All posts tagged the chic curve

  • 5 Interior Design Tips for Your Tiny Space in the Big City


    Not everyone can live in an open, modern space – especially if you live in a big city. My apartment is just under 600 square feet – with a giant, awkward wall that blocks the entire kitchen from the living room. When space and floor plan are lacking, you have to use creativity to make the most of your home. And recently I did just that: I set a [small] budget, did a lot of Pinterest-inspiration searching, and I rearranged my living, dining and kitchen areas. The result? More space for living, less clutter and a modern look. 

    Thinking creatively about your space requires you to let go of the way you currently have things laid out and to start completely fresh. To begin thinking about your floor plan differently, here are some interior design tips for smaller living spaces: 

    1. Walls don’t have to define the space

    Think outside the wall – the back of your couch doesn’t have to be pressed against it! Try pulling furniture away from the wall – and even using couches and chairs to separate one room into two spaces (like a living and dining area).


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  • Herbes De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea-Salt Scrub – The perfect last-minute gift!

    IMG_0081It’s almost Christmas, everyone. And if you’re like me, there are still a few people on your gift list who you haven’t checked off yet. This easy, DIY floral sea-salt scrub is the perfect, last-minute gift that is both thoughtful and fabulous. Who doesn’t want to scrub away their stress while breathing in aromas of lavender, sweet almond oil and orange blossom water? You might want to make an extra jar, for yourself :)

    I got the original body scrub recipe from the Fruetcake Blog - and I just altered a few things to make it my own. Most of the ingredients are available at your neighborhood grocery store – and if you have a Whole Foods or similar market around, they will definitely have all the things! See below for my recipe for Herbes De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea Salt Scrub!


    Herbs De Provence & Orange Blossom Sea-Salt Scrub (adapted from Fruetcake’s recipe)
    3 Cup Course Sea salt (you can regular sea salt if you desire a finer texture)
    1 ½ Cup Sweet Almond Oil
    16 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
    10 Drops Orange Blossom Water (usually in the fancy bartending aisle)
    3 Tbsp. Herbs de Provence
    6 Small Weck Jars

    1. In a bowl mix sea salt, oil, lavender and orange blossom water until well combined.
    2. Add Herbs de Provence and mix well.
    3. Spoon mixture into Weck jars. Sea salt scrub will last about 1 month in the bath/shower – label it with an expiration date.




  • Seven Hair Salon & Giveaway

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    [just here for the giveaway? scroll down to the end of the post!]

    Have you ever been to Seven hair salon in downtown Seattle? I hadn’t either – and before my first visit, I would ask friends that question, and they almost always responded with “oh you mean that place with a DJ and full espresso bar?!” And while it’s true – they have a sweet, non-douchey DJ spinning in the salon as well as a delicious (and complimentary) espresso bar – there was something far, far better at Seven hair salon: excellent service and talent.

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    I had the chance to visit Jacob for a cut & color – and not only did he make me feel fabulous from the first seat in his chair, but he gave me a style that passed the air-dried hair test. That’s right. How do you know when a stylist knows what they are doing? You can let your hair air-dry after a shower (with a bit of recommended product worked into wet hair, of course) – and it will still look amazing. As you can see from my air-dried hair test photo above – he did just that. If you are in the market for a cut, color or blow-out, check out Jacob at Seven in Seattle – he’ll give you that perfect, care-free style that every girl loves.

    Now – how about a giveaway?


    Another awesome thing about Seven hair salon – they formulate and make their own haircare product line! Their line includes everything from shower, to style to refresh. I’ve been using a bunch of them and my favorites are the Diamond Serum, Forte Hairspray and Boost Lotion. And I’m going to giveaway a luxury set of Seven haircare products! All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good luck lovelies!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway



  • Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Small

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    It’s Small Business Saturday – the perfect day to support local, small businesses while buying  unique holiday gifts for friends & family. While there are an endless supply of incredible small shops to choose from – below are some gift ideas from my favorite little shops. Below you’ll find a gift guide that includes handmade jewelry, knit beanies, street-style t-shirts, stylish sports gear and authentic leather purses – all from local, small businesses. Get shopping!

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    ABOVE: Stoned Jewerly (top left, bottom right) from Marrin Costello; Gold Metal Jewerly (top right, bottom left) from Fresh Tangerine

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    ABOVE: Red Knit Beanie and Seattle T-shirt from Shillingford Company; Vert Et Bleu Seahawks Sweater from Homefield Sporting Co.; Black Leather Handbag from Ampersand As Apostrophe