Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Row 1: Haute Hippie sequined stretch silk dress \\ Alice + Olivia long sleeved goddess dress \\ TopShop pleat panel bodycon dress
Row 2: Paul & Joe Sister kristen ecru dress \\ French Connection queen dot dress \\ DKNY forest wrap jersey dress
Monday, November 28, 2011
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.
Friday, November 25, 2011
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
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I just spent way too much time enjoying the 360° tour of Veranda's House of Windsor. Pictures alone do not do this concept house justice and I love discovering all the details in every little nook and cranny (like the herringbone tile in the fireplace - too good). Definitely check it out.
Friday, November 18, 2011
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to wrap yourself up in a bow?
A good idea: limit yourself to one bow at a time to keep from looking like a giant baby doll.
A better idea: pair it with leather to balance out the frills.
Clockwise from top left: 1. Diane Von Furstenberg trelodie tie top 2. Alex Woo little princess bow necklace 3. Michael Antonio ladina pump 4. Notte by Marchesa silk organza and tulle dress 5. Kate Spade double hinge bow bracelet 6. Gail Berry short edwardian skirt 7. Amantes Amentes leather belt 8. Juicy Couture striped bow top 9. Mikael Aghal metallic crinkle dress 10. Juicy Couture pave bow stud earrings 11. TopShop prince of wales check bow belted shorts 12. Juicy Couture star shine sequin clutch
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Happy Thursday! Here are a few links to keep you distracted til the weekend is here...
Aerochrome photographs of the Congo by Richard Mosse via but does it float
The most beautiful compostable gift wrap by the very talented Justina Blakeney
National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 !!!
Alice and Wonderland illustrated by Salvador Dalí circa 1969
Garden and Gun's 50 best southern foods
My first Thanksgiving with white people
The future of advertising via Time
Chocolate and bourbon pudding with sea salt and crushed pistachio - need I say more?
A new digital magazine I am digging: Co-Lab
Dakota and Elle Fanning for W Magazine
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving? As in next week !? I just realized that yesterday. Some lovely tablescapes (and dining rooms) to get you all excited for the obscene amount of calories you get to consume guiltlessly in one day (it's called giving thanks).
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
A perfect place to watch the Falcons play the Saints today, don't you think?
My sweet mom (who subscribes to this blog - hi mom!) told me she likes "when there are more pictures," so I'll go ahead and share the rest of this handsome bachelor pad from November's issue of House Beautiful.
Designed by Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas for a professional hockey player, this southern Cali home was made for entertaining the boys. You can't tell from this photo, but doors on the west side of the kitchen open up to the ocean, while doors on the east open up to the pool - perfect for indoor-outdoor gatherings.
The living room is outfitted with a bar, a keg tap, a wine fridge and separate beer fridge. (wow.) As for the herringbone sisal carpet, Chilcoat notes, "it's bulletproof, hides a multitude of sins and adds humility to places that need it."
Antlers are a nod to the homeowner's Canadian roots.
Chilcoat and Lucas stick to grays, khakis, and blues throughout to make sure each room relates to the others. Check out the rest of this man cave right here.