Thursday, April 01, 2010

flora and henri children's boutique

I just posted this over on Pinkerblog, but I thought I'd share with you all too! Enjoy!

As I was wandering around the Capitol Hill neighborhood the other morning, I turned a corner and came across the sweetest children's boutique I have ever seen - flora and henri! Such a sweet name too! Take a look at these adorable outfits...

The sweet little bloomers remind me of the matching dresses my two sisters and I wore growing up - unhappily, of course! My mother sewed the dresses herself along with matching bloomers for underneath. For some reason, I don't remember swooning over them back then as much as I am now.

Along with the adorable clothing and toys for children, they carry many things for mothers as well including Repetto ballet flats (love!) lightweight scarves, and delicate jewelry. Such a lovely shop for the stylish & chic mother and child!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

birthday wish list

I'd love to ride a bicycle like this on my birthday!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

sorting things out

here's a post that I wanted to share that I wrote for pinkerblog, my day job's blog.

While eating lunch today and making my rounds thru my favorite blogs, I came across this very informative post on Black Eiffel about how to be more eco-conscious, including a list of books and films to read and watch to educate yourself. Personally, I've got the "conscious" part done - and how could we not when every where we turn there's reminders to recycle, eat local and ride your bike, not your suv. But beyond all that, the way to follow thru with what we already know is really about convenience and putting together a system that works for you and making it a habit. 

In order to create a more convenient system here at the studio, we installed this simplehuman recycling & trash bin system under our sink a few weeks ago and let me just say, it's a dream! It's so easy to sort thru our trash, recycling and compost when it's all organized and easy to pull out and see! Simplehuman has many other designs to make organizing our trash more efficient and easy.....I'm ordering one for home too!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

oh baby!

I'd like to introduce you to someone special...

my godson, Everett James Kavulla!!! Born on March 15, Ev is the most precious, content and sweetest baby you've ever seen. His two older sisters godmother's just so happen to be my older sister and my best friend so I'm in excellent godmother company! It's such an honor and I can't wait to watch him grow up and have a special relationship with him and spoil him, like only a godmother can!

9 months ago must have been one hot July night because I just received more baby news! On the same day Ev was born, my friend Eric's wife had her baby! Congrats to Katie, Eric and little baby Luke! I think it's safe to say that the spring baby boom has begun because many more of my friends will start popping out their little ones over the next month! I can't wait to meet each and every one of them!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

this make me giggle:

 "No time to marvel at his sheer luck: Larry just ran."

Unhappy Hipsters continuously makes me laugh. I can't help it. The captions are just so clever! And the architecture and decor isn't too bad either.

Friday, March 05, 2010

do you know what these are?

they're an early birthday present to MYSELF, that's what these are!

interior inspiration

lounge-style seating, comfy enough to sink into while throwing your feet up on the large tiled coffee table....marquee letters....mid-century modern stools.....and a photo booth! The Ace Hotel in Portland is pure inspiration!

Friday, February 12, 2010

happy {early} valentine's day!

Well, now it wouldn't be Valentine's Day weekend without posting a few romantic photos for everyone to swoon over, right? So when I saw these engagement photos & the interview of Jillian and Ed from The Bachelorette I knew these were it!

Looks like things are going well for this once on the rocks couple...they look so happy! I love the photos of them bundled up in the car with a cup of tea...they make me want to take a winter road trip! 


Happy Valentine's Day weekend! I hope you're all bundled up somewhere warm with the one's you love!

images by Wedded Bliss Photography

Thursday, February 11, 2010


A year ago Scott Schuman (aka The Sartorialist) snapped a photo of this lovely creature (and son of famous Italian tailor Mariano Rubbinaci ) and now he's back! Luca still my heart.

(image via The Sartorialist)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

how to make it in america

I just watched the pilot for this new show and it's my favourite!

"How to Make It in America" is from the makers of Entourage (yes, that means Mark Wahlberg is behind the scenes) and a cast made up of Bryan Greenberg (major crush on him ever since October Road & the film Prime) Lake Bell (gorgeous), Shannyn Sossamon (gorgeous) and Kid Cudi ("Day 'N Night" rapper slash actor), this show is about two enterprising Brooklyn twenty somethings who are determined to make it big in the NYC fashion scene. And the episode's soundtrack is amazing too. done, done and done!

Thank God you can watch it on online because I don't have HBO (sorry HBO people).

Lonny #3

Lonny (aka the new online magazine that is like crack for a design inspiration junky like me!) 3rd Issue is now available online!!

This issue's front cover story really caught my eye. Two sisters with two different style aesthetics, decorating two apartments with the same it! One's a little glam/modern, the other a bit traditional/bohemian but their styles overlapped in more ways than one. It looks like the perfect mix and match of styles with their true personalities coming out in every room. I couldn't help but think of my three sisters and wonder what we'd come up with if we did that! We all have very different personalities and styles, but on certain (read: important) things we agree!

Here are just a few things that caught my eye:

These sheets are a must (yes, I see that they are pink. And yes, I realize that me liking these is going against everything I've ever stood for!)

Love the bold, graphic wallpaper!

Hanging copper pots! What can I say?'s an obsession that runs in the family!

Beautiful, chunky jewelry organized to perfection! (Oh, and I'll take that caplet at the bottom, too!)

Dare I say, Lonny is quite possibly better than Domino?!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

social media replacement therapy

While wine tasting this weekend (where I was obviously spending a lot of time playing with my new camera and texting/tweeting to tell everyone that I bought it) a friend of mine said, "I feel bad for your future boyfriend, you're always on your iphone!" Now, I took his slightly sarcastic remark with a grain of salt, because he too uses his iphone almost more than me. But still, he does have a point.  Hmm...

Sunday, February 07, 2010

my new G11. Ain't it grand?

After much thought, consideration, and a lot of pressure from a few people who will (for now) go unmentioned, I bought a new, fancy camera yesterday!

It's been a long process of contemplating, researching and driving back and forth from the camera store and playing 20 questions with the sales man. For the past few months, I've wanted an entry level Nikon dslr, like this or this. But last week, after I put the money aside and vowed to purchase a camera this week, I started to call around to stores and come to find out - the cameras I was once considering are now discontinued. so lame. After all that research, I am back at square one. crap. After a day of sulking, I convinced myself that the newer models, the d3000 or d5000 would be sufficient choices. That was 24 hrs ago, and I have now come out of that decision and done a complete 180 and decided to not only not buy a dslr, but it's not even a Nikon (gasp!)! I concluded that a more portable camera with the features that I knew I would love and use would be a far better choice than a fancy, bulky dslr, where the only option I was really loving was the fact that I could change lenses, and I probably wouldn't be doing that for a while after I dropped my savings money on the body alone!

So I got this:

And I couldn't be happier. The G11 is a little bit vintage and a lot top of the line technology - perfect for me. Here's a few of the first photos I took with my new camera:


Not too bad, eh?

More to come...

Friday, February 05, 2010

aritzia spring lookbook

Excuse me while I drool over Aritzia's Spring 2010 Lookbook...



Ever since I saw this photo, I've been scouring the web for a fashionable, yet affordable, fold over clutch! And I am happy to announce that I may just have found what I've been looking for!


It was fate that I stumbled up on these lovely Marketa linen bags. I love the casual elegance of the silver threaded's like hippie meets hipster! She not only has the fold over clutch bags, but a smaller zipper pouch for purse organization or makeup bag!  Love that! Oh, and at that price, I might just buy one in every color! 

(image via Stockholm Street Style)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

i'm a hustler, baby.

I'd love to put this above my desk at work to remind me to have fun with the craziness that is life! Also, if you look up hustlin' on urban dictionary it will make you laugh. a lot.

via Paper Jam Press

Sunday, January 31, 2010

this is happiness


a polka dot dress and heart shaped purse reminds me of summertime (which I am currently missing. alot)

image via Mr Newton

Friday, January 29, 2010

one.twenty nine.twenty ten.

 oh, Milla. You slay me.

Now, here are just a few observations I (and maybe you) have made:

1) I've begun a slight obsession with leggy brunettes recently. That strikes me as odd because I am, for one, a happy heterosexual female and two, blonde.

2) How did she get on that sandy beach in those fabulous heels? I've ruled out teleportation, so someone probably carried her there. And you know that just made some lowly set assistants day year!

3) I will be spending the weekend at this winter wonderland. It may not be the beach Milla is on, but it will have beer pong, snow and a waterslide! Now that I've typed that out, it sounds a little like Animal House on ice.

4) I never say "slay". so weird.

*this post is dedicated to Lo, who has begged me all week to post something. I bet she regrets that now.

image via dress, design, decor

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

loving liv


How can you hate her?

Seriously. She's perfection.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

cool kids




I've been picking up teen vogue long after my teenage year have come and gone. The design & style aesthetic is fresh and not just for the kids.