Monday, October 20, 2014

Concealer Roundup

Concealer Roundup

 I don’t know what the HELL has been going on with my skin lately but it’s NOT good. I admit I’ve had some extra stress and I’m sure I could be hydrating more but WTF? One little product I rarely do without is a good concealer. I don’t always need it but it makes looking at myself in the mirror a much more pleasant experience when I DO need it. I have used the YSL concealer above for years and I firmly stand by it, but Make Up For Ever is another go-to for me when I really need to layer it on. These other guys get top notch reviews too.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Slim Aarons and A Sale at

Who knew that my upcoming birthday on the 29th was also shared with famed society photographer Slim Aarons? His photographs chronicle the good life of socialites and celebrities in the 60’s and 70’s and they are favorites among home design experts such as Jonathan Adler (who also happens to be having a 20% off sale on all purchases right now). If you covet some Slim Aarons prints for your digs, is having a sale through today only, offering 30% off all orders using code UER477. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sister’s Boutique Annual Crush Breast Cancer Event

These beautiful ladies are at it once again….this Saturday, Sister’s Boutique in Yountville will host their annual fundraising event which includes great food and wine, vendor trunk shows, swag bags and a silent auction with the proceeds benefitting, The Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and Pink Heals Napa Valley. If you live in the valley or you’re just here visiting, please come and join in on the fun. It’s such a great event for an important cause, put on by my dearest of friends. I’ll be there shopping up a storm.  Full details HERE.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Awesome ACL

We returned from Austin City Limits late Monday night and I can’t say enough great things about the music festival, the lovely people in attendance and the great city of Austin in general. I’m aggravated that I didn’t take more pictures; I truly wanted to document every moment, but there’s something to be said for putting the phone/camera down and just getting lost in the experience instead of trying to get the perfect picture. In addition to all the great music we witnessed, we spent time outside the festival eating and drinking our way around town. We had some great meals at Swift’s Attic, Josephine House, and Gueros Taco Bar, cheap carafes of delicious mimosas at Little Barrel and Brown where we also set our sights on some of the most gorgeous plates of steak and eggs I’ve ever seen… and sated our sweet tooth with massive bowls of Amy’s Ice Cream. Thank you Austin for being so much fun and so welcoming...I can’t wait to visit again.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Show-Stopping Design

Loads of natural light and a distinctive mix of materials and textures bring about a beguiling interior in this inviting home designed by Bethlehem Ferrándiz. I personally love the mix of natural pieces that are accented by vibrant highlights of red and yellow.  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Treats: Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

These look like a damn good after dinner treat to enjoy on one of the extra warm Indian summer evenings we’ve been having. If you don’t have the time to churn up your own ice cream this recipe can easily be adapted with a cheaters version (the version I’ll be using) with this Ben & Jerry’s flavor ice cream and THESE cookies (p.s. you can also get them at Sunshine Market in St. Helena if you’re in the ‘hood). 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Austin City Limits, Here We Come!

We’re flying to the great state of Texas this fine (but EARLY) morning and I can barely contain my excitement. We booked this trip back in May and I can’t believe the time has finally arrived. We’re going to explore Austin as much as possible this afternoon since we won’t have much time tomorrow and the rest of the weekend with the festival going on. I’m going to be one happy mama when I can cruise through Zilker with a cold beer in hand listening to great tunes for three days straight. Hope you have a great weekend…I’ll be back next week with a recap.


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