I am very ecstatic to announce the launch of my new site for Elegantly Untamed! It has been in the works for the last few months, aaaaand it is finally finished! I am excited to switch things up with a white back drop and to add some new features that enrich the whole experience. Please take a moment to browse the new pages! I hope you love it as much as I do! xo, anya
Travel season is upon me and I am all about organized travel. I have been shopping around for various bags recently and came upon Lug Bags. Have you heard of them?
Aren't they so fun? I think the variety of the colors is making me very excited about the warm weather. Don't you love all the compartments? Cell phone pockets are must for easy access to my blinged out phone. Check out their website for a ton more choices! They have a lllot! I love the pink wheelie at the top. Which one is your favorite?
Although this is not really a quote, it is something I remind myself often of. When days are blah and things are not what I hoped for, I remind myself to just keep going and not get hung up on negatives. I always feel better in the long run.
Hooray for Friday! This week flew by. Gosh, I just love when that happens! Do you have fun plans? Saturday will be busy. We are driving to Canada for half of a day and then hurrying back here for a birthday dinner for a good friend of mine and hopefully a night out!
Last weekend, I hosted a brunch for a few of my favs and tried some delicious new recipes that I wanted to share with you, just in case you need some new ideas!
I alwasy worry about not having enough food; so there is always a ton of food. Below was last weekend's spread...
Yum, right? Everything was delish!
Fruit and Muffins
Check out the links. The Tomato-Beet Salad by Martha Stewart was propbably the biggest hit.
Happy weekend! xo
Kind of excited for this weeks installment of the golden delights. Mainly because I purchased #3 last night! I fell in love with it as soon as it came out few months back. Can't wait for it to get here :)
Lately, I have been really obsessed with brownstones. Not quite sure why but I am really digging the style and wish I lived in one. Sadly, there none where I live; so I collect pictures on Pinterest for my imaginary someday brownstone. Cray, cray, right?
I am drawn to the grand elegance of Victorian homes. The ornate moldings, marble fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows, high ceilings, all just pull a string. Do you know what I mean? As I was browsing around online, I found the most beautiful home that was brought back to life. It has a great balance between modern and past.
Here it is...
Gorgeous, right? If I had to pick one favorite feature (so hard!), it would have to be the doors that lead out into the garden from the kitchen. What is yours? To find out more about the actual renovation, please read the article here.
Below are some other fab spaces I really like. If you like what you see, you can find more on my pinterest page here.
Took an unannounced week off last week! Thank you for understanding.
I am loving today's quote. The above was acutally pointed out to me recently. Sometimes it feels like not much progress is made but in reality a lot has changed. It is good to reflect and remind yourself of that and to continue moving forward.
Wishing you a good start to the week! xo
It has been a wonderful and productive week around here but I sure am glad it is Friday! Even though, I will be working through the weekend, I do plan to sleep in a little; so I am excited about that. Below is my week in review...
Did you notice the sneak peak at the new site? I cannot wait to launch it soon. My platform releasesd a major upgrade this week; so I am finally taking the time to switch over to the latest version.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo
Valentine's Day is already tomorrow! Are you doing something special? My guy and I grabbed an early Valentines dinner last night. We also picked out each others gifts. How boring are we? Oh well.
Regardless, I still want to do a few special things tomorrow. To start the day off, I plan on making these.
Cute, right? I am excited.
I also thinking about making this deliciousness...
Gosh, my mouth is watering just writing about this. My guy has the biggest sweet tooth and loves red velvet! I think these two recipes are absolute winners.
Got a chance to catch up on some decor mags yesterday with my Sunday morning coffee. And oh my! I absolutely loved the cover story in Architectural Digest.
How fab is the giant zebra rug? I have a little bit of an obsession with zebra right now.
Here are some of my favorite shots...
Absolutely love the lacquered shelving above and styling!
Don't you just want to curl up under then chinchilla throw?
Designer behind this gorgousness is Martyn Lawrence Bullard. What do you think?
Gosh, can you believe it is the middle of the week already? Can't decide if it is a good thing or not. Don't have anything exciting going on around here. Just busy working and focusing on finding a balance between work and personal life. Aren't we all? I have been trying to get back to a regular gym schedule and eating cleaner. It is a time commitment but results are defintiely worth it. Goal is to hit up the gym 4-5 times a week and eat in!
And here are a few other recent phootos...
Today I wanted to share one of the cases that was completed this week for a customer in NYC. We have been working on this one for a few weeks. Customer really loved the case that Lilly Ghalichi has.
As you know, each one I make is one-of-a-kind because I use vintage jewelry; so it is almost imposible to find exact pieces. Like most, she was dissapointed at first, but trusted we could make her something as fabulous. And let me tell you, her case is absolutely stunning!
We worked together searching out the jewelry pieces she loved and ended up with beautiful vintage aurora borealis pieces from the 40s/50s that really glammed out the iPhone case in an old-Hollywood-glam kind of way. Opals were also customer's request. The finished case is certainly a work of art that she is sure to enjoy for a long time.
Let's shop! If you love gold looking things as much as I do, you will be sure to enjoy this weeks installment of fabulous gold finds.
Launch day! Just added a new iPhone 5 case to the SHOWROOM. It is more dainty then most and feautres warm and ivory tones. Very pretty and got a vintage vibe going on. What do you think?
I am loving the pearls and the aurora borealis bow at the bottom on the case. Glitz and glam galore!
I think I have the winter blues. We get fewer sunny days in upstate NY then most places, and it has been very blah lately. I usually don't mind but in the last week this weather has me thinking about summer and outdoor spaces. Wouldn't you just love to sprawl out and soak in some rays in one of the below?
Talk about an outdoor oasis! Big hat, cute bikini, cocktail in hand...a girl can dream...
Found this beauty at this print shop. Thinking about adding a gallery wall in the living room. Love the message.
It has not been the most of pleasant days around here. Had some emergencies come up that needed taking care of. All is well and fixed now! Phew!
Didn't have a chance to share with you last week a custom iPhone5 case that was completed for a customer in Texas. It was a fun project, as the request was to use spikes and make it rock star sassy. Quite different from the standard and oh so fun. What do you think?
Will be sharing more custom case that I have been working on in the next week.