Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First Blogger Award - The Sunshine Award

Many thanks to Vanessa of thepinkmateproject for the warm recognition!

You know, it takes a village... I'd just like to thank all the people who made this award possible: my stylist, my photographer, my makeup artist, my food taster, my travel agent... my PA... I just know there's someone I forgot... oh wait - I am those people! (Actually my sister is often called upon to photograph me and she does a great job!)

In all seriousness, this is great fun because I get to recognize other bloggers out there and maybe introduce them to a new audience. It's also a great feeling to reach out to people I wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to interact with and know they are interested in my perspective... 

The Sunshine Award is awarded to a blogger whose positivity and creativity inspire others in the blogging world. The Sunshine award is given by bloggers to bloggers as a way to spread the bloggy love!

- thank the person who gave you this award
- write a post about it
- respond to the questions below
- pass it on to 10 bloggers who you feel really deserve it and send them a message to let them know


1: Favorite color? Sparkly!

2: Favorite animal? Greyhound - my sister and I have had 7 rescues between us!

3: Favorite number? Never really had one... 

4: What perfume am I wearing now? Cannabis Rose by Fresh - but I think I'm going to move on to Red Roses by Jo Malone... I am big on floral scents, like Violetta di Parma, one of the oldest fragrances in the world!

5: Something you always wear and identify yourself with? The art deco diamond and emerald ring I picked out to commemorate my first trip to Italy at my father's insistence... I have worn it every day for the last 24 years! It's a part of my hand... My father wanted me to have something that would always make me think of he and Italy (I am of Italian descent). Since his passing in late March this ring is more dear to me than ever...

6: What's your passion? Food, art, travel, collecting, fashion, music, drawing/painting, reading, this blog, time with my family and friends - and especially when I can somehow combine all or some of the above! 

7: Giving or receiving? Like everything else in life it's good to have balance, that said - BOTH!

8: What was the last eyeshadow you used? YSL "Pure Chromatics" (1BA) because I'm a sucker for good packaging and I'm having a gold moment right now! Turns out they are very versatile as they are wet and dry shadows!!! Pretty AND fun!

9: Favorite day of the week? Sunday - the flea market, the farmer's market, sunday brunch with champagne! Forget about it!!!

10: Are your nails painted right now? Always. My manicurists Hana & Vy at Nail to Toe Rescue are the best I've ever had (oh, I forgot to thank them!). They do such a thorough job I only need to see them every two to three weeks. The time between only takes minimal maintenance. Right now I have Chanel's new Peridot on my hands and I love it! So iridescent with predominantly gold and green shimmer... I can't remember the name of the deep red Essie color on my feet. It's from the salon.

Below are the bloggers I would like to pass this award to (in no particular order):

 Gina Michelle of crochetclouds for her impressive sewing and styling abilities! She is a very talented designer and DIY'er!

Miss J of absolutelyfaaabulous for her glamorous lifestyle! I love living vicariously through her! She also happens to be a very gracious and lovely lady!

Paola of PvdHjournal whom I just recently began following. Not only is she an aspirational designer and illustrator but handles controversy like a pro! 

Jessica of wonderfuljessie for her strong writing abilities. She is a fashion journalism student - give her five years and she'll be working for Emmanuelle Alt!

Paige of - pagesofnothing for the introduction to her beautiful artwork and other gorgeous artists. She also has some very inspired DIY's and captures it wonderfully!

Fellow Angeleno Alex of louboutinsinlalaland for her enticing day trips, easily executed DIY's and celebrity style selections!

Morgan, Zoe, Annie and guest of theinternetgarbage who constantly scour the music scene to offer us surprising and unexpected selections! They are right up there with KCRW and RCRDLBL in my book!

Newcomer Isabella of thepileofstyle for her incredible sense of style. Her photographs are always in the most intriguing settings... and are a match for her natural beauty!

Sara of stylecomb for her great style, yummy recipes, and joie de vivre!

Marielle of magicaldaydream because she invites us into her whimsical world and shares with us her travels and wonderful art!

There are so many other amazing bloggers out there who's work I enjoy daily! Maybe if more opportunities to win awards come my way I will be able to share them with you!

Again, my humble thanks Vanessa! I hope my recipients will consider spreading the positivity and recognition - after all, everyone loves an award!


fifi said...

congrats on your award doll you have a great blog!! xo

jardelle said...

Congratulations !!!

nalasplace said...

Brava Brava!

♥Run With Fashion♥ said...

Congrats! :D

Jessica said...

Thank-you VERY much for the comment and AWARD! Hope you can continue to read.. when people recognise your words, it makes it all worthwhile so thanks again.


Ioana Liliana said...



Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so lovely. x hivenn

Magical Day Dream said...

Thank you so much for your award! It means a lot to me. At the moment I am still in Thailand (it's sooo awesome here, Bangkok is amazing, will share soon). So although checking messages and mail is possible, it's harder to blog. I definitely plan on doing a blogpost about the award on my blog, but probably will wait until I am back in the Netherlands. Just wanted to say thank you! thank you! thank you! (notice the repetition for dramatic effect) :D



Little Rus said...

Congratulations on your award! s

stylecomb said...

Congrats! You definitely deserve it. I always love reading what you have to say! And thanks so much for sending the love on to my blog!! Hopefully I'll get a post up soon on it!

aninha said...

nice to know more about you!!!

♥ joei said...

Congratulations on your award! Follow each other? :)

Definitely, Maybe

SparksandFireworks said...

Congratulations on your award hun! You have a lovely blog here! Keep it up!!


Shybiker said...

Thank you for the kind and thoughtful comment. I appreciate it.

And your blog is fun! Interesting content and nice presentation.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Congratulations !!!

Alex said...

Thanks so much for the award! It really made my day. Also, congrats yourself!

The Internet Garbage said...

Woo! We all thank you so much for coming to our blog, and for the award! We are newbies, so it means a ton! We want you to know that your blog is our favorite! We absolutely love it, and with two of us being California girls at heart, it makes us feel right at home! Glad we can share some of the music that we love with you, that's what we set out to do!

Thanks again for the big compliments! RCRDLBL.. whew! Wow!

You are awesome! x


The Internet Garbage

AndjelaUndTom said...

Love your blog! :)

Follow me if you like my blog and I'll follow you back! :)


absolutelyfaaabulous said...

Felicitations! Brava! Your blog is truly a little ray of sunshine on the web so, yes, you can go celebrate all the good work! (have a glass for me.. champagne or prosecco pls ;)!

Gina Michele said...

Congrats on the award! I enjoyed reading your answers.

♥ Gina Michele

Sofie said...

Congratulations! Your blog is great. I just love to read those posts about the bloggers.