Ooh, my favorite!

June 20, 2012, 10:53 am
Filed under: Fashion


Stella McCartney / Valentino /Prism

The Row / Selima Optique / Retrosun

Yves Saint LaurantThierry Lasry / Alexander Wang


The sun is out for a reported TWO WHOLE DAYS and I’ve got summer fever! I’ve had the same pair of sunglasses for a good five years, and even though I finally added a basic wayfarer last summer I think it’s time to add some sass. Not all of these guys would suit the shape of my mug, but I know for sure those acetate guys from The Row would be perfect! Oh, but then there’s the lacy Valentino’s too. And the Stella McCartney’s.

Sadly, while I’m able to hang on to my own pairs of sunglasses for years at a time, I somehow managed to misplace a pair of dad’s after borrowing them for less than a day. Seriously, how crummy is that.

Bespoke Chanel Silk Scarf Chandelier
June 19, 2012, 11:25 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Home, The Finer Things

Opulent to no end. Each one is made to order and adds white glove packaging and delivery. The shade is a Chanel scarf and the draping chains are pearls and gold-plated vintage beads. Very boudoir-esque, no?

Special order at Vivre $9,200. [Yes. Seriously.]

Seascape Winter
June 18, 2012, 10:27 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Home

I’ve been slowly collecting wallpaper swatches so I have a nice supply on hand when it comes time to make a decision and install. Well, really, I’d love to have this in my entryway now but as a renter it’s just not possible — although, have you heard of the method where you create a grid with painters tape and affix the wallpaper with double-sided tape? It was mentioned in an issue of Lonny but I’m a bit skeptical…it sounds made up. I wish it were legit though because I’d be all over it.

As much as I hope for the Gucci and Cole & Son floral wallpaper to make it into production, I find this guy here to be just as captivating, and more accessible. There’s something about it that’s reminiscent of an illustration from a book, don’t you think?

This is drawn and designed by Abigail Edwards. Her small range of papers that are all hand-drawn and printed with non-toxic ink on renewably-sourced FSC certified paper.

Love it.



These are a few…
June 15, 2012, 10:51 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Home, My favorite things

This week has been a struggle to be inspired or creative; I don’t know if it’s traveling that kicked my butt or if it’s work. I had an amazing time in Denver last weekend and more than anything I’m thinking that it’s vacation withdrawals. When my very good friend Annik asked if I’d be interested in flying in as a surprise 10th birthday gift for her daughter B, there was no way I could resist. I got to spend four fun-filled days with two of my very favorite people. Yeah, it’s withdrawals for sure. Sigh. 

Here’s hoping you get to spend time with some of your favorite people this weekend, especially Dad…don’t forget about him!


B’s room was so sweet! There was something so magical about staying in her room, I have the fondest memories of being 10.

But then I came home and realized I haven’t progressed as far as I’d thought…whatever, kindred spirits decorate alike.

Oh yeah, and do you notice the dragonfly photo from this post? It’s one of my most prized possessions and the fact that the photographer sent me the image file to have printed and framed makes it that much better. 

Berry Good
June 14, 2012, 11:28 am
Filed under: Clean, Food, Organic, Seattle

I’ve come across some great local strawberries but it’s not full-on berry season here in Washington until July at least. Luckily the fruits of California’s labor have been lookin’ mighty fine and I’ve waited as long as I could to avoid eating them out of season. It’s just that they’re so good for you– the ultimate anti-cancer snack with antioxidants and compounds that help prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells. Sadly though, it’s really important to buy your berries organic whenever possible as they use huge amounts of pesticide when grown conventionally. Conventional strawberries can have as many as 13 different pesticide sprays on them.

I’m hoping our spring weather picks up again so that I can find our beautiful wild Washington berries and replace these Cali guys. But until then I’ll be stuffing my face with this gorgeousness.

Bellwether farms plain sheep’s milk yogurt + local honey + favorite berries.


(If you’re looking for some guidance in which produce products to buy organic versus conventional check out EWG’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list. It’s a great resource for prioritizing your shopping list.)


Miu Miu Glitter Platform Pump
June 13, 2012, 12:05 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Shoes

Miu Miu Glitter Platform Pump

I snuck away to Neiman’s yesterday to check out their sale. After my high hopes were dashed at the shoe racks I turned to see the new arrivals from Miu Miu. My feet needed some sort of gratification so I nonchalantly slipped this bad boy on. I was sorely mistaken when I figured they were just a silly try-on indulgence…they were epic!

At first I sort of dismissed the glitter as a holiday-ish element, but the overall shape of the shoe makes it THE PERFECT PUMP. If you look at the proportion of the platform with the thicker heel and the rounded toe, the glitter really becomes secondary…crazy sounding I know, but really it’s all about the proportion. So visions of holiday parties extinguished, think about these with skinny jeans and a blazer, or pencil skirt, relaxed tee, gold accessories, and clutch. Something like this….

Basics with glitter

T by Alexander Wang oversized t shirt / J.Crew cotton skirt / Miu Miu glitter pumps / Maison Martin Margiela leather clutch / Michael Kors jewelry / Eddie Borgo costume jewelry, $380

Sushi Fantasies
June 12, 2012, 10:20 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Food

I’ve come along way in my sushi game over the past few years.  So much so that I’m finding it’s pretty much impossible to find a sushi bar to satisfy me. Sadly, sushi experiences in Seattle have left me wanting for so much more.

Sushi is sophisticated. Sushi is sensual. Sushi is sexy. Sighhhhh.

In my fantasies I want the entire experience to reflect those elements. I want to float in, take my seat at the bar, sip on a killer glass of sake, pull a special pair of chopsticks out of my bag, have the chef shower me with all of his freshest and most prized pieces. Squeal! (Such a pleasant fiction, no?)

There’s just no place for crummy throw-away chopsticks from China in my fantasy. Enter these gorgeous collapsible chopsticks from Snow Peak: a premiere Japanese camping and outdoor living company. The wood section is made from broken Japanese baseball bats and the connecting piece is brass with the top half hollow stainless steel. They may be sturdy enough for outdoor use, but for me these are the perfect addition to my sushi dreams.

$36 available at Canoe.