Tuesday, October 28, 2008

An Afternoon at the Getty Museum

I have been living in Los Angeles for about 14 years now, and never had a chance to visit the Getty Museum. Last Sunday, my best friend I. and I took a spontaneous trip, after running a quick errand at Bed, Bath & Beyond, to the museum.

It was a perfect day for the Getty. The sun was sparkling at 75 degrees, there was a slight breeze, and the view of Los Angeles from the Getty was clear and beautiful. We strolled through the Impressionism section, glanced at 18th & 19th Century furniture, and eventually ended up at the colorful Getty Gardens. What a beautiful sight. I. has enjoyed photography since high school and was snapping away all afternoon.

I wanted to share these great pictures with you. Visit
Color Moods Getty Afternoon

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Stemless wine glasses, not just for wine

I finally bought them! I am so excited to share my latest purchase with you. Since I moved out of my parents house last year, I have been shopping little by little for my home. Thankfully, my roommate had furniture, so I was spared a big expense. Now I can spend my last cent on houseware items. Yes, I realize I can walk into my family's warehouse and pick and choose all I need, but they don't carry everything! In particular, I am referring to my latest purchase; the newly popular stemless wine glasses. Crate & Barrel Stemless Wine Glasses $1.95 per glass. Eligible for free shipping.
Ok, maybe not that newly popular, since they have been on the market for a while. I have been watching them for a while and awaiting a price drop. The other day, I visited Crate & Barrel with my mom and my uncle. We were walking around the store, just browsing. Towards the end of our visit, we came across them: the perfectly shaped stemless wine glasses. There they were, in all their loveliness, delicate shape and perfectly molded to fit your palm for $1.95 a pop. I looked at my mom and she saw the excitement in my eyes. My mom is always telling me that I spend too much money. On Sunday, she knew this was a battle she would not win. However, for her to actually approve of the items is a big deal in itself. She actually motivated me to buy them! I knew that was a sign from higher powers.

Well, who can deny a mother's wish? I didn't waste a minute and grabbed a sales associate. 20 minutes later, I walked out of Crate & Barrell with a sweet memory and owner of these new versatile and delicate stemless wine glasses.

The glasses are meant for serving wine, however, they are so simple and beautiful, you can use them for any occasion. I think they are very versatile, and I am planning to use them for regular drinks as well. In fact I used them a few days later, for a small dinner gathering and they were perfect. Some guests enjoyed wine with them, others their Diet Coke.

There is a variety of styles and colors available for you to choose from. Take a look at the following:

Acrylic Stemless Beverage Glasses $2.95 each, Crate and Barrel Outlet

Stars Glass $2.95 each, Crate and Barrel Outlet

And I was so happy to finally own a perfect set of glassware for any occasion.

Tip: If you create a wedding registry, they will send you a 10% discount coupon towards your purchases.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Coupon Alert!

I know I have been MIA for a while, but my vacation took a while longer than expected. Meanwhile I have collected some great stories and experiences and can't wait to share them with you. Just in time for the holiday season, I will be collecting some great deals and reviews.

I have finally added some Lalique pieces to my own website, for all your fans out there. Take a look. All Lalique products come with authenticity certification and are 40% below retail value. The Lalique Anemone flower is my personal favorite. Lalique has such a delicate and unique style to its figurines, that it's hard not to love them. Check them out on Brentwood Kitchen.
As always, if there is a particular store or product you are intersted in, let me know!

Let's just start this new beginning with some sweet deals:

Kitchen Collection Coupon $10 off any order of $50. Enter coupon code bb
Horchow is having an amazing 20% off the entire site sale, but it will expire on Wednesday 10/15 at midnight. Enter code 2Days. Try to combine it with this additional 10% off coupon. It might work. Code: newhome
Sur La Table is offering a 10% discount on All Clad items. Enter code 332004


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