Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Something I love by: scarves are always in season.
moio scarves, scarves
Check out the endless amount of scarves at Moio.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pancake Day

Today is Fat Tuesday: a day of festive attire, music, celebration and indulgence.
In many parts of the world, mainly Europe, pancakes are the food of choice during this last hurrah.
Will you partake in eating these fluffy, buttery treats?
pancakes, shrove tuesday
1. If you're in L.A., track down the Buttermilk food truck. Pictured here are the pancake bites- just the beginning of the delicious breakfast menu.
2. If you're tired of circular pancakes, fear no more. Find adorable pancake rings here.
Happy Pancake Day!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Award Show Picks

Overall an underwhelming year in terms of fashion in my opinion, but there were some gems that stood out.oscar dresses 2011
1. Gweneth Paltrow in Calvin Klein
2. Camila Alves in Kaufman Franco
3. Mila Kunis in Elie Saab
4. Annette Bening in Naeem Khan

Also, shout out to January Jones for being fabulous at award shows this year.
She was a 2010 favorite for me as well.
The Golden Globes ravishing red  dress is a bit too revealing for my taste, but she pulls it off incredibly well.

january jones award shows

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Claude Monet's Studio

I absolutely love this picture. It's so serene, yet so solemn.
Claude Monet and I share the same birthday.
Claude Monet studio

Friday, February 25, 2011

Get Excited

I love this time of year.
I'll admit to not having seen 127 hours or The Fighter, but here are my picks...
oscar picks
Obviously I loved the King's Speech. But, honestly, comparing these films is like comparing apples and oranges.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

In the works...

The new Red Topaz site is on the brink of being launched... Visit back frequently for the redirect. I'm excited!!! Meanwhile...

Please stand by

Monday, February 21, 2011

NPR Valentine's

Earlier this month, conservatives made a budget proposal that eliminates funding for NPR, PBS, and many more public service media hubs. Ridiculous. Don't take away my link to the outside world! If you agree, click here, and sign the petition. Enjoy these NPR Valentine's found here.
NPR, NPR Valentines

NPR, NPR Valentines

NPR, NPR Valentines

Monday, January 31, 2011

You're So Sweet

sugar cubes A lesson in old-time typography, wrapped up into sugary morsels.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Black Swan Shop

I loved Black Swan! The grandiose music of Tchaikovsky, the relentless spiral into absurdity, the dancing...
Natalie Portman's intellect and talent is something to be admired.
She is a part of the elite few that has an Erdős–Bacon number, or a number that measures your collaborative distance between the actor Kevin Bacon, and the Hungarian mathematician, Paul Erdős.
A "six degree of separation" meter of sorts...
black swan posters, boca black swan poster
These posters were designed by La Boca, a UK based design firm.
Check out more Black Swan merch at the Fox store.

Monday, January 17, 2011


"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." - Martin Luther King
martin luther king