Wednesday, March 31, 2010
i'm not going to lie, though...i will first try my very own aviators to see how that works out - i feel like if they hug your face enough, it could work...
photos from www.amazon.com
i love when the universe silently guides us.
these past couple days have been hectic for me - at home, at work, even in my mind. with the passover holiday, my work days have been shorter and busier and my evenings have been condensed and later than usual. everything feels a bit frantic...can you relate?
so i felt particularly thankful when, this morning, a little family of geese mosied their way across the street, stopping all traffic and freezing time for a minute or two. in those moments, i was reminded that you can't control everything, and that there are things in the world that just require time. and that they can be the best things (if you let them).
sure beats screaming at a gaggle of geese, doesn't it?
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
what's nice about the le creuset pieces is that aside from their undisputed quality, they make nice serving pieces and countertop adornments and can easily be selected to mix and match with other serveware and dishes. this makes them worth the investment, to me, because they serve more than one purpose, and they last FOREVS. like seriously, as in generations.
what do you think, could you see having cookware in these colors? i especially love the plummy cassis, in which most of the pieces are available.
photos from www.surlatable.com
Monday, March 29, 2010
so since i can't offer a link where you can buy these fishies, i'll offer you these dreams of summer where these fish would look right at home. i know we're only just at the beginning of spring, but i love the feeling of knowing we have the spring AND summer ahead of us...so much to look forward to!
get active! get going! or at least...get a cute bag!
all photos from www.oldnavy.com
Friday, March 26, 2010
we'll be celebrating the first birthday of a smiley little girl whose parents we knew when they were kids themselves -- well, mitchell knew her mommy and daddy when they were 14 years old...and now they have two kids. it still feels magical to me, even as we approach a time where lots of our friends have children.
i'm particularly excited because getting to said birthday party requires passing an west elm store, which i have not yet inspected in the flesh. so there's that too, and we will be leaving with extra time for that. i can't wait to see certain things in person, like this, this and this. oh, and these lights too.
how gorg would this glass link chandelier (above) look over a really rustic farmhouse table like these?
if i were to have a shower like this, i know exactly what i'd want inscribed. it's an apache blessing that i first discovered through the jewelry of jeanine payer, which you might remember from a post i did a while back. here is what it says:
may the sun bring you new energy by day
may the moon softly restore you by night
may the rain wash away your worries
may the breeze blow new strength into your being
may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life
wouldn't that be a nice sentiment to begin and end your days with? in connection to the idea of beautiful bathrooms, to me this tops the list. what would yours say?
photo from www.apartmenttherapy.com
Thursday, March 25, 2010
for one thing, i'll say that seeing all the colors together definitely gives me a hong kong vibe, though a few of them (like jade is the new black and suzi says feng shui) i have a hard time picturing ever wearing. but that's totally just me, because i love these colors on other people.
i've seen good things written about both the pinky shades - panda-monium pink and lucky lucky lavender...
though it's not a color i'd normally try, i'm kind of interested in bling dynasty, mainly because of how it looks on the nail. there's something sort of cleopatra-meets-ming that i sort of love.
but i don't feel that way about pearl of wisdom which just seems so sheer and boring. though maybe for summer, it would be a low-maintenance way to add a little glam...
what are your thoughts?
top photo from www.opi.com, remainder of photos from www.vampyvarnish.com
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
photo from www.essie.com
these are some of my favorites from pottery barn (above), and pier 1 (both below). starting at $7, they're a luxury worth splurging on, don't you think?