Friday, May 23, 2008


Sorry about the lack of posts...I'm in the process of moving. I wish it were this easy:

Photo by Janet Penny

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Handmade Finds for a New Place

I'm moving soon!  And although I won't have room for more new stuff, making a wish list of great handmade items on Etsy inspires me to pare down to make room for some of these!  

ZiqZaq Coffee/Tea set for two.  Super charming and green, too!  

Comic Tray - great as a catch all!
Design by Bombus

Loving the simplicity of these shapes, perfect for a kitchen wall.
Still life by Monkfish 

Union Jack Cushion.  Great bold colors.  But not sure the guy would go for this one!  

Now...I better get to packing!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Fashion Friday: Picks for the Heat

The temperature recently has really shot up to my comfort range of mid-80's! As a desert girl transplanted to kinda-chilly No. Cal., I'm excited to pull out my summer dresses usually saved for trips to Texas!

Here are some pieces that would be perfect for a day of wine-tasting (tomorrow!) or just hanging out on the deck with friends and a pitcher of sangria (yum
! fruit!).

Dresses from JCrew and Old Navy

Solid and Pattern Frocks from Banana Republic

I'm totally in awe of the saturated sorbet colors of Michael Kors Spring 2008 collection.
Dream with me, people:

Photos from

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Photo Monday (on Wednesday)

Just got back from Texas! It was a busy trip, with not a lot of time to wander with my camera.
But here is one shot that I like:


I'm considering taking a photography class on portraits. Here are two of my favorites from the weekend:

On the Way Home and Just a Peek

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Paying Respect to a Pop Master

One of my favorite American artists, Robert Rauschenberg, passed away yesterday.  There are too many words to describe his work, but if I had to choose one, it would be visionary. 

Pilgrim, 1950 (Image from / Rauschenberg sitting with a combine piece. (Image from The Collector)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Down in the West Texas Town of El Paso

I'm headed to see my family in Texas...and I hope to see some spectacular El Paso sunsets like this one I found on Flickr.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Fashion: The Met Costume Institute. Gala

A few favorites from from the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute "Superheroes" Gala
(and two favorite "misses" at the bottom):

The shape is perfect on these two. Love those gloves!
Blake Lively in Ralph Lauren / Venus Williams in the Carolina Herrera I blogged about in February

Both dresses nicely wink at the theme w/o looking like costumes.
Christina Ricci in Givenchy Haute Couture / Gisele Bundchen in Atelier Versace

Love the color and love the leather piece!
Molly Sims in Versace / Emily Mortimer (not sure whose dress this is!)

Oh no.
Misha Barton in Missoni /Jennifer Connelly in Balenciaga

Photos courtesy of StyleDash via Coterie.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Art Inspiration: Classics

Two Women At a Window - Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1618-1682)
I love this piece; the two expressions are so different and so real.

Image courtesey of The Artchive.

Photo Monday

Focus on nature this week. The landscape of Half Moon Bay seems to change overnight, so I captured a few bright floral shots while I could!

Busy busy
(I was especially excited to catch this little guy in action)

Surf and turf

Friday, May 02, 2008

April Top Ten

The month flew by! Here are some highlights from a fun, and busy, month. (Thanks to all my friends for making my birthday such a blast.)
10. STARS and Gold Spike 2008 events were a success!
9. Jaunting off to the city w/ Chris, Piyada and Ajay
8. Baking a Good Neighbor cake for my admin.
7. Little Will Webb's baptism
6. Stanford Women's B-ball making it to the final game!
5. Seeing Sandra Day O'Connor speak about the meaning of life
4. Enjoying Hawaiian drinks w/ my buddies for my birthday - Bye bye Hukilau :(
3. Getting my Nikon D40
2. Photographing the Rodin and Chihuly sculptures
1. Matt telling me about the 3 batches of cupcakes he made for my birthday, and eating said cupcakes.

Fashion Friday: Spring Style

It's May! That means graduations, Mother's Day, outdoor parties and weddings start filling up calendars! Here are some gorgeous looks for spring that are definitely event-worthy...

Casual, bold, flowy, and bright. Perfect for day-time events.
Designs by Diane von Furstenberg.

LBDs with a kick.
Designs by Behnaz Sarafpour and Fendi.

Soft demure colors with beautiful shapes.
Designs by Donna Karan and Temperley London

One beautiful color with one beautiful accessory.
Designs by Cynthia Rowley and Luisa Beccaria

Long but with a casual feel.
Designs by Nicole Miller and Tracy Reese.