Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hibiscus Tea

I really wasn't a big tea person until a co-worker introduced me to hibiscus tea. I've finally met my match. Forget tea bags... just add hot water to dried hibiscus petals, (found in grocery stores) and you'll get a tangy, fruity, juicy tea. It's perfect for these rainy days.
hibiscus tea

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cynical Proverbs

Nikki Farquharson altered these classic proverbs to reflect today's mentality. They made me laugh.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Special Return

Marc has finished school and has come back to the Bay Area! 
Please excuse my absence while I enjoy being reunited.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vid of the Day- Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock

You kill me, Alec Baldwin.

Monday, March 22, 2010



ps- I finished Igor Stravinsky and Coco Chanel the other day. A passionate and concise read.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

First Day of Spring

springI've waited a long time for you.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Acrylic Body Paint

I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw these pictures. These are actual people painted with acrylic paint. A creation of art by Alexa Meade.
acrylic body paint
acrylic body paint
acrylic body paint

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vid of the Day- Punch Brothers

My posts have been so fashion-centric lately... It's time to change it up. I just recently started listening to the Punch Brothers- a band created by Nickel Creek's mandolin player, Chris Thile. It's an acoustic album, which means all you hear is the sheer talent of the musicians. I love it! Here is a video performance of a song that's on their newest ablum, Antifogmatic, that is to be released later this year. How much does his voice make you melt? What a prodigious wonder Chris Thile is.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chanel's "Snice" Runway

Chanel fashion shows often leave spectators gawking, but in my opinion, this one takes the cake. Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's art director, had the ladies walking through a shallow puddle of water in the midst of a gigantic "snice" (snow and ice) block. This imaginative runway design was inspired by Sweden's Ice Hotel. Although viewers were cold (the room was at 28 degrees fahrenheit) the models were kept warm by the faux-fur found throughout the Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Go here for the full story!
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Thanks to for these images.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Topaz Spotlight- Acne Jewelry

I can't say much about their clothing line, but Acne has a beautiful collection of  jewelry.
What a bold statement these pieces make! They're definitely in the Topaz spotlight right now.

Would you wear it?


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fendi's Flashback

Fendi's Spring/Summer 2010 collection is filled with sheer overlays. I couldn't help but to think back to Alicia Silverstone's outfits in Clueless! Even at the age of... 8? 9? I remember liking those graceful, flowing pieces that Cher wore. Does anyone else remember this?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Academy Awards 2010

Loved it...Oscars 2010, academy awards 2010, oscars best dressed
1. Demi Moore in Atelier Versace- WOW! Demi stole the show for me. This dress possesses just the right amount of flirty, lush ruffles. Also, the neutral color allows her ever-youthful face to shine through.
2. Penelope Cruz in Donna Karan- I love this dress not only because of its deep red color, but also the bold, asymmetrical neckline. Penelope is perpetually one of my favorites.
3. Anika Noni Rose- This dress reminds me of art-deco. It's hard to see in this photo, but look at the glass cut detail on the bodice. I also love the sweetheart neckline.
4. Anna Kendrik in Elie Saab- The drape of this dress is feminine, flowy, and darling! But my favorite part is the peek-a-boo lace outlining the slit.

Not so much...
Don't get me wrong, I think Zoe Saldana is beautiful, but this dress resembles a stack of shag carpets.
zoe saldana

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I love you.

photo collage

Wishing a very happy birthday to a very special man.
A simple collage of some of the places we've been.

Friday, March 5, 2010

More Macarons!

I've gone a little bit crazy since I've successfully made macarons. Here are some more flavors I've made...

1. Chocolate with Mocha Creme
2. Lemon with Lime Zest Creme
3. Mint with Chocolate Creme
I can't get enough! Tell me what flavors to make next.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

For the record...

H&M, H&M the blues
Sorry H&M, but I can do without this denim on denim look.

Gearing up...

Don't forget that the 82nd Oscar Award Ceremony is this Sunday! Steven Martin and Alec Baldwin will be co-hosting this year. Shamefully, I have not seen all of the nominated films, but I cant' wait! Oscars, Academy Awards, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin
True confession: I often get misty-eyed watching these award shows. I mean, who didn't last year when Heath Ledger won Best Supporting?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Vid of the Day- Creative Art

This video will keep you guessing until the end... but it's worth watching all of it.