Counting Down to Friday!

Counting Down to Friday!

I am counting down to Friday, May 1st, when the Spring Luxe Event at Stella Studio in Berkeley featuring the Stella Carakasi Spring ’15 Collection and launch of the limited edition Adora by Adrienne bag gets underway.

three-brandsI am incredibly excited and admit I am also rather nervous (public speaking, eek!). But more than anything, I am grateful to the lovely and generous people of Stella Carakasi for putting on this event. I am also so thankful to Matteo and Matteo of Adora bags for creating such a beautiful bag for me and my readers. I am thrilled to bring my two favorite fashion lines together for one fantastic and stylish event!


My friends at Stella Carakasi and I are working on the final details of the event. Everything seems to be coming together!

The wine has been purchased – I bought my favorite springtime white, a Pinot Gris from Landmark Vineyards – and the ice coolers are ready to be delivered to Stella Studio.


And we heard wonderful news last week that Whole Foods Market Gilman, a neighbor of Stella Studio, will be providing the appetizers for guests of the Spring Luxe Event!


For something sweet, Chef Alex of L’Artisan Macarons in San Francisco will be baking up a fresh batch of special French macarons for the event. I think they will be yellow!

If you haven’t heard of L’Artisan, they supply macarons to all the Whole Foods Markets from Monterey, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. If you live anywhere in between and bought macarons at your local Whole Foods, they were from L’Artisan!

L'Artisan Gourmet Parisian Macaron

Photo credit: L’Artisan Gourmet Parisian Macaron

To go with the food and the wine, there will be a fashion show! My stepdaughter, Tori, will be in the show as will my friend from college, Lawana, and my longtime friend and business partner, Sandee. Friends and customers of Stella Carakasi’s will also be in the show.

And so will Tamera Beardsley who will be coming all the way from Orange County to walk the runway with me. I am so excited to share this experience with her! She has agreed to stay a for a few extra days afterward and we have plans to spend time in my neck of the woods, Sonoma Valley. I can’t wait to show Tamera and her husband around!

Tamera recently sent me these beautiful bracelets that she has available in her shop. I find that they go with just about every outfit I wear. Thank you, Tamera!


And I think they look fantastic with the orange Adora bag!


I am looking forward to seeing the accessories Tamera is bringing with her to style her Stella Carakasi/Adora bag looks!

Along with fabulous fashion, food and wine, there will be complimentary copies of the newest issue of Northbay Woman Magazine for guests of the event. My friend and stylist, Malia of Style by Malia, has a big fashion spread in this issue (as she does in every issue since she is their Fashion and Lifestyle Contributor). Malia styled the cover model in fashions from Stella Carakasi’s Spring ’15 Collection. I can’t wait to see this issue, coming out Thursday.

Last but certainly not least, I want to say how honored I am that Stella Carakasi herself will be attending the event. Over the last year, I have come to greatly admire Stella, not only for her design, fashion and architectural talents but for her passion for her profession, her warmth and grace, and her seemingly effortless elegance.



This event is surely an experience I never thought I would have, nor will I ever forget it. I am thrilled to get to share it with people I care about and wish I could have all of you there to join in the fun, fashion, food and wine!

If you are in the Bay Area and would like to attend the Spring Luxe Event, I would love to invite you! Please send me an email to and I will fill you in on the details!

For more information about ordering an Adora by Adrienne bag, contact me at the above email address or Adora at

A reminder to you that How I Wear My: White Jeans is next week. How did that sneak up so fast? Visit the How I Wear My page for more information. The deadline for submission is May 4th. Send photos with a description of your look to to be featured.

Jill and I can’t wait to see how you wear your white jeans!


Make it a rich day!




  1. April 28, 2015 / 11:51 am

    it all sounds so wonderful! Just wish I could be there…I will look forward to the posts! Have fun with Tamera!

  2. April 28, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    Congratulations on this event! I so wish I could be there! I will look forward to all the pictures and posts though! I know it will be a huge success! Best wishes and have a wonderful time! Peace! Cheryl

  3. Kathy
    April 28, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    It’s so exciting – I know it’s going to be fabulous. I’m so sorry I’m not able to come up, our trip to NY is just too close. Can’t wait to get my yellow bag (pre-ordered.) You’ll be just fine speaking I’m sure, and you’ll be smashing on the runway as well. Sending big yellow hugs.

  4. Linda Salazar
    April 28, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    I bet you are so excited! Can’t wait to see how it all turned out.

    Funny about the macarons, I actually bought 100 of them at Whole Foods last year to use as favors for Amanda’s wedding shower. I compared theirs to another popular bakery in town and ones from Whole Foods were the winner. Now I know where they came from! (and I think yellow is a great choice for your event)


  5. April 28, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    This bag is so pretty and I am sure this sounds like such a wonderful event!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  6. April 28, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    So exciting! I can’t wait to read all about it!

  7. April 29, 2015 / 5:26 am

    Congratulations Adrienne! Your bag is stunning. I received those same three bracelets recently from Tamera in a wonderful giveaway she had — aren’t they wonderful?! And, I also just ordered a Stella C. skirt and ankle pants after admiring Tamera’s photo of herself in one of the skirts. I couldn’t be happier with it.
    Best wishes for a great event, Deborah

  8. April 29, 2015 / 6:21 am

    ROCK that RUNWAY………….

  9. April 29, 2015 / 6:44 am

    What a fantastic post my dear! I am even more excited for this fantastic event!!

    Thank you once again for a most lovely shout out my friend! Can’t wait to see you Friday and give you a great big hug! Your event is going to be amazing!


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