June 11th, 2014

I’m crazy about Danielle Kroll’s work. In particular, I like her John Muir Trail series and Paintings on Science, where she affects photographs with her illustrations.

Check out more of her work online at hellodaniellekroll. Prints of the artist’s work are available at

Sparkling Flowers

May 16th, 2014

One of my favorite things to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon is enjoy a refreshing glass of bubbly. Lately, I’ve been adding a touch of fruit juice to my sparkling wine. Sometimes, I go the extra effort and make them pretty by adding edible flowers.

In this case, I froze some flowers in an ice tray with store-bought pomegranate limeade, topped with prosecco. Think of them as an updated mimosa.

Have a great and sparkling weekend!

{Here are a few other ideas to enjoy: 1 // 2 // 3}

PARALLEL LINES // At Your Fingertips

February 26th, 2014

// 1 / Opening Ceremony’s Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection included a hyper large fingerprint swirl on sculptural-cut looks {via} // 2 / Chuck Close’s photorealistic paintings often contain surprising details. Close’s Fanny/Fingerpainting is a portrait of his grandmother Fanny, created with the artist’s fingertips {via}.

Dog Days

February 25th, 2014

I’ve blogged about Cloud 7’s wonderfully thoughtful dog products in the past. Berlin-based Cloud 7 now has a line in collaboration with Tumi, which includes an in-flight dog carrier, dog bowl and travel bed. Seemed a fitting post this day, in honor of World Spay Day. {Via Dog Milk}

Please spay and neuter your pets, help reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a forever family to love them.

A Matter of Time

January 23rd, 2014

Artist Stéphanie Gugliemetti deconstructs watches, taking their parts and creating dynamic mobiles — often contained within deep frames — in effect freezing time while capturing minute movements that measure how time flies. I discovered Stéphanie Guglielmetti’s work while visiting Paris and found her work playful yet poetic.

{My photos do the artist’s work a disservice, so please feel free to hop on over to Stéphanie Gugliemetti’s website or see more of her work here and here}

Paris Snapshots

January 22nd, 2014

If I claim that I did little more than window shop while in Paris, I’d be lying. Although I did a whole lot of that, I also did acquire a few new things. One of my favorite purchases on this last trip to Paris was a pair of MM6 ankle boots that I was initially on the fence about. I’m glad the sales guy finally talked me off the fence because they’re now officially one of my favorite pairs of ankle boots. I also always bring back one or two pieces of fun jewelry to remind me of places I love. I have a particular weakness for bracelets {as evidenced by my ever-changing wrist party}. From Paris, I picked up an Isabel Marant enameled key necklace {as well as some tops}, gold Aurelie Bidermann wheat bangle and a bracelet from Marie Laure Chamorel {not pictured}.

{All photos are my own or my husband’s}

Not so Common Scents

January 16th, 2014

I’ve written about my love for Atelier Cologne in the past. On this last trip to Paris, we happened upon the Atelier Cologne on Rue Saint Florentin. While there, we sampled limited edition perfumes, had custom monogrammed leather perfume holders made, and enjoyed the beautiful scents in the charming little shop.

I came home with two bottles of Atelier Cologne perfume, including the Paris-exclusive Cédrat Envirant {which my husband now uses}, and a second bottle of my personal favorite — which I’ve fallen in love with all over again.

{All photos are my own}

HIGH/LOW // Short Stuff

January 16th, 2014

HIGH / Isabel Marant’s cropped sweater is a great layering piece {$860 $516 at Net-a-Porter} // LOW / Throw Zara’s cropped top over a spaghetti strap dress to make it seasonal-right {$69.90 $29.99 at Zara}.

Travel Visual Diary // Paris in Winter

January 15th, 2014

While on my self-imposed blogging break, I visited Paris. It was a lovely nine days spent indulging in great food, beautiful wine, spent with wonderful company in one of the most beautiful of cities I’ve ever visited.

Although I haven’t been the most reliable when it comes time to updating my blog, especially with travel posts, I plan on sharing a few more on Paris within the next few weeks.

{Photos are my own}

It’s a Cycle

November 8th, 2013

Hello. I have no actual entry today except to say that should you feel so inclined to get me a random present, I want this. That is all. Have great day!