Category Archives: Girl Crush


aerin lauder: beauty at home.

Aerin Lauder

Recently, I was browsing through Aerin Lauder’s new book; Beauty at Home, and I can’t help but twinge with just a little bit of jealousy… As if the Lauder empire wasn’t enough?…  She gets beauty, brains and great style too?!?  Move over Martha.  Move over Gwenny.. There’s a new lifestyle maven around!

Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder

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Reese Witherspoon’s Ojai Ranch.

As if there wasn’t enough reasons for my girl crush on Reese… Check out her Ranch in Ojai, California in this month’s Elle Decor.  This is where she married Jim Toth last year and apparently she recently offered it as a safe haven for R Pat to escape all of the trampire drama.  No doubt, I need more rich friends.
So earthy and peaceful.


 Reese said that you can’t even get a cell reception here.  Sounds perfect to me!


 Serenity now.
I am guessing this is where Ava (aka Reese 2.0) catches some Z’s.


And Deacon.
Reese and her adorable nieces.  What great maternity style she has!


Perfectly Cast: Tia Zoldan.

Those of you who have been following Kiki’s list for a long time know about my girl crush on Tia Zoldan.  I met her a few years ago at my sister-in-law Christine’s baby shower.  I can’t tell you how much I lucked out in the in-law department. Not only do I adore Mike’s parents, but he has three fantastic siblings that also came with the package.  Christine, or Coosie as we call her lives in LA.  I adore her and was so happy to celebrate the arrival of my niece Colette (CiCi, as we call her… and yes, everyone in our family has a nickname) in 2009.
 Although it is tough having her so far away, we are so happy that she has such an amazing and supportive group of friends who are truly like family to her.  Coosie’s baby shower was held at the home of her friends Shannon and Nestor Carbonell.  I was so taken aback by the character and beauty of their home.  This is when I finally met the designer, Tia, another friend of Coosie’s (who I was dying to meet, because she helped Coos on her home.) Tia also happened to live next door to Shannon and Nestor.
At the time, Shannon’s husband Nestor was working in Hawaii on the show Lost and they were planning to move there as a family (they have two little boys) while Tia renovated their kitchen.  Well, the work is done, and the results are stunning.  Once again, Tia has hit the ball out of the park… Just check out the spread in Better Homes and Gardens this month.
 Love the infusion of red.  Tia painted the piece above the sofa.
 I am seriously dying over those floors.
The kitchen is now so light and airy.  It transitions beautifully to their outdoor patio. Hard to tell, but notice the same flooring outside?
I love that they did this feature on Tia.  When it comes to design, she could pretty much tell me to jump off of a bridge and I would gladly oblige.
For more design inspiration, hop on over to Tia’s blog for a daily dose of style.