Spiced Tea & Autumn. “Mmmm.”

With the windmills of my mind on Autumn this week how cute are these mugs from Crate & Barrel, one of my Happiest Places On Earth? Paired with Halloween Hot Cocoa… … or make your own spiced tea ~ 2 cups orange flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang) 2 cups white sugar 1/4 cup instant tea powder 3/4 cup lemon-flavored instant tea powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, combine orange drink mix, sugar,… [Read More]

Weekend Update #3: The Bridal Shower

After the ‘design consultation’ at the villa, the trip to the church for our table setting dress rehearsal and a consult with the florist, this bride still had plenty of smiles left for her party! I gave my niece 3 gifts for her bridal shower. The big package first. A plate of my mom’s. Very 50’s. Very cute. Next was the medium package. I gave her a framed picture of my mom (Grandma Mac) and her that I took 21… [Read More]

The Perfect Summer Hostess Gift

This scent is so fresh and summery it reminds me of stepping off the plane at Kona on the Big Island and having a lei of plumerias placed around my neck with a pina colada in hand. I long for this treatment again. In the meantime, here is my replacment ~It is a limited edition collection from philosophy.The kit and 3-in-1 bath gel are only selling though Sephora from what I was told. ~ Shower Gel~ Body Lotion~ Lip Shine… [Read More]

“All Things Summer Give-Away” Week 2

The weather report is in for this week’s“All Things Summer Give-Away” Temperature’s rising and things are getting steamy this summer!It’s time for you to create your own high pressure system with…The Bombshell Manual of Style. It’s a fun hard cover read by Laren Stover with flirty and chic illustrations by Ruben Toledo of how to live the bombshell life from fashion to making an entrance complete with insights on famous bombshells like Liz, Jayne and Marilyn. And where would a… [Read More]

Thank you Jillian, Inc.!

I was very fortunate recently to win an unbelievably fabulous and most generous give-away from Jillian, Inc. She hosted an entire week of out-of-this-world goodies! I’ve been a follower of her blog since I began blogging. She is witty and clever and always a fun read. Her tag line is ‘Life. Laundry. Lipgloss.’Don’t you love that? I won 3 gift certificates! $50 to Target – $50 to J. Crew and $10 to Starbucks. The day Jillian’s envelope came in the… [Read More]

23 Days And Counting…

It’s time to think about what I’d like for my Birthday next month. Fantasizing that my budget is unlimited is the best part. Don’t we all love to do this? If Mr. Pink Martini ever read my blog he would find many ideas to surprise me with and since gift buying is not a particularly strong suit of his I have made it very easy for him. Key: * = Easily Obtainable. No brainer. ** = The ‘wow’ factor would… [Read More]

High Tech Wrappings.

Off to a bridal shower this weekend! Wonder what could be inside….. I do like to give wrappings an unexpected stir! “Stir It Up” – Bob Marley

Rolling Along Towards Summer.

“To pack or not to pack? That is the question.”For your mid-summer’s night get-away.$19.99Amazon-upon-Avon 🙂 A Little Black Dress of jewelry rolls.Classic and understated.$12.97 I want this…..Sequin Starfish Cuff $198 …to go in this…..…or this. Can either say “summer” more?Both Vera. $35 & $48, respectively. “I’ll be right there!” One last peek in the mirror. Gorgeous.$39 “Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it!”A fully loaded jewelry case given to you for your crossing on the QE2 for… [Read More]

“One Lump Or Two?”

High tea.Those two simple words evoke visions of crisp white linens, a bud vase with a single perfect bloom, gleaming silver, the aroma of warm, sweet cream scones accompanied by a pool of ruby hued preserves and fluffy clouds of Devonshire cream.Oh yes, and tea. When the little bundle of joy has arrived.An invitation to a “Sip & See Party”. For those of us who prefer to take tea whilst we oogle.“Thank you, you have been such a lovely hostess…. [Read More]