Friday, May 28, 2010

Cupcake Anyone?

Today’s fabulous find is oh so yummy! You must go visit this sweet little blog, Ming makes cupcakes! This is a simple and cute food blog where she chronicles the cupcakes she makes along with some other treats, including cookies and some savories bites. Below are just a few of the yummy confections she has posted.

 Check out her blog for some other fun cupcake recipes.
You might find the perfect one for your Memorial day spread

Have a fabulous Memorial day weekend!!

Xoxo CC

Thursday, May 27, 2010

pretty pictures

Well, I had a busy day today. But I thought I would at least leave you with some pretty things to look at.

I love this cover of Vanity Fair that Taryn cox posted a while ago.
I love their dresses and the colors.
Ooh so Glamorous...

Have a beautiful Day!!

Xoxo CC

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Aqua at bloomimgdales

I was doing some late night online browsing and I came across this line at Bloomingdale's called Aqua. While I was not smitten with every piece I found, I was impressed with quite a few of their items and I was equally impressed with the prices! This is definitely a line worth checking out. Below are some items and looks that caught my attention .

I am really liking this little romper. And I love the price.

Happy shopping!
Xoxo CC

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eva Juliet for Sunday Suppers

I put together a post on Friday about the beautiful prints by artist Eva Juliet. Eva created an absolutely gorgeous dinner menu, and a recipe print for one of my favorite food blogs, Sunday Suppers. As a final treat, Eva designed these beet root bags for their dinner party guests, filled with these beet chips. I absolutely love her work. All the details look fabulous for this lovely get together.

How To Make Beet Chips :
Peel and slice beets very thinly or use a mandoline
Fry Beets in Vegetable oil at 350 degrees, for about 2-4 minutes
transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes

Cool and enjoy !

Xoxo CC

Monday, May 24, 2010

Claridge’s Hotel

I saw this wonderful post on twig and thistle. I thought the branding on this hotel based in London was absolutely fabulous! I love the Black and white mixed with teal and a touch of gold.
Enjoy the eye candy!

Xoxo CC

Friday, May 21, 2010

Faboulous find friday, Eva Juliet Atelier

I just love these beautiful, and quite affordable prints by Eva juliet. You have to take a visit to Eva’s shop. Everything you see there is made and designed by Eva in her little design studio in Quebec, a french province in Canada. Below are just a few of my picks, but check out her site for many other beautiful choices. I love the one below for my home office!!

 "Choose joy"  in french. Love it!

How cute would this be in a little girls room!

Hope you enjoy!

 Have a fabulous weekand!!
Xoxo CC

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Fabulous dessert table

This amazing dessert table by Merci new york caught my attention right away. It was unique, interesting and beautiful at the same time. It totally has that rustic anthropology feel to it. Below I posted just a few of her tips and secrets for creating a gorgeous dessert table and a DIY on how to make your own macaroon tower.

Remember, these are edible: Don't go all "type A" on your table! This is a dessert and gift table first and a design project second! Be sure to remember that the contents are just as important as the design. No one wants to visit a table of color coordinated icky, unpopular treats. Make sure to have a balance of salty, sweet and savory items, include crowd favorites... and think about the combined tastes of what you are presenting!

 Don't ignore your local design stores: Though I love my Sunday at the flea, the hunt is not always worth the time, especially if you are looking for elements that will "transform" or "transition" once you complete your table. For example, I could have scoured the NYC flea markets for hours trying to find a perfect birdcage, but I also knew I was going to snazz it up quite a bit {so the initial birdcage design was not as important as the final product}. So for this project {and coincidentally, also for the chocolate wood trays that house the moss-filled lollipop and popcorn gardens}, I took to my trusty West Elm store. Yes, the birdcage is still available here, and they constantly have a slew of decorative versatile trays on hand - And better yet, they're cheap!

Think monochromatic: I love color, but when it comes to a table theme, it's best to stick with one or two main tones and an accent to make the story "pop". We chose neutral "woodsy" tones for this table, and threw in a cornflower blue, which was the accent tone on the inspiration board.

To get more tips on how to create this lovely table, check out Merci new york
Check out project wedding for the fabulous DIY Macaroon tower

(Thanks to merci new york and oh darling photography for the beautiful inspiration)

Xoxo CC

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Office space

As I have stated before we moved into our new home about 6 months ago now. We spent 2 years in the building process and clearing the land and it feels so good to be living here! Anyhow, I gave birth to my son Liam, 1 month after we moved in, and it was during the holidays as well. Needless to say its been busy. I have my own little home office space and I need some budget friendly decor inspiration. Any thoughts?

Xoxo CC

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Backyard garden party inspiration

This Candle is amazing. It smells like freshly cut flowers from the garden
Available at anthropology

My friend Jenna over at sweet details posted on this fabulous party favor idea from Martha Stewart.
What a great way to send your guests home with a piece of the evening.

~ Menu ~
Lavender Lemonade
San pellegrino
Cheese platter with assorted breads and crackers

Lavender Lemonade

3 cups sugar
7 sprigs lavender (stems and buds), plus additional for garnish*
2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 12 lemons)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 5 limes)

In a large saucepan, bring one gallon of water and the sugar to a boil. Remove from heat; add 7 lavender sprigs and lemon and lime juices. Cool to room temperature, strain, and chill. Serve on ice, with additional lavender for garnish.
Servings: Makes about 16 servings

* If unavailable, substitute fresh basil or lemon thyme.

A small drink station or bar set up is always a welcome site. It gives guests a chance to mingle and prepare their drink just the way they like it.
Check out Heather Bullard for more outdoor entertaining tips and beautiful ideas.

Xoxo CC

Monday, May 17, 2010

Farmaesthetics Skin Care


This is definitely a line of products worth trying !

The Farmaesthetics founder is the daughter of a 7th generation farming family from Texas. She first made her handmade herbal skincare preparations available to customers,in the summer of 1999 at an organic farmstand in Rhode Island. She then translated her traditional herbal recipes from “kitchen chemistry” to modern cosmetic manufacturing, resulting in pure herbal products that retain their 100% natural status & compare in effectiveness with leading dermatological brands. Today her full line of 100% natural skincare products for face & body are used & sold in the finest spas & retailers in the world, including Four Seasons Resorts & Spas, Terrain, & their own unique flaship store-Farmaesthetics Skincare Apothecary & Treatment Boutique in Newport, RI. Committed to "Sustainable Beauty", all Farmaesthetics products are 100% natural utilizing certified organic herbs, flowers, oils & grains from American family farms.

This organic, beautifully packaged skin care line is definitely on my "to purchase list".
Available at
&  Farmaesthetics online.

Have a happy Monday!
Xoxo CC

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fabulous find friday, The Fleabag.

Shira Entis, a fashion designer and lover of all things tiny and over-sized, and Alex Bella lawyer and seeker of adventures craved a convenient and fashion-hot tote that could fit all of their wares. Fleabags are designed as their ideal solution - dapper, large, lightweight and sturdy carry-alls - that are also eco-minded. Thus the brand Fleabags began in 2009 while both still worked their day jobs in New York City. These are so fabulous! I gotta have one. They are stylish, practical and so chic. This bag would also be great as a diaper bag, check out the girl below

Here are few of my favorites below, Also look how nice and wide they open up. Wow! I would actually be able to see what I am pulling out of my purse. They also make a style called the Salt bag which I loved as well.

The Salt
Rock Denim

Have a fabulous weekend !
Xoxo CC

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