On the Hudson

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A fabulous farewell to NY was a fantastic restaurant well outside the city limits called Xaviars on the Hudson.
Brunch was the time of day to celebrate, as the overflow of constant and complimentary champagne, in addition to the delectable food was almost as beautiful as the view.
 American Apparel shawl cardigan
Bebe dress and belt
Ugg boots - similar here
Vintage pearls

Buzzing in New York

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Loving NY despite the hectic family schedule. 
Spent Friday eve enraptured by the theatre and Broadway's interpretation of Almodóvar's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. 
Met up with a favorite friend afterwards at the Intercontinental Hotel and talked the night away over drinks...
Feeding off the buzz of the evening and remembering why I fell in love with acting and this city in the first place.
A surprise birthday for my Father in Law last night and much unexpected fun watching him and his lifelong friends celebrate. I hope we still know how to party like that in 40 years.
A final celebration today at a champagne brunch, then resting up for the early flight home. 
Hope you all had an amazing holiday week! I'm excited to focus on a little cocktail party of our own and planning the outfits to go along with it. xx

Giving Thanks

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A well-fed childhood.

And my mother magically making it stretch (7 kids deep!)

And somehow always looking gorgeous while doing so.

Be a good host
Make room for others
Make the right toast 
Be kind towards lovers

Happy Thanksgiving!

Check out the guest post I did for the always inspiring... 

Wear your heart (and art!) on your sleeve

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

As promised, a peek at my journal tee from an especially magically moment in time.
Worn with a F21 jacket and jeans, H&M purse and Liliana heels (also seen here )


Wearable Art

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A few months back, my family and I had the opportunity to stay in one of the most stunning, historical, magical, old Hollywood homes in the hills.
Yes, we were house and dog sitting, but mostly it felt like a little vacation.  (More on this outfit story here.)

We were in a major transition point in our lives, moving back west side, (and me still settling into the mother role) and it was the exact kind of therapy I needed.
The art kind.

And since the owners of the home were two major players in the art and film world, their home was full of everything and anything an aspiring artist needs to get inspired!
So I invited some of my loveliest female acquaintances over and we played. And created. And got inspired.
One of my first projects was a basic white F21 tee that I decided to scatter my thoughts upon...
Then I handed it off to some more lovely girlfriends at the dinner party I hosted that evening, and they gifted my shirt with some of theirs...

Then I sent it off with my sis and she returned it with her own interpretation of that beautiful moment in time.

And it all started with a particular string of thoughts to help me wear my he(art) on my sleeve...

Standing outside of Pace
I told him I was cold
And she likes to wave at dogs
And dance to music
And sleep when she's scared
Yo solo quiero ser feliz
Yo solo quiero ser feliz

Check back in tomorrow for the finished product!

Winner! Goddess Boutique Necklace

Monday, November 22, 2010

You're the winner of the Spirit Necklace 
I hope this garnet gemstone brings you 
or someone you love 
much luck 
lovely compliments
but mostly... a reminder of that fiery female spirit. 

Pix via We <3 it

Lake Bell in Lucky Mag

How gorgeous is Lake Bell in the December issue of Lucky Magazine?

My talented friends over at Belle Bene Productions produced the shoot and I literally could not get enough!  I can't wait to see what they do next!

In the mean time, check out Bella Bene's website for fabulous overload, and enjoy some of my personal picks inspired by Lake's lovely looks. 

Necklace Giveaway! Goddess Boutique (Closed)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cozy pajamas, peppermint lattes, and hushed laughter with three of my favorite girls in the world. This was my morning. A residual from one of the best nights out I've had in quite a while.
It was nearly impossible to to pull myself away from all that loveliness. Even though I'm super excited about today's giveaway!
As promised, our friend's over at The Goddess Boutique have generously gifted this 16 inch, Garnet Gemstone Spirit Necklace for today's giveaway! Value price is $ 50.
Not only am I in love with nearly every item they sell in their shop, but I can't get enough of what it all stands for ~ simply loving and appreciating the beauty in our surroundings, our friends, and within us.

To be eligible for drawing:
  • You must be a follower of November Grey (if you are already a follower, note that in your comment!)
  • Visit The Goddess Boutique's online store and comment back here with your favorite piece.
  • For FIVE additional entries, (That's right FIVE. Which means you can comment 5 extra times, for 5 extra entries) if you live in the LA area, stop by the boutique some time this weekend and say hello! Then email me at novembergreyonline{at}gmail{dot}com with the lovely owner's name.
Open to international submissions
Contest ends 11/22/10 at 10pm PST
Winner will be drawn randomly & announced by 11/24/10

Vintage Florals & The Goddess Boutique

Thursday, November 18, 2010

When my beautiful sister comes to visit me, it's a mad dash to catch up on any moments we've missed with each other, plan our next creative plan of attack, and check out things and places that inspire us.
True, she only lives an hour away, but when one of our hectic lives offers a free day to spare - we just get so damn excited to hang out!
And I'm also a bit spoiled because she is a truly gifted makeup artist, turning any photo shoot ops into more girly fun time.
It's like we're little girls again playing dress up. Only with professional tools.
We knew just the place to head to when a friend recommended we check out the Goddess Boutique on Lincoln. 
And the moment we stepped in, we realized why...
It was a wonderland of jewels and gems, indie designer clothing, to-die-for accessories and boots like this (for around $20!!)
I can't wait to share more photos and finds from this darling little store.  Check back in tomorrow for a fabulous giveaway from my new favorite place to shop!
 Floral Dress, sunglasses & bracelet - Vintage
Boots - Aldo