Setting the Mood: Wine Time

By |September 11th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

fall 2012 color trendsIf yesterday’s cold spell didn’t confirm that it’s officially fall, then I’m not sure what does.  Oh, right, the return of pumpkin spiced lattes at Starbucks.  The impending frost bite is most certainly on its merry little way and it’s high time you update your autumn wardrobe with this fall’s favored color.  Some call it burgundy.  Some call it oxblood.  I’d like to keep things simple and just stick to calling it wine.  Why shouldn’t my closet reflect my favorite beverage?  (I drink it for the antioxidants, people).  The look can be achieved from head to toe tonal or simply incorporated with a well placed resveratrol rich accessory.

wine colored clothingSchutz Fiona Suede Pumps, $185HELMUT Quilted Coat, $550, Kain Stretch Twill Mini Skirt, $150, Rebecca Minkoff Line Quilted Flirty Bag, $275

Barolo and bordeaux and cabarnet, oh my!



Setting the Mood: Like a Fine Wine

By |December 5th, 2011|Setting the Mood|

Here’s something that may come as a shock to you.  Brace yourselves.  I enjoy wine.  I enjoy it so very much that I’ve decided to dedicate this entire post to it.  What?  That post(s) about Napa didn’t tip you off?  There’s nothing quite like unwinding with your favorite glass of wine after a long day (as long as you’re of legal age, of course).  Beyond that giddy delight you feel after a glass (or two) of vino, this nectar of the gods also has some health benefits that may interest you (and justify that last glass).  Red wine is high in antioxidants and a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ called resveratrol, which helps reduce “bad cholesterol.”  I’m not the only one privy to this knowledge though.  Beauty brands have harnessed the super powers of grapes to create products that will make you look as good as you feel… and they won’t leave you with a pesky hangover.  If you really want to douse yourself in wine, try wearing the hue of a beautiful bordeaux or classic cabernet- perfect for the holiday season.  (Bonus: you won’t see any unsightly spills- not that you would ever spill).

And yes, as a matter of fact, I am drinking a glass of pinot noir as I type this.

In vino veritas!




Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub and Merlot Friction Scrub, $29

Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick in Barolo, $24

Annina Vogel 9 Karat Gold Garnet and Diamond Crescent Necklace, $1,520

7 for All Mankind Second Skin Legging in Malbec Velvet, $178