Tuesday, August 25, 2015

summer into fall table setting

With the end of summer drawing near, I am bringing a little more orange and gold into my home.  A little pop of orange on the table can always elevate my mood.  Grape vines strewn at the center of the table enhance the vibe of this tablescape, and a few wild flowers add brightness.  Vintage glasses and bamboo flatware finish off the look.  What’s your favorite color to use at your table?

ciao! fabiana

Thursday, August 20, 2015

the hat of the summer...do not disturb

The do not disturb hat,
my style crush of the summer
and seen everywhere on Instagram.
Designed by Eugenia Kim.
So hot!

ciao! fabiana

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"watermelon steak" salad.

This sounds perfect for a hot day like today, 
Watermelon "Steak" Salad
There's no meat involved, 
just a big hunk of watermelon!
Recipe found here.

ciao! fabiana

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

fun sorority gifts from ring ching ching

If you’re looking for sorority gifts with a modern twist, you will find exactly what you are need at Ring Ching Ching!   They have an amazing variety of clothes and accessories available for that New Sorority Girl as well as for Bid Day and super cute Big + Little Sister gifts!  They offer merchandise for 18 sororities in original and colorful prints.  Check out their fun tanks, pj’s, robes, hats, bags, pillow cases and more!  They even sell fabric by the yard to help you create the ultimate dorm room!  

JenniferMartin, the owner and designer of RingChing Ching, makes the most stylish and modern sorority swank out there. She named her company after the “Ring Ching Ching” song that she and her sorority sisters would sing at Monday night dinners during her Pi Phi days at USC.   The name Ring Ching Ching always brings a smile to fellow Pi Phi’s when they hear it! 

Shop by sorority prints.
Ring Ching Ching also offers custom shirts and gear for any special event you may have!  Their graphic designers can create anything your heart desires. Please contact sales@ringchingching.com 

Visit  Ring Ching Ching for more!

ciao! fabiana

Monday, August 17, 2015

caribbean style

Here's a little Island decorating inspiration
from this month’s Coastal Living magazine.
I just love the informal, relaxed look of this Bahamian home.
Bring a little island flair into your home this summer with
woven basket textures,
a single huge palm or philodendron leaf in an interesting jar,
or open shelving that includes a few treasured items.
What do you think?

ciao! fabiana

Sunday, August 16, 2015

add a little candlelight

It’s the magic of candlelight, 
a subtle transformation from daylight to evening splendor.  

ciao! fabiana

Saturday, August 8, 2015

fun with chalk ink

A new discovery that I have recently made lately are Chalk Ink Markers.  They are basically chalk in marker form.  Chalk Ink takes your chalk board to a whole other level.  With them you are able to create beautiful lettering, so it makes them perfect for party menus, decorating furniture and walls, labeling items, place settings… the possibilities are endless!  Here’s a little inspiration…. 

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ciao! fabiana

Thursday, August 6, 2015

setting the table, italian style

Setting a table Italian style is so easy! Today, I gathered some olive and bay branches from my garden, plus a few sprigs of lemon verbena for the amazing aroma, and used them all as a backdrop for a few colorful and fresh lemons.  I chose to use these colorful melamine plates from Pottery Barn as salad plates, and the beautiful ivory plates are vintage Wedgwood.  Both plates sit on rustic raffia place mats from Ikea.  These place mats add just the right amount of texture!  Now we are ready for our dinner guests… cosi facile! (So easy!)   

 ciao! fabiana