by guest blogger Mara Davis
I’ve often said the best Mother’s Day gift is a day of just being left alone. Take the kids somewhere and let her breathe; most moms just want a break! Since everyone may not agree on this, here are a few ideas that she’ll love—or at least not exchange.
If you are looking to have a good time but also embrace your intellectual side, the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is the place for you! It’s great for a nice date or just to get away from the hustle and bustle of the workweek. The exhibit (which ends May 12) houses selected paintings by Kahlo and Diego from their collection Passion, Politics and Painting. The artists offer insight on their intimate relationship, views of society and how they developed their artistic styles. To buy tickets or learn more, visit www.high.org.
It’s always refreshing to clean out your closet once the season begins to change. Instead of getting rid of the sweaters you didn’t wear last season, add some life to your old garments with this great DIY look we can’t wait to try. Wearing an oversized, bow-inspired sweater with shorts or leggings will set you apart on a windy summer day.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Things We Love
Some things are unmistakably spring: bright colors, short sleeves and rolled-down windows. Add to that a catchy, carefree soundtrack, and you’ve got all the makings for a fun-filled season!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Things We Love
1. Luisa Beccaria 2. H&M 3. Lela Rose 4. Cacharel 5. Forever 21
This spring’s hottest looks are laced and tailored, with chic designers, like Cacharel and Luisa Beccaria, turning back the hands of time and redefining what it means to be classy. H&M and Forever 21 have fiercely fashionable laced dresses that will have you looking like you belong on the catwalk—all at a very reasonable price. Tailored shorts are also bringing a sassy new aura to the runway. A solid, high-waisted short with a subtle, laced top will create a lasting impression of tailored class.
Spring is here, the weather is getting warm, and it is time to have some fun—all while looking fabulous! My makeup bag is full of great treats from Pür! I never leave out without my 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer. It not only hydrates my skin but also acts as a primer and provides light coverage for a casual day. If I want to spice things up, the Jet Setter Eye Shadow Trio adds lots of sass to my natural look, and Mineral Glow (a girl’s best friend) always gives me the perfect sun-kissed look! Who can go without a great mascara? Double Ego (link no longer available) is the needle in the hay stack I was looking for, lengthening and strengthening my lashes. For a big finish, I add a pop of color with my favorite lipstick: Moonlit Pearl (link no longer available)!
Think your nail polish is a one-trick pony? Think again. This spring, we reveal three of the hottest nail trends—and all of them involve two or more shades. Read on to learn how you can make each look your own!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Things We Love
We admit it: we’re Etsy junkies. Where else can you find so many original fashion pieces and accessories under one roof? One shop definitely worth checking out is Mint Julep Design. Run by SoCal-based artist Monica Chapon (a professional sculptor with a Master’s Degree in Ceramics), this one-of-a-kind boutique is a treasure trove of chic, handmade jewelry, like this enameled whale necklace. We also love her spiky drop earrings—made from real porcupine quills!
1. Judith Jack Collar Necklace ($1,750 at Nordstrom.com) 2. Bulgari Serpenti Bracelet ($54,000 at Bulgari.com) 3. Elsa Peretti Snake Bangle ($495 at Tiffany.com) 4. Tessa Cuff Bracelet ($145 at LuluFrost.com)
This season, the serpent is in! In honor of the Year of the Snake, fashion houses like Cartier, Bulgari and Judith Jack are rolling out gorgeous pieces (with equally stunning price tags). But if you are a true fashion junkie with a slightly modified budget, there are some options for you! This sterling silver snake bangle by Tiffany & Co. is sleek and classy for only $495, and Lulu Frost’s gold coiled serpent with turquoise eyes is only $144.
The serpent trend doesn’t stop at jewelry. Inspired by the exotic mystery of the snake, soft eyes with a bold lip are sweeping the runway this year. You can have it all with Pür’s Natural Eye 3-Piece Collection (link no longer available), featuring our naturally gorgeous Gold Marcasite Eye Shadow, Chocolate Mica Eye Pencil and luscious Impact+ Mascara (only $14)! Add a pop color with our Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick (link no longer available) (just $16), and you can get this year’s hottest look for less!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Things We Love
Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught artist living in San Francisco. We can’t get enough of her art on Instagram. Most of her work, like her Rose Story 2 (above), is focused on women and reminds us that natural is beautiful.
You can view her artwork on charmaineolivia.com