Monday, April 30, 2012

Pantone Adds New Colors!!

Color is integral to every project. The more colors I have to choose from, the easier it is to get the exact look so it is very exciting to hear Pantone the authority on color used in the graphics, design and fashion industries has just added an additional 336 colors...making a total of 1,667 colors to choose from!

Click below...

New Pantone Colors and How They Are Made!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gift Registries Make It Easy!!!

You have just set the date for your wedding and are so excited to start your new life.  A wonderful tool in helping your guests for your showers and wedding gifts is getting registered at a retailer who has a wedding program.  
Most major retailers have a wedding registry program and it usually comes with some great benefits for the engaged couple as well.  It is an excellent way for you to get exactly what you want, to add or delete items, to gather the gift givers information for thank you notes and in the end save you time with not having to return duplicate or unneeded items.  Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn are two very popular destinations for young couples to register with and everyone loves a gift card so you can always consider that as well.  They have many items that can be monogrammed  with your new married initials which is always exciting.
Celebrating a big birthday, baby shower, bridal shower or any other gift giving celebration ...register and make it easy for everyone!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Meet Kate Somerville!!

Today I had the opportunity to meet Kate Somerville who's skin care line I just love.  Kate is the founder of the renowned Skin Health Experts Clinic in West Hollywood and author of Complexion Perfection and her skin care line which Neiman Marcus carries is in my opinion one of the best on the market!

Kate cares deeply about her clients and is wholeheartedly committed to improving their complexions. Thus, it comes as no surprise that her line of Clinic-developed and tested products produce remarkable real-world results.  Kate was telling me about writing her book and in 10 weeks transforming clients skin in a most remarkable way. 

But that’s not the only reason that the most photographed faces in Hollywood trust their skin to Kate. It’s also because Kate Somerville products are:
  • Made using the highest quality ingredients on the market with proven efficacy
  • Clinically tested and proven in the elite Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts Clinic
  • Formulated with a unique blend of scientifically advanced actives, nourishing botanical & natural fruit enzymes
  • Prestigious award winners, such as Allure’s “Best Of Beauty,”
  • Never tested on animals
  • Made in the USA
Kate's newest product is DermalQuench Liquid Lift which is an advanced wrinkle treatment you can do right at home.  This fantastic product produces both immediate and long-term results....and the key word here is results.  How many times have we all purchased products the never deliver whatever their claims are?  With these products you won't find that.  This product combats signs of aging wrinkles, sagging skin and uneven skin tone, resulting in a complexion that appears younger, more hydrated and healthier.
Kate is going to be at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend in Plano, Texas this Friday, April 27th and will be doing classes at 11 am and 2 pm. Please phone Gina at NM and come and meet this amazing entrepreneurial woman!!!  Her product line is called Kate Somerville.
Gina Canobbio
Ext. 1333

Go to Kate's website and see her product line!


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Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring is in the Air!!

Spring is the time of year that always makes people eager to freshen up the house and change things up a bit. From a new, decorative paint color to a pretty wall covering there really is no shortage of chic ways to energize your rooms. Teal or turquoise is a trend in both fashion and home. I like the way it plays well with neutrals so it is easy to incorporate into almost any room. A gorgeous color is Benjamin Moore's Teal Ocean.
Look for pillows, tabletop, lamps , tiles and furniture with this shade and enjoy it's calming qualities!

Just got an know all that dark wrought iron accessories you may have around the house to Michael's and get yourself a spray can of this color and start updating your look! This is where I get in trouble...I start to spray wicker, pots etc...just about anything I can get my hands on. So go have fun!!

Pottery Barn just got in some gorgeous turquoise dishes and other table top items you might like to check out.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vintage Weddings!!

Vintage clothing has been in for awhile now but with the popularity of amc's Mad Men the hour glass figure and retro is back in a big way!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

DIFFA'S Annual Dining by Design Event NYC

DIFFA'S famous fundraiser was recently held at the Architectural Digest Home and Design Show. As you can see by these photographs it was a feast for the eyes and no detail was missed. From Ralph Lauren, Kravet and other top designers the show was a major success. This event held in NYC is their signature event but other major cities hold their own as well. DIFFA is Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and their recent fundraiser here in Dallas two weeks ago was as always, a sellout!!

Prada does Baroque

Found these sunglasses and just had to share...both are from Prada's Baroque Collection.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stella & Dot....Chic and Affordable!!

Okay Ladies...I just had to pass this on to you as I love this line of jewelry for it's design as well as it's price point.
If you would like to have a trunk show at your home with girlfriends please contact my friend Beverly Lueckemeyer at 214-762-2192. The celebs are wearing it and so should you! If you are entrepreneurial inclined then this is an awesome opportunity for you as well.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Going Coastal for your Pinterest Party!!

Okay for your coastal themed Pinterest Party (see the blog entry before this one!) head to Pottery Barn Dallas Galleria to help with your creations. Today colleague Christopher Potts and I did this Tablescapes on behalf of Pottery Barn at the Dallas Theater Guild Spring Luncheon held at the Aldredge House on Swiss Avenue.
Pottery Barn is where you can get your supplies for the Pinterest Party!!

Pinterest Addicts Read ON....

Coastal Theme Pinterest Party!!

7:00 pm Mingle with Pinners, Sample Pintastic Gourmet food, and visit the Champagne Bar

7:20 pm Welcome and How to have a Pinteresting Evening

7:45 pm Beauty from Beach to Bash…Hair and Makeup Demos

8:05 pm Breakout Session I: Pin It, Make It, Take It

8:25 pm Breakout Session II: Pin It, Make It, Take It

8:45 pm Pintermission

9:00 pm Breakout Session III: Pin It, Make It, Take It

9:20 pm Fashion Show and Door Prize Giveaways!

10:00 pm All good things must come to an end!

Do you find your self “pinning” for hours on end, getting more inspired to take on that next project, craft, recipe, or room decoration? Are you ready to take your inspiration to THE NEXT LEVEL and ACTUALLY DO the project you’ve so dreamed of accomplishing?

Join us on Thursday, April 12th from 7pm to 10pm at the Historic Heard-Craig Hall in downtown McKinney, Texas for an evening filled with crafts, fashion, food, spirits, and LOTS of fun! Bring your Mother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, or Friend and enjoy the fusion of technology and old-fashioned crafts to inspire and warm your heart.

Monday, April 9, 2012

How to Create Floral Arrangements!!

Okay let's plan a Ladies Night Out this Thursday and join me at Pottery Barn at the Dallas Galleria where I will be demonstrating how to create floral arrangements! This is going to be a fun evening as it is also Client Appreciation Night at the store and by attending the class you will get a 10% off coupon and learn how to get reward points towards your next purchase.
Pottery Barn has some beautiful botanicals and vases so it will be fun to design something for your self or as a gift. So mark your calendars for Thursday, April 12th at 7 pm at the Galleria. Bring girlfriends and make a fun evening out of it!
See you there! Please call and reserve a spot 972-788-1397.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

Have a happy, blessed Easter everyone!!

Good Question...What is the Right Finish??

After you have picked out your paint color you now need to choose the right finish. Sheen levels impact both the aesthetic and functional aspects of a room. They affect the amount of light reflected from the painted surface, hiding or highlighting imperfections and influencing the color.

A flat or matte finish provides excellent depth of color and is ideal for imperfect surfaces. Flat is also the preferred sheen for ceilings because of its non reflective qualities.

Eggshell sheen imparts a soft polished glow and provides an easy to clean surface that is perfect for high traffic areas.

A satin finish combines excellent durability with an understated sheen that is perfect for trim and walls where you don not desire the full sheen on a semi-gloss.

Semi-gloss is particularly durable and stand ups to repeated cleanings which is a must for moldings and trim. Its smooth sheen provides a beautiful frame to a matte or eggshell wall.

When in doubt check with your designer or painter to help you make these decisions.