Wednesday, July 8, 2009

LPB’s July OBSESSIONS….

From luxe getaways to designer soccer balls here are a few of my bloggiest things!


Itching to go: Sunset Beach Hotel on Shelter Island, sunsetbeachli.com



While I would love to holiday on an extoxic island the uber fab Sunset Beach Hotel on Shelter Island will do - it's 2 hours away and won't break the bank!






Latest Splurge: Soccer Ball by Ryan McGinness, $185, vivre.com






Perfect for the athlete-aesthete, this stylish hand-stitched soccer ball is patterned with surrealist icons by artist Ryan McGinness. Perfect gift for my futbol loving nephew!




Fashion Must Haves: KOOBA Spring 2009 DALE Bag, $645, kooba.com







Luxuriously comfortable, stylish and enduring, this seasonless caramel buttersoft leather shoulder bag is destined to become a personal favorite.




Vital Beauty Products:


Exuviance Rejuvenating Treatment Masque,$26, neostrata.com


This creamy, soothing masque is packed with antioxidants sure to soothe, protect, and brighten dull skin. The rejuvenating masque literally speeds the recovery of distressed skin and calm irritation, while the ultra rich ingrediants combat free radicals and repair the look of past skin damage. Ideal to help you repair the damage caused by the summer sun, and soothe your skin during the transition to cooler weather. Weekly use helps reduce the appearance of redness, fine lines and wrinkles, restoring the skin's healthy glow..... utterly amazing!


Lavamani dello Chef, $13.00, kalaSTYLE.com


No matter your skill level in the kitchen the Lavamani handwipes by kalaSTYLE is an absolute must! Made with all natural ingrediants it cleans your hands and treats them as well- a win win!





Urban Detox, $39, Bioelements.com


This essential serum fights environmental stress and damage and offers soothing hydration, while champion ingredients help to fight off free-radical damage in a time-released manner. The flawless serum includes some of the most luxe optimal ingredients - allowing the strength and stability of the ingredients to remain intact, and giving the serum the ability to continually deliver essential nourishment and protection.... brilliant!


Necessary Extravagance: Jeffrey Campbell Doo, platform peep-toe lace up bootie, $144, solestruck.com





A shockingly-chic party's underfoot in this vivid lace up -inspired peep toe bootie. Made with an energizing and edgy black or pink leather, it's an easy, exciting way to strike a cool stance on a hot day. Available at the amazing online shoe mecca SoleStruck - what's not to love....



Mane Attraction: Redken Color Extend Sun Sparkling Shield, redken.com




REDKEN's Color Extend Sun Sparkling Shield contains the finest ingrediants that are blended together to instantly detangle and boost moisture, softness, and shine your locks during the summer seasons with UV shield which helps prevent fading. The Sparkling Shield leave-in smoother infuses deep hydration into sun-exposed, moisture-thirsty hair and the UV shield helps prevent fading. Your hair will have a healthy shine, texture, and style that lasts all day. Amen to that!


Cheap Thrill: LOVE Signature Bar Soap, $7.50, kalaSTYLE.com



In addition to being completely organic, the new LOVE soap from combines sensual scents and soothing properties. With rare Himalayan Nard, sparkling citrus, ylang ylang and woody notes, this unique scent will envelope you with true relaxation. With the intention of being as gentle on the skin as it is on the mind, this shower and bath gel turns an every day routine into a fine spa ritual.



On the Nightstand: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), $16.99, hbgusa.com, sarahockler.com


This coming of age book from Sarah Ockler explores a 2 young girl's efforts to love, grieve and grow during the summer...


Give me these or give me death (not really you know what I mean): Bristols 6 Hem Tape for Denim



Thanks be to the Fashion Gods at Bristol 6! The same great professional tape that was available only to designers and movie stars is now available to everyone - hem your too long denim pant or shorten your shorts it's a must for any doll's closet!


Signature Scent: India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Eau de Toilette, $50, crabtree-evelyn.com

With its sensual allure, Spider Lilly Eau de Toilette by India Hicks Island Living is one of the most sought-after summer scents. Spider Lilly recalls the perfumes of the islands, seas and the heaviness of tropical mists on the heights of a mythical island.

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