Friday, March 30, 2012

Weekend Getaway - Alila Hotel

This has been such a fab week at KMinc.
We hosted our very first giveaway - BTW, there's still time to participate, your odds are better than the LOTTO!
then we opened our shop on Etsy - please go check out the amazing stuff we have there!!!'s time to escape to our Friday Favorite series "Weekend Getaway"!
Back to Bali at the Alila Hotel.
See for yourself...

Designed by Singapore-based SCCDA and inspired by contemporary Asian architecture,
the design of the Alila Villas Soori blends beautifully with its natural surrounding.

LOVE the stone wall! And...that beautiful tall candle stand! Uh-mazing!!!

Is that a hot tub in the middle of the pool?

Isn't it beautiful?!

Click HERE for more info about the Alila Hotel.
Also, our giveaway will end this Sunday at midnight. Don't forget to sign up!
Click HERE and leave your comment to participate.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

big beautiful stripe

I found this pic on decor pad.  I'm in love with this big beautiful stripe in gray and white!
It's just perfect with the venetian mirror and this french bergere chair
AND...of course that pop of PINK!

Everything about this arrangement is fabulous. 

Thanks, Decor Pad!

Leaving now for my meeting.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

shop until you drop!

Hi everyone,

KMI shop is finally open!!!
I've been dragging my butt forever trying to get this shop together!!!  
Thanks to Ms. M who's constantly inspiring me and pushing me to get out there and 
sell my little treasures.  WELL...We've finally done it!

  Through my travels, while shopping for my clients and MOI, I have purchased 
beautiful textiles, pillows and accessories (both interior and fashion)
You know how it goes...
one for you and one for me!

Sooo....I've decide to stop hoarding all my beautiful things
and share them with the world!

I can't wait for you to see the first fabulous selection of handpicked
vintage items and textiles that we put together.

Hand-woven vintage embroidery pillows and fabrics, baskets, sea fans
African carved-wood figures, Indian vintage throw, and much more.

This is just the beginning. 

 Keep checking as I will be updating  the inventory constantly!  
I hope you LOVED!

Now... go shop!!!!
Click HERE to check out my shop on Etsy.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

under the stairs

Sometimes this valuable space becomes waste!

"Haste makes Waste" 

Here's a few good solutions!

Great place to add a closet/pantry...

...OR a storage for the hall.
Loving this entry!!!!

 indoor garden

nap time

a cool niche display
or...a little library

Gives you something to think about in your next remodel!
or....  wasted space lurking around your

Come on Peeps! 
Don't forget to sign up for our giveaway!!
I know it's a bribe!  But...A GOOD one!!!

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, March 26, 2012


Hope you had a great weekend!

Today I have a couple of reasons to be super excited...

One, I will be showing you a line of jewelry that I love.

Two, I will be doing my very first giveaway!

Thanks, to Maggie!!! My GF who's a little hipster on all things current and cool!!!
Maggie also works for Dogeared as their merchandiser - go figure! 
Sooo... thanks to her, Dogeared is helping us out with our first GIVEAWAY!

 Dogeared is a jewelry company founded in California in 1991
out of the desire to share beauty and good energy with the world.

-  I like that! -

Inspired by objects found in nature, collected in curio-cabinets and even discovered in their own jewelry boxes, dogeared uses different art forms and techniques to create an uncomplicated  and organic aesthetic that I LOVE!

Besides, each piece has a story to tell... take a look below and see for yourself:

the pieces represent what Dogeared believes in:
peace, love & good Karma!

Born in California, worn and treasured by women all over the world...
Karma is a dogeared's #1 bestseller!

jewel box - studded globe

Absolutely in love with their bracelets...
for cool, casual style this spring!

Besides beautiful designs, dogeared is committed to the same values
as it was when the company was founded 20 years ago: earth friendly practices,
handmade production in the USA & giving back to nonprofits.

Now, you lucky readers, you'll have a chance to win this fabulous leather bracelet (dark navy) from the faith collection... take a look below:


You can also increase your chances to win by doing the following:

1. Sign up for my blog - PLEEEASE :)

2. Like Dogeared Jewelry on Facebook

3. Like me on Facebook

4. Visit Dogeared Jewelry's website
and leave me a comment saying what your favorite piece is

( Leave a separate comment on our blog for each of the above that you complete)

The winner will be chosen by The giveaway ends on Sunday, April 1st, at midnight.

Good Luck!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Modern Alpine

This week's hotel is located at Val Thorens,
a ski resort in the Alps at an altitude of 7500 ft.

Besides its amazing location, I am in love with the hotel design - especially the lobby!

The modern take on the typical lodge-style wood walls is brilliant.
Also love the abundant use of neutrals and the pattern on the ottomans and pillows.

Take a look below and you will see what I am taking about...

modern, fun and cozy!

totally in love with the ottomans!


Beautiful composition,
although I wonder how comfortable the chairs are.

not crazy about he snow flake detail on the wall
but LOVE the neutral color pallet and the soft texture around the room.

I'll take the furry bedroom, and you?

the highest "ski-palace" in the Alps
(you can pretty much step out of bed with your skis already on, lol)

I wish I could go skiing this weekend... oh well, maybe in my dreams.

That is it for today. Click HERE for more information about the Altapura Hotel.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

See you Monday!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Currently Obsessing

Loving this John Robshaw chair! 
I think it's the orange front and center
that's making me totally obsessed!
Not sure if the shinny turned legs work.
However...they can be easily stripped!

Vintage Hilltribe Fritillari Chair
John Robshaw

Ambra by Calypso

Bottega Veneta

My AG boyfriend jeans

Chunky Tassel Throw from West Elm! 
Have them - Love them!

I can totally see myself
plopping my butt on this JR chair, wearing my BF jeans,wrapped up
in my chunky tassel blanket with my new fab purse
chilling on the floor and accessorized with that pretty little
necklace from Calypso!
Okay... back to reality!
There's work to be done!
Have a good day!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


The new gardening issue of Living Magazine was released

and I was delighted with the article about Lotusland! 

Located in a 37 acre property, this lush garden is a true open air museum.

The 17 adjoining gardens will enchant you with a mix of 

exotic plants, sculptures and whimsical trails. This beautiful retreat is located in Montecito, California.

A place I wish I could go for a morning walk in...

a natural sculpture... this is AWESOME!

because a good garden has to have a fountain.

Can't figure out what is this? Any idea?

Beautiful blue slag glass used to delineate the path

Clam shells were placed all around this garden pool,
which was painted white to reflect the moonlight.

And, the master gardener is just as fascinating as her garden. What an interesting person!

Madam Ganna Walska

Check out the new March issue of Living Magazine for more information about Lotusland and Madam Ganna Walska.

Hope you carry a bit of lotusland with you!

Have a great day.