Showing posts from February, 2010

A Different Kind of March Madness

March 1st, 2010 Grand Opening Rose Tarlow Melrose House . March 13th, 2010 Everlasting Tile: The Life and Work of Rufus B. Keeler March 14-16th, 2010 California Home and Gift Fair March 15-17th, 2010 Los Angeles Textile Show March 23rd, 2010 Almont Yard Party March 24-25th, 2010 Westweek And you gotta love this: Designer Brad Ford will be on Westweek's Revolution of Design Panel Discussion .

French Baskets

Love. Find more of these delicious hand baskets here . Brought to you by Laguna Beach designer Andrea, at the French Basketeer. Check out her blog too.

Artful Blogging

Not sure why I've never heard of the the Laguna Hills creative group, Stampington & Company. They've been around since 1994 and in their own words, "...provide a forum for both professional artists and hobbyists to share their beautiful handmade creations with one another." Stamptington has a stable of publications including, artist's cafe , apron-ology and Artful Blogging . For Christmas my Aunt Terry surprised me with a subscription to the latter. Artful Blogging gives you a glimpse into other blogger's worlds, with links from their sites as well as images of their art, crafts and photography. Great inspiration especially if you've hit a creative brick wall -- which happens to all of us from time to time.

Gotta be L.A.

cool vignette found at ellen silverman photography.

Calling all Visionistas

Marianna Olszewski, author of Live It, Love It, Earn It all photo credits - Mike Hahn Last Thursday night I had the good fortune to hear Marianna Olszewski speak at a Step Up Women's Network book signing in Los Angeles. The event was held at the Tory Burch store where optimistic women (and a few brave men) sipped champagne and mingled amongst fabulous clothes. The Step Up women asked Ms. Olszewski to speak about her new book, Live It, Love It, Earn It and she was up to the challenge. Inspirational and engaging, Olszewski spoke about her humble beginnings and the pivotal moment early in her career when she decided to change her life. At 23, working three jobs just to pay rent, her clunker-of-a-car broke down on New York City's George Washington Bridge. From that moment forward Olszewski made up her mind that things would be different. It took another four years of working in the field of finance before she opened her own company, Madison Financial Management. She never

Maria Von Trapp meets 2010

If you're looking to add a little spice to your Valentine's Day outfit, here are a few ideas from Stockholm designers Karin Jimfelt-Ghatan and Per Holknekt. See more designs from Odd Molly here .