Monday, October 31, 2011

a nip in the air...

You might say. It snowed— legit snowed— in NYC all day on Saturday. Say what?! I have to say. I loved it. It was cozy inside and even fun outside, where I had to carry an umbrella because even though the snow was gathering on rooftops and cars, it hit the ground with the weight and wetness of rain.

Mmm... stacked flannel. I need to hit up some thrift shops and stock up.

come as you aren't

Image via pink splash

happy halloween! what are your plans?

I'm watching the Halloween parade through the West Village with my friends Pippa and Lizzy. Here's a special Halloween round-up!

put a mask on!
P is for pumpkin
Halloween in NYC 2009
haunted air
creeps! giggly autocorrects
an awesome, ever-so-timely Halloween costume for this year

Friday, October 28, 2011

happy friday!

Portrait of Cameron Diaz by Annie Leibovitz

you can giggle. no one will judge you.
capture the energy and use it for good
patterns found in nature
we all have our ways of decompressing
did you happen to catch this awesome Tony acceptance speech from Mark Rylance in Jerusalem? (summer 2011) It's about walking through walls.
revelations about Steve Jobs: 9 here.
an unlikely friendship, paired to amazing music (seriously, if you know what it is, please comment. I tried Shazam three times and came up empty-handed.)
a look at what marriage means these days
my grandma taught me this word recently— she thought it was hilarious that I didn't know it
how to taste ice cream... take it from a pro :)
get you some smoky quartz
sweet charms
an interesting reflection on the Jenna Lyons bombshell

Friday, October 21, 2011

happy friday!

Photo credit unknown

what a fabulous engagement ring. nice balance of classic but not boring, luxurious but not showy, antique but not dated.
gasp! so adorable.
isn't fresh produce amazing?
oh, beyonce.

Friday, October 14, 2011

sipping jetstreams

Oh, the feelings this quote awakens...

"Travel keeps you young. It does this by simply putting you in situations that make you feel like a child again. Magically lost in a moment of discovery. Beautifully confused. It could be the first time you awaken to the 5:00 a.m. call to prayer from the local mosque on Morocco's far Atlantic shore, the first time you feel the weight of the Egyptian sun on your shoulders, the first time you paddle out over the shallow reefs of the Caribbean, or the first time you realize that people living in squalor can achieve happiness as easily as those living in mansions. These are life's opportunities to shed the hustle of modernity, to join the moment and stop sprinting towards some prefabricated goal. Your heart races. Your metabolism shifts into a lower gear. Everything is new again. You're Sipping Jetstreams."

sources for quote and images unknown

happy friday!

Portrait of Lucy Liu by Annie Leibovitz

This weekend I'll be checking out the city, as per usual these days. My friends Pippa, Lizzy and I want to go see Reflecting the Stars. It's supposed to be just cool enough and gray, which is my favorite weather. Woohoo! It's October in New York City.

intoxicatingly lovely layered lace
I want to use this app for my next party
ancient bones, reunited

Friday, October 7, 2011

happy friday!

via Vodka and Vogue

This weekend...

no matter where I go, I will always be locally grown
good advice: You can have the life you want.
a hilarious autocorrect
truth: I find this guy's penguin love endearing.
I'd love to be on a horse
love the simplicity of this flower portrait
congratulations, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers! (my parents saw them perform in Owensboro, Kentucky this summer! wish I could have seen them.)
I really enjoyed this piece on unusual names. "They're not baby names, they're names for future adults, and that's worth remembering."
& finally, Our Dear President speaking recently at a Human Rights Campaign event. I love it.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

a few gorgeous gowns

a bit of beauty to brighten your morning!

image via Zimbio

image via Zimbio
Kate Hudson in Lanvin at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards in 2010, a dress that rocked it from every angle

image via NDTV Movies
Cameron Diaz in Emmanuel Ungaro Couture at the 2002 Oscars.
P.S. Selma Blair is totally making crazy-face in this picture.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

baby brits

I love this video showing Princes William and Harry at ages 3 and 1, respectively. William's little English accent steals my heart.

P.S. Isn't the Duchess of Cambridge just adorable?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


These director-muse reunion collaborations for Chanel are so much fun.

Keira Knightley reunited with Joe Wright

Nicole Kidman reunited with Baz Luhrmann

Audrey Tautou reunited with Jean-Pierre Jeunet
(OMG, the perfume bottle shadow on the wall is positively inspired.)

Monday, October 3, 2011

burning man 2011

my awesome auntie has been going to burning man for 11 years. I've grown up listening to her rave about it (pun intended), and I look forward to getting an opportunity go soon. Until then, here are some awesome photos from this year's gathering.

What about you? Have you made the journey to Black Rock City? Do you want to?