Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Very A•Mused Tallulah Holiday

'Twas the night before the Tallulah Holiday, when all through the shop,
Three Muses were stirring, and champagne bottles went pop!
All the trees were decorated with care, 
Each with plenty of gilded fruit to share.

The Muses slipped on their Lola Shoetique heels with mischief in their heads
With visions of vintage lace dresses in their photo spread;
And mama Denise passed out candy and jewels to all
As the enchanted glitter began to fall.

They teetered in their heels so high
And Alex wore a crown that said "Let them eat pie"
All through the night the Christmas lights glimmered
While the silver and gold candles flickered!

When out on the terrace there arose such a clatter
Of enchanted children who wanted in on the matter
Away to the window the Muses did dash
To usher the little ones in, to join in on the camera flash.

Coordinator: Mirembe Today
Photographers: Fermin Espinoza, Wes Ocean Bent
Shot on location at Talluah, in Healdsburg and on Instagram!
Wardrobe: Provided by Tallulah, wearing Lola Shoetique and Studio 46! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Blue Luxe

It seems that the traditional red and green for the holiday season for me has lost it's luster. Not so much in holiday decorating style (such as for the home), but more so in dressing. Blue and silver, red and gold, or even taupe-y metallics seem to be what I'm most into when it comes to dressing for holiday parties. This dress, from Sugarlips is a favorite because of it's vintage feel; but the fabric keeps it feeling modern and classic. Below I've got some fun holiday nails in honor of Julep's Deck Your Nails campaign!

Friday, December 12, 2014

A•Mused Blog goes to Massage Envy Spa

So have I told you about how I'm trying to be my new best friend? I've been crazy stressed lately. It's more like the "ohmygod I have nothing to do, it can only mean that I'm forgetting something" kind of stressed. You know what I mean. It's the kind of stress where you don't know where the week went, it's Friday and you could have sworn it was still Monday, and you arrive to work and realize that your fully conciencious effort of making coffee at home was left...well, at home. 

Being my new BFF and all, I decided to plan ahead and schedule myself a 2-hour stress relief session at the Massage Envy Spa of Santa Rosa. Of course being somewhat new to the whole alleviation of stress thing, I scheduled my appointment for 9am on a Sunday morning. Ha!

Monday, December 8, 2014 Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway!

Today I've got a fun and unique post for you. How many of you use audio books? I was first introduced to them in college while on my way to my summer study course in Paris. My Honors professor had suggested I bring a few for the long plane and train travels. Similar to reading travel guides in companionship to whichever biography I'm reading at the moment, I've found that audio books can really enhance the traveling experience. I see it as another form of cultural immersion. Below I've compiled a gift guide of favorite reads, as well as ones that I hope to read soon. Audio books can make an excellent gift for you or a friend - a unique present that will be sure to delight anyone on your list. When ordering a subscription, you'll get through series and trilogies in no time! I've even included gift ideas for children - all my friends are having kids (so I figured all your friends probably are too)! Currently is having a great special: 50% off subscriptions! Right now you can get 3 months for $7.49 per month. Below are my favorite selections from

Audio books for self improvement