Love Nuts

On my last trip to LA with Pauline, we stumbled across a sweet boutique – quite literally – called Compartes. Apparently the chocolatier has been around since 1950, but it was the fist time I was introduced to this gem, filled with unique and super chic chocolate bars and chocolate confections.  While the bars, like Donuts and Coffee and Sea Salt Waffle Cone, were intriguing, one sample of the brand’s fabulously packaged Love Nuts had me hooked.  The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, or any day, you’ll go nuts for Compartes. xN






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I’ve been looking for new prints to change up the look in my home and to carry at my new shop. I came across the work of VonTrueba Studio. The London based architectural and design firm was started by Carmen Trueba, the Spanish born artist & architect. Her illustrations and prints have a great modern feel and for around 30 euros each..they are quite the steal.


von4 von6 von5 von1 von3 von2



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Best of Beauty

As someone who’s constantly in search of the next best beauty buy, from mascara to masks, I wanted to share a few of the standout products I plan to keep around and/or replenish in 2015. I’ve ditched a few products to make room for my favorites this year so here are a few of the items that made the cut. After all, a shower rack, 4 bathroom cabinets and 4 shelves of nail polish only leaves room for so much product. xN

Best of Nails:

Favorite Top Coat: butter London

Favorite Nail Polish: Jin Soon (any and all!)

Best of Makeup:

Favorite Eyeliner: Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

Favorite Makeup: Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Foundation

Favorite Lip Balm: Glossier’s Balm Dotcom

Favorite Highlighter/Illuminator: RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Favorite Lipstick: NARS Audacious Lipstick Collection

Best of Hair:

Favorite Shampoo: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil

Favorite Conditioner: Davines - I don’t think you can go wrong with Davines conditioners, unless of course you’re not into soft, tangle free, silky hair. Check out the website to find the best one for your hair type.

Favorite Hair Helper: Cake by Garrett Markensen’s Reverie  - Because your skin is not the only thing that can use some anti-aging aid.

Best of Skincare: 

Favorite Skincare Savior: Sunday Riley Good Genes

Favorite Eye Cream: Sunday Riley Start Over

Favorite Cleanser: Shu Ueumura Cleansing Oil 



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I’m Wearing Something Like This | NYE EDITION

I’ll admit, not much is more important on NYE than my outift- okay the party and people I’m surrounded with of course, but I keep pretty good company so that’s usually not an issue. In all the years of celebrating the New Year I’ve always wanted an excuse to wear Carrie’s outfit the night she saved Miranda from spending NYE alone. Well this NYE is it! Since we just had a baby going out is not in the cards, so my husband and I are having a few of our closest friends over for a cozy dinner. If all goes as it usually does the night will lead into a little bottle popping (and I’m not just talking about the bubbly) and dancing, and I get to do it in my pajama pants and pearls with my kids and friends! I could not ask for anything more this year. Happy 2015 to all of you! Shine on, C

1. RYAN ROCHE, Oversized Fisherman Knit | Mr. Larkin
2. LAUREN MANOOGIAN, White Taper Coat | Bona Drag
3. AESA, Double Wave Stoned Ring | No. 6 Store
4. ROSAMOSARIO, Dots and Lots Pajama Pants | The Outnet
5. CLYDE, Pinch Hat | Clyde
6. LUCY FOLK, Pearl Diver Necklace | Mr. Larkin
7. DIEPPA RESTREPO, Rod Boot | Maryam Nassir Zadeh
8. EDIE PARKER, Jean Striped | Edie Parker

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The Best Plate is the Breastplate

As we distance ourselves  from Christmas – its time to move away from wearing stretchy pants and over-sized sweaters and start thinking towards New Years Eve. While I’ll be keeping casual, I wouldn’t mind a little bling to add some NYE flair. I’m thinking a large breastplate necklace will do just the trick… not to mention all that shine around the neck will divert from the extra holiday pounds that may have been packed on below!




1. PAMELA LOVE | Rotation Breastplate Necklace
2. QUARRY | Hirshorn Collar
3. FELIX+ADRIK | Three Cresent Collar
4. HERVE VAN DER STRAETEN| Hammered Gold  Necklace
5. MARNI | Coal Horn Necklace

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