Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Artist of the Week: Dale Chihuly

Installations at the Colorado Springs Art Center

Magnificent. The intricate work of Dale Chihuly is breathtaking. He is known for his innovation in glass art, including the use of a team. Chihuly's pieces tend to have an organic feel and are marked by vibrant color. He has permanent installations across the globe, and holds temporary exhibitions in botanical gardens and various museums. Check out the link below to view more of Chihuly's amazing glass sculptures and to learn more about the artist.

domino: The Book of Decorating

It's Christmas morning at the Cooper-Almond abode. Paper and ribbon strewn everywhere. An air of pleasant surprise fills the room. I'm giddy, in anticipation of the arrival of my favorite (and cheapest) gift...a subscription to domino magazine - The Guide to Living with Style. January passes. With little patience, I can't wait and have to buy the February issue off the newsstand. It's amazing -- all about organization. Wink,wink to friends who have seen my desk situation. My February issue finally arrives in the mail. I read it as if new and tab my favorite items - again. Then I catch wind of HORRIBLE news. The March issue will be its last. Depressing. domino was by far my favorite magazine, it encompassed the things I love most - entertaining and decorating. Although I won't be receiving my years worth of goodness, I do still have access to domino: The Book of Decorating. The online previews make this book an easy sell - even top interior designers have this guide on their must read list.

Spring 2009 - Blooming Fashion Trends

While fashionistas are busy catching the Fall shows in NYC and partying at designer soirees, I'm bringing you my favorite Spring trends.

  • Nudes & Neutrals: You can never go wrong with these basics, but this season try them in a sky-high strappy heel flirty floaty blouse.

  • Slouchy Pants: Okay. I know what you're going to say. Let the MC Hammer pants die with the '90s. But, pair these pants with gladiator heels and a smart jacket or tank and you'll rule the runway -- or at least the sidewalk or grocery store aisle.

  • Bold Jewelry: From the chunky natural, enamel or baubled bracelets to the bejeweled collared necklaces, the must have jewelry this season is BIG & BOLD.

  • Pretty Florals: You'll see these beautifully refreshing prints on everything from shoes to skirts to bags.

  • White Denim: I promise I'm not trying to go I Love the '80s on you. But pair skinny white jeans with almost any of the items mentioned above, and you'll be instantly Spring chic!


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