Saturday, July 21, 2012

Flowers Flowers Everywhere

A little video showing the amazing amount of work it took to create the flower covered walls for Dior’s Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2012 show.  I can only imagine how wonderful it must have smelled in there!

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Sweetest of Wedding Invites

This is what happens when two very talented designers create their wedding invitation… 
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Little Saturday Foodieness

I had a nice foodie day at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market yesterday.  I treated myself to a basket of blackberries whilst wandering around the stalls, followed by a grilled cheese sandwich of gruyere and caramelized onions at the Cowgirl Creamery’s Sidekick, followed by a Brown sugar pop tart by Black Jet Baking Co. to top it all off. 

Top it off indeed…just look at that buttery flaky goodness.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hello, I’m on Pinterest

As some of you may have noticed, I don’t post as much as I used to (or want to) lately.  Unfortunately my day job has increasingly become over the last few months, my night job, and weekend job as well, leaving little time or energy for anything other than work.  However, I do manage to pin pretty things onto Pinterest fairly regularly as that can be quite the no-brainer* activity… Love! Pin. Love! Pin. and repeat.

If you love what you see on my blog, and want to see more of what I find interesting in the great expanse that is the internet, feel free to follow along with me here at  Here’s just a peek at some of what you’ll find there.   
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*I mean this in the nicest way that Pinterest makes it all so incredibly easy.     

Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy Monday

I had to laugh when I saw this sign by Oh Dier.  It’s a quote that Pete uses on me occasionally, especially when I’m either being indecisive about what to do for dinner or being left/right challenged while giving directions (am I the only one who has difficulty with that?). 
I think I need to get this for our apartment. 

P.S.  The quote is from here.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Little Fantasy

Remember when you were little, and built a tent in the living room out of chairs and blankets?  Well Anthropologie has given us adults a whole new way to live out our fantasies with a real tent that is so much better than our childhood fantasies, and it can be all yours for $8998 (plus tax and shipping).
On second thought, maybe I just go build a tent in my living room out of chairs and blankets and just pretend it’s the Anthropologie one instead…
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Friday, May 4, 2012


What’s better than remembering that leftover bit of Brown Sugar Cinnamon ice cream that’s been hiding out in the freezer since last weekend when you up and decided to make it at 9am on a Saturday whilst organizing the spice drawer and marveling at the impressive collection you’ve assembled over the last year or so and coming across the Saigon Cinnamon that you bought on a whim, and is now one of your most favorite possessions because you love few things in the world more than the scent and flavor of cinnamon, and thinking “I should make ice cream with this”, and decide to swap out some of that regular, everyday boring white sugar with some dark muscovado sugar to see if you can’t give Smitten’s brown sugar ice cream a run for its money and see just how good brown sugar ice cream can really taste and boy did you succeed? 

Eating it at 10am when you’ve stayed home sick from work because you’re beyond tired of this hacking cough you acquired at the end of last week and can’t seem to shake and is now keeping you from sleeping.  Oh and don’t forget to add pink sprinkles… just because.  :)
Happy Friday! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Society Social

I’ve been a little obsessed with bar carts lately.  Currently, we use an old bookcase, which actually works quite well, but sometimes I see a bar cart like this one from Society Social that makes me stop in my tracks. 
{photo by Jeanne Chan via Shop Sweet Things via Pinterest}

Sunday, April 29, 2012


In desperate need of rest and relaxation after some grueling weeks at work (both mentally and physically) that have landed me with a bad cold, I took advantage of the gorgeous weather we had this weekend and headed to Alamo Square Park, where I planted myself under a big tree, and spent the day sleeping and observing the people around me. 
The view in front.

The view above.

Sometimes you’ve just got to stop or your body will stop you. :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Modern Home

Gorgeously bright kitchen towels by Avril Loreti
They go perfectly with my new blog header, don’t you think?  I’ve decided to make an effort to play around more in Photoshop, so please bear with me as I muddle my way through. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Optimism & Happiness

These made me smile… who doesn't need a bit of these from time to time. 
image via Eva Juliet Atelier

Monday, April 2, 2012

Leah Goren

Spied a lovely scarf on Bliss blog today, which lead me to Leah Goren, and the rest of her gorgeous,airy work.  So perfect for Spring.
See more on her website or Etsy shop.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Brooklyn to West

In my dreams, I can someday create beautiful furniture like Ariel Alasko of Brooklyn to West, who was just featured on Design Sponge.
She even made that lamp.  *Sigh*
Top of one of the tables she made for the her father’s restaurant Il Vecchio in her hometown of Pacific Grove, Ca (she now lives in Brooklyn). 
Seriously, check out her website, and prepare to be amazed.   
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