Author: Vanessa Deleon

Being a mom is the toughest job in the world. No vacations, breaks or sick days. Last year I entered the force earning the honoree title of MOM! All over the world, there are millions of moms. Some, like me, turn into zombies at night....

Key ByAmazon My day starts bright and early. As a busy mom and business owner, my number one priority is knowing my family is safe when I'm out and about. Whether I’m on a job site or my assistant is dropping off some decorative items, I’m...

real estate broker, my client Nelson Chen celebrated the opening of The Chen's Agency Port Imperial Real Estate Studio and Steven’s Café, operated by Proprietor Steve Incekora. ...

1. Cartier I find inspiration in fine jewels like Cartier, fashion, or even a stroll in the park while gazing up at the shape of a tree. Find the things that inspire you most. Take in a mental image and let your creativity flow like a river...

Let's talk tile, but first, let's talk about the drive behind my Art Deco line for Tilebar . My inspiration, the Art Deco era, for me it’s twofold, partly the geometric form of the Barcardi (a distant relative) building in Cuba, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel, The Great...

The holidays can bring out the most creative side in many. Especially when thinking of hosting the most fabulous family and friends gathering. However, it all starts with creating the most unforgettable holiday table setting. Every year you will collect the most beautiful photos of family,...

DIFFA and VDA would like to invite you to the big event on Broadway as Picnic By Design.   In addition, DIFFA is featuring a group of talented designers and brands. As we draw inspiration from the best Broadway productions ever made. Furthermore, this event is one...

Designing a nursery Our favorite things when designing a nursery, a huge collaboration between mother and son. Here is how it all began, first, meet my little guy, Telly.  I fell head over heels when I first met Telly. I knew in an instant that these nine...

Summer Recipes

Summer has finally arrived, and so has my baby boy "Telly." With all the excitement of a new baby and my busy schedule, I'm happy to say I still love to cook. 

Trying to stay healthy and eating right is always a challenge, especially after having a baby.  Furthermore, running a business and home adds to my wild and crazy schedule. It is essential for me to have a healthy meal without compromising the time spent in the kitchen. Here are a few of my favorite fresh summer simple recipes.

Quick and Easy

Whether a formal dinner party or casual get together, these recipes are quick and easy to prepare. These recipes take almost no time at all, which is why they're the best for any hectic lifestyle.