Saturday, 29 November 2014

I'm not a hipster; I have a job.

Having a job has its perks. Mine can include a little bit of travel. Whenever I get booked at a Westin, I get excited. Nevermind that once I shamelessly name-dropped my husband to get a room upgrade to a junior suite at a Hilton. What's with me and Westin? I like the Westin smell; I mean I really like it. It's permeated all over, not just in their hotel amenities. When I walk into a Westin room, the first thing I do is breathe in the scent, and then go huff the linens. Their signature scent White Tea:
It's an incredibly soothing calm fragrance. Excuse me while I go hyperventilate into a leaf-shaped bar of soap.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Morning Madness

Need coffee: 
Vintage 70's spoon and gold foil dragon mug dresses up my cup of Joe. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Glimmer of a galaxy far far away

Labradorite gemstone has really caught my fancy lately with its' iridescence ever since I won a pair of earrings that gave me a brief introduction to them. Corporate classy yet subtly pretty"a good quality labradorite cabochon suitable for beading usually sells for between $3 and $6 per carat."

I had originally won 3 necklaces made in faceted rondelle silver thunder polished glass beads, but the designer was kind enough to custom make me 1 necklace substituting in 100 labradorite cabochons instead. The final result is gorgeously chic with grey velvet ribbon ties. 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Delayed reaction

When in doubt, there's a drought. When it rains, it pours. Sometimes I get informed about a winning long past the closing date when I'd practically forgotten about entering the contest. Caught me by surprise when they sent me an email saying I won
$35.93 18k gold plated buttercup flower long stem earrings

Monday, 10 November 2014

Serene in its fragility

This product photograph is surreal!
$115 cream white organic bamboo thread shawl eco-handknitted in Israel. A wedding blog generously gave away the ethereal item after using it in their photoshoot.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Captain Planet would be pleased

Here's a diy re-purposing project that was super easy to accomplish and turned out particularly well:
Sailor knot headband step-by-step instructions I used. The web is plastered with tutorials for various forms of knotted headbands. I recommend it if it speaks to your style; give it a try! Minimal materials that can be readily found around the home + minimal effort! This is a fantastic introduction to re-purposing for those that are diy novices. Recycle, reuse, re-purpose!