Most Manhattan dwellers aren’t exactly known to live in large spaces, but a girl can dream. For those of you who do have spare rooms to decorate, your stately dream house isn’t complete without interior-designer objects of your desire and affection. From iconic furniture pieces in the lounging room to a beautiful, dramatic bathroom fixture, the following products will extravagantly enhance your interior space:
Eames Lounge Chair — Sitting Room
Engulf yourself in timeless, modern style while sitting in the classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman. The iconic Herman Miller leather furniture pieces are crafted with molded plywood and are luxuriously comfortable for reading “Atlas Shrugged” or taking a disco nap after a long day of work.
Hästens Vividus — Bedroom
Retreat to the Hästens Vividus hand-crafted masterpiece — a world-class bed designed for dreams of faraway places and optimal rest. Among floor-to-ceiling drapery and custom window treatments, Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring, and stately crystal lighting, the Hästens Vividus complements the epicurean space with its grandeur and comfort excellence.
The Brass Bateau — Bathroom
Adorn your master bathroom with the indulgent Catchpole & Rye brass bathtub that makes anyone feel like grand royalty. The 100 percent brass bathtub stands as more of a statuesque art piece with its breathtaking, hand-beaten finish and flawlessly polished look. Propped up against the tub, pamper yourself with a natural sea sponge, organic sugar scrub and REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil.
CAVICCHI Billiard Tables — Game Room
Entertain fabulous guests by drinking Scotch on the rocks and catching up on current events during a game of pool. For the pool aficionado, customize your billiard by hand-selecting details such as dimensions, pocket shapes and wooden features. Following a gourmet dinner, invite guests to play a round of pool. Not only can you impress your guests with your top-notch gaming skills but with your polished aesthetic taste as well.
Italian Etagère — Kitchen
Accent your kitchen space by installing a vintage Italian étagère for eye-catching vertical dimension. To mimic affluent designer Darryl Carter’s townhouse in D.C., install oyster-colored cabinetry and granite countertops as well as a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, describes ElleDecor.com. The antique étagère serves as your eatery focal point and can also aesthetically store dishware.
Holloways of Ludlow Lamp — Office
Illuminate the office study or your home library with the sensuous glow of a Bernard-Albin GRAS-designed industrial lamp. HGTV host, designer and stylist, Emily Henderson, adores the lighting feature for its cast-iron pedestal and oak table base. Turn the lamp onto your desk as you study maps for your next overseas adventure or while managing your finances.
Serene Collection — Poolside
Escape poolside on a Serene collection furniture piece by Henry Hall Designs — a high-end company that specializes in innovative and timeless outdoor products for relaxation and socializing. By accessorizing your pool and landscape with a Henry Hall day bed or lounge chairs with a coffee table, you’ll transform your backyard into a first-class oasis for tranquility and afternoon napping in the sunshine.
Superodinate Antler Pendant — Dining Room
Create a rustic and eclectic ambience in your dining room by making a statement with an antler chandelier installation. The Jason Miller-designed light fixture is described as nature made better and a collision between high-end contemporary design and hunting-lodge decor. Even more exciting, the ceramic antlers cast shadows onto the walls. Dim the lights and cozy up underneath antler lighting with a Moscow Mule in a copper mug and Interior Design Magazine.
I’ve long been a fan of Elizabeth Arden‘s luxurious cosmetics and rich heritage. Even as a child, I couldn’t resist trying on a lipstick or a blush when stopping by the Elizabeth Arden counter with my mom at the department store. Now, I turn to her products to fight the early signs of aging and look flawless with long-lasting lip and eye colors. I’m especially obsessed with the Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum because it leaves my skin absolutely glowing by restoring its much-needed moisture.
Hydrating your skin is not only important when it comes to the anti-aging process, it’s also incredibly important to restore moisture while traveling. I never thought to bring moisturizer in my carry-on before. But, after getting amazing travel beauty tips from Elizabeth Arden‘s Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo, there’s no way I’m heading to the airport again without a few Ceramide Capsules on hand. Be sure to check out the rest of Rebecca Restrepo‘s travel tips and top product picks for summer.
Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum delivers the right amount of hydration and ceramide benefits in an efficient way. Ceramides comprise 50% of the essential lipids found in the skin and are essential in maintaining defense against signs of aging. Since they’re individually packaged, these capsules are perfect for travel.
Elizabeth Arden’s NEW Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss offers high-shine along with increased moisture with Mango and Shea Butters with a light vanilla scent. The key ingredient, Maxi Lip, is clinically proven to increase lip volume by 40%! I love having multiple colors in my purse for quick touch ups throughout the day.
The legendary Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant was created by Elizabeth Arden herself in 1930 and the original formula still remains. This skincare classic is one of my favorite moisturizers because it absorbs so well into the skin. It can be used to treat dry skin, soothe sunburn, smooth cuticles, and even shape brows.
Beauty Travel Tips from Rebecca Restrepo, Global Makeup Artist at Elizabeth Arden:
- Skincare is even more important when traveling. I love multi-use products and ones that can be packed in a carry-on bag. The Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum delivers so much moisture. I apply mine mid-flight for extra hydration and also use as a makeup primer when traveling.
- Skin can get very dehydrated when flying, so Eight Hour Cream is essential! I apply to my lips before every flight and use it on my hands and elbows throughout flight. I like to warm up the product in the palms of my hands before applying to my skin, helping it activate and absorb quickly.
- Someone once told me that solids travel better than liquids, so now I never go anywhere without my Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup. It provides as much coverage as I need, without making a mess in my makeup bag.
- Before I land after a long flight, the perfect pick-me-up is a touch blush to brighten the cheeks, a swipe of brightening shadow to open the eye and a dab of rosy lip gloss. To achieve this fresh and well-rested look, Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar, Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Innocence, and Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink are my go-to products.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
With the temperatures rising, the rooftop bars opening, and the beaches beckoning, it’s about time I embarked on some much-needed summer shopping. So I’ve conveniently formed a wish list of fun fashions and accessories that I’m dying to add to my wardrobe. Apart from the Material Girl side of Summer 2013, there are so many warm weather activities in and around New York that I’ve made goals of completing by September. I can’t believe I’ve lived in New York for four years now and never been to Coney Island or Jones Beach. I’d also like to go to the Brooklyn Brewery and maybe even spend a long weekend on Fire Island, but I have to do some shopping first.
1. YOOX Dress Gallery Short Dress 2. Jack Rogers Marbella Mid-Height Espadrille 3. Deborah Lippmann The Mermaids Summer Nail Lacquer Collection 4. White Pineapple Bikini 5. Sun Bum Spf 50+ Sunscreen Lotion 6. Crocs Adrina Flats
Happy Birthday Stir! Match.com is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Stir Events, a program dedicated to taking online dating offline by offering a wide range of activities to Match members around the country ranging from large-scale happy hours at popular venues, to more intimate events like tequila tastings and DJ lessons. While some cater to more general interests such as after work drinks, others focus on specific activities where participants can find a potential match with a similar hobby or interest. In just one year, Match has hosted a total of 2,850 events and counting. Broken down, that’s 14 events each day, 75 events a week, and 320 events per month! Match has collaborated with over 1,200 venues and partners, including House of Blues, Banana Republic, Sur la Table, and Warrior Dash, along with local gems in each city. Events have been organized in over 80 cities across America including in Anchorage and Honolulu. To date, over 225,000 singles have attended a Stir event and they are only getting started.
In celebration of the Stir’s anniversary, Match.com is offering the opportunity for singles to create their own Stir event. To enter, visit Match.com’s What Stirs You? Contest Page now through Tuesday May 28th, telling them what you think would make for the perfect singles event. Entries will be judged based on quality, creativity, uniqueness, and geographical relevance. The selected winner will have their idea executed by the Match.com Stir Events team in their city, and will receive an invitation to attend the event along with ten of their singles friends – all at no charge. In addition, the winner will also receive a free six-month Match.com subscription which could come in handy for those socialites seeking summer love!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful Mother, Renee! Here we are on the beaches of her home country, Venezuela, enjoying some sunshine at our favorite beach club, Club Puerto Azul, back in 1987. I can’t get over how cute these photos are and how much I want to go back to Puerto Azul with my Mom and little sister. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there!
I really like this picture because I look like E.T.