Thursday, September 29, 2011

Satchel Up

Totes Caitlin's fault.  She was carrying this satchel the other day.  Yes, Kate Spade did one.  So did J.Crew.  And countless other designers.
But why is Caitlin so bomb?  In her words "...I's the one that little English kids carry their school books in." The Cambridge Satchel Company.  Yup.  And guess what?  They ship to the good ol' U.S. of A.  Get to shoppin'!  I promise, it comes in 'normal' colors, too.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This Will Change Your Life

I can't even use words.  Just watch.  And know that he uses the phrase "shake the dickens out of it".  Swoon.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Yay! Chocolate!

Kay.  Hate gluten? Check.  Don't eat frosting for breakfast? Check. Sorta'.  Need a Nutella-esque substitute that doesn't contain soy or corn syrup?  Oh, holy it comes!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Current Corkboard

Blame my delivery for this one...if you only pick up one book...pick up Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers and Poets (worth the $8, shop here).  Happy weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pie! Pie! Pie!

In case you still haven't listened to me...In case you don't hate pie...In case you like things buttery and sugary and flaky...

Listen up!! Crust Bakery has won the best pie in a state-wide pie contest with over 240 entries.  For reals.  So, if you've never ordered Stephanie's apple pie, get to gettin'.  Or, at least, read about her success last weekend, here, here and here.  Congratulations, Stephanie!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Coveting Cobalt

Really, this is not new.  But I thought I would share the visual love.  Above, a work on paper by Serena Mitnik-Miller.  Below, the most beautiful painted accent chairs...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vintage Vantage

 Ya' know that girl that wore culottes, like, years before they were cool?  Or the girl you whizzed past at the thrift store, seriously curious why she spent so long on the 'lame rack'?  Or the girl that bought the gross men's blazer with intentions of turning it into a dress - and then actually did it?

Yeah.  Her name is Hanah Salas de Saucedo.  And she is good.

Monday, September 19, 2011

If Soda was Good...

...then this would be great!  I know, I know...soda is never okay.  But, wait!  Hang on, homies.  Made from fermented fruit juice.  Period.  No sugars, no chemicals, no colors.  Boom!  If 'clean soda' wasn't a deadly sin, I would say it right now.

And look...they're just as nerdy as me!  Telling you how to pair this soda with what food - as if it were wine?  Yeah.  Super-nerds, ahoy.  Check out their full line, and where to buy, here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Regularly Scheduled Program

Hello, nerds! I didn't die, I swear.  My computer was having "thermal failure" all weekend.  I don't even know what that means.  My roommate does.  Phew!

So I spent the weekend researching photographers, fashion, running around, going to the beach, hanging with girlfriends and having no proof of any of this.  Yay!  So enjoy these photos from Sandy Nicholson (site, here).  Oh, and simultaneously pretend my girlfriends and I are five-year-olds.  Kay?  Thanks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Getting Antsy

Somehow, the end of Summer gets me itching for the holidays.  I know this is stupid.  Southern California has ridiculously hot weather until mid-October.  But, still....I started thinking about the next few months.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Fault

So, all I can say is, this must be love....and...(in case the BF is reading this)...I may have ruined him.  I took his 'baby, does this look okay?' and rolled it in 'do I need to get these in this color?' and sprinkled it with a heavy dose of 'baby, they have that one on sale now! do I need it, too?'.  Yes... All. My. Fault.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hint of Earth

I like my coffee a little earthy ('dirt' is the word my boyfriend uses. eh.).  I was really excited when I discovered this blend at the local coffee shop.

I mean, it was roasted the night before I bought it.  It still smelled roasty and dirty and earthy...oh, my!