Friday, January 30, 2009

Style Inspiration: Jean Seberg

Seberg in Breathless (À bout de souffle), 1960

Happy Friday!

photo seen here

...and so long, January.

To celebrate making it over the mid-winter hump, I bought myself a couple of spring dresses today.
and here

Now this guy just has to come through for me next Monday.

Happy weekend, everyone.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Fairy Tale Life

If I lived in a fairy tale, this is how I would dress. Every day. To me, Kate Towers' dresses are the embodiment of every magical, far-off land I pretended to be a part of when I was a little girl.

From her website:
Kate Towers creates non-seasonal, one of a kind pieces. Kate often plays with contrasting themes and borrows inspiration from nature and romance. Piece by piece, everything is produced by hand in her Portland studio.

You can find her Etsy shop here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day Off

More snow and another snow day. I'm thinking of trying out this chocolate chip cookie recipe today.

Inspiration: Sandra's Stockholm Apartment

I love pretty much everything about Sandra's apartment. See more here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


- felt like a wednesday to me

- i'm reading this book.

- there's a smile on my face because i think tomorrow will be a snow day

- i bought my first coffee maker, against all my better judgment

- these two songs are on repeat on my ipod

Monday, January 26, 2009

Get Away

It's mid winter, and I'm feeling the strongest urge to get away. Take a trip somewhere. Anywhere. Even if it's only for one day. I'm already thinking about places I want to visit this spring and summer, because many of the places I want to go are really too cold to enjoy this time of year.

My whole life, I've always felt a strong pull toward the sea. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that since I was born, I've spent two weeks out of my year in Florida with family. It seems I love any place where sand touches the ocean. And while I love to hear the fronds of palm trees rustling in the warm breeze, I feel especially drawn to Northern harbors - maybe even more than tropical destinations. I adore old fishing towns; tiny streets crowded with clapboard houses winding toward the sea. Lighthouses standing against crashing waves. Mansions built by seafaring captains. Fresh seafood!

In April I'll be making my annual trek down to Florida. And sometime during February or March, I'll be heading down to Salem, Massachusetts. I was just there in October, but every time I visit I can't wait to go back.

above images of salem, massachusetts from }{enry

streeet view in salem (image here)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pretty Amazing

The photography of
Cyril Auvity is absolutely stunning. It has such a dreamlike, transportive quality. {Initially seen on Bliss.}

Where the Wild Things Are

From Wiki: Where the Wild Things Are is a film adaptation of a Maurice Sendak picture book of the same name. The movie will combine live action, suitmation, and animatronics.

Thank you THANK YOU for creating this film the right way. These are {gasp} actual people and actual costumes. The special effect-ness has been kept to a minimum. This looks amazing, it looks looks like Max's fantasy truly come to life. If I were a kid I would get completely lost in this movie. (And I may as an adult!!)

Coming in the Fall of 2009
images via imdb

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Friday & 5 Things: Winter Edition

Happy Friday, and hooray for the days beginning to get just a little bit longer! Tiny reminders that Spring will eventually come around again...

Is it just me, or is everybody else really craving all sorts of comfort food lately? This collection of recipes could prove to be very dangerous {oh, Martha}.


As I've said before, I start to lose my tolerance for the Upstate New York winters right around January 1st. So in honor of January, February, and March, and in an attempt to keep from developing SeasonalAffectiveDisorder, a new 5 Things list consisting of the simple pleasures that make winter so darn "special."

1. scarves
2. boots
3. the magic at christmastime
4. snow days
5. the excitement & anticipation for spring that can only be felt when you live in a place where the winters are dark and cold


oh, and check out Andrea's new list.

Happy Weekend, everyone!

images from Grass Doe <3

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

print + press

This is very exciting! One of my very favorite photographers & fellow blogger, Abby Powell Thompson, and the very talented Chelsea Parker Guidry of Arugula Press, just debuted the premier photograph-print duo that is part of their new year-long collaboration. Abby and Chelsea have teamed up to bring us one beautiful pairing each month over the course of the next year.

From Abby's blog:
Each month we will create a duo of art pieces; Chelsea will create either a letterpress or screen printed piece and I will create a photographic print. The two pieces will compliment one another and be available for purchase as a set. Each month will produce only a very small edition (25 the first month..) read more here

This first pair is so lovely...I can't decide whether to purchase it now or wait to see next month's!



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