Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Newest of the New...

I saw this image and thought all that was missing was


Behati Prinsloo for Net-A-Porter's "The Edit"

beautiful Italian Oil-Tanned Leather
11 1/2" Wide X 13" High X 5" Deep
double leather handles
45" adjustable & detachable shoulder strap
inside 2 zip pockets, 2 open pouches
& the little leather credit card holder handing from bag

for me, this is the absolute perfect bag!
beautiful, elegant, smart & casual too.

in our studio as of today.
3 Tan
2 Maroon
2 Blue

not on the website yet.


email us if you would like to purchase


this all-around beauty just arrived too,
we have 4 Black

"Tina" Handbag is shown in blue on shop page


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Would You Wear This With That?

big trend coming, my friends.
sneakers with everything.


Karl has decided.

will you abide?

& I just loved this:


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A True Stunner

  • Designer inspired evening bag of the highest quality.
  • Metal frame embellished with crystals
  • Push-lock closure
  • Gold-tone hardware
  • Removable chain strap
  • L 7.5 * H 3.25 * W 1


Special Order
email us if you would like to order @

we will send you a PayPal invoice, including shipping


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Splenderosa 1/2 Price Sale

choose ANYTHING, 

and take 50% off

send an email to
tell us what you wish to purchase
(& a photo of the item if possible)
& we will send you a PayPal invoice 
reflecting the 50% discount 
and which
will include nominal shipping/handling.

1st come, 1st served


In The Garden....

beautiful, gorgeous, wondrous container hibiscus on our patio....
a gift to us each morning, these beauties are double sized and last 2 days instead of 1.


Thursday, August 7, 2014


Entry Photo

this is Pamela Terry's beautiful rescue, Edward the magnificent.

Garden & Gun is having a "Best Dog" photo contest.

& Edward needs your VOTE

please click 

Pamela is a member of our
"By Invitation Only"
International Blog Group

so please support her & make her proud!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Make Your Own Magic

we are busy making a collection of a few pieces for Fall..
tribal beads with Bali sterling silver, leather knots & cording,
mostly monochromatic color themes.

what has inspired me?
the huge blanket-sized shawls & those fabulous tapestry handbags.

for me, these 2 items are the most iconic out of all the collections,
totally wearable accessory pieces which will go anywhere & everywhere.
(fyi: the Burberry shawls are $1395 & the Bloomsbury bags are $3,995)

I simply cannot see any other kind of jewelry with these Burberry pieces,
& think the tribal influence will go so many places.

we will also carry our own imported beautiful Genuine 100% Pashmina shawls
  which you will find in the Splenderosa shop very soon.

and our Italian leather handbags for Fall/Holiday which are arriving everyday & 
will also be in the shop soon.

we are going to be READY when September arrives !!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Charlotte Rampling & NARS

nars cosmetics charlotte rampling ad 68 Year Old Charlotte Rampling Stars in NARS Cosmetics Fall Makeup Ad

According to WWD 68-Year Old Charlotte Rampling 
is featured in NARS Cosmetics' Fall Make-Up Ad Campaign.

Sort of like Marc Jacobs Beauty featured Jessica Lange, also in her 60's,
in their campaign.

see, it's never too late to be glamourous is it?

& I love it !!!


Monday, August 4, 2014

What to Wear On Holiday

maybe on the coasts of Italy or France?
maybe in Monaco?

 this is Portofino, 

but anywhere along the Riviera of France or the beautiful coastline of Italy,

or even in Monaco, the outfits I'm showing would work beautifully.

love the printed pant 
and love the crisp white blouse,
& one could wear flats, you know.....

with these Splenderosa earrings
18k over Brass with Rainbow Moonstone

truth be told, this is SO me,
but it would work for any of us wouldn't it?

put a little tank top underneath, let it spill out over the skirt,
and pop on the top.
then you have a more conservative look, but still a happening look.

this one is for Elizabeth Kirkpatrick @ Hen House
(& me too)

love the look of all the ruffles with the casual anorak on top

& these lovely Splenderosa earrings
beautiful filigree with large Chalcedony drops

 solve every hair problem known to man by doing this,
so beautiful, so romantic and so European seaside vacation...
I'm presuming you have no tatoo on the back of your neck!

& seriously, why not wear wonderful things?
when you are in places you've dreamed of visiting make yourself a dream to see.

save nothing.
wear it all...right now !!


Saturday, August 2, 2014

1-Pot Turkey Meatball, Spinach, Pasta

I'm taking this recipe to the re-hab place tonight for the patient's dinner,
as he has decided the food there is horrible and isn't eating.

I found it on "BS in the Kitchen"
& if you click this link
you will be taken to her site for the recipe and more pics, 
including a video of the fresh tomatoes cooking.

it looks easy and fun, and yummy.