VIP Home: A Room Inspired by Style Icon Marilyn Monroe featuring Modani Modern Furniture


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

Recently, I stumbled upon the company Modani Modern Furniture, a high-quality furniture store specializing in contemporary and modern design, and decided that it would be super fabulous to take my wardrobe to the great room *wink* Hmmmm. Oh, how this blog very much reminds me of when I interviewed Mark Brunetz of Clean House–mixing my personal style with my living space is always fun! 

Before I reveal my inspiration board + living room pieces I chose, I have to tell y’all that choosing only a few Modani Modern Furniture pieces to feature was so HARD! Ah! They have so many fabulous things! After you finish reading this blog, be sure to head on over to their website to fall head-over-heels for all of their marvelous furniture pieces like I did :)

P.S. Did you know that Modani has been featured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians?! How super fabulous is that!! Check out the video below:

Now, without further delay, let’s take a look at my inspiration board + favorite Modani Modern Furniture pieces

Marilyn Monroe Inspiration
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Shop Modani Modern Furniture online here OR check out one of their modern furniture stores in many of the major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada to shop in person! Fabulous furniture and different ways to shop…how fantastic is that?! :)

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn


VIP Home: Custom Marilyn Monroe Art Piece


Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to my new segment: VIP Home! Yay!

Today on VIP Home, I would like to chat about one of my favorite art pieces, which is a Marilyn Monroe print that my mom customized just for me. 

For those of you who do not know my mom, she is a retired school teacher who now spends her time creating magnificent art pieces and sculptures. Not only does she create, but she also collects. There is not a wall in our house that does not have a piece of art hanging on it. It is safe to say that we are a family of art junkies *wink*


My mom took a simple poster and breathed life into it with vintage jewelry, glitter, some paint, and magical powers–okay, so she did not use magical powers; however, she did work some magic on a plain, ordinary print *wink* 


What’s in the news? Beauty Tues that is! Come back tomorrow for a fun and fabulous makeup post with the VIP!

While you wait for tomorrow’s Beauty Tues, check out the archives here.


Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Birmingham Museum of Art: Art and Arias Event


On Friday, March 8, I attended the Junior Patrons Art and Arias event at the Birmingham Museum of Art. It was a fabulous evening filled with delicious food and mesmerizing performances. The inspiring night ended with a tour of the extraordinary European Arts Collection on display at BMA.


“Amici–Young Friends of the Opera Birmingham is a patrons group with the mission of supporting and promoting Opera Birmingham. Amici, which is the Italian word for ‘friend,’ is open to all opera lovers ages twenty-one to forty-five…Enjoying the opera has never been so easy,”


“There may be no opera more susceptible to interpretation and reinterpretation than The Magic Flute,

The Opera Birmingham will be performing its 1960’s version of The Magic Flute at the Wright Center, Samford University from March 15-March 17. For more details, click here.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Birmingham Opera’s performance of The Magic Flute, click here.


Now, let’s enjoy some pictures from the Art and Arias event!

Aaron Blake (In my opinion, he would win hands down in a Mickey Blue Eyes look-a-like competition!) To learn more about Aaron Blake, click here.
Aaron Blake’s performances of the evening were simply smashing! (In my opinion, he could win a Mickey Blue Eyes aka Hugh Grant look-a-like competition!) To learn more about Aaron Blake, click here.



Corey Trahan kept the audience entertained with his comedic performance! To learn more about Corey, click here.
Corey Trahan marvelously entertained and had the audience in stitches with his comedic performance! To learn more about Corey, click here.



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Opera Birmingham's showcase at the BMA was a wonderful experience the VIP loved! It was so good, that I think I may have developed a new love for Opera!

Opera Birmingham’s showcase at the BMA was a wonderful experience that the VIP loved! I think I may have developed a new love for Opera!

To see videos from some of the performances, check out my Facebook page!

If you love the Opera or want to enjoy marvelous melodies, check out Opera Birmingham’s website for show times and upcoming performances.

To learn more about arts and opera in Birmingham, check out the following links!

Sculpture Info | Touch Me 1970-1973 | Yaacov Agam, Israeli (born 1928 | Birmingham Museum of Art
Sculpture Info | Touch Me 1970-1973 | Yaacov Agam, Israeli (born 1928 | Birmingham Museum of Art

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn