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Much to do…

1 Sep

Hello Labor Day Weekend, Good Bye Summer…but wait. The fun never ends here on the Central Coast. Our local retailers and purveyors are always cooking up new, fun and ah-mazing to-dos to fill up our weekly calendar. Kick the holiday weekend off right with a visit to La Rouge Boutique de Lingerie in downtown San Luis Obispo where owner Farani will be showcasing the latest collection from jewelry company Virgins, Saints and Angels. Plus receive 15% off your purchase.

On Friday, bid farewell to summer with a refreshing and complimentary taste of Pithy Wine Co’s latest addition to the Soda Works family: Cream Soda. The team will be celebrating with delish Cream Soda Floats and sampling some other local goodies, like these.

And end the evening with a visit to downtown San Luis Obispo’s newest fine jeweler Ian Saude. Wine, snacks by the Neon Carrot and yummy desserts. Yes, please! Also be sure to check out the latest and divine collection from Alexis Bittar.

Happy. Happy.


Soiree Planning, Vol. 3

21 Apr

Next step? Flowers. “The grace note of every home begins with flowers. The first impression your home makes is less about your furniture than about the sense of beauty and hospitality it conveys.” – Kate Spade

Fresh are always best, so I was thrilled when my mother-in-law planned for this beautiful arrangement of white peonies (a personal favorite) combined with light pink wax flowers to be delivered to my home from the lovely Kathy at Art of Flowers in Nipomo.

Now while I always prefer the latter, I stumbled upon these beauties recently at Michael’s Craft Store in Paso Robles and was knocked out of my shoes with the realistic look and feel. It is amazing how far faux flowers have come lately (they even have those little imperfections such as wilted edges and tears that make the real thing so appeasing)!  Plus on top of it all, they were on sale – 2 stems for only $3.00 (regularly $6.99 each). I couldn’t bring myself to say no.

Arranged in an assortment of cobalt and buttery cream ceramic vases on top of my new french blue and coral pink melamine serving tray (as seen above) and voila! Flowers… Complete.

Check out Soiree Planning Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 for the complete evolution.

Here Comes the Fete!

20 Apr

And so it begins…weddings, baby showers and birthday parties galore! Needless to say my weekends are quickly filling up (as are everyone else’s) and while my closet is booming with lovely pieces from season’s past, it seems to be whispering in my ear “replenish me.”  So lately I have been on the hunt for a new number that screams the word versatility, and with that comes some important criteria:

1. Must be appropriately colored to carry me through spring and into the future holiday season (I hate pieces that are adaptable-y challenged).

2. Must be sleek enough for evening gatherings but subdued enough for day time events.

3. Must be suitably sexy in certain areas but not distracting from the “person” of the hour.

After some time surfing the internet I came across the above number by Elizabeth and James appropriately named “Fete Dresson sale at Diani Boutique in Santa Barbara. The perfect (and multi-seasonal) Cobalt blue, puffy ¾ length sleeves, alluring v-neck and ideal length make the Fete Dress a lovely candidate for my upcoming calendar of events.

Diani Boutique • 1324 State Street, Suite B • Santa Barbara, CA • 93101 805.966.3114

I’ve Got a Golden Ticket

8 Apr

Ah, the joys of an intriguing deal. Last night I opened my inbox to find an email from Coverings in downtown San Luis Obispo. What I love about their emails is…that they are worth reading!!! Yes, sometimes you jump to the bottom of the page like a kid on Christmas morning, eager to find out what the point of the email is. Almost 99% of the time, it’s a sale of some sort. And 24 hours ago, when I opened mine (titled “chocolate”) I was thrilled.

I am not going to state what the email entailed exactly (you have to sign up for their email list to find out), but let’s just say it involved a “golden ticket”, three-days only, and a killer deal. I knew instantly what I wanted, the coveted Michael Kors Chronograph Gold Watch.

This watch is perfection personified in a time piece: classic gold, reasonably priced and would look amazing on a wrist overflowing with gold-toned bracelets. I obsessed over the possibility all day long, imagining all the different ways I could wear the watch, only to discover this evening that I was too late, Coverings had sold out of all the gold-toned Michael Kors watches.

Nevertheless, I continued to peruse the racks of perfect spring wear and came across this little lacy number by Sunday Rocks (and in the perfect shade of grey no less).

End result, my golden ticket scored me a great find!

Coverings – 770 Higuera Street – San Luis Obispo, CA – 93401 – 805.549.8373

Spring has Sprung

25 Mar

I love spring.  Warm(er) days, late night strolls, trips to the lake…and the chance to wear some truly California-style duds. Conveniently Coverings in downtown San Luis Obispo just announced the 30% off all Dresses Sale, starting today (because I seriously needed an excuse to stop in and update my spring wardrobe)!

And did I mention the majority of stock just arrived this week!?!?

There is the most darling Patterson J. Kincaid shirt dress I have been eyeing (seen here on shopbop) for weeks now….this is the perfect excuse to buy it locally!

Coverings – 770 Higuera Street – San Luis Obispo, CA – 93401 – 805.549.8373

Got You Covered

20 Feb

The 30% off sale continues at Coverings in downtown San Luis Obispo for Gypsy 05, Juicy Couture and (a household favorite) Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Get in today before it is all gone!

Coverings – 770 Higuera Street – San Luis Obispo, CA – 93401 – 805.549.8373