Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Wishes

A few things I wouldn't mind finding under my tree this year...

1. Bauble Bar glam rock trio $82 2. Pantone: The 20th Century in Color by Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker $25.81 3. Madewell sweet bella shimmer snap wallet $200 4. Sorel 1964 premium boots $130 5. Reiko Kaneko lip tease mug £13.95 6. Madewell snowdot blouse $118 7. Joie live it up leopard mule wedges $185.50 *onsale! 8. Pendleton iPad case $68 9. De'Longhi kMix espresso maker $299.99

Saturday, December 17, 2011



  Hello my friends, it's been a while! Sorry for the absence - I've been a busy bee wearing a few too many hats, but I finished up a few projects this week and am now enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation. I'll be back in action with some fun gift guides and other pretty goodies come Monday. Just wanted to say cheers to you and yours and have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, December 12, 2011

For the Hostess with the Mostess

1. 2012 Watercolor Calendar $48 2. Askinosie Chocolate peppermint bark $38 3. Jonathan Adler holiday home candle $28 4. Løv Tea gift set £13.99 5.Hydrangeas $68 6. Navy Herringbone Throw $90 7. Anthropologie quill cheese knife set $28 8. Rablabs agate coaster set $60 

Happy Monday morning, friends! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! With less than 2 weeks til Christmas (!!!) the holiday parties have begun, so I thought I'd share some gifts to delight and thank the hostess. If you want to get more personal, you can make one of these gifts from the kitchen. Either way, I'm sure she'd be thrilled :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

For the Dudes

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is finding the perfect gift that you know your friend or family member will love and appreciate. (that and wrapping presents. and holiday parties. and watching Christmas movies, more specifically Elf, while snuggled up by the fire. but I digress.) Have you done your shopping yet? If not, here are some ideas for the dudes:

From top left: Gant Rugger cotton twill plaid shirt $67.50 (50% off!) \\ Dent's men's leather driving gloves £50 \\ Score + Solder hanging terrarium $160 - 260 \\ Crosley av room portable USB turntable $160 \\ Timex vintage field army watch $150 \\ Odoardo Fioravanti & Palomar anniversary Galileo telescope $475 \\ Brooklyn Brew beer making kit $40 \\ American Cities Paul Cohen & Henry G. Taliaferro $69.95 \\ Jack Spade stag horn bottle opener $110 \\ Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. tradesman bag $168 

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Funky Fresh Xmas

I am loving the way Creative Director of Ballard Designs Jill Sharp Brinson and Suzanne Kasler decorated Brinson's Peachtree Heights home for the holidays.  Their attention to detail is amazing and they made sure to sprinkle holiday cheer in every nook and cranny - like ornaments in vintage carriage candle lanterns, festive greenery tucked behind mirrored sconces and a wreath layered on top of a mirror. The almost bare tree in the stairwell loaded with pearl, bronze and pink painted glass ornaments is unconventional but still warm and merry, just like the rest of the home's Christmas decor. Job well done, ladies!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Favorite Things

A few favorite things from some sweet shops I discovered on Etsy this week...

How cool is this pipe bookshelf by Stella Blue Designs? and I am so tempted by this charming little tea cart - it's only $75! Also love these sleek and simple sphere vases by Rou Designs, a mother and daughter team based out of Long Island (isn't that sweet?) and I'm glad I stumbled upon Fortune by Kim Dulaney - it was hard to choose a favorite of her one of a kind pieces. Case and point: this awesome necklace and this awesome necklace. Actually, I'd like one of everything. And if you're looking for colorful photography and interesting compositions, be sure to check out September Wren.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

Seriously. It's been freezing this week! And the worst is yet to come... but I love seeing how peeps on the street stay warm and I'm feeling these cool girl's scarf/sweater combos. Here are a few more favorites:

First column: Marc by Marc Jacobs hot dot printed cashmere and silk blend scarf, VINCE chunky merino wool-camel knit sweater, Banana Republic lucy faux fur scarf, Zero + Maria Cornejo luma tunic Second column: Armand Diradourian madras plaid stole, T. Babaton beekman sweater, TopShop zig zag burgandy snood, ACNE ruth mohair sweater

pictures can be found here

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dara Scully

Simultaneously amused and perplexed by the whimsical work of Dara Scully via photojojo... 

Glass Globes

I know I've talked about my "need" for a chandelier but lately I've been craving something lighter and cleaner like these glass globe pendants...

What do you think?

1 \\ 2 \\ 3 \\ 4 \\ 5 \\ 6

Monday, November 28, 2011

Outdoor Envy

Happy Monday friends! This week's outdoor envy features some amazing spaces from Commune, an L.A.-based design house specializing in interior and graphic design (and therefore my dream employer). How awesome is this outdoor kitchen? ... that flows so perfectly from their equally awesome indoor kitchen:

Sorry - I got distracted. Back to the outdoors...

I love how relaxed and bohemian, yet modern and chic these spaces are. Their commercial work carries the same vibe like the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs:

I need to pay Palm Springs a visit.

1+2 \\ 3+4 poorly scanned from House Beautiful dec/jan 2012 \\ 5+6 \\ 7

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Holiday Weekend

Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I meant to post this yesterday but then ... I didn't. So instead I'm posting it today with a mini version of This and That :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 15 Recipes and Tips
An awesome gift guide via mint design blog full of gifts with a portion of proceeds going to charity
A good idea: turning Black Friday into Make Something Day via Good 
A sweet music mix from Lucy over at Heck Yeah Missus

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gobble Gobble!

The Cuteness

Why can't all little girls be dressed in 3.1 Phillip Lim? Scratch that - why can't everyone be dressed in 3.1 Phillip Lim? Yes, I know, it's not exactly affordable, but this little one is just too cute.