Monday, April 30, 2012

My First Floppy Hat

exact hat found here
I will be honest with you... up until this past year I had never owned a hat before in my entire life. Now, I'm loving my new floppy hat and can't wait to buy more in all shapes and sizes! This hat was the perfect accessory for the park this past weekend and I can't wait to bring it on my sunny vacation in two weeks.

Porch Swinging

This deck takes porch swing to a whole new level. I want one.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunshine and Flowers

Happy Friday to you! I hope your weekend is filled with lots of sunshine, flowers and laughter.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This and That: Coachella Style

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This was the first year, in four years, that I have not gone to Coachella Music Festival. I needed a break, and thats all there is to it. However, as soon as I started seeing tweets, posts and outfit photos I started to feel the dreaded feeling of regret. Dressing for the event is part of the fun and I was a bit sad to not pull out the box labeled "Coachella" from under my bed this year. Here are a few stylish outfits that I would have totally worn to the magical festival in the desert.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Vintage Chair in an Outdoor Setting

Plain and Simple. This chair will always have a soft spot in my heart.

Take Me Back to 1967

photo found here
I instantly fell in love with this photo of Twiggy from 1967 {I wish I knew the original source. help, help!}. I mean, how could you not?! If time travel is ever invented you can find me in the 60's.

A lovely tune for your day:
{I'm loving this band right now}

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Daily Dose of a Day Dream

Since a young age I've dreamt of having a beach house of my own. Now that I'm a bit older the idea hasn't faded and has actually expanded to what sort of decor I would use to decorate. I definitely like the idea of a natural, beach, chic look with a hint of femininity.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Scenes Around The City

potted garden in the Financial District
 ...right in the heart of some of the tallest buildings in SF
beautifully painted doors and unbelievable trees can be found on every street
if you can't seem to find a street sign just look down
my usual outfit for exploring the city and one of my favorite houses in my neighborhood
One thing I've come to love about San Francisco is that you can simply turn the corner and be in a whole new world. For me there is nothing more thrilling than leaving my house with just my camera in search of nothing and everything.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Take Time for You Time

photo taken by J at the Domaine Carneros winery in Napa Valley. 
Helloooo Friday! Today is a special day for J and I, it's our two year anniversary! How was I not a member of a wine club before? J gifted me the membership and lets just say the first bottle had our taste buds beggin' for more.

Side Note: Take time this weekend to completely relax and do something for yourself. That is exactly what I am doing in this picture. Right after this photo was taken I remember thinking to myself "it truly doesn't get much better than this". {I'm sure the sparking wine and warm sunshine helped a little}

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scented Bliss

Goodness, I haven't done a product review in a while. Luckily I was given a tremendous gift that has since changed my home forever. Type Lite Candles is not your ordinary candle company. They are handmade by two former roommates whom share a passion for innovative design and of course scents that get their senses soaring. The great part about the candle itself is that it's made with soy wax and also has an all natural wood wick! {I'm loving the crackle and burn that the wood wick gives off} 

Hope on over to their Etsy site to get one for yourself.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Daily Dose of Photography

This series is called Abandoned Photography by photographers Madden + Vallis and I likey a lot.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Get Out There

original photo source
I'm sure by now you've heard the quote "Not all who wander are lost". Four years ago this summer I decided that this was going to be my life quote, and that I would go about daily life with it constantly in mind. To this day wandering is one of my favorite things to do in my free time.

Get out there and explore the world. It's free {!!!} , mind opening and you are bound to discover something fascinating.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Little Details

little bows on velvet flats
vintage ducks and dish ware 
adorable decorative cloth feature from the lovely ladies at Enjoy Events
discovered this jeweled bird in between an unusual staircase
a "worry doll" given to me by one of the girls in BlogShop 
I'm a big admirer of the little details in a space, event and in daily life. Here are some photos I've taken of details from the past couple weeks.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Some Fashion for Your Friday

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Perhaps it's because Mexico is on my mind non stop lately {I'm going for my birthday in May!!!} but this shoot for Grazia Germany back in April 2012 made me even more excited. So many vibrant colors, textures and perfect fashion direction by Nino Cerone. I'm ready to admit that this shoot might be in my top ten favorites, this one is also way up there.

Friday Happiness

Oh Friday, how I love you so. I hope you have a lovely one yourself. What are your plans this weekend? One of my closest gals from LA is flying up today and we are going to frolic around the city all day. Then tomorrow we are going to drive to my happy place, Napa Valley. Mmm life is good!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Have You Heard?

original photo found here {oh the magic of photoshop, I really hated the color of the original wall}
Have you heard of Yarn-Bombing? Seeing as how I'm a huge fan of street art it didn't take long for me to fall in love with this new technique. This particular piece of art was constructed at the North Branch Library in Berkeley.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day Dreaming About Bags from Brooklyn

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Right when I saw the Gift Shop Brooklyn Etsy page I knew I was about to be in some shopping trouble. I want everything, in every size, shape and color. Oh goodness this is bad, yet so so so good. As is their blog.

Color Board

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One of my favorite Pinterest boards to pin to is my Color Love board. Anything that catches my eye, with a pop of color, is immediately added to the board. Here are a few of my most cherished photos, products and spaces that I have pinned.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gold or Silver?

both designs made by me 

I can't decide...
Wood is my favorite medium to paint on, thus I am loving this print by artist Jeana Sohn.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Daily Dose of My Weekend

Easter card from my dad. I adore his handwriting 
Lower Haight Art walker taking a break to listen to some live music at Cafe International.  
Scenes from BlogShop. The beautiful flower arrangement was done by Enjoy Events
Awesome mural that crossed my path each morning before BlogShop
Necklaces given to me by J's Grandmother. 
My camera was truly by my side all weekend. It started at the Lower Haight Art Walk and made its way to BlogShop for a good portion of the weekend. Then when I got home in the evenings I couldn't seem to put it down.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Friday! This weekend is going to be sensational seeing as how I'm going to be helping with BlogShop San Francisco both Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Daily Dose of Sparklers

When is the last time you played with a sparkler?! Those bright things are magical and totally brought me back to my childhood last weekend in Big Sur.

These photos were taken by my super close friend Daniella {pictured here}.  See more of her photos on her website.

Mexico On My Mind

Mexico is constantly on my mind lately due to the fact that I will be there for my birthday next month. I'm pretty sure its going to be one of the most epic birthdays yet, complete with five of my best girl friends. I'm still in search of the perfect new swimsuit but other than that I am planning on bringing lots of flowy dresses and skirts. {all photos from the collage above were found here}

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Midweek Music Break

my beautiful dancing indian, Daniella. photo taken by me
This is one of the five hundred photos from this past weekend in Big Sur {I promise more photos are coming, I'm going to do a gigantic post}. Dancing was one of our biggest activities and I'm so happy to share some of the most played tunes with you. Get up and dance today!

{I would highly suggest downloading the entire new album right this second}

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Summer of Love"

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Well, it doesn't get much better than this. Summer of Love editorial shoot in American Vogue, April 2012. Photographed by Bruce Weber