Monday, December 27, 2010

I'm in love with Warby Parker

just wanted to share my affection for warby parker and their amazingness ;) if you are looking for an inexpensive, top quality and super stylish pair of frames, the search is over my friends. $95 gets you the frames with lenses, free shipping and the cherry on top is that WP gives a pair of glasses to someone in need with every pair that is purchased. unreal. there is so much I love about my experience with my WP's-check them out for yourselves :)

miles in amber

Friday, December 3, 2010

Production Design

Once again my infatuation with Black Swan is shared. The video above is about the production design of Black Swan that my friend Ryan sent me-it's a clip definitely worth watching. What an amazing job production designers have. The film is out today!!

 Costume sketches by Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

giving thanks

there is so much I am thankful for, especially a holiday that focuses on this very idea. 

sweet treats

best friends

brother & sista

drinks & desserts

tulle napkin rings

a table

hope everyone had an amazing thanksgiving holiday

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

black swan

So...after reading the article, "A Darker Art" in Elle's December issue, I am even more excited to see Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. Check out the trailer and see if it peaks your interest too. An added bonus: Rodarte designed all the costumes for the film-insane.

does this film interest you? fyi in theatres friday december 3

Monday, November 22, 2010

girl fun

My bestie and I had a great weekend of brainstorming new projects we wanted to tackle, exploring the forest, shopping, eating deliciously, and unpacking her amazing collectibles handed down from her grams (whom I absolutely love, wish everyone could meet her) I wish everyone such weekends.


 vintage Peter Max print
metallic buttons

love these textured buttons

sweet buttons

vintage candy tins. precious.

A beautiful sight.....

Snow. I am happy. Granted, I have never been an all out winter and snow lover, but not having a traditional holiday season for the past few years while living in Florida has made me appreciate it so much. Great way to start off Thanksgiving week!

My nephew Rossi. Loves playing no matter the weather condition.

p.s. this is very uncommon for Seattle, which makes it that much more special! Anyone up for skiing?

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I went with my mom and grams to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma recently. Here are some images from the visit. No cameras were allowed in the galleries, such a shame because there is an amazing exhibit and program the museum does with pictures children draw and glass artists replicate. They are amazingly creative. I highly suggest a trip to the MOG, or any glass museum near you, especially if they have live glass making demonstrations. Enjoy your Saturday!

 this teal combination of glass is to die for

Display hanging above as you cross the walkway towards the MOG

So cool

amazing presentation on water

love this guy

Monday, September 20, 2010

HS Love

Searching through a closet I stumbled upon some old photo albums of my mom's while she was in high school. She made a lot of her own clothing and it reminded me to utilize her when it comes to bringing out the old sewing machine:) I love JCrew's tweed mini for fall, so with some help from my lovely mother, I am going to make a fall tweed mini pour moi. Stay tuned for that-in the meantime enjoy these old photos. And yes, my parents were high school sweethearts.

JCrew Dolce Tweed Mini;)

Mom & Dad Prom 1977

Mom & friends in DC 1977

Mom & Dad homecoming 1977

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vintage Find

Golden Ticket
Rainy days call for shoppingWe popped into a local vintage shop, Two French Hens. There was nothing in particular we were looking for, which is always the best scenario since I happened to fall in love with this little beauty-gold chain mail mesh cross-body bag. Love imaging the history it has hadI had been eyeing one in the new Nordy's catalog that just arrived, this one is much easier on the wallet:)

Inspiration for the find

Some other treasures...

love this polka dotted chair-just need to figure out a space for it

one can never have enough ice cream bowls

delicate white lamp chandeliers