It’s A Haute House In Here: Interior Design Trends for 2015

Lonny Magazine Blue sofa and books

It’s no secret that aesthetics are everything to me, so naturally I’m quite into design of all kinds. Every December and January predictions of the incoming and outgoing interior design trends start popping up everywhere, and I absolutely love looking to see what the opinions of the collective design community are. Then I love promptly dissecting…

Read More »

February Sneak Peek

hello-february (London Like The City)

February is already upon us–the first month of 2015 has absolutely flown by! Having just launched in January, I can hardly believe that I’ve already been writing on this site for a whole month. January was exciting and taxing and challenging and fun and nerve-wracking and inspirational, all rolled up into 31 days. This month promises to…

Read More »

It’s a Food Holiday: Pull out your berets, it’s National Croissant Day

Williams Sonoma croissants

There’s not much the Francophile in me loves more than a good, flaky, buttery croissant. I don’t mean those freaky hybrid things (yes, I’m looking at you, cronut). I’m talking about an authentic, traditional, real, swoon-worthy, worth-eating kind of croissant, and it’s harder to find one than you may think. An authentic croissant takes preparation,…

Read More »

It’s a Food Holiday: I want that cake, cake, cake, cake–It’s National Chocolate Cake Day

Chocolate Cake from Mowielicious

If you didn’t already know it about me, I believe just about any reason is a good one for a celebration, and food holidays are indeed reason enough in my book. Anyone who appreciates good food can take pleasure in a day that observes culinary delights, and today’s holiday has chocolate lovers everywhere squealing with…

Read More »

Birth of a Bubbleista

Are you a Bubbleista image

So you’re chugging right along, reading The Bubbleista blog posts, taking it all in, when all of a sudden you say to yourself: “Wait a minute. What exactly is a ‘Bubbleista’ anyway?” Well my dear, I’m glad you asked. It’s actually a term I made up just joking around in 2009. I came up with…

Read More »

WWOD: What Would Olivia Drink? How to Host The Ultimate Red Wine-Fueled #TGIT Scandal Watch Party

Olivia Drinking red wine out of a bottle

In one week, on January 29th, Scandal returns to television. And if you’re a Gladiator, you’re going absolutely c-r-a-z-y with anticipation. That final scene in the last episode showing Oliva’s glass of expensive red wine spilled all over her beige couch where she has suddenly, and mysteriously, disappeared from…noooooo! What has happened to our Liv?! I have…

Read More »

Motivation Monday: Dare to Pursue Your Dream…No Negative Nancys Allowed

Ignore Accordingly meme

**Welcome to “Motivation Monday” where you can get little bits of inspiration for everyday life…sometimes serious, sometime funny, but always “effervescent!”** I wrote a freelance article for a publication a few weeks ago on a relatively innocuous subject. The subject matter wasn’t anything controversial, political, or the type of subject matter that incites intense emotional…

Read More »

Yeah You Rite: Eating, Drinking and Jazzing Your Way Through New Orleans

Deanies NOLA collage

I just spent 5 full, glorious days in New Orleans…and it was not enough! I’ll be honest though, no matter how many hours, days, or weeks I spend in NOLA, it never seems to be enough time. There’s always one more meal to eat; one more bar to linger in; one more shop to duck into; one more…

Read More »

Cocktail Tales: One of The Best Spots in New Orleans to Make Your Drink Dreams Come True

Apolline facade

I have no hesitation in admitting that I am a bit of a cocktail snob. Marachino cherries? I’d prefer Luxardos. Concentrated juice from a plastic lemon? Thanks, but I’ll pass. Weird “cookies and cream” artificially flavored liquor? Uhm, no. Hyped up beverages made by rappers and celebrities? Not in my glass. Although I typically know what I…

Read More »

A Peek Inside Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Super Stylish Manhattan Apartment

Chrissy-teigen-john-legend-architectural-digest-467

As a person who is big on aesthetics, I’m always enchanted by, and enthused with, wonderful design and decor. Naturally I couldn’t have been more thrilled upon discovering that Chrissy Teigen, who entertains me to no end on Twitter with her hilarious, quirky, “tell-it-like-it-is” wit, and her talented “easy on the eyes” husband John Legend would not…

Read More »

Welcome to The Bubbleista Blog: January sneak peek

Hello Bubbly People

Welcome to 2015 and to the launch of The Bubbleista website and blog! I’m glad you’re here. I know we may be just getting to know each other, so here’s something you should know about me from the jump: I am a big fan of the unconventional—a quick look at my manifesto will reveal that. With…

Read More »

Motivation Monday: Keep Your Head to the Sky

Sky and palapa

  It’s the first Monday of the New Year and, just like the rest of the world, many of us are brimming with New Year’s resolutions (some that are already broken, ha). You know how it goes: “I’m going to start a new business.” “I’m going to learn French.” I’m going to lose 20 pounds.” In…

Read More »