Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NYIGF - Color Story

This was the second year I attended the NYIGF. So, I found it a little easier to get around. There were the exhibitors that I knew would be there and not disappoint. There were others that had grown their product lines and their business. I don't know if I saw anything new, as much as refreshed. Color seemed to be a common thread, which made things feel happy and vibrant.

Starting with Worlds Away. And boy, you couldn't miss them. Matching their booth walls to the cover of their catalog, they went with a healthy dose of Benjamin Moore's Orange Juice
Stacy & Michael, the dynamic duo behind Dunes and Duchess, had a new booth location, new products....and new colors. Sign me up for the "no scurvy lemon" and the "cap ferrat bleu"!
Signing the Dunes and Duchess "grafitti board". Bloggers, Stylebeat and Shorely Chic had stopped by earlier.
There was a party atmosphere at the Room Service booth. And, how could you not be happy with this bright and punchy throw pillow collection?
I couldn't leave the Pier without stopping by to see my friends, Cynthia & Carolyn. These talented twin sisters run the business for their mother's eponymous company, Diane James Home. Found at Neiman Marcus and in magazine shoots and showhouses....these are the flowers that are a designers best friend. Couldn't help but notice they have an arrangement with pretty pink tulips. Hmmmm....think I need to order that one!
I was ready to pull up a chair and spend the morning with the fun ladies at Oomph! The line, which was conceived just a few years ago by friends, Amy, Louise and Patty, while vacationing at the beach, has grown this year. All of their pieces can be customized, so you can go wild with color. I also love their new candle line....I could always use a little more charm and glamour in my life!
That's the story so far....color! Tomorrow, I'll bring you more color in the form of tabletop and fun accessories. Rounding out the week will be stationery and a favorite exhibitor with a softer color palette.

See anything you like so far?

Monday, January 30, 2012

I ♥ Mondays

Thank goodness it's Monday! I can get everyone off to where they need to be and organize my life after a busy weekend.

Yesterday, I spent the entire day at the NYIGF (New York International Gift Fair), aka the New York gift show....and have I got some fantastic things to share with you tomorrow! Let's just say....COLOR is a large part of the story.

In the meantime, as promised, I wanted to announce the winner of the Open Your Heart necklace give away. Using a random.org, the winner is Debby of Inspired Design! I'll be in touch about sending it to you!

I wish I had a necklace for each and every reader! All of your comments truly touched my heart.

Wishing you all a wonderful day! What's your favorite thing about Mondays?
image: pinterest

Friday, January 27, 2012

Open Your Heart

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the hip and charitable team at Jewelry for a Cause are giving me one of their Open Your Heart necklaces to give away to a lucky reader!!!

The necklace is a wonderful gift, as it retails for just $35!! As with all of the pretty baubles from JFAC, a portion of the proceeds will be given to charity. In this case, 20% goes to the American Heart Association. So, buy one for yourself and 2 or 3 for your favorite friends!

Open your heart and leave a comment (by Sunday at 6pm) about something or someone you ♥ for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on Monday!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

All A Twitter

I have a twitter handle. 

It's prettypink2lips - the closest I could get to "pretty pink tulips". So, yes, I'm on Twitter here and there. Usually when I'm in the school pick up line. Or, waiting in any line. See me at Starbucks, thinking I'm texting? No...I'm probably tweeting.

So, I just have to share my thrill and excitement at The Coveteur's biggest coupe - unveiling the identity of the person behind the twitter handle DKNY PR GIRL. If you like fashion and are on twitter, you probably follow her. Along with 375,436 other people.

The queen of social media. Who is she? Turns out it's Aliza Licht and she's as beautiful and brainy as she is talented in online pr.
So, are you on Twitter? If not, what's holding you back? Please share your Twitter handle in the comments so I can be sure and follow you!! 
images: The Coveteur

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rainbow Connection

Doesn't color make you happy

There's an energy and a joy that comes with color. Take the 2 works of art above, both from Longstreet Collection - one of my favorite sources of art (to the trade). 
I can't wait to sport my neon pink/orange bracelet from The Ropes. Handmade in Maine with marine rope and hardware. For all my local friends, you can find them at Nest Inspired Home.
John Derian's candy colored poufs are so fun....I wish I could have one in every color!

What's your all time favorite color? 
images: blueprint, longstreet collection, the ropes, john derian

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Love of Eiffel

I love this photo series of the Eiffel Tower - the moody, dark, shadowy reflections. The combinations of 1, 2 or 3 little metal Eiffels.

Yet, what I love most about this series is that it was arranged and taken by my then 5 year old son while we were in Paris. On his Lego camera. And, I didn't find them until we returned home.

Think he has a future in photography? Little people see things differently, don't they? And sometimes...better.
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