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December 2015

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Beauty & Wellness App Must-Have!


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Had to share this beauty secret…especially since it involves technology!

PRIV is a one-stop destination for all your beauty and wellness needs. PRIV brings your favorite services, along with our highly-vetted professionals directly to you; anytime, anywhere. Looking and feeling good has never been easier or more affordable.

You can PRIV one or more of these services at a time:
HAIRCUT | Regular grooming or a style shakeup
BLOWOUT | Whether you want a blowout, braid or updo
NAILS | A basic manicure to gel with nail art
MASSAGE | From a midday office break to full relaxation at home
MAKEUP | For your Saturday night or your Wedding day
FITNESS | From yoga to boxing
STRAIGHT SHAVE | A beard trim or a straight shave and style
SPRAY TAN | From a sunkissed glow to a beachy bronze

PRIV is available in following cities: London, Los Angeles, New York, Hamptons, OC and Austin…and I’m sure more to come!

I know you will absolutely love the experience…so try them out and let me know what you think in the comments below.



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Digital Life-Changers

These app will make your everyday life just a little bit more productive and easier. Enjoy!









1.Dark Sky
Dark Sky uses state-of-the-art technology to predict when it will rain or snow — down to the minute — at your exact location, and presents it to you alongside the most beautiful weather visualizations you’ve ever seen. Watch weather patterns evolve globally, or right down in your neighborhood, in Dark Sky’s stunningly smooth map simulations. Pull storms back and forth through time — and into the future — to see what the weather has in store for you.








2. Pocket 
save for later and put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket.
And Save it directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter.

If it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer. You don’t even need an Internet connection.








3. Evernotes
Easily gather everything that matters. Clip web articles, capture handwritten notes, and snap photos to keep the physical and digital details of your projects with you at all times.


Sorry, Members Only Beauty Buzz!

Sorry Members only Hair Salon?… what does that even mean?

This is actually a super clever concept. Los Angeles is known for everything Über chic and Hollywood. So when I heard about this #membersonly salon I thought…”I have to check it out…”

I must admit, it’s a pretty brilliant idea. You sign up for a membership the same way you would at the gym (with the exception that you won’t find an excuse why you can’t go today). You can get as many blowouts as you wish per month. Unlimited Blowouts, unlimited hair cuts, unlimited color…

Visit them and enjoy:

Society Salon
8327 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Cakes That Made The Cut #onmytable

These cakes definitely made the cut, making them a perfect way to incorporate your cake into the table decoration.

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foto: anouschkarokebrand

foto: anouschkarokebrand


Dream Slice Cakes

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Photo: Josh Gruetzmacher

Photo: Josh Gruetzmacher


Photo: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography

Photo: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography


Photo: Alexis June Weddings

Photo: Alexis June


And at the end to top it off and make it super chic, pull out your most beautiful china set add some pink peonies…et voilà!




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Décor Style Tips for the Chic Home

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Style Tips :

Have Fun with your color palette. Select colors that contrast with the natural setting of the venue.

When you incorporate bold colors in your design and decor palette, pair it with neutral colors or metallic.

Create a luxury resort-chic style and use a vision board to see if your ideas are complimenting each other.

Decor Trends :

Say it with Flowers, The Humble Carnation gets a free look. Simple and understated flower arrangements are the current winners in the bloom game. Simple and a little “home made” inspired looks. Usually displayed in simple vases very casual presented.

Strokes of Genius, Tropical – Chic and Island life are very popular design combination and refreshing colors pallets in home & garden. And specially #onmytable curated by Instagram.

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Entertaining a fashionable affair…

Candlelight and stunning decoration create an atmosphere that make your guest want to linger around. Basically stay #allnightlong

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Mix your favorite patterns:

to make the most formal occasion more personal, get out your loudest china pieces and fun glassware. Contrast, patterns, runner and centerpieces. Experiment , have fun and play with it! Charm with special unexpected details and pop of colors.

Make a statement!




You are Invited!

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‘Tis the season for dinner parties. Enjoy a few of my favorite dinner tips…

Build excitement with the invite:

Your invitations offer peek into the style and them of your dinner. If your going glam, you’ll need an invitation to match.

The thickness of the paper, the wording and even the time of the dinner will clue guest into the formality of the event. Metallic inks and foils can add a touch of luxe and fancy to your invitation and still keep the design sophisticated.

Inform about the attire:

This will guarantee a smart look for the entire guest list. If you are planning to hold a formal dinner let your guest know how you would them to be dressed for the occasion. Nobody wants to be under-dressed.

Formal or Cocktail, Business Casual, Beach Casual or Casual are terms that are often used to described the dress code… don’t try to get to creative with describing the dress code. Otherwise your guest will feel confused and nobody wants to look out of place.

  • black tie should appear in the lower right-hand corner of the invitations, if you wish your guest to arrived dressed in formal attire.


  • When a response card is sent with the invitation, it should be used for the reply, rather than a handwritten response.

Copy samples:

John and Barbara
cordially invite you for
a night on the terrace
to celebrate the new year

Saturday, June the sixth
at six-thirty
65 Beverly Hills


The honour of
your presence is
at The Country Club
117 Seaside Drive
Miami, Florida
on Sunday, April 11th
for Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
at six o’clock in the eveningDinner immediately followingName of Host / Hosts
The honour of your presence
is requested at my
Dinner & Cocktail Party
 Casual attire

Create an ambiance :

Hosting a glamorous dinner is as much about creating a beautiful stage and being a gracious host. Make it fun by adding stylish details, music and candles. If your hosting a more intimate dinner the light can be dimmed.

If you have a beautiful centerpieces you should high light it with colors or lights.

Light up the dessert or the cocktail area. Draw attention to the beautiful things and conversation pieces of your dinner decor. Winter Chic Looks are COOL, CLEAN, SCANDINAVIAN OR SIBERIAN WINTER decoration looks.


Late Guests

Delay dinner fifteen (15) minutes for a late guest. When the guest arrives, he or she is served the course that is being served at the time.


A season of deliciousness…



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Tea Pleasures….

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The heritage of “sweet treats”—gourmandises—is more than a mere childhood memory.

The evocative flavours of those creamy, fruity, wonderfully smooth and mouth-filling delights can still inhabit our lives.

So the next time your hosting a high tea, remember to pick high quality tea brands with a rich flavor. You will notice the difference right away! Obviously you don’t have to hunt this tea brand down all the way to London. Explore different flavors and brand and find the one that speak to most to you.

Add Macaroons to your daily tea…which I just love as part of the decoration!

Enjoy your tea!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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Before we start brainstorming for gifts, I just want to say that the meaning of Christmas is obviously not the gifts. It’s about family and friends gathering together and enjoying the holidays. Celebrating love & memories. Finding a way how to give back and share. Being attentive and making someone smile.

If you want to gifts something to a special person,  always remember it’s not the price or the gift that counts, but the thought of making it special. Adding a personal handwritten note…. “remember back in June…”, or “Just a little something to make you smile….”, or “I really hope the size will fit you….”…there are many ways to make a gift more meaningful and personal. In our busy days we sometimes forget to add the personal touch! Remember…Santa is watching you…

And the most rewarding feeling is to find the perfect gift for our loved ones and see the face when they unwrap the gift…enjoy a few favorite gifts for him below:


 gift guide

Striped Cotton Pajama Set


Opt for a classic nightwear ensemble with these striped cotton pyjamas from Brooks Brothers. Change into this dapper pair to get into full relaxation mode in the evenings, or pack them in your luggage to give your overnight stays a homely feel. Shown here with Derek Rose slippers.

GQ Men

Assouline from New York, NY
Mining the magazine’s extensive photographic archives, GQ Men captures the essence of what it means to look sharp and think smart —the magazine’s mantra by showcasing the men who embody the GQ spirit. GQ Men celebrates all the facets of the modern American man- smart and stylish both inside and out.

Cotton-Terry Bathrobe


Slip into this Brooks Brothers bathrobe to bring a touch of luxury to your morning shower. Absorbent cotton-terry fabric and multiple pockets make this piece as practical as it is indulgent.

Hair Gift Box


Based in a traditional-style barbershop in the heart of the city, Pankhurst London give good hair. Start off your home-grooming ritual with the brand’s ‘Thickening Shampoo’, formulated to deliver body and shine, following with the ‘Styling Conditioner’, a deeply nourishing treatment. Finish off with the texturing Pomade, to set your chosen style in place for the day. Also included is the ‘Head-to-Toe Shampoo‘, a conditioning cleanser for both the scalp and body, perfect for those in more of a rush to get ready.

Nickel Shaving Set

Penhaligon’s from England, United Kingdom

This nickel-plated shaving set lends a timeless and sophisticated quality to your bathroom. Hand-assembled and finished to the highest quality in Sheffield, the set includes a classic shaving brush made from ethically sourced badger hair and a streamlined razor with a Gillette Mach 3 Blade.


princess print scented wax candle


Multicoloured glass holder, wax candle, aluminium lid princess print scented wax candle from Dolce & Gabbana. This item comes with a gift box.







$ 43.00


A rich vanilla orchid fragrance with a bergamot & lemon top note and a floral jasmine body. The fragrance dries down to a sweet Tahitian vanilla base with a tonka background and rare musk accord.
Top Note: Lemon, Bergamot
Mid Note: Jasmine, Orchid
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Europe Gift Box


EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Travel to the chicest European cities in style with LUXE City Guides’ pocket-sized booklets on hand. This set includes five fold-outs packed with the insider scoop on Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Stockholm and Venice. Find out everything from where the locals eat to how to navigate the city’s public transportation system. Each pamphlet has a protective plastic sleeve and they come together in a travel-friendly black linen box.



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Princess Ezurin Khyra’s Fashion Diary

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Photo: | Glam by @yunniese_g

Welcome to a sneak peak into the world of the lovely Princess Ezurin Khyra’s Fashion Diary. 
Malaysian Royalty, Kind & Sweet A Gorgeous Style Council, A Mother & ‘Our Society’s Fashion Darling’, quote by Prestige Malaysia.

You will love her Fashiondiary … Follow her Instagram @ezurinkhyra and travel the globe with her fashion inspiration and love for design and colors.

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Q: Datin Ezurin, what is your favorite city right now?



Q: Your Make Up is always flawless…   what’s your Lipstick of choice?



Q: #Currentmood for favorite food?



Q: Your favorite Fashion Designer of the hour?



Q: And your favorite flowers are?


Collage from @ezurinkhyra’s Instagram










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007 Goldfinger Tablescape Accessories for the Holidays!

The table. This is where the serious conversations happen, where the memories are made. A great table delights the eye at least as much as the food! We’re encouraging to add a dash of gold to make a bright and bold statement for your next dinner party. A few tips to go gold correctly:

50 shades of gold.

Gold in the correct amount and shade, makes everything more glamorous. Remember to keep everything else on the table simple and not too busy.  Clean, minimalist and chic is what we are going for when it comes to gold.

All that glitters is not gold.

Find the correct shade of gold for your tablescape accessories. We love rose gold, as it’s always very inviting and elegant and it’s not too shiny nor over the top.

The classic touch.

A mix between old world charm with a dashing sense of fun works lovely with gold pieces. Mix and match modern and antique pieces together for a beautiful complement of texture, color and vibrancy.

Betsy Bloomingdale once told me…”The most important thing is the mix. It’s not what you put on the tables, it’s who you put in the chairs.”

Here are a few must-haves to tie in gold to your next dinner party:

These pieces can be found at Macy’s, click here.

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