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Fashionista Vera Wang Lists Stunning 740 Park Avenue Co-op for $25 Mil (PHOTOS) | REALTOR.com® Blogs

28 Dec

Vera Wang finally lists fab NYC Co-op ready to move west into Beverly Hills Mid-Century Glass and Steel.

Take a moment and click over to the slideshows. Wow, this is luxury! Enjoy.

SOURCE: Realtor.com

Vera Wang Buys Glass and Steel Mid-Century Modern in Beverly Hills (PHOTOS) | REALTOR.com® Blogs

SOURCE: Realtor.com

Fashionista Vera Wang Lists Stunning 740 Park Avenue Co-op for $25 Mil (PHOTOS) | REALTOR.com® Blogs

92103 Driveabout: Bankers Hill/Hillcrest (Video)

23 Oct
Following are three of my favorite weekend things to do:
  1. The Spruce St. Bridge
  2. The Juniper-Front Community Garden (Video)
  3. Seasonal shopping at Urban Outfitters in Hillcrest. 

Enjoy!

Towards Downtown

2220 Front Street, Juniper-Front Community Garden

2220 Front Street. The Juniper-Front Community Garden is perched on a hill on Front Street between Ivy and Juniper Street, and was established in 1981. The quarter block is divided into approximately sixty 10-by-12 foot plots. The Port Authority owns the land and rents the garden plots for approx. $100 per year. Juniper-Front Community Garden’s waiting list is long, often with prospective gardeners waiting a full year before an opening.
Matt Browne has a plot at the community garden and filmed this video.

Forever Changing Treasures: Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Couture Re-Blog

12 Sep

Seems to me that the wonderful thing about treasures are their values and beauty are forever changing.

I gave myself the treat to wander through my Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture™ store in New York, and just enjoy. Vintage pieces I had bought in the past. Some I clearly remembered. Some revealed details that had past me by previously.

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While the initial search for treasures for my stores and my home is a sacred adventure, I never bore of the new qualities that are forever evolving. I don’t segregate this thought to just material treasures, but also people treasures and lesson treasures. As we spend more time discovering the many layers, there is always a new beauty to experience, seemingly never ending.

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A beautiful Florentine table and purple porcelain flowers, visual symphony to my eyes.

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The craft of balance and acceptance is a quality I am always striving for. Sometimes it is my aesthetic ability that teaches me how the unexpected opposites, balance each other, and bring out the best.

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There are moments in our lives where accents of decadence finds a home. I like to welcome these in heirloom qualities, so they can be shared for many generations to come. Quality and classic needs to be part of a decadent recipe in my book.

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When searching for treasures, often it is the patina that finds my attention. The most magnificent piece is without magic for me if the patina isn’t alive with texture.

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These beauties were on a wallpaper trunk and porcelain umbrella stand in my store. Both are so beautiful and rare to the eye. Sometimes I question how I part with such treasures. For me discovering and acknowledging value and beauty, is often enough. Letting unique qualities pass thru my hands onto others is often enough for however long they last in my world.

And that is why it is always such a treat for me to go to a store, to experience one more time, the treasure I found, and perhaps discover another layer I didn’t see before.

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See these and other treasures at any of our Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture stores.

Video of the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 Fashion Show

11 Sep

Rebecca Minkoff Talks Fashion Nite Out

In celebration of fashion week I am celebrating designer Rebecca Minkoff. We both grew up in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego, I lived blocks away from her family and was the local babysitter on and off for a decade.

It was the 80’s, The Minkoff’s moved to Florida, and upon high school graduation Rebecca departed for NYC with dreams of designing.

She started RM with her brother Uri Minkoff, and after a succesful launch, and a beautiful Tuscan wedding to Gavin Bellour, she set her sites on expanding the RM brand. (Be sure to also check out her Ben Minkoff men’s line).

This video was originally shot one year ago 9/12/10 for her Spring Line launched March 2011. Created by Gavin Bellour, this is an intimate look into her creative process.

On September 12th, documentary filmmaker Gavin Bellour filmed CFDA fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff as she prepared for the presentation of her Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

The road to Lincoln Center is documented in this short film which features appearances by Gossip Girl Michelle Trachtenberg and fashion blogger Rumi Neely of FashionToast.com.

Below: “No Pressure” A Behind the Scenes Look at Fall 2011 Fashion Week. Follow Rebecca Minkoff as she prepares for her the first runway show at Lincoln Center. Then shop your favorite fall looks now available on RebeccaMinkoff.com.

This is a family run business. Uri is off the charts smart, graduating high school in about 16 months. With determination and a few PR courses under his belt, he talked his folks into eventually opening what became a 10,000 sqft wellness center. Later building his own successful internet development technology company.

Still acting as Chair of his companies, Uri set off to start the Rebecca Minkoff brand with his sister. 6 years later, they are still independently managed and self-financed.

Today she is at the top of her game, still partnering with her brother Uri and preparing to be a new mommy, while her husband Gavin provides fantastic visual images.

Click here for her company timeline. Their venture now offers apparel, bags, shoes and accessories, and men’s accessories under the brand Ben Minkoff, named after her grandfather.


Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) — Rebecca Minkoff, chief executive officer for her self-named handbag company, talks about the fashion industry and growth strategy. Minkoff speaks with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance Midday.” (Source: Bloomberg)

I carry RM bags because they are fabulous! My favorite being the Wine and Cheese bag with roomy front pockets. I live in this bag.

Take a moment and view her site and blogs. REBECCA MINKOFF is someone to watch. Dont forget to sign up for her newsletter. I leave you with a video for her 2011 Fall collection, enjoy.

(Click here to catch up with her amazing folks, David and Sue Minkoff, two people I completely adore who taught me so much about family, health and harmony.)

Rebecca on Bloomberg TV
Livestream of the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 Fashion Show

>Prada’s Global Influence

20 May

>Check out this beautiful slideshow featuring all of the amazing spaces dedicated to this Italian designer’s fashion empire!

>The Late, The Great…

4 May

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Alexander McQueen. Need I say more? With his design house continuing to pump out gorgeous designs (think the Royal Wedding) we cannot help but to be captivated by their creations.

We love these dark, yet irreverently chic rings, handbags, and jackets…trust us, you will not be disappointed! We honor you Alexander McQueen!

Have a chic day.