March 12, 2015

Bright Lips

Clockwise from left: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Jenna ($44), Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange ($16.95), Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in 300 ($49)

Hello Lovelies, I have been MIA for a while being busy at work and taking care of my kiddos. Life can get hectic in a flash and time seems to be moving faster than the speed of light. so many things I am loving at the moment. In the last few weeks we have launched the AVRA system to one of radio stations, where it's not only audio but visual as well. So our fans could see us as well as hear us. How cool is that. see us here at

Well enough about work and on to what I'm loving at the moment. Bright orange lipsticks, so cool, especially with my complexion. Take care everyone and Cheers.

February 04, 2015

marsala, marsala

Hello Lovelies, I must say the Pantone Institute, has had everyone in a flurry, from the announcement till now, over it's colour of the year. But wait a minute who died and made them king of everything. How do they even chose these colours anyway. I know there is an answer out there somewhere. However am I loving it...Hell to the yes!!!!

The designer industry waits every end of year with abated breathe, to experiment with the new colour of the year.

Personally, I have not deliberately tried the colour on for size. But there are so many ideas from the fashion runways, interior decorators, celebs and the list goes on. Weddings are also picking up on this marsala trend in a big way.

Marsala is described as stylish, warm, and nurturing color , making it a perfect colour for shoes and jewellery. This shoe colour would add sophistication to any outfit.

This delight color, I would take in small doses, mixed with purples, amber, blues and yellows. I might try marsala in painting an accent wall, purchase a painting, try a haircolor, nail polish or throw cushions. But whatever I do, it will be to highlight this wonderful color.

What do you think of Marsala? Cheers Everyone.

January 30, 2015

a pink, gold and glittery valentine's for gals only

Hello Lovelies, have a brilliant weekend as we say goodbye to January and herald in February, the month of love. So this Valentines finds me hanging out with my best girls and having a fun time. So for inspiration of our hang time, I found this pre- Valentines hen party with lovely styling, florals  and fare. So I wanted to share it with you and be sure to try these ideas for yourself. What do you think of all the glitter and shades of pink?

The party here was divided into stations made up of makeup, bubbly bar, sweet treats and valentines craft. How divine is all this, what's your favourite party idea?, mine is the glittery champagne bottles and glasses.

I love this little teapot and cup ring above, how cool is. So many party ideas here for Valentine's, I think I am on over load. See more of the "Oh Lovely" party as it was rightly themed, here. I am so looking forward to trying out some of these party ideas.

Cheers Everyone

January 19, 2015

Critic's Choice Awards - what the stars wore.

Don't you just love award season... I do and here are some of the blue carpet action at the Critic's Choice awards. Who are you loving from this line up.

Angelina is glowing without Brad, in her silver Atelier Versace. Now this is how you dress when nominated. Angelina usually gets it right every-time. 
Can't wait to see her out do this look for the Oscars. Loving the almost curls in her hair...effortless!

So Sassy! Emily Blunt spiced up the carpet in a beaded red dress by Emilio Pucci with a keyhole cutout at the bodice. She accessorized the design with a Jimmy Choo clutch, gold Christian Louboutin sandals, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. HOLA!!!!

Gasp!!!! Rosario Dawson kept things classic in a midnight blue Vivienne Westwood dress with a sweetheart neckline and a thigh-high slit, (nice legs also helps), accessorized with Casadei heels and dangling Irene Neuwirth earrings. She looks so stunning, don't you just love her atittude.

The Best Actress nominee for "Wild" in her strapless Lanvin LBD with a magenta bodice and ruffled train. She added extra sparkle with Harry Winston jewels. I've loved Reece forever and she also gets the red carpet just right.

Cheers Lisa.

January 18, 2015

serene sunday

Here's to a lovely, relaxed Sunday, wherever you may be. 
Cheers Lisa.

Image via Lonny Jan, 2015

January 12, 2015

rachel khoo - the little paris kitchen

Happy Monday lovelies, what are you up to for this brilliant day. I have a bit of a cold at the moment, but I'm pushing through with my meds and juices. So I'm in bed with my sniffles Anyway I couldn't resist sharing some recipes from Rachel Khoo's Little Paris Kitchen. Both recipes are divine... Quiche Lorraine which is very popular with Parisians, can be served for breakfast, lunch or a starter. Cheese and Potato Nests is also great for breakfast or as a snack.

Be sure to checkout her new cookbook coming out soon. Pre-order here.

Cheers Everyone.

January 08, 2015

coffee and conversation

Hello everyone, just a quick post of some conversation and food for thought. I have been thinking a lot about life's circumstances out of my control. I guess
 it's the effects of the new year and the situations, I currently face. My thoughts have been about how much I worry about things, people, etc. I am a worrier, there I've admitted it and I'm somewhat bashful to admit, but if you are honest, so are you.

If we are still making plans and goals, is it your goal to forgive others, mend broken relationships? How do we move on from bad situations and their consequences? How do we change the things that are not within in our control in the first place? 

I believe the answer lies in our perspective, how we think. Our mindsets need to change and become one that's sees possible solutions. How we perceive things speaks volumes as to how we will approach life struggles. We need a mind change, to not do the predictable... whatever our predictable is. For example, my predictable is:  I am famous for shooting off my big mouth, instead of listening carefully, especially when I'm frustrated and angry.

Another answer lies in the fact that we don't need to know everything. As women, sometimes we need the whole story, to make a decisive decision. I made it point late last year to not need to know everything in a particular situation. Trust me it took me awhile to reach that point. But when I did it was very freeing and powerful for me to move on from it.

After much journalling and meditation, I can safely say, I have not arrived by any stretch of the imagination, as to stop being a worrier, but I do have a healthier approach to worry ...if there is such a thing...and it is to be more prayerful and to trust the outcome... whether it's in my favour or not.

Cheers my Lovelies!

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