Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rehoboth Beach Designer Show House

Here's a sneak peak of my sponsor Boxwood Home's bedroom at the Show House which is located at 10 Fourth Street in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Show House actually started last weekend and runs for the next two weekends - Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm. Tickets are available for $25 at the Show House which benefits the VIA (Village Improvement Assn.).

Everybody who's anybody is coming. Traditional Home magazine was there and Southern Living. Big news for our little town. Hope to see you there. And, trust me, that photo does not do justice to the gorgeous!! Legacy Linens on that bed.

This is on the other wall:

It's soooooo good. If you mention that you saw this post, you qualify for a 20% discount on anything in the store or online here and use the code showhouse 12 for your 20% off!

(Sorry, if you rec'd this multiple times - I haven't seen this new blogger format & I whiffed everything!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Daniel Craig Weighs In.

Who knew I loved Daniel Craig so much? Here he is, weighing in on the Ks:

And congratulations to David of Midwestern Malaise!! Congratulations on winning the Patch NYC stag candle from Boxwood Home. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks to everyone who shopped at Boxwood and supported another small business.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Boykott the Kardashians!!

I'm taking back the letter K.

Who gave it to the Kardashians anyway? Well, I've had enough. In truth, I had never watched the Kardashians - Kourtney's nasal whiney drone sent me looking for a chalkboard to scratch with my fingernails for relief. And Kim? I don't watch girls who are famous for sex tapes. They are everything that is wrong with this country - with a C. Oh, there are some other C-words they bring to mind as well. Yes there are.

But one day while I was painting a bedroom (I recreated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - definitely my most difficult DIY ever - tutorial to come! :) it was Kardashian Day on E! so I decided to watch and see what all the fuss was about (also, you can't berate something you've never really seen).

I was stunned. The excess, the MOTHER, the fake fighting/storylines, the annoying voices, the EVERYTHING. I kept wondering to myself how these girls were making SO MUCH MONEY off of this. Tiny little this.

It boggles the mind.

So, who's with me? Boycott! Boycott! No more Kollections, Kristmas (what?), Kardashian Kreations and Katastrophes of any kind. Let's let E! know that this is not Kardashian Kountry.

Just leave a comment below to let me know you're on board and you'll also be entered in the candle giveaway from Friday.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Giveaway Plus 30% Off!!

To get you in the mood for the holiday season, my good friends at Boxwood Home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware are offering a nice little giveaway: Patch NYC's festive holiday scented 3-wick Stag candle - a beautiful combination of siberian fir, cilantro, citrus, raspberry - it's as cozy as a winter evening in front of a roaring fire. It's my favorite holiday scent and I have one burning as we speak (you probably also saw it in the new Lonny Magazine). It burns cleanly with 100% soy and it retails for $62.

Boxwood Home is also offering Hello Gorgeous readers 30% off your entire purchase through Monday plus free shipping. Just add the coupon code hello30 to get 30% off your entire purchase (while supplies last). If you see a vendor you like but not the item, contact John at and he may be able to order the item for you at the same discount.

Here are a few of my favorite things you'll save 30% on at Boxwood Home:

Leave a comment below to enter the giveaway. I'll select a random winner Tuesday morning. Contest ends Monday at Midnight. Some items may have limited shipping. See Boxwood Home online for details. Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Things We Do For Love.

178 Garfield Place. Park Slope, Brooklyn. $3,750,000. From Sotheby's. Email me for a referral.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Power To The Real Women.

Not her.

Or her.

Or her.
Or her.

But to the "British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League" of Kate Winslet:

Emma Thompson,

Rachel Weisz,

Yeah, fuck you, Rachel Weisz. :-)

I'm sure she's a honorary member:

You Go, Women. From this article.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Giveaway Winner And Show House Snaps.

Congrats to Kayduh - you are the winner of the Shabby Apple dress giveaway. Email me at so I can get your pertinent info. Thanks for playing. And thanks to Shabby Apple for offering a gift to HG readers.

I've been meaning to post this for over a month but I've been too busy. My husband (dragged kicking and screaming) and I went to the Red Cross Show House in West Palm Beach in early February. The photos didn't turn out so well but I'll post the few that did for those wishing for a vacation and dreaming of early spring.

The outside space was one of my favorite things.

Here, a closeup:

The Master:

That's really it. Hopefully I'll be able to post about South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach soon because there are antiques shops galore!! Dozens and dozens! And Mecox Gardens (which I took pictures of and some turned out so hopefully I can do a post soon). Also, S. Dixie Hwy. was featured in the current issue of Coastal Living. So grab one and take a look.

P.S. I never say snaps.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Last Day for Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway.

You may have seen their dresses on the Today show or in Marie Claire magazine...and you may see one in your own closet if you win this giveaway. Shabby Apple is an online dress boutique with a great, well-priced collection of dresses, swimwear, jewelry and aprons. Oh, yes, I said aprons. Remember, you are talking to the former pie queen of the midwest. Someday if you're good I will teach you how to make the best pecan pie ever.

I went to the Shabby Apple website, stuck in my thumb and pulled out a plum-colored dress. Love the classic style of Amethyst (with the boots!). The wrap-style suits all kinds of body types and the rich plum color suits everybody. Go take a look at their website here and leave a comment with your favorite dress or item from the website by midnight on Monday, March 14 and I'll select a random winner from U. S. readers next Tuesday.

While you're on the Shabby Apple website you'll notice there are reviews for the dresses, which is very helpful as well as a section helping you choose the best dress for your body type. You will also notice that they donate 5% of their profits to Helping Women Worldwide (read about it here). And because they're so awesome, they're offering 10% off any order with the coupon code hellogorgeous10off.

Also, if you go here and "like" S. A. on Facebook, you will be entitled to special discounts and promotions.

Happy shopping!
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