Monday Morning Inspiration 3.31.14

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You know how that voice in your head sometimes makes you feel inadequate? It may tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, cannot and will not get that done. “That” thing you want to get done may be a short term, long term or life changing goal or accomplishment. Sometimes it’s not the people around you that makes us feel insecure. It may very well be ourselves.

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We can be our biggest hater (I hate that overused word), our biggest blocker. Often times we believe our own hype. All hype aint good hype though. Don’t allow yourself to feel as if you will lose before you even get started. We have nothing but time and all we can do is try. You’d rather try than be old and wrinkly rocking away in someone’s chair mad at the things you didn’t do or attempt, right? So do them. Set those goals. Do something daily to achieve them.

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Celeb Homes: Kourtney Kardashian

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If you been following me long enough, you know I been loved the homes of the Kardashians especially Khloe’s just from watching their show. In InStyle Mag Kourt shares her beautiful home that was also designed by Jeff Andrews who is one of my favorite designers. I love his portfolio of work and the mix and many uses of texture in a space. He manages to make homes and rooms glamorous but comfortable. It’s what I call a liveable aesthetic.

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Kourtney has pieces that has been in her family for years to make it feel like a home filled with memories and sentimental things. Take this desk that was Kourtney’s father’s.

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Even I want to play in Mason’s room. The surfboard light “medallions” are clever…

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Kourtney, who loves interior design, decorated the baby room by herself…

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I love the wallpaper in her space. It gives the room a modern warmth that a solid color wouldn’t do. I like the dresser for tv stand. Using credenzas and buffets are other stylish pieces of furniture to sit a tv on top or hang over…

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My stay at the Ameritania Hotel in Times Square New York…

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As you know I was in New York last Sunday thru Tuesday night. I knew it would be magical to stay in NYC during Christmastime and indeed it was. We stayed at the Ameritania NYC and I can’t deny part … Continue reading

Victoria’s Secret is such a sexy store by the design alone

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I was in the Chicago area yesterday and after stopping at a mall there I went into their “Vickie’s Secret” and I could hardly contain my excitement. This particular VS looked very different from what I’m used to. The glossy black molding were the bones of the store. So very dark, moody and dramatic. Black and white stripes and damask wallpaper, the perfectly positioned gallery wall and flashes of hot pink makes it sultry.

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It’s funny because my mom heard someone on HGTV call a design sexy and she couldn’t understand how decor and a room can have that feel. Oh…but it can. Think about the colors, the texture, the glam factor and the feeling the space gives you. Going into their fitting room you had all black doors with dimmed wall sconces lighting the way. It definitely created a sexy atmosphere. In order to NOT look as if I haven’t been anywhere, I limited the amounts of pics I took because the store was crowded.

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There was a wall full of pink tufted cubes with mannequin torsos in each. They even had sequin mannequins. I really need one of those.

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Though I hate to see products cluttering a bathroom counter, I commend VS for having such pretty packaging. Who wouldn’t want these staring back at them while brushing your teeth? Their products especially the beautiful perfume bottles will look lovely styled this way.
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I am obsessed with the Vegas lighting through out the store. I want one of those too. Mine would say “Indulge”…

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In the fragrance section they had a giant screen playing the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. VS successfully lures in shoppers by their awesome interior. I wish I had a dressing room at home filled with their design elements.

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Sorry this shot is blurry but I found it funny that all the men in the store waited patiently on pink high back tufted chairs as the women shopped. Lol. I wish I knew what company designs the VS stores because the one in the Woodfield Mall is Schaumburg, Illinois is fabulous.

{All images by me}

Hotel Indulgences: The Korakia Pensione in the Palm Springs Desert

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The Korakia Pensione is a Mediterranean-style resort and spa located next to mountains in the Palm Springs desert. I like the Moroccan architectural details and decor found through out the space.

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The black and white striped lounge chairs are exactly what I would want for my so cal outdoor space.

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MMMMMmmmm yummy. Lately I’ve been cutting fruit up at night, storing in containers and taking to work to eat alongside my daily instant oatmeal. Fruit really does make a regular breakfast feel much more special.

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This is so picturesque. See more on 100 Layer Cake.