Monday, April 25, 2011

Come party with DailyCandy and Fred Segal!

If you live in the Los Angeles area and subscribe to DailyCandy, you may already be attending the DailyCandy and Fred Segal Santa Monica event on Thursday evening. But if you haven't heard, please read on because you don't want to miss this!

Some highlights of the evening include: manicures from OPI, makeovers from Stila, and blowouts by the Fred Segal Santa Monica Salon team. And that's just the beginning! I also hear there will be cupcakes by Baked by Melissa, cocktails, a DJ, and a chance to win a $500 gift certificate to Fred Segal Santa Monica!

There is also a fantastic opportunity for shoppers. DailyCandyDeals is offering a $100 shopping credit for Fred Segal Santa Monica and a gift bag worth around $150 for the price of.....$75! For my gals who want to really treat themselves, they are also offering a $1500 gift certificate for $1000. I can feel my AMEX burning a hole in my Chloe!

So I'm thinking you want the where and the when by now, right?

WHO: DailyCandy and Fred Segal.
WHAT: A fabulous party and shopping and beauty event!
WHERE: Fred Segal Santa Monica, 420 & 500 Broadway, Santa Monica (main entrance:500 Broadway).
WHEN: Thursday, 4/28/11, 5-9pm.
WHY: To celebrate the launch of DailyCandyDeals. (And what a great pre-party for those of us who are staying up to watch William and Kate's wedding...)

For those of you who won't be able to make it, stay-tuned because I'll be posting all about it on Friday!

***Editor's Note: The $1500 gift certificates are now sold out.***

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Bread

Happy Easter!!!!!

I went to brunch at Taste on Melrose and came home to this Easter bread that I made last night using this recipe.

The recipe doesn't call for anisette, but I added some before baking and I loved the added flavor!

I would recommend watching the baking time because I baked it for less time then instructed and it was a little dry.

This was my first time making bread from scratch so it didn't come out perfectly, but I'm happy with it as a first attempt!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mail Check!

I love getting the Urban Outfitters catalogs in the mail. I spotted a few looks I def. want to do this summer.

I love this breezy, nautical number:

I could definitely hang out at a beach party in this:

And this is perfect for that ride on the yacht this summer (hopefully!):

Photo Credits: Dress-, Romper-, Cover-Up-

Pandora's Box

Like the evils released from Pandora's box, the Pandora bracelet trend seems sweeping and unstoppable....but that's not a bad thing...because it's jewelry of course!

However, I have yet to get on the Pandora bracelet bandwagon. I don’t know….it’s just not my thing...or it wasn't until.....I discovered their stackable rings! I don’t usually post a picture of an ad from a magazine, but I thought they looked beautiful here.

I really like the way they have the rings in the picture below:

I might have to start collecting these...

Visiting Hours

Last weekend, I stopped by the mall to make a return (fell off the shopping wagon…again). While I was there, I decided to visit some items on my “want” list. I find that just looking at or holding items I’m lusting after can bring some satisfaction even if I’m not buying them. Strange, yes? But it works! One rule is I don’t try anything on I know I’m not going to buy. I don’t like wasting the store’s resources or the staff’s time.

These are some of the items I "visited":

Michael Kors Watch ($154 on amazon!)

Oops…..while I was looking for a photo of the watch above, I fell for this one, too! I have problems…

Michael Kors Watch ($128.88 on amazon)

Dress at Banana Republic


Royal Albert Tea Set at Macy's

(prices vary)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag at Bloomingdale's


Fresh Sugar Lip Polish $22.50

(I heard this lip polish is fantastic, but my current budget is encouraging me to find DIY beauty methods. I made a great lip scrub at home which I'll share with you in an upcoming post!)

What is currently on your "want" list?

Photo Credits: MK, Tortoise MK, BR, Tea, Marc by Macr Jacobs, Fresh Lip

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hiatus is Over!

So Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill have returned from a hiatus….and so have I! It’s been a crazy time, but I’m back now. Here’s what I’ve been up to if you missed me!

I got to take a few days away from work and physical therapy appointments to go to Cape Cod, MA for Brianne’s Wedding!
(I was the Maid of Honor and I got to help design my dress!)

I saw an excellent production of Othello at the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica, CA.

My local Border’s closed (sad face). However, I did stock up on some summer reading at 70% off. I need a break from library books. (Side-note: One book I didn’t get, but will be a must-read this summer is the new Sweet Valley High! I owe it to the 11 yr old me to see what happened to Jessica and Elizabeth!)

...And finally catching up on the fourth season of Mad Men!

Photo Credits (top to bottom): Wedding Day photo-L's List,
Othello, Sweet Valley Confidential