September 9, 2014

September is National Self Improvement Month and while I think you're pretty darn fabulous, I suppose we can all use a little self reflection, every now and then. I, too, have a thousand things to work on: filling up the ice cube trays instead of putting them in the freezer empty, staying consistent with my runs throughout the week, being more patient with others (especially slow drivers); you get the picture.

While there are probably a million and one things that I could choose to work on, I have decided to chisel away, and really focus, on one. Yup, just one. At the end of the day, small changes lead to big changes, right?

I challenge you to take my lead. Take five minutes out of your busy day, grab a cup of tea or heck a glass of wine (why not?) and think about what and how you can work to improve yourself in the coming weeks of September. You don't need to tell anyone what your plan is (I'm keeping mine to myself), just simply go for it. If you want to get stronger, head to the gym; if you want to start learning French, pick up a book at Barnes and Noble.  You deserve a little you time, whatever that may be, without any expectations or opinions from anyone else.

As the leaves start to turn, it only seems natural that we turn over a new leaf ourselves. So, I hope you take the time to formulate a plan and work on something, anything, that you may have been putting off until now. After all,

August 8, 2014

July 29, 2014

Can I get an "Amen" if you think summer has just flown by? It feels like only a second ago we were in May and here we are, already on the cusp of August! But before you get out your fall sweaters and boots, remember that you still have an entire MONTH of summer before trading in iced coffees for cappuccinos and jean shorts for leggings.
Do you remember that song from "The Sound of Music" about "rain drops on roses, whiskers on kittens"? Well, I'm pulling a Julie Andrews and sharing "a few of my favorite things" a.k.a. my go-to beach bag essentials that have made my summer oh-so-lovely so far!

Challenge: grab your beach bag, fill it with YOUR essentials and make the most of these next few weeks. I hope the rest of your summer days are filled with sunshine, cocktails, laughs, good books, good music and the best of girlfriends. 
Can't wait to catch up

June 25, 2014

You could say we're obsessed with...

We're super excited to chat about one of our favorite "Made in the USA" designers, Calleen Cordero. With an attention to detail in every beautifully crafted studded belt, bracelet and pair of shoes, we just had to share a little more about her so you know exactly why you NEED her line in your life! 

Since 1999, Calleen's passion for shoes, handbags and accessories has been evident in her unparalleled workmanship. Get this: each pair of Calleen Cordero shoes takes a minimum of sixteen hours and thirty six pairs of hands to create, while each handbag takes 22 different processes. 

Manufactured in North Hollywood, Calleen Cordero uses locally sourced hollowed Alder wood to keep shoes light weight, as well as, hand molded foot beds, non- toxic glues and vegetable dyed Italian leathers. These beauties are gorgeous, made sustainably and ridiculously comfy. I mean, does it get any better? 

Calleen's line truly is one-of-a-kind art and if you couldn't tell, we love how much love goes into her products!

So, you better get your cute self into Ambiance ASAP because we can't wait to share this amazing line with you! No doubt you're going to want to snag a little Calleen Cordero loveliness for your closet. How could you resist??

Want to learn even more about Calleen Cordero? Watch this video for an inside look and check out her website here: