Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dining Room Perfection

As soon as I saw the dining room of Amber Lewis on Glitter Guide I felt like redesigning my entire apartment. Rather, I decided to come up with an inspirational post to share with you all cause lets be honest... it's not easy to drop everything and redue a whole house. Here is what I could add to my own space to get the look of Amber Lewis's spectacular home.

Natural flowers in a twisted flower vase

A bright throw blanket {I really need one of these!}

Fresh veggies and a cute reusable bag {photo found here}

A few {or 20} prints from River Luna's Etsy shop. I adore her work

And lastly a hanging chair to spruce up any corner 

Monday, July 30, 2012

My Kind of Photography

source- phoenix rising
This photo by Alexandra Valenti is beyond amazing. I'm in complete awe.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Outdoor Wall Deco

Outdoor wallpaper... YES YES YES. I love everything about it. What a unique way to spruce up a blank, modern wall.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Big Sur Spirit Garden

a human sized nest 
one of the many stage areas
unique decor all over the gardens
J playing a huge drum made from a tree trunk. 
The Big Sur Bakery is very close to my heart, but what really draws me to go there is the connected Big Sur Spirit Garden. It's known to many as an international arts and cultural center. Every time I've gone to the gardens there is someone strumming away on a guitar, engaged in deep conversation or playing bongo drums. Its a space filled with such warm vibes and endless creativity. I can't wait till I am able to go again. 

Monday, July 23, 2012


1. Yellow door at Big Sur Bakery/  2. A quite entertaining book/  3. Lounge area a wedding put on by Enjoy Events Co./  4. Final wedding set up/  5. Flowers discovered on one of my morning walks/  6. Remember this little toy duck from childhood?/  7. My close friend's bookcase with Russian resting dolls, so adorable/  8. Urban swimming
Oh Monday, you are bittersweet. Here are some photos compiled from the past few weeks. One of my favorites is the lounge area at the wedding I worked over the weekend and the Russian nesting dolls. I hope you have a wonderful week!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Friday

Happy Friday wonderful people! This weekend is going to be a busy one {yay for my first wedding with Enjoy Events!}, but I'm going to be sure to make time for myself. Tonight I'm going on a double date at this restaurant, Saturday night I'm having a true sleepover party with one of my best gals and Sunday I'm hoping for a hike and cold mugged beer from my favorite Biergarden.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Beauty of Life

Little Elizabeth, myself and Arielle. Faces panted, costumes on and all smiles. 
Absolutely loved the quote on the picture above that was hanging from my cup of tea this morning. Express yourself, always!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Exciting News

inspiration board from Enjoy Events Blog (sources included at end of post)
I'm just going to get right to it... I'm so happy to announce that I'm the newest member of the Enjoy Events team! This bay area event planning company is headed by the fabulous Emily and Megan, whom I'm already lusting, inspired by and thrilled to work with on a daily basis. Enjoy Events style is compiled of bright colors, fresh flowers {and succulents}, vintage details and hand crafted elements that you can't find anywhere else. I am over joyed to be apart of something so wonderful and fulfilling my outstanding love for event planning.

Check out:
*The wedding I'm working this weekend*
*A garland made for BlogShop SF {<--- click link to see an awesome post from DesignLoveFest} that I photographed and posted here*
* Follow on: Twitter and Faceook*

Life is a Great Adventure

photo taken in Hayes Valley, SF via instagram
Hi All. So you may, or may not, be wondering about my brief absence from my blog. I hate excuses so I'm not even going to make one. Truth is this past weekend I went to one of my favorite places on earth, Big Sur and more importantly this unimaginable cluster of houses that I always rent {as seen here, here and here}. While I was there I had a few days of total disconnect from technology. I began to think "do I really need these various forms of social media, electronics and gadgets in my daily life?" 

It's a tough subject seeing as how I love my blog and staying in touch with far off loved ones. So here is what I've decided: Less posting so that when I do post it's sentimental and has true meaning. There is no need for me to post every single day because I will admit there is a bit of pressure and there are times when I'm just trying to fill the void for that day. I really hope you will understand where I am coming from and continue to enjoy my blog as much as I do.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Take Me Away, I Want to See...

An extraordinary water tower in Brooklyn, NY. Built by Tom Frulin and made out of plexiglas and steel. I'm in awe.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


photo source
After a whirlwind of a week, and past 24 hours, I'm feeling exhausted. This is my goal for the day: focus on the good in my life because there is a lot of it.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Vintage Menu

I'm a sucker for vintage menus and kitchenware. This old menu captured my graphic design heart.

Friday Adventure

original photo source
I'm a firm believer in traveling; and not just every few months but rather setting aside time each month to truly let go and travel. Whether it be a day trip or a long weekend, we all deserve to completely let ourselves go in the moment of where we are and what we are witnessing. I've been doing quite a bit of this in the past two months. It's so nice to set a budget and somedays not spend any money at all.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sisterly Love

Last weekend in Austin I got to spend some quality time with my youngest sister. I can't even begin to explain the strong bond that her and I share. It's one that involves a lot of giggling, story telling and honesty. My mom took this picture of me braiding her hair and it instantly brought a tear to my eye.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Howdy Ya'll

1 Lick Ice Cream. Ah-may-zing/ 2 Hanging silver/ 3 Zilker Wilderness Hike/ 4 Beautiful Sunset/ 5 Unique art in our rental/ 6 The adorable house we rented for the trip
Austin captured my heart this past weekend. Some highlights were: Barton Springs Creek, our adorable rental house {rented from airbnb}, a seriously awesome pair of vintage lace shorts that just had to come home with me and lots of family time. I always seem to come back from Texas with a little twang in me {by the way, I really like the word ya'll}, I think its the hint of southern girl inside me wanting to explore.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Day Dreaming

I'm drooling over this backyard space. Someday I will have a yard, with grass, and will spend more time outside than inside.