This & That: No. 95

Feb 11, 2014

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Oodles of home decor inspiration, a website for entrepreneurs and I couldn’t resist sharing more stripes for spring.


~Chilewich RayTray

If you’ve been a viewer of Giada at Home on Food Network, you might have noticed a three tiered white tray on the back counter. While the styles have changed from season to season, there was one in particular that I’ve always loved, and finally I found it. Named the RayTray, it is available in white, as well as green and while an investment, it’s an item that looks as stylish as it is functional.

~Donna Karan Lenox Salad/Pasta bowl

And speaking of streamlined, yet beautiful design, Donna Karan’s home collection offers dishes and decor that are beautiful without the excess. Her white pasta/salad bowl ($68), would add to any tabletop for your next dinner party.

~HD Buttercup Derby Wine Goblet (on sale!)

A classic wine glass is always a good idea, but when you can find a regal, stately goblet, it certainly makes an impression. I discovered these wine goblets (which can easily be used for water) while searching for Giada’s RayTray. Be sure to stop by HD Buttercup’s website, as they have a long list of unique and beautiful household items.


~Nicole Miller Striped Tuck Skirt

Made with jersey, spandex and silk, this black and white striped skirt is perfect for a casual day look and provides the elongated look along with distracting camouflage to make your figure shine. Pair with any solid color top you’d prefer, heels and you are ready to go.


~The Brian Boitano Project on HGTV

Last weekend while the snow fell endlessly, I enjoyed perusing HGTV and discovered The Brian Boitano Project. A four episode series that premiered in January (and is now finished), takes viewers to his vacation home in Italy and allows cameras to document the start to finish refurbishing of an old family abode. Full of great DIY ideas (the chandelier in the image above is an example of his craftiness), as well as a reminder that not all beautiful furniture has to cost a fortune, the episodes are still running on HGTV. Take a peek below. Enjoy!

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~Marie Forleo

Last month, one of my readers mentioned Marie Forleo’s website and web episodes which focuses on helping women create the financial and emotional freedom to live their best life. As a business success story, Marie Forleo has been seen on Oprah, worked with Tony Robbins and Richard Branson, as well as many others. Her website is full of helpful tips and inspiration, and just recently she introduced her B-School which offers detailed steps and guidance on how to create your own successful business. So if you’re looking for guidance for any entrepreneurial dreams you may have, you will want to stop by. (Thank you Carrie for the recommendation!)

4 thoughts on “This & That: No. 95

  1. Aww Shannon you made my day! When I clicked open this post and saw Marie’s picture I was giddy. Although I am not signing up for her B-School, I am loving the free intro videos she has been hosting the past few days. I value her background and her willingness to help others.
    Cheers to a good week 🙂

  2. Hi Shannon! Greetings from Brazil!
    Could you give us some ideas for a Valentine’s day dinner party?
    I love your blog. You are a constant source of inspiration. Thank you.

  3. Marie seems to be my mail and on every blog I visit…its like a sign..
    Id love to enroll if only it were not sooo expensive..I am sure its totally worth it, but just not within my budget yet…soon sigh!!

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