Monday, October 27, 2014

My Rainy Day Faves

There is nothing I love better than a rainy day inside. All week long I had been planning for a sunny beach day on Sunday but I was thrilled when I woke up at 5 AM yesterday to hear the rain pouring off my roof. I wasted no time in cuddling up under my sheets and going back to sleep for a couple more hours. The rain continued through the day and while I didn't get to be as lazy as planned I loved the darkness of the house, burning my Voluspa candles, playing Norah Jones and listening the sound of the rain while I worked. See below some of my favorite rainy/lazy day activities!

Breakfast in Bed! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Movado Watches: Exceptional Craftsmanship & Design Distinction

I must admit that I was initially attracted to the Movado watches based solely on their aesthetic and ad campaigns. Famous faces such as Lily Collins, Leonardo Di Caprio and most recently Kerry Washington have served as Movado ambassadors thus gracing magazine pages in simple yet stunning and effective campaigns. Upon visiting The Royal Shop on Broadstreet recently I was able to see first hand the beauty and craftsmanship of these classic time pieces. I share below a little more information on Movado and also some of my watch picks for him and her. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My favorite Oscar de La Renta moments

OSCAR DE LA RENTA was one of the fashion industries most loved, celebrated and well respected designers - remaining a presence in the industry until his passing just days ago. I can remember watching his Spring/Summer 2015 show in awe as models made their way down the runway in stunning pastel creations with appearances of classic black and white ensembles. Oscar's elegant and feminine designs gained him a loyal fan base including Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and more recently Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker. See below some of my favorite Oscar de la Renta moments via Vogue UK and see the whole story here.

Oscar de la Renta taking his bow at his final catwalk show - the spring/summer 2015 Oscar de la Renta collection - with models Karlie Kloss and Daria Strokous. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Coffee Cart

I love a good bar cart and was so excited when I saw Pop Sugar Home share their tips on How to create a stylish coffee & tea stationI had a lovely antique mahogany bar cart at my last home which I turned into a coffee/ tea cart because it served my needs better. Since then I have seen more "coffee carts" popping up on Pinterest and I'm loving the inspiration. I make tea at least twice a day at home so have created a little tea nook in the corner of my kitchen. I also love cappuccinos and have been dreaming of adding a espresso/cappuccino maker for some time now. See my coffee cart inspiration below and shop my Coffee/ Tea Station must haves via Shop Style. 

Shop my coffee cart must haves below 

Friday, October 17, 2014

LDB goes pink with Rosé from Platinum Wines

October is breast cancer awareness month and today LDB is going PINK with two Rosés from Platinum Wines.  While I am no authority on wine there are a few things I have learnt thanks to The Wine Spectator and Food & Wine. I must admit some of the terms were a bit over my head to begin with but with a little research I think I've gotten the hang of it! The definition of Rosé is as follows: A light pink wine made from purple grapes, with the skins being removed from the juice during fermentation as soon as the desired color has been attained.