Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday's Travel

Cobalt Seas and Romantic Shorelines....GREECE
κοβάλτιο θάλασσες και ακτές ρομαντικό

As I prepare to pack my bags for a spontaneous summer trip to GREECE, I can’t help but daydream about the crystal blue seas and crisp white buildings that line the shore.                                        AHHHH Greece here I come.... BUT first I thought it might be wise to read up on the fascinating accent medieval destination, so that I am fully prepared with my list of must see historical sites, lounging spots and places to eat. Oh and maybe a little shopping....

To start my list I pulled out the June 2009 issue of Elle Décor from my archives and found an amazing article Elle Décor Goes to Athens…. I will be sure to follow their lead and hit up the Monastiraki Flea Market and check out some of their “what to see” spots. 

The Parliament in Athens, from Elle Decor

The Acropolis in Athens, from Elle Decor

One can only pray that they stumble across an antique shop that has some furnishings from one of my favorite designers T H Robsjohn Gibbings. Wish me luck on finding some 1940's Reconstructed Classical Greek Furnishings by Gibbings....

I will and MUST stop in the GRACE Hotel in Santorini for a drink to check out their "out of this world" seascape views and bespoke interiors. YES PLEASE to this well tailored space….

Just a little from

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chic Kitchen

I was reminded by WEST ELM's last chance ad today, just how amazing their Finn Chandelier worked in my client’s chic San Francisco kitchen.  

I just L-O-V-E the three level pendant look over the island! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Rainy Day

The RAIN is finally here….it is time to pull out your rain gear fits and sit cozy next to a warm fire with a fresh mint tea…..

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just Around the Corner...

A girlfriend and I met up the other night and enjoyed a fine glass of wine in the cozy yet sophisticated Rosewood Hotel bar. Who knew that behind the ranch style architecture there would be an interior space with such a modern take.  Both being interior design junkies we walked around the space admiring every little detail.

A trip to the Rosewood is best in the evening, when you can catch the romantic hill top sunset with a glass of vino in hand while lounging in the library bar with the warmth of the fireplace.

Good thing Palo Alto is just around the corner....

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Artistry Travels

To start off, back in May I made a weekend journey to Frankfurt Germany to attend the marriage of a traditional Turkish guy and a simple German girl. As if being invited to attend a wedding with such cultural traditions and a guest list of over six hundred people was not enough to make a girl jump at the opportunity, the bride asked me to do her make-up for her big day, with honor I agreed.  Although I have cases upon cases of make-up goodies from my M.A.C. artistry days; I knew that with the simple beauty of this bride I would pack light for my short stay.....

My friends!
A few weeks before the big day, the bride and I spoke about her look for her new husband and many guests whom would be traveling from all over the eastern world including small villages in Turkey. With the brides desire to appear natural with a touch of glamour, we used Heidi Klum as our inspiration face.

Upon arriving to Frankfurt the wedding festivities had already begun, so I quickly got myself ready and off to Frankfurt City Hall were the couples intimate exchange of there vows took place. Unfortunately due to my plane delay I missed the vows, but not to worry, I was there in plenty of time to recoup from my jet lag before the big wedding party day.

Frankfurt Germany
The last single night....
The morning of the wedding party, I decided to be a brave American and immerse myself into the European culture and take the Metro across town to the bride’s residence right outside of Frankfurt. Being that I had been to Frankfurt before, I used my memory of the historical elements and the Framers Market to help me remember the way to the bride.  Once I arrived, we shared stories of how our friendship started back in the States, drank champagne and turned up the tunes to set the appropriate wedding atmosphere.

The Make-Up!
With a calm and naturally beautiful bride on my hands, being the make-up artist was not a job, rather a special time that I shared with my close friends on the day of there unique union of love. Once I made sure that all of the bride’s natural features were highlighted and every eye lash was in place, I got myself to the wedding site where over six hundred of us anxiously gathered awaiting the beat of the drums to let us know the wedding celebration had begun. Although I do not speak German or Turkish, I know all the chatter was about how beautiful the bride was......

The beat of the drums.....

The Bride and Groom