Wednesday, March 23, 2011

no small dreams

I love Allie's honesty. Take that hair down, girl!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

kiki & polly

I love her spirit. And I can't get enough artist Lisa Golightly. 

Etsy store and website; enjoy.

sylvia plath

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.

[image via fffound]

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This is lively.  I'll take it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

a saturday afternoon

Warm homemade bread and salted French butter make everything right in this world. She would agree with me.

Friday, March 11, 2011

dear blank

Aren't these brilliant? They are the combined genius of Jared Wunsch and Sapling Press.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

maya angelou

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

[image via here]

natasha tsakos

My cousin put the following talk on my radar yesterday, and it moved me in a big way.  Tsakos says a lot, but this excerpt resonated powerfully:
There is a revolution. It's a human and technological revolution. It's motion and emotion. It's information. It's visual. It's musical. It's sensorial. It's conceptual. It's universal. It's beyond words and numbers. It's happening.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

a letter to a cereal box

Dear Cocoa Puffs,

You are downright dangerous. Consider it luck, the way you surreptitiously plopped into our cart, but I guarantee it won't - it can't - happen again. I attribute our recent love affair to my very organic upbringing, but too much of a good thing is just sickening.  Literally.

As ever,

Monday, March 7, 2011

cheap date ideas

I love all 26 of these fun - and of equal importance  - cheap date ideas. Especially the book club for two feature.  I don't think B would object, but it might mean waiting for the next Vince Flynn novel to come out (starring covert counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp). Compromise is my second middle name.

Friday, March 4, 2011

shopping as an editing process

Parisian woman in the Place de la Concorde by Jean Beraud, 1890

If she can’t afford it, she won’t buy it. If it doesn’t fit (or make her feel good, or flaunt what she’s got), she won’t wear it. If she can’t find it, she won’t compromise. If she loves it, she won’t toss it. She reuses it, rethinks it, lets it age.

When a French girl shops, it isn’t a solitary act of buying something new. It’s part of a lifelong process of editing her environment, making small but meaningful additions to her home, her closet, her life.

When you shop like a French girl, you buy only one of anything – and make sure it’s the best quality you can afford.

norma kamali

Oh me oh my. I am speechless. How is it I am just now learning about the phenomenal Norma Kamali?

jj heller

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Admittedly, I could use a reminder every now and again.

tony walker & co.

Earlier today, I was gifted with an exclusive behind the scenes look into Tony Walker & Company, a brilliant shopping epicenter in Williamsville, NY. The tour came about after winning a contest via TW&Co.'s Facebook page - a fun surprise to reward a silly poem I wrote describing a posted picture of the company's Art Director. 

The tour was exceptional, informative, and drool-worthy (in-store brands include Alice + Olivia, Elizabeth + James, DVF, La Perla, Lululemon, and Vince to name a few favorites). While there, I set up my virtual closet, registered for my 50% off birthday coupon, and was handed a darling TW&Co. goody bag. 

I decided to give up shopping for Lent, meaning I have six days to get my fix before I put a lid on it. Meaning I may return for my second tour, tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

jeanine payer

I love these Jeanine Payer quotation earings - anything with meaningful text and I'm done for.

coco chanel

There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.