color POP home // yellow

Interrupting summer week to share a new series.
I brought color pop inside & am excited to introduce color pop home. 
& in case you missed it, my 1st yellow color POP post

The home of Jenna Lyons. I met her.

a week of summer // Shelli of A' La Mode

Hi Ya'll!  Shelli from A' La Mode here...I am so happy to be joining Breakfast at Toast in kicking off glorious SUMMER with Summer Week! A BIG thank you to Danielle for having me over this week!  {Graphics by Danielle} 

All I Want For Summer

are these on my feet....

this on my seat....

Oliver Peoples complete.

All I Want For Summer 
(St. Lucia)
 is to bronze in the heat...

(Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)
 have this view from my seat...

(Punta Mita, Mexico)
Your love with you completes.

What do you want this summer?


a week of summer // beauty

Here is the list that will have you looking & smelling your best all summer long!

1. Bobbi Brown Beach, Saks - $55  2. Body perfection gel, Perfekt Beauty - $48  
3. Jergens Natural Glow Express  4. Essie Turquoise & Caicos  5. Essie Mango Bango 
6. Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, Seophora - $38   7. Perfekt Beauty skin perfection gel, Sephora - $57.50  8. Nars bronzer, Sephora - $33  9. Bobbi Brown SPF 25 moisturizer, Sephora - $88 10. Viktor & Rolph Flowerbomb roll on, Sephora - $25

I have been using Bobbi Brown's moisturizer for years. It is cruelty free, has SPF 25 & is very hydrating! Beach & flowerbomb are my summer scents and I am really loving coral & turquoise nail polish right now.

2011 summer collection. Brazilliant!

I have MJ rain. Wish it was still available. Love it.

MJ Daisy. Another lovely summer scent.

I have been a fan of Bobbi Brown for years! Love her entire line.

makeup by the late Kevyn Aucoin

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What are your summer beauty must haves?
What is your favorite summer nail polish?

If you have posted your favorite beauty products please link up below!
See you tomorrow for a SURPRISE summer post! 

For more inspiration, check out my beauty board on pinterest.


summer scrapbook

I have a {digital} scrapbook line. Have I mentioned that?
New kit released on Friday & I love it. Thought I'd share it with you.

Here are some lovely layouts made by my creative team.


work it

Happy Friday. Last day of the work week!
Why not make it a happy day with a little Jonathan Adler?

1. Note Cube - $12.95  2. Ink Pen - $18.95  3. Magnetic Board - $16.95  4. British Flag Paperweight - $38  5. Mini Notebook - $5.95  6. Correspondence Cards - $17.95  7. Channing Desk - $1750  8. Note Pad - $8.95

But we all know that it's even more fun to play with Jonathan Adler.
Grab one of these & head to the beach!

Jonathan Adler tote bags! LOVE! Which one would you choose?

  And don't forget...coming THIS MONDAY!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
See you on Monday with my fave summer beauty products!



mad about missoni

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1. Coverup - $650
2. Hugo beach towel - $205
3. Bikini - $395
5. Lancilloto throw - $505

Liuwa rug - $3825 

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 Oh, who am I kidding? This is for us.

Bugaboo Missoni coming July 2011!
Would it be weird to buy the one on the right & store it until I'm a mom?
Maybe I'll find one on Ebay. It will be vintage by the time I'm ready for it!

Are you mad about Missoni?

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Can I borrow $10 million?

Some mid week thoughts...

I want to thank my friend Shelli letting me feature her this morning! Can't wait for our chat tomorrow!

I redesigned my blog banner. Since I cannot commit to anything for too long you should prepare yourself for some color changes in the coming weeks/months.

My issues with color may explain why apartment looks something like this.

 Old photo. Frames have been filled & I added a floor lamp.

Speaking of my apartment, I ordered 2 new throw pillows from a great little etsy shop & quite a few art prints, too. I am looking forward to making a few changes although I have no idea how long they will last. I need to finally find some end tables for my bedroom & would love to find a different fabric for my headboard.

Or in a perfect world, a new headboard. Hey. A girl can dream.
To quote one of my faves...I'm in love I'm in love & I don't care who knows it!
~ Buddy the Elf

Earlier today, my friend/neighbor Becky went in to my apt and got on my desktop for me. We signed on to iChat & I was able to access my desktop from my laptop here in LA. I placed a bunch of files I needed on my desktop & she emailed them to me. I was even able to drag one file in to PS to delete a few layers. Amazing!

I loved the Glee finale. Glee + NYC + Wicked + Kurt's Eloise reference = brilliant.

And now all I can think about is running & singing in Central Park with balloons. Too bad I cannot sing & would look like a psycho. Otherwise, I'd be all over it.

Finally bit the bullet & purchased a Clarisonic Mia {in blue}. I am liking it so far.

I extended my LA trip through Memorial Day. It was supposed to rain in Chicago so I figured I would just stay in sunny LA a little longer. And now that I booked a new flight it looks like sun & temps in the 70s in Chi this weekend. Perfect. 

The other day I mentioned wanting to see fireworks this weekend. I was reminded that it was not the 4th of July. But...I was talking to C who let me know that fireworks begin in Chicago this weekend. Of course they do. I love Chicago. And for anyone wondering, I do not feel that way about LA. At. All.

Oh. And about that 10 mil.

If one of my very friendly readers would kindly loan me $10 million, I could have this. The views in downtown Chicago are to die for. And you can bet that I wouldn't mind seeing them through 20' windows. Oh, the things I'd do with this space...

Of course I'd consider settling on something a little smaller. 

Girls who inspire: Shelli of A' La Mode

I am so excited to feature my friend Shelli today. Shelli & I "met" when I designed her blog and she is one of those clients that I became fast friends with. Chances are that you have seen her here, here or here. If not -- where have you been?! Shelli has been a blogger for five min since Feb & has been featured all over the place. The girl has got style!

Love her style & of course...I just love Shelli. Had the pleasure of talking to her last week {for almost 2.5 hours}. I am never on the phone that long!

PS. Her "interesting fact" may be one of the most interesting so far. {see below!} Anyway, here she is. One of my fave new bloggers. Shelli of A' La Mode.

name & age:
Shelli, 36

Houston, Texas

current home:
Nashville, Tennessee

meaning behind my blog name:
a' la mode- with style

current job:
former medical device sales rep (cardiac surgery) turned stay at home mommy

My new boss. She's hard core.

dream job:
my former career AND my current career.  I am blessed.

if i could travel anywhere...:
Greece is on the list!

something unique about me:
I was a singer on Carnival Cruise Lines and at Walt Disney World

i like to:
sing, dance, monogram and bargain hunt for interior design and fashion

Where the princess lives.

i watch:
Modern Family, Curb Appeal,  Criminal Minds, Bethenny Ever After (who typed that? ok, ok...me)

listening to:
Imogen Heap, frou frou, Ingrid Michaelson, Jackopierce, Keane

crushing on:
these (celebrity crushes come and go but shoes- they are forever!)

5 things that inspire me:
my mom, my daughter, memories of my Gramme, House Beautiful, Elle Decor

favorite nail polish:
Essie's ballet slippers

favorite perfume:
Sung by Alfred Sung- been wearing it since 7th Grade.  Seriously.

who or what inspires your style?
Phoebe Howard, an awesome designer in Atlanta and HomeGoods.  I like to mix high and low.

what is your favorite room in your home?
my office and K's nursery

Where I blog & drink wine work.

what are your favorite online furniture shops?
overstock, crateandbarrel, wisteria, etsy  for pillows

if you could purchase 3 pieces for your home (price is not an issue) what would you buy?
this, this and these - for the moment anyway.  Yes I have design ADD. =)

My cute husband and I on our second date...in Napa. That's how we roll.

The most perfect day.

Where I get my beauty rest.

For more inspiration & fab finds stop by A' La Mode!

Thanks for inspiring us, Shelli! Keep it up! I love all of your finds!