Get Your Riki Skinny Mirror Here! | Meredith Ehler | Beauty Blogger | Loudoun County | Washington, DC

Looking for the perfect makeup mirror? This is it! It sold out in one day when launched by Glamcor now is being exclusively offered to LimeLight by Alcone! So YOU can get one before everyone else can! Go to my site tomorrow and order yours!

Click here – this will take you to my site. Click MAKEUP STORE, then CONNECT!

Go early – 9am they are going live! $225, the lights run around the outside of the mirror which is a rectangle and slim, like and I-Pad. It has a built in Bluetooth!

RIKI_Quote + img_postIt is shaped like an I-Pad but has insane built in lights that are adjustable to suit any need, then has a built in bluetooth! It’s a dream for anyone who loves makeup! LimeLight by Alcone has it first!

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Thank you Glamcor! We love you and Riki!  The Riki Skinny revolutionizes makeup application! Seriously, order asap – message me if you want me to order it for you!

Meredith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ekster Antiques Barn Sale – One of a Kind Home Decor | Home Decorator | Meredith Ehler | Northern Virginia

Looking for that perfectly chic and unique piece for your home?

Check for dates of the next Ekster Antiques Barn Sale.

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I first found Ekster about nine years ago when it was a quaint home-decor shop in Leesburg.  Now, located a few minutes further west, on a ten acre farm, Ekster has transformed into a destination that promises to fulfill the dreams of even the most persnickety shopper.  Filled with antiques from near and far, and one of a kind eclectic pieces, you will no-doubtedly find that perfect piece (or pieces) to compliment your decor.  And you may even pass a friendly goat or a chicken as you shop.

As you walk the property, drinking in the beautiful pastoral scenery, the barn and other buildings on the property shimmer with crystal chandeliers that hang above the comfortably staged tables.  Perfectly aged urns from France line the barn’s exterior, each one more beautiful than the last.  The surroundings always leave me inspired!

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The visionary behind Ekster Antiques is owner Caroline Verschoor.  She has an innate way of putting together the perfect mix of old and new, shabby and chic, and comfort and glitz.  I asked her to share her approach to her business with my readers.  It is obvious Caroline hand picks what she sells, this is not a warehouse sale, this is an exquisite boutique…in a barn.

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Caroline explains, “For me, things have to exude something, whether it’s art, or a piece of furniture.  I would never just “throw” a cabinet on my sales floor, tag it and sell it.  No, the cabinet I purchase is well-thought-about, i.e. Would I buy it? And if I did, where would I put it, and how would I display it.  So, when I set up, I place the cabinets on walls, and I create a scene (a mise-en-scene In French) which would include the antique books one might display in such a vignette, and other collectibles.  I then put sofas, chairs and a table in the middle with books and candles and horns and other great finds, as if it appears that the people who were in that room just minutes ago, just got up and will be back shortly.  That is my thing”.

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“I really buy each and every piece with my heart, not with my wallet”, says Verschoor.  You will quickly see that this is true, even if you are visiting their tent at Lucketts, one just wants to be enveloped by the surrounding decor.

Caroline invites all of you to come and experience this one-of-a-kind place for yourself. “For me, my barn, or whatever building I am working from, becomes my canvas, and I completely immerse myself into it, until every direction I look, I see all the hard work paid off, and the picture finally perfectly pieced together” .

Ekster Antiques is located at 38532 Pheasant Hill Lane, Hamilton VA 20158.  Mapquest should get you there or see their website eksterantiques.com for a map and directions. Children are welcome (the bunnies, chickens, mini goats and dogs would love some company).  See you there!  -Meredith

 

One-of-a-Kind Statement Jewelry | Meredith Ehler | Fashion Stylist | Northern Virginia

My Favorite! 4 strand Rose Agate, Shell, Rose Quartz, Pearl, Hematite, Crystal

4 strand Blue Quartz, Jade, Pearl

3 strand Purple Mother of Pearl Shell, Blue Lace Agate, Amethyst, Pearl, Crystal

Sometimes a girl needs to have just the right item for your special night out.  Something that sets you apart from the rest.  That’s when you need something like one of the above necklaces from Pamela Goose.  She is a brilliantly talented jewelry designer based in Northern Virginia.  This beautiful fashionista began designing jewelry 14 years ago.  It all started out of necessity, as she was constantly looking for a statement piece to complete her outfits.  I was transfixed by the one she was wearing the day we met.  That led me to a second meeting, to shop for myself and to learn more about these treasures.

As we met for coffee I gazed at the table full of her treasures that she brought to show me. I was overwhelmed with the unique beauty in her designs.  ”I created them, wore them to work and literally sold them right off my neck!” she shares with me as I drool over her necklaces.  The thing that strikes me is that the materials are so special and unique, like nothing I have seen in the stores.  Each necklace dazzles with the perfect balance of opalescent sparkle and deep rich tones.  ”I love using authentic stones, crystals and freshwater pearls! Each one is one of a kind, so your piece is special! ” explains Goose.

As a fashion stylist I am so excited to share her pieces with you because I believe we should all have a few special accessories that are truly unique in our wardrobes.  Nothing beats a on-of-a-kind necklace.  Leave me a comment if you are interested in purchasing one of her exquisite pieces.  And remember that I am always available to help you analyze, accessorize, and update your wardrobe so you can style just the right outfit to match your new necklace!  -Meredith