I’m a big fan of Sugar Paper’s letter-press stationary. I must visit their store whenever I’m in Los Angeles. Before I said “arrivederci” to my Hollywood screenwriting career, my Los Angeles trips were a blur of pitches, general meetings, and being stuck in horrendous traffic. During my last trip, I was able to slow down … Continue reading Design Inspiration – Sugar Paper, Los Angeles
I’m not sure why I started blogging ten years ago today. The blogging world has changed a great deal since my first post POST. Back then nobody was making money from blogging. It was way to communicate, connect, and create. I rarely read old posts. Some make me cringe (and not just because of all … Continue reading My Ten Year Anniversary.
Yes, the title is a question not a statement. This is a road my entrepreneur/freelancing friends and I are trying to navigate. I was thinking about this while walking home after meeting up with some girlfriends. They are a dynamic group of women. However, one thing I have noticed time and time again (especially when … Continue reading Self-Promotion – How do it Without Alienating Everyone?
First, I’ve just returned to Rome from a business trip to the States and the Caribbean. Below are some random observations: Los Angeles traffic continues to get worse. How is this possible. Target is great. J.Crew. What is happening? I’ve been a fan since the 80s. Something is amiss. Why is Ben and Jennifer’s former … Continue reading Life in Rome – This Time I am Ready for Ferragosto
Meeting Peter Dunham was one of the highlights of Kathryn M. Ireland’s Design Workshop. I have adored his textiles and design for ages and was excited to see his showroom. He was lovely. I think it’s very interesting that he downsized. When I lived in Los Angeles, most of my peers in entertainment were all … Continue reading Bigger Is Not Always Better – Peter Dunham’s West Hollywood Home
Today’s edition of Stylish Simplicity highlights the ERES bikini. Work it J.Lo Photo. Vogue June 2012 This French brand has some of the most beautiful bathing suits on the planet… classic and well made. I never wore a bikini until I moved to Italy. NEVER. I grew up seeing magazine covers constantly saying, “Get A … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Eres Bikini (and a short rant)
In 2011 the Italian fashion label Miu Miu started Women’s Tales, a series of short films about women directed by female directors from all over the world. Their most recent short was directed by Ava DuVernay. Ava won the best director award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Here is more information about Ava’s short … Continue reading THE DOOR by Ava DuVernay – Film, Dècor, and Fashion.
Last month I attended Kathryn M. Ireland’s Interior Design Bootcamp in Los Angeles. That would be Kathryn the internationally known designer, NOT Kathy the former SI cover model. One Hollywood exec said to me, “I thought you were talking about the model the entire time. Alas, now our conversation has become less interesting to me.” … Continue reading Get Your Interior Design On – The Kathryn M. Ireland Bootcamp Experience
Finally, my jet lag is over. My trip to Los Angeles was fantastic. Those who know me or read my former blog know how I feel about the City of Angeles. However, this trip was different. Kathryn M. Ireland’s Design Bootcamp had a lot to do with my positive experience. I will post about that … Continue reading Io Adoro – Sugar Paper – Los Angeles, California
The Bravo show recently started playing in Italy on SKY Cable, channel 124 on Thursday nights. I read about the show before it premiered in the States. Many wondered if a show with decorating budgets in the millions would appeal to the public during a recession. I think they picked a great “cast.” Some of … Continue reading Million Dollar Decorators Airs In Italy