Dec 11, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Bohemian Burst Lexington Necklace
Muted Hues Trio
Flower Collar Clip
Pen & Ink Cocktail Ring
Aug 6, 2013
Cabins are appealing because they're adorable, humble, magical, and economical at the same time. It probably helps that they're often perfectly nestled in the woods or mountains, and usually somewhere vaguely near bubbling brooks or patches of mushrooms or tiny veggie gardens or whatever. Please enjoy this incredible images of cabins, c/o the wonderful blog Cabin Porn.
Jul 16, 2013
Honeydew Margarita Popsicles
Peanut Butter Cup Torte
Salt + Vinegar Potato Slices
Strawberry + Basil Bourbon Spritzer
Watermelon Soaked in Tequila w/ Sea Salt
Blackberry, Fennel, Goat Cheese Pizza
Jun 27, 2013
Frances Ha was co-written (the other writer being Greta Gerwig, the star of the film) and directed by Noah Baumbach, who has done other gems like The Squid and The Whale and Margot at the Wedding. The film essentially follows the life of Frances, a 27 year old aspiring modern dancer who is trying to figure her life out in NY. The film heavily focuses on all of the weirdness of being a sort-of adult, including dynamics surrounding close friendships- I really enjoyed was that although there is some romance in the plot, all of the major growth in the film is friendship based- as well as not being able to pay rent, not knowing when it's time to get a 'job' job, etc.
It's cringey and funny and touching and I heartily recommend it. Here's the trailer, in case I haven't sold you yet.
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
I feel like reading a book is probably one of the few remaining activities that one must throw themselves into IN ENTIRETY, and one that doesn't enable a mindset that allows you to do more than one thing at once. Here are a couple of books I've had my eye on to check out this summer, aka THE SUMMER I GET BACK INTO READING.
Pretty much anything by Alice Hoffman
If you are alive and reading this than chances are you've seen Practical Magic, aka one of the cheesiest sisterhood/ magic/romance/witchy/woman power/family-comes-first movies out there. That gem of a 90's film was adapted from a book by Alice Hoffman, and is probably her most popular work. Virtually every book of Hoffman's I have read have an ongoing themes of lost love, family curses that have to do with lost love, jealous sisters, orphaned sisters, the woods, witches, townsfolk, family bonds, family ties, family secrets, good witches, evil witches, and broken hearts. Sounds so good, right? Her bibliography is quite impressive, however, and so this summer I'd like to read as many of them as possible.
Wild: From Lost to Found on The Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed wrote Dear Sugar, a brilliant book consisting of excerpts from The Rumpus' advice column. Her writing is so honest and touching and funny and dark and wise that I don't doubt for a second that anything else by her is anything other than flawless. Her latest book is about her 1,100 mile hiking in the wake of her mother's death (darkness is her thing, but I PROMISE she's also insanely funny and not a total debbie downer) which sounds like my literal nightmare but I get why it's an important thing to do. It was also NY Times Bestseller which means that a lot of other people are into it, too. Cool!
Trinie Dalton was a substitute teacher in LA who slowly became obsessed with the notes she was confiscating from her students. Three years later, with the help of a handful of artists, her favorite selection of notes were "illustrated, interpreted, and reimagined." Sounds so good! I'm a huge fan of Dalton's work, as it's kind of a surreal blend of stories that involve real life things and vaguely unreal things, not unlike Alice Hoffman's work.
What's on your reading list this summer?
May 30, 2013
With a background in painting, print making, weaving, welding and woodworking, Mary Meyer founded her clothing company in 2005. I was initially drawn to how simple and accessible her designs are, and the kind of pieces one could (cheesy but true!) completely dress up or down. They also look really comfortable, which is a plus.
The site is a grab bag of original and handmade clothing by her, as well as pieces (clothing, accessories, body products, and jewelry) from a range of other designers, including big wigs like Betsey Johnson and smaller (but equally rad) designers like Baggu. Here are some choice products that I fell in love with in particular.
Peppermint Clementine Body Wash
May 28, 2013
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May 14, 2013
We hosted my Mom, Grandma, two Aunts, one Uncle and one cousin for a late lunch of tacos and pomegranate margaritas. It was great to get everyone together to enjoy the sun breaks and the yard I've been busting my rear on.
The Huffington Post featured my Mom's Day table from two years ago (above) and that motivated me to put something fun together for this party too. We bought my Mom a gift certificate to Skye Nursery and I couldn't resist their amazing selection of succulents and tiny little teracotta pots.
I added a cake stand for height and some of my recent treasures (vintage apples, spotted eggs, and chess pieces) to add some unexpected fun to the table.
May 2, 2013
However, everything changed last week when I was hooked into stopping for a refreshing beverage on my way to the grocery store, thanks to an enticing sandwich board advertising a horcata iced latte. HOLY MOLY, do yourself a favor and spend your well-earned $3.00 on one. It'll revolutionize your coffee experience. I haven't dabbled in any of the cuisine at TNT yet, but if any of the food is half was delicious as their coffee I would imagine that it'll be just as sacred of an experience. Highly recommended!
photo care of seattleeater.com