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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Moms are so important in the world and they do so much each and everyday. If you ask me, I think they should be celebrated year round. So with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite gifts for my own mom and all the special motherly figures in my life.

  1. Sometimes the nicest gifts aren’t gifts at all. But rather words from the heart on a pretty little pink and gilded gold card.
  2. Since Mom’s do so much for everyone else, encourage her to take some time for herself and relax with a luxurious bubble bath, candles and all.
  3. These floral mosaic loungers will make any woman feel stylish even when she’s just getting comfortable at home.
  4. As kids, we’ve all been caught with our hands in the cookie jar, now it’s Mom’s turn with this adorable porcelain Gnome jar.
  5. Show her how much she’s impacted your life by inserting a personal page about her inside this book of wise women.
  6. This Neapolitan coffee maker will turn her early morning pick me up into an Italian morning ritual.
  7. If you can’t afford to send her off to Paris just yet, bring Paris to her with my personal favorite, French Macarons. Bake them yourself or order them online at a few of my favorite local and international patisseries: [Ladurée (Paris), Pierre Hermé (Paris), Duverger (The States), Sparkles Macaron (California)]
  8. For the lady who loves to entertain, these beautiful Moroccan styled tea glasses will make any drink classy.
  9. Splurge on her with this 18k gold ‘mom’ charm and pink quartz necklace from my jewelry line, Mei Elizabeth, that shows her exactly who she is to you. Add a personal touch and customize it with her birthstone or that of you and your siblings.
Inspiration Objects of My Affection Style

Objects of My Affection: Floral Scarves

No matter what part of the world I’m in, Spring is by far my favorite season of the year. The temperature is always just right and every now and again, you’ll get a sprinkle or two of rain just in time to make the outdoors bright, beautiful and colorful. Which might explain my current obsession with floral scarves. I figure since April showers bring May flowers, I might as well look the part while being prepared for the rain.  And with May just around the corner, what better time to whip out the floral scarves than now? So here’s a quick list of my top picks.

1. Three Bird Nest 2. Matthew Williamson 3. Oscar de la Renta 4. Swash 5. Betsey Johnson 6. Digi 7. Stella McCartney 8. Marc Jacobs 9. Betsey Johnson

San Francisco Style Travel

What to Wear: Turban Two Ways – San Francisco Road Trip

Lately, I’ve been pretty infatuated with turbans in good part to it’s a classy quick fix solution to a big bad hair day dilemma. So it was a no brainer hairstyle of choice when figuring out what to wear tomorrow on our road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco, especially since we’ll be driving with the top down. Because the difference between having a glamorous wind against your skin Grace Kelly moment and an embarrassing hair in your face gaff is, more often than naught, simply a well placed head scarf around a thirty second bun. Because we all know that’s all we probably have time for the morning before leaving town anyways. So I came up with two turban inspired, simple California fun looks that are comfortable to wear on the road, and chic enough to make a statement upon arrival.




  • For those of us who are turban confused, here’s a great turban tutorial by the beautiful and very talented Keiko Lynn.
  • Classicly shaped oversized Lanvin sunglasses with the perfect amount of hardware make for old meets new Hollywood chic and enough coverage to protect our eye from the suns beautiful yet harmful rays, especially on those super sunny California days.
  • A flirty little feminine scalloped lace tee by Funktional make even the most casual outfits romantic.
  • I love these Cleopatra like earrings by Eddie Borgo, lending some architecture to this otherwise softer outfit.
  • Southwestern printed shorts by IRO for a South West road trip. What could be more perfect?
  • Slip on. Slip off. These glittery espadrilles by Jimmy Choo are perfect to slip on once you’re at a vista point and to slip off once you’re relaxing in the car with your feet on the dashboard.
  • This outfit would not be complete without a sunny punch of neon in the form of a Tory Burch snake crossbody bag where you can store all your road trip essentials.


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Lovely Little Links

  1. Put that wedding dress (or bridesmaid dress, prom dress, etc.) to good use and add a little drama to your wardrobe without looking crazy by dressing it down with denim and cowboy boots. (
  2. Killing the Monday blues with baby animal cuteness overload. (
  3. Who said only punk rockers and My Little Ponies could have rainbow colored hair? (
  4. Bubbly and refreshing Citrusy Champagne Sangria makes for a fabulous time (
  5. Fashion illustrations by Hayden Williams that are so good, they may be better than the real thing (
  6. Tiny tasteful tattoos that inspire (
  7. Cateye and camo Oliver Peoples sunglasses = a little sass with a side of trouble (
  8. Maria Menounos and her dramatic structured ethereal gown rocked the GLAAD awards last night (
  9. Live green on Earth Day and everyday with these awesome ecofriendly tips (