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March 6th, 2014 No Comments

Pop Art Comes Alive with Chanel’s Shopping Center at Paris Fashion Week

If you haven’t heard the buzz about the concept shopping store created as the backdrop for the Chanel Fall-Winter-Ready-to-Wear collection shown in Paris this week head on over to Chanel.com. See the show, hear Karl Lagerfeld talk about the collection and more. Maybe he was inspired by Andy Warhol who once said, ‘You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.’ ¬†Either way we love the ‘coco pops’. Image via The Satorialist others via Chanel.com

March 4th, 2014 No Comments

Today is Fastnacht Day

Today is Fastnacht Day. A Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of eating doughnuts the day before Ash Wednesday. It’s part of a German tradition of eating lots of good foods before Lent. It’s literal translation is “fast night”.

February 4th, 2014 No Comments

victoria amory introduces a new line of specialty condiments for entertaining

Victoria Amory has done it again. Besides her wonderful soups and meals she has introduced a line of gourmet condiments to make entertaining “effortless” at home. This is a wonderful gift for the foodie in your life or just to keep in your pantry for parties this winter and spring. Head to her website for recipe ideas and of course to purchase. – Lynn Butler Beling

January 9th, 2014 No Comments

behind the scenes with danny seo

I usually post all week about a specific color palette, but I’ve been shooting with Danny Seo this week at my home and wanted to share a few behind the scenes shots of the team. Danny is going to introduce several exciting things in 2014 and we’re working hard on a new project of his. Above, Danny creating new recipes and ideas in my kitchen. Below, amazingly talented photographer, Armando Rafael editing his shots. Food stylist Corey Belle perfecting all of today’s dishes. Prop stylist, Nidia Cueva¬†placing the props and styling the sets. What a fun … Read more

January 1st, 2014 No Comments

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We’re enjoying time with family and friends as we hope all of you are too. Thank you so much for visiting with us throughout the year and we’re looking forward to being with you in 2014. – Lynn Butler Beling & everyone at Little Blue Dish.

December 26th, 2013 No Comments

3 savvy ways to preserve precious photos, by photographer Laura Billingham

The holidays are a time we capture so many photos and videos of our loved ones. Then, at least for me, I tend to put organizing them and securing them on the back burner on my “to do” list. So I’ve asked professional photographer, Laura Billingham to share her advice for preserving photos. Thank you Laura for all this wonderful advice and links to great products to help us all. -Lynn Butler Beling 3 Savvy Ways To Preserve Photos by Laura Billingham 1. Scan it It’s a little sacrilegious coming from a former film lover, but I actually feel … Read more

December 25th, 2013 No Comments

Merry Christmas

November 14th, 2013 1 Comment

Yippee Ki Yay, Rocketbuster Boots!

One of the best things about working in the design industry is meeting such creative people, like Nevena Christi of Rocketbuster Boots. Nevena and I worked at Nicole Miller together for a short time and Nevena certainly made an impression on me. I remember one of my first days on the job, Nevena had decorated Nicole’s office for her birthday with about 100 potato chip bags hanging from the ceiling and the design team would just reach up and grab a bag as they worked into the wee hours on a new collection. ¬†Margaritas sent in from Virgil’s and … Read more

November 13th, 2013 No Comments

working with a photographer from engagement to wedding day, expert advice from scott and dana halvorson

Scott and Dana Halvorson, husband and wife photography team of Weddings by Scott & Dana share with us some of their expert tips for working with a photographer. Based in both Las Vegas and Sacramento this couple is passionate about their work and can travel anywhere to photograph your event. And don’t forget, hiring a photographer for any special event in your life, from a birthday to an anniversary is always a great idea. Please scroll down for many wonderful images by Scott & Dana as well. You won’t want to miss these!

October 24th, 2013 No Comments

a last look at the famed chelsea hotel

If you have lived in New York City I’m sure you have your own story about times in the hotel- once a place where artists, writers and musicians took up apartments. But now it’s being renovated into luxury apartments. It’s not as well known for it’s design or interiors but for who lived there, the parties that happened, the conversations and yes, some deaths. Vanity Fair takes a look at some residents and their apartments. I thought it was worth sharing the link today. See the slideshow and interesting commentary here. For more stories about the hotel there is … Read more