Thursday, December 29, 2011

1) seasonal and simple gift wrapping
2) cozy at home every day basics
3) chic voila lighter from opening ceremony
4) galaxy map



bubble gum print, etsy

my dad told me today that i'm too young to have a bucket list. no way, i said. i love writing down the things i want to accomplish and checking back in periodically to make sure i'm on track. here are my goals for 2012. 

new year 's bucket list:

run a 5k
move to brooklyn
read jonathan franzen
learn how to drive stick
get a tattoo
new photoshoot; theme: red balloons & white dresses
visit austin, texas
direct a music video
eat more veggies/attempt to eat less cake

what's on your new years bucket list? i'd love to hear!



 print by matthew kavan brooks for society6 that i must, that i will, that i need to own. 
can also purchase via urban outfitters right here.   



Wednesday, December 28, 2011

image one, two, & three



have you guys been listening to this album on repeat like me all of holiday break? i can't get enough of zooey's sultry voice and m. ward's killer guitar chords. i want to pluck these two right off of this adorable album cover and ask them to sing to me around a roaring fire with a glass of bourbon in my hand. that's possible, right? if you haven't gotten a chance to listen, give your ears a treat! it's streaming right over here and you can buy your very own a very merry christmas album right here! enjoy!





Tuesday, December 27, 2011

blue romantic shimmering holiday christmas tree light photography, etsy

christmas is over but i'm still holding onto that last bit of holiday cheer. i've spent the week nibbling on gingerbread cookies, sipping hot cocoa by the fire, reading books i have been attempting to finish for months and taking walks outside in the nippy new england air. and to be fair, i haven't changed out of my leggings or hoodie since i arrived home. i just it. although sometimes it feels like i'm back i high school when i come home (does your mother also remind you to eat your vegetables when you're 30?), it does feel good to do absolutely nothing and not feel bad about it one bit. i'm planning on taking this relaxed and merry kate into the new year with me. won't you please join me there? 



Monday, December 26, 2011

ms. angela hardison is one cool cat. i check her blog on a daily basis for sweet posts on design and her delicious posts on healthy raw foods (i'm a sucker for an easy green meal!) check out some of angela's favorite things below and make sure to check out her blog too!

Favorite Film? The one movie I could watch over and over is Fantastic Mr. Fox. I know that may seem a bit juvenile, but I think Wes Anderson is brilliant and I'm fascinated with stop-motion animation. The story, the dialogue, the music, the costumes & set in this movie are perfection.
Book? I love The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It's a holocaust story with a clever narrator (death) and some really beautiful writing. Of course, one of my all-time favorites would have to be To Kill a Mockingbird. And speaking of books, I have a habit of collecting old books with pretty covers.
Food of choice?  How could I ever choose? I love pretty much every fruit, vegetable sandwiches, and quinoa in most forms. But I'll also almost never say no to Indian food - I could eat tikka masala and naan for days.
Go-to Libation? Water, preferably with a squeeze of lime or some fruit for extra flavor. (I know, I'm so exciting - but water is almost the only thing I ever drink.)
Album you can't stop listening to lately? Wilco, The Whole Love
Your dream wardrobe would consist of ... Marc by Marc Jacobs, Orla Kiely, Lauren Moffatt, I could go on and on...
Favorite Band?  I have a permanent musical crush on Andrew Bird.
Blogs you check out daily? Too many! A few favorites that come to mind: Wit & Delight, A Merry Mishap, Color Collective
Dream vacation spot? Italy (still haven't been), India (I have a strange, strong desire to go there), and New York (no matter how many times I visit, it never gets old).
Favorite Person? Definitely my husband, who is always supportive and the funniest person to be around. He makes every day a party. Also, maybe the tiny little human that is currently growing in my belly :)
Smell you can't live without? Citrus. We're surrounded by citrus trees here in Arizona, so it reminds me of home. I love the smell of orange blossoms and the scent from slicing a lemon, cutting into a grapefruit, or peeling an orange.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Angela! 
check out other favorite things series posts from oh joyemmadime, & size too small here! 



Monday, December 19, 2011

wow. i have been one bad blogger these last two weeks! but i do love this vintage christmas painting - don't you? i leave for snowy boston on friday and i can't wait for christmas and snow and presents! even though i love sunny california weather - i can never fully get in the christmas spirit out here. it just doesn't feel right to be wearing shorts and sipping mai tai's under palm trees on december 25th!



Monday, December 5, 2011

the hummingbird kitchen & bar is my total dream cafe. i'd like to move to london and eat and drink here every hour of everyday for the rest of my life. that sign! those cocktails! the food!



Friday, December 2, 2011

1) a pink feathered christmas crown by wovenplay
2) cranberry gin fizz cocktail
3) heart-stopping hot chocolate with chocolate marshmallows!
4) flower arrangement by brooklyn-based floral designer nicolette camille



happy friday friends! finally! this week has gone by so slowly. do you have as many holiday parties to hit up as i do? list: russian (yes, russian!) inspired christmas party, a tree-trimming, and a birthday celebration! we're also shooting our new kickstarter video for my new show! have you heard about kickstarter? it's a pretty dope way to raise money for art. check it out! happy friday!

photo here



ooooo. the new maison scotch line from scott & soda is so sultry and smoky. yes please!

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