I deeply regret missing out on scoring Mawi‘s new glitter clutches on Moda Operandi last month . . . honestly, DOH! Any of the sparkly numbers would have been the perfect compliment to many holiday ensembles. Determined to recreate it, I found some brilliantly colored chandelier crystals that would do just the trick. Add some glitter, Mod Podge, a zip pouch and voila, you’re ready to celebrate 2012 in your new glitter clutch!
Areias do Seixo is a modernist glass and concrete construction located on a protected patch of Portugal’s Costa de Prata, just 30 minutes north of Lisbon. 14 uniquely designed bedrooms are equipped with polished cement floors, pebble walls, soft quilts and sleek hanging stoves, relying entirely on geothermal energy and solar power! How would you love to escape to this intimate oasis for a few days?
Making shoes from organic and natural materials, as well as up-cycled plastic bags from the polluted beaches of Bali, The People’s Movement has set out to repurpose and eliminate single use waste. This year they’ve collaborated with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a group dedicated to stopping plastic pollution and it’s toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment, by donating $1 from every pair of sneakers from their Clean Act collection. What a great feeling to know that behind these super cute (and extremely comfortable) kicks is an outstanding mission and cause. Sneaker up!
How can one not absolutely love a holiday that’s all about feasting around the dining table?! Food, family and friends . . . the perfect Thanksgiving trifecta. And with this scrumptious celebration just a few days away, thoughts about putting together a simple but elegant autumnal tablescape is inspiring and consuming me.