A picture is worth a thousand words, especially if it has a point of view and is styled right. So the picture at left should tell you a bit about the blog Mrs. Lilien- Styling House, and the blogger Mrs. Kelley Lilien. By trade this Mrs. Lilien is a graphic artist and prop stylist (i.e. the image at right). By night, she injects the blog community with style and flair, through her witty post prose, and her colorful, energetic, sense of style and flare. Who knew mojitos went best with a Elizabeth and James Kimono Maxi dress? You didn’t, nor did I, but we can learn. Let us never forget about the 7 success driven persuasions in our life lifetime (number 2 being above). Most people pretend to be glamorous. Some people are glamorous and never share the wealth. Few people are glamorous and let us in on how-to be too. If you’re interested in the latter, I suggest a visit to Mrs. Lilien- Styling House.
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Need Ideas for Actually Living a More Serene Sophisticated Fabulous Life. Stop Here.
I am not exactly sure how to describe A life More Fabulous in words. It would be simplistic to describe it as a an inspirational blog in the genre of fashion, residential interiors &c. It is much, much, more than that. Therefore, I think it best to describe to you the feeling I get when I read it: Calmness, Serenity, Longing, Hopefulness, Thankfulness and most importantly Possibility. The blogstress has a way of providing narration that conjures the readers’ imagination and ability to live the way in which she describes. You only have to read a Life More Fabulous’ weekend entries to say: “Yes, that is what I am going to do this weekend.” There is no impossibility in the suggestion at all, it’s all do-able. The narration is perfection. It induces action on a cerebral and physical level. My only question is: “Did the blogstress work on Madison Avenue?” Her narration is that perfect. The site’s photography only works to enhance the narrative. The blogstress’ powers of observation regarding something as simple, and often overlooked, as the beauty and energy of fall is captivating. But be clear, my intention is not to mislead you in believing that any selling, in the traditional sense, is going on here in this blog. Rather, what is being offered is all the emotion that I mentioned above. Which I believe can only lead to A Life More Fabulous.
The Complete Inspirational Lifestyle Blog
Where can you find: inspiring interiors (with links for item purchases) with made up commentary from the blogstress as if she is showing you her home; put together outfits (ala In Style magazine) and accessories with more links for purchase; inspiring city looks; apparel images along side seemingly similar inspired interiors; and a weekend list to keep the most ardent net surfer afloat…The City Sage of course. This fascinating blog has much to offer as indicated above. But its most endearing quality is the blogstress, who I imagine is Ms. Anne Sage (given the web address). Read her About section and you’ll instantly know what I mean. And it goes without saying,
of course, that The City Sage has captivating photography, posts almost daily during the week (only), and is always coming up with new innovative images to love and inspire. I really like The City Sage, if I didn’t I wouldn’t be telling you to give it a “Click.”
“Intelligent Luxury”…yes it does make sense
I love it when I find an almost perfect blog for its genre. I say almost perfect, only because perfection is not manifested in anything or anyone. You may be asking, “What connotes (almost) perfect?” The Luxe Chronicles does for a start. Helene, the blogstress, has created that elusive combination of: subject knowledge, intelligent analysis, humor, esthetic, up-to-date information, and daily weekly postings (minus the weekends) about luxury goods. I’ve been a fan of The Luxe Chronicles for over a year now, and I believe Helene sums up her blog’s mission the best: “The Luxe Chronicles is a collection of interviews, profiles and musings on various aspects of the luxury industry and occasionally, a rant on our celebrity obsessed culture and the dumbing down of our collective sense of style and esthetic. I would like The Luxe Chronicles to be an honest discussion about luxury, not only as an industry but also as a concept and the blurring of the lines between consumption and style.” See, even her description is smart. I simply cannot add to it, except to say that in a luxury obsessed culture we should know what we’re really being sold. It’s patriotic to love and want your luxury goods. It’s equally as patriotic to question their relevancy, their delivery, and their necessity.
Romance is not Only in the Movies
I’m not sure but maybe I am searching for an ethereal quality to my life and added romance. Not in a traditional sense from a mate (spouse/companion for you Aussies), but from life itself. Well, God hearing my cry, I am sure , brought me to Ada & Darcy. Ada & Darcy a site devoted to “fabulous interiors, styling & all things lovely,” as described by the blogess Kellie Collis of Australia.
But I think her description is too simplistic…true, but simplistic. Ms. Collis’ site is much more than that. The only description I have for it is…ethereal and romantic. The inspirational interiors (of which this site provides the most of), events and clothing all encompass that underlying theme. I do not know if this was conscious on Ms. Collis’ part…but it is lovely. The site’s pictures whisk you away to the life and times of a Henry James novel set in 2009 ironically. Because of the sites romantic undercurrent it is calming and dreamy. I also really enjoy Ms. Collis’ post commentary because it is quick, simple, light and kind. To be inspired in a calm , kind and lovely way is rare at times now days. Therefore, I suggest you visit Ada & Darcy often.
Faithful readers…I was under the weather on Sunday hence the lack of post, but today I thing we should sit and
Have a cocktail, please, it will make you and I feel better
Due to my current health status (notH1N1 related fyi) I’ll make this short but no less impressive. The best thing you could do at the end of the day is grab a drink (alcohol preferable @ least in my world) and read Let’s Have a Cocktail, the smart funny musings of Jenny Mac. Ms. Mac’s blog is a combination of food and drink recipes, heart warming and not so heart warming stories, and really funny observations. While the pictures accompanying her posts are not worthy of a coffee table book, they are more than appropriate, and in all actuality…insightful. Ms. Mac’s blog posts are generally longer then our busy lifestyles are used to in the blogosphere. But they are all well worth the almost daily read. I highly recommend Ms. Mac’s humorous Sept 28, & 30, 2009 posts (which will explain a lot about what college aged kids are learning, and who people believe Ms. Mac resembles) because after reading these you will not get enough of her. So sit down, relax, make your self comfortable, kick off your shoes, have a cigarette, and Let’s Have a Cocktail.
How Sweet a Misadventure can be
As with most blogs I stumbled upon this one. The fact that I am revue”ing” it says something about my current mood. My last post was about a woman blogging about her life, and the Misadventures with Andi is more of the same. I like the fundamental quality of these blogs, they get back to what blogging was originally intended to be. At the same time Ms. Andi Fisher’s blog is as charming as the one last revue”d”. Ms. Fisher has a definite personality and quality of life that makes you interested in her world. The army brat, married to a Frenchman and who has since relocated from Europe has a lot to say and describe about life, books, food and wanting to be french. Are not we all just a little voyeuristic? While Ms. Fisher’s visual accompaniments with her posts are not worthy of a Stieglitz book, but they are appropriate and appealing. As with any good blog, Ms. Fisher’s can be searched pursuant to month or topic of interest. What really solidified her musings for me was her commitment to blog daily, which she does, and which I am finding difficult to come by. Just as in a movie, misadventures can be fun, I only suggest you participate in them with Andi.
You’ll want to know what GOOP is.
If you’re in your teens or even 20′s you may have been waiting for me to hit a on popular celebrity who is a blogger. That way you can get the latest scoop on an upcoming tour, who their in a relationship with and where they partied last night and with whom. Unfortunately, you may be disappointed. But if you’re closer to your 40′s than your 20′s
(as I) and you still dig celebs who can actually sing and/or act…and aren’t just a beautiful face, then you’ll be interested in Ms. Paltrow’s blog Goop. I still have yet to know what Goop means, but I like its message. Ms. Paltrow like many of us is attached with children. But she still has other interests, and asks the relevant questions and provides equally relevant suggestions that need contemplation for a good life. She has efficiently categorized her blog topics into the following: “Make”; “Go”; “Get”; “Do”; “Be”; and “See”. Some topic subjects are accompanied by video, and others are accompanied by Ms. Paltrow’s preface, and expanded upon by other celebrities whether they be singers, activists, or health leaders etc… While Ms. Paltrow’s blog is not heavy on visual stimulation (which actually may be the reason for the sites calming effect-and her color choices) and posting frequently(about once per week), it still is very appealing. Why? Because it gives you ideas on having a good life in many different areas of life. She also provides a feature where you can subscribe to her “newsletter” (really a “post” in disguise) to keep abreast of her current musings. Isn’t that really what we want, ideas for a good life sent directly to our e-mail?