Saturday, July 24, 2010

Butter London Seattle, WA. Airport

Imagine traveling for 12 hours strait, changing flights, dealing with long lay overs, the TSA and baggage claim. Imagine your tired achy feet. Now imagine waiting for your flight as you are pampered by a hand and foot massage with luxurious products with the most amazing scents you have ever encountered. Butter London offers manicures and pedicures using Natural and good for the earth products. The Salon is clean and done up in the most amazing way its a feast for the senses you can not miss.

Butter London  is a high fashion nail salon  located right in the airport terminal so you can get pampered while you wait. Genious!

If you are ever in seattle I highly recomend you make a  pit stop.

butter LONDON is famous for two things: Their airport nail salons and their stunning, non-toxic product line. "Our store is like no nail salon you could ever imagine, with huge black chandeliers, nail stations hand-made by carpenters, and privately commissioned wallpaper from a famous British company."

SeaTac Int'l Airport, Concourse C

Central Terminal
17801 International Blvd
Seatac, WA 98158

Mon - Thurs 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.


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Orange Blossom Boutique Coronado, CA.

Orange Blossoms Boutique
952 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118-2610

(619) 437-8399‎

Hours: 10am-6pm 7 days a week

While on Vacation in sunny San Diego's Coronado Island I had the opportunity to check out a few shops and came across this cute boutique. Orange Blossoms is located on the main walking street of Coronado Island. The boutique offers a selection of fashions for children, girls and women. I loved the whimsy of the decor used in the boutique. Other items for sale included lots of accessories, home goods, trendy novelties and some beauty products. The boutique also offers a wide selection of great gift ideas. I enjoyed the photography on display from local photagraphers as well. I highly recomend  this boutique if you are visiting coronado Island in the future.

"I love the girly atmosphere, so very California!" - ... "I Love this store!" - ... "I'm so addicted!" - ... "Orange Blossoms is the cutest little thing you ever will see" - ... "They are fun, colorful, trendy, chic and most of all comfortable" - ... "Worth a look" - ... "Best Georgia Fletcher pieces!" -

... I Love this store! Best Georgia Fletcher pieces! I'm so addicted! I love the girly atmosphere, so very California! A definite stop and Buy store! Do not Miss!!! ...

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Bird Themed Baby Shower

I recently planned a baby shower for a friend. She wanted to wait untill the baby was born to find out the sex so the typical blue or pink decorations were definatly not going to make an appearence. After consulting with her she chose cool colors. I went with a lemon yellow,  lime green and tourquoise blue because they are summery colors and can be used for both boy and girl colors. I wanted bright, happy and vibrant colors because they are fun and make more of an impact on the space.

A baby shower is about blessing the mother to be with all the little things she and the new baby are going to need once the bundle of joy enters the world.  Birds gather things to make their nests more comfortable for their baby birds this is the process of "nesting." So I thought it was appropriate to have a bird theme seeing as how she was nesting in her home making a space for the baby. Birds are very beautiful and it was not hard to find a plethera of inspiration. I also worked in a sub-theme with the polka dots which were echoed in the napkins, placemats, ribbons on the bird cage, the cupcake wrappers and the party favor bags. I browsed the web and the stores and came up with dozens of ideas that we didnt even use because to do so would have been way over  our budget and also a little over kill. What I did use filled the room with lots of beautiful details and made the shower extra special. The entire  budget  for the event including decorations, food, game supplies and party favors came to about $140.00

Party Favors

Nests were scattered through out the room full of Jordan almonds and other fun snacks such as these bird shaped crackers. The  father's name is Jordan. I felt this was a fun touch.

I coordinated with the caterer to create food  that coplemented the bird theme.  We offered a brunch menu which included marinated bacon, vegitable and potato scramble, fruit salad and quish.  We also Offered Iced Coffees and a punch made with pinapple sherbert, 7-up and orange juice. Below: Cupckakes with coconut
nests and blue berry "eggs" nested on top.

Bagels for the birds... Left nutella and pecans, Right Pumpkin,sunflower and poppy seeds grace the tope of a bagel with cream cheese spread.

If you live in the Portland and surrounding area and you are interested in booking me for your party planning needs please shoot me an email at

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Time to get catty

Fall will be here before you know it and I always like to get my shopping in early when the pre season sales hit the stores. The big fat vouge will be here soon ladies and I'm tellin you now that leopard will continue to be the must have print again this year. Keep it in the mix and make it new and fresh by pairning leapord accessories with  bright pops of primary and secondary color.  A Camel coat and a leopard print bag are a match made in heaven.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fashion Do's and Dont's

Do Contrast bright colors with a coordinating jacket
Bea  Seattle, Washington

Don't wear head to toe bright color
ooh the fur coat in July also a don't

Do give your dog a patriotic accessory for the 4th of July

Don't take your dog out in a humiliating diaper
Cute dog though!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What to pack on vacation

When going on vacation it is important to take with you the clothes you love. It doesn't matter if they are brand new, new to you or old favorites. The goal is for you to look your best while having the time of your life. I always pack a mixture of styles so I will be prepared for anything that may cross my path.  I may be going on a beach vacation and think all I will need is beach attire, but you may end up wanting to go hiking or horse back ridding when you get there so its always a good idea to pack a pair of jeans and tennis shoes. On my most recent trip  to San Diego we wanted to go to a fancy dinner. I had packed a cocktail dress and a sequin bag just incase.  I didnt have to feel out of place in one of the nations most beautiful and luxurious hotels.  It is also good to remember that if you dress nice when you travel you can sometimes get bumped up to first class.

I always pack an extra bag in case I go shopping on the trip which invariably always happens. I like  my Lesport Sac over nighter bag. It squishes nicley in between all my belongings on the way there taking up as little room as possible.  The best part, you dont have to worry about it loosing its shape.

I also like to pack a big beach bag so I can carry mags and towles to the beach. This neon leapard bag is from Forever 21.  Swim Suit Alean Simone, Sarong Old navy scarf its wide and long enough to cover you. For beach sandles its fun to rock an old  pair mettalic leather sandles. Its unexpected and more fashion forward than rubber flip flops.
Of course you will also want to pack an assortment of tops, crops, shorts and skirts or dresses for your day time activities. Here are four looks I took with me