Friday, July 30, 2010

The Sidewalk Is Hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the mood for cool, summer, savings??? Check out the Sidewalk Sale at Bethesda Row today and tomorrow for lots of summer savings!!!!

Live Long and Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

When In Paris...You Must...

My own little Daily Candy of sorts...Enjoy!!!!!

Eat: Vesuvio Cafe This hot spot, which was great for people watching, is located in the heart of the city on Champs Elysses. This is one of our favorite places to eat when in Paris! They have the best French Onion soup I have ever tasted...In my Life!!! Great salads and pizza too!! Its a Must!!! Sit outside and watch the sights!

Le Paradis du Frut Located on the infamous George V, this cafe is trendy, chic, and good for you! With its specialty being its fruit, you can't go wrong with the great selection of smoothies and salads. Oh, and did I mention the music was the big ol' bomb?? Took me back to freshman year at my alma mater, H.U., the real H.U.(Howard University in case you didn't know) with classics from Total( Cant You See) and Mary J. Blige...Get your groove on and enjoy good food-Win, Win!!! My hubby had the mix platter that featured falafel, hummus, chicken, and more...Yummy! I had the chicken Caesar salad and it was huge!!! I highly recommend!

Honorable Mention goes to...

See: Chateau De Versailles Musical Fountains Show. Amazing is all I can say about this place! The garden was spectacular! Pictures don't do this place justice, you just have to see for yourself and get a gelatto while your there!!! It was the cutest little, tucked away spot and it was something Good!!!!

Shop: Now you know the shopping is endless in Paris, so I will highlight my top two!

Claudie Pierlot This Parisian boutique was the epitome of fabulous, affordable fashion. And I must say that July is the time to visit Paris for shopping-everything and I mean everything was on Soldes or Sale!!! It was amazing. I stumbled upon this shop while hitting some of the more popular places(Marc by Marc Jacobs was fantab and so was Little Marc) but I scored big from Claudie! Cute tees and on trend jumpers and clogs! Yes, they even sold shoes! And their signature...a cute, dainty bow! It could be found on just about anything: simple and chic, not too frilly and not too over the top, wearable and like I said, pocket friendly! And the sales associate was so sweet and accommodating-extending herself by going next door to a cafe' to get water for my son...How awesome was that??? Gotta love Paris!!!!

Merci This hidden gem and I mean it is hidden was shared with me by my sweet Jiggy! She told me it was a must see and was she right! Tucked away, this cute, eclectic boutique houses everything from home accessories, to jewelry, to a sample sale of sorts of high end designer duds! It was Tres Chic!!!! Reminded me a little of a Barney's with a twist! They even had a cute cafe' attached! Fantab!!

Style: If you will be traveling to Paris in summer be sure to have a pair of gladiators and/or ballet flats and no Tory Burch, just a plain pair of comfy flats that are suitable for all the walking you will surely do! Go for Chanel flats, if anything! Flats were spotted on just about every person I saw, no age requirement at all! Tres Chic!

Dwell: Fouquet's Barriere This hotel is a definite must. Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury! The hotel is just 3 years old, but it has the charm and service of a hotel that's been around for much longer! Our luxury, upgrade came fully equipped with a scenic view of Georges V, Louis Vuitton, and Champs Elysees...and a Butler!!! A hidden, in wall, flat screen adorned the bathroom and the bath accessories were top of the line! They even give you a mini bottle of Guerlain perfume, which is one of the oldest French perfumes! Its all about attention to details and they've got it covered!!! Fabulous!!! And you must dine at the world famous Fouquet's restaurant, it's where to see and be seen and the dessert tray is Tres Bien!!

Next up...Cape Town, South Africa! Stay tuned!

Live Long and Travel Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Been Around The World...Pt.s 1,2, and 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This summer took my family and I on a World Tour(extra special thanks to the Husband for putting it all together) around the globe!!! We traveled to and from 3 continents...literally, with a 21 month-old?????!!!!!!!!! (and he was Fantaburific, by the way). Our journey began here in the states, as we made the trek out to Dulles Airport and if you live in the D.M.V(dc, md., va.) you Know, it is a journey in and of its self! But we made it, just barely! Headed to Paris, France then Cape Town, South Africa, and the last stop Amsterdam, The Netherlands! It was a fabulous affair, filled with lots of adventures(as one could suspect, traveling with a toddler), lots of sights, food, and of course SHOPPING!!! Stay tuned to the next few posts, which will be titled "When In...You must..." With this, I will highlight some of my favorite spots that I would "highly" recommend one to see, eat, shop, dwell, and everything in between! My intention? Well, hopefully, as life takes You on a World Tour, you will have the chance to check out some of the wonderful sights that I did! I too, had lots of tips on "things to see and do", which I will be forever grateful for.

For now, sit tight and get ready for the journey!!!! Au Revoir!!!(still feeling very Parisian) and of course...

Live Long and Travel Travel Travel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Extra!!! Extra!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Save Extra big on the following sites:

Tory Burch online: Is offering an additional 20% off all sale items; use the code: "extra20" at check out. Offer ends Sunday, July 25th

La Garconne online: Is also offering an additional 20% off all sale items; use the code: "summer10" at check out. Offer ends Sunday, July 25th

And last, but definitely not least...

Intermix online: Is offering an additional 50% off all sale items(woo-hoo): use the code: "50sale" at check out. Offer is good thru August 31st

Gotta love Summer Savings!!! Happy Shopping!!!
Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gotta Give Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Live It, Give It...Love!!! What a motto to live by!!!! I think everyone could use a little more love, don't you? Wanna spread some Love around??? Try wearing this tee and doing just that! The Love tee was introduced to me by my sister in law, who is also a good friend of the owner/designer. The story of how the tee came to life is one that will not only touch your heart , but perhaps be one that hits close to home! Check out the story here. This wonderful creation not only celebrates love, but it celebrates life and remembering how important it is to do all things, with Love in Mind!!! The tees are made of soft, cozy cotton from Alternative Apparel, and partial proceeds go to support a fabulous foundation!

I'm spreading the Love, wont you? (Kids sizes are coming soon!)

Live Long and Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shop And Save!!!!!!!!!!!

Urban Chic has a special promo just for you!!! Check out the flyer and get to saving!!!! It's Summer Sale time ladies, stock up for next summer!!!!

*Promo ends Thursday July 22nd so act fast!!!

Live Long and Sale Sale Sale!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's Ladies Nite and the feelings right!!! Get ready for fun, fashion, and frills! Genesis: Girls Night Out Chapter Six is coming! This event promises to pack a punch! There will be lots of vendors on deck, including one very near and dear, Diva Style!! Get pampered, get rejuvenated, and just plan to have fun with the girls!!! The main event goes down this Friday, July 23rd from 6-11pm at the National Harbor! Put on your shopping shoes and go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Live Long and Shop Well!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Sales In Full Swing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summer savings start now, from Last Call at Neiman's and Cusp to an additional 20% off all sale items at Shopbop!!!! A great sale is right under your nose!!! Let the shopping and savings commence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ooh, and don't forget the Free shipping!!!!! Yeah!!!!

Live Long and Sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Trail-Blazer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it's the thick of summer and here I am posting about a blazer with leather sleeves?? Well, it's just too hot not to post(pun definitely intended). Alexander Wang's fall collection is in full effect and amazing!!! This oversized blazer mixes jersey with leather and oh boy...what a combo!!! It's a must have or at least it's worth inspiring!!! Check out the rest of the collection here. Fall will be here before you know, so why not start preparing now!!!!

Live Long and Get Ready for Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Put On Your Dancing Shoes!!!!!!!!

Give a twirl, plie, kick-step!!! All too familiar words from Ms. Milsap's performance dance class. When I saw these shoes, by Repetto, I was immediately taking back to my 8th grade dance class; which not only introduced me to the world of frog jumps and dramatic interpretations, but Sade and Alvin Ailey too!!! Want to channel your inner dance queen too...Try Repetto's amazing, reinvented classics. Repetto is originally known for their dance shoes. They have your basic ballet flat and even boots! Based in Paris, these comfy flats are certain to make your feet dance!!! Check out the collection at La Garconne. I can truly testify that these shoes are heaven on your feet! I own a beat down pair, that I can't stand to part with; perhaps its time to invest in another?!?

Oh, I'm also digging these packable numbers by Sue London! Great for travel-they fold up nicely and fit in your purse perfectly!!! And I think they are quite suitable for all your funky foot work, too!!! Enjoy!

Live Long and Dance!!!!!!!!!!