Hello! Welcome to another Five Faves, such as a beautiful California beach house, an inexpensive and good make-up find, and virtual decorating across the U.S.! I had even more good things to show but I will hang on to them until next week to keep this relatively short for you. Annie and Cindy have theirs too (which I always love) so check them out at the end of the post.
1. Balboa Island, California Beach House
This California Coastal Home with Bay views presented by Homebunch, with the work done by Patterson Custom Homes and Brandon Architects. Here are a few photos but I encourage you to check out all of them on Homebunch.
Across Newport Bay, you can see the Balboa Pavilion where my dad went to his high school prom many years ago.
This is interesting how they did open shelving and windows.
2. Favorite Coffee Mug For Everyday
Have I mentioned before that Howard brings me a cup of coffee in the morning every day while I am still in bed? #spoiled This mug from Anthro makes me happy.
3. Great Inexpensive Concealer
My friend, JoAnn told me about this Maybelline concealer that goes on smoothly with the applicator sponge. I got a lighter shade for under my eyes but you can also get a darker one for other areas (several shades for multi-use). You have to twist underneath the sponge several times at first to get the concealer flowing into the sponge. I like it.
4. Virtual Decorating Across the U.S.
Anne in New Jersey contacted me for some help pulling together her vision of a neutral, slightly dressier living room. Using the hourly rate, she saved money doing a lot of the work on her own. She lives in the same town as my cousin so I hope I get to meet her one day.
The mirror is from Ballard, the sofa was custom and all the chairs were recently reupholstered.
5. Gift Guide For The Guy In Your Life
Our son likes masculine scented candles and everything else on this “Howard approved” list.
Earthy/smokey scented candle • Matches in a cloche • Apple Air Pods Pro • Freezable Beer Glasses (stays cold) • Wireless Leather Charging Tray • Cashmere Crewneck Sweater (lots of colors) • Slippers • Back and Neck Massager with Heat (great reviews)
Those are my Five Faves… let’s go see what my pals are loving this week…