Random Chanel Item

No. 47


The Art Of The Blog

In 1999, pregnant with my first child and severely nauseous as a result, I quit my Color Theory painting class at the 92nd Street Y in New York, packed up my brushes, paints and easel, (as the smell of these would send me reeling), and never thought about creating art again... until this past year.  It seems that so many of the blogs that I gravitate toward are authored by artists.  Inspired by all of these talented ladies, I'm seriously considering making 2011 the year that I unearth my brushes and paints, and get back to it.


Everything Above Sea Level

While searching for a new warm winter coat, I stumbled across these adorable images on the Moncler website.  I love how this fashion line goes from utilitarian ski slope chic right up to runway worthy high fashion.  Warmth on every rung of the fashion ladder...what's better than that?


Jonathan Adler Calendar Giveaway

The gift giving season might be officially over, but I'm still very much in a festive mood!  As a way of saying Thank You for stopping by and making The Zhush, part of your day,  I'm offering one lucky reader the chance to win not one, but two ways to stay organized in the New Year...with two fabulous calendars from!  The Jonathan Adler one above is so much fun, you will love keep tracking of your days and appointments with this stylish wall calendar.
The second calendar is Jonathan Adler's desk top calendar.  Petite and chic and just the thing to keep my "Internet addled brain" on track!  My one resolution is to be much more organized in 2011! What resolutions, if any, have you made?
Just leave a comment below to be entered to win both calendars.  "Anonymous" as always,  you are welcome to comment ~ just leave an email address. Winner picked using  Giveaway open until Saturday, January 1, 2011, open worldwide!

Good Luck...and Happy New {organized} Year!

P.S.  Mary Jo from Trust Your Style has a fun series going on about blogger's intentions for the New can check mine out here!  Thanks!


Craving: Cozy

Greetings from what looks like the North Pole here in New York!  Hope you all had a lovely holiday.  With negative degree temps whipping around outside, I'm ready to curl up in front of a crackling fire with some good books, a pile of tartan blankets, my entire net flix que and my latest obsession....microwave popcorn drizzled with white truffle oil and sea salt! I plan on staying in my toasty flannel PJs all day!  What are you craving today?

Images via:  J.Crew;ElleDecor; Decorpad

Monday's Pop of Purple

puffy pillowy purpleness

Image via: ApartmentTherapy


Sunday Style Obsession: Paint The Town Glittery!

{happy birthday}

{boom boom pow}

{today was a fairytale}

{across the universe}

Truth be told, our New Years Eve celebrations are very low key.  But, that doesn't mean we don't favor a little bit of glitz and glam along with our Champagne and plastic party horns.  These nail polishes, a fabulous stocking stuffer, will now play center stage in our nod to New Year's glamour. Even if we are sporting cozy sweaters and jeans, we still want to feel a little frivolous on New Years Eve.  Cheers!
{bad romance}


Random Chanel Item

No. 46

Lyrical Lovelies

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
will find it hard to sleep tonight.

Lyrics by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Image via: CanadianHouseandHome  


Bath vs. Shower

Only two days until Christmas!  A house full of children home on winter break, guests expected tomorrow...this exhausted Mama is in desperate need of some "me" time in order to recharge.  These days, my go to fortress of solitude is a long steam filled shower.  However, I have many friends that swear by the restorative powers of a hot soak in the tub.  Despite installing a beautiful bathtub in our Master Bath, I confess, I have only used it just once.  While I find them absolutely lovely to look at, to me there is nothing appealing about a warm bath.  So which one are you?  Do you prefer to shower and steam or bubble and bathe?

Or, maybe you're a little bit of both!

{so clever!}

Images via:  JeffreyBilhuber;StevenGambrel;ElleDecor;CanadianHouseandHome


Everthing Gold Is New Again

Several years ago, one of my very stylish Aunts gifted me some of her vintage "gold ware".   At the time, I had never seen anything like it.  Now that I find myself perusing the internet for Holiday table setting inspiration,  I'm wondering where I've stashed these pieces!  I really hope I can find them before Saturday...wish me luck!

Images via: ElleDecor; ? ;dwell


Let's Get Pinned!

Jewelry, like everything else in the fashion world is cyclical.  With statement bib necklaces and knuckle dusting cocktail rings having run their course for quite some time now, it won't be long before brooches have their moment in the spotlight again.  Fortunately, there are amazing examples at every price point.  These beauties range from $36.00 on up to six figures!  Can you tell which is which?



 Images via: TiffanyAndCo.; DecadesVintageClothing;Net-a-Porter

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