Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Monday, March 18, 2013

i left my heart in san francisco

I spent the weekend (eating my way) through san francisco. I was traveling there for work, but had a little free time to explore some really fun spots. one of my favorites, was Four Barrel Coffee. The shop was beautifully designed, and had a very cool vibe to it with records playing and cute baristas. My cup of coffee was one of the best I've had in a while so of course I had to bring some beans back with me. :)

Another fave was Craftsman + Wolves - how great is that name?! It's a nod to "the numerous challenges one faces when pursuing their craft." One of their signature dishes in the savory muffin below which they call "the rebel within." pretty awesome right?

There were dozens of other places I wanted to see, but we fit as much as we could during our short visit. I totally fell in love with the city and could totally picture myself living there if it wasn't so far away from my family... Until next time, San Fran!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

i want to know everything...

i just read this post over on meg's blog, and it was so beautiful, i just had to share. she has such an incredible way of expressing everything one has ever thought or felt, in a way that i would never be able to put into words.

"here's the thing.

i want to know everything.

i want to know which side of the bed you sleep on when it's just you. and how you take your coffee--or your tea--or your oversized glass of orange juice. i want to study how your eyelashes cut the air when you look down and learn the movement of your fingers across the sunday times. i want to count the ways in which you laugh--to count the ways in which i can make you laugh. i want to know how old you were when you first felt the sting of heartache--were you seven, ten, twenty-one? what was her name? the color of her hair? what was the first lie you told? the last? tell me about the first time you made love--the color of the morning-after as it angled into the room, as it cut across her back. tell me your first great loss. your secret shame--the thing you think makes you damaged in that irreparable way. teach me how to undress you from across a room. teach me how to settle and silence your chaos. teach me to clear a space for you. always. let me love the cracked and dirty and fatally-flawed version of yourself. tell me if you believe in past lives and why. is there an image that feels older than yourself? i want to know what you cook and how you cook it and if you play a record while you do so. i want to know if there is a room in the apartment that is better for dancing than the others. tell me what you get from the corner store night after night. does the man behind the counter know your name?  i want to know if there is a color to your grief. is it a wooly overcoat heavy on your shoulders or a shadow that stands a perpetual ten feet back? i want to know what you're most afraid of--not what you say you're most afraid of, but what is too terrifying to even utter aloud.

i think you think i want too much. that i demand too much. that i...expect too much.

that you'll never be enough to fill the space of all my wants and needs.

and i want to shake you. tell you you were enough for me that first night we met. and you've been enough every day since.

it's not a question of enough or not enough. it's a question of wanting to know more. of wanting to sit with your hand on mine and have that be everything." -Meg Fee

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

dace spring '13

i am loving so many looks from dace's spring 2013 collection. the simple silhouettes and muted color palette make the entire collection a breeze to wear. come springtime, i would love to have any of these pieces as part of my wardrobe. i'm also excited to see she's making bags now too!

Monday, March 4, 2013


last week was a major buzzkill. what i thought would be a quiet week at work, turned out to be crazy busy and in combination with several school projects, i nearly pulled my hair out. fortunately, i had a fun night out with girlfriends on friday, and taking time to relax over the weekend was just what i needed.
on another note, how adorable is this little guy? his name is hendrix. my friend manon just adopted him and i got the chance to meet him a few weekends ago. i would love to have a little guy like this someday...

Friday, February 22, 2013

& other stories

i'm pretty jealous of our friends across the pond... they seem to get all the cool stores before they launch in the states. & other stories is H&M's latest venture--a higher-end yet still affordable brand that will be womenswear-only with a focus on jewelry, accessories and beauty.

based on what i've seen from their tumblr, i am loving their whimsical, minimalist-yet-still-interesting styles. if you're lucky enough to live overseas, seven stores will be opening this spring in London, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.

you can get a sneak peek of the collection from the lookbook video below. here's hoping they at least launch e-commerce stateside in the near future!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

rooney mara + side effects

have you guys seen side effects? Rooney Mara plays clinically-depressed Emily, whose husband, played by Channing Tatum, has recently been released from prison. Rotten Tomatoes describes the film as "a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin, a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) - intended to treat anxiety - has unexpected side effects." 

i really enjoyed the film and without giving away any spoilers, i will say that it had lots of unexpected turns... i also loved Rooney's ombre hair throughout the film (which seems to get progressively messier as things unravel...) you can watch the trailer here.

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