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Tuesday
Aug282012

LITTLE MISS STELLA KEEPS ON SEWING! 

Stella McCartney adds one more check on the impressive list that is her ever evolving media presence.   This Fall, Stella becomes a cartoon character in the popular children's book series Little Miss / Mr. Men by Roger Hargreaves.    McCartney has a long history of incorporating artists and paintersSTELLA McCARTNEY - FASHION DESIGNER & LITTLE MISSin her actual collections, as well as runway staging design, and artwork for campaigns and show invites.   Hargreaves helped design the invite to her show back in 2006.  ( I saved mine!).    Hargreaves realizes Stella in his world of little round characters, as she helps a fellow classmate find her self confidence through her fashion designs!

To celebrate the partnership, Stella created a capsule collection of Little Miss items in her Stella McCartney Kids Collection.  LITTLE MISS STELLA - FASHION DESIGNERThe collection launched in the UK in August, and makes it state side this Fall.   Shoppers who spend $150.00 will receive the Little Miss book with their order!  The limited edition book is destined to be a collectible.

You should buy SM Kids collection for many reasons.   First and foremost - they are adorable.    Secondly, the collection is made from eco-friendly fabrics.   Lastly, Stella is the only fashion designer with the nerve to refuse the use of leather and animal products in her collections.   Considering all this, how can you not shop Stella!  Shop Stella McCartney kids now - click - Little Miss Stella to shop now.

 

Sunday
Jun032012

BE YOUR OWN DECORATOR - SUSANNA SALK

Susanna Salk returns to bookstores this Spring with her latest how to guide to decorating.   BE YOUR OWN DECORATOR published by Rizzoli is really the best interior design book you can buy this year.  The reason is Salk turns to her contacts in the Interior Design world and brings together looks from the biggest designers in the business.  With over 75 talented professionals showcasing rooms that feature their signature style, B.Y.O.D. has an endless supply of inspiration.  Design legends like Jamie Drake, David Kleinberg, Charlotte Moss, & Bunny Williams join recent interior design stars like Nate Berkus and Celerie Kemble in Susanna Salk's most comprehensive design book to date.

Susanna is seen regularly on the Today Show with her segments on design and decorating.  Her contributions to 1stdibs.com and iVillage.com are fun and informative.   AUTHOR & MEDIA CORRESPONDENT - SUSANNA SALKSalk is at her best when she gives straightforward solutions to design issues that everyone has at home.   That's why her latest book is an excellent gift for any recent graduates, newlyweds, or anyone moving into a new home.   Be Your Own Decorator by Susanna Salk should be on the short list for every licensed Real Estate Agent as a gift to any home buyer.   It was on my great  agent's list - I was so happy to receive BYOD from Stacey Matthews when I recently bought a home!  

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Monday
Apr232012

MR & MRS SMITH GO TO ITALY! 

The Boutique Hotel travel experts known as Mr & Mrs Smith say Ciao Italia with their latest guide.   The land of Tuscan dreams and Roman Empires is any vacationers ideal destination.  From the Northern hills of Turin to the Southern beaches of Capri, your dream vacation awaits you!   Mr & Mrs Smith know a thing or two about ideal destinations for romantic getaways.  The travel series aren't named after the Brad & Angelina film of the same name.  However, they do reference the age old practice of couples lookingBRAD & ANGELINA'S MR. & MRS. SMITH for a secret rendezvous checking into a hotel and signing the ledger "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"!    Having said that, you can bet all the hotels recommended in the guides are first class, intimate, and out of the ordinary when it comes to amenities and service.  One fashionable highlight is the Tuscan refuge of Castiglion del Bosco.. aka the Ferragamo Resort.  OVER 4,000 ACRES OF CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO With 23 luxurious rooms on over 4,500 acres - let's just say privacy is not an issue at this 5 star resort!  With the legacy of POOL WITH A VIEW - CASTIGLION DEL BOSCOluxury the Ferragamo name carries, you can be sure that the accommodations, the cuisine, and the service will be as exclusive as you can imagine.  A few days in Florence on the way to this amazing destination would be a dreamy holiday just on it's own, or as the beginning of a long journey around the country blessed by the Gods. 

It makes perfect sense that Mr. & Mrs. Smith were guests of honor at the recent re-launch of the Ferragamo Flagship boutique in NYC.   The 20,000 square foot SALVATORE FERRAGAMO FLAGSHIP - Rodeo Drive - Beveraly Hillspalazzo of luxury is the largest Ferragamo boutique in the world!   The Smiths signed copies of this latest guide book featuring Castiglion Del Bosco.   The latest runway collection from this house of Italian Fashion FERRAGAMO SPRING RUNWAY SANDALwas also on full display.   The colorful and creative designs had every man and woman thinking "tropical getaway".   One of the hottest accessories right on trend are the colorful and sexy sandals that were the star of the Spring 12 Ferragamo runway show in Milan!

With Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, & Sicily all in one Country - how does one choose where to begin?   Consult the experts of course! Let Mr & Mrs Smith help plan your next holiday.  Arrivederci!  

Like even more suggestions for your Italian Trips?  Read Jen's Review  - 100 things to do in Italy... you'll need an espresso and 10 for sure!

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