You are so much more than a pair of khaki pants…

How many times have you ever received a compliment on a pair of khaki pants you were wearing?  I mean be honest.   How many strangers have ever run up to you out of breath, with arms flailing telling you they love your khaki pants? Read the rest of this entry »


hooray! today is the day…

Let’s celebrate!  Today is my day, but it is also my company’s day and the inspiration for Fun and Fabulous Finds.  So, let’s be festive!  Let’s have some fun!  Let’s feel the love for the 4/25!

In honor of the day, here is one way I would spend the next 24 hours if all was in alignment in the universe:

Ah, Rio de Janeiro…one of the more magical cities I have visited.  The food, the people and the culture are second to none.  I could easily hang out in Rio today and stay at the Ipanema Plaza Hotel for its fabulous location to Ipanema Beach and shopping. You literally walk out of the hotel and cross the street and sit in above photo.  http://www.ipanemaplaza.com.br  Who wants to join me and lounge on the beach in celebration of 4/25? Sigh…

I would wear this while sunning in Rio today:

Cutest cover up ever!  www.trinaturk.com

And this is what I would drink-the Caipirinha!  Now listen, you haven’t lived until you have had a Caipirinha made in Brazil.  I have never tasted one in the states that compares to a Brazilian Caipirinha.  Never.  So, because it is my birthday maybe we should have a celebratory drink there together?

Of course, I have to mix in some decor and design because that is the heart of Fun and Fabulous Finds.  So, I would bring these timeless treasures back from Rio and put them in my house:

These flat weave rugs and blankets are so finely woven and divinely easy to use (and they are easy to pack!).  You can also find the most wonderful hand painted tablecloths and linens. And the art…well that is just fabulous as well.

http://www.artbabyart.com/artist/ronofigueiredo/index.html

Did you enjoy my celebratory Fun and Fabulous dream journey? As my Brazilian friends would say Feliz Aniversário!  My love and thanks to my supporters and followers.  A special shout out to my sponsors!  They are Fun and Fabulous companies that you should check out and support.  I am grateful to everyone.                      


this will be our little secret

I love a good bargain.  To me, there is nothing like the thrill of finding something you have been desiring from afar at a discount.  This is especially fun when you purchase an item that is this season’s merchandise at half the cost.  Take a peek into my closet and I will show you some of my most recent bargains.

Look at these peepers!  Prada white frames with gold and light brown gradient lens.  These are selling retail for $310.00 and I bought them for $103.99 (with an extra 20 per cent off coupon) at my local Loehmann’s store.    So holler!!!  This little gem is perfect for spring and summertime.  Put away your black darth vader shades and wear these to lighten up in every sense of the word.  Plus, you can channel your inner 1960’s diva and strut your stuff this summer when you prance about town.  I have owned these for a week and I have received about ten compliments on my Fun and Fabulous Find.

Now, during my same shopping excursion, I also happened upon this wardrobe essential:

Don’t stop believing..hold onto that feeling…Yes, that is right.  I scored this Vintage Wash Boxy Dolman  Journey T-shirt  in black by Chaser for $21.59 with my 20 percent off coupon.  This currently is selling online at designer stores for $62.00!

Now, don’t be sad if you don’t have a Loehmann’s store in your city.  You can shop online and be a part of the fun at www.loehmanns.com  Check out these cute shorts I found on their website:

Don’t these look comfy and easy to wear?  Plus the price is just right at $29.99!  Denim running shorts by Blank Jeans. I can picture myself wearing them with my rockin’ t-shirt and sunglasses.

So, go grab your wallet and get a shopping!  Let me know if you find something you want to share.  I am always waiting to hear from you!


It’s spring…feeling groovy?

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.
Hello lamppost,
What cha knowing?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growing.
Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in’ doo-doo,
Feelin’ groovy.Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.
59th Street Bridge Song by Simon and Garfunkel
The lyrics to the above song is how I have been feeling every morning now that Spring has officially Sprung its lovely weather. Life is short and why not feel a bit groovy every day?  Here are a few Fun and Fabulous Finds that might make you hum the above ditty and get your groove on…
Isn’t this a lovely place to have coffee and read your Fun and Fabulous Finds blog?  Then you can go catch a wave in the ocean.  See the surfboard in the background?  Home Beautiful photograph.
This lucite tray is perfect for entertaining outdoors this Spring.  I love the classic monogram mixed with the fun retro pattern. www.rosenberryrooms.com
Carry this handwoven basket with you to the market and then go to a park to watch the spring time flowers growing!  www.jadetribe.com
I adore this soft and playful t-shirt.  I own it.  Join me and buy one too!
www.shopthetrendboutique.com
Fierce and Fabulous necklace that screams springtime!
Zurdokero shop on etsy.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/zurdokero
Life I love you.
All is groovy.

Kermit the Frog was wrong..it is easy being green!

An idea for designing a room can come from many unexpected sources.  Here is a fun example of how you can let your imagination flow forward and inspire you:  Below is a photo of my cat “Lucky” lounging in the greenery on a beautiful Spring afternoon.

Look at me..I am a cat lounging in a bed of plants. Now I am inspiring decor choices for a room. I am famous. No wonder my name is Lucky.

The model below reminds me of Lucky lounging in the sun and I think it is hilarious (this has nothing to do with design and decor, but we all need to laugh!):

Don't you think this woman is trying to pose like Lucky? It is eerily similar...

Anyway, getting back on track…All of this makes me want to decorate a room retro Palm Beach crazy and do something like this:

I love how Nikki Hilton paid homage to her history...this is the same wallpaper found in the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel that her family owns. So clever that she incorporated this in her home.

Now take a peek at this vintage dining set I found for a client’s breakfast room. It was ironically located at the John Salibello showroom in West Palm Beach.  It now adds a fun and fabulous retro chicness to their newly constructed house.

I love this because it is unique and you won't see it anywhere else. Maybe my client's will invite you for dinner!?!

I am in the process of choosing paint colors for their breakfast room and a new ceiling fixture.  I am thinking something like this will look fab with the above table and chairs:

This six light bamboo tower chandelier comes in a variety of colors. Check it out at www.shadesoflight.com

And this color is a perfect shade of green.  Hence the name:

Breakfast Room Green Number 81 by Farrow and Ball

An easy, breezy green that is a fabulous find!  www.farrow-ball.com

Sometimes it is the “everyday moments” that kick off an idea which shape your world…Take the time to notice where today may lead you. 


who rocks the house? you do! (you just may not know it)

My inspiration for this post is the original Studio 54 nightclub which was hot and happening from 1977-1981.  The club was operated by the publicly visible Steve Rubell and his invisible creative partner, Ian Schrager.  What does this have to do with a Fun and Fabulous Finds posting?  Stay with me…

Rubell became widely known for his door policy, mixing ordinary people with glamorous celebrities and he would “cast a play” when selecting the perfect mix of people to enter the club each night.

Can you see me in the photo? Well, I am only there in my mind standing next to Andy Warhol..but it looks like fun and a girl can pretend!

So, rockin’ readers… Steve Rubell’s philosophy is exactly what you need to do with your style choices!  Select the perfect “mix” of pieces to reflect YOUR fashion and decor statement.

The following little gemstones of Fun and Fabulous Finds are currently inspiring my world.  Let’s see if they shimmy and shake yours as well.

Here is what I want to wear this Spring to channel the Studio 54 days:

Put these navy sequined shorts on and go have a little fun in the sun. Sequined silk-chiffon shorts by Adam

Here is what I want to sit in while reflecting on the styles of the late 1970’s and early 80’s while wearing the above shorts:

I would spin this chair round and round while wearing my sparkly fashion finds...Roche Bobois swivel armchair in Ungaro fabric

And I would carry this purse (circa 1980’s) with me in above chair while wearing sassy shorts:

I actually have this bag from when I was in high school in the 1980's. I will let you borrow it...

And to finish off the look let’s kick it old school:

oh yeah, baby! Vintage Ray Bans...

So, who rocks your house? The answer to this question should be YOU!  Let’s keep the countdown to 4/25 rolling….Until next time!


Counting down the days until 4/25

Well, this is a lot of pressure!  I mean tick tock tick tock…I need to stop watching the clock…

So, let’s celebrate the count down to 4/25 by featuring some daily Fun and Fabulous Finds that inspire your creativity and make your heart sing.  (In the words of David Cassidy…C’mon Get Happy!)

This is one of my favorite things:

The most fabulous flower of all time-the peony

Which makes me love this room:

Yummy contrast between the dark wood floors that have a bit of a rustic vibe and the soft pale pink color on the walls

Which inspires me to try this:

Tufted barely-there pink silk padded wall adds interest and whimsy to a room, where you want to wear comfy clothes and relax

Which makes me want to wear this:

I would wear this, but not be posing like this! Let's keep going....

Which makes me want to be here:

Lounging away at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool circa 1977

Fly away with me and think about what inspires you…c’mon get happy! I would love to hear your thoughts.