Tuesday, December 28, 2010


"Rose, by any other name.... ( Shakespeare)
Not only does  One Thousand One Hundred Eleven bring the wonder of the New Year it also quite possibly brings me a new home (for my business) and a re-visitation to an old passion of mine. For many many years, I've been praying for an opportunity to have a space of my own but not just a "space" I've spent many, months, days and  hours dreaming of a lofty, airy, free spirited , romantic space to call my own and I just might have found the perfect location to launch Nina Fleurina Scentsory Studio.  Can you imagine being surrounded by fragrant candles, ambiant light, and the fragrant aroma of lavender, vanilla, english toffee, cinnamon, cedar, roses, and over a hundred other fragrances including candles, hand made potpourri, difussers, lotion, creme, shower gel, perfume oil, shower mist and a list of other luxury's.

My new home will be situated in a small college, community in Claremont Ca, just 30 mins from Los Angeles
Soon I will be signing a lease, getting the keys and continuing the Journey of mine in a fabulous Scentsory Studio.

Stay tuned for the Opening Party...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's begining to smell a lot like Christmas!

If your like me your anticipation for a coveted fragrance looming packaged under the tree this time of year. Oh how I love the smell of Christmas and me this year!

What will you smell like this year?
Please feel free to share...

I'm Obsessed

I'm officially obsessed with this blog! I've strolled through hundreds and this blog has def. caught my eye! It's one of my newest obsession of the year Bijou and Boheme...sooo fancy.
See you next year...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hello {Fancy}

My Inspiration:
Candles, cashmere,woodburning fireplaces,cupcakes,pink champagne,bubble baths, the soothing sounds of Bossa Nova, Audrey Hepburn, vintage jewelry,Romance Novelas, and french kisses are all what inspires, Nina Fleur'ina's new fragrance Ruche by Nina Fleur'ina.
Handcrafted and handpoured in a small
tranquil studio , nestled in a  suburban community just outside sunny Los Angeles CA,
With a touch of romance a little rustic edge and a fresh fragrance reminiscent of anything fancy (grandma's garden, mom's closet,vintage lace,fresh cut roses, ruffles...)
Nina Fleur'ina has been creating luxury candles and gifts for over a decade. 
Always surrounding herself with the fancy side of living. A quiet space and a creative mindset puts Nina in the mood to create. So...what do you consider Fancy!!!!?


Inspirational {Fleurs+ Loft}

 {Fleurs+ Loft} Inspirational Board by Nina Fleurina

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

{Luxist} Feature Sande Chase A Gift Wrapped Life

Tis the season! On the eve of my 35th birthday I wanted to post about a subject that's near and dear to my heart. Something that makes me smile and tickles my fancy the ultimate in fancy gift wrapping that is...

My first {Luxist} Feature! Sande Chase Proprietor Extraordinaire of the most luxurious gifts and even more important... the gift wrapping.

Feast your eyes on the visual candy and yummy presentation Sande Chase produces with her fabulous company A Gift Wrapped Life. It's a life I truly believe in, it's one I'll always live.

Fabulous and Fancy!
Happy Birthday to Moi!

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Handmade Holiday

As an artisan and crafter I love making gifts. I think they're personable and thoughtful and should be given for every special occasion especially for the holidays. Here's a list of my favorite handmade gifts:

Jam (yummy)

Cookies (double yumm)

Peppermint Bark (easy and delicious)

Scones with Handmade Tea (Sounds hard but is really easy)

Cupcakes(Of Course who doesn't like cupcakes)

Leg Warmers (my step mom makes the best legwarmers)

Scarves (I never have a shortage of scarves especially knitted ones)



Jewelry and Accessories
Hair pins embellished with vintage adornments

Altered Art Medallions

Headbands w/satin fabric bows

Personal Care
Beautifully Fragrant Lotions


Perfumes and Candles

Check out a wonderful website and blog http://www.agiftwrappedlife.com/ for more tips on making your handmade gift item a present to remember.

{Maintaining my Fancii}

Friday, November 19, 2010

Feature Friday {Julie Nutting}

I've had the luxury of laying my eyes on the work of a wonderful artist. Julie Nutting is the creator of these amazing couture works of altered art. I've fallen in love since the very first day I spotted them. I mean they're fashionable, feminine and creatively couture what wouldn't I have liked about them.

I discovered her art at an Urban Barn event I was selling at this past summer...unfortunately she left before I got a chance to meet her but since then we've become acquainted via facebook {don't you just love facebook} I do. It didn't matter that we've never met because her art speaks to me every time I see it. I can't wait till I can own an original piece of her work. In the mean-time, feast your eyes on her work via my blog. I hope you fall in love as much as I have.

Be Blessed Friday!

Living Fancii


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


It's that time of year! Being a native {California Girl} I love my flip flops, can't live without them but when the weather gets breezy and the feet get cold, the body gets colder and only a cozy pair of socks and a warm blanket can cure that! My favorite pair of socks, are my super long thigh-high back with white stripe bobby socks! Check out these and share your favorite pair.

{Fancii} Feet

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fist Full Of Flowers*Friday*

I woke up this morning wishing I was selling my stuff with my friends at a show in Redlands...totally bummed that I'm not I had to think of something that would definitely cheer "myself" up. So what other way to give myself a boost this wonderful Friday morning, then to give myself Flowers! {yes diamonds and pearls are good too} lol! It may not be a fist full but it's a whole post full. Enjoy!
Fancy Fridays Forever!