Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

It's three days till Valentines Day and while most people are thinking of roses, candy, and dinner plans I am thinking of pink walls, feminine furniture, and romantic light fixtures.. oh and my girls trip to San Francisco which I am leaving on in a couple of hours. In the spirit of the romantic holiday I will share a few of my favorite pinks..
Personal office of Kelly Wearstler
Pink flowers sure to please any girl and cheer up any room!
The Royal Hawaiian, Famous pink hotel in Waikiki.
The pink valet guys at The Parker Palm Springs
Pink sunsets. Especially ones on Kauai!
Veuve Clicquot Rose, which I will enjoy a glass of on Monday no matter what!
Happy Lovers Day Everyone :)

Pick up a copy of this months House Beautiful spring color issue which celebrates the Power of Pink. You might just get inspired to paint a wall pink or buy some fabulous pink accessory.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Gobble gobble! I hope everyone had a lovely thanksgiving eating good food surrounded by family and friends. Just thought I would use the past holiday to share a pic and list a couple things that I am thankful for..

Like the Geek Squad at Best Buy because they took the virus off of my computer which brings me back to blogging and all else computer related :) Other things on my "I'm thankful for.." list are my parents, my furry best friend Biddie, growing up on Kauai, and true friends.
Thank you Spoondles Chef Leela for preparing a fabulous Thanksgiving feast! Oh and one last thing... Nothing beats burning off a huge turkey dinner like a living room dance party!!! -Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Friday, July 23, 2010

Aloha from the new St. Regis Princeville Kauai

I'm so fortunate to have grow up in one of the most beautiful places on earth! I just returned from a short but sweet trip from where I was born and raised. The beautiful North Shore of Kauai :) Rain or shine this place is paradise. With such picturesque outdoor surroundings one rarely pays attention to what interiors Kauai has to offer. The newest place of interest just so happens to be 2 minutes down the road from where my parents live. Take a look..
Whenever I'm home on Kauai I always end up at the St. Regis Hotel formally known as the Princeville Hotel whether it is for Sunday Brunch or just passing by on my morning run. As one drives up your first sight is the front fountain which looks spectacular. Always greeted with an Aloha and a purple orchid lei one instantly feels properly welcomed.
After passing through this hall one gets their first view of the grand lobby and the amazing view behind it.
One cant disagree that the decor is most definitely an upgrade from the old Princeville Hotel.
Very lucky guests wake up to a million dollar view from just about every room.
The St. Regis has a gorgeous pool, amazing spa, and many restaurants to choose from to satisfy any pallet.
Kauai Grill located just below the grand lobby doesn't have an original name but from what Ive heard serves up a more than original menu one is sure not to forget.
Located at the far right tip of Hanalei bay with the golf course and tennis courts nearby as well as perfect rights breaking on the outer reef in front of the hotel makes the St. Regis a vacationers heaven.
The perfect way to end the day is to enjoy a drink and small bite to eat at the bar/lounge area where one can take in a breath taking sunset while listening to live entertainment such as the "Sunday afternoon jazz jam" 
I already miss you Kauai!
Until we meet again.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bigger and Better

Exciting things are around the corner for Jonathan Adler Fashion Island. We are expanding! Shooting to open September 1, 2010. Ive seen the floor plans and some of the materials that will be in the interior and all I have to say is that this space is going to be amazing! JA Fashion Island will be the largest store in the company and will showcase all the "Happy Chic" we have to offer.   

Monday, June 14, 2010


Martini's and bowling? After attending a work related event with my coworker this past Saturday evening I decided to stick around and go out with her and her posse. We ended up heading over to Strike bowling alley at The District in Tustin. Bowling has never really been my thing but in the past Ive found that with the right group it can be fun... How about with the right drink selection, decor, service, and music?!?? With all those elements combined, bowling equals a blast!
I of course had my preconceived notions on how the space was going look but boy was I surprised! Check out the interior below...
The space offers 30 lanes of glow in the dark bowling and comfortable booths. These color's scream fun!
A full sports bar and lounge serves a tasty menu with specialty martinis such as the delicious fuji apple martini and raspberry lychee lemon drop. Yummm..
Surfboards hanging on the wall couldn't be more proper for an Orange County bowling alley.
The space also has an arcade where on can enjoy a game of ski ball or shoot some hoops. On top of it all there is a live DJ that plays a great mix of music from 50 cent and Michael Jackson, to hip dance music and old school favorites avoiding the typical R&B club mix. After trading in our hideous bowling shoes we danced the night away in the middle of the walk way with some friends we made that shared the same enthusiasm about the place.

5stars for Strike from me... They did an awesome job at providing a variety of fun in a swanky atmosphere. I shall return. 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sex and the City II

On Wednesday I got a sneak peek at the interiors of Sex and the City II on and on Thursday evening I got to see it for myself on the big screen. My favorite line in the movie... "I've been cheating on fashion with furniture" quote Carrie Bradshaw. The worst part of the movie... Carrie calling the sofa a couch multiple times though out the film! I have to admit the movie was a bit overdone and the wardrobe was a little outrageous but the interiors of this film from Big and Carries apartment to a Moroccan-themed hotel were just perfect! Below are a few images courtesy  of
Light fixture by Lindsey Adelman Studio
It isn't a Carrie Bradshaw apartment without a fabulous closet!
Wallpaper by Lee Jofa and headboard fabric by Kravet
Kitchen tiles from Ann Sacks

Sex ad the City opened nationwide on Thursday the 27th. Even though the movie was a little overdone this still is a must see. So get your girlfriends together, have a cosmo if you will and enjoy!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Presentation is Key

Just a quick post to let you know whats going on in Mai kitchen. A new shipment hit Jonathan Adler just recently and I fell in love with the new Greek key motif dinnerware. So after payday I walked away with a set of six to replace the old with the fabulously new. This calls for a home cooked meal and dinner party!Presentation is definitely key. I was recently reminded by this while sipping Veuve Clicquot champagne out of a normal drinking glass rather than a flute. Just doesn't taste the same... My feeling is that I could warm up a TV dinner and serve it on these plates and I would enjoy it. That's how fab this new dinnerware is.

Oh and apparently I'm not the only one that thinks so. While flipping through the June issue of my favorite design magazine Elle Decor I came across my new plates on the What's Hot! page.

Check this hot item out at There's also a super cute orange polka dot design that I almost went for but decided to go with classic rather than fun.

Bon appetite to me :)