Category Archives: Personal

Behind the Scenes of a Tucson Lifestyle Photo Shoot

Being part of a Photo shoot is very exciting!   And being the Stylist for a Tucson Lifestyle Photo shoot is even more exhilarating!!  March 2016 Issue was just that.  There is so much prep work that is involved prior to the big day I thought I would fill you in on a little of the…
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White Out

Wearing white is so sexy, fresh, and fashionable.  It is timeless. Helmut Lang  Knit Sleeveless Tank, Daniel Cremieux  Shorts, Vince Camuto Gunmetal Caged Booties  I remember watching Love Story at least 30 years ago and seeing Ali Macgraw wearing a white tee and white shorts.  That visual never left me.  And to this day everytime…
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Where is Jodi today? The Makeover of the Year Winner 2015

It has been 6 months since the MakeOver of the Year Winner Jodi Netzer and I were together. Before After To recap Jodi entered a Ten Outfits raffle in January and  won a $2500.00 Makeover which went like this: It was an amazing transformation, and I wanted to see how she was doing currently.  We…
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Where the Wild Things are

Point Lobos! Located on the Monterey Peninsula heading towards Big Sur on Highway 1. One of the most beautiful parks in the world!  Trails are breathtaking of rugged coast and what you see when you look down off a jagged cliff! What you see on the horizon- What you see in the deep thicket of…
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Inspiration from the Lush Life in Carmel

Beautiful flowers, gardens, landscapes, cacti, succulents, ect  all take my breath away everytime I visit Carmel.  I get  inspired when I see all this and it  always motivates me to dress better with my wardrobe, improve my own home and garden  and "lush" up my life! Fleur Dress by Zara, Burgundy Fringe Necklace by Eddie Borgo During my last trip to…
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Its a Dogs Day Everyday in Carmel!

Carmel by the Sea, California is truly a special place.137  It is a cottage town that I would define charming, sophisticated, rustic, artistic, lush, wealthy, friendly, and lets not forget the Spectacular  Sea!191 I have been visiting Carmel since I was a little girl, having lived in the Bay Area the visit was only an hour and a half away.   We would always bring our dogs on the visit because then and now Carmel is the most dog friendly city in the Nation. 216 Dogs are everywhere!  I am a dog lover so to be surrounded by dogs in shops, on sidewalks, seated with their owners at cafes and to see them run and play on the beach brings me so much joy and happiness.  The freedom they have is something I envy and desire. Watching them play, and run moves me into playmode too!  I don't think I am alone with this feeling.195 215 Below are highlights of a Dog's World in Carmel by the Sea!!!!! The Ocean/Beach 340 248 242 217 251 235 058 227 065 208 203 241 244 033 Dogs Life in The Town Dogs are greeted everywhere, and they seem to all be well behaved.  I have never seen a dog fight or bad behavior in all my visits to Carmel 153Transportation needed! 136 This is the most elegant dog.  I call this dog the Deco Dog!  A graceful giant that stays with her owner everyday at her Art Gallery. 298 303 A regal Irish Setter enjoying his days with his owner at Fourtanes Jewelry Store. 309 I enjoyed browsing and had my eye on a $55,000 ring!  On a side note I will never be a hand model! I am okay with that.IMG_3431 Hello Fluffy! 288 Lloyds Shoe Store has been around since I was 8 years old! Wow I couldn't believe it was still here on Ocean Avenue. Of course I walked in!!! SHOES!!!! 282 Time for a Trim 179 I see both of you!!  Taken at Carmel Mission 409 This is the owner's dog of Gallery Plein Aire.  He is smiling in case you wondered. 316   317 The owner Cyndra Bradford is an extremely talented artist and on my last visit to Carmel I purchased one of her paintings.  This beautiful oil is so rich and I love that blue eye!  Cyndra took in the horse from neglect and brought him back to life. 004 I wanted to visit her Gallery again and say hi.  I was fortunate to watch her start a painting and in 2 hours see her progress.  So impressed and envious of her talents! 319 326 I feel that joy again  just sharing these pictures and a little taste of Carmel. Stay tuned for next post on  the Lush Life Carmel has to offer!

Spinning is good for you!

I love to Spin! I don't mean on the tea cups in Disneyland, or twirling on the dance floor or that feeling before you lose your cookies. I am talking about spinning on a stationary bike with resistance simulating riding a bike outdoors.  The perks : You can't get run over by a car, you won't get…
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Fringe Attack for Spring

The Fringe Trend started in the Fall 2014, and continues to dominate the runway for Spring 2015 and I forecast it will stay for Fall 2015. Lanvin I  give  the Fringe Trend two thumbs up as long as it still holds a Sophisticated look and remains Stylish, not country, cowgirl or costumy. Sonya Rykiel Fringe adds…
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Part 7 Make Over of the Year: Dillard's Shopping Spree

The fun continues as I take Jodi to Dillard's Tucson Mall for the remainder of her $250.00 Shopping Spree provided by Dillard's.  Cheryl Prendergast is awaiting our arrival as we need to fill in the holes of Jodis wardrobe and make sure she goes home with a Black Jacket. Cheryl is the wonderful, talented, professional…
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Part 6 Make Over of the Year: The Facial and Makeup Lesson

The Makeover of the year with the winner Jodi Netzer  is more than I could of ever imagined!!!  Everyone involved is absolutely 100% on board and I couldn't be happier.  Jodi and I now are headed to Blue Mercury which generously donated a facial and makeover for the promotion.  Blue Mercury is a boutique Beauty…
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Palm Springs- The Parker WOW!!!!

Quick trip and so much to digest so to speak.  I haven't visited Palm Springs in 15 years and I forgot how much I loved it.  Let me rephrase that I think I love it more than when I first visited.  My appreciation for Mid Century Modern Architecture and Interiors has increased triple fold since…
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Master Class: Fall Layering Techniques

Tips on Master Layering 1.  Limit your Layers, 3 is best J Crew Sleeveless Ruffle Top, J Crew Leopard Cardigan, Antonio Melani Gray Cashmere Cardigan Sweater, Zara Cigarette Jeans, Stuart Weitzman Black Pumps 2.  Know your Body Type:  Are you an Apple, Pear, Ruler, Inverted Triangle or Hourglass.  Understanding your body type helps with the…
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Turkey Dinner Tips, Leftovers and Dancing thru the process!

So many of my friends and acquaintances are frustrated this time of year because  when it comes to the Turkey Dinner they can't do GRAVY or STUFFING!!  I hear this all the time and I say : "But it is so easy"!  So this year I decided to unravel the mystery of these basics so…
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Vegas: Part 2 – Ten things that bug me about it.

Last week I embellished on all that I enjoyed about Vegas and this week I am flipping it to the not so loving it about Vegas. On a positive side  I do want to go back and see and do more there but in 72 hours which was the extent of my visit you can't…
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