Weekend decorating...VANITY CANDY

My week has been incredibly hectic. Work, events, friends, emails, etc. I can't complain, God has blessed me with a full life but sometimes I think to myself I must take a minute and breathe and take it all in. In order to live in the "now", I have to remember to take some time for me.  One of my favorite moments of the day is getting ready, it's truly where I get to focus totally on myself and reflect on things. 
So, I have realized that I must create the ultimate vanity area...
and I should make sure to decorate it with beautiful and happy things. So inspired by well curated vanity areas. Perfume bottles, candles, jewelry boxes, pretty dishes, flowers, baubles, artwork etc.

What do you like to decorate your primping area with???


Weekend Decorating: DIY decorating secrets for your beauty!

The weekend is already here again...
and I have several exciting things in store. My sister and best friend is coming in town and I get to show her the beauty of my new city. Speaking of beauty, getting all dolled up is part of the weekend fun.
So, with that in mind, I want to make sure all my things are beautifully displayed for us. 
On my dresser are pretty trays and bowls that hold my products, they make everything look so glam.
I just love this idea for nail polishes. I love to keep mine out on display because of the pretty colors. 
Always add candles and flowers for more feminine pleasure.
all images via here.

Bliss in the kitch' {bright white and modern}

Please accept my apologies for...

the lack of posts over the weekend...I was a little distracted during the holiday festivites. 
It was perfect weather and beach/pool time in the Hamptons. Blown away by the fact that it happened in October, so very California-like and I loved everything about it. 
What was the most incredible part?
The home that I stayed in, it was enormous, modern, all glass windows and bright white with pops of pretty colors. So, today I am just jonesin' on bright white and modern spaces. 

Weekend bliss, birthday fun + BIG NEWS

So last weekend was another celebration for my birthday. I had to have an LA celebration in addition to Miami, right? It was also a small kick off party for our fabulous new crew and LA Woman website. This dinner had some of the most stylish girls in the city of Los Angeles. How blessed I am to have been able to celebrate with fabulous friends. I got some of the most amazing gifts (notice the beautiful kate spade box in my lap? loves.)
 I just love girlfriend get togethers.

Suzanne my beautiful adopted big sis + founder of LA Woman hosted the most amazing dinner, she made an incredible pasta and the cake was absolutely to die for!
Here she is working her magic little hands.
Here is the rest of the fabulous crew... and be sure to check out their blogs too!
top left to right:
 Christine Kirk the luxury PR gal
 Crystal Gentilello Editor in Chief of Rue Magazine
 Nancy Pak the korean yenta
Nina Petronzio interior designer + owner of Plush Home
bottom left to right:
Bri Emery Design Love Fest
 Jaime Rummerfield the beautiful blonde half of Woodson + Rummerfield
me, Ashlina, La Decorista (as my mom likes to say)
and Catherine Sheppard Stylist + owner of The Life Styled

With all of these fabulous women taking over the world one business at a time, you could imagine how fun a girls get together would be, no?
So now for the big + exciting news...
The soiree was also a bit of a farewell party as I have packed up my things and am heading off to NYC next week! I am so thrilled to be making to be taking over to New York. It's something I have wanted to do forever. I have several projects in the works in Manhattan and I am ready to get those moving forward. So many exciting things happening.
I will keep you all posted on everything that happens of course. 
And don't worry, I'll be back in Los Angeles before you know it! 

*images via crystal G.

The Decorista tip of the day...add stripes for a quick pick-me-up!

This weekend in LA was the gloomiest of the season so far. 
I haven't spent that much time indoors in a while. It got me thinking...
While the weather starts to get gloomier, my bar area needed a little pick-me-up.
So I painted some stripes to perk myself up.
It totally worked and now I am in love.

(as always, please forgive my poor photography skills...one day!)

inspired by San Francisco! decorating with white and cream

The mix of bright whites and soft, dreamy creams is really well executed here.
Something about these living rooms just screams cozy + elegant living. 

Today I am in San Francisco...enjoying the beautiful weather and the sunny skies.
I love being in this city, something about the crispness in the air just gets me going...
makes me want to decorate in whites and creams. ooh la la.

beds i'm craving...

This Sunday is absolutely gorgeous outside yet all I am longing for are those days where the rain pours, candles are lit and black and white movies are on the screen. Those kind of mornings where you sleep in late and in bed you luxuriate endlessly, holding your mug of coffee and magazines.
These are the beds I am dying to repeat this tradition with...I am just smitten with the look.


My street style + my weekend DIY makeover

What I have been loving this weekend...
I won't take off my new white blazer from UrbanOutiftters.
The huge shoulders + fitted back had me at Hello!
It goes with every single outfit and works for every single occassion, church, shopping, brunches, dinners, etc. It's perfection.

I took a old little stool, repainted it glossy white and threw on some blue + white  
Chiang Mai fabric.
Um, total swoon, it's my new favorite little piece! I think I am in love.

Super successful 'white' weekend I'd say! 
I find this bedroom to be very cute. 
I am loving the pink suzani look right now, I searched for one all weekend
Oh and these green curtains, love!
I hope all of you beautiful friends of mine are having a fabulous weekend!
Your love + support throughout my days means so much to me, I am so blessed by all of you!!!!!
So, please remember to enter to win our giveaway...
I am so excited to be giving away something fun.
I mean, who doesn't want an extra pair of pillows, right?