Tuesday, March 30, 2010


yellow sunshine

think i'm making up for a serious vitamin D deficiency from this past winter....all i wanted to do today was warm my bare skin in the sun and space off while looking at the tree branches bend in the breeze. luckily, i was able to do most of my work outside today (pen in hand, laptop close by) and make it through...even if a couple of minutes were lost in reckless daydreaming....

Monday, March 29, 2010


Back in our pre-Fayetteville days, the Mr. and I briefly lived in Vienna for a few months--it was wonderful in so many different ways...we were newly married, living in a new place, and the whole world felt like a giant adventure. Food and travel were at the center of that adventure--and I spent whole days walking around the city eating and checking out gourmet shops. Among other things, I discovered an amazing chocolate that I've never been able to find stateside. (Hopefully, someone out there in internet-land will hear this cry and set up shop nearby!)

Zotter Chocolate is AMAZING: it combines incredible and unusual ingredients together in the most amazing and surprising ways: goiji berries and sesame nougat, rose petals, styrian pumpkin seeds....yum.

Click here for the company's UK homepage. I don't see the full range of flavors that I found in Vienna, but the site explains a bit about the company and is worth checking out. (And Zotter, if you are listening--I'm ready and willing to work as a future tastetester!)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

prepping for spring

Thanks to an ad in the NY Times a few Sundays ago, I rediscovered Boden's cute prints for spring and summer 2010. I like to be uber-preppy in the summer and wear bright colors and crisp whites. I thought this top would be cute for this summer's cruise.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


How cute are these PVC peeptoe slingbacks by Melissa + Vivienne Westwood? Wearable works of art!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

give me liberty or give me....

Liberty of London for Target

i usually hate target's faux-collaborations with big-name designers: the quality is startlingly cheap, and the fabrics just don't feel good...and why buy something if you don't want to have it on? but i LOVE the liberty of london for target line....so darling. i bought a bunch of the underwear today and will look for some more. so springy and perfect for the 70 degree plus day! what do you all think about the liberty line?

Monday, March 22, 2010

back with it!


i've just been totally overwhelmed for the past few weeks with all sorts of work and responsibilities...and then we had a snowstorm this past weekend and i wasn't able to leave the house for two entire days. today, however, is gorgeous: our windows are open, i'm listening to the sound of snow melting, and i got out to the gym and to the store. after yummy mozzarella/pesto/spinach/tomato/basil sandwiches and a long walk in the sunshine (dodging puddles and snow piles, of course!) i feel SO much better.

let spring commence!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

sunday in short

pic from the satorialist
missing an extra hour today and wishing it was warm enough to brunch outside...love the scarf/tights/hat/messy hair combo above. the chairs and outside seating reminds me of a parisian cafe i used to visit in tokyo. days of leisure will come again.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

busy busy busy

haven't had time to post much this whole week because life is running on full speed, but i thought i'd point you all to one of my favorite blogs out there: closet therapy. she just collected and posted this cute little montage of sailing inspired clothing and i love it--so classic and so wearable. and so good for spring, which seems to have vanished from NWA. come back!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

R + R


whew...what a week...resting up this weekend with good food (bordino's last night, brickhouse kitchen for lunch today) and SUNSHINE! rejuvenating!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

a costume a day....keeps the doctor away

nicolas kirkwood for rodarte. yum.

oh my marni

might not be seeing flowers on the ground yet....
but i can certainly wear them around my neck and pretend it's already spring....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

down the rabbit hole

Stella McCartney
charm bracelet & necklace for $395 & $425 respectively

love all the collaborations popping up in anticipation of
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
love love love these charming charm bracelets....so wearable long after the movie.

Friday, February 26, 2010

chanel spring 2010

temporary couture....fascinating idea, evocative results.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

next experiment

going to try blik artist series wall decals sometime soon...anyone have any experience with these? would love to hear if they are as yummy as they look here....

succulent jujubes

one has to buy a scarf when it is described in the ad copy as "giving rise to clusters of succulent jujubes," right? selling things to people is its own special type of poetry.....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

spring and all

images from All the Best

did a bit of spring cleaning this weekend...dusting up for spring....which i hope hope hope is on its way. sunshine, i miss you. fresh flowers + bright punches of color are great, but still only second best to the warm glow of spring rays.....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

homage to my hips

i don't know if you all have seen the cover and title story of this week's new york magazine, but it features christina hendricks looking absolutely gorgeous and absolutely curvy....straight out of rubens. great images that show us you don't have to be thin to be smashingly beautiful.

and inside:

Friday, February 19, 2010

fashion week


love the couple of times i've been in nyc for fashion week...not so much for the shows, but for all the random and wonderful street fashion. costumes galore!

Thursday, February 18, 2010



love love love the xx...."crystalized" got me through november....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010


assessing the range of delicious (and pricey) valentine's day goodies over at closet therapy
why hang your art when you can eat it too?

paint it blue

modern vintage shoes @ gilt.com. leave a comment if you want an invite....i'm addicted to it!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

quelle belle

the divine charlotte gainsbourg

Sunday, February 7, 2010

in fine form

egon schiele: scornful woman
Egon Schiele


Last night we went to see A Single Man...and it was amazing: coldly aesthetic at times but then overwhelmingly sensual. I loved how so many ambivalent emotions played across Colin Firth's face and how well he dramatized the confluence of lust, loss, ad age that defined his character.