Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Tea

Here are some shots of the Royal Wedding Tea I had today. It was a lot of fun, my friends Robin, Ginny (Robin's Mom), Jaime and his boyfriend Steve came over for the event. We had tea sandwiches, scones, lentil salad, green salad and shortbread. It was super fun - my guest count wasn't what I had originally planned so I toned down some of the crazy ideas I had. We did play one game, a Royal Family Quiz and the winner won a replica of the Princess Diana engagement ring and the winner was.....GINNY! It was good for some laughs, Jaime was the runner up and got the second prize which was a Union Jack cube puzzle.
I didn't get too many photos of people and food since once we started going, I sort of forgot about my camera believe it or not.
I did get a pic of the always fabulous Jaime and his Royal Wedding tiara and Princess Diana wand - so great! I am a sucker for anything handmade.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Whole Foods Market - Royal Wedding Tote

Look what I got in the mail today from my counter part in our UK region! You can't tell from the photo but it is a tote, I have it hung over the back of my chair. I can't wait to use it.

I super love it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Hats of Kate

Had to put together this little montage of the fabulous hats that get to sit atop Kate Middleton. I hope that this inspires more people to wear hats and not just on special occasions. I have a number of hats I like to wear out and about the city, but would love to have a couple more small scale hats or fascinators that I can wear all day long. Who says you have to wear a nice skirt or jacket to pull off a dashing hat?

Without further ado...Do you have a favorite?
I know I heart goes pitter patter for the third row, second to the left - the beret with that huge arrow....oh la la. I am also cuckoo for the one to the right of it - all that fluff!

The last photo is Kate sans the hat, plus an umbrella. Hey! I needed to fill the space.

Maira Does It Again!

I know I have expressed my love for Maira Kalman a couple , here and here.
Since I was out of the office on Friday, I walked in today to find this in my mailbox. I immediately knew it was her! Thanks Maria for brightening my day.

Manic Monday

If I had the closet of my dreams and an invite to the Royal Wedding, this is what I would be wearing Friday...
Royal Wedding

Sunday, April 24, 2011

BayLee's Dreamy Nap

BayLee loves these little spongy balls - we decided since it was Easter, we should give him some sort of surprise so we surrounded him with all of his balls and he actually napped and woke up and napped again surrounded by his favorite toy. This went on for over and hour; each time he would move, the balls would move. It was so cute I had to share.

Happy Easter to you!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Shower Essentials

Since I practially dumped out my bag for you with my Pocketbook Essentials post, I thought I would do the same with my shower stuff. These items make my skin sing and my hair shine. What are your must have items in your shower?
1. Korres White Tea Cleanser, 2. Bath and Body Works Gauze Sponge, 3. Korres Melon Shower Gel, 4. Kevin Murphy Angel Wash, 5. Kevin Murphy Angel Rinse, 6. Turkish Towel, 7. Turbie Twist, 8. Kiehl's Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cute Sign

I have been downtown so much over the last two weeks with dentist and Dr. appointments and every time I walk by this sign for Paul's Hat Works in the window of The Hound (on Sutter Street) it has caught my eye. I love the simplicity of it and of course the mustache! I may just have to go to this hat shop and check it out. Oh my goodness, I just went to their website and I must go to this shop at once, based solely on the cool girls that run the shop...oh how I wish I was more hip (but not hipster)!
PS - My dream job besides being a writer would be a milliner. I seriously looked into a couple classes for it last year. I super love hats and would love a chance to learn how to make them. Just the thought of wearing something fun and at times outlandish atop my head makes me feel like a kid on a swing set.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

*{Fabulous Find}*

Who couldn't use an extra hand around the house?
I super love these and would put them in my bathroom or in my bedroom by my dresser.
You can get some for yourself at Viva Terra.

Easter Basket

Today, I got an Easter Basket (bag) from Miss Wendy. It was waiting on my desk for me when I got back from the Chiropractor this morning; what a nice surpise.

I must say...someone knows me very well. How cute is the star of the photo shoot? His plumage is killing me, hilarious!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunrise Deli

I super love Sunrise Deli. Angela introduced me and my Mom to this place a couple years back and I have been there a million times since with visits to the location in Berkeley sprinkled in between. This place has the best falafel in town - hands down. Ha! I just noticed it says that on their website too. On top of getting top notch Middle Eastern food here that is freshly made, they have a small grocery section at the back of the store as well some bakery items in their counter. Super friendly staff, fast service no frills deli and I love it! Next time you are in the Sunset check it out - on Irving Street between 22nd and 23rd Ave.

PS - Grab a half dozen on your way out the door - Tim and I decided they are like savory donuts - crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Royal Wedding

Just saw this on youtube and had to post.

Manic Monday

If I had the closet of my dreams, this is what I would be wearing today...
Spring Color Splash

Sunday, April 17, 2011


As we were leaving Petaluma this afternoon we saw this amazing woodie and I had to take photos.

Petaluma Antique Faire

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Royal Wedding Tea Towels

I super love these Royal Wedding themed tea towels I found on I'll take one of each please.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

BayLee's Bad Habit

BayLee has a bed in the living room and in the bedroom. I don't know if he is protesting for some reason or what is going on, but he has taken to sleeping next to his beds and not in/on them. Really?
Isn't it weird how his coloring looks different depending on where he is laying and the lighting? I love the second photo, so darn cute all wrapped up in a ball.

Tea and Flowers

With the Royal Wedding so close I can smell it, I have been obsessed with tea and flowers. Check out these beautiful arrangements I found on google images. My favorite...the lower right, those flowers are incredible.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Manic Monday

If I had the closet of my dreams, this is what I would be wearing today...
Big Top Stripes

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pocketbook Essentials

You know those things you just can't live without? The things that are always in your bag each and every day? I though I would share mine...I don't know about you, but I love when magazines ask celebrities what is in their bag and they dump it out, take a photo and have notes on each item. Instead of dumping my bag out, I thought I would make this little chart of all of the things I love to have with me in my bag each day.

1 - Stamps - you never know when you are going to have to send something in the mail (I love the mail).
2 - Eclipse peppermint gum - fresh breath is essential
3 - Moleskin reporter notebook - I love lists and always write down my wacky ideas
4 - Pilot V Ball Pen - I heard they are not making them anymore, very sad
5 - Quarters - just in case I have to feed the meter
6 - iPhone with Jonathan Adler case - I super love it!
7 - Rosebud Salve - if you have not tried it, you don't know what you're missing
8 - Purell Hand Sanitizer - do I need to explain?
9 - $2 Bill - they are so cool
10 - 2011 Pocket Calendar by Graphic Design - love this thing, I can't go 100% digital yet
11 - Jane Iredale Mineral Pressed Powder - best thing I ever got from my Dermatologist
12 - Buxom Lash Mascara - incredible wear, great applicator and no clumps!

What are your pocketbook essentials?

*{Fabulous Find}*

Super love these shower curtains!

Click here to check them out at Izola Shower.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Crunchy Nut

Remember this post about my favorite cereal? Well...I was watching the tube the other night and there was a commercial for it! It is back to the good ole USA! They are marketing it as "new" however, I know that it is the old Honey Nut Cornflakes, it tastes the same. Apparently an article I read claims "Crunchy Nut" was invented in Manchester in the 1980's however, I know as a kid in the 80's I was eating a lot of Honey Nut Cornflakes - same product, different name. Either way, I am happy and I don't care how much sugar or crap is in it - I don't eat cereal often - as a matter a fact, I don't really care for breakfast, but I love this cereal. The only thing I have an issue with... On the UK/Euro box it says "'s ludicrously tasty" on the US box it does not- are Americans not ready for a ludicrously tasty cereal? This American is!

PS - Maybe all of those letters I wrote to Kellogg's did make an impact!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Manic Monday

If I had the closet of my dreams, this is what I would be wearing today...
Black Texture

Friday, April 01, 2011

Photo Shoot

My photography class is over - I learned a TON about shooting on manual and not using the auto button. I don't know if I am totally converted yet, but I am on my way. Pretty cool to know how to control the light, aperature, speed and white balance in all of my photos. It will take a lot of practice, but I like it a lot and having the ability to ajust and fine tune things is pretty neat.
Last weekend I was able to shoot a friend of mine after ballet class and it was pretty amazing. Some of the photos are a bit blurry as speed was covered this last week, but I think they are lovely and thought I would share a few.

Re-think Your Drink

Let me first say that I am BEAMING like a proud parent at the fact that one of my favorite people has been finally noticed by the media. Allow me to introduce you to Angela Asch, Greek Goddess and now local celeb!
Great job Angela!
Love you!
Click here to watch.


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