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!)
Friday, March 26, 2010
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
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
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
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
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
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.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
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Sunday, February 7, 2010
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.