Thursday, March 31, 2011

Window Shopping

For Spring? Yes, please.

* images via [ jaeger + we good looking ]

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Note to self

* image via [ pinterest ]

Shimmy & Twirl

The salsa steps are starting to come along nicely.

* Men in the Cities series - untitled via [ Robert Longo ] 1979

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today I'm Listening to :: SIA

* Sia, Colour The Small One album via [ amazon ]; Breathe Me via [ youtube ]


I'm back from a little blogging break & an unhappy MAC with a bad virus [ I learned the hard way that yes, Macs do get computer viruses ]. But thanks to the nice IT professionals that I work with who don't mind doling out hallway advice, I'm back in business - and refreshed from the long weekend break.

Do you ever have a hard time deciding which way to go with a design, paint color, clothing choice? Above was the 'almost image' for this week's Cocktails At Six post. Beautiful color, but not quite the same Spring feeling as the winning image. 

* image via [ diamonds and gold ]

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cocktails At Six :: The Salty Dog

Visit me over at Coco + Kelley this weekend for a spring time [ pink! ] classic cocktail...

* images via diamonds and gold & matt bites

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A picture is worth...

Do you ever just wake up & know it's going to be a good day? Part of it might be visualizing it the night before; I'm practicing.

* image via photographer [ stephanie raussen ]  - & yes, she's quickly become a favorite!

Small space = big impact

Greenery in the bedroom. I'm feeling it.

* image via [ apartment therapy ]

In bloom

Doesn't this image just have you salivating for the opening day of the Farmer's Market? It was actually taken at a class in Berkeley on flower arranging [ & cooking! ] put on by The Little Flower School. I may have to sign up for something like this after dance classes are over - how fun!

Note to self

* image via [ ]

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

a 'do' :: messy french twist

Fast, easy, chic. Need I say more?

* image via [ loos, boos & shoes ]

Shimmy & Twirl

Wednesday night dance class. Maybe more dance photos will inspire you, too?

* image via [ we heart it ]

Dress like a Parisian

We all could use a little help with this from time to time, n'est pas?

* illustration by Caitlin McGauley via [ Lonny Magazine ]

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DIY it :: Rustic-Modern Dining Table

Seriously. You can make this in no time flat. If you haven't been to stylizimo blog lately, make a trip & browse the DIY tab. So many projects, too little time - but now I'm sooooo inspired to get the toolbox out again. 

* image & 6-step instructions via [ stylizimo ]
** and don't miss those cute vintage glasses turned tea light votives

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sleeping soundly

A bed low to the ground [ there's something about low beds that I've always found alluring ] with a lovely coverlet. Don't you want to just climb right in?

* image via [ apartment therapy ]

Inspired by :: Todd Hunter

Possibly my new favorite artist. Thanks to Ez for the exquisite find!

* images via [ scott livesey galleries ]

A picture is worth...

* image via photographer [ stephanie rausser ]

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Small space = big impact

The smallest details make all the difference. Painting the outer window trim in a contrast color to the interior trim is such a nice way to tie a hint of accent color through an entire house. Love it.

* images via [ martha stewart ] lily pond lane home

Bed & Breakfast [+ a free! recipe card]

I decided it was time to name my near weekly Sunday posts of what I'm whipping up for breakfast, so welcome to 'Bed & Breakfast' my friends. Sundays are one of my favorite days to make my way to a quiet kitchen, start the espresso machine up & decide what from-scratch breakfast recipe to mix up. Six days a week I run, run - and run. Sunday mornings are lovely for slowing down.

So now the recipe - for my favorite scones! These are so tasty - my variations include substituting white chocolate chips, or large chunks of dark chocolate. Find the directions here - within a half hour you can be eating them too! If you love them when you're done, I've designed a quick little 4x6, fold in half recipe card (right click & save to your desktop to print) for you to jot down the recipe.

* image & scone recipe via [ the food librarian ]; recipe originally from The Art & Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet
** recipe card/art by me; for non-commercial use only

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A picture is worth...

Finally, a break in the rain again. My rooms are flooded with the prettiest light this morning. 
Yes, Spring is on its way!

* image via [ fashion gone rogue
Sophie Vlaming photographed by Thiemo Sander for Marie Clarie Spain April 2010

Friday, March 18, 2011

Today I'm listening to ::

* 'this is why we fight' by the Decemberists via [ amazon & youtube ]

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Small space = big impact

I've been obsessed with the Kaklugn for months now - ever since this lovely post over at Coco+Kelley. I love fireplaces, but this Scandinavian style has just stolen my designer heart. 

* images via [ alvhem & skona hem ]

Note to self

* image via [ quote book ]

Luck of the Irish

I have just enough Irish in my family line to proudly boast what seems to be the official freckles, fair skin & green eyes for today. Happy St. Patrick's Day - enjoy the fun!

* image via [ loos, boos & shoes ]

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Inspired by :: Tina Berning

Thank you to a wonderful 'curated collection of pretty girls' post (how I love a portrait of a lovely girl!) over on sfgirlbybay, I stumbled upon Tina Berning's inspiring work. The colors. The layering. (= swooning).

* images + more! via [ tina berning ]

Shimmy & Twirl

Wednesdays & Thursdays are dance class (so be prepared for more dance images during the coming weeks - I adore them!), where I'm battling my natural ballerina instincts & classical training to learn to move those hips in a whole new direction. It's fun. It's lighthearted & filled with amazing music. And I've realized that all the dance throughout my life makes me feel pretty, no matter how silly I may look trying to get the 'shimmies' down. 
Do you dance, & how does it make you feel? 

* images via [ we heart it here + here ]

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Color Crush :: Barely Blush on Black

I almost couldn't decide if I liked the soft blush & ivory accents on black walls, or the frame & artwork collection itself best? I leaned toward color, but it's a toss up. And that vintage painting...beautiful!

* image via [ lonny magazine ]

French Girl of the Week

I'm personally still wearing the vibrant red lip when the mood strikes - it's all kinds of fun if you haven't braved the bright hue yet. I also love the peek-a-boo lace cami peeking out from the sweater; the perfect come hither touch, without being over the top.

* image via [ hanneli ]

Monday, March 14, 2011

a 'do' :: three twisted buns

Joanna's hair styling posts are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I received more compliments when I sported this little 'do' last week. 

* images & full how-to via [ cup of jo ]

Early Riser

Was it just me, or was it hard to wake up this morning [ here in the States, daylight savings just started ]?! The soft morning light does help. A little.

* images of Arizona Muse (& amazing morning light), by photographer Benjamin Alexander Huseby 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A picture is worth...


* image via [ apartment 34 ]

Today I'm Listening to :: Carla Bruni

In case you need quiet Sunday morning music to bake by, too. 

* image via [ amazon ] video via [ youtube ]

Note to self

* image via [ quote book ]
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