Wednesday, March 22, 2017


I came across this Italian American artist, Gianluca Gimini who completed a project where he designed sneakers that mimic Italian products and I absolutely love it: 

The details are truly delightful!
More here.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017


This weekend we took advantage of an open day and schedule to stick to the coast and take in some great coffee, food and scenic walks:

We slipped into Charcoal Venice right as the crowded LA brunch scene was calming down and enjoyed a quiet ambience at what is typically poppin.
I sound old.

DH and his bloody Mary
I cannot drink this even though it looks mad delicious... but I do enjoy watching him crunch on his celery (can't stand celery either) as he sips it down slowly.

Kouign Amann
I had to ask what the heezy that means and they told me flaky pastry with vanilla custard.
SOLD! It was fantastic.

I'm drawn to super cute and simple shaped cups and mugs and will share photos of them with you.
See above.

Charcoal's short rib hash - muy delicioso

Venice Canals

Venice Beach

Still gorgeous when moody.

Coffee and snacks have become a cherished ritual we thoroughly enjoy together.
It's important to have that thing that causes you to just pause, take joy in such a simple thing and be.

Also- we started using a coffee subscription service Misto Box and we absolutely love it.
Highly recommend.

Then it was off to dinner with the fam in Acne boots and Zara black pieces.

Here's to another great week!


Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Five.

Happy Saint Patty's Day everyone!
A nice little video of the Irish Prime Minister giving a speech on immigration was just what I needed to wake up to this morning.






And there we have the first item in my Friday five things to be grateful for!

Also beyond beyond grateful for my friendship with Annabelle and our truly random shenanigans we pull while together...

Such as... yes. Purchasing these ridiculously cute phone cases.
Can you guess which one is mine?

Special fresh cheeses from the new local shop in my neighborhood brought me extra delight this week.
Cooking has become an outlet for creativity, joy and serenity (when nothing burns or spills over pot walls). 
God bless my fiancĂ© for being my guinea pig and always saying mmm when trying my new recipes. God bless man.

Laduree has landed in Los Angeles and although there was something special about having my first experience in Paris, it does not take away from the consistent beauties here. 

I had to wake a wee bit early one day this week and saw the sunrise.
How often we take for granted the beauty nature provides us daily as we busy ourselves with our to-do lists and work...

"Nature does not hurry; yet everything is accomplished."
-Lao Tzu


Monday, March 13, 2017

Trending: Peek-a-boo Fishnet.

In true cyclical fashion, the ode to the 90's (which I'm sure was an ode to a previous decade) and its fishnet stockings have reappeared on the streets and I'm not sure how I feel about it...

We have it worn underneath jeans peeking out at the waist...


Or over the Gucci t-shirt?

But more famously, now worn with your favorite heels:

Or how it was (perhaps) originally intended?

Jury's still out on this one folks.
But the more I see it, the more I wonder if I'm brave enough to don these under some ripped jeans... 


Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Five.

I can't believe it's already March guys!
These Friday Five's seem to be coming faster each week but how does one have a lack of at least five things to be grateful for? 

I'm currently reading Tao Te Ching and it has brought many nuggets of golden wisdom that we may need reminding of. 
I highly recommend this!

Flowers. Always flowers.

Fun prints and Gucci loafers.
Turns many a lazy days into easy fashionable moments that are lifting to the soul.

Grateful for the millions of women worldwide who showed up and represented on March 8th for International Women's Day.
Which really needs to be every single day.

Grateful for the many things in motion right now in my life.
We have the tendency to look for what is lacking (as do I), but actively acknowledging what you have now... although challenging, is incredibly rewarding as well.