Cinderella Slippers or Fairytale Silver Sandals?


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We are all familiar with the story of Cinderella and the glass slippers. Is that one reason why we woman are obsessed with shoes?


Or realistically…….

Silver is definitely a summer holiday colour

Elizabeth & James Silver snake-skin Sandal available at Neiman Marcus $325

These sandals are seriously gorgeous.

Can you see yourself in these fairytale sandals?

What will be your summer sandal style?

You are Cordially Invited ……..


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To dine in style with Ladyg.

Before our move ‘Across the Pond,’ we had to make a list of what we needed to set up home here in the USA. One of the first things my hubby and I bought was a dinner service.

My husband had rented an apartment in Atlantic Station. On one of my trips over here we were checking out the shops and restaurants there, when we came across Pier Imports (no longer in Atlantic Station).

This pattern reminded me of liquorice toffee we used to have as children.

We both really loved the plate design. Made of glass, and pretty unique I would say, we were instantly attracted to them. The good news was that they were included in a ‘close-out’ sale.

Needless to say that one thing led to another and suddenly we had a dinner service.

The dinner plates are not wide in diameter, so you can practice sensible eating portions – or….you could always go back for seconds!

As much as I like to see pure white tableware, I love this design, no two plates are the same. The black glass licquorice-swirl dinner plates are complimented by polished stainless steel charger plates, tulip black dessert/soup dishes, silver faux apples and pears, black and silver napkins with two black striped tea candle holders, all from Pier Imports.

Wedgwood Napkin ring holders a gift.

Wine holder – Chateau Elan Winery.

Large goblet wine glasses – Z Gallerie.

Red wine glasses – Crate & Barrel

The table floral centre piece is designed by myself.

Do you have a special dinner service?

A Room To Relax In!


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I wanted to share a little more of our present home. Originally this was a foreclosure property and so desperately in need of lots of TLC and a little imagination.

This is our downstairs living area, that leads on to a back patio, which has a fantastic view of the very green backyard.

This is my homestyle by Ladyg

Blinds, Leather sofa, chairs, large footstool and TV cabinet all from Ikea. Area rug: Home Depot. Butler tray and stand West Elm. Sofa cushions: Home Goods. Wicker vase: Michaels. Giraffe: Pier Imports. Framed albums (our own), framed by Rich at

Of course we now have our new property to work on, so I will keep you posted on the progress, it may take a while!

Paris Fashion Week AW 12


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Sugar and spice and all things nice……..

Putting all the issues to one side, if that’s possible at Christian Dior. Let us focus on the catwalk AW 12 collection.

Here are a couple of tempting tasters.

Lace and tulle in vibrant coral

Soft muted colours in winter sorbet, lavender and lace. Feminine and floaty. Perfect shapes for the female form. Embellishments that evokes true DIOR sophistication.

And there was ……..Hussein Chalayan

Silver leggings with matching Oxford’s

 Sculptured shapes.

Mustard madness. I adore this whole concept!

 Perfect slimline trousers!

To see more of the Paris AW 12 collections. and

On the Parisian Streets for the AW 12 Collections


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Romantic Paris, where inspiration is all around you. No matter what your preference is, there is something about Paris. Could it be the magnificent historic buildings, the Parisian café culture, or just simply the ambiance? For sure, this is Paris Fashion Week, so there is certainly some anticipatory excitement in the air.

The Latin Quarter

Paris by Night

Whether, your preference is the catwalk, out and about style spotting, or sipping an espresso while sitting at one of the street-side cafés, simply, soaking up the atmosphere, as the world goes about their fashion business.

‘Streetstyle’ at Paris Fashion Week AW 12

I love the almost Neon Orange Jacket. One of the hot summer & fall colours. Is this Yasmin Sewell or her double? A blue combo for this stylista, love the pattern detail in this blouse.Susie Bubble never disappoints. Those multi coloured wedges are summer definite must haves.

So chic and the heels are amazing

Add a pop of colour to classic neutrals and hey presto!

Who or what would be your favourite?

Credit:, (Phil Oh), Elle, Marie Claire