This & That: No. 30

Oct 23, 2012

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A book full of advice and images on how to turn a small space into a lovely sanctuary, a how-to guide for that much sought after ballerina bun and two classic items that sparkle to add to your closet . . .

~Blog Post

~Hair How-To: The Ballerina Bun

Joey Bailey shares on Roseline’s beautiful blog, This is Glamorous, exactly how to create the ballerina bun so many women are choosing to incorporate into their hair styling routine. Whether it’s the third day of your blow-out or you simply would prefer your hair to be off your neck, her step by step photo guide and list of instructions reveals just how easy such a beautiful bun can be.


~The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces

Just released at the end of August 2012, Kyle Schuneman and Heather Summerville’s first design book is receiving impressive reviews. As the founder of Live Well LA and the art director of Giada at Home, Schuneman’s creative and experienced eye walks through a handful of living spaces (a loft, studio, shared apartment,etc) to reveal how anyone can create their very own sanctuary on any budget. With Summerville’s expertise (a writer for InStyle, Real Simple and Travel & Leisure), the pair teams up for a book ideal for anyone living in a small space who is determined to make it exactly what they need and desire.

~Little Black Book of Paris: 2012 Edition

Wouldn’t you love to have all the necessary information about Paris right at your fingertips without needing a wireless connection or printing a thousand pieces of paper off before you leave? The Little Black Book of Paris is exactly what you need to bring on your next vacation to the City of Light. Full of maps to help you locate hotels, restaurants, museums, shops, as well as the need-to-have metro map, it also contains “Top Picks” attractions and contains the most updated information. Similar to carrying a Moleskine notebook, you’ll have room to write your own ideas, thoughts and key French phrases as well. Or, if you know someone who is saving up to travel to Paris, why not place it in their stocking this upcoming holiday season?


~Lemon-Ricotta Pasta with Peas with Seared Scallops

While ideal for spring and summer, but able to be enjoyed whenever you find fresh seafood, the Crumb blog’s recipe for Lemon-Ricotta pasta with fresh peas and seared scallops is certainly a recipe to keep on hand. A one dish meal paired with a crisp glass of pinot gris or viognier, you are sure to impress your guests.


~Alice + Olivia glittered stretch-jersey dress

Another dress for the upcoming holiday season that is sure to flatter, impress and take you from one occasion to the next. Alice + Olivia’s glittered stretch-jersey dress is drastically reduced and available in all sizes. Wear with black opaque tights or a tuxedo jacket for a chic evening look.

~DVF shimmer gloss leopard print scarf

With a slight metallic thread woven throughout, Diane von Furstenberg’s silk-blend leopard scarf is a new twist on a classic accessory that can be worn during the day or evening. While I don’t have this particular scarf, I do have another design by DVF, and it has a wonderfully soft texture that can be worn with dresses or layered with a jacket.

3 thoughts on “This & That: No. 30

  1. Thank you for the ballerina bun how to, I will definitely try that! The dress is amazing, love Alice + Olivia dresses, so simple and elegant!

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