Thursday, May 26, 2011

Palm Springs Style

Yay! Thursday is my Friday. Tomorrow we're off to the desert.

It's always a goal right, to be comfortable but chic while on holiday? I think I get the comfy part, but sometimes it's hard to be stylish away from home. So like most ladies and most fashion mags tell us: 'Stick to the basics, but add some details with the accessories!'

Good advice indeed. Some pieces I think would be perfect for Palm Springs:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Springtime Blues

After my purchase of a certain blue bag a few weeks ago, I've been looking for more of the hue to add to my wardrobe. Loving these blue dresses - with a blazer or light cardigan for the office or on their own with coral lipstick and high platform sandals for evening!

Mansions In the Sky Dress from Tracy Reese

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Weekend Ahead

I'm so looking forward to this weekend! We'll be celebrating Nicky's birthday and our one year anniversary in Palm Springs.

Not much planned except a lot of lounging, swimming and a little BBQ party with birthday cake one evening.

One thing that Mr. W and I decided to splurge on, is a trip to the spa at The Parker for massages (but not side by side). I went to PSYC last year with the ladies, pre Wedding and it was glorious. Definitely looking forward to cucumber water and gel masks in the dark room. XOXO

1st photo is of the house we're renting.
Last two photos from The Parker Palm Springs.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Well and good

Inkwell. A small, simple collection comprised of classic shapes, a restrained palette and touches of African fabric and patterns.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Looks I Love (from Looks We Love at J.Crew)

The styling at J. Crew is always really, really good. From make up, to lighting and props (boyfriends and dogs) - they know how to make their product pop.

The latest group of Looks We Love is no exception. I might never wear baggy-crotched jeans, but their styling makes me think about it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

A little Saturday shopping

I woke up sort of in a panic on Saturday morning. I thought it was Sunday. I then quickly realized I took Friday off for a friend's wedding in Palm Springs, which was beautiful by the way! More on that another time.

I met up with my friend Fern and we went downtown for an overcast brunch then stopped in at some of our favorite boutiques on the Eastside. This is what happens when Mr. W is away - there are shopping sprees to pay!

We stopped in at Vivier and Bentley -
the newly opened Silverlake outpost which carries Clare Vivier's bags.
Mr. W didn't know it at the time, but has since consented to giving me this bright blue foldover clutch for Mother's Day.
It's the most enchantingly insane blue ever!

These I purchased for myself:
Minnetonka moccasins in grey suede.
I've been looking for a driving moc for my daily drive (it's a long way).
These will definitely help me be a more responsive driver.

My new favorite scented candle.
Rush of Rose by Votivo.
Never thought I'd peg myself for a rose lady,
but it's so fresh and green! So Spring.

And a very special guest: Owen, Sophia's little frenchie, was all love at LA Mill.

(side note, I do not like almond milk in my coffee, neither does Fern)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Slow Sunday

After a flurry of cooking in the kitchen for our mama's day brunch, it's nice and quiet in the house. Beirut provides a suitable soundtrack for the afternoon. Maybe it's time for a nap? XOXO

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Nails

I think nails are my new thing. I like having polished nails, maybe it's come with age - but it's definitely come with new discovery of gel manicure! Still on the glitter tip, I did did a a french manicure with a gold glitter tip instead of white. I think it surprised my nail artist, but we both liked the end result!

Next, I think I want to try something like this (as seen on Bliss Lau via Refinery 29)! A linear design on a nude base.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Keeping me company

It's surprising how an early morning walk around the reservoir, or going to sleep before 10p helps clear the mind.
You know what else helps take me away?

Jane Austen. Seriously.

I've reread her books so many times trying to unearth new nuggets.
Sometimes, when Mr. W is not around (like this week) I'll watch the film adaptations.

Multiple times.

Makes me happy.

What also makes me happy is discovering that I still consider Darcy one of my favorite literary heart throbs!

So misunderstood, but well meaning. Swoon! XO

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday Morning

With Mr. W out of town, yesterday morning I indulged myself. Well, not really. It's just that he usually says "no" when I suggest going out for a coffee and a little breakfast bite - he's just not much of a breakfast person.

Nicky and I weren't in the mood for anything too big and I wanted to go somewhere I can't normally get to during the week (unless I want to be super late for work!). So where did we go?

Well, Proof was actually our second stop. First, we went to Family Pastry in Chinatown to pick up a sesame ball (two). These sesame encrusted, sweet bean-filled treats might sound/look weird, but they remind me of dim sum on Sundays with my parents. I'm sentimental about food.

At Proof, Nicky selected a ham and cheese croissant. He's a savory kiddo. Seriously, they have some of the best pastries in LA and they're baked on the premises!