Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Sometimes I wish I worked for a book publisher, so that I could read and be surrounded by books all day. I love reading and wish I could spend more time with good books. I'm finishing up the latest by Lauren Willig right now (lighthearted, comedic historical romances--very Jane Austen and perfectly entertaining) and the next on my list will be the newly released The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. Her first book, The Historian, was really good so I can imagine this one will be great as well.

What are your recommendations for good books to read?

P.S. Isn't that library just dreamy? Look at all those books!

image: Old Library Trinity College Dublin via CNTraveler

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

Not just one shoe today, but three! I went into Banana Republic yesterday for the first time in a long time and was very excited to see a ton of cute new spring shoes. Three of my favorites:

Vera, Naum, and Rumer. They look even better in person.

Friday, February 19, 2010

color and detail

Love the chic and sophisticated Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection.

images via

Thursday, February 18, 2010

go USA

So I blame the Olympics for why I haven't been blogging. Has anyone else been watching it all?I've been taping the broadcasts throughout the day and then come home from work and get drawn in to watching the hours of coverage (fact: the Olympics are way better to watch when you can fast forward through all the commercials and replays). All this skating and skiing has really been distracting! There have been a lot of great moments so far...

photos via NBC

Sunday, February 14, 2010

love today

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!

May your day be filled with love!

image via Martha

Thursday, February 11, 2010

the world on a plate

We are about to set up a wedding registry at Crate & Barrel (I'm excited!) so I was browsing the website for ideas. I don't think I'll be registering for these, but I thought this set of travel plates was uber-cute and fun for entertaining.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

I don't know whether to consider these pretty or gaudy... either way they sure grab your attention!

Christian Louboutin Beaute Strass Pumps for a whopping $2,225.00 at Barneys NY

Monday, February 8, 2010

masterpiece classic

I don't know how popular watching PBS on the weekend is, but did anyone else watch Emma on Masterpiece Classic? It's pure Jane Austen perfection!

you can watch it online here

images via pbs

Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture

I always look forward to seeing Elie Saab's latest couture creations. His Spring collection this year is full of flowing, flowery fabrics in a palette of soft pastels. Beautiful as always.

Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture images via

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday


These shoes speak for themselves. So cute right?
Well... I just bought them as possible wedding shoes! I'm interested to see how the color looks in person. I couldn't resist!

Monday, February 1, 2010

flirty and fun

Who's ready for spring? After another significant snowfall this past weekend, I know I am! The retailers are too, with all the new spring lines emerging in stores and online. Out with the sweaters and coats and in with the dresses and sandals. Two of my favorite new dresses that I've seen so far: