she’s a cover girl

hi guys, hope you’re having a good week and not stressing out too much this year.yeah, right.

let’s face it, we’re all on overdrive. hopefully you’re taking some time for yourself. since you’re here, i guess that’s what’s up!

i’m getting ready to head north again so have been making hay while the sun shines here in florida.

in the midst of all the craziness i just had to post today since it’s
au current for one day and one day only… women’s wear daily, that is. our helena chair made the cover! i know it’s all about the fashion, but hey, every gal needs a prop! by this time tomorrow we’ll be old news and the link won’t work, but tonight, she’s a star! (and the dress isn’t bad either).

in other news, i had so much fun with the last giveaway, i decided to do the same with this wonderful book that was sent to me for review. it’s absolutely beautiful and filled with tales of a family who realized they have a very distinctive style and a real knack for decorating and renovation.

they take us on several locations and track their progress with gorgeous photos and tales of their ups and downs.

it’s written by robert and courtney novogratz and published by rizzoli. don’t get mad about the pics, pubs!

here’s the link on amazon, downtown chic, from wreck to ravishing.

my favorite kind of parking lot!

anyway it’s jammed with great stuff so if you’re interested, leave a comment and i’ll send it out to a winner tomorrow!

have a wonderful and cozy night!

December 16, 2009. Books, Fashion, Furniture.


  1. cityfarmer replied:

    I’m in!!!

    cozy is my middle name …


  2. Emilie replied:

    Ooooh beautiful. Great photos and design? The perfect book to look forward to after my exams are over!


  3. Nancy replied:

    Rollin the dice.


  4. Nina replied:

    Such a lovely book! I’m in! Also, the chair in the first photo is just darling…thanks for sharing! :D


  5. Michelle replied:

    I love the color and pattern mix on the cover…I’m definitely feeling it!


  6. Daisy replied:

    Your Majesty,

    I am having so many problems with my reception on my computer for 3 days now, so I am not sure if my first comment went through. But here it is once again:) I just love the warmth of the pictures, and congrats on your chair making the cover!! I just want to move right in the pictures:))

    Royal wishes,
    La Petite Plume


  7. Marielle replied:

    This book intrigues me. Thanks!


  8. Fabulous Finds Gal replied:

    Gorgeous! Love the bikes line up in the parking lot. Especially since I spend lots of time at school with 5 year olds and my little one. Gotta love it. Enter me, please.

    Fabulous Finds Gal


  9. a la parisienne replied:


    I would love to win this book. From Wreck to Ravishing…Isn’t that what we all strive for?

    Bonne nuit!


  10. valmaxi replied:

    The book looks like it’s full of great ideas and photos. I love eclectic decorating books. I have several on my Christmas wish list. I love to come here and get lost in the amazing photos you post in your blog. Thank you for being a place to come treat myself.


  11. Melissa A. replied:

    I love this book and I love their style. I don’t have this book, but I have checked it out at the library. I would love to be able to add it to my own library.


  12. hallie replied:

    I’ll just flat out say me me me me me.


  13. Melissa replied:

    You make me laugh with spotlighting the ‘cover girl’ – ‘she’ definitely steals the show!

    And the book….well, my hands are really itching to peruse those lovely pages!


  14. Revisionista replied:

    Gorgeous book! Thanks for sharing a preview :)


  15. Emily replied:

    I’d love a chance at the book. Thanks.


  16. Anna/quilted giraffe replied:

    Oooh!! I’ve flipped through that book in the bookstore way too many times!!


  17. Brandy replied:

    How interesting and beautiful! Thanks for another great book giveaway! Hope I win! :-)
    Have a great day!


  18. Hannah replied:

    Wow….it looks like a super cool book! x


  19. Karena replied:

    I would love this book about such an amazing family full of talent. Fingers are crossed!


  20. bonnie replied:

    Hi Claudia!!! Congratulations on your chair in WWD! It looks fabulous! Count me in for the book too! Hope you are having a good week! Bonnie :)


  21. Jenny replied:

    Oh Please Santa! Count me in Claudia!


  22. Amy replied:

    what a gorgeous book!! i love the angles, colors etc…


  23. Tawney--A Chichi Life replied:

    What fun pictures from the book! I particularly love the vanity picture with the jewelry.


  24. Daisy replied:

    I just had to let you know how much I am enjoying your blog!S many interesting photos and things! Have a great Day!


  25. suzanne replied:

    oh…. I love SixxDesign’s concept. As a Mother of 3…I always demanded that my home be a mix of grown-up design w/ kid-tough & playful design.
    Count me in!



  26. sharon alouf replied:

    am curious to see where will this inspiring family, show, design will take me…


  27. Amber Barnett replied:

    Since I first layed my eyes on this book, I’ve been completley enthralled with it! I love everything about them especially the fact that they are self-taught and have 7 kids- my kind of family!!!
    Would love to finally add it it my collection!


  28. Amber Barnett replied:

    Im so sorry I totally didnt look at the date!! Ignore me :-)


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