Friday, February 27, 2009

2009 ASID Design Tour - Urban Living at Astoria - "Before" Video

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The 2009 Design Tour is taking shape. We went by Astoria today to meet some of the designers, who were working, measuring and planning. Construction crews were there working hard too. The building is amazing and will be a perfect backdrop to showcase the 37 designers' work. Since the Design Tour will be amazing, we thought it would be fun to see a little "before" video of one of the penthouse suites that will be featured. We can't wait.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stacy McCallum of Pixie Dust Decor Is Featured on Rosenberry Room's Blog


Rosenberry Rooms might possibly be the cutest place to buy all things baby and kids. They recently featured an interview with Stacy McCallum of Pixie Dust Decor and her line of "traditional with a twist" children's fabric and decor.


Check out the interview here:

Diana Martin Gifts' Gourmet Cookies Featured on She Knows


Who doesn't love She Knows?! What a great site to find everything from beauty to fashion to style. For Valentine's Day, they recently featured the ever delicious cookies by Chef Adam Navidi available exclusively through Diana Martin Gifts. Check out the link here:



For more on Diana Martin Gifts: http://www.dianamartingifts.com/

Monday, February 23, 2009

ASID 2009 Design Tour Announces Calendar of Events

LIVING IN STYLE

ASID Orange County Announces Slate of Special Events
Taking Place Throughout the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour

April 21-May 17




Laguna Beach, CA -- In addition to touring six spectacularly appointed urban living spaces at the 2009 http://www.asidocc.org, guests will be treated to a wide variety of special events and parties throughout the duration of the tour.

Beginning with a Preview Party benefiting the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 19 and wrapping on May 17, the month-long showcase will be highlighted by a speaker’s series, “Meet the Designers” Friday Date Nights, and other industry events.

Below is the schedule of public events for the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour:

Sunday, April 19 Urban Living @ Astoria Preview Party benefiting the
4PM - 9PM Orange County Performing Arts Center. Open to the public. Tickets are $150 and are available by calling The Center box office – (714)556-2787

Tuesday, April 21 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour Opening Day.

Wednesdays “Designer Living” Series
April 22-May13 Come enjoy an afternoon with a series of experts on living life with style!
3PM - 5 PM The ASID/OCC Tour is proud to announce 4 fun-filled afternoons featuring seminars on these exciting topics:

April 22 -- Culinary Artistry - An afternoon of cooking, tasting, and new recipes prepared by Chef Kurt Schaeffer at the new Bistro West located at The District in Irvine. www.bistrowest.com

April 29 --Yorba Wines - An afternoon of wine tasting in Astoria’s magnificent private wine cellar and tasting room. www.yorbawines.com

May 6 -- Fashion Show - presented by Sharm Cressy, Orange County fashion stylist and image consultant. The show will feature the exclusive debut of the “Juliana” Jana Kos line while focusing on tips for selecting the right styles for individual body shapes. Get a preview at www.sharmcressey.com.

May 13--New ideas for summer tabletops from Lynn Chichi of Chichi's Tabletalk. www.chichistabletalk.com

All of the “Designer Living” events will be held onsite. Series included with price of tour admission.

Fridays “Meet the Designers” Date Night
April 24-May 15 Take the Tour and meet the incredible designers who
5PM – 8 PM brought it all together. Friday Night guests will be able to sample a glass of wine and dessert at the café and later enjoy a discounted meal at participating restaurants at The District in Tustin, so save your ticket stubs! Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling The Orange County Performing Arts Center box office, or at the door.

Sunday, May 17 2009 ASID-OCC Tour Closes


About the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour
The 2009 Design Tour – Urban Living @ Astoria will be the first of its kind for the ASID Orange County Chapter featuring contemporary design in an urban, high-rise setting. The chosen location for the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour are the luxuriously appointed towers known as Astoria, located within Central Park West (Irvine, Ca), and will include four penthouse lofts and two flats on the Terrace and Grand Tier levels. The floor to ceiling windows and vast outdoor spaces will provide the perfect backdrop for 37 of ASID/OCC’s fabulous designers to showcase their unique talents.

Incorporating cutting edge design - from green living to a full spectrum of this year’s hottest colors and furnishings, this year’s Tour is sure to inspire the imagination and appreciation of every visitor. Designers were issued the additional challenge of creating environments that will appeal to visitors at all stages of their life, from bachelors and young families to empty nesters.

A mix of contemporary living and traditional luxuries, Astoria offers its residents an on-site business center, concierge service, a secured wine vault with private wine-tasting room, fully equipped exercise room as well as an oversized pool and spa. A complete list of amenities as well as additional images and information about Astoria can be found at www.astorialiving.net.

The 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour will be open April 21-May 17, Tuesday- Sunday from 10AM – 5PM. The Tour will remain open until 9 PM on Friday nights. Tickets for the 2009 Design Tour can be purchased beginning March 2 online at www.asidocc.org, through the Orange County Performing Arts Center box office (714-556-2787) or at Whole Food at The District in Tustin. Tickets are also available at the door.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

To Boutique Or Not

Bigger is better, right? Not always. I like to think our boutique PR firm in Costa Mesa - TO Media Co - is just right.

When our clients call they get either Lauren or me - the two principles. We put our hearts and souls into every client's company and because we are a small team, we are personally invested in their message. Our faith in our clients and their products, I believe, gives us an edge and helps us get better results

Here's to the little guy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

ASID 2009 Design Tour - Urban Living at Astoria - Announced in OC Weekly

Always with their finger on the pulse of Orange County, OC Weekly just announced the ASID 2009 Design Tour called Urban Living at Astoria.

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/a-clockwork-orange/things-are-looking-up-for-2009/

For more information on the Design Tour go to ASID's website: www.asidocc.org

Thanks Matt Coker at OC Weekly!

Friday, February 13, 2009

ASID Design Tour Announced on Home Accents Today

Want to be in-the-know on the latest in the design world? Check out Tracy Bulla's blog at Home Accents Today, where she recently announced the 2009 ASID Design Tour - Urban Living at Astoria.

http://www.homeaccentstoday.com/blogger/3012.html

To learn more about this year's Design Tour and for the calendar of events: http://www.asidocc.org/

Terra Collection Featured on ShoppingsMyCardio - Valentine's Give Away


These days, you've got to be able to wear your heart on your sleeve.

Thanks to Jennifer Capaci at Terra Collection, she makes it easy for you to do that with the Life T-shirt (The tee also gives back to charity. Talk about feeling all warm and fuzzy!).

The ever-fab Becki at ShoppingsMyCardio recently posted the Terra Collection Life Shirt as great Valentine's give-a-way - Check it out.
http://www.shoppingsmycardio.com/2009/02/09/be-mine-a-valentines-giveaway/

Freshen Up Your Child's Room with Pixie Dust Decor Products Under $100


With Spring around the corner, I am looking to freshen up my kids' rooms. Let's be honest, what mom doesn't want to feel like they have it all together? Chest of drawers for clothes. Check. Fluffy rug for the baby to play. Check. Missing a dust ruffle that coordinates with the rest of the room. Check. Missing throw pillows to add that finished look. Check.


Pixie Dust Decor has so many very, very cute items to complete any room, with tons under $100.


PIXIE DUST DÉCOR PRODUCTS UNDER $100:
http://www.pixiedustdecor.com/shop.shtml

* Fabric by the yard ($19/yard): All of the fabrics in the collection are available and with Pixie Dust’s new Custom Shop, they can be shaped into any accent, accessory or baby essential you can imagine.

* Pixie Dust’s most popular product, the floor pillows, include the Pixie Tuffet (36” round; $86) and the Pixie Pouf (22” rounds; $68). Both add a touch of comfort to any room and are the perfect perch for a child to curl up with their favorite book.

* Other popular Pixie Dust Décor items: Blankets (Poplin with plush, $38); Bibs (poplin with plush, $14) and burp cloths (poplin with plush $20) Aprons (Styles and sizes for boys, girls and mom or grandma $24); and more.

* Custom Shop Ideas under $100: Throw Pillows, Magnetic Boards, Toy Bags + more


ASID Orange County Chapter Announces Plans for 2009 Design Tour


NEW LOOK, NEW WAY OF LIFE, NEW WAY TO GIVE BACK

ASID Orange County Chapter Announces Plans for 2009 Design Tour
April 21-May 17


Laguna Niguel, CA – The 2009 ASID Orange County Chapter today announced its First Annual ASID Design Tour called Urban Living @Astoria featuring a total of six living spaces in a high rise complex. Astoria, a joint venture between Intergulf Development Group and Lennar Urban is part of a planned community on over two acres in a park-like setting.

This year’s Tour Committee is also proud to announce the selection of the Orange County Performing Arts Center as its benefiting charity. The Center is one of the country’s premier arts centers recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for enhancing the community with a diverse array of world class performance and educational programs.

“This tour is the first of its kind for the ASID Orange County Chapter, marking our first partnership with the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and we're so excited to present it to the public,” said ASID/OCC President Diane Sparacino. “This is a must see project. Our hope is that guests of the tour will both appreciate and be inspired by the creative use of all the newest products and materials to create cutting-edge designed spaces.”

“The Orange County Performing Arts Center is honored to be the beneficiary of the ASID 2009 Design Tour,” said Center President Terrence W. Dwyer. “On behalf of the Center, I want to thank ASID/OCC President Diane Sparacino and the many remarkable designers who will be showcased at the Astoria. This is an exciting partnership between two organizations dedicated to unique artistic worlds: visual and performing. And it is an excellent example of how we can unite these worlds to benefit our young people, support their educational opportunities and fulfill their professional dreams.”

2009 Design Tour Details

While previous ASID/OCC design tours have featured single family homes in a traditional setting, this year's Tour will be the first to feature Contemporary Design in an "urban" setting. The chosen location for the 2009 ASID/OCC Design Tour are the luxuriously appointed towers known as Astoria, located within Central Park West (Irvine, Ca), and will include four penthouse lofts and two flats on the Terrace and Grand Tier Level. The floor to ceiling windows and vast outdoor spaces will provide the perfect backdrop for 35 of ASID/OCC’s fabulous designers to showcase their unique talents. Incorporating cutting edge design- from green living to a full spectrum of this year’s hottest colors and furnishings, this years Tour is sure to inspire the imagination and appreciation of every visitor. Designers were issued the additional challenge of creating environments that will appeal to visitors at all stages of their life, from bachelors and young families to empty nesters.

A mix of contemporary living and traditional luxuries, Astoria offers its residents an on-site business center, concierge service, a secured wine vault with private wine-tasting room, fully equipped exercise room as well as an oversized pool and spa. A complete list of amenities as well as additional images and information about Astoria can be found at www.astorialiving.net.

“Some of the hottest and most innovative designers and designs ASID-Orange County Chapter has to offer, have come together to make this year’s Tour exciting and inspiring. From stainless steel floors to indoor waterfalls, leather walls to backlit vanities, we have a range of themes in each uniquely designed space,” said Laura Yorba, 2009 ASID Design Tour Chair.

Additionally, the 2009 ASID Design Tour will offer special events such as “Meet the Designer/Date Nights” every Friday night and teaching seminars on subjects including wine tasting, tabletop decorations and a fashion show throughout the tour. More details on the schedule of the events and the participating designers will be announced in the weeks ahead.

The tour will be open to the public April 21-May 17, Tuesday – Sunday from 10AM- 5PM. Tickets for the design tour are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and will be available starting March 2nd online at www.asidocc.org, through the Orange County Performing Arts Center Box Office – 714.556.2787 or at Whole Foods in The District.

Pixie Dust Decor Unveils Chateau Charlotte Decor







Love. Love. Love. Pixie Dust Decor's latest fabric line - Chateau Charlotte - looks so fresh and sweet. I love seeing on the darling crib bedding and floor pillows. But my favorite part is that your bibs and burp cloths can match or coordinate with your decor! Who wouldn't love that?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Jennifer Capaci of Eco-Chic T-Shirt Line --Terra Collection-- Featured in Riviera


A leader in the green movement, Jennifer Capaci of Terra Collection, an eco-chic t-shirt line that gives back to charity, is often looked to for her advice on all things green. Check out her interview about the latest "must have" item in Rivera Magazine.