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August 5, 2014

Summer Tattoo | Life + Style


I’m so not a tattoo girl… that type of a commitment gives me chills up and down my spine.  But after seeing my “perfect body” yoga instructors at Gather in Ketchum, Idaho rock them flawlessly this summer, I feel like I could get behind the trend.

Love the options you can find over at Lulu dk, a chic online shop for more than just summer tattoos…

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March 21, 2014

Nine Space | Life + Style

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I’m really loving all of the new online boutiques that keep popping up.  One in particular that caught my eye recently is Nine Space!

I was drawn to them for their overwhelming attention to detail and perfectly photographed products.  They jump off the pages and help tell a beautiful story of what they’re about – which is simply artisan decor, cozy throws and dreamy bathrobes.  They also have amazing yellow dip-died napkins that are a must for Spring.

Although small with only 8 employees, Nine Space seems to be lean and mean, selling their thoughtful items to over 400 retailers, spas and hotels.  They were named one of the top 100 private consumer product companies in 2013.

I pulled some of my favorite shots from their lookbooks and listed the products that I feel pair perfectly with the vibe.

Also, Nine Space heard we were fans over at Cecy J and offered a discount to our readers.  Between now and April 30th they are offering our readers 30% off ALL items!  Just enter CecyJLove at checkout.

Happy Nine Space hunting for Spring.

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The Nine Space Spear Tray
February 11, 2014

Valentine’s Day: Little Gentleman |life + style


1.  Be Little You and Me Stripe Tee Pee Play Tent /2. Mobo Mini Cruiser Bike / 3. Lego Volkswagen T1-Camper Van / 4. Richer-Poorer Boys Polka Dot – Black and Red Socks / 5. J-Crew Boys Bow Stripe Tie



November 27, 2013

CÉLINE Edge Bag | life + style



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October 24, 2013

Gypset Travel | Life + Style

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Ordering… this book is headed straight for my coffee table…

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October 4, 2013


coat rack

A friend of mine, who also happens to have a terrific Public Relations firm in San Francisco was filling me in on one of her new clients.  I immediately asked if I could interview the founder, Diana Vincent for a blog post about her recently launched High Camp Home.  What started as a brick and mortar boutique and premier design firm in historical downtown Truckee, California, in the Tahoe area has stretched its wings into a fabulous e-commerce site.  High Camp Home makes sprucing-up the ski cabin an incredibly easy task!

High Camp Home is cholk-full of all the chic rustic lifestyle essentials including furniture, lighting, accessories rugs and seasonal decor.  My favorite detail over at High Camp Home is the local artists work available for purchase, making it easy to find the finishing touches for decorating with a relaxed, yet polished vibe.

With the leaves starting to fall and the wind blowing outside just about every item over at High Camp Home is on my “must have” list for fall and winter

A few of my  absolute favorites…

cabin decor, tahoe decor

We are so thrilled for the month of October Cecy J readers can get 15% off on all items, just enter the code RUSTICALLY at check out.

I hope you enjoy the interview with Diana Vincent and a peek at one of her Tahoe area interior design projects that is a true inspiration for comfortable beautiful living.  Not to mention… her fantastic travel tips for your next visit to the Lake Tahoe area.

Happy fall + winter shopping and a huge thanks to High Camp Home


breakfast room cabin


1.) What is your signature style? 

My signature style is sophisticated rustic design.  No bears or moose allowed!  I love combining texture with natural materials to create space that is warm and inviting but rustic and rugged enough to withstand the active lifestyles of my clientele and the harsh climates that surrounds most of the homes we work with.


2.) The perfect carpet brand/ line for a Tahoe cabin to withstand snow & ski boots? 

In reality, the perfect carpet is really WOOD as it is durable and wears well.


chic rustic sliding barn door


3.) Go to paint color/ brand?  

For a white paint that is warm and works well in most settings, Pratt and Lambert Milk White.


4.) Favorite, product you have in stock right now?

As it is fall, I love pulling out the blankets and throws and currently our store is filled with some wonderful throws that are not too heavy but have fabulous texture and rope like tassels.  The Europa throw in camel is my favorite, although our Halloween Ghosts are seen walking down the street with customers visiting our store everyday, this time of year!

5.) The perfect stocking stuffer for Mom?

Pairing the Chalet Stripe Scarf with the Decorated Hoop Earrings is a great combination.  Throw on a pair of Uggs, cozy sweater and jeans with this scarf and earrings and you are good to go anywhere in Tahoe!

stocking stuffer scarf

6.)  You are based in the in Tahoe area.  Give us the scoop… 

Where should we….


True Old Tahoe Ski Ambience – Cottonwood

Great Menu – Stella


I like the simple European feel of the Cedar House, but if you want a resort feel the Ritz Carlton being right on the mountain is a great way to spend a weekend.


Lone Eagle Bar in Incline Village


For families – Northstar; for great skiing Squaw/Alpine always wins


I love going off old fire roads and hidden spots but for easy to find snowshoeing the meadow up at Mount Rose is really pretty

relax fireside?

The Ritz Carlton Bar


September 18, 2013

Artsy Modern | decor

ipad case, chic pillows, chic yellow necklace

Have you checked out Artsy Modern yet?

I’m smitten with this design savvy home goods and accessories online boutique that recently launched.
Artsy Modern aims to bring you hard-to-find international brands with a focus on British and Scandinavian indie designers.   Loving their modern, fresh, colorful and whimsical items. A few of the items I have on my wish list from Artsy Modern below.
Cecy J readers can get 15% off all Artsy Modern items from  September 18th – September 24th just use the code code SPLENDID at check out.

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August 5, 2013

Tiffany & Co. Gatsby Gems | Life + Style


Okay this Tiffany & Co. Savoy Headpiece is a smidge out of my budget… and I really can’t think of one place I could get away with wearing it, but it is overwhelmingly awesome and inspiring just the same.

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July 8, 2013

Kombucha Dog | life + style

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Kombucha is a naturally carbonated and fermented tea that has gained in popularity over the last 6 years or so as a natural energy drink with probiotics and energizing properties.  It is viewed as a healthy alternative to mainstream soda.

I’ve been a fan for years and got a kick out of the kombucha brand called Kombucha Dog I spotted in Los Angeles.

Kombucha Dog’s blend was delicious and, as a total bonus, its labels feature photos of adorable pups available for adoption.  If one of the pooch models looks like the pet of your dreams, you can visit Kombucha Dog’s website for adoption information.  Love it!

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June 14, 2013

Summer Loving | life + style

sunscreen, chic black paint,

1. Peter Thomas Roth, Anti-Aging-Instant-Mineral / 2. Calypso St. Barth, Cotton Drill Short / 3. Benjamin Moore, Paint Color in Black Ink / 4. Target, Mossimo Black Sandal  / 5. Jennifer Meyer via Barneys , Turquoise Thin Bangle  / 6. Laura Mercier via Neiman Marcus, Nail Lacquer in Bare Rose  / 7. Oomph, Calypso Blue Pillow  / 8. Jack Rudy, Small Batch Cocktail