Jul 27, 2014

Style Maniac Readers Choice: Best Beach Books 2014

Beaches & Books.  For me, the two are completely intertwined (add an umbrella and you've got my #threemagicalwords for summer).  How about you?  What's your favorite book to read at the beach?  Please share titles for sun and surf, or lazy rainy days, in Style Maniac's Readers Choice: Best Beach Books 2014.  Simply add your selection in the Comments.  As always, I'll list your picks in the Style Maniac Amazon Boutique.  I also welcome suggestions for wonderful independent bookstores (add names here and links on Style Maniac's Facebook Page).  Looking forward to reading your favorite summer stories!

Photo by Ashley Colbourne

Jul 24, 2014

Beach. Book. Umbrella.

This trending hashtag on Twitter caught my eye the other day: 
My summer version came immediately: 
Beach. Book. Umbrella.
What are your three magical words for summer?

The umbrella:  Yellow Beach Umbrella photo via Style Carrot
More to follow on the beach and books.

Jul 13, 2014

Time Is Of The Essence

If you've been reading Style Maniac for awhile, you know most often a featured work of art appears here not just because it's pretty, but because the image/theme/title connect on some other level with life.  Remember Projects Brewing, way back in 2012?  One particular project of mine from then has been brewing, simmering and has now reached the boiling point.  Indeed, Time Is Of The Essence. The time has come to let it go and see what happens. Stay tuned for more  ....

Time Is Of The Essence by Sandra Benhaim

Jun 30, 2014

Hello, Summer

Slather on the sunscreen,
splash in the waves,
wiggle your toes in the sand,
search for rainbows over the seashore.
Summer's here, hallelujah!

What summer happenings make you the happiest?

Jun 27, 2014

Help Design a Style Maniac Nail Color for the Julep Contest ... plus enter to win a trip to New York Fashion Week

If Style Maniac were a nail color, what would it look like?

YELLOW, the signature color of the blog?  Or perhaps RED my favorite color? Should it glitter, glow or gleam?  Julep has asked me to enter their Custom Nail Color Contest and I want your help!

Please share your suggestions here.  If I win, the first 10 commenters will receive the custom Style Maniac nail polish! Plus, here's a treat for all of you to try for right now: in conjunction with the Custom Nail Color Contest is a chance to win a trip for two to New York Fashion Week in September 2014.  When you enter Julep's NYFW sweepstakes using this link http://www.julep.com/nyfw-sweepstakes?ref=1a2s  I'll get another entry to win the Custom Nail Color Contest, plus another sweepstakes entry.  (You'll also get a unique link you can share to do the same.)  Entry form here / enter by June 30, 2014.

Photo courtesy Julep.


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