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Kristen Taekman


Cleaning Brushes

I can not stress enough the importance of cleaning your brushes! I have the easiest method of cleaning my brushes. No more shampooing them in the sink…just a few sprays using a brush clear and rub the brush on a paper towel. Continue Reading


Camo & Pearls

What do you wear in sunny LA? Jeans and a T-shirt of course! It was chilly this am so I threw on my good ole camo jacket. Good old LA! #70andsunny


Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing you all a fantastic day filled with LOVE! (And maybe some candy and flowers) LOL! If you are looking for romantic things to do in NYC, check out my Dot Luxury post about the top romantic places in NYC!

And if you’re in need of last minute gift ideas, here are some of my top picks of the season!



Dot Luxury- Oscar Party

And the Oscar goes to…

I LOVE Oscar Night! I used to throw an elegant Oscar party every year, which included champagne, delicious hors d’oeuvres and ballets for my guests to fill out. It was my yearly party where we spent the night enjoying the Oscars in our black tie attire. Just because you may not be attending the Academy Awards, why not make the night just as glamorous and festive? Read about my party on Dot Luxury.


Bloomingdales and BVLGARI

What’s there not to love about Bloomingdales? I live in downtown NYC but make my way up to the Upper East Side to visit the iconic Bloomingdales flagship store at least once a week. I love browsing the store for the latest fashion and beauty trends. Last week, I met a girlfriend for lunch at Forty Carrots (yum) and arrived a little early to look for Valentines Day gifts and found myself in the middle of the fragrance department. Turns out I ended up doing a little shopping for myself and purchased the most decadent perfume…Bvlgari’s Goldea The Roman Night Eau de Parfum. Continue Reading


The Shearling Coat

Ahhh the shearling coat! An oldie but goodie. This coat is like a fine wine; it gets better and better with age! Do you have one? Continue Reading


A Sweet Treat

Sometimes all you need is LOVE (even if it’s just in a T-shirt). I love Valentine’s Day! Sweets, treats and super cute cozy clothes! Continue Reading