Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Weekend!

This week has been hot, hot, hot, so I'm thinking of ways to stay cool this weekend. Maybe popsicles or some chilly drinks -- and definitely a dip in a pool. Have a fantastic weekend!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dressing by the Decades

What's your favorite fashion era? While I definitely appreciate the easy, glam looks of the seventies and the ladylike appeal of the fifties, my favorite eras are the sixties and the twenties. Perhaps that's why I'm drawn to Erin Fetherston's spring 2012 collection. The looks are a little bit flapper and a whole lot mod!

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Aren't these oil paintings by J Shears gorgeous? They make me feel like summer is really here. Now all I need is a picnic, a free afternoon and someone fun to spend it with!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Baby Love

This weekend was lovely, and filled with so many baby celebrations and preparations!

My husband and I had a wonderful time on our babymoon at the spa. We got a couples massage and then swam, read and relaxed outside by the pool. Our suite was luxurious, from the fluffy bed to a whirlpool tub to the fruit salad, chocolate cake and a bottle of chilled non-alcoholic champagne waiting for us. All this pampering came at the perfect time.

On Saturday, my sister threw me a baby shower at our parents' house. She and my mom went all out -- pink flowers, baby photos of Will and me on display, pink champage and fruit punch, cupcakes and frosted cookies in the shape of hearts and baby feet. Both of my grandmas, as well as aunts, cousins, neighbors and my best girlfriends came, and it was amazing being surrounded by such important women in my life. Their love and support has meant so much!

Photos by me. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Spa Time!

I'm happy to say that my husband and I are headed to a spa for the next two days. It's a little babymoon getaway -- a chance to pause, relax, get a bit pampered and spend some time together. I'm definitely more of a spa person than he is, but hopefully we can both unwind and have a great time. I can't wait!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Cure

Today, I'm smitten with these prints by Tina Crespo, featured on Society6. I find the images mesmerizing, and I love the quote about salt water -- sweat, tears or the ocean -- being the cure for anything. Have a beautiful day!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

White Now

While I happily wear white all year long, there's something especially refreshing about it when temperatures rise. So I was excited to see a fantastic roundup of white clothes on Shopbop. Here are a few sleek dresses -- by Club Monaco, Susana Monaco and Tibi -- that I'd love to wear all summer long.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Instead of going to work today, how about we all relax at this backyard cabana? I'l bring chips and salsa and some summery drinks!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

White Out

White is one of my favorite colors. It's endlessly fresh and crisp. I love wearing and decorating with it year-round, but there's something especially satisfying about it when the weather is warm. That's got to be one of the reasons white looks so good in this California home, featured in Architectural Digest. I'm digging the mod sixties flair of the place, too.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Fun on the Farm

Whew, was this a full weekend! My husband and I had our first baby shower, thrown by my coworkers. Spouses and kids were invited, and the party was held at our favorite brewpub, so the vibe was really fun and relaxed. It was such a nice time! We spent the rest of the weekend working on the nursery and doing tons of projects around the house. But Saturday night, we went to my friend's family's farm, where they were having a cookout and playing outdoor games. When it got dark, we pulled up chairs, told stories, laughed and roasted smores over a bonfire. It was a perfect summer night.

Photos by me. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Weekend!

I'm so glad the weekend's nearly here, and I think it's going to be a busy one! It's often hard to know what path to take on a weekend: Do you relax, get a lot of work done or go out and do something fun? These gorgeous paintings by Erica Kirkpatrick make me think about paths and choices. I love her moody and atmospheric landscapes and how they suggest a route to take or a place to go. I hope you have an equally beautiful weekend, no matter what you do!

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun

I'm excited about the Trina Turk capsule collection that's just come out at Banana Republic. The poppy prints and sunny colors are perfect for summer. I'd love to wear a bright maxidress and stack of bangles while sipping cocktails poolside, even if I'm not in Palm Springs!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

San Diego

We had a lovely time in San Diego over the long Memorial Day weekend. We spent a fun but chilly day at the San Diego Zoo and went out for Mexican food with some dear friends that night. We visited Ocean Beach one morning and went to a fun rehearsal-dinner cookout at Coronado Beach in the afternoon. And my friend's wedding was held at the Lafayette Hotel & Swim Club, which had a cool, Old Hollywood vide (with quotes from Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and other stars featured alongside room numbers). And the wedding was fantastic, from my friend's gorgeous dress to all the dancing we did at the reception. We hope to come back again soon!

Photos by me. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy June!

I'm a little late in saying it, but here's wishing everyone a sunny, fun-filled June that perfectly kick-starts a wonderful long summer.

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