Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DIY Jewelry Project!

You will need a pair of scissors and a foot or so of venise lace trim that is symmetrical and has somewhat of a large repeat design. I purchase mine from Gail K fabrics in Atlanta. It is seriously the tiniest store, but has the most unique trims I have found in any fabric store. I fell in love with this mint green trim! Such a pretty color :)
Cut the shape you want for each earring so that each piece is symmetrical. Try to cut as close to the shape as possible so that it does not appear fuzzy.

You will need a pair of simple earring hooks. I took mine off of an old pair of earrings that I don't wear anymore, but you can get them at Micheals. Take the tiny loop at the end of the earring hook and pin it through the fabric. Then twist it in place until the shape dangles just right. Voila! You have a simple pair of statement earrings that are sure to get attention. No doubt people will ask you where you got them...There is nothing better than being able to respond with - I MADE THEM! This project only takes about 10-20 minutes! Enjoy!!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday Funday!

Sundays have always been my favorite part of the weekend because usually it’s the day that I go get brunch at a new hotspot, go shop my favorite boutiques and just do “me” things. Yesterday morning Jon Paul and I decided that we would go hit up a fairly new bakery in Atlanta called Bakeshop. They have great menu full of yummy breakfast dishes, fresh lunch salads and quiches. They also have an array of fresh baked pastries and breads that are made daily. The space has a very “industrial farmhouse” feel complete with long butcher style tables for guests to dine and enjoy the free wi-fi.
When JP and I walked in we were greeted not only by the enticing smells, but also the incredibly friendly staff! I ordered the challah bread French toast with apple compote and JP ordered the fried egg sandwich with apple wood smoked bacon on ciabatta bread. Both were absolutely delicious and so was the vanilla latte that I had to wash down the sweet treat :). It was all FABULOUS!!

A table full of yummy things to eat!

Challah bread french toast with apple compote.

Fried egg sandwich on ciabatta bread.

Croissant heaven....I think I just became French looking at this table.

Chocolate and red velvet cupcakes.

After breakfast I decided I would hit up my favorite antiques/home goods boutique, Providence Antiques. You can always count on finding special treasures here like vintage gold jewlery and pink rose quartz serving bowls. The store has such an eclectic mix of beautiful finds. Sigh...I am ready to decorate!!!

Gorgeous mint green pagoda style lantern.

I think I have to have a set of these bright pink tapers and this elephant head.

Love that foo dog!

This little vanity bench is so cool! I love the faus bois velour fabric.... I must have it!

I will take one of everything!!

Bye, Bye for now...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wedding Inspiration

So, I JUST got married this year in beautiful Palm Springs (some pics here) and it was truly my dream wedding! However, because of my undying lust for everything wedding, I am already thinking about where/when I can renew my vows and have another gorgeous event! A place I considered while we were brainstorming the first go around was Santorini , Greece . What inspired the possibility of Santorini was the movie, Mama Mia. If you haven't seen it - you MUST! It is is great for so many reasons, but mostly it is just so visually pleasing! The sparkling crystal blue waters to the striking white buildings lining the coastal cliffs, the boho chic style of the natives…all of it was so yummy. For the next time I say I DO - here are pieces that I would have to have to complete my Grecian goddess look! Enjoy!

Halston dress

Loeffler Randall "Carlie" sandal

Alexis Bittar "molten" cuff

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ciao Bella!

Ever since JP and I accepted the invitation from out besties, Ryan and Sara, to join them on their Italian adventure in September all I can think about is...WHAT AM I GOING TO PACK!!?? We are talking about most of the most fashionable places on earth here and I need to look good! I remember when I studied abroad in Florence my Sophomore year of college and feeling so inadequate the whole time as I watched jealously, insanely beautiful women strut down the street as though they were on a catwalk (but simply headed to the market) decked out in the chicest garb. I learned alot of things about fashion during those four months. Italian style is so effortless, simple and romantic all at the same time. As much as I wish I could bring like 10 suitcases, we will be traveling around quite a bit so I want to try to pack as light as possible. This means I will have to bring pieces I can mix and match, and easy accessories to transform outfits from casual to dressy and day to night. Here are a few pieces that I feel I will have to snatch up before the trip. What do you think?
Polka dot dress - Topshop
Fenton/Fallon Carrington chaina and needle necklace - J.Crew
Sleeveless waistcoat - Topshop
Pink crystal sunglasses - Topshop
Black strappy sandals - Madewell
Black silk modal tank - Alternative Apparel
Sequin drizzle tank - J.Crew
Déjeuner silk short (copper)- J.Crew
Watercolor skirt - H&M
Lucca Couture Chiffon Scallop Short - Urban Outfitters
KNT By Kova & T Pleated Mary Dress - Urban Outfitters
Tom's canvas shoes - Toms
1773 Belted Straw Fedora - Urban Outfitters
Black Hayden Wedges - Dolce Vita

Monday, June 21, 2010

Here I go...

Hello my friends! My name is Kristen Giorgi. I am a lover of all things beautiful, creative, tasty and unique. I have a passion for sharing these things with friends, family, and now...YOU! Stay tuned for some fun filled posts to come!


Sorellina (little sister)