Thursday, June 28, 2012

feNa summer playlist

The joy of music.
First it was the mixed tape - oh how I loved to make a mixed tape.
Then came the mixed CD. 
Yes, there are iPods and ways to listen to
1000's of songs in one device, but there's still something to be said
about thoughtfully creating an hour of music
that you want to put on repeat in the car for months.

Currently, I have 6 rotating CD's in my car - all my own
mixes.  Winter mixes, birthday mixes, driving mixes. 
It's all I listen to.

I only make them 3-4 times a year because that's how long it takes
to gather up enough new songs to create a masterpiece.
Yes, a masterpiece.
Not only do I gather the perfect selection of songs, I take the time
to play them front to back to make sure one song leads
into the next gracefully.  One artist can't be played twice in a row.
Mix up the girls and the guys, the slower and the faster,
and always add something older in the mix.
A masterpiece.

Last night I finished a new one.
Normally, I only share this with a few key people that love them as
much as I do - but today I share with you.
(I should warn you, this girl likes a beat).

feNa Summer Mix 2012:
(links to songs included)

1. Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye  2. Whistle - Flo Rida  3. Dance Again - JLo
4. Turn Me On - David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj  5. Too Close - Alex Clare 
6. We Found Love - Rihanna  7. Back In Time - Pitbull  8. Wild Ones - Flo Rida feat. Sia 
9. I Know You Want Me - Pitbull  10. Titanium - David Guetta feat. Sia  11. I Like It - Enrique Iglesias 
12. We Are Young - Fun. feat. Janelle Monae  13. Where Have You Been - Rihanna 
14. In The Ayer - Flo Rida feat.  15.  Goin' In - JLo 
16.  The Anthem - Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz  17.  Take Care - Drake
18.  Dynamite - Taoi Cruz

Happy listening....


Monday, June 25, 2012

mix it up

The beautiful and popular blogger NYC Pretty recently posted this awesome photo capturing a perfect summer day with our GRATITUDE in caribbean!

We think she did a great job of showing us how to mix it up.

Who would've thought orange, yellow, pink, lavender, black, white, "caribbean" 
& mixed patterns would work so well together?

NYC Pretty did, and we love it!

Get inspired and tag us on Facebook or send us your
colorful summer photo to info@feNadesigns!

Can't wait to see what you pair with feNa!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

feNa friends

Did you know we love to post pictures of our
feNa friends with their clutches?

Send us your photos to
and we'll feature you in our "Look of the Day: feNa friends"
post on Facebook!

This week we have a special shout-out to my friend
Tracey, who's getting married this weekend!!!

Thanks for being our feNa friend - we can't wait to see your photos!!


Friday, June 1, 2012

find your happy

When you need to recharge, regroup, turn your day around or just
take a moment to breathe; it's important to know
what your go-to happy is.

Mine:  The beach & reggae music

Watching the waves is mesmerizing, soothing, and rejuvenating
and always gets me to "happy" in 0.1 seconds flat.

Even after listening to these songs probably hundreds of times
by now, my joy level will always take a giant leap
when I turn up the reggae.
How can you go wrong with a song like this?

The ultimate killer combo??
 Being at the beach, listening to reggae music while sipping a
margarita or negra modelo.

A little slice of heaven.

Please tell me: What are your go-to happy triggers??

See you at the beach....