PROJECT

I am currently obsessing over the notion of having a bar cart in my living room,

Bar carts have been around since before prohibition and have a timeless feel to them, and I have been inspired to make a BAR CART my new project...

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  This bar cart initiated the idea, I love how the mirrored shelves look under the blue glasses and pink flowers, a great use of bold colors!


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This one is more simple and less decorative but still serves its purpose, that is to mobilize spirits! 


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This one is slightly more modern but still functional and chic, I must say, however, I prefer gold more then silver


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LOVE the books, even bar carts need stacks of literature

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My dream bar cart would look just like this. 

I love the brassy metal gold and the simplicity of two symmetrical shelves. The color/finish makes the cart vintage looking, but the shape is still modern. I also think the wheels are nice to have but small enough not to overpower the look


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My dream bar cart would have at least one flower vase, if not two


Vintage cocktails by Assouline

This book is currently on my coffee table, but I would replace it with a book about cappuccinos, and put Vintage Cocktails on my bar cart!


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Of course I would have all the ingredients to make my vodka-soda water-limes,

And a surplus of wine! Pinot grigio would ALWAYS be in stock, but also an assortment for guests who may like merlot or chardonnay 


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Wine stoppers via rablabs.com


These are beautiful! So bright and alluring, a definite favorite of mine


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Stemless wine glasses are not my favorite for wine but I love them for mixed drinks and apparently also as flower vases



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And of course I would have as many bottles of Moet as possible!


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I absolutely adore champagne glasses with gold rims, it reminds me of summer weddings, so elegant!

Can't wait to decorate my own bar cart! 


Drink Chicly, 

-M. Gisele

WEST COAST STYLE

If anyone knows Los Angeles-SoCal style, its' RACHEL ZOE


The epitome of BOHO CHIC, Rachel Zoe has always been a source of inspiration for a more sophisticated california girl. Her new line adds elegance to cali's signature beachy waves, sun-kissed skin, and bare bodies look...

                              
                                           Rachel Zoe Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection



I love the contrast between the color and style of this dress. Most red dresses are meant to be very bold and somewhat overpowering, but this one is fun and flirty, yet still fashion forward with the right shoe


This look fully captures Rachel Zoe's esthetic, a casual look that makes a sophisticated statement 


With tights this look would be much more Parisian, but the bare leg gives this classic look a modern twist




These two looks have just right dose of glamour without being overbearing. Nightlife attire often gets too shimmery, sequined, and metallic for my taste, but she found just the right balance to make it cool!






Perfect for colder weather and the office, the climate and our jobs don't have to ruin our style! 


GET INSPIRED,

-M. Gisele

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HOTSPOT


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Hotel bars are my new favorite LA trend and The Viceroy puts all other Santa Monica nightlife to shame


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Pops of green add a modern twist to the more clean, classic black and white decor

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Even the restroom screams glam with its beautiful green subway tiling, countered by the timeless checkered floors

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 The Viceroy turns into a young, fun playhouse at night, with bottle filled cabanas and poolside seating

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And a cozy yellow toned library, for more intimate chats...

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Discover and Enjoy,

-M. Gisele

PILE ON ME

SUMMER seems to be about simplifying style, less is more, but FALL has a different approach. Colder weather requires more layers, let's load up on accessories...


Here are some finds on my mind...

DVF via piperlime.com

Perfect for shielding that year round California sunshine...
Shoe wedge via zara.com

Casualty of a shoe, comfort of a wedge, all with some added height, a must add to my fall wardrobe


Blue scarf via topshop.com

Circle scarves are so practical and chic; a bold color does it best
Gold bangle via forever21.com

Gold bracelets go with everything, simple as that


Marc by Marc Jacobs via net-a-porter.com

A controversial choice, but a neutral shade; let's stir up fall style


Fall into Fashion, 

-M. Gisele

PARISIAN CHARM

PARIS... is down the street

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 Emma and I came across this charming french cafe, La Provence, around the corner of our apartment in Brentwood, Los Angeles

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We lunched and allowed the nostalgia of Paris to fully set in, while drooling at the overabundance of perfectly placed macaroons...

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La Provence has this Brentwood location, as well as one in Beverly Hills


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Prosecco and champagne perfect for morning mimosas and breezy evenings dining on the patio...

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The most glamourous fruit spread, makes me crave jam glazed croissants in the afternoon...

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And of course, some sweets to take home please! 

Be sweet,

-M. Gisele

THE NEW PINK

"Whoever said orange was the new pink, was seriously..", CORRECT!


Sorry Elle Woods, but orange has got some weight on this one, as a loyal pink advocate I must admit, ORANGE is always on my mind...

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It makes a statement! But it doesn't have to be overbearing, just the right dose of orange is cool...

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After all, Hermès made orange très chic



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Even in the home, Orange accomplishes the same subtle cool by adding eccentricity and warmth 
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Orange lips are bold but very glamourous when done right, the rest of the make-up should be extremely minimal


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Orange works well with other fall shades, as noted in a previous post, as lipstick or an accessory


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BE BOLD


-M. Gisele