Friday, January 28, 2011

The Passion is in the Risk!

I love the line from the movie, When in Rome, “The passion is in the risk!” The movie is about an ambitious New York woman who gives up on love until it finds her in Rome and follows her back to NYC! But that line really has different meanings for me. When I think of passion and risk, I also think of doing something that most people would never try... because most people are just not risk takers. But thanks to a certain someone who said, “I hope you do it.” The universe has given me everything that I need to make this amazing undertaking possible. I smile every time I think of my team from New York to Miami who love my ideas so much that they have not only brought in their own genius but their personal and professional contacts to help make this adventure one that we’ll all walk away feeling good about.
So if you’re thinking of taking a risk… “I hope you do it!” Great risks have the potential to yield great rewards. Once you take a step forward… everything that you need will find its way into your life so that you can accomplish your goal. Just dream bigger and surround yourself with other risk takers who inspire, motivate and bring the best out of you! Let your imagination take you places that you never thought were possible and watch the world embrace you with open arms. I’m living proof!

What are you thinking of doing that's ambitious?

Monday, January 17, 2011

JLO's Haute Golden Globe Look with L'Oreal Paris and $5 Million Jewels

Jennifer Lopez dazzled us on the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globes' Award show in Los Angeles. To get JLO’s old Hollywood 1970’s look here’s how by L’Oreal Paris…

-Start with L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Color Correcting Primer in Anti-Dull and apply all over your face for a radiant and healthy glow.

-Next, apply the L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Smooth Soufflé light weight foundation.

-Follow that with L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Black to make your lashes super thick and popping along with lash extensions.

-On Jennifer’s lips... L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Perpetual Peach

To finish off her red carpet look... Jennifer’s stylist selected a dress by Zuhair Murad and pulled her hair back into a long ponytail. Before adding $5 Million dollars in haute jewels!

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Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Whip Haute NYC Hair!

If you want to whip your hair back and forth… you must make a stop at Wellington’s Hair Salon in New York City. Manhattan Salon Owner and Stylist Patrick Wellington invited me over to give my hair a New York City look. Patrick started out with a shampoo and heat conditioning afterwards an assistant gave me the Wellington blowout using a brush and Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum! My hair looked amazing… and my lowlights really popped.

Once the blowout was complete, Patrick took small sections of my colored hair and smoothed it out with a flatiron to style. I love shiny hair with lots of body and Patrick did not disappoint!

For tips on how to keep your hair haute Patrick suggests... that you shampoo and condition weekly (I use organic products), keep your ends trimmed every 6 weeks and wear a silk scarf at night to keep your hair from drying out and getting tangled on cotton sheets.

If you want a HAUTE New York look call Patrick!

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Photos Courtesy of Maureen Martin

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Dream Shoes are Haute!

My New Year’s wish for the girls who love Haute shoes… that every fashionista gets a pair of her DREAM heels. I love Christian Louboutin’s sexy sling glittered stilettos. So I made a mental note to put it on my vision board. But little did I know that my dream was about to come true.

One day out of the blue my favorite Palm Beach trio of fashionistas gifted me the LOUBY! I was so surprised and grateful because they made my shoe dream wish come true. I kept thinking how did Gwen know that this was my special shoe? I could see them in my dreams. I even felt them on my feet. After all it’s said, “Wearing shoes in your dream, suggests that you are well-grounded or down to earth.”

But my story doesn’t end there… my sparkly Louby stilettos make me smile every time that I wear them and yes, I get lots of comments on the jeweled art that’s worn on my feet. It’s the way that every girl should step out on the town… go glam, sparkle and shine! For every girl out there who loves the red soles… I wish that you get your DREAM shoes in 2011.

Which shoe do you dream about?

Photograph by Cliff Robinson Photography in Atlanta

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Rootstein Makes Halston Haute!

 Rootstein, the famous Mannequin maker, collaborates with the fashion house of legendary American Designer Halston for a retrospective look at the fashion icon.

I was invited to a private cocktail party in New York City where I met some of the world’s most famous celebrities in the form of life-size mannequins. Liza Minelli, Beyonce and a host of others wore shimmery beaded Halston originals. The showroom was full of glamour and style from the 70’s and 80’s when Halston became a household name among fashion lovers.

Halston became world famous when he designed the pillbox hat that Jacqueline Kenney wore to her husband’s 1961 presidential inauguration. His famous designs were also worn by the international jet-set like Bianca Jagger, Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor.

Who is your favorite iconic designer?

Manhattan's Cityhouse is Haute!

If you’re in the mood for a great steakhouse in New York City check out Cityhouse. This newly opened haute spot is housed in the Park Central Hotel. It’s just the place to catch up with your BFF for those “Sex in the City” moments that offer stimulating conversation along with a few laughs.

The newly opened Park Central Hotel in Manhattan, along bustling Seventh Avenue, offers those who love a great steak the best cuts of dry-aged USDA prime beef in town along with fish dishes, salads and decadent desserts created by Executive Chef Fabio Capparelli. My favorite selection—the filet mignon with pepper sauce and mashed potatoes as a side dish.
As you prepare to toast to the good life, you’ll love Cityhouse’s amazing wine selections with pairings from South Africa, France and Italy. There’s nothing like dinning in Manhattan to make your trip to New York Trés Chic!
You’ll also find the atmosphere haute… dramatic views of Seventh Avenue and rich, sleek, urban interiors with splashes of vibrant red make the perfect backdrop to an incredible evening in The Big Apple.” Whether you’re looking for an exciting evening out or power lunch with movers and shakers look no further than Cityhouse.


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What's your favorite NYC restaurant?