Moving Things Around…

Two pieces of furniture arrived at my apartment this afternoon,   One is this large hutch.  It is antique pine and I am feeling very lucky to have had the good timing of a friend downsizing.  Even though I measured, until the movers put the top part on the base, I was holding my breath, waiting to confirm it would fit.  If not in my kitchen, I would have some serious furniture swapping out to do.  I needed help filling this up with pretty display pieces.  Fortunately, I was able to get Meg to come over to help and actually left her alone in my apartment for 2 hours while I had a client appointment.  When I was on the way back home, I called her and she said she had been busy.  Yikes.  I was a little scared.
I walked in and saw all my favorite pieces displayed so beautifully on my new hutch!!  She found stuff I had forgotten existed.  Knowing I love blue and white, she went to work putting it all together…

I love this piece because it has so much storage space, which I need so much.

This chest of drawers was my other pretty but a tad big for my space.  I also now have to move up my mirror a few inches since this piece is taller than the original chest I had there.  Meg put my frames, silver pieces, books and moved a lamp from my bedroom to make my new entryway very, very welcoming.

Lucky I have an abundance of these framed etchings here…moving my mirror up will make it possible to add one more on each side.  I am all about symmetry.

The last big change was moving my couch off the wall and putting this chest under my painting.  I am needing one more white Ikea chair to go on the left side.  It changes the whole room and looks amazing.

After moving everything around, I have some cleaning up to do when I get home tomorrow..I need to make room for Meg to come back and keep going.  I will have a whole new apartment when we are done!   

Thank you thank you thank you Meg!!!
I love everything!

Jules Reid in Coral Gables

Last night, I stopped by Jules Reid’s trunk show at Coco’s house.  As soon as I walked in, the explosion of color put a smile on my face.  So many pretty dresses, blouses and outfits all hanging neatly on racks.  She had some of her summer line at amazing prices and lots of new things..

This table of cuter than the next.

One of Coco’s picks…

Jules and her hostesses Coco and Amy.

Some of Jules’ Vintage Finds.some very eclectic pieces.
For my local friends, her show is still going on today…email me if you want to go.

From her is more of her collection.
Check it out…

The Big Wedding

The trailer was just released for The Big Wedding, coming out in April of 2013.  Packed with big stars, it looks so funny.  I have a list a mile long of movies I want to see that are in the theater right now or are about to come out.  My actual going-to-the-movies activity goes in waves.  I am in love with the theater in Coconut Grove that lets you pick your seats, no panicky race to get the aisle.  Dying to see Argo, hopefully this week!

Flashback to 1992…

Rewind 20 years almost to today and you will find me and BFF Denie propped up on a bus heading North to Atlanta.  Proud members of Gators for Bush, we were invited to attend the Vice Presidential debates at Georgia Tech and we couldn’t sign up fast enough.  We left in the afternoon and drove straight to the campus, you could not have imagined two more happy girls…
The event was so exciting and I remember having seriously the best time.  Clad in my favorite red Laura Ashley corduroy dress..we were all in red, white or blue-so patriotic.

After it was all over, we climbed back on the bus and endured the long drive home through the night back to Gainesville.  What an amazing experience, to be part of a little bit of history.

Fast forward to 2012 and I can’t wait for it all to be over.  Of all the amazing advancements technology has enriched our lives with, the media involvement with a Presidential campaign is my least favorite.  In 1992, you read the paper, listened to the radio, watched the news and talked to friends.  There were no blogs, websites, auto-dial campaign calls and in-your-face media adding their opinion and making you feel stupid for thinking a certain way.  I generally avoid political discussions these days since you are bound to encounter someone who wants to put you on the spot and justify why you believe the way you do.  No thanks.

I am looking forward to November 7th!

Agent Provocateur

Last week, I popped into Agent Provocateur’s new store in Merrick Park for a little soiree hosted by Lisa and Christina.  A bunch of our friends were there looking at the most amazing lingerie and doing a little shopping…

me and Amy
 The Hostesses

Jessica and Christina

Tina, Stephanie and me

One of the sales girls gave us a lesson on some of the accessories they sell..think 50 Shades..
Amy and Lisa
Super fun night!!
Photos by me and World Red Eye

Fall Shopping Part 1

I LOVE Fall and all the new clothes coming out. In Miami, where it is still in the low 90s, it requires a little patience to do this shopping, but nowadays, if you wait too long for the actual weather to change, everything good is GONE.  I have been shopping like crazy these last few weeks and can’t get enough of all the fun things for the cooler weather.  Here are my latest pics:
Banana Republic Faux Fur Vest $125
Gap Khaki Pants in bright orange $54.95
Lilly Pulitzer Cassie Elephant Dress $98

Alice + Olivia Petunia Bell-Sleeve Dress $330
Gap Supersoft Stripe Tee $22.95
BCBG Max Azaria Hannah Colorblock Dress $248
Moss Mills Fox Clutch Bag  $180
Tory Burch Kissing Fox Belt $150
Benetton Coat $235 (212) 223.6250 (could not find online)

Banana Republic Faux Leather Trim Dress $130
I love the leather trim on the neckline and side pockets.
I need to throw away all my old black turtlenecks that are faded and stock up on these. 
Gap Pure Oversize Turtleneck $58
Denim Boyshirt
I have seen denim shirts popping up everywhere..if you don’t already have one, they are seriously at every store.  Here is Madewell‘s version for $88
Part 2 of this post is in the works!