As 2019 dawned, last year's color of the year (Ultra Violet) faded into the sunset... to make way for the happy, vibrant shade of Living Coral! Pantone, the official color source, chooses the hue, which sets the tone and mood for fashion, interior and graphic design. ...Read more.
I recently assembled an "Ultimate Gift Guide" for Paradise Valley Lifestyle magazine and wanted to share my finds on the blog. So, ta-da! From designer brands to new discoveries and local shops I like to frequent, I'm sharing some of my favorite gifts to give and get this holiday season and beyond for her, him and the kids! ...Read more.
This week on Arizona Midday, Angela featured the latest glam fashion trends for the holidays, and naturally we needed gorgeous holiday hair and makeup to complete the looks. The Waverly Salon in Old Town Scottsdale to the rescue. Vanessa Evans and Ryan Gillis joined us behind the scenes to make our models extra glamorous and here are the results! Plus, we are sharing Vanessa's secret on how she creates this glittery, festive ponytail! ...Read more.
'Tis the season to pull out all the stops! The holidays are the time to layer on luxe velvet, shimmering metallics, embellished frocks and sexy knits. And, don't forget to adorn yourself with sparkly accessories. Angela featured glamorous looks from Ted Baker that are ideal for the most festive time of year on Channel 12’s Arizona Midday. ...Read more.
Our mailboxes are brimming with invites to soirées this time of year, from drinks with friends to holiday parties and black-tie galas. I find myself again and again pulling out my black faux fur jacket. It adds the perfect touch of glam to elevate my party ensemble every time. And, faux fur is SO good now there's no reason to even think about buying real fur. This beauty looks terrific with denim, cocktail dresses and ballgowns. I've had the jacket I'm wearing for several years, but I found one that is very similar. I promise you'll wear it again and again. ...Read more.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we are busy planning a memorable meal to give thanks for what we’re most grateful for in our lives. Family is always at the top of the list. Most of us can’t imagine what it would be like to be a child growing up in the foster care system. Being moved around to different families and homes, not having a permanent place or mom and dad to call our own. And, likely having gone through a traumatic event or situation to end up there. As moms, our hearts break for these children… especially when we think about our own kids and how a child’s outlook and life would take a very ...Read more.
It's mid-November already (Eeekkkk!) and it's time to get moving on your holiday cards! Which is also the perfect excuse for an updated family photo. You'll especially appreciate the yearly photos as your kids get older, head off to college, and pictures become more difficult to come by. It's a fact that photo cards have staying power and are on average kept longer and more often than regular holiday cards. Plus, if you’re trying to save time when sending cards out, companies like Minted make it easy to upload your mailing list, so they can handle the bulk of the work for you. Whether you're having a professional ...Read more.