Posts in February, 2013

Lamps, Rugs & More

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013



It is time to hop over to One Kings Lane to dream about all of the new home furnishings we desperately need to obsess about for our homes. I must admit, I get a little sucked in to OKL because I  have so much fun picking out items for my dream house. Tonight I was totally obsessed with all of the fabulous black and white I found. And these patterns – love them! It makes we want to paint my whole house and have a do over of sorts.  But I have also found a few things that I can use today. In an attempt to follow my new year’s resolution to cut back on online impulse purchases (it is not going that well by the way) I am going to sleep on it before I put the items into my magical shopping cart.


And while I am obsessing about One Kings Lane tonight, have you ever heard of the company Safavieh?  Starting today, the Safavieh Event at One Kings Lane is launching too. They are an ever stylish home furnishing brand offering incredible deals on so many of their products right now, so you can check them out too.

Hope you find a little something you can’t live without! Happy Saving!



Monday, February 25th, 2013


Fabulous sale alert! Starting today, through Wednesday, February 27thTea Collection (one of Sweet Peas & Stilettos’ favorite partners) is offering you the chance to buy 3 separates and get the 4th one free on select styles with promo code 4FUN. Just look for the 3+1 icon for participating styles. Stock up on comfortable and durable pants and cool t-shirts for boys. Mix and match adorable girls’ tops and bottoms for endless outfit combinations. A little tip – A number of favorites from the South Africa selection (that your kids will ove) are included in the sale.  It is a perfect opportunity to stock up on colorful basics for spring and summer.

Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this amazing sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping & Happy Saving too!


Jimmy Choo Mila Cutout

Sunday, February 24th, 2013



I just stumbled upon these fantastic Jimmy Choo Mila Cutout mirrored leather pumps tonight while I was window shopping on Net-a-Porter while I was watching the Academy Awards. How is that for multi-taking? I am a sucker for silver and these shoes are just so cute. I know it is a cliche, but they really will go with everything. The lower heels is wonderful too for days when you want more than a flat but aren’t ready to slip on your stilettos.





Sunday, February 17th, 2013


I am just going to cut to the chase here and tell you that I absolutely loved the 4 days I spent at Miraval, a luxury wellness resort located in Tucson, Arizona. I don’t think I have ever been so relaxed in my life. It was a prefect mommy getaway.  I heard that Oprah is a big fan too and I can see why. If you just need to get away from everything and experience total tranquility and peace and yummy food and amazing spa treatments and beautiful surroundings and soft sheets and fluffy comforters – this is the spot for you.

miraval resort and spa

When you land at the airport in Tucson, there will be someone waiting for you at baggage claim with a ‘Miraval’ sign and from that instant on you will be completely taken care of. My friends and I received Miraval messenger bags, water bottles and literature to keep us occupied and the driver drove us out to the resort. Checking in was a snap and they reminded us of their ‘no cell phone’ policy which is fantastic. Yep – they don’t want to see you on your phone – no talking or texting or checking in with the family while you are supposed to be enjoying the resort amenities. It was a perfect excuse to really disconnect. (Yes – you can call the kids at night when you are back in your room!) I plopped my iPhone right into my bag and said goodbye.  I am always one to follow the rules!

One of my favorite things to do was just walk around the resort and check out all of the art work and the local foliage. But you can keep yourself busy from morning to night with all sorts of classes and activities. I started each day with a 7am stretch class and ended my days with meditation in the evenings. In between I did everything from taking a posture class to working out on the elliptical machine. You can ride horses, climb rock walls, take yoga classes, or get creative with sculpture and photo workshops. There are also a number of group session to help you heal your soul and you can even arrange one on one meetings with a range of wellness professionals.


I must admit that two of my favorite things about Miraval were the meals and the spa treatments. We will start with the kitchen. Every meal is out of this world delicious. There is a buffet component to breakfast and lunch as well as specials that are served plated to your table. And dinner just gets better. If you can’t decide between entrees, they will bring you mini versions of each. And if that indecision continues through to dessert – go ahead and order one of each. Yes yes yes – it is all incredibly healthy and there is so much amazing seafood and other culinary delights, but if you aren’t looking to lose, you can certainly treat yourself too.  Rumor has it that many people choose Miraval over other high end spas because Mirval actually allows alcohol. It is nice to be able to enjoy a nice glass of wine after a long day of spa treatments…

Which takes me to the topic of the spa…It is gorgeous in a very understated way. The lovely finishes and muted colors were ideal to get you in a calm, relaxed zone. I loved that the treatment rooms were actually quite large so you didn’t feel like you were crammed into a little chamber. Of course I had to try a facial, a massage and their Hammam treatment which included lots of scrubs and clay. Miraval has a new partnership with Clarins so many of the spa experiences use Clarins products. I don’t know what else to say except that you won’t be disappointed and you won’t want to leave.

If you have any questions at all about going to Miraval – please don’t hesitate to send me an email. I can’t wait to go back….


Tea Collection SALE

Sunday, February 10th, 2013


I have always thought it would be so fun to work at Tea Collection and travel all over the world to find inspiration for their upcoming collections. I envision it as nothing but a creative adventure, but I know they must work really really hard. I am always excited to see what country or continent they have picked out. Since I have always wanted to visit South Africa, I was thrilled to see that South Africa was the inspiration for their latest collection. And it gets better, because from now through Valentine’s Day, 2/14/13, Tea Collection is offering 15% off sitewide with promo code GOTHERE15. You can shop the hottest spring looks inspired by Tea Collection’s travels to South Africa or take an additional 15% off already reduced sale items. Spring will be here before you know it so it is a great time to stock up for the sunshine. Hurry, don’t miss your chance to shop this great sale from Tea. Happy Shopping!


Tory Burch Spring Shoes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Tory Burch Spring Shoes 2013


Love love love love love my new Tory Burch ‘Gia’ wedges! They are simply fabulous. I have been on a multi-year hunt for the perfect pair of neutral colored shoes that I could wear with both pants and dresses and I finally found them. I couldn’t be happier! The leather almost looks like lace with the intricate cut-outs.  And I just love the dainty scalloped edges too. The wedges are made with natural jute which give them a dressed up espadrille look – a perfect example of casual elegance. Also, with the wedge styling you get some added height with incredible comfort.  Undoubtedly, I will be wearing these every day.