Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
There are a couple of great local shops you can check out to try the hip sport. Blue Line located in Santa Barbara has a wide variety of boards. There is also A-Frame Surf Shop in Carpinteria that has a great staff and a location close to the beach. So drop in and give it a try ... you will not regret it. Perhaps one day you will look like this.
We can dream can't we!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I am in love with this little gray number.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
What type of camera do you use? I use a Canon 5D. Professionals debate whether Nikon or Canon is better, but I simply use Canon because of its simplistic nature. I relate Canon to an iPod. How many MP3 players are there? Tons. But why is the iPod so popular? Because it's incredibly simple to use and anybody can figure it out. The same goes with Canon. All the buttons and wheels have a purpose and they're style is simple, whereas Nikon confuses me. But both are amazing camera brands.
Is your camera always by your side? My camera isn't literally hanging off my shoulder all the time, like I hope, but it is always within close proximity. I usually know if I am going to need my camera, but I have a canon point-and-shoot for random things, like concerts or birthday parties, or whatever random happens. So technically, I guess I do always have one camera around, just not my "big" one.
What is your favorite time of day to shoot? My favorite time of day to shoot - hmmm, well, it's cliche to say early morning or late afternoon because they really are so beautiful, however, I find that it's fine to shoot anytime of the day. All I need is a beautiful shaded area with lots of space, and something to photograph!
What is your favorite subject to shoot? My favorite subject to shoot is anyone, or anything, that will stay still enough for me to photograph it. But if I had to pick ... kids only because they are so so so beautiful. However, I don't photograph nearly enough, so I am trying to.
If you could travel anywhere to shoot where would it be? My ultimate traveling experience (for photography purposes) would be China. I want to go there so bad!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Flirt - by santabstyle on Polyvore.com
Drop me a comment. I would love to hear what you would wear with the bag!
Monday, February 9, 2009
I have found the perfect last minute Valentine's gift for all of you procrastinators out there! This darling little ring from Alesi will make any heart melt. Whether you are buying it for yourself or a loved one it will be a treasured piece, that is sure to be worn for years to come.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Elements is located just across from the court house giving the restaurant a view like no other in the city. As the sun sets the court house lights up giving you the feel of a romantic 50's movie. You can't help but get dreamy eyed while wining and dining on some of the best food Santa Barbara has to offer.
They are having a special Valentine's dinner menu. I promise, you will not be disappointed with this meal. They do an incredible job pairing their wines with their dishes. So make sure to take advantage of the pairing menu. They also offer a wide variety of martinis.
I suggest starting at the bar with a martini then moving to a table for your dinner. It should be a long romantic night for the two of you. Don't forget to take a walk at the court house after dinner for a little smooching.
PS. Don't wear heels if you can help it. I kept getting stuck in the court house lawn.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
This magnificent center piece was a part of Janice and Cindy's wedding. The venue would not allow candles but the couple wanted that romantic candle lit ambiance. Kelly came up with these creative center pieces. She tucked LED lights underneath some of the shells so as the sun went down the center pieces began to glow. Breath taking!
Kelly is a real gem in the event planning world. We are lucky to have her as a local resource. So if you are planning an event, big or small, be sure to enlist her help.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
It looks so rich and deep. Perhaps that is because the artist uses vintage pieces and revamps them in a more modern setting. Well done! Plus, we don't have to feel guilt about purchasing it because its green. I will use any excuse to add this piece to my wardrobe. Although this is my favorite necklace you should check out her etsy shop, it is full of little treasures.
Friday, January 30, 2009
The perfect outfit for a Sunday drive.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
This tee is brought to us once again by the talented duo at Little City Designs. No need to feel guilty about purchasing this gift. All the proceeds are going to help out the family of one of the designers deceased God mother. To read more about the shirt's meaning and to purchase the shirt visit LCD's etsy shop.
This local, newlywed couple are incredibly cute but even more importantly they are incredible illustrators. They have started their own company, Little City Designs, where they are lending their illustration to make super hip t-shirts among other things. My favorite is their Blue Bird shirt, but you should check out their esty shop and pick up your favorite.
Keep it local, Kristin R.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Here are just a few of the great finds at Blue Bee.
The great blush pumps worn recently by Miss Kardashian.
And this gorgeous deep purple D & G bustier cami is the perfect dress to go with the shoes. Was $525.00 now $157.50.
That is a savings of $747.00.
Till next time stay stylish, Kristin R.
** Items can be ordered online. Click on Blue Bee to be directed to their store.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The cupcakes were light and fluffy and the frosting was rich and creamy, the perfect cupcake combo. These cupcakes are to die for. They come in a variety of flavors, from a sweet and tangy lemon cake with butter cream frosting to a chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter cup center topped with peanut butter cream frosting. With such creative flavors, the names do not disappoint. My favorite is the Koo Koo Bird.
Whodidily is owned by a lovely, young couple. He bakes and she frosts. It is a match made in heaven. So if you have not been to Whodidily for a scrumdidilyumcious cupcake ... what are you waiting for? Go NOW!!
** Photo courtesy of Christine Olson
Keep it local, Kristin R.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Till next time stay stylish, Kristin R.
** click on TwinBella to be connected with their etsy store
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Whether you have millions, pennies, or time, donating to charity is always in style. Taking time to do anything for a charity will not only benefit the people you have chosen to help, but it will also benefit you and not to mention the community. Before I run the risk of falling off my soap box here are a few of my favorite local charities.
For those of you interested in the arts:
Arts for Humanity (AH!)
Arts for humanity, an arts outreach organization, celebrates humanity through the arts with programs that cultivate creativity and empower people with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, the elderly and others in partnership with local artists and the Santa Barbara community.
AH!'s performing and visual arts programs benefit individuals and build community by giving a voice to the under served through the power and beauty of the arts.
AH! envisions a world where the arts are integral to our lives and accessible to all - a world where we celebrate both our differences and commonality through the joy of creativity.
AH! has tons of opportunities for anyone wishing to get involved. So if you have a love for the arts you should share it!
For those of you interested in women's and children's issues:
Domestic Violence Solutions - Santa Barbara
DV Solutions is dedicated to providing safe and confidential shelters for battered women and their children throughout Santa Barbara County. Providing emotional support and personal advocacy to battered women and other women in crisis, enabling them to recognize strengths and resources within themselves. We encourage women to be empowered to be free to make choices. Playing a leadership role in effecting social change by educating the community, by associations with other social change groups and by supporting the work of women's rights organizations.
If you dig playing with children and being a shoulder to lean on this is the charity for you.
For those of you interested in food:
The mission of the Foodbank is to feed hungry people by obtaining surplus food and distributing it to member agencies who serve a wide spectrum of individuals and families. During 2007, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed over 7.3 million pounds of food from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.
If food issues interest you then this is the organization you should help out. They are always in need of more helping hands.
If you know of any other great charities in the community please send me a comment so I can share it with everyone.
Cioa, Kristin R
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The oh so cute, yet sophisticated dress worn by Terri Hatcher during this weeks episode of Desperate Housewives can be found in a local boutique. The Esley dress is at Blue Pacific in Carpinteria. The dress comes in a variety of colors. I picked mine up in Navy Blue. The dress is extremely versatile. It can easily be dressed up or down depending on your mood.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
All pieces are made from 100% recycled silver. So now you have no excuse not to indulge yourself. As the DD says, "every girl deserves a little bling".
Till next time, Kristin Rasmussen
** click on the Dazzling Diva to be linked with where to purchase the necklace
Till next time, Kristin R.