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franki durbin
within reach of my beloved iPhone
Serial entrepreneur, designer, adventurer, fashionista, blogger, luxury enthusiast, future venture capitalist.
Interests: travel, fashion, style, interior design, luxury lifestyle products, haute couture, epicurean delights, culinary arts, fitness, technology, business, success, designers, investing, trend spotting, design, globetrotting, photography, art...living life to the fullest.
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Today really feels like Monday, doesn't it? I need an extra boost to propel me into the week today so I'm pulling out all the stops. Pink is always the cure, isn't it? A dash of sparkle, lots of gold... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lifeinaventicup
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What's not to love about a children's boutique that focuses on handmade goods and artisan products. Smitten was launched by a mom of two looking for quality products not likely to be found at those mega baby emporiums that dot... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at life in a sippy cup
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It starts with 100 year old olive trees and doesn't stop there. Restauranteur Lisa Vanderpump's newest venue made it's online debut via Domaine. The interview of she and designer Jeff Lewis is as much about their witty repartee as it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Somewhere along the line we decided that desktop accents and accessories didn't have to be so cold and boring. Gone are the black staplers and oversized calendars. Now, options abound to keep your home or office desk looking chic and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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There must be something in the Dallas water, as we are birthing new businesses every day. Our interior design community is massive and growing. Our boutiques are bursting forth with amazing design products. There are entire furniture and home interior... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Saturdays are fuss-free and effortless... right? In theory. I've discovered that my weekend 'do is shifting to a pretty little low slung side pony lately. And you know what? I love it. A burst of bangs swept to the side,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Those of you who wander the earth with your iPhones sans case absolutely amaze me. Perhaps I'm just businer than the average bear, but my beloved Apple mobile devices take a beating. Enter the waterproof, dust proof, essentially human proof... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at life in a sippy cup
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It's been interesting to observe the evolution of the traditional business card. The rise of the creative class and the growth entrepreneurial movement has been a boon to this time-tested method of professional introduction. Concepts have vastly improved and diversified,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Monday morning I had the pleasure of hosting a stylist from Blownaway App who arrived ready to whip my tresses into tip top shape. Like other blowout services, Blownaway offers no cuts, no colors, no trims. Using the app you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Sometimes a girl wants glamour, sometimes a girl just needs gear and gadgets. Sliding into fall my non-fashion wants are quite simple. I'm going to stare at that mobile device far less, teaching my aspiring photog about composition & light... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Summer has everyone outdoors partaking in some style of sport. Tennis, swimming, bocce, croquet, volleyball... get togethers call for outdoor fun. We are certainly an all of the above style posse. Regardless of the season, we are continuously busy and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at life in a sippy cup
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Finally... an escape from the city. What to pack for a short trip out of town? A maxi, simple (yet glam) gold thong sandals and just a few pretty essentials. Overpacking is so uncool. Here's what to bring for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Family vacations, done right, guarantee parents and children will both create beautiful memories to cherish for years to come. Yet rarely does a luxury trip with little ones also allow couples to enjoy romance or time to truly unwind and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at life in a sippy cup
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Do you recall my earlier post about my very talented artist neighbor? Well, her amazing abstract paintings are now officially for sale through the prestigious Saatchi online gallery. There you can choose from a few of her originals (hello, original... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
Thank you, Jaclyn!
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Note to self: build a wildly successful global lifestyle brand, design my corporate offices to look surprisingly cozy & residential and display an oversized brass version of my iconic logo on a mirrored wall. Those perhaps were once the subconscious... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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It takes a certain client to encourage Martyn Lawrence Bullard to unleash his "groovy" side within your waterfront Miami residence. Tommy and Dee Hilfiger not only let the celebrity designer wild with his retro-sexy vibe, they tasked him with taking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Between Ladies of London and birthday updates on the adorable Prince George, I'm somewhat smitten with British style. Their impeccable manners and adherence to time honored cultural rules have me loving all things English. I simply love the proper ways... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at life in a sippy cup
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One of the more challenging aspects of running a business is carving out time to truly get away. My husband runs a demanding business that makes vacations extremely difficult to schedule. Client needs ebb and flow so dramatically that getting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at life in a sippy cup
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ThredUP recently extended me a challenge: What could I score for less than $100 at their recommerce site? Is it possible to stock up on back-to-school supplies and still score a little luxe for myself in the process? Amazingly, it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Art. You can decorate your home to the hilt, but without art even the most lovely of spaces will feel cold and impersonal. Thankfully we seem to be in the midst of an era where art and all artistic endeavors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Yes. Yes you can rock spots without looking like you're trying too hard. Here's how... Choose one amazing piece. For summer, pair it with white. The key is to keep it simple and let the spots themselves be the statement.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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Are we connected on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter? If not, you're missing pretty little moments of my daily life like this one. I'm easy to find on all of them. Just look up @frankidurbin and let's connect. Don't be shy,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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I don't know about you, but I'm craving unapologetically girly things these days. Floral fragrances, delicate rose bouquets on my tables, rings on my fingers and soft, flowing curls in my hair. Perhaps it's a result of this gender-neutral fashion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at lifeinaventicup
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YSL studded western ankle boots. Yes. They exist. I don't see them yet online at NM, but they are on the YSL site. Hello, high heeled black cowgirl boot heaven. These are now at the very top of my "wanted"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at lifeinaventicup