An Eggscellent Easter!

In the blink of an eye, Spring is upon us, and Easter is once again around the corner.  I love beautifully decorated eggs, but am perpetually short on time.  So any fast and easy solution is always up my alley, like this great use of gold leaf, washi tape and ribbon from Miss Renaissance:

Gold Leaf, Washi Tape & Ribbon

Pretty pastel flowers “painted” (or mostly “dotted on”) on with acrylic paint create a colorful bouquet of eggs, perfect for Spring!

Acrylic Paint pastel floral eggs

For the artistically-challenged, these lovelies created using simple geometric patterns, a white paint pen and natural brown eggs, is possible for even me!

White paint pen on brown eggs

This last one takes a bit of work, but is too tempting for me to pass up.  It’s not traditional, but since this time of year always has me itching to go on a tropical vacation, an egg disguised as a pineapple seems perfect for Easter!  From the talented folks at Studio DIY.

Pineapple or Egg?

Happy Decorating & Happy Easter!

xo, Tina

These are a few of my favorite things…

SoundOfMusicWatching “The Sound of Music” is one of my fondest holiday memories. Every Christmas I would watch it with my Nana whose Viennese heritage only added to the magic of the songs and beautiful Alpine scenery. Despite my Jewish upbringing I have always had a special love for Christmas- Everything from the beautiful lights to the stories of Santa, holidays movies and Christmas carols which I would sing and play on the piano in our living room.

Perhaps our 5 month old, Liam, is too young to get excited about the holiday just yet but I have loved every moment taking him for his first tree and singing him to sleep to the sounds of “White Christmas” and “Silver Bells”. He often falls asleep after only one verse so I have a feeling he will love Christmas just like his mama. Another tradition that was always a favorite was going to Fifth Avenue, NYC to see all the fabulous and always creative window displays. As a child who was enamored with beauty and design I could not wait to see the theme of each department store or how Cartier would wrap red ribbons around their facade.

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I would then go ice skating in Rockefeller Center and get a much needed hot chocolate afterwards to warm my frozen fingers and toes.

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Christmas is not only magical in NYC but all over the world- from tiny little towns throughout the U.S to ski villages in Europe or magical cities like Paris which look even more magical lit up by the glow of holiday lights. San Francisco our hometown is also even more beautiful during the holidays. This year we took Liam to Fort Mason to choose his very first tree and to some of my favorite boutiques to chose a few special hand crafted ornaments.

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I hope you enjoy carrying on your favorite holiday traditions and creating new ones with your families this year, while remembering and giving to those most in need.  After all that is the true spirit of Christmas.