Music Monday: Country Strong


Monday, February 28, 2011

I saw Country Strong a few weeks ago. I didn't love it (did you?) but I did love being reminded how country music, with just a few strums of the gee-tar, can break your heart into itty bitty pieces. Below is my favorite song from the film, "Give into me", by Faith Hill (sung by the very talented and sexy Garrett Hedlund and Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester in the movie). Enjoy the song and your Monday!

Thinking about ....


Friday, February 25, 2011

Getting my first tattoo this year! I love the ones below. Do you have a tattoo? Where did you go for inspiration?
** disclaimer to my parents: Do not freak out. I haven't decided this for sure yet. Please don't call me to discuss.



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Have you guys checked out the new BHLDN wedding line? Anthrpologie and Urban Outfitters have paired up to create a hip and fresh new online wedding boutique featuring bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, lingerie, hair adornments, and other accessories! Some of my favorite wedding gowns are featured below. If you haven't already, you must poke around their website to check it all out! Enjoy!

P.S. A big thank you to Kim over at Be In Style Blog for doing a little write-up on LPC! Check it out here!

Feeling like .....


Friday, February 18, 2011

Curling up with a good book this weekend. I'm currently reading Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It's incredible and if you haven't read it, I highly suggest picking it up. Next up: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers (i've never read it, shame on me!) but plan to amend that soon! What are you reading currently?
Happy Friday!

Skies are Blue


Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm exhausted and on the brink of getting a bad cold. I've been slamming the Emergen-C's back like it's nobodies business and am crossing my fingers I don't go down with the other 85 sickies in my office.  Below is a poster I cam across with Judy Garland's beautiful Somewhere over the Rainbow lyrics written out in delectable script. Reading it makes me feel better already!

Loving these -


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Adorable bow tie dog collars by Silly Buddy Dog Collars on etsy. I know what Scout is getting on her next birthday ....

Scenes from the Weekend


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This past weekend was filled to the brim with a lot of running around; a one-man show directed by a friend held at the Black Dahlia Theater (adorable) a visit to the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles for the Maria Kalman exhibit (inspiring), a walk around the Silverlake Reservoir with the pup in tow (invigorating), an anti-Valentines Day party complete with red and white streamers, heart shaped goodies and a dance party, (delightful) and finally my monthly trip to the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market (exhausting!) I came home empty handed but snapped a few photos of some interesting goodies I spotted along the way.



Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Happy Valentines Day, everyone! No matter what you do or who you are with today, I hope that you are wearing your heart tights, a flash of red and dash of pink, and a big grin knowing that you are so very loved. Bigs hugs and kisses to each and everyone of you! Oh, and some Valentines Inspiration is featured below! And don't forget to take a peak at my all time favorite V-day Video by Post Secret! Enjoy!

Music Monday: Foster the People


Foster the People is a new L.A. Based band and  reminds me of a mash-up between MGMT, Phoneix, Peter Bjorn and John with a sprinkle of Empire of the Sun. Their new indie-pop jam, Pumped up Kicks,  exudes sunny Californian vibes and just makes you plain ole' feel good. But don't go looking for Foster The People on Myspace, check out Facebook instead. The unsigned band is committed to staying connected to its growing audience by crowd-sourcing its Facebook friends for tour locations, tweeting with updates, and offering free downloads via its official website. Happy Music Monday!

If I were a boy


Friday, February 11, 2011

Cavalier Essentials is a line of vintage products designed for the rugged, yet sophisticated gentleman. Cavalier is always briefly explained as--"If Steve McQueen carried a beat-up leather duffle bag on the back of his motorcycle; what would be in it and how would the products look?" Isn't that just rad? The styling of these photos is so dreamy and swoon worthy. Nothing like a little swoon to take us over into the weekend! Happy Friday!

Feeling like ....


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Floating away up up into the sky tied onto a beautiful balloon ....

Zooey's Miscellany


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Did you guys know that the darling Zooey Deschanel has a new tumblr account? I just discovered it and, just like her, it's pretty much the most adorable thing ever! Check it out here!

Loving these ....


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Polaroid Photography by Grant Hamilton .... how lovely!

Music Monday: Peter Bjorn and John


Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Monday, everyone! Today's Music post features the Swede Trio Peter Bjorn and John. I was lucky enough to catch a sneak peek of these fellas in a mini concert at work a week ago. They debuted songs from their new LP, Gimme Some, (Out March 29th).  Let me set the scene for you: Three swedes, 18 guests, milk & cookies, live music at 4 PM during a workday, and lots of happy smiling faces. It was pretty rad and so fun to see these guys up close and personal! PB&J played a handful of new jams including what is certain to be a favorite, Eyes (featured below) with such energy and devotion. I can only imagine that this new album will be as successful if not more than their last. Check out the song below as it's sure to add some pep in your step on a Monday morning!

Locks of Love


Friday, February 4, 2011

Feeling a new hair style coming on .... which one to even choose! Where do you go for haircut inspiration?

Hey, Dudes!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

You guys! I have something exciting to tell you about! One of my bestest buds, Ms. Bree, has started a blog! It's called Hey, Dudes and it's a (get this) blog for DUDES! It emphasizes how awesome guys are buy how much awesomer they could be at things such as purchasing valentines day gifts, dressing appropriately for a wedding and putting together grocery store flowers in diy style! These ladies just launched Hey, Dudes this week so let's head on over and show them some support!

P.S. Even though the blog is for Men, they have some great gift ideas that have gone straight to my wish list!

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