Wednesday, November 30, 2011

style board: warm/industrial media room

Product sources available upon request, TCSTYLIST1@GMAIL.COM

interiors: jaw-dropper, elle decor december 2011

It has been a long time, a really long time, since a decor mag cover made me squeal with excitement!  But December's Elle DECOR dining room cover did just that; the dining table, the chandi, the walls, the table lamps, the lacquer blue Tommi Parzinger credenza, the room is just stunning!  Then there is the rest of the spectacular Manhattan apartment of Ashley Stark...this feature alone is enough to grab up the December mag, but thankfully, the eye candy doesn't stop here.

Bravo Elle DECOR, bravo!

Monday, November 28, 2011

found: the perfect party dress

found: the perfect party dress

€229 -

Bridal wedding shoes

Julie K Handbags leather bag
$187 -

FOSSIL water resistant watch
$115 -

Kate Spade gold plated ring
$78 -

Monday, November 21, 2011

found: boho glam necklaces

My fabulous friend Lu had her yearly birthday this past Saturday. She's a pretty cowgirl who likes simple jewelry, so I made her a black leather bracelet with a little blingy glam. I then had to make myself a couple of boho glam pieces...the nude leather and three beads is going to look super sweet in the summer. The crystal on the black leather is from a chandi. My Uncle Johnny gave me four small crystals (already a set of earrings) and three larger teardrop ones. Where he got them, hard to say, but they mean the world to me :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

food, dining in: on the fly, cozze alla marinara

Cozze alla Marinara
1 T butter
2 T sweet onion or shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 C white wine
1/2 C marinara sauce (which I had in the freezer as well)
1# mussels
S & P
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
8 oz. capellini
Melt butter in a medium pot over med-high heat. Saute onion and garlic, about 1 minute. Add wine and marinara sauce, simmer for about 3 minutes. Add mussels and cook until open, or if using frozen, about 5-6 minutes to heat thoroughly. Season with S&P and serve over capellini with crusty bread to sop up remaining sauce.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

interiors: "the un-hamptons hamptons" plus, when bad paint happens to a good house

I have a been a busy stylist of late, especially the past couple of days, which explains my recent absences. Yesterday I started the "industrial chic" style plan for the lovely Scott and Mirela, and today...well let's just say there is a reason for the simple, yet stunning, Hampton beach house of Christiane Lemieux featured recently in LUCKY mag, it is just what I needed to cleanse my creative palette.

I did a color consult today for a client who does fix-n-flips, and let me just say, this house needed a whole lotta fixin. The pictures speak for themselves. VIEWER BEWARE...

This is the entry, looking into...

the dining room. But doesn't my fur vest (purchased years ago) look fabulous?!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

food: butterscotch brownies

Sorry, they are sooooo good...

Butterscotch Brownies (from "Betty Crocker's Cooky Book", the best goodies book ever)

1/4 C butter

1 C light brown sugar (packed)

1 egg

3/4 C flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 C coarsely chopped walnuts

1/2 C chopped dates

Heat oven to 350°. Heat butter over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in sugar until blended; cool. Stir in egg. In a separate bowl; stir flour, baking powder, and salt together, then add to sugar and butter mixture. Mix in vanilla, walnuts and dates. Spread in well-greased square pan, 8"x8"x2". Bake 20-25 minutes. Do not overbake! Cut in bars while warm.

Sooooo good and easy!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

interiors: and today's inspiration is...

I was MIA yesterday, for good reason, been a busy bee! And I'm out the door again to do some shopping for two projects, both with an industrial feel, but one with an injection of glam.

Thanks to the photo above, my creative juices are definitely in overdrive. It is the "eclectic loft" of Dwell Studio founder, Christiane Lemieux. Eclectic, yes, but stunningly fabulous as well!

Monday, November 7, 2011

found: cute, and stylish, desk...

or entry table, $179 Home Decorators

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

beauty: wet n wild mega lash clinical serum, it works!

I had a bit of a mishap with my eyelash curler back in July. Well, "a bit" is an understatement, it was bad, my left eye was bald! Wishing on a star for speedy re-growth didn't work, so after reading about Wet n Wild Mega Lash Clinical Serum in SELF, I decided to give it a whirl.

I am happy to report that my lashes did grow back, heck, not only did they grow back, they are definitely longer and a bit fuller than the lashes on my right eye. So short of yanking out the lashes on my right eye to achieve equal length and fullness, I have been applying the serum twice a day for the last 3 weeks and TAH-DAH, the right eyelashes are longer and a bit fuller now too! Who knew you could get longer, fuller lashes for $6.99? I'm a believer and an addict.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

interiors: comfortable industrial

I'm working on a media/? space for a client. The primary style is industrial, with an injection of warm and cozy. The colors are neutral and the textures plentiful; brick, wool, reclaimed wood, nubby cotton, leather, metal, wire, glass...
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