fashion week + birthday weekend

February 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Happy Saturday! Today we kicked off Taylor’s birthday weekend with our new favorite blueberry pancakes. He has burgers, a massage and Chipotle in his future for the rest of the day. I’m still thinking about the plans for his actual birthday tomorrow but I’m pretty sure it will involve cinnamon rolls, bacon and a cookie cake. Penelope is excited to give him the little gag gifts she picked up yesterday. We hope he doesn’t choose today to start reading my blog.

On a completely unrelated note, or maybe on a similarly festive and celebratory note, on this slow and lazy Saturday morning, I’m browsing the web, sipping my green tea and wishing I had a reason to need one (or all) of Monique Lhuillier’s evening gowns..



Pending award shows or black tie gala invitations Carolina Hererra’s look is likely a bit more tangible. She’s my unfailinglysassy in classycrispclean white oxfords inspiration.Image
Carolina  Herrera and Monique Lhuillier.


“I’m between 50 and death.”

February 16, 2012 § 4 Comments

“Young women, you’re going to get old someday.
Don’t worry about it.”

“There’s no substitute for life experience.”

Heroes. Ladies, please come be my friends and share your closets with me.

What a wonderful world.

January 9, 2012 § 1 Comment

Such beauty. Happy Monday.


advanced style

December 8, 2011 § 1 Comment

I know. I’ve been M.I.A.

Forgive. Hope to post some more life updates and better pics soon. I’ve decorated for Christmas, made some holiday goodies, sent off our Christmas cards, been keeping up with my advent calendar and even wrapped a few gifts!

I just had to share this fabulous video from Advanced Style. Watch it and you won’t be sorry. I hope I’m half as awesome as Ms. Dell by the time I’m 78. Check out the videos and pics on their site. All a hoot and well worth it.

To help you cope with the cold: soup basics for soup invention!

Getting in the true spirit with these really greats idea for 10 Experiences to Give and Twelve Dates of Christmas.


florence + the machine

October 7, 2011 § 3 Comments

TGIF. New single discovered from the sassy pipes behind Lungs.


September 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

This morning we watched the live tribute, listened to family members reading the names of people lost 10 years ago this morning, and heard talented children’s choirs, bagpipes and Yo Yo Ma play beautiful old hymns and patriotic music.

Must see commemorative audio and images here.

Fly the flag and give your loved ones a hug!

happy saturday!

June 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

Happy Saturday, Friends! We, pup and all, slept in to an unprecedented 9am this morning. For a house that’s always up and moving by 6 or 7 at the latest, it was grand.


Right now I’m enjoying this week’s new NPR Tiny Desk Concert Podcast with The Decemberists with my breakfast and big french press. Hope you have a great day!

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