Zara Home Top Picks

October 12, 2012


Finally! After years of waiting - Zara has finally launched their home collection here in the US! I'm a huge fan of their clothing line and have been lusting over their home goods for so long. Available online only for now, but I'm pretty sure we'll see their stores transform to accommodate Home. I've been on their site since it opened its doors earlier this week. I may or may not have already purchased a handful of items.  I would have to say that their tableware collection and accent furniture pieces really stood out the most. Their glassware line is chic and priced for your guiltless shopping pleasure (ps- I tend to collect goblets and tumblers since they can double as vases). 

1. Geometrics rug (189)  - Such a great retro modern print!
2. Steele leather pillow (89.90) - Metallic leather? Enough said. This would glitz up any living area or bedroom, perfect for the holidays!
3. Costa throw (59.90) - Neutral stripes on a cozy knit, a must have for any room.
4. Monocle nest of tables (249) - I'm a sucker for nesting tables, specially in this antiqued gold finish - this pair would be great nestled together or moved apart for convenience.
5. Harvey vase (59.90) - I collect white glassware and ceramic vases since they look great grouped together. I love the texture and handcrafted look on this one.
6. Horse wine glass (6.90) - Equestrian chic! 
7. Ellen tumbler (6.90) - Love me some gold in a great print!
8. Cube wine glass (6.90) - Clean enough for the most modern table, classic enough for the vintage lover.
9. Bernard napkins (25.90) - I'm eager to add color to my fall and holiday table settings. This stripe print would be the perfect touch.
10. Diablo flatware (3.90 and up)  - More like works of art! Clean and sculptural.
11. Lawrence dinnerware (14.90 and up) -  I would love to line a table with every color for my holiday table setting!
12. Wooster acrylic butler table (sold out) - This had me at acrylic! I love a good butler tray table, this one is clearly fab.

For the whole month of October, shipping is free. Act fast! A few of the items on this list have already sold out! 



Natalie's Neon Adventure Party (Part 2)

October 10, 2012










Thank you so much to all our friends and family that spent the day with us! We had a blast and you made Natalie's day extra special. Special thanks to my hubby, parents and siblings who helped craft a lot of details with me, and to Ate Judy who provided the BBQ and manned the grill!

Event design, production, invitations, favors, paper crafts & sweets:  Therese Jacinto Design (Craft and Couture)
Venue: Frontierland Park, Pacifica California
Mallow pop stand, pabitin & Bulleseye Game stand: My dad & sis
Table and Chair rentals: Classic Party Rentals San Francisco





Natalie's Neon Adventure Party (Part 1)

October 09, 2012

For Natalie's 4th birthday we decided to go with an adventure theme. My little one loves the outdoors and is constantly so full of energy and ready to explore. This will probably be the most memorable for me since she had a hand in picking out her party theme and colors, and we had a blast crafting all the details together. 

Ok, I admit I went all-out this year with the invites! I wanted to avoid the e-vite's and emails since I personally love receiving snail mail goods. I've been obsessed with arrows and after Natalie and I watched Disney's Brave together, I knew we had to use the arrow theme for her adventure party. It kicked off the entire look and feel of everything. I designed a main invite and included a little "pocket guide" with helpful information (what to bring, what to wear, how to get there, etc.). For a modern and fresh twist, we went with neon colors mixed with neutrals. And, just to add that extra sparkle - I lined the envelopes with german gold glittered paper.

Stay tuned for more details featuring a TON of paper decor, easy DIY sweets, and fun games that all fit in with the neon and neutral adventure theme!

London, I'm in Love (Part 2)

July 12, 2012
































Set 2 of my fave London snapshots! It was wonderful being there in late spring. Everything was in full bloom, and we only had a day or two of authentic London fog and rain. We were there  two weeks before the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and just two months shy of the 2012 Olympics. Streets were decorated and there was a general feeling of celebration everywhere. One thing I absolutely love about this place - cleanliness and order! They have without a doubt, the best public transportation system in the world. We enjoyed taking the underground and double decker buses. Of course their world famous cabbies were also a treat. Shopping - don't get me started! I spent a lot of time in Regent and Oxford streets, as well as at the Portobello Road Market (which deserves its own post).

Most of these photos were taken by my hubby.
View part 1 of our London trip here.









Style File: Peplum

July 08, 2012







I'm really embracing all the feminine shapes and prints that have popped up everywhere. I hope the lady like and more refined style of dressing is here to stay. Yay for understated glamour and sophistication! Experimenting with peplums, and this top was a great intro - it's linen/silk blend and relaxed fit lets me dress it up or down. I'm starting to hoard some fall pieces and the hunter green pants are a great transition piece!

Top: H&M Trend Collection
Pants: H&M ($12.99 what a steal!)
Purse: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Sunnies: Rayban Folding Wayfarers
Watch: Michael Kors