Month: July 2009

LA, from my view.


Hello, I’m Julia, Tina’s friend in Paris. A few months ago, Ms. Tina very graciously helped me design my blog, Sugar Pop Tarts. When I heard that my old friend from my days in LA needed help, I wanted to volunteer.


I decided to pull together some pictures that remind me of our hostess’ hometown,
Los Angeles.


They were taken by photographer Sam Hessamain.


Aren’t they fantastic?

I would love for you to visit my blog, but beware. Don’t do it at work. It has the Blogger warning on it…Merci! — Julia.

A little break


My dears, I’m taking a little break from the blog for the rest of July and August. I wish I could tell you that I’m going away to somewhere marvelous. But I’m not. Just staying put amid my ongoing family matters. (Nothing terrible has happened. My dad came home from the hospital today.) I’ll still be carrying around my Blackberry, so email me! Meanwhile will you promise to meet me back here after Labor Day? Will miss you…

Norma Jeane DiMaggio


Life is on newsstands this week with a new commemorative issue on Marilyn Monroe. The editors of the magazine certainly have a huge archive to draw from. The photos of the star with husband Joe DiMaggio are so charming. But the most exciting bit of ephemera is this:


Monroe’s old passport is signed “Norma Jeane DiMaggio.” I love it!

A Magazine Favorite: Camping with Style


Normally I would be posting on Domino tonight, but I got distracted by these photos in the newest issue of Country Living. It was the Cath Kidston tent (above) that did it…


Or maybe it’s because my secret dream is to live in a little cabin somewhere…


I just flipped over these photos…


I’m really longing to go to our little rental cabin in the High Sierras.


I don’t know if I’ll make it this year, but I’m so daydreaming…

(Photos by Marcus Nilsson. More details about that Cath Kidston tent and other things on the Country Living website!)

Girls in Flats

Our Facebook group, the International Society of Girls in Flats, has now grown to 680 members! Check it out here! (Don’t forget to join!)

Hope you have a lovely Saturday. Depending how my dad is feeling, we might try to make a little trip to the beach for lunch.

(The photo above is from an old Anthropologie catalogue.)

Happy Weekend


These beautiful photos of Huntington Gardens in San Marino were taken by my friend Scott Martelle, journalist, author and blogger.


The Huntington is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It has an extraordinary English rose garden, a Japanese garden, an Australian garden and a Chinese garden…


I want to go (and take my Holga 35 mm camera!)

What are you up to this weekend?

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