Sunday, August 28, 2011


Lucky for us, the storm seemed to pass by rather quietly in the night. Today was cool and windy and I'm actually starting to realize the things I will miss about summer. Fresh food and flowers, Summer Fridays, gin cocktails... But I am welcoming the cool air and slow change of season.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

waiting for irene

C'mon Irene...
We've got our provisions. Whiskey, chocolate, wine, endless crappy food, a deck of cards, a cheesy 50's style battery operated radio, flashlights in the shape of pigs, pungent candles, a bathtub full of water. We are waiting!

Monday, August 22, 2011

alexa chung for madewell / fall 2011

Excited all over again. I'm over summer. Crunchy autumn leaves and cool crisp air sound perfect. Also, sorry for staring at you in front of Five Leaves the other day, Alexa.

Update: A video!

Friday, August 19, 2011

garden party

Vintage and vintage inspired lingerie is kind of my thing. I've also never met a cheap bra I liked. Stella McCartney's lingerie fits better than any other label I've tried, and personally I am happy to shell out a deal more for something that looks so beautiful and doesn't serve as a torture device for stacked ladies. Want it need it, Irene Gardening bustier bra at Journelle.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

long overdue

This summer was possibly the first time I've ever taken a vacation that wasn't family holiday/reunion related. We took a little trip up to New Hampshire to get down with some nature. I hiked my first mountain (not without tears), dipped in a lake, experienced some unsuccessful fishing in a canoe, picked lavender, and seldom used my iPhone except for picture taking.

Now I just have to figure out how I can quit my day job and go move to the country to devote waking hours to gardening, scavenging, cooking, and blogging. Ongoing goals... use the blog and start more projects instead of just thinking about them.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

kiki at cannes

Kirsten Dunst in Chloé - ahhhh flawless!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

plant zoo

It was peak cherry blossom season at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens this past weekend. I spent quite a bit of time under the trees, in la la land. The weather was perfect and I got the year's first little sunburn on my shoulders. After the gardens, we headed into Prospect Park so I could take my shoes off and squish my toes in the grass. I think finally after eight years, city living is getting to me. My little fire escape garden and bodega bouquets will have to suffice for now. And every day is one day closer to the weekend.

Friday, March 18, 2011

help japan

Shinjuku, 6:43, by Joseph O. Holmes
Buy this print (or this one) at 20x200, all proceeds benefit Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.

Other ways to give:
American Red Cross
Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support

Can't stop thinking of Japan.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

apc madras ss11

I spied a few A.P.C. Madras pieces over on Creatures of Comfort while browsing tonight. These are the three I plan on wearing all summer long. I think I could probably wear nothing but A.P.C. year-round and I'd be perfectly content.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

steven alan fall 2011

Because it's still cold out, and because I love him. The whole presentation has just gone up at but I love these shots SA posted on his Facebook from this morning's presentation. I really think at this point I'm perfectly satisfied with viewing NYFW selectively via the internet.

Velvet floor length polka dots! Desperately wish to pull something like this off.

The ladylike gloves and little handbag paired with a shift gives me butterflies.

I see you in my future, in my dreams, and will see you two sample sales from now, dots.

Gahhhd look at that red. You know you love.

Into the floral pants. Really into them.

Next fall's coat perhaps?

the girls

Considering these two bras (well one bra, one lacy sleepy type thing) from Asos. I really think boobs were better when they were super pointy. Don't dig the melons look. Also people in the olden days did not lounge in ratty t-shirts and pajama pants from the Gap. You need nice things for watching TV and combing your hair, too.

Monday, February 7, 2011

vitamin d

On the off chance that Spring didn't yet feel impossibly, hopelessly far away...


This is the latest Vanessa Bruno film for her S/S '11 collection. I'd love to compile all of the videos she's released so far and just play them on a loop in my head. I want to live this brand. Totally sold.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

at least phil didn't see his shadow

Related: this looks about right, right now. I needed ice skates that were also galoshes to get to work today. Enough!

bored housewife

Winter cabin fever through & through. I spend my evenings with free flowing hot toddies, snuggled in the best A.P.C. sweater I've ever owned while ragging my hair because it's too cold to go out and I've already watched everything that's on Netflix. All I can think about is making mac & cheese and also the fear that Spring will never come. It feels so far away.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

just a little something

I've never really been one to get into Valentines Day and don't hold any expectations for it, but I wouldn't mind receiving any of these little pretty things as a gift. I may or may not have gone ahead and purchased one for myself. With everything so cold and frozen outside all of the time, flowers and some boozy hot chocolate would make for a perfect V-day too. Just sayin'.