Repost: Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower!

After four seriously stressful days of trying to renew my LBS.com domain, I have finally succeeded.  If you missed Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower! this week, it’s now available, and I promise to get some more good posts up as soon as possible!

Happy Friday (or Saturday for you far away bloggy friends!) and thanks, as always, for reading LittleBlackSweats!

Amy

 

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Daily Covet: #iPad Covers

I don’t have an iPad, but these cute iPad covers make me want to get one.  I work from home and prefer working on my MacBook instead.

I’ve never really longed for an iPad, but after seeing these cute cases, I might be coveting the device that’s all the rage too.  They give me that sortof vintage circus feeling like the walls of the Le Cirque at Bellagio itself.

There is something soothing about the colors, and both prints are brimming with whimsy.

I bet you can’t guess which is my favorite?!

Daily Covet: Chanel Quilted Nylon Handbag

Chanel. Quilted.  Nylon.

Does it get any better?

I adore this Chanel handbag for summer.  It combines two of my favorite trends:  Chanel anything.  And white.

Everything about a Chanel handbag exudes classic elegance and sophistication.

Especially the $2000 price tag!

Daily Covet: Living Room Makeover

I just said to my husband, literally less than 12 hours ago, that I wished I had 2 loveseats facing eachother, and a rectangle coffee table in my living room.

As it stands, my living room looks like this.  Pretty, but uninspiring and mostly filled with beautiful, inherited furniture I did not pick out myself.

But I’m thinking that since my living room is long and narrow like the one pictured here (ok, not as long and much more narrow),  I’d like it to look like this instead:

Living Room by Howard Bankston & Post; Image from Houzz.com

So now I’m on the hunt for the pieces that would help me recreate this look in my own home.  I’ll need 2 of these sofas from Restoration Hardware.

Laurent Salon Bench, Restoration Hardware $1270

A gaggle of beautiful throw pillows with a hint of turquoise, my favorite color….

Random Throw Pillows, shopping info on Polyvore.com
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=50860675

A distressed wood coffee table that I wouldn’t have to worry much about, and with the bottom shelf for my design and fashion books.

Trekker Coffee Table, Ethan Allen $999

An ottoman in matching Danish linen for extra seating and bonus! extra storage.

Castered Tufted Storage Ottoman, Ballard Designs $471

And of course, 2 beautiful bronze & crystal chandaliers for some much-needed overhead light.

6 Light Crystal Chandelier in Bronze, http://www.plumbersurplus.com $538

Jeweled Candles to light your way

I’m not typically a candle snob.  In fact, I usually get them for gifts.  And half the time, I forget to light them.

But that was before!  Before these jeweled candles from Primal Elements at Joss & Main crossed my path, which come in inspired scents like spun sugar, champagne and citrus, bergamot and chamomile teas, and rhubarb-quince tart.

While those do call to mind some scrumptious scents, I don’t care what they smell like.  (Did I already tell you I rarely light them?)  The fact that they look so incredibly adorable with their bedazzled selves is reason enough to stock up.

And pass them out as gifts too… for other people, who may or may not light their candles.

Daily Covet: Tote your favorite city

Tote your favorite city… and don’t get lost in it either, for that matter, when you carry this earth-friendly map tote from well, maptote on myhabit.com.

At 14″ x 15.5″, these are roomy enough for the beach, the farmer’s market or just to and from work.  Of course my fave is the Paris one, but there are other ones too, like the weekend getaway trio with Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the Hamptons on them.

I love them so much that I want them all.  One for $22 or three for $30.  You do the math.