Friday, January 28, 2011

Melia's Birthday

today is Melia's birthday!!! I am so excited to celebrate her tonight. we are having a little dinner party at one of her favorite places in Seattle, Mamma Melina's

it has been so fun planning her soiree tonight & I can't wait to share the fun with you-I promise to take as many images as humanely possible (;

here's to all the best friends in the world-may your birthdays always bring you so much love!


Monday, January 24, 2011

oh henri

once again, my beautiful friend Melia has returned home with gifts from New York! And may I remind her once again, this is HER birthday week (a lovely party is in the making, much deserved....:)

this amazing brown & turquoise 'disturbed stripe' keyfob from Henri Bendel along with a gorgeous grey pair of uniqlo cargo skinny's!! Seriously, right?! She is such a giving friend, I hope everyone has a friend like Melia in their life. I can't wait to celebrate her on her birthday this friday! 

brown & white stripes+brown & white polka dots=classic perfection
love the detail of the hardware
such a rich combination of colors. makes me smile when searching for my keys (:


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sarah Tucker Travel Photography

Let me tell you about a precious friend named Sarah Tucker. She literally is the sweetest, smartest & most gorgeous gal around. On top of that, she gets to travel to the most beautiful places on earth with her hubby and still thinks of others first by taking the most stunning images for everyone to experience for themselves. A must read is her blog Fairy Tales Are True (you will immediately favorite) & some exciting news is that she has opened up her very own etsy shop, Sarah Tucker Travel Photography, where you can purchase her artwork for yourself!!!! There is no possible way you will be anything less than thrilled and in awe of the beauty she manages to capture. Thank you Sarah for bringing so much love to the world, we are so lucky! 





a fashion buyers guide: nyc

melia has checked in and sent over some great visuals of her findings!

painting at John Derian

how amazing are these fringe feather & metal earrings?

window of a wedding shop-wire frame with flower butterflies

enamel type buttons

giant vintage lucite buttons-heaven!

flocked trees-melia's suggestion for a winter wedding, agreed.

I hope you found something here that inspires you...


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the gift of melia

my best friend, melia, is the ultimate giver of amazing gifts, among a crazy amount of other things. I received the prettiest wrapped box with these treasures inside for christmas. thank you love for being such a fabulous friend. always.
fav package: 'K' graphic card, Krochet Kids knit, R&L designer notepad with extra moleskin pads, stone measurement tape

tre chic measurement tape-yes I look so professional using this (:

R&L notepad-great size & design

'K' is for Knight & Knot

Krochet Kids: Bella


Monday, January 17, 2011

kudos to gap

I am loving the slow transition to high waisted, flare denim--so reminiscent of my parents era and the styling in my favorite movie ever, Almost Famous. I know skinny's are still going to be around for some time, I do appreciate them so (; it's just I am quite excited for a little "vintage newness" in our apparel lives. A round of applause for (surprising, I know) gap, who I think, has two great styles at great price points.

Vintage Flare Jeans-Two Tone Wash $69.50

New Wide Leg Trouser Jeans $79.50

I hope this excites you a bit too...



a little late on the announcement, but the latest lonny magazine is live. such a great source of inspiration in a creative easy access online format. if you were ever a fan of domino magazine, there is no question you will love lonny (same editors). enjoy...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

a fashion buyers guide: nyc

my best friend, Melia, is a pretty big deal. she would never say this of course, but she is. she flew out for a buy trip to new york yesterday and has been sending me the most amazing pictures to my iphone all day. we decided her fabulous discoveries need to be shared. get ready for a week of inspirations from the big apple. 

uniqlo cargos

50's inspired H&M skirt

Mast Brothers Chocolate-great graphic packaging (:

giant macrame owl in j.crew soho

view from Melia's hotel room

Monday, January 10, 2011

mele kalikimaka

Deciding to forgo the holiday shopping craziness this year, our Christmas gift was the most memorable one to date-a week and a half in Hawaii. Starting in Kihei, Maui and ending in Waikiki, Oahu we had the. best. time. ever. I recommend getting away for at least one Christmas season-it does wonders.

Kamaole Beach #3

View from condo

All taken on our first beach day at Kamaole Beach #3... more images of Hawaii to come~Aloha

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Swagg by CBL

I came back from STL to be greeted by an amazing package from Camilyn Beth Leavitt. It contained  the most fashionable piece of apparel I currently own--an original CBL design. Heart her. Heart her Swagg. Can't stop smiling thinking about it. Thank you love-you are the best!!

Swagg in Charcoal Grey

authentic CBL label

amazing detail & quality

To grab your own Swagg click here. Be sure to let her know how much you love yours too.