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Chic Essentials: Luxury Candles

Lighting a fancy scented candle is one of my favorite ways to complement beautiful surroundings, elevate the everyday, and when paired with some music and a bath, indulge in a little self-care. Their wonderful lingering scent can transform the ambience of any space and lift my mood. While they can be pricey, if you find one you absolutely love, I say considering their impact, it’s worth the splurge. Cheaper versions often burn too quickly and can be overly strong in a nauseating way. Also, since many luxury candles look as fabulous as they smell, you can repurpose them once they’ve burned down. Just put them in the freezer to easily remove any leftover wax residue and then use them as a small vase or a chic makeup brush or pencil holder.

Below are a couple of favorites:


1- Cire Trudon Trianon // “The picking of hyacinth, roses, white flowers, wild herbs from the meadows and graminaceous plants, this bunch of flowers reminds us of an ideal nature, that of the Nouvelle Héloïse and the country life dreams of Marie Antoinette. Vibrating with the memory of a summer evening, when the warm, musky scent of torches fill the air, this scent is a homage to the Queen of taste…”

2- Diptyque Figuier “The fig tree scent recalls the warm summer days in Greece when the rich fragrance of ripened figs fills the soft air….It intensifies the tree’s qualities: the warmth of the bark, the freshness of the leaves, and the milky sap of its fruit.”

3- Aerin Trumpet Vine // “Lily of the valley and the essence of flowering garden vines are blended with lotus blossom, hyacinth and musk.”

4- Jo Malone Orange Blossom // “A shimmering garden oasis. Clementine flower sparkles over a heart of orange blossom and water lily, with warm undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver.”

5- Carriere Freres Lavandula Angustifolia // “She’s also called “true lavender” and grows wild on the hills of Southern France. Purple shrubs of green grey leaves, lavender’s fragrant flowers stand up straight, defying the elements with their colorful spikes. Its essential oil, of the highest quality, purifies and heals.”

6- Voluspa Santiago Huckleberry // “Notes of ripe huckleberry, vanilla and crushed sugar cane.”

7- Eclectic Tom Dixon Orientalist // “The faint memory of an Indian wedding with rose petal garlands- giant cinnamon sticks on the beach stalls and the musky
smells of the Chinese herbal market.”

8- LAFCO Master Bedroom // “Warm and enveloping; a mix of sweet chamomile and sprightly lavender promotes a sense of well being.”

9- Nest Moroccan Amber // “Moroccan amber, sweet patchouli, heliotrope and bergamot are accented with a hint of eucalyptus.”

10- Capri Blue Volcano // tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons, and limes, redolent with lightly exotic mountain greens

This list could continue on, as I know there are other amazing candles out there. Which ones do you love? What are you currently burning? Do you change it up when with the change of season?

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Parima Studio Rose Collection


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My talented sister Patty of Parima Studio, just launched her Rose Collection of fine art prints, inspired by a trip we took to a rose farm back in May. I have loved being able to witness the development of it over the past few months and am so proud of her. She’s so talented and passionate about what she does, which I think shows in the end product.


The photo from a shoot we did at my house, showcasing 3 of the 6 prints in the collection

View the entire of collection here.

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Arianna Belle in Instyle Magazine!

Incredibly honored that the shop is featured in the September issue of InStyle, currently on newsstands. Things like this make me pinch myself and take a moment to realize how far I’ve come. Just a few years ago, I was miserable, working a corporate job I didn’t love, and craving for something more. I could only have dreamt about something like this. Truly grateful for the now.

Arianna Belle featured in the Sept 2014 issue of Instyle Magazine“The jolt of a warm hue will enliven a seen-better-days sofa, and Arianna Belle has an amazing selection of covetable cushions that you can search by style, pattern, or color.”

Tyler Dawson, Los Angeles Interior Designer

pg. 696 InStyle Magazine, September 2014

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Two Ideas for Organizing Clutches

Hold them in a lucite tray, like Kelly….


organizingclutches-2 or file them in an acrylic letter sorter, like Mackenzie



Both great ways to keep clutches beautifully organized!

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Zebra Pillow in Adore Magazine

Delighted to see my Zebra pillow in the August/September issue of Adore Home Magazine! It’s featured on page 117 as part of the spread that features the home of designer Maria Barros who is known for her fun and colorful interiors:

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adore_aug2013-pgs116-117-ariannabelle-zebra-pillowView the full spread and issue of Adore here.

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On iVillage

Honored to be included in a fun article about spring home decor on the website iVillageClick on over to read it!

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My Shop is Live!

Though it took a bit longer than expected, as these types of things usually do, I’m excited to announce that my little shop is finally live!

To start off I’m offering a selection of pillow covers made of fabrics I love…

…and in celebration of the launch, I’m offering a special discount to all of you readers!

Use coupon code BLOG5 for $5 off orders under $50, code BLOG10 for $10 off orders over $50, and BLOG20 for $20 off orders over $100.  These coupons will be valid until Friday, October 14th.

Click here to check out The Shop. Hope you guys like it! :-)

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Missoni For Target

One week from today (on Sept. 13) the highly anticipated Missoni for Target line will be available. I personally am excited for all the colorful home accessories. Love that they’ve included stylish storage pieces in the mix 😀 Can’t wait to see them in person!

From top: octagon ceramic platter, card box, organizer tray, vases, clip folio, hexagon note cube, file folders, pencil box set, duvet set, throw, toss pillowsweater box, media bin, milk crate

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Pillow Love: Get the Look for Less

I’ve admired the beautiful Sheesha pillows ever since I first saw ’em in the living room below. Unfortunately though the price tag on these babies is a bit more than I am able and willing to shell out for a pillow. John Robshaw sells a 20×20 version (pictured below right) for $200 (each!) and Jayson Home and Garden sells ’em for $250 for the 20×20 version and $345 for the 26×26 version (yikes!).

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L: Karin Kohlberg via Page Six Magazine; R: John Robshaw Sheesha pillow $200
home of Karen of the blog The Art of Doing Stuff

Recently I was excited to find a few pillows that have a similar look for much much less. West Elm sells the Bijoux Dots Pillow (below left) for $34.00, and Etsy seller The Home Centric sells the White Mirrors Throw Pillow (below right) for $33.20 as well as the Light Beige Reflections Throw Pillow for $33.20 to $39.90 (price depending on size).
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L: Bijoux-Dots Pillow Cover $34.00; R: White Mirrors Throw Pillow $33.20

P.S. I’m loving the large selection at The Home Centric! Check out her shop for more fabulous pillows!
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Sofia Coppola & Louis Vuitton

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Happy Friday luvs! Before signing off for the weekend, I’ll leave you with these shots of the always chic Sofia Coppola, her beautiful apartment, and the lust-worthy bags from her Fall 2010 Louis Vuitton collection:
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