September 28, 2011

Chic Loft

I found this gorgeous kitchen today and had to share it with you!  I love everything about it...the floors, appliances, table and counter.  Imagine having a blogger party in this chic!

What I'm Loving Now

{the front of this beautiful beach house}

September 26, 2011

Navy and Stripes

Navy and stripes are some of my favorite go-to styles year after year.  Some of the most beautiful dresses I've worn have been navy and every time I wear stripes I feel like I'm on a chic vacation. I also love to decorate using navy and stripes. How about you?

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5 Things

Have a wonderful Monday!

September 25, 2011

Chic Mountain Home

I'm so happy I found this sophisticated and casual chic home today on's just what I needed to get my house fix! The designers are, M. Elle Design, a mother and two daughter team based in New York City and Newport Beach California.   Their design style is inspired by their love of travel and discovery.  Beautiful work ladies...


Pretty {polka dots}

I've always loved polka dots and the fact that it's one of the top trends right now...makes me smile. Here are a few fabulous items dressed up in dots...


September 21, 2011

Coastal Living ~ Ultimate Beach House 2011

Yeah! The Coastal Living's Ultimate Beach House 2011 photos are finally up and in true form they delivered a beautiful beach house that's chic and oh so inspiring!  This lovely home styled by interior designer, Phoebe Howard, is located in the community of East Beach in Norfolk,Virgina.  She did a beautiful job creating design ideas that we can use in our homes (on the beach or not). Have fun looking at the photos and tell me what you think! I would love to hear from you!

2011 Ultimate Beach House Living Room

What I'm Loving Now {Chic Shoes}

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1. Mona Suede Pumps in wild berry
2. Nora calf hair ballet flats in camo print
3. Suede Flannery platform ankle boots  in anchor grey
4. Huarache platform heels in platinum gold
5. Coddington suede platform pump in cobblestone
6. Coddington suede platform pump in clove
7. Classic satin ballet flats in antique violet
8. Pia calf hair pumps in vintage sand nut

September 20, 2011

September 19, 2011

Loving This

Restoration Hardware has this great set on sale now! It will cost mucho dinero for everything, but I'm sure it will last a long time.  Love the look of pewter with charcoal cushions and the fact that metal will hold up better in the climate I live in than teak. 

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September 18, 2011

Fun Halloween Crafts and Sweets

With Halloween just around the corner I decided to do a little research to find new crafts and recipes to try.  Take a peek at these cute and delicious ideas that I found!

September 17, 2011

This or That {interior design}

I've been trying to decide what style sofa I want for my living room.....modern square arm or English roll arm. 

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Sasha Adler and Lauren Gold {chic designers}

My new favorite designers, Sasha Adler and Lauren Gold, are from the Nate Berkus Associates design group. I featured their gorgeous, lovely work here. Their style is led by, Nate Berkus, in that a well-designed home is one that feels thoughtful, personalized, and designed over time.

The rooms below are perfect for the fall season. Cozy and chic.

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Thoughts of Autumn

Autumn blessings

I'm having so much fun enjoying the very small change in weather we had this week.  The sub-tropical climate I live in was dry with low humidity and my hair was very happy! I also had my first venti latte yesterday to ring in the weekend and that was a special treat for me.  Today, I'm going to spend some time making a list of things I would like to do this fall.......

1. make caramel covered apples for my boys.....(my little guy will help me with this :0)
2. bake delicious cupcakes with autumn inspired toppings and sprinkles....yum
3. hang my fall wreaths

I hope you enjoy your lovely Saturday....take time to relax and enjoy your family.
xoxo, Desiree

P.S. I linked this post with Schue Love today!

September 15, 2011

Everyday Waves

I am so loving all of these fabulous hair tutorials I find online.  Here is a great fishtail braid tutorial from Lauren Conrad.  Hope it inspires you to do something different!  

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September 14, 2011

Southhampton Beach House {Swedish Design}

It's so nice to see a beach house that's cozy and perfectly designed for year round enjoyment.  This Swedish designed, get-a-way beach house is located in Southhampton. The interiors were inspired to be young, light and modern-with a mix of exotic Hawaiian fabrics.  Thank you House Beautiful for including a beach house in your October issue!

September 13, 2011

Yummy Spring 2012 Looks from {J.Crew}

I know I'm jumping a little ahead here, but I love what I see for Spring 2012 by J.Crew.  Bright colors and denim shorts.....some of the things I can live in everyday.  How about you?

Vogue Daily — J.Crew Spring 2012 Preview

September 11, 2011

I Remember

I was at the pediatrician's office with my two younger boys and the doctor's mother called from New York and told him that a plane hit one of the Twin Towers.  He came back into the examining room and shared with me what his mother said.  He was in shock but we talked and figured that it had to be some sort of pilot error or plane problem that would make it fly so low.  A few minutes later the phone rang again and his mother was frantic this time.  The other tower was hit.  I did everything I could in those first few seconds to take a deep breath and not panic and then I started to pray. I gathered by boys and was out the door and on my way to pick up my older son from his first grade classroom.  I was the first mother to arrive at the school and by the time I left the school, mother's and nannies were flooding the school office to do the same.  

Now ten years later......I still remember where I was and how I felt.  I still continue to pray for those families that were personally affected by a loss of a loved one. 

New York to me is a very special place.....a place where my ancestors first came to be a part of this great country.

I am proud to be an American.

God Bless you.

September 08, 2011

Tory Burch: Setting a Summer Table

Q: How do you like to set a table? — Tamsin, Chicago

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September 07, 2011


{looking forward to a relaxing weekend}

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September 05, 2011

Chic Design by Phillips DeVeer Interiors

Today, I found this lovely design firm, Phillips DeVeer Interiors, located in Rowayton, Conecticut.  I especially love all of the bright colors and sofisticated touch that they incorporated in each room.


It's Labor Day

September 03, 2011

Tory Burch Labor Day Sale

Hi girlfriends! I just want to let you know that Tory Burch is having a great sale right now!


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September 01, 2011

Jennifer Aniston's New Chic Hollywood Hills Home

I was thrilled to see that Jennifer is in love and looking for a home with her boyfriend.  She has always been one of my favorite stars, mostly due to her chic way of dressing.  She also looks fabulous for a woman who is in her early forties!  Truly an inspiration to us can still look sleek and beautiful in your forties! 

{love this outfit she's wearing.....gray strapless suit and camel heels}

Jennifer Aniston: I'm Extremely Lucky & Extremely Happy

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