Friday, March 27, 2009

Photo shoot day


Photo shoots are always crazy, and it being at my house doesn't  make it any easier. I can't give you any details yet but I will... They'll be coming at noon and I'll try to snap some pictures!!
See you soon
Maria

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Inexpensive DYI Headboard




I was organizing my photos file and I came upon this picture from a guest room I did for a client almost seven years ago. It was on a very tight budget (under $300) and it had to be done in a day. Headboards were out of question and most of the budget went to bedding and accessories but I really wanted to have headboards so I used some leftover paint and moulding I have in my house and this was the end result, the combinations are endless, you can use any paint color/moulding combination or even use leftover fabric or wallpaper instead of paint. Paint the wall first and then install the moulding.
Good Luck!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Little Havana and the Calle 8 Festival

Last Friday I went to see a client near by the 'Little Havana' and I decide to park my car in the famous Calle 8 ( spanish for Eight Street) and walk around and take some pictures to share with you. This neighborhood in Miami with many Cuban immigrant residents is named after Havana the capital and largest city in Cuba and is well known for its social, cultural and political activities. Little Havana is characterized by the street life, excellent restaurants and the warmth of its residents.
Over 1 million people from around the planet would be attending today  the biggest latin festival in the world 'The Festival of Calle 8', this street party is the culmination of the two weeks of Miami Carnival events, 23 blocks with activities for adults and children, street dancers, hundreds of kiosks of international food, but best of all this celebration is world renowned for its music, top recording hispanic artists performs from dozen of musical stages and you can see people dancing everywhere to the rhythm of salsa, merengue and reggaeton... I have never attended this event but I had a lot of fun just watching it on tv, who knows maybe one day I put on my dance shoes, grab my Cuban descendant husband and we'll go 'Living la vida Loca'...

Hope you enjoy the pics.



The Tower Theaters

The Domino Park



They get together every day just to play domino and talk about Cuba.

The walkway of the stars, I couldn't find Gloria Stefan and Celia Cruz...



Willy Chirino




a mom and pop music store

Houses 





This is how many Cubans get to Miami .... no joke. Now is for sale at a car dealership as a collectors item for $150,000.00!!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Barbie, Fifty and Fabulous got real house in Malibu.










Barbie's 50th Birthday is today and she got a great present. Interior Designer Jonathan Adler, decked out a real life 3,500-square-foot pad overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu that looks like the doll's outrageous home. He says that took six months of planning and a few weeks to install. The house includes an original Andy Warhol portrait of Barbie valued at more than $200,000 and a chandelier made up of more than 30 blond wigs, a closet filled with 50 pairs of pink peep-toe heels, wall-to-wall pink carpeting with her initials in the bedroom and a pink Volkswagen New Beetle with a motorized pop-up vanity in the trunk. A museum inside the house features 25 vintage Barbie dolls on display. The celebrations start today with a celebrity soiree in the house and a fashion show in New York in the weeks to come.