Knock Knock, Who’s There? It’s Vintage Ceramic Door Knobs

I don’t have much to say about these as they seem to speak for themselves. They are perfection and I currently have them for sale on my Etsy store for $30! These beautiful large ceramic door knobs have gold tone hardware … Continue reading

Spanish Porcelana De Rey Soup Tureen

I was just telling you I got married in Paris about a month ago. Yaaayyy:) While in Paris and then honeymooning in Southern France and Spain I shopped for vintage and antique treasures for my store here in the US. And I … Continue reading

Vintage White Cabachon Clip On Earrings

Vintage pair of Accessocraft NYC white cabachon clip on earrings in gold tone setting with tension screws for sale now in my Etsy store! These are gorge!! The white shade of the stone is exquisite – it’s milk white at its … Continue reading

In My Mind I’m Free

In my mind I’m free. In my mind I don’t belong in the corporate world, stuck in an office behind a desk. In my mind I look like this right now, somewhere in the Southern France, riding my white bicycle … Continue reading

Not yet Xmas – Part I – Porcelain Place Cards & Napkin Ring Set

What do you mean it’s not Christmas yet? I promise you that here in Southern California we went from summer to winter literally overnight. Yesterday was a gorgeous sunny, 80 degrees day to a low 60s gloomy, rainy day. Blah. … Continue reading

King Size Egg Coddler Royal Worcester In The Strawberry Fair Pattern

Kill An Hour With Andaluza just got classier! We are now offering this gorgeous King Size Royal Worcester, England porcelain egg coddler in the Strawberry Fair pattern which features berries, leaves, and a butterfly. How beautiful is this? The King … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

I don’t often drink tea in the morning but when I do I use this vintage Chinese Millefleur Famille Noire Tea Set Beautiful enamel Millefleur Famille Noire and floral pattern vintage Chinese porcelain teapot with cover and three tea cups. … Continue reading

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

Ah the great Oz!! I came across this really cool edition of the classic “The Wizard Of Oz” and just had to get it for my store. Printed in Italy in 1986 this is a hardcover edition in excellent condition. … Continue reading

Shave And Shine, Gentlemen!

Today we have an awesome find for men in our store. It is a rare Gillette safety razor shaving kit in leather case with chromium plated containers made in England. The kit includes a brush, two shaving cream/powder holders (empty), a … Continue reading

The Lord Of Handcrafted Neckwear

Some of you may know that my husband is an artisan who makes some incredibly awesome neckwear with an emphasis on bow ties. Case in point: I have  shared some of his creations on this blog on a few occasions … Continue reading

A Non-Idiot’s Guide To Persimmons

From the Non-Idiot’s Guide series I bring you guys today persimmons. Ta-dah. I had never heard or seen them before until last week while browsing Trader Joe for some fresh fruit. I first thought they were tomatoes, like yellow heirloom … Continue reading

Vintage Tennis Rackets: Spaulding – Lakeside and Slazengers Coronation

Why should you never fall in love with a tennis player? To them, “Love” means nothing. ~ a little tennis humor for you  ~ I just added these two really cool wooden tennis rackets to my store. They are the perfect gift for … Continue reading

1950s Elizabeth Arden “Ardena Invisible Veil” Powder Box

While honeymooning in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago I went to Mercat Del Encants, one of Barcelona’s largest and best loved flea markets to look for treasures for my Kill An Hour store. And I found a few! Among … Continue reading

Noritake Handpainted Demitasse Set

Demitasse (/ˈdɛmɨtæs/) = small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso.  This is perfection. Exquisite Noritake M Handpainted Demitasse Set Made in Japan pattern no. 37532 – circa 1921. Now for sale on my Esty store.  Set consists of: coffee pot … Continue reading

The Day I Said I Do

Three weeks ago I said I Do to my love in the Gardens of Luxembourg in Paris. It is really hard to describe just how perfect and romantic is was. So I will wait for another time when words decide … Continue reading

Resist The Fall Colors, Fight For The Bright

Woke up to a very gloomy morning here in San Diego. Ugh. I.Hate.Gloom.  Which is why I am fighting it. As I started getting dressed I put on this cute new sweater I got from Zara recently (totally obsessed with … Continue reading

The Perfect Vintage Clip On Earrings – So Dreamy!

Simply exquisite! Now for sale from Kill An Hour for only $22. A total dream!  These earrings are incredibly elegant and they will definitely set you apart. The clear blue glass button stones are set in a delicate gold tone setting. … Continue reading

Paris, I am all yours!

One more week until I get to say I DO to the love of my life in Paris!  Some say weddings are stressful but I am determined to have a carefree one full of love and fun!

Les Marches aux Puces in Paris

Two more weeks until I get to go treasure hunting in Paris’ famous marches aux puces!! And then off to Nice, Cannes, Aix-en-Provence and Barcelona for more treasure hunting!! Ahhh I get allergies just thinking about all the dusty old … Continue reading

Vintage Pirates Chest Wooden Bar Box

This vintage 1960’s treasure chest liquor decanter set from Kill An Hour With Andaluza is perfect for any gentleman’s office or den. Makes a great present for the special man in your life. Or yourself:)  I personally like to enjoy a nice … Continue reading

1960s Vintage Polaroid Colorpack II Camera

How cool would you be snapping photos at your cousin’s wedding with this 1960s Polaroid camera? Super cool, I tell you! This camera was first produced by Polaroid in 1969 and was discontinued in 1972. 1960s Polaroid Colorpack II Camera I … Continue reading

Gold Tea Time

Nothing says it’s five o’clock like a cup of English tea, scones, jam and cream. It’s a lost art today but acquiring some of these beautiful pieces may entice you to take some time away from the madness of your day, … Continue reading

Masterpiece

A masterpiece in my opinion is something that is striking in its apparent simplicity yet the intricacies of it are very vast. And to me, this bow tie from Lord Wallington is a masterpiece.

Vintage Price & Kensington Gold Lustre Teapot

I always had a thing for shiny, bright, in-your-face things! The shinnier the better! Not that everyone always agreed with me 🙂  So anyways, when I came across this shinny, vibrant gold tea pot this weekend I just HAD to get … Continue reading

All Women Stalk – So True, So Me!

Like I didn’t already have so much going on in my life I just got another freelance writing gig with All Women Stalk! Yessss! I used to read AWS religiously until very recently when life got too busy.  So it was only … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

Nothing screams hot summer days than gold glittery nail polish!! It doesn’t get any girlier than this!

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Vintage Godinger Silver Plated Powder Box

This jewel is one of the very first  Kill An Hour With Andaluza pieces I ever acquired and today it got sold. When it comes to vanity collection pieces the Victorian Bouquets from Godinger are a great choice! They are magnificent in … Continue reading

Vintage Christmas Brooch/Pin With Red, Green And White Rhinestones

How adorable is this pin? I love it! I came across this beautiful vintage Christmas pin this weekend while treasure hunting and while I know it’s only the middle of the summer I couldn’t help it and I got all … Continue reading

An Open Letter To Ellen DeGeneres

This made my morning and got me all teary. What an awesome post by a father to Ellen DeGeneres! There is truly no bond like a father-daughter bond. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this message reaches Ellen and the … Continue reading

Chinese Porcelain Tea Set Dragon & Phoenix

Ahhh I die when I think of this tea set!! It sold already and I miss it! I found this beautiful Chinese tea set while visiting family up in Northern California. My soon to be beautiful sister-in-law Christina took us … Continue reading

Happy 4th And Happy Birthday!

Today our little Wally turns 3! Isn’t he the most handsome munchkin ever? And of course he’s wearing one of our Lord Wallington bow ties to honor ‘Merica!!!! So happy birthday Wally and happy birthday America!!!

The Double Breasted Blazer

The double-breasted blazer….is back! What a classic look with a modern touch with the tailored fit. If you do not have any lying around Zara has two double-breasted blazers in stock at an affordable price from $99.00 to $189.00. Their navy … Continue reading

Old World – The Beginning

Recently I have found a new love – the love of old things. I could try to figure out how this came about but honestly I don’t know. One day I just woke up wanting to go shopping for something … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge

I thank my lucky starts every day for blessing me with the most loving, handsome and frickin’ adorable companions EVER!!!  Exhibit A, my fiance who likes to play at Ikea during lunch breaks; Exhibit B, Mushu, aka the Humpor, and Wally, … Continue reading

Three Things To Avoid On A First Date

Every woman out there fears the thought of a first date and, in anticipation, spends countless hours rehearsing things to avoid on a first date. And yet sometimes the phone just won’t ring the next day. Ah, the joy dating … Continue reading

San Diego’s Fifth Annual “IT” Fashion Show

On May 30, 2013 The Art Institute of California – San Diego put together their Fifth Annual “IT” Fashion Show where enrolled fashion design and marketing students showcased their collections. The show took place on the USS Midway Aircraft, a carrier that was … Continue reading

Me and Naeem Khan

This week I had the privilege of meeting and interviewing one of the biggest names in the fashion industry, Naeem Khan, whose designs are worn by anyone who is anyone, such as our First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, … Continue reading

Martha Stewart In Training

First the wire ring now a pillow!! Try stopping me, Martha! I am on a roll! lol Truthfully I am starting to enjoy exploring my creativity which is not something you often hear from lawyers. But I am determined to … Continue reading

My love affair with tulle

No fabric says “I am a girl and I love to flirt” like tulle does! I am completely, head over heels, and forever enamored with tulle. And tulle + couture = any girl’s dream! Dior Ready-to-Wear Spring Summer 2012    

Ashlee Simpson is all grown up

Ashlee Simpson has grown into a beautiful young woman and I for one am very impressed with her transformation over the last few years. The 28-year-old looked absolutely exquisite last Monday at the 2013 American Ballet Theater Opening Night Spring Gala at NYC’s … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fashion Patterns

Ahh what a brilliant idea for a photo challenge!! Check out some of my favorite patterns used by designer Immanuel Ontiveros for Lord Wallington in his handcrafted custom bow ties:

SFW-Salon For Women Grand Opening

This Sunday I attended the opening of the SFW-Salon For Women in San Diego, CA. Meet the founders of SFW: Lauren and Jackie, two young and friendly Paul Mitchell trained stylists. They’ve both  been educators for Paul Mitchell Schools for over 3 … Continue reading

Fashion Week, Here I Come!!!

Look what I got!!! It’s a backstage VIP experience for two to Fashion Week of San Diego coming up in September. I’m soooo excited for two reasons: (i) I get to go to every single event of the Fashion Week, … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

One of my favorite photo challenges as I LOVE COLOR! Nothing makes an outfit pop more than a bright colored accessory, whether it is a shoe, a pair of earrings, a clutch or, why not, a women’s feather bow tie! If … Continue reading

Let’s Get Bernie New Wheels!!!

If you know anything about me you know that I looooove dogs!!! Nothing melts  my heart like a pair of gentle eyes of a sweet doggie in need! So meet Bernie, a San Diego local pooch who has no use of … Continue reading

Ptitim or as we all call it Israeli Couscous

If you’ve never had Israeli couscous you must definitely give it a chance! It’s one of those things that may appeal to many as in itself it’s tasteless. But because of that it’s extremely versatile, just like any other pasta as that’s … Continue reading

Hullo Spring Time!!

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Nothing screams spring to us girls than color nail polish!! I felt a little adventurous today and they look awesome, I think!!

It’s raining bow ties

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Get ready, set, go!

Contestant 7 - Oliver Lang: Raised first six years in west Africa. His mother being a colorful hippie Peace Corps volunteer and father being an English gentlemen, who never owned a pair of jeans in his life. He travels the world competing in paintball events, which allows him to pick up fashion trends and cultural items. Both his travel and upbringing have groomed his style which he says combines 1970s Colombian drug lord, meets Native American hippy pirate with a splash of frank Sinatra

Today the San Diego-based VIXEN Pop Up Boutique is hosting its First Annual “San Diego’s Most Stylish Man” Runway and Trunk Show! Finally a local fashion runway for our men where ten ravishing San Diegans will strut their stuff and … Continue reading

Only Marc Jacobs!

So I know this is an old picture but I keep starring at it – Marc Jacobs and Milla Jovovich,  taken at the 2012 Costume Institute Gala aka the Met Ball or Gala, which is the annual ball celebrating the … Continue reading