Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cozy Candles

OK, so the candles themselves aren't cozy. I love the vibe a room gets from the flicker of a candle. One candle, five candles, fifty candles... they are all fabulous. Today I'm loving this photo:

All those candles make the room seem so cozy! It makes me want to sit and stay a while. I've decided that I want tons and tons of candles at my wedding reception. No idea when or where it will be as that is the one and only decision I've made so far. (On that note-- if you know of a pretty bit of land in DC/MD I can use, for little $, I will be eternally grateful!)

I found this dining room picture on another blog but there was no photo credit. If you know who or where it was from originally please let me know. I hate not giving credit where it's due. Thanks!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I See Zig-Zags

The Internet is a wonderful thing. A few days ago I entered a giveaway on one of my favorite blogs, Elements of Style, and lo and behold - I won!!

I am the proud owner of not one but two new Twinkle zig-zag pillows from All Modern! Hooray!! I am one of those people that never seems to win anything. But I suppose I can't say that anymore since I did win! I live in a bland rental unit with many of the lovely (read: old, falling apart) original details from the 70's and some updates from the 80's (scratched wood parquet floors anyone?).
I have been wanting some new throw pillows for the living room lately to help brighten the room up. I hadn't found any in my price range which wasn't a complete surprise. Unfortunately with only one income right now we're in super saver mode right now. Thanks to Erin and the lovely folks at Modern Living I now have some great new pillows for free. Yes! Thank you!!
Happy Monday everyone. I wish you all some great luck!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hello Vera!

Swoon! I've admired these cute little Kate Spade shoes for quite a while now. Practicality got the best of me and I never ordered them. I re-found them earlier this week but I was still on the fence. It was then that I had the bright idea to ask the boy. His response?

"No. I don't like them. It looks like someone pulled a bow off a gift and stuck it on the front."

haha. Love the honesty but it wasn't the response I wanted to hear. However, I took his comments to heart and waited.... another two days. Finally this morning I gave in. I am happy to report that I will soon receive some awesome new shoes:

While I used to live in flip-flops all summer long I've realized that I have done major damage to my feet. I've carefully been considering my summer shoe options. I want something for weekends that will be fun and summery without being frumpy, uncomfortable or a sneaker. (I already have several pairs of driving shoes/loafers or whatever you choose to call them.) Don't worry I will still wear flip-flops but their use will be limited. I think these shoes will work nicely with chino shorts or cropped pants. Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

4th and Bleeker

Found out about an awesome new blog today: 4thandbleeker

How gorgeous is this girl? And it's official, we could be best friends because the first post I've ever read is about russell hammond, penny lane and it's all happening. love love love.

Domino Numero Dos

I found out about this from the lovely Joanna...

Domino sale. This weekend. Hamptons area.

Saturday, June 13th, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 75 Main Street, Amagansett (on Rt 27, across from La Fondita); cash only; haggling welcome.
Ugh. Another thing I miss! If you are in the area please stop by and let me know how it goes. Super bonus too.... the local shopping, beaches and food are all fabulous! So even if you leave the sale empty handed it will still make for a great day!
photo by the awesome Martin Rusch

Monday, June 8, 2009

Real Living

Today I'm absolutely loving Real Living magazine. I tried to get a subscription today but after finding the cost for US delivery I think that will have to wait. However, my future brother-in-law is an Aussie so I'm hoping he can pick one up when he is back home on business. Fingers crossed!

Anyway... how did I get on this rant about Real Living? Featured in the current issue is Michelle's (of the blog M.A. Belle and the company Rubie Green) awesome apartment. Check out one of the gorgeous pictures:

My apologies but for some reason I couldn't get more pictures to show up. Visit Michelle's blog and Real Living for more pictures!

photo from Real Living

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My So Called Life

Way back when I LOVED the show My So Called Life. It was an amazing and real show. But the one thing I remember and loved the most were the quotes. The dialogue was fantastic. Kudos to the writers for capturing all the angst, confusion, awe, fun, puppy love and ambivalence of being a teenager.

One of my all time favorite quotes is: "Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful. Possibly even me."

So what made me think of the show? A great blog post on Hello Lolla. Please go visit her site and scroll down to the My So Called Life post. I couldn't link directly to the post but it's great.