Monday, June 1
My Sunday afternoon: Lunch with a dear friend at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica and a bit of wandering around the General Store in Venice Beach. The General Store is a darling shop that has an amazing mix of clothing, plants (want all of them), books, jewelry and other treasures that will make the best prezzies. Definitely heading back there.
Photos by Christine Rose Morente
Thursday, May 14
Tara Poynter's IG feed is visual candy. Shots of charming spaces, her travels (recent pics of Seattle make me hum with happiness) and gorgeous B&Ws inspire and soothe. Head over to @tarafirma and see more of her work. I have a feeling you'll become a follower when you do!
Monday, May 11
Oh nooo, it's Monday again. I'm not at all ready - mentally - for a new work week. I'm still thinking about Saturday and wishing I was back having brunch with the girls and then wandering around the Echo Park Craft Fair, a bi-annual arts and design event held at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake. I went last year and loved it. When I heard it was happening again a few weeks ago, I knew I couldn't miss it.
I went to my favorite favorite booths first: Kathleen Whitaker (I got this and its mate) and then popped over to Block Shop for this scarf (I've been wanting this for months). But during my walk around the space, I also discovered Tavin Boutique, Objects Without Meaning and Loup Charmant. So much good stuff at the EPCF. Can't wait for the next one.
Photos by Christine Rose Morente
Tuesday, January 20
The first thing I asked myself when I started looking through Tiny Atlas Quarterly was, where's my passport? Then came the follow-up: Do I have enough vacation time to fully appreciate what the Amalfi Coast has to offer? Sadly, the answer is no. For now, I'll have to depend on the travel and lifestyle journal to transport me to the sun-kissed region whenever I'm in need of a mental escape. [Confession: I've already logged many hours on the site. I can't stop staring at the spectacular photos of cliffside villages, emerald green waters and white sandy beaches.] Contributing writer Meraviglia Paper calls the south of the Italian Peninsula heaven and I totally agree.
Amalfi, photographed by the talented Magdalena Wosinska, is just one of the many enchanting places that grace the pub's virtual pages. Past issues have featured photo essays from a collective of photographers, art directors, designers, stylists and other creatives who thrive on telling stories and sharing their personal photos snapped during professional projects and jobs. Check out these other features: Barcelona, Hong Kong, Cabrera, Santorini and Switzerland.
Monday, January 12
This home tour from Bolig Magazine took my breath away. Seriously. This gorgeous home belongs to Dorthe Kvist and her husband Jacob and according to the feature, she fell in love with the house at first sight. The garden architect, designer and author said it looked like a "fairy tale castle with overgrown garden, kitschy carpets and empty space." That description has just made it into my must-haves list for my own future home.
Each room in this Copenhagen home has one or two special somethings that make me smile. My favorites: The art wall, which includes a graphic collage by Anna Sorensen and Dorthe's photos from Vietnam; the kitchen's abundance of natural light, as well as the wall-mounted flower pot system that can hold herbs and other plants; the vibrant yellow table and floor cushions in that cozy work space; the entryway's giant poppy wallpaper from Osborne & Little; the gold tufted headboard in the bedroom; and the branch used as the shower rod in the bathroom. Siiiggghhhhh. This home really is a dream.
Photos by: Martin Sølyst / erikborn.dk
Thursday, January 8
Rima Vaidila is a self-proclaimed cool girl with a minimalist style that I just adore. She's the blogger behind Fire on the Head and her What I Wore posts spotlight the no-fuss fashion staples that have become my uniform at the office: skinnies, booties and some kind of drapey sweater. For more style inspiration take a look at her site. You'll be scrolling for days.
Wednesday, January 7
When temps reached 85 degrees in LA yesterday, I said a mental goodbye to my heavier coats and sweaters. I wallowed in sadness for a bit, but I perked up when I saw Need Supply Co.'s Pre-Spring 2015 lookbook. The color palette is perfection, and I love the simplicity and how transitional the pieces are. Also, the Benson dress is sweet and the Triangle Midi Dolman dress is amazing with its open back. So, ok, I'm starting to get excited for spring.