Monday, June 28, 2010

World Cup 2010 Havaianas

My brother-in-law sent us some cute Havaianas in time for the World Cup.  France has already gone home, but it's still fun to have something World Cup-related to wear.  I like the little flags on the thong strap:

They came in a box that said they were inported from Spain.  I've only ever gotten them off a rack already out of the box, so it was interesting to see the packaging.

Merci Francois!

Here is a cute commercial for the World Cup 2010 Havaianas:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

I've worn Black Honey forever.  It's one of the few shades that I purchase again and again.  There are two  reasons I've bought it so often - it's a beautiful shade I wear alot, and then I keep losing it- I just found one yesterday in the back of a storage closet.  It had to have been from at least 3 years ago, judging by the other items it was found with...does that make me a cosmetic archaeologist? Now I keep it in my car because that way I always have a lipstick.  Because it is sheer it can be applied without a mirror, so it's handy to apply while driving, almost like putting on chapstick.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

I would like to visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park because it looks simply amazing-  the black crust broken open by the hot, fire-red lava, the steam rising from the places where the lava flows into the ocean, the wind blowing all around.  The texture of the cooling lava is really beautiful and it would be an unforgettable experience.

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.  Kahlil Gibran

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where's Your Suitcase?

It's the weekend again!  Seems like time really flies once the sun starts shining.  For this Saturday's travel post, I'm thinking about travel preperations that we all have to make before we leave on vacation.  I have to worry and obsess over every detail of how the trip will unfold because that's just how I am.  I go over and over what is being packed, and how my husband and I will maneuver around with our three kids, the luggage and a stroller.  How are we going to keep track of all that stuff?

If you take the time to attach a marker to your luggage before you travel, it will definitely cut down on airport-related stress.  The more colorful, the better. You will be able to spot your suitcases on the conveyer belt faster, and where so many people have black, red or navy suitcases it is nice to make your suitcase stand out so you can spot it quickly in case someone is walking off with it, either accidentally or intentionally.  Have fun with your luggage and don't be shy to add some unique touches to it!

Eagle Creek luggage straps:

Razz Tagz handle wraps:

  Lewis N. Clark Lil Lewis luggage tags:

Pomchies luggage tag


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Memories of Disneyland Paris

It's the weekend!  I'd like to use Saturdays to post about travel- places I've been and places I'd like to go.  The first place? Disneyland Paris.  When we (Mr. Mother of Style, the kids and I) visit France we usually start or end with a trip to Disneyland Paris.  

Entrance to Disneyland

View from top of Alice's Curious Labyrinth

Indiana Jones et Le Temple du Peril is one of the best rollercoasters in Disneyland Paris.  We also really like the Crush Coasters and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster.

Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast (aka Astroblasters) - one of my family's favorites!

In the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.  This was after we'd come down a little and I was done being nervous about the height.  Of course my kids didn't think twice about the height and had fun exploring :)

Sleeping Beauty meet and greet.  At Disneyland in the US everyone lines up in an orderly fashion and waits their turn.  In Paris the crowd rushes the character in an orderly fashion...

Flying Carpets over Agrabah in the Walt Disney Studios Park

Hotel New York

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.  A taste of the dramatized Wild West show that is a part of American folklore. 

Mickey and Minnie waving goodbye to everyone as the park closes.

  On a trip like this I like to wear Converse, jeans or shorts and a pretty T-shirt, and a cardigan topped off with a scarf to still give me a little fashion flair.  We always have a stroller, so that means I will leave diapers (when we used them) and sippy cups in bottom and then a tote bag or little back pack that I take with me once we park the stroller.  It usually carries lip gloss, advil, face wipes, hand-sanitizer, our camera and sunglasses.  On this trip we bought a pack of Mickey-shaped lollipops that stayed in the bag as well- it's nice to have something to occupy little kids when you are in line :).

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nautica Father's Day Giveaway

  Two Mother of Style readers are going to win an amazing Nautica prize pack (courtesy of Nautica) just in time for Father's Day!

Nautica began in 1983 as a menswear company and has become a global lifestyle brand which offers its crisp, classic designs in lines for men, women, children and home in 64 countries around the world. 

The prize pack is the perfect gift for Father's Day:  It includes one of Nautica's best-selling polo shirts, a distinguished-looking tie and either a classic watch or pair of sunglasses, packaged together in a blue and white tote bag.  

How can you enter?  Leave a comment about who you want to give the Father's Day Nautica Prize Pack as a gift to, and what you appreciate most about them as a father. Please also include your email address so I can contact you if you win. 

The rules:

  • 1 entry per person.

  • Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the US or Canada only.

  • Contest closes at midnight pacific coast time on June 11, 2010.  Winners must reply to me within 48 hours upon notification of winning or prize will be awarded to another entrant.

  • Each Prize Pack is valued at just under $300 and consists of a silk tie, polo t-shirt, and either sunglasses OR a watch and packaged in a chic navy and white beach tote bag. Please note that styles of the items each vary slightly and may not necessarily be the exact item shown above.
You can also go to Nautica's facebook page for the chance to win a $3,500 photo shoot and $1,500 Nautica shopping spree for uploading their favorite father-daughter or father-son photo. Each entrant also receives 10% off a purchase.

  It's not required to enter, but I'd love it if you follow my blog with either google friend connect, bloglovin' or twitter- you can find them on my sidebar. 

The prize was provided by Nautica, but Nautica is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Nautica. I am not responsible for securing or delivering the prize to you, and I am not liable for whether or not you receive the prize.