Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

A little sparkle for the upcoming 4th of July weekend...

Louboutin Ron Ron glittered pumps from Barneys NY

Monday, June 29, 2009


These cupcake and cake pops from Bakerella are just too cute for words:

Bakerella is full of sweet pictures like these and other scrumptious baked goods. Check it out! I think I might try my hand at making some for the upcoming holiday weekend.

all photos by/from Bakerella

pop pop poppy

The vibrant colors and sparkling jewels of the new Coach Poppy jewelry collection make me smile. So flirty and fun.

Friday, June 26, 2009

blue and gold

A nautical snapshot to inspire your summer weekend.

summer reading

I finished reading Marie Antoinette yesterday and really enjoyed it. So now I'm on a history kick and instead of the typical summer chick lit fare, I'm adding more historical non-fiction and biographies to my reading list. Nerdy? Perhaps. But I can't help but love history.

Two new books that are peaking my interest:

Eiffel's Tower by Jill Jonnes

The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

recycling made pretty, part 2

Jessica at How About Orange made these woven drink coasters out of the pages of a magazine. So clever! I love seeing all the different ways a magazine can be recycled into something creative. (Remember this bowl?)

recycling made pretty

Everytime I visit etsy I seem to always end up at the Bombus shop. Maps, stamps, and decorative papers are given new life through decoupage and the outcome is strikingly beautiful. I especially like the envelopes made from an atlas.

Check out the rest of Bombus's creative wares here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rebecca Thuss

The creative direction and prop styling of Rebecca Thuss is sheer perfection. She makes everything look so delightful and beautiful.

Her portfolio is overflowing with more lovely inspiration.

all images from Rebecca Thuss

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

These bamboo-tassel ballet flats are sweet and simple for summer with a splash of nautical flair.

from J.Crew

Monday, June 22, 2009

spiked watermelon

To me, watermelon is the quintessential summer fruit (along with peaches). Soaking it in tequila and triple sec makes it sound even more enticing.

Tequila-Soaked Watermelon from Martha Stewart

Friday, June 19, 2009

brick retreat

This weekend, I'm taking a break and leaving town...

Wouldn't it be amazing to have a little brick conservatory like this in your back yard? To be used as your own personal retreat? A way to take a break without having to go too far from home. I would make it into a crafting studio... with all those windows I'm sure the natural light is glorious.

photo found here

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


They are so comfortable, I could wear one everyday.

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

I forgot to post these yesterday (on Tuesday), so here they are now (on Wednesday). I found them on PiperLime and I think they are perfect for dressing up a casual summer outfit. I'm usually not a fan of white shoes, but I like the pop of coral on these.


This is random... but I really love the look of Wedgewood Jasperware.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

dear sir

I admire the couture correspondence of Mr. Boddington's Studio.

How clever is that last calling card?

Monday, June 15, 2009


Luscious macaroons from the infamous Laduree. I want one of every flavor.

via the new-to-me blog Papery & Cakery

Pretty Pillows

I love these hand-embroidered pillows from Cat Studio featuring different geographical locations. The collection features different states, regions, cities, parks and countries--each one with a unique design!

There are also glasses, dish towels, aprons, totes and trays that feature the colorful art. Fabulous!

found via Design Editor

Friday, June 12, 2009

tennis anyone?

Enjoy the Weekend!!