3.28.2013

READING LIST

It seems like there is a great new crop of books out there. Here's a few on my reading list (just in time for the weekend)




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SWEET SATURDAY

If you havent heard of Saturday, Kate Spade's new line, then let me introduce you. It is a wonderful collection of affordable, classic Kate Spade pieces. I want one of each please.




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3.26.2013

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Easter is this coming weekend which means that it must be spring. I love this time of year because it signals the coming of summer and warm months ahead. Im loving bright florals with graphic black and white.





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3.25.2013

SPRING BLOOMS

This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the de Young museum exhibit, Bouquets to Art, where local florists create flower arrangements in conjunction with paintings. There were a few standout arrangements. I am drawn to the organic shapes with plenty of textures and colors. Here are were my favorites...














3.22.2013

MIRROR, MIRROR

Last week I added this picture to Pinterest.


And since then, I cant keep seeing beautiful Venetian mirrors everywhere. They are such statement-making pieces. Here are a few more examples of their impact...





Here's where you can get your own...

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3.21.2013

BUILDING A MANICURE KIT

In my quest to save a few dollars here and there, I have decided to start doing my own nails. I found that if you have the right tools you can do almost as good of a job, if not better, than a nail salon. Here is the little nail kit that I have assembled.



There is also an awesome at-home nail tutorial here.

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3.20.2013

WALK ALONG THE WATER

This past weekend we had beautiful weather. I took the opportunity to walk along the waterfront. I am so lucky that I only live within a few blocks of the water. Here are a few pictures that I took during my walk. It just makes me appreciate San Francisco even more.


















3.19.2013

BLACK, WHITE AND SPOTTED ALL OVER

Sometimes I will see a picture on Pinterest and it will stick with me for a few days. I saw this amazing image from Lonny Magazine August 2012 and I was captivated by the mix of patterns and textures.


Here's how i would recreate the look for myself (adding a little color).





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3.18.2013

SUNDAY SUPPERS: WEST AFRICAN PEANUT SOUP

I havent done a Sunday Suppers post in FOREVER. Maybe thats because things have been so hectic and I haven't been cooking as much as I used to.

Well this week's recipe just might redeem all of those missed Sundays. I found this recipe via one of my favorite blogs, it is from Cookie + Kate and is ABSOLUTELY amazing. I think I will be making this much more often. It is pretty healthy (minus the 3/4 cup of peanut butter) and really sticks with you.

Here are a few pictures from when I made it. Make sure to click the link below for the full recipe. I used beautiful rainbow collard greens from the farmer's market. Those are the actual colors of the stems--promise I didn't retouch them at all.

Enjoy. Happy Monday!










Yummy recipe here.


3.16.2013

WITH GRACE

While browsing a lovely site, Of A Kind, I came across a beautiful design by Grace Lee. Unfortunately it was sold out on their site but I went over to her main site and what stunning work she does. My favorite are her rings that are both traditional and modern. They are a little more of an investment but I would imagine they would be so beautiful to look at every day.