Friday, February 27, 2009

{happy friday}

I hope you find yourself frolicking in a field of wildflowers this lovely weekend, xoxo image via flickr

sundress & boots

This is one of my favorite looks - a sundress and boots. I've never pulled it off, but it's my new Spring goal to make it happen (and to break out of my serious fashion rut!). all dresses: free people

Thursday, February 26, 2009

prettiest of packages

I am completely smitten by a beautiful package - the more vines and floralia, the better! 
images: miller creative &

Time for Gocco {?}

The hardest part if being a graphic designer is finding an offset printer who can print my jobs at somewhat affordable prices. I've had my eye on a Gocco for years, drooling over experts like Sugarloop (above) and watching Etsy tutorials and I believe the time has come to purchase my very own. Does anyone have Gocco experience to share (good or bad)?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

herb terrarium

I love the idea of using simple mason jars to house your herb garden. Wouldn't these look great on the kitchen window sill?

pretty labels {DIY!}

The (very talented) Katherine from Making Chicken Salad gives a full tutorial on these fabuloushand-stitched fabric labels. I think these are so, so clever, makes me want to label everything right up - and a great way to use up some small fabric pieces.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

{today} moroccan mint tea

In Tulum they served fresh hibiscus tea coolers everyday at 2pm. It was mostly water and sugar, which made it very refreshing on those hot days by the ocean. Since I've been home there has been no one serving me tea at 2pm, which is kind of a drag, so I went ahead and looked up recipes to make my own. This moroccan mint tea looks divine (and really easy to make!). I'll let you know how it turns out!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Oscar {highlights}

1. How awkward for Jen Anniston to have to present with her ex & Angie in the very first row. You know she had to at least be aware of it.
2. What an honor for Heath's family to accept the award on his behalf, I can't imagine how hard that must have been. I was a complete puddle of tears at this point.
3. Reese & Q. Latifa had almost identical dresses on. Don't these stylists talk to each other?
4. Sarah Jessicia...obviously Im a huge fan, but that dress and those boobs, oh my, it was a bit much. It looked crazy uncomfortable.
5. Hooray for Slumdog Millionaire, so glad the one movie I actually saw won, this movie was truly beautiful and deserving. And...Frieda Pinto is the most gorgeous woman of all time, no one should ever have to stand next to her.
6. I love me some Kate Winslet, but I was not a fan of her hard hair, it was so distracting. 
7. Sean Penn rocked it in MILK, but he will always & forever be Spiccoli in my heart.
8. Favorite dress: Alicia Keys in lilac Armani  Least Favorite dress: Jessica Biel in poofy Prada.

Friday, February 20, 2009

{happy friday!}

This week seemed so long. I have plans to lounge hard this weekend, and you? xoxo image: i.anton

{suzani} coffee table

My living room is actually too small for a coffee table (it drives me crazy), but if I could squeeze one in, this beauty would be mine.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sundance {someday?}

I have always wanted to go to the Sundance Film Festival. Something about it seems so...cozy and intimate, the actors seem so unpretentious there. I imagine walking down a snowy sidewalk passing an Ugg-wearing Zooey Deschanel with a friendly "hey, fab movie!", and then we'd proceed to have latte's at Starbucks and be BFF's forever. Right?

70's ranch house {re-born}

There's almost nothing I enjoy more than a good before & after, and this update to a 1970's ranch house is just...gorgeous! From blah to beachy-modern, with pale blues and greens throughout, I think I'm in love.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

beads {glorious beads!}

I'm guessing it has something to do with just returning from the land of bright colors, beads and embroidery, but I adore all things beaded right now.
fringe necklace, strand necklaceearringstunic, shoes

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

a day in the life {Talum style}

I thought I'd share with you our daily "routine" in Talum (pretty rough, considering the only things on the agenda were yoga and eating).

A bit of yogurt and fresh fruit started off the mornings, followed by a beach walk...
two hours of yoga, then a bit of shopping in town...
time to relax (again), watch the sunset, and dinnertime on the deck

Monday, February 16, 2009

the {fabulous} fan chair

I am utterly in LOVE with this chair - if anyone has a much less expensive source, please-oh-please let me know!

ahhhhhh {fully} recharged!

Wow, I had an amazing trip to the Mayan Riviera town of Talum! With 2 yoga classes each day, fresh fruits and fish, daily beach walks, and 28 amazing women - this was the true meaning of relaxation. I'll admit though, being completely unplugged for a week was a huge unexpected challenge for me, I even had withdrawls the first couple days. I felt displaced without my family, my computer, my phone...but my thoughts finally slowed down and I gave in to the sweet sounds of  swaying palms. I'm fully refreshed and I'm plugged in again, even though my mind is still at the beach!

Friday, February 6, 2009

bon voyage {+happy friday}

I'm packed and ready to go - bringing my laptop but I'm not sure if I'll pick up any signals, so posts will be light. Adios mi amigos, see you in a week! image: farm4.static

Thursday, February 5, 2009

heart garland

If I wasn't going to be away for Valentine's Day, I would certainly line my staircase and bedframe with these adorable hand-made heart garlands. Made from old newspapers and paint - get crafting!

for all the ladies, the ladies

He's Just Not That into You opens this weekend and it looks like it'll be GREAT. friends: please wait until I'm back to go see this! xo

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Priceless {truly!}

Last night we rented Priceless, an enchanting french film starring Audrey Tautou (remember her from Amelie?). Watch it for the (insane) dresses, (breathtaking) French Riviera backdrop and wildly romantic story.

tiered gown

Tiers of chiffon and silk?? So romantic! This dress is rather perfect - either for a wedding in the hills of Tuscany or even barefoot on the beach. l o v e.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

4 days to go...

I'm going to Mexico for a yoga retreat on Saturday - we'll be staying here, doesn't it look dreamy??

smoothie kick

I've been on a smoothie kick lately. It's such a tasty way to have a super healthy start to the day. Today was pineapple&coconut, yesterday was strawberry&banana. I also add a big scoop of "greens" (a powder with just about every veggie), plain yogurt, and rice milk. Mmmm. Do you smoothie?