Refined Relaxation, the Lolita Way!

In my last entry I talked about Lolita-izing your New Year’s Resolutions. When you add style and elegance to your life, it makes a huge impact on your overall well-being!

Another New Year’s Resolution I made was to relax more this year.

One of my favorite things to do to relax is to take a nice long bubble bath. I turn off the lights, turn on some relaxing music, and light up some candles.

What could make a moment like that even more relaxing?? How about adding a little style and refinement to it!

Lolita-ize your relaxing moment!

Like I said before, every woman wants to feel sexy and elegant in every thing that she does! YOU deserve the very best!

These are some of my all-time favorite products I use for that perfect “aaahhh…” moment:

Refined Relaxation

(1) Evelyn Rose Body Cream, $40, Crabtree-Evelyn.com (2) White Gardenia Scented Candle, $27.99, YankeeCandle.com (3) Turkish Cotton Bath Towels, $23.99, Nordstrom.com (4) Japanese Cherry Blossom Bubble Bath, $14, BathAndBodyWorks.com (5) Romantic Bubble Bath Wine Glass, $20, DesignsByLolita.com (6) UGG Australia Double Knit Robe, $125, Nordstrom.com

A Fresh (and Stylish) Take On New Year’s Resolutions

We all go through the same thing every year… a new year starts and we try to change ourselves and our lifestyles in dramatic ways. You see all these articles “NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!” and you see hope on the horizon.

Let’s be honest with ourselves though… these changes never really stick.

I’ve thought of a new, fresh take on New Year’s resolutions. One that I think will have much more OOMPH! in your life than just a boring, general resolution!

Think of it as the Lolita way of doing things. What Would Lolita Do?

Take your boring resolutions and spice them up a bit! Add a stylistic twist to every resolution you make! Make your resolutions Lolita-ized!

For example, instead of I’m going to exercise more this year, turn it into I’m going to exercise in style this year.

You’ll be shocked at how much taking the time to care about your appearance will have an effect on the success of your resolutions! If you feel stylish and confident while working out, you are more likely to work out because you now have a positive outlook towards it! Viola!

After all, every woman likes to feel pretty, sexy, and confident in every thing that she does!

Start small and before you know it, you’ll be one stylin’ woman who is totally in shape!

Here are some of my picks for a stylish work out experience:

Stylish WorkOut Gear

(1) Carry Me Om Tote Bag, $128, Lululemon.com (2) Form Watch, $75, Puma.com (3) Nike Free 5.0 Running Shoe, $100, Nordstrom.com (4) Leopard Acrylic Insulated Tumbler, $11.90, DesignsByLolita.com (5) Zella Cross Dye Crisscross Tank, $34.90, Nordstrom.com

 

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Do you have any tips for how to make those pesky resolutions stick? Comment below and share with me!

Cheers!

Lolita xo

Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winner!

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Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winner!

We had a photo contest where I asked my fans to submit pictures of their creative space.

Ann Marie sent me a picture of her kitchen, where she cooks and bakes delicious goodies!

She will win a glass signed by yours truly 🙂

Keep an eye on our Facebook to find out about all our contests!

Cheers!

Sneak Peek Into Lolita’s Design Studio!

Every artist has to have their own creative space- and I’m no exception!

 

I need my own design studio for my artists and myself to collaborate on new designs.

 

I have moved from state to state and studio to studio because of my family and also because of my company.

 

I am currently located in Rhode Island, in a beautiful renovated mill. I absolutely love it here. The contrast between the old mill bricks and my modern interior design sense is stunning and inspiring.

 

Here is a sneak peek into the place that I call my design home:

 

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Side view of the beautiful renovated mill I work at

 

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The front of the mill. So beautiful!

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The reception area, complete with Flirt pillows of course!

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More of the reception area

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Showcasing some of my glasses for visitors to see!

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Overall view of the studio!

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My conference room

 

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A glimpse of my office!

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Inside my office!

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Panorama of my office!

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Another panorama of my office!

 

 

I absolutely love my design studio and the creative people I work with.

 

All creative and imaginative people need their own space to get away every once and awhile.

 

Do you have a creative space? I’d love to see it!!

 

Enter our photo contest and submit a picture of YOUR creative space to enter for a chance to win a very special gift and a hand-written message from yours truly… me, Lolita!

 

Enter here:

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I can’t wait to look at all the wonderful submissions I get!

 

Good luck! Cheers!

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Impromptu Wednesday Cocktails

Last night I spontaneously decided to invite some close girlfriends over for some impromptu Wednesday night cocktails!
I broke out some of my acrylic wine glasses and made a cocktail called an “Angry Bear.”

Here’s the recipe:

Angry Bear Cocktail
2 oz. Tequila
0.5 oz. Honey Syrup
6-8 Raspberries
0.5 oz. Lime Juice
0.25 oz. Allspice Liqueur

Muddle the raspberries in the honey syrup until it makes a fresh, raw jam. Shake all ingredients over ice and double strain into a wine glass. Place a lime or orange slice and a couple raspberries into the glass and enjoy!

It was so yummy!
We gossiped and laughed over cocktails and some small appetizers.
It was a nice evening!
Cocktail nights are not just reserved for the weekend!

Cheers!

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Lolita’s Me-Time = Spa Time

Lolita-ize Me! Tip #101:

 “Always, make time for a glass of wine!

 It’s Friday… you’ve earned it!”

Never skimp on your “me time” because your “me time” makes you

shine as a superhero in the rest of your life as a wife, mommy, employee and friend!

Lolita Mud Bath

^ Lolita’s “me time” consists of a mud bath and a Wine Snob Wine Glass that’s about to be topped off and enjoyed!

What does your “me time” consist of? Why not do “me time” the Lolita way?

It’s time for a spa day!

Don’t know where the nearest spa is? Use this spa locator to find one near you:

www.spafinder.com

Don’t have the time, money, or patience to spend an entire day at the spa? Here is a homemade mud mask that I swear by!

Lolita’s Me-Time Mud Mask

2 tablespoons raw honey

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix ingredients together to form a paste. Smooth onto face and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Rinse mask off face and love how your skin feels!

Don’t forget your wine glass! Wine is like the cherry on top! These are some of my favorites for the perfect “me-time” experience: Mommy’s Time Out, Too Wine Glass and Wine Snob Wine Glass.

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So, how will you spend your “me-time”? Tell me!

Cheers!

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