Ooh, my favorite!

January 20, 2011, 7:41 pm
Filed under: Beauty, Gift guide, Smile, Yes please

While these little guys have already made the blog rounds I couldn’t resist sharing as an accessory to yesterday’s first aid kit. Hooray for Cynthia Rowley! Limited edition, and a portion of the proceeds go to a good cause. Assortment of 20 for $10 here.

Happy Friday!
January 14, 2011, 12:49 pm
Filed under: Personal, Travel, Yes please
Farmhouse Estate – Sonoma Wine Country

On Tuesday it suddenly dawned on me that I had a holiday ahead; it felt like I had found $100 bill in my back pocket! I usually flip when I find a $5, so the realization that I had three days off sent me over the moon. It’s been a long time since my Lova and I were able to escape, so we decided to scramble to plan a last minute holiday.

To be honest since my December birthday I have had a lot swirling through my head and somehow things seem more urgent and unclear than they used to. I guess that’s what happens when you approach the tail-end of your 20’s, but it seems I must resolve to let it go and get back to enjoying what comes my way. My first attempt at this will be at the lovely Farmhouse Inn in the Russian River Valley in Sonoma wine country.

Believe it or not this will be our first trek into wine country (not including a quick trip to Napa for a disappointing meal at Bouchon, but that doesn’t really count). So, I’m looking forward to our country cottage on the estate and the wine tastings and, let’s be honest here, the artisan cheese snacks that will undoubtedly accompany it.

I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you, complete with an extra day and some time to enjoy living. Deep breath. Relax. Smile.

Pixar commemorative stamps
January 4, 2011, 10:10 am
Filed under: Smile, Yes please

Can’t wait to get a hold of these in August when they’re released. Lots of other lines too, but these are my fave.

December 6, 2010, 12:11 pm
Filed under: Beauty, Yes please

From YSL’s fall beauty line Rock and Baroque. Now if only I could get my nails to look that good with just one color.

[via 80s Purple]

Holiday Gift Guide 2010
November 29, 2010, 2:20 am
Filed under: Beauty, Fashion, Gift guide, Yes please

Here’s the first-ever Holiday Gift Guide – ooh, my favorite style! I’ve collected some of my favorite things from around the Web to share with you as inspirations and thought-starters to help you get ready for the holidays. Have fun, and get to shopping!

  1. Cool Jewels ice tray So fun, right? ($9)
  2. Chobs Grips for your cutting board & icons to help you keep track of which side is for veggies and which side is for meat. ($12.95)
  3. Baggu Bags x 5- You guys know how much I adore my Baggu’s. ($35 per set)
  4. OPI nail lacquer The best polish out there, and also conscious about chemicals too. I love their SoftShades of pink. ($8.50 each)
  5. Tarte Cosmetics eye shadow palette Chemical-free, GMO-free, green packaging, and a killer set of colors at a great price too. ($44)
  6. Picture keyboard stickers This is just too cool. ‘B is for Bowie, G is for Geisha!’ ($12)



  1. Alexander McQueen Britannia patent clutch Really no need to dive into details here. Would be an amazing gift for so many reasons! ($1,067.50, was $1,525)
  2. Tom Binns Swarovski crystal bracelet The colors. The style. Swoon. I would rock the hell out of this; would be a great investment. ($440)
  3. Helmut Lang twisted draped jersey dress Because I love the amazingly soft Helmut Lang jersey and because this is the perfect LBD for work and play. ($360)
  4. Toms Glitters My lovely teammate Miss Ngo rocks her gold ones and just got these lovely pinks sent to the office. I lusted big time and had to add them here. A perfect gift for your giftee and for a child in need. ($54)
  5. Swarovski Maggy fuschia ring Have you seen how sparkly Swarovski crystals are? ($115)
  6. Marc by Marc Jacobs diamond Lurex gloves Functional, a touch of sparkle, and really cute! ($70, was $88)
  7. Alaia lace-up calf hair pumps Literally just went on sale and just almost sold out. I was drooling over an all-black leather version I saw at Barney’s last weekend though, so my dreams are not completely shattered. These really are gorgeous on, not as intense as they look. ($1,098, was $1,830)
  8. Chanel trompe-l’oeil temporary tattoos Did you see these on the runway last year? So fun! ($75)
  9. Litter SF thumb holster I love my Litter shoulder chain so I must figure out when I can start adding to my collection. Love this look. ($225)



  1. USB Battleship Come on, how fun would this be to give? ($23)
  2. Dotz cord wrap My Lova is the best at keeping cords organized, but I can’t say the same for me. Look at those before and afters. I need these at work. ($9.99)
  3. Samsung Galaxy Tab Worth considering if you’re in the market for a tab/pad/whatever. I’ve heard good things. Just saying it wouldn’t hurt to shop around; I know I will.  ($599)
  4. Temple leather iPad case  Now if you’re going to go through all the trouble of getting a new toy you should probably invest in a nice form of transportation for it, no? This is for an iPad, but perhaps a Galaxy would fit? ($189)
  5. Dotz identifiers Another great way to organize your cords. Anyone else have that scene in A Christmas Story floating through their mind?



  1. Cogo floral rug, Anthropologie Loved the pattern and the thickness. Available in other colors too ($78 – $1,098)
  2. OXO Good Grips 10-piece pop container set BPA free, air-tight, and just all around fucntional and pretty. I can’t find the perfect glass ones so I think these may be the ones. ($99.99)
  3. Organic cotton frayed-edge sheets, West Elm Because crisp sheets are always a good thing. ($29 – $119)
  4. Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented I’ll be making a few of these recipes this holiday season. Peanut butter + chocolate. Buy the book to see the rest ($29.95)
  5. glassybaby The rainbow of colors is just so pretty. Handmade in Seattle, but you’ve probably seen them in restaurants and lovely spaces throughout the country. ($40 each)


Azzedine Alaia Cut-out Platform Pumps
November 18, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Fashion, Shoes, Yes please

I realize that I often post beautiful shoes and gush endlessly about how I lust and even dream about them, so what I’m about to say may not carry any weight, but I’ll try anyway: these ARE the MOST GORGEOUS shoes I have EVER seen. And truly and honestly, I have never wanted a pair of shoes more. So delicate with the intricate cut-outs but also kind of rugged with the platform and bootie shape. Do you notice that under the cut-outs it’s calf hair? Very intersting!

Check them out at Net-a-Porter ($2,375) and see how they look paired with a white dress!



See by Chloe
August 25, 2010, 7:50 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Shoes, Yes please

I need to find a way to make these mine. A clever twist on a classic clog, I’m totally diggin’ the taupe with the burnt orange heel strap, which ultimately make this the perfect shoe for the transition from summer to fall. Oh I hope they become available soon. No longer available at Zappos, but black is available for pre-order at Neiman’s. I sense a shoe challenge and I’m game!

August 9, 2010, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Gift guide, Yes please

I’ve been following Emerson of EMERSONMADE for quite a while now, and though she’s gotten tons of love from the blogosphere, I still can’t help but to gush. Completely amazing in so many ways Emerson is EMERSONMADE – artist, designer, entrepreneur, and model – she has transformed her one-woman-operation into a full-fledged business. I’ve loved keeping tabs on the blog and the latest fashion line; so much charm and character and produced in small batches!

Finally after all this time lurking around the site I am proud to finally report that I’ve made my first purchase: the leather and brass post belt. It will ship in September and I can hardly contain myself.

I could have easily done so much damage, but since I’ve been waiting for this belt for a while I decided this would be my first little gift to myself.  No promises on the next order though, I think the BlueBells denim and some flower pins will have to be mine.

I also wanted to share her amazing pantry with you, too. I daydream about this regularly. No refined ingredients or sugars. Gorgeous!

July 15, 2010, 10:42 am
Filed under: Home, Yes please

{image via flickr user elseachelsea}

Daydreaming of the beautiful room that sits behind this gorgeous balcony window in Budapest. Ahh, I can see myself just on the other side of the lace curtain.

TOMS: One for One
June 3, 2010, 6:27 am
Filed under: Shoes, Smile, Yes please

Hooray! TOMS has added espadrille wedges to their shoe collection, and they’ve got a great little collection of colors and stripes. If you’re not familiar with TOMS, all of the styles (wedges or flats) are super cute, but perhaps the sexiest thing about them is that a child in need receives a pair of shoes when you decide to get a pair for yourself. Who’d have thought shoe shopping could get any better? A cute pair of shoes and also helping provide a child with a new pair (sometimes even their first, ever) always makes me giddy.

If wedges aren’t your thing check out the other styles. (I’ve been eyeing the Glitters and the Wrap Boots for a while now.)

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