Sunday's Mother's Day, so I just wanted to dedicated this post to all the mothers and expectant mothers out there. My mom told me she didn't want to go to an expensive restaurant to celebrate, so my brother and I are going to make her dinner instead. There will also be plenty of hugs and kisses on that day. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 9
I'm crazy about this editorial, "Daily Chores" from Grey Magazine. It features model Bianca Balti and her adorable daughter Matilde. The feature, photographed by Martin Parr, is pure genius and appropriate for Mother's Day. Can't wait to shower my mom with love and appreciation on Sunday. We may even wear matching outfits.
Tuesday, May 7
I went on my first religious retreat this past weekend and stayed at the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu. I didn't know what to expect, but was surprised that it turned out to be a very powerful and emotional experience for me.
I was one of 85 retreatants, and when we weren't in our sessions, I walked around the beautiful grounds and gazed at the nearby Santa Monica mountains and Pacific Ocean. I left the retreat knowing myself better and even said goodbye to some of the issues and insecurities I've held onto for years. I feel so much more at peace now.
Photos by Christine Rose Morente
Friday, May 3
I'm leaving town for three days and will be staying at a spiritual retreat center in Malibu. I'm excited and a little nervous because I haven't a clue what to expect. All I know is that I'm going to be surrounded by really nice and supportive folks. The theme this weekend is crossroads, and I'm hoping to leave with a little bit of clarity on what my next steps should be. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here is a new roundup of pics that make me happy.
Wednesday, May 1
Tuesday, April 30
Welcome to Matthew Ferri's world depicted through Instagram. I'm one of his newest followers, and I can't get enough of his memorable shots of NYC and Brooklyn. The skyline is gorgeous, right? I've only visited once, and I've wanted to go back ever since, but I'm in my save money/pay-bills-off mode. Fortunately, I'm totally fine with seeing New York through Matt's eyes for now. Do take the time to check out his work. He's a good one to follow.
Friday, April 26
TGIF. Who has fun plans this weekend? Sunday is my dad's birthday so we're going to have brunch and watch a movie. It's going to be a fantastic day. Last night, I was totally inspired by these photos. They've put me in the right mindset and the stress is officially gone. Hope they do the same for you. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 24
Tuesday, April 23
Sure enough, it's starting to warm up here in LA, so I think it's time to give the boots a rest and keep the sweaters and black tights out of reach. Also, I need to prepare for my trip to Malibu, and I just realized that I wanna dress like this gal while I'm there for three days.
Orla Kiely's SS 2013 collection is heavenly, and I adore these dresses, especially the top one. I need more pinks, yellows and greens in my life. I'm going to start with these beauties.
Monday, April 22
Yesterday was a great day. I forced myself out of the house (most weekends I turn into a hermit) and spent my Sunday afternoon at The Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles.
I had lunch at Farmshop and went to Diesel Bookstore to grab a couple of books. Here are some photos from my visit. I edited them with the VSCO app.
Photos by Christine Rose Morente
The last four images were taken in Silver Lake a couple of weeks ago. Before meeting friends for dinner, I bought a little floral bouquet at Clementine Floral Works, and I had to stop for a minute and stare at the little green polka dot plaza off Sunset Boulevard. What a crazy cool spot.