.  It’s Maybelline’s Super Stay Stain Gloss and I love it! And, of course, it’s a drugstore brand so I get a big bang for my buck.  My fave color.... Pleasing Plum......

More cool things

I don’t have a green thumb and my attempts to grow plants for my patio have been disastrous..... until I discovered succulents. I started with jade plants and found them to be pretty self sufficient and needing little water. Well, that’s pretty much the story for succulents as a whole so I now have a patio full of cool and different succulents. I saw this cool vertical wall art kit from So Succulents that I think I have to have. I just love the texture and colors of all the different succulents. Check it out.....

Succulent  Verticle Wall Art

I always burn candles and finding the good ones that are highly fragrance, with no lead wicks, soy or vegetable based and long burning, that’s not $30-$40 a piece, has been no fun... until I found the Slatkin and Co. 3-wick candles from Bath and Body Works. Not only do they have all the requirements listed above but they come in at least 50 amazing scents ranging from fruity, to tropical, to clean and fresh. My favorite.... Coconut Leaves! Watch out for the 2 for $20 sale and stock up!!

Slatkin and Co. 3-wick candles