Ooh, my favorite!

On Holiday
July 31, 2013, 1:26 pm
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Picture 5

I’m off on a little holiday with my sweetheart. I’ll be back soon but in the meantime you can always check in on my Instagram feed.

Happy Summer. Kiss!

Holiday spirit
November 14, 2012, 7:17 am
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I stumbled across this 1930’s cast iron Christmas tree stand on Etsy yesterday and was suddenly, and inadvertently, giddy with holiday spirit. I thought it was too early, but it also just dawned on me that Thanksgiving is next week! There was just something really special about getting this guy that made me happy. Yes, there were flashes of scenes from A Christmas Story, but more than that I like the idea of having something that has been a part of many past holidays.

So in case you’re tired of your hard-to-assemble aluminum tree stand, take a look to see if there are any others listed that would suit you.

Also, be sure to stop by one of my favorite Etsy shops and see more vintag goodies from Shaving Kit Supplies.

[images via Shaving Kit Supplies]

On Holiday
July 27, 2012, 6:32 am
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Rita Hayworth

I’m off for some fun in the sun with my guy. (Going to meet the fam!) And I am so looking forward to swapping my phone and laptop for some vintage shopping and family time at the beach. Pardon my absence for a few days while I unplug and chill out. I’ll be back next week. Cheerio!

[Image via My Love of Old Hollywood]

Seattle Space Needle turns 50
April 23, 2012, 11:23 am
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“I’mmm 5o!”

The Space Needle turned 50 on Saturday and in celebration he’s going back to the original Galaxy Gold color that was first used for the World’s Fair in 1962. Isn’t this picture from Facebook is so great. Could you get out there and help paint?

Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury
September 6, 2011, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Music, Nostalgia, Uncategorized, Videos

In celebration of Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday the folks at Google created this little feature. Absolutely love this; I know what I’ll be listening to after work tonight.

1 of 7 billion
January 3, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Compassion, Green, Health, Nature, Technology, Uncategorized

At the end of this year there will meet and then exceed 7 billion people living on our planet. This three-minute, no nonsense typography video from National Geographic kick starts a seven part, year-long series on global population.

In this time of resolutions and crash diet beginnings it seems we often forget to think about the world outside of ourselves. If you take a second to think about it, I mean really think about it, the New Year is a very selfish time. Just on the heels of time when we’re all guilty of overindulging, it seems the meaning of resolutions has gone right out the window with the true holiday spirit. As much of a humbug as that makes me sound I really hope to use this time to think about my place in this world as 1 out of 7 billion and think about the message of balance.

Happy Friday!
December 17, 2010, 4:56 pm
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A paper craft castle on the ocean

It’s been a mad dash to get into the holiday spirit since I realized just a few days ago that Christmas is next week. It’s crazy how life can get in the way of life…whatever that means.

Hope you all have a lovely and festive weekend ahead of you. Eat some homemade Christmas cookies for me. I’ll have to wait until later next week to indulge.

[image via pocopoko]


Resort eye candy
October 30, 2010, 1:05 am
Filed under: Fashion, Shoes, Uncategorized

In order to offset the over the top nerd confession in my last post I figure I should try to redeem myself with some eye candy from some of the resort trends that are online now at Neiman Marcus. I know, I know…you think I’m crazy. After all, autumn is only just arriving, and we’re still getting used to the shorter days and foggy nights,  but why not take a little peek ahead and see what’s in store?

Espadrilles are still in, but these lovelies from YSL are a great twist instead of the typical wedge. I typically gravitate to the chunkier heels like this, so I could definitely see this at home on my shoe wall. Ooh that killer yellow, and the rosy platform. Swoon! See them here.

YSL Rope-heel sandal

Glitter is also going to be showing up in resort collections as well. I don’t find Jimmy Choo’s shoes to be particularly comfortable but I just adore these peep toes. I love these because it just screams classy but has just the right amount of flash to make them stand out. Paired with an LBD and pearls and I’d be set. Oh, but there’s more! I’m not typically a bag kind of gal, but the matching shoulder bag is gorgeous! Both at Neiman’s too.

Jimmy Choo open-toe platform pump

Jimmy Choo Glitter Chain shoulder bag

And what would any shoe list be without a pair of Louboutin’s. Neiman’s is calling this trend category Parisian Chic, and all I can say is je veux ces chaussures maintenant!

I admit, I worry that perhaps there may be some over-saturation with this brand, but every time that thought creeps into my head I see a new pair that gets my heart racing all over again, so really what do I know? Well, I at least had the sense to recognize that these are FIERCE with that 6-inch heel and leather and mesh backstay. And I would also venture to say that they’re sweet with that peep toe and cut-out with bow. Don’t look at the price, you’ll just cry, but if you’re up to it check ’em out.


Maleva Peep-Toe Mary Jane Pump

Happy Friday!
October 15, 2010, 1:58 pm
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Girls resting their feet at first formal dance at Naval Armory, 1956. Cornell Capa.

I’ve got nothing planned for the weekend and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I’ve had a busy few weeks so I’m kind of excited to leave my weekend activities to chance, but then I’m also wishing I had something festive. I guess that’s just the planner in me, but I should take advantage of this nice break. I really need to get the house in order, but that can’t be the extent of my weekend, or that will make for a grumpy Monday. How about I clean my closet to earn a night about town on Saturday night? Can you tell I feel guilt about my messy closet? It’s like I’m asking mom for permission to go out, even though my chores aren’t done!

Hope you all have sexy plans, or non-plans, ahead of you this weekend!

[image via Monroe Gallery]

Bus Roots
October 14, 2010, 4:43 pm
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What a cool idea! Bus Roots was second runner-up at the DesignWala Grand Idea Competition, so this is still very much an early prototype, but the thought of busses topped with lovely green gardens would be quite a sight.

The team behind it claims that:

If we grew a garden on the roof of every one of the 4,500 buses in the MTA bus fleet, we would have 35 acres of new rolling green space in the city.

I’m really curious to know how much this would change or offset air quality.

[via inhabitat]

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