Friday, May 29, 2009

what are you doing this weekend?

happy friday! i know this post is a little late, but what are you doing this weekend, my dears? i'm going to be doing a little work, spending time with friends, maybe taking a pilates class, possibly hitting the beach and definitely sleeping in. what about you?

{ pretty photo by indierocket. check out her flickr photostream, it's delightful--as is her blog! }

Thursday, May 28, 2009

happy birthday, dad.

this photograph of my dad and me, taken when i was probably around a year old, is one of my all-time favorites--i just love it. today is his 54th birthday, and i am sending him tons of love and wishes for another 54 years. xoxo

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

hair art.

full disclosure: i am obsessed with fancy headbands. seriously. so you can imagine my happiness, then, when i stumbled across these gorgeous pieces by emily of whichgoose. not only are emily's pieces totally unique and whimsical, her product photography is also incredible.

click here to browse emily's etsy shop (it's worth it, i promise) and here to read her blog. i think you'll enjoy them both. xoxo!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

swallowed in the sea.

what is it about this image that speaks to me so strongly?

i think it's the blurring of sea and sky. it makes me feel something i can't quite put into words.

mais oui.

you better believe i will be ordering this lovely notecard from sugar paper when it's available online. it's so french, and i just love-love-love that pink balloon.

{ photo via oh so beautiful paper }Link

Friday, May 22, 2009

what are you doing this weekend?

happy friday, my loves! what are you doing this weekend? if you're in the u.s., you probably have a three-day weekend, right? holidays don't mean quite as much to me (workwise, at least) anymore now that i'm working from home, but i think i'm going to give myself at least half the day off on monday.

what else are you doing? my college friend k. is coming to sarasota to celebrate her birthday, and i plan on spending saturday and sunday relaxing, cleaning and spending time with friends. if the sun decides to peek its head out from behind all these gray clouds, i'd love to get to the beach, too.

i hope you have a wonderful few days! see you back here on monday or possibly tuesday. xo!

{ image: a creative mint, via decor8. i'm in love with this photo. }

Thursday, May 21, 2009

easy like sunday morning.

i love this girl's chic, easy style (and would like to own that dress she's wearing, please). isn't she a dead-ringer for michelle williams?

also, it's been raining for four days here. i miss the sun.

{ photo: sartorialist. }

peas and love.

it's been awhile since i've cooked something from scratch. i bake a lot, but my standbys for dinner, unless i go out, are usually black beans and rice, pasta or cereal (special k, i love you). still, i love cooking, so when i saw this simple recipe for truffled gnocchi with peas and chanterelles, i knew i'd be making it sometime soon. it's full of all my favorite things (potatoes! truffle anything! peas! chives!)--doesn't it look yummy?

what have you cooked (or baked) lately?

{ image: andre baranowski for saveur }

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


just some eye candy for you on this tuesday morning. have you checked out kate pulley's photos yet? if not, get thee to her flickr photostream. you won't be disappointed. (this image is my favorite.)

Monday, May 18, 2009

loving: j.crew wedding dress

i know it may not be everyone's cup of tea, but i love the simplicity of this j.crew wedding dress. i would get married in it tomorrow, and i think it would be lovely with crimson lips and hair pulled into a low bun with a deep side part and a gardenia.

summer's coming...

...i can feel it in the air.

don't you love this image? it's from an old issue of seventeen magazine. (i remember being so excited when i was finally old enough to read seventeen. i also loved ym and sassy.)

Friday, May 15, 2009

what are you doing this weekend?

as i type this, i am still shocked! and kind of traumatized over last night's grey's anatomy (the season finale). did you watch? what did you think? my range of emotions pretty much run the gamut--from feeling uncomfortable to swooning over some of the romantic exchanges to crying my eyes out. damn you, shonda rhimes--seriously!

anyway, shock and trauma aside, what are you up to this weekend? i have an event tonight and the rest of the weekend looks pretty open, which is nice considering things have been so insane lately. whatever you're doing, i hope you have a fantastic time doing it. see you on monday, my dears. xoxo

{ lovely image via joanna }

Thursday, May 14, 2009

clouds in my coffee.

how nice would it be to sit at that table with your laptop and a cup of coffee while the light streams through the windows?

i approve.

{ via mary ruffle }

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

and now for a little something different...

i love when justin timberlake hosts saturday night live. the whole show was hilarious (um, "motherlover"? hysterical), but i am especially fond of this skit--and the precursors, "omeletville" and "homelessville". yay, jt!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

amen, renee.

an excerpt from renee zelleweger's interview in the new issue of glamour mag:

"i'm attracted to intelligence and creativity and passion--and not necessarily the romantic kind. i want to learn from someone who is greedy for information and light and laughter and the whole world. someone who celebrates [his] days and finds inspiration in what other people accomplish."

{ image: le love. }

need i say more?

thank you, t.! xoxo

Friday, May 8, 2009

what are you doing this weekend?

first and foremost, happy mother's day to all the mommies out there! i am definitely not the mother of a child, although i do consider myself the mother of a very fluffy white cat, which makes me happy. what are your mother's day plans? i'm going to surprise my mom--she thinks i can't visit on mother's day due to a work commitment, but i'm going to show up unexpectedly on sunday. i think she'll be happy.

and as for the rest of the weekend, what are you doing? hopefully something fun and spring-y. aside from the drive to my parents' house, i'm going to clean my apartment and daydream about my soon-to-be painted chalkboard kitchen and pink bedroom. i'll also be daydreaming about finding a gorgeous moroccan wedding blanket like the one above (i'm obsessed with them)--i may have found a great source, so i'll keep you posted if it works out.

happy weekend! xoxo

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"a" for effort.

the new show glee looks awesome. i can't wait to see the "sneak preview" after the may 19 ep of american idol.

i need you, i want you, oh baby, oh baby.

isn't this top, from kate spade, sweet? i have visions of wearing it on breezy june days while running errands in the morning and meeting friends for lunch. love.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


my dears, i have a design question, and i think--no, i know--you're the best people to help me out. you all know about my obsession with chalkboard paint, yes? well, i've been itching to paint a wall, a swatch, an anything in my new apartment with it. and as i was baking chocolate chip cookies tonight, i gazed up at the wall space above my cupboards and thought, "hmm...maybe chalkboard paint could work up there!"

the thing is, i'm worried that paint that dark will close in my already small kitchen. but on the flip side, i get quite a lot of sunshine through the kitchen windows and i'd probably write on the chalkboard paint in bright colors.

here're two (craptastic--sorry!) photos of my kitchen as is--i also plan on replacing the red door handles (they're cheerful, but not for me).

and here's my inspiration photo:

so what do you think? yay or nay? thank you in advance, lovelies! xoxo

{ images one and two by me; three via design*sponge }

Monday, May 4, 2009

snapshots of my weekend.

in short: florida in the springtime = perfection.

how were your weekends? i hope you got to do everything you wanted and more! xoxo

{ images by me }

Friday, May 1, 2009

what are you doing this weekend?

i'm so excited because one of my favorite people in the whole wide world, mel (who is also a bride-to-be! yay!), is coming to visit me here in sarasota (and she's bringing her fiance, joe, who is also rather awesome). that means lots of laughter, catching up, time at the beach, good food, cupcakes (!), walking around town and generally having a blast. i can't wait.

what are your plans? can you believe it's already may?!

p.s. don't you love the photo above? it's by alana davis, via mrs. french, and it reminds me so much of spending my summers in pennsylvania, at my grandparents' house, when i was younger--hanging around neighborhood "picnics" with friends, kicky sundresses, bare feet, sitting in the grass waiting for outdoor concerts to start as the sweet smell of summer wafted through the air, that perfect moment between light and dark...ah, nostalgia! xoxo