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Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | Blanca Padilla by Alvaro Beamud CortesGood Morning!  Happy Monday!  Happy February!  I sincerely hope your 2016 is off to a great and magnificent start. May the New Year bring you an abundance of joy, peace, good health, and endless perseverance as you labor to make your dreams come true.    

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Spanish beauty Blanca Padilla graces the cover for the February 2016 issue of Vogue Mexico and Latin America. Styled in chic and minimalist attire by Marina Gallo; Padilla in Corte Íntimo, stuns in understated elegance. Photographed by Álvaro Beamud Cortés.  

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Hello and Happy Weekend!

I’m enjoying a beautiful day…golden California sunshine against a cloudless bright blue sky and temperatures in the mid 80’s.  Although it’s mid November, it hasn’t been cold enough yet, to wear my cozy cable knit nor my merino wool sweaters.   And lately,  I’ve been dreaming of owning a small vacation home perhaps on the East coast…where four seasons truly exist.

I spent a wonderful morning out with my darling husband which is quite rare.  We visited a favorite cafe and I ate my first slice of pumpkin pie of the holiday season.  And I’ve been downright undisciplined in my consumption of egg nog (more on this later). 

Later tonight, we’ll snuggle on the sofa and watch Veronica Lake in the film noir classic, This Gun for Hire.  I find weekends filled with simple and lovely pleasures are the most leisured and relaxing.

I wish you a wonderful weekend filled with joy.  Cheers!

Jessica Alba photographed by Sebastian Kim

Such a gorgeous photograph of Jessica Alba!  In this week’s edition for The Edit, Fashion Designer Tory Burch interviews CEO and Actress Jessica Alba.  During the interview, Alba shares personal experiences she’s encountered as CEO for The Honest Company.  Photographed by Sebastian Kim.

Vanessa Alexander Malibu Farmhouse

I love to read and listen to people describe their homes.  Interior Designer Vanessa Alexander  describes her Malibu residence as, “a sun-filled, airy, beachy version of a Tuscan farmhouse.” Alexander’s farmhouse  was photographed by Tessa Neustadt and appears in MyDomain.com.

HonestlyYum | How to Carve a Turkey

Honestly Yum, one of my favorite food blogs, created a short video demonstrating how to carve a turkey. If only this video existed the year I first carved our family’s roasted turkey.

And in the spirit of Thanksgiving, the food editors at Bon Appétit have compiled a list featuring 30 Thanksgiving Desserts.    Two recipes that I’d like to try: The Chocolate Pecan Tart with Boubon Whipped Crème Fraîche and Grandma’s Pumpin Pie.

Earnest Home Co | DIY Faux Marble Countertop

This is an amazing do it yourself project!  Erin from Earnest Home Co., created a faux marble countertop for $30.00.   You won’t want to miss the tutorial.

Holly and Flora | Bourbon and Spiced Pear Cocktail

Sommelier Jayme Henderson has crafted a Bourbon and Spiced Pear Cocktail that features Fall flavors: juiced pears, orange, allspice, cinnamon, and fresh sage.

Kim Dolva | Photographed by Gyrithe Lemche

Designer and Carpenter Kim Dolva’s charming Copenhagen home was photographed by Gyrithe Lemche for  Residence Magazine.   Discovered via Coco Lapine.

SMP Living | Cinnamon Roll Recipe | Ruth Eileen Photography

Skillet Cinnamon Rolls will make a beautifully presented and appreciated food gift for loved ones.  Photographed by Ruth Eileen Photography and styled by Style Me Pretty Living.

Diana Molodovan photographed by Dan Beleiu for Harper

Cover girl Diana Molodovan shimmers in a perfectly-painted seductive cat eye while modeling elegant evening wear designed by Balmain, Vionnet, and Dolce & Gabbana. Photographed by Dan Beleiu for Harper’s Bazaar Romania November 2015 issue.

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Malin Persson Home | Photographer Petra Bindel

“I think the house is a very intimate place, it reveals a part of our personality. Most of the furniture comes from my family, or that of my husband, they tell a story: ours,” as former model and interior designer Malin Persson shared with writer Chloé Dalibon.

Built in 1908, Persson and her Italian husband made extensive renovations to their light-filled and spacious home located near the sea in Southern Sweden.  Although renovations lasted nearly 3 years, they kept some charming and lush details that captivated their hearts such as the ceilings, doors, and staircase.

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