29 January, 2010


Baby, it's cold outside. Stay warm and have a nice weekend!

28 January, 2010

Ooh la la!

Why is everything French so darn cool?? Ever since I was a little girl, I've had a serious crush on the French- in particular, Paris. I even took about 5 years of French in school (um... je ne comprend pas). I'll never forget my first time there.  I was traveling around Europe with a friend Euro-rail style. I awoke early in the morning on my 19th birthday to the slow steady hum of the overnight train we had taken (from ??.. not sure). The light was that gorgeous early morning light. It was just one of those perfect moments when I was really aware of being alive......... these photos of a little french shop are a reminder of the charm and beauty and that certain je ne sais quoi...

via: e tells tales

27 January, 2010

I've been on the hunt for ways to spruce up our bedroom for a while now.. it's hard because I like a lot of different looks and I keep changing my mind. However, progress has been made. For one, we got a new down comforter to replace our bedspread. It's like sleeping under a cloud! Seriously. Why have we been denying ourselves?? And now I'm about to love it even more with the addition of my new pillow from Koko company...

this is the one I got, but I think these other 2 are great as well...

26 January, 2010

Yes, please.

I am really loving all of these vintage pieces from Ramona West! Be sure to check out the etsy site as well..

via: vic

25 January, 2010


Lately, some friends and I have been getting together on Sundays to work on various crafts. It's nice to get together and catch up while making progress on our projects. Here are a few pics of my granny squares.. I think I'm about half way to having enough for an afghan!

22 January, 2010


Hope you have a lovely weekend!

21 January, 2010


pretty pretties from the new Oiva collection by Marimekko

via bloesem; available here

20 January, 2010

Slow Readers Book Club

I've recently joined a group called the Slow Readers Book Club. The "slow" being in reference to the Slow Movement, which is based on the concept of slowing down the pace of life so that we take a bit more care and enjoyment in the things we do. It emphasizes a greater sense of togetherness as well as reflection in the things we do. With reading specifically, it calls for us to slow down and really enjoy a book, rather than cramming through it. As an avid reader as well as a subway commuter, I certainly understand the solace of escape that a book provides. However, I love the idea of slowing down and savoring the words and images that appear magically through the process of reading...

The first book is Jeannette Walls' Half-Broke Horses. If you're interested in joining, check out Diana's original post and shoot her an email. The first review will be March 4th. Happy slow reading!

19 January, 2010

Vintage goodies

I could spend hours (okay, sometimes I do) perusing Etsy. It's chock full of fun and inspiring finds. Here are a few cheerful (kitchen) things I've recently come across..


  vintage serving tray (I'm thinking this would be great to add to my wall)

this tea towel would be a nice addition to my Vera collection

18 January, 2010


If Martin Luther King, Jr. were still alive, he'd be 81 years old. It's hard to believe he was only 39 years old when he was killed. As someone approaching her mid thirties, I am in awe of all that he accomplished and inspired during his short time on this earth. 42 years later, his words are more relevant than ever..

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"


btw.. for those of you in Brooklyn, there is an open flow yoga class today at 3:30 at Bend and Bloom yoga to benefit the Haiti relief effort. All proceeds will go to Partners in Health. Hope to see you there!

14 January, 2010


My heart goes out to the people of Haiti.. Go here to find out how you can help.

13 January, 2010

Bringing the outside in

Someday I want to live in a home that looks like this..

photographer: Debi Treloar

12 January, 2010

Cozy nook

Lately it's been pretty darn chilly outside. I find myself wanting to spend the day in bed with a good book and a cup of tea. These places are so inviting..





11 January, 2010


And while we're at it, there are some pretty new things at Anthropologie as well..

If Gatsby invited me to a dinner party, I might wear this..


love the BIG print

these would be great even now with some cute tights..

08 January, 2010

Spring Dreams

Have  you seen the early spring catalog from Urban Outfitters? I have to say, I was impressed.. Perhaps it's the fact that I haven't seen weather over 30 degrees in at least 3 weeks, I'm not sure. But these cute looks caught my eye and have me dreaming of warmer days..

love the geo/floral mixture..

just pretty

this makes me want to dance outside on a warm summer night

yes please to this entire outfit

those red shoes..

06 January, 2010

More hasbeen love

And yet another gorgeous shoe by Sweedish Hasbeens. This time in a mid calf boot. Love them!!

Get them here

04 January, 2010

A new decade

Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a nice break of some sort. We were lucky enough to spend 7 whole days relaxing in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho where my husband's parents live. The whole town was covered in a pretty layer of snow. All of the tree branches looked like someone had come along with a giant tube of icing... so pretty! We took walks, read/crafted by the fire, ate lot's of yummy meals, went for walks in the snow and even went skiing one day (after a VERY long hiatus, I'm glad to say I survived and even had fun once I got over my nerves!). It was the perfect getaway. I hope I can carry some of this relaxation with me into the new year..

from the bus on the way to SV (we had to fly into SLC, then take one of those tiny planes to Twin Falls, and then bus to SV! It's a LONG journey, but well worth it once you're there!)

so happy to finally be there

the most amazing view to wake up to. I miss it already!

progress on the granny squares

an afternoon walk & andrew's new bright orange coat

I love the one burst of color in that tree

pretty Aspen's