Saturday, July 31, 2010

boys can have cute rain shoes too

i just found these killer rain shoes by Spurdy, they come in a million colors - perfect for those rainy spring and summer days. ladies they have your sizes too! definitely preppier than i'd normally sport but it beats wearing a hot sweaty boot in the summer or getting sopping wet. 


while searching for something else  i found ET AL., ETC  on etsy. simple, comfy, casual designs for all you ladies out there! looks similar to APC and steven alan -- who we love. and get this -- the most expensive item i have posted is $55.00, swell deal! wish they made mens too...

Friday, July 30, 2010

i'll have one of each thanks

i have a new go-to online store for baby and kids' presents. atsuyo et akiko are two japanese designers that have an affinity for silk screening and french phrases. i was introduced to them by a friend who bought my daughter a super sweet enamel heart necklace. now i'm making lists in my head of all the things i'd like to buy for myself and friends:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oh Suki!

One of DVF's creative masterminds, Suki Cheema,  has started his own home collection and it's super rich in texture color and personality. Here are a few of my favorite, obviously I had a hard time not choosing them all!

Cheers! and carry on.....

Stella McCartney's Fall collection this year left me feeling sort of "meh". Which is hard for me to admit because I am a huge fan and usually love just about everything she does.  So thank god for her Resort 2011 collection that will hit stores this winter.  It's a masterpiece of feminine meets structured, with lace and botanical prints that make me swoon!

So, Cheers Stella!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tiny Bubbles...

I must still be channeling Drinks Week, because I'm loving Francis Kurkdjian's perfumed bubbles. The man is basically a French fragrance god and after filling the gardens of Versailles with scented bubbles, he came out with a collection of his own.

Cold Mint

Cut Grass

$18 each, via

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Shining Inspiration: Serge Mouille

Even though designer Serge Mouille started his career as a silversmith, he is best known for his mid-century modern lighting designs.

The simplicity of his minimalistic designs and his use of uniformly black painted metal materials make his lamps the perfect chameleons in any interior space.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Everybody’s workin for the weekend…..

My summertime dream car has always been a convertible Bronco. I can’t help but think of the carefree life that seems to go along with it.

Wind in my hair, music blasting and a surfboard poking out the back….

Which would you choose? I can't decide between the vintage red or the sleek restored black...Decisions, decisions.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

summer drink week: all good things come to an end

hope you're not hungover now! 
if you're lickin your lips for more check out the book below. 
i was introduced to it by the bartender at henry public
tons of great old timey drinks!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

summer drink week: moist. lush. alluring.

whats hotter? (and by hotter i mean cooler).
 these photos or this drink? 
enjoy them together this hot summer weekend! 
moist. lush. alluring. 
cucumber lime mint

photos via archive

2 wedges of organic lime
2 thin slices fresh organic cucumber
Sprig of organic mint
2 oz (1/4 cup) Crop Organic cucumber vodka
3 to 4 oz seltzer


Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Drinks Week: Ikea, who knew

Here is a great tip/secret for those of you who spend as much time at Ikea as some of us.  On your way out stop by the food area and grab a bottle of this Elderflower syrup.  

In England you can find this non-alcoholic syrup everywhere and it's great for mixing with vodka or gin or in a spritzer.  But my favorite is simply with soda water, a sprig of mint and slice of lemon.