Present in Montecito – Day 2

The weather is perfection!  Blue skies and not a cloud in sight.  The perfect day for brunch on the terrace at the Coral Casino Club with a view of the ocean. The quality of this Roman Holiday-esque top by Tibi is divine. I wish Tibi made sheets using the same fabric as this blouse. 1.

Present in Montecito – Day 1

Happy Memorial Day! After an exceptionally busy six months, my husband and I have GRATEFULLY checked in to the heavenly Four Seasons in Montecito for some much needed R & R.  Ahhhhhhhhhh. On the docket tonight: dinner at Jane Restaurant in Montecito, where our friend’s (and our favorite!) beer, M Special is on tap every night.

Feminine Denim

Everything about this outfit makes me feel feminine and youthful (without being too sweet.) The playful fluttersleeve chambray top with delicate embroidery around the smocked neckline, the waist-defining A-line skirt complete with a sexy slit in the front and the midi-length…it’s cheerfully chic attire in practical, durable denim. Femininity that’s built to last – without

Not Your Ma’s Prairie

Laura Ingalls is all grown up and has moved off the prairie.  For good. Like so many dresses by Ulla Johnson, this dress has country charm with urban tailoring and a unique, worldly flavor. These dresses – reminiscent of the prairie-style dresses many of us wore as girls in the 80’s – are comfortable, flattering

Proportion Play

In fine art, distorting the scale and proportions of everyday objects sheds new light on the pedestrian and mundane, and is often the quality that gives a work of art distinction and staying power.  There’s no denying the ah-ha moment – whether subtle or overt – of seeing beauty in something we see and ignore day