Stop, Drop and Roll With It

As the New Year approaches, I think we should all adopt my Stop, Drop and Roll With It mantra for 2014.  This applies, to everything from Read the rest of this entry »


Malibu Love

My latest fun and fabulous finds from fun and fabulous Malibu… Read the rest of this entry »


Hey Now, You’re A Rock Star

Everybody has a bit of the rock star vibe to them. Read the rest of this entry »


I left my heart in SF (Part 1)

Let me tell you a little secret… Read the rest of this entry »


I love L.A. (Dining)

Shh….Here are a few of my fun and fabulous tips for dining in Los Angeles at some local hotspots.  Let’s start with my absolute favorite place for afternoon cocktails…. Read the rest of this entry »


A design diva named Diane

Along with wanting to be Gloria’s friend, I am currently obsessed with Read the rest of this entry »


Sneak a peek behind the scenes…

I will always remember May 22, 2012 as a fun and fabulous day!  This is because I had the best time and experience filming a video series for….

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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.                      


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.

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!