Tag Archives: travel

someday i’ll have a balcony

24 Apr

And hopefully it will be as awesome as these. I first fell in love with French-style bistro chairs and tables when my mom opened her outdoor design store in Portland’s Pearl District. Every day after middle school I would ride the bus to the store, gawk over the pieces and usually head over to legendary diner Byways Cafe for a BLT to-go (on sourdough, obvi). Flying to California to hunt the LA Flea Market for new pieces for the store was another highlight, and it was then I developed my affinity for this patio furniture.   Luckily, Sweden’s Alvhem Makleri Design & Interiors loves them too.

Who wouldn’t want to hang out there? Delicious breakfast carbs..check. French press…check. Europe…check. Perfectly styled patio…check. I could really just go for renting an apartment in Sweden for a week and calling that a pretty good time.

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fancy friday

20 Apr

I spend most of my time in extremely casual environments, so I’ve adopted a new favorite phrase: fancy friday. Has a nice ring, doesn’t it? Here are a few of my favorite fancy finds from the week (though not actually particularly fancy):

Haute Hippie via shopbop. Gawking over this for my upcoming Palm Springs trip.

I keep seeing this all over the net, yet have no idea where it’s from. Anyone? This belongs in my closet.

I know it’s spring, but this cashmere cowl neck souchi sweater is beautiful.

Diane von Furstenberg ‘Zia’ platform sandal. I love them in this color.

Vince lambskin leather shorts via Bloomingdales.

Happy Friday!

share your passion

20 Apr

I used to blog. In a former life. Then I realized my work and personal life were becoming one in the same – my blog had lost the essence of “me,” and instead became a reflection of my daily work. While I love my work, technology has made it far too easy for e-mails/requests/projects to follow you home everyday. Far too easy to lose sight of passions because of the pressure to always be “on call.” Even so, technology has also provided us with many necessary resources to explore and continue discovering new things.

Ever heard the quote, “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time”? Your passions, coupled with your work, family, and whatever else is important to you, are what make you who you are. So, cheers to living a life full of passions and discovery. Cheers to living your ideal lifestyle. Cheers to living in style, whatever you interpret that to be. As a great rapper (or two or three or four) said – do you!