February 22, 2011

Light A Candle For The One You Love

Today would have been my father's 86th birthday. He passed away 8 years ago from complications related to cancer. He was an amazing man, whose light guides me every day...I actually feel his presence more now then I did when he was alive. It is crazy, sad, and yet somehow magical all at the same time. I pray to him all the time and know that he listens...When I am doing a speech, I ask for his help, when I am writing an important letter, I ask for his help, when I painted my entire book LULU, he was sitting next to me guiding me.. just the other night I did a talk in front of a group of people and found myself in a pickle...I said "daddy help" and my pickle was resolved. Crazy but beautiful and true. So to thank my father for his guidance, I light a candle and say a prayer in his memory. (Above is my father, mother and 4 eldest siblings. Both my mother and father have passed from cancer)

I wrote about what an inspiration my father was to me at his last birthday and posted about this Glassbaby Candle Company. I write about it again, because I am drawn to the beauty and sacrifice of the founder whom also lost her struggle with cancer and therefore donates a large percentage of her company's earnings to those who walked the same path.. My father was also a huge giver, a quality I strive to emulate. Glassbaby is a company that makes beautiful candles for beautiful reasons.

 Goodwill is the foundation of glassybaby

"To honor those who have walked her same path, founder Lee Rhodes established the glassybaby goodwill program, which has brought light and hope to thousands of people who are facing their own battles. During her cancer treatment, Lee met many other patients who could not afford even daily needs such as bus fare, childcare, or groceries. Today, much of the money donated by glassybaby goes directly toward meeting those basic needs."

February 18, 2011

My dear friend, Jeff Lincoln and his fabulous home!

Loving the LULU DK for Matouk bedding

This fabulous NY apartment belongs to my dear friend and god father to my child, Jeff Lincoln. He is a wonderful interior designer and a huge inspiration always. These are a few samples of his great style as seen on NY Social Diary today. If you want to read further and see more images, go here.

February 16, 2011

LULU DK for Matouk is expanding!

New collection of sheets and decorative pillows.

Yah, beach towels!

Funky hand towels!

And cool table top!

Here is a little sneak preview of a few of the items I did for Matouk this season. These images are from the most recent NY Gift Show and will be available in stores in a few months, but if you are interested in placing an order for your shop. Please contact Colleen at Matouk Cbrewer@matouk.com
To see the whole line, go to http://www.luludkmatouk.com/

Also, stay tuned...I just designed a line of china that will soon be available at Neiman Marcus...Receiving all the first samples as I type :-)

February 10, 2011

Today's Happenings

Travel in style! Check out the story in The Huffington Post today on my travel experiences.

Also today on http://www.thisnext.com/ find my Valentine gift picks and make your shopping experience a little more simple!

   The fabulous picture above is by Slim Aarons ;-)

February 2, 2011

My Shopping Favorites on ThisNext

As many of you may already know, I am a shopping Tastemaker for the shopping website, ThisNext...Today I am featured for all the things "kiddie" that I love. Check it out!