Just lovely

Friday, September 12

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And .... I'm off! I'll be in the lovely Pacific Northwest next week and will be spending quality time with friends I haven't seen in a couple of years. I also can't wait to explore parts of Seattle I've always wanted to go to. I'm leaving you with these very pretty and inspiring images. Have a great weekend!!!!

Her style

Thursday, September 11


I'm totally hooked on Natalie Jean's Get Me Dressed posts. Her style is effortlessly cool and what she's put together for her pre-fall capsule wardrobe is pretty perfect. Head over to her site, Hey Natalie Jean, and you can see and swoon over her other outfits. 

Currently loving

Tuesday, September 2


I read a lot. And where I do it, it's pretty random. Sometimes I'll read in my car (parked in the garage at work) at the end of the day, a comfy and quiet nook in the office during lunch, my room, or IKEA (yesterday). Basically, I like to escape into the pages every chance I get. So I was elated when I found this photo series, Reading Women, from Carrie Schneider. There's not a lot of info on her site, but a quick search led me to a Huffington Post article about a past exhibit at the Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago.

THE GIST: The project documents 70 women who chose to read a book written by a female author. For a two-hour period, Carrie captured those serene moments when the reader is in total abandonment of self-awareness, which comes when she is lost in a good book. You can catch this wonderful exhibit at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside starting December 16.

Just lovely

Friday, August 29

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Helllooooo, 4-day weekend. I took the day off today and Monday is a holiday, so I have plenty of time to take it easy and relax. I actually just got up. Haha. Anyway, I hope you like these pics. They're lovely on their own, but together, they just make me happy. Enjoy your weekend, friends! 

Must Have | Camera bag

Tuesday, August 26


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On the hunt for a camera bag that I can take to Seattle. I'm looking at these six and trying to narrow it down to one. Decisions, decisions ... 

Lily Stan Studio

Monday, August 25


Recently, I tackled a very important project. I cleaned out my closet. Every inch of the small space was jammed with stuff, and now I feel so much better that all the clutter is gone. But through the slightly overwhelming process, I learned that I'm missing the everyday staples. This is where Lily Stan Studio comes in. 


The woman behind the label is Lily Harris and her timeless designs are part of an ongoing collection that can be layered and worn together interchangeably, regardless of season. Smart, right? The collection is so pretty and each piece is so special. I love the stripe top above. It looks comfy and will help me survive the LA heat for sure. Lily Stan Studio will be launching soon, so I'll be checking the site on a regular basis so I can complete my look. There's a couple of pieces I have my eye on.


Photography by: Wing Ta
Styled by: Bodega Ltd.

'Gram envy

Monday, August 18


Let's start a brand new work week with beautiful photos from Tara Pearce. Her Instagram feed is gorgeous, and I love the wonderful mix of pics focused on family and her travels. They'll seriously brighten up your day. Check out her other Instagram feed: @outertowners. It's just as follow-worthy as this one. Have a great Monday!

Happy Friday

Friday, August 15


It's been an emotional week, to say the least, and this Nordic Light photo series from Babes in Boyland just brings on the calm. The beautiful light fits my reflective mood and the images are a perfect reminder that fall is on its way. Have a fantastic weekend, friends. 

Provencial

Wednesday, August 13


Live a life of simple creativity and allow time for rest and recuperation from daily life. Awesome advice, right? That's the message behind Provencial, a wonderful site I recently found when I was searching for something entirely different. I love when that happens. For now, it's an online platform that features photo essays (find the stories to these images here and here), films, and a curated page of beautiful stand-alone images. But soon, Grace Taylor and Nicole Abesamis - the two ladies behind Provencial - are moving forward in making it into a quarterly print magazine. The first issue is expected this fall. That's definitely something to look forward to.


Bye weekend

Monday, August 11


Yesterday was all about good food and shopping. Basically, it was the best day ever. I met my friend Duane at Grand Central Market in Downtown LA and we brunched at Eggslut. After our meal - I had the yummy bacon, egg and cheese sandwich - we spent another three hours or so wandering around Unique USA's 6th Annual LA Summer Market. 


Unique had more than 300 hand selected designers and artists so we went to a lot of booths. I went home with awesome goodies I'll be giving as gifts, but I'm going to keep this beautiful honeycomb long necklace from HyJewelry. Other favorites: Sugar Pie, Honey Buns {tasty pies} | Eva Franco {fancy frocks} | Concrete Geometric {cute plant pots} | Janie XY {plush toys} | Gourmet Blends {delicious balsamic and olive oil blends}

Photos by Christine Rose Morente

I can't wait for the next one. Stay tuned for upcoming Unique USA markets in San Francisco and New York. You don't want to miss them. 
 

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