Today is my birthday and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than Geoffrey's in Malibu with my family! We're off to cruise PCH and enjoy a fun sunday overlooking the Pacific. Nothing better than a little sunday buzz on your birthday to get the work week started right! Cheers everyone!!!
How pretty and celebratory does this pink Moet & Chandon cork look??!! Since I'm in the mood to celebrate, this for sure will be my drink of choice! Party or no party, champagne evokes fun, bubbles, good times, and lifted spirits! Welcome to the party!
I've had my eye on these Sun G's for a while now and I hope my birthday wish comes true with a shiny new pair! They offer super protection for your eyes, are super cool, super Euro, super stylin', and super unique if you want a pair that's not like what everyone else is sporting.
Since their introduction, artists, celebrities, sports athletes and trendsetters have been wearing SUPER sunglasses. Daft Punk, Who Made Who, Justice, Pedro Winter (and his “Ed Crew”), Simian Mobile Disco, CSS, St. Vincent, The Kills, Elio Fiorucci, Sienna MIller, and Valentino Rossi are just a few who have been seen sporting a SUPER.
My personal all-time fave is Christine Centenera in Super Flat Top
It's the Age of Aquarius so let the sunshine in my friends!!! I know, I know, I've been a little MIA this month and rightfully so! Between the demands of work, fighting what seems to be the never ending cold/cough or whatever the hell is floating around, working on my new website (shhhh...you will have to keep reading to see what's next in 2010 for V+V!), trying to exercise (took a serious hiatus the last few months), researching areas to move to and seriously stalking good real estate deals, to making time for my family and of course my husband...there just hasn't been anytime left for this fun stuff! So, I promise I am back and what better way to kick off a comeback than with a party! That's right, this sunday I turn another year older, but certainly wiser and I couldn't be more excited for that! So let the sunshine in cause it's the Age of Aquarius!
Photo via Martha Stewart Living
My favorite band during my 20s was hands-down The Strokes. I saw them perform live many times in L.A., made it back stage, and was able to party with them one New Year's Eve in Vegas. I was completely in love with the lead singer Julian Casablancas and when I heard he was going off on his own for a single album, I was intrigued. This is a picture of the marquee where he performed during the month of November in 2009 in Los Angeles. For me, Jules still Rules!!!
Photo courtesy of JCT
Today my sister Chelsea (the Valentine in Vanessa + Valentine) and I did a photo shoot for her newly redesigned studio in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Ron Marvin (the man who knows a thing or two about utilizing small spaces stylishly and functionally, was our constant source of inspiration for this little studio). Take a peek at the posh new pad !!!
We couldn't decide which pillows we liked best on the leather couch so here's both options.
I like how the yellow pops against the blue wall, but again, couldn't make up my mind so I thought I would show you both ways.
Love the chilled out glamorous bohemian 70s vibe the Donghia fabric mixed with the faux fur blanket from Pottery Barn gives this room. The collage is courtesy of Chels.
Some of our favorite design books: newly added courtesy of my Mom is Woodson & Rummerfield, I highly recommend picking up a copy!!!
Once the shoot was over, we headed to Joan's on Third for a quick bite to eat and who did we notice standing in line with us at the counter??!! Angelo Surmelis from HGTV!!! Today was a great day for designing, being creatively inspired, and hanging with my sister!