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[editorial] PHOTOGRAPHY

Vogue China
September 2010
Photographer: Daniel Jackson
Models: Bonnie Chen, Ping Hue Cheng


Gifts for the Host

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine and I were invited to a dinner at new friend’s house.  We wanted to bring an original hostess gift, but we end up with the oh so boring bottle of wine. The holidays are here and I know many of us are going to be invited to; get together, holiday parties and other holiday events that are going to required a hostess gift.  This is why I wanted to share a few not so traditional but fabulous hostess gift ideas.

Coffee Table Books

Now that we are in an era of Ipads, kindals  and nooks finding books, receiving a book can be a true treasure. Some of my favorites are the ones release by fashion houses or fashion designers.  Another personal favorite are the ones with unique images of people of amazing places.

Buy it here: Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture 

A Scented Candle

Yes it sounds a bit of a cliché gift, but trust me a good scented candle can be a fabulous gift. Find what is your host favorite scent ( some people love the tipical holiday scentes such as cinnamon apple, other prefer confortable all year around scent such as vanilla)  and look for a pleasant not to overwhelming scente

Buy it here: Soy Candles 

Personalizes Sketch

After leaving the dinner party, I was kicking myself for not thinking about this earlier.  Who doesn’t love a fabulous one of a kind personalize sketch!( And well I make them!) They are not expensive and look amazingly chic with the right frame!!!

P.S.  You can also order stationary cards, thank you card, etc..

Buy it here: ETSY or e-mail at

Exotic Teas

I have a few friends who instead of drinking coffee, they drink tea. I think a gift of exotic tea can be a creative gift. I love this flower Blooming Tea, very exotic, fabulous and delish!

Buy it here: “Easy Exotic by Padma Lakshmi “”Neela”” Handblown Glass Teapot”

Personalized Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love cupcakes?!?!? (Obsess with Crave’s red velvet and dulce de leche) and now days you can personalized them with any topper you want, from a logo to an initial or even a ‘ happy birthday!’.

Buy it here: Crave cupcakes

Photos:, crave cupcakes

NYC streets


Last week the family and I spend the Thanksgiving week in NYC. Here are some pictures from the trip

I also had the pleasure of finally meeting the fabulous M from Belles and Rebelles.We met at this amazing boutique call New York Vintage If you are ever in New York you definitively need to check it out! 

So, what did you do during the thanksgiving holiday? 

Tory Burch visiting Houston

Yesterday the very chic designer Tory Burch, visited our fabulous Neiman Marcus at the Houston Galleria and of course I had to stop by!

I also had the chance to meet the FABULOUS Ken Downing, Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus.

On a side note, I wore my favorite Tory Burch jackets, and every one was complementing it! Even Tory mention that she want to make another collection like that! 

Photos by Priscilla

A few months ago I met and became friends with a new photographer name Priscilla (such a cute name right?!).  She is might be new to the business but has so much talent. Since I changed my hair so drastically I asked her if she could take some new pictures, and lucky for me she said YES!!!!

So here they are…

If you want to contact Priscilla feel free to E-mail here at

Also HUGE thanks to Carrie Ann for letting us hang out inside her extremely cute boutique; A true dream for a fashionistas who adores her pooch.

In Island Time…

Last week I was a bit MIA from C&F for a very good reason. The hubby and I took a quick vacation to Exuma Island in the Bahamas. This is the perfect Island to just relax and basically do nothing but enjoy the sun, the water and the beautiful view.
Of course I have pictures!

The Making of a Chanel Haute Couture Dress