Sunday, January 31, 2016

announcing my new blog shop!

Hi Friends! I wanted to share my new BLOG SHOP with you. It's an extension of my Ciao Newport Beach Blog, via eBay. I have some fun new and vintage gift items for sale, including some fun Valentine's Day items. All items are influenced by favorite things that I love to share on the blog. Come on over and check it out! 
A few Coffee related goodies.
Some chic vintage finds.
Gift ideas for holidays.  These make great hostess gifts too!
I love these inspiring and pretty journalscoffee mugs
and trinket trays and dishes!  Let me know what you think!! 

Check back soon, as I will be adding 
new and seasonal items weekly.
Also, I am offering free delivery this 
month to Newport-Costa Mesa friends. 

ciao! fabiana

Saturday, January 30, 2016

favorite looks from country living

Flipping through this month’s Country Living magazine…
I spotted this cozy kitchen nook.
I love the combination of vintage pieces
from the artwork and the lighting to
the table and mix of fabrics on the pillows.
Chalkboard walls are always so homey in the kitchen.
They are like comfort food for the eyes! 
Well, hello there!
This guy's hideaway is nestled right under the kitchen island,
tucked away and all dressed up in buffalo check and ticking stripes!
I'm always a sucker for vintage maps,
and this room is wall-to-wall maps!
 Modern and organic elements combine 
perfectly in this light-filled dining room.
A grouping of milk glass vases is so sweet.
Ooh, I have to add a few of these to my collection!

ciao! fabiana

Friday, January 29, 2016

the luxury of a vanity table

Vanity tables are not as common now as they were in mid-century homes, but they are making a comeback.  Used mainly for primping, they now can serve multiple modern uses.  It’s a great place to store and display your jewelry.  Vanity tables with drawers can be fitted with compartments to hold rings, bracelets and necklaces.  Why not make it your phone charging station?  Pamper yourself with a beautiful space just to call your own.  Add a pretty mirror and lighting, and you are all set!  And a little Chanel No.5 please. Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not a luxury.” Coco Chanel.

ciao! fabiana

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

valentine gifts for coffee lovers

We still have a few weeks until Valentine’s Day, so there’s still time to find the perfect gift for your friends, teachers and your honey.  That’s why I love these fun coffee mugs and cups.  Just about everyone enjoys a cup of coffee or tea throughout the day, so why not treat them to a cute mug on Valentine’s day?  These cute sayings and designs will remind them every day of how special you think they are!  I have collected a few of my favorite styles that I thought you might like.  Let me know what you think!
Hello Gorgeous” coffee mug with small hearts around interior rim and “love you” heart inside the bottom of cup.  Shop here.

I love this chic black “hello beautiful” coffee mug. Around the rim of the mug it says “you look lovely today”. A great reminder for someone special!  Shop here.
Here’s a great way to get the attention of Mr. Right.  Why not get him a “Hello, handsome” mug?  Just a little compliment for him to enjoy every day!  I got these for each of my sons too!   Shop here.
Love you to the moon & back”.  This one is a special reminder for just about anyone who is dear to your heart, any time of the year.  And, look inside!  There’s a nice little surprise in the bottom of the mug.  Shop here.

The black and white hearts on this cup and saucer are so sweet, and it’s just the right size for a cappuccino or a cup of tea.  A hint of gold adds to the glamour!  Shop here.
YOU ME US”.  A great reminder of those most important in your life.  And I love all the gold polka dots too.  Shop here.
One of my favorite sign-offs, “X O”.  Just a quick way to send some one a hug and kiss.  This mug is the perfect shade of red with gold lettering on both sides. Shop here.

x o   fabiana

Saturday, January 23, 2016

unique outdoor lighting

When designing a functional outdoor space for 
evening  entertaining, lighting is a key component.  
Lighting not only is functional, but can set the 
perfect mood for your alfresco gatherings.  
If you don’t have the right electrical connections, 
getting creative is the solution.   
Make or purchase a large grapevine or twig wreath 
and wrap outdoor string lights to it.  Use wire to 
hang from an overhanging tree branch or pergola.  
This way you can plug it into an outlet that is nearby.
  This creates a whimsical chandelier for your table!  
A secluded area of your patio is the perfect spot for a
 candle-lit lighting fixture.  You could even use battery powered 
candles for this option. Scatter a few votive candles 
on the table to add more ambiance.
Lanterns hung with pretty decorative iron 
brackets are a great idea for a wall 
adjacent to your table or seating area.
Moroccan glass lanterns come in the most gorgeous jewel tones 
and can really add romance and character to any style of décor.  

ciao! fabiana

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kitchens with a pop

I personally love an understated, classic 
and neutral kitchen, and I especially love 
the idea of adding high impact accessories 
as my mood may dictate.  
Here are some of my favorite ways 
to add a pop of color…    
1. Amazing industrial pendant lights in your favorite color.
2. Bright and cheery bar stools or chairs.
These are easy to spray paint if you get inspired by another color!
3. Fresh fruit and flowers add so much life to an all white kitchen. 
4. And lastly, zhush up your kitchen by coordinating 
gorgeous flowers with your hand towels, wow
You can't beat this look!   

ciao! fabiana

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Friday, January 22, 2016

jessica alba at home

The newest issue of BHG beautiful features the beautiful 
Jessica Alba on the cover, and inside, she opens up 
a few rooms of her home to share with us all.
I love her fun style and organic mix of patterns and textures.  
I also found a few photos from Domino 
of Jessica’s daughters’ bedrooms for you all to see.  

The simple backgrounds and mix of bold patterns in the 
sitting area of Jessica's master bedroom are amazing, 
as is that natural, chunky wood coffee table.

A vintage brass dresser and adorable heart-shaped bulletin 
boards complement each other in her daughter’s room.

This whimsical desk space would make any little 
girl feel a bit grown-up, but the whole vibe is so playful!

This beautiful etagere brings in more elegant brass into the room, 
and the cute bunny ears make this room so much fun !

So gorgeous!  Can you spot another bunny? 

 I just love all the brass accents that she 
has incorporated throughout her home.  
Tell me what you love most!

ciao! fabiana

tablescape bargain of the day

When setting a table for family and friends, I always love an element of fun or surprise.  And that’s what I love about these pretty blue glasses that I found here for only one dollar each!  An interesting drinking glass can add color, sparkle and makes it easier to coordinate plates and napkins.  This color blue can bring it all together so easily!  At this price, I stocked up and I even got a few in pink and green as well.  They will come in handy this spring and summer!!

ciao! fabiana

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

soft and pretty paint colors

Pretty colors in soft creams and buttery yellows
 are the perfect match for freshening up your 
home for the upcoming spring months.     
This fresh, neutral palette is looks amazing in this light-filled room.
Creams, yellows and grays are a subtle combination.
Spruce up a hand-me-down piece in a fun shade of yellow!
Bring in a little or a lot of yellow into your kitchen.
It's a great way to start your day!

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ciao! fabiana