Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A New Beginning

Wow, it has been a while.  And it has been quite the summer. 

But now I am finally starting to feel settled in my new life in L.A.
I have moved into my new apartment {more on that later}
and have reconnected with many old friends.

While I miss many aspects of my old life on the East Coast
I really am happy here.

A new beginning with unlimited possibilities


Saturday, July 20, 2013

feeling thankful

Today I am feeling thankful for so many things in my life.  My parents are on their way to a great new adventure in Virginia, I've started an amazing new job and I'm reconnecting with wonderful old friends.  

Oh yeah, and I'm 20 minutes from the beach!
What a way to spend the summer.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

For Boston. . .

There really aren't words to describe how horrible this week's events in Boston were.
I, along with my co-workers, were in complete shock as the news came in and the story unfolded.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the City of Boston.

I have wanted to write a post about Old Try for quite some time now.
Their beautiful, handmade "Manners" post hangs over my bar and is quite the conversation piece.
{Apparently the mayor of Hoboken commented on it when she saw it in the framing shop} 

But today seems like the right day to tell you all about them because they have created a striking new print celebrating New England.  
And they are donating all of the profits to help the families and people who were affected this week.

"Patriots Day"

Based on the first flag of New England.
And today, I think we are all a little bit New England.

They say it better on their website, so please click here

Until tomorrow . . .
Remember to hug the ones you love

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

And. . . . I'm back

After another long hiatus, I'm getting back to blogging.
Getting posts lined up for the rest of the week.

Until tomorrow . . .

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Awards: My Fashion Faves

It was another lively red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
This is my favorite awards show, the actors really do seem to be having a lot of fun.

And of course, they look amazing on the red carpet
{well, most of them}

Jessica Chastain
in Alexander McQueen

Bradley Cooper
in Tom Ford
via San Jose Mercury News

Jim Parsons
in {I don't know yet but will update}
via Huffington Post

Giuliana Rancic
in Max Azria Atelier
via Just Jared

Amada Seyfried
in Zac Posen
via Pop Sugar

Did I miss anyone? 

Until tomorrow . . .

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Favorites: 1.18.13

Happy Long Weekend everyone!
I am one of the lucky ones to have a three day weekend and I can't wait to enjoy every minute of it.

But first, a couple of my favorites from the week:

Favorite DIY for Next Month:
Oscar Cookies

Favorite Accessory: 
Kate Spade Pop Art Scarf

Favorite Theme of the Day:

Favorite Prep for Valentine's Day:
Felix Doolittle

Favorite Wintertime Savior:

Until tomorrow . . .

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter Blues

It's still cold.
So I'm trying to distract myself from the the winter blues with these gorgeous blue dresses.

Any of these would be a welcome alternative to the two sweaters, sweatpants and three pairs of socks I'm hanging out in now.

Jessica Chastain
{David Letterman appearance - 2013}

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta
{Daytime Emmy Awards - 2010}

Photo Credit

Jennifer Garner - YSL
{BAFTA Event - 2011}

Photo Credit

Reese Witherspoon - Jason Wu
{Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards - 2010}

Photo Credit

Kate Middleton - Issa
{Engagement Photo - 2010}
Photo Credit

Mila Kunis
{"That 70s Show" Wrap Party - 2006}

Photo Credit

Until tomorrow . . .

The Reality of Snow

Growing up in CA, snow always looked like this:

Bear Mountain, CA
 {and meant vacation!}

But now that I live in the Northeast, it often looks like this:

"Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho . . ."

{I like the former experience much better}

Until later . . . 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Are we there yet?

Ok.  I'm ready.  Is it spring yet?
And with today's grey weather, I needed a reminder, of what is to come.

Until tomorrow . . .

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2013 Golden Globes

As always, tonight's Golden Globes from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles were a great show.

And as promised, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler left me laughing with some great zingers:
{Though they weren't on stage nearly enough.}

I haven't really been following the controversy over Zero Dark Thirty, but "when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron."

"You know what Taylor Swift, you stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son."

But like every year, the night was full of hits and misses.
My thoughts:

Best Dressed

Zooey Deschanel
{Oscar de la Renta}

Jennifer Garner
{Vivienne Westwood}

Hayden Panettiere
{Roberto Cavalli}

Leonardo DiCaprio

Not My Favorites:
{I hate to say "worst"}

Jennifer Lopez - and all the ladies that wore lace that was strategically placed

Kristen Wiig
{You can afford more material - especially where you get a mark across your midsection from sitting}

Best Speech/Reaction

{Best Original Song - Skyfall}

Ben Affleck
{Best Director - Argo}

Best Moment

{Julianna Margulies & George Clooney}

"I'm Over It" TV Commercials

Target: The Everyday Collection
I love what Target has done the last few years to align themselves with high fashion and cutting edge designers.  
But these commercials are too much.  Boxed cake mix and eggs are not high fashion.

Okay Cadillac, I get it.  I liked it the first time but your car can do amazing things.

What did you all think?

Until tomorrow . . .

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Favorites: 1.11.13

Happy Friday friends!  I don't know about you, but I am so glad that it is the weekend.
My plan the next few days is to focus on a few things that I have put off for a little bit.
No work for this chick, it's ME time.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Here are a few of my favorites from the week:

Pixelated iPhone 5 Case

Mr. Selfridge

Urban Outfitters via Buzz Feed

Until tomorrow . . .