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Happy Weekend!

Hello lovies, what are you doing this weekend? With my laundry crisis over, I plan to spend the weekend reading Lisa See’s new book, Shanghai Girls! bliss…xoxox PS: Photo by the fantastic Rosie Hardy. She’s 18 years old and already an amazing photographer. (Her myspace page and flickr pages here.) Her work is not without […]

Folk Art Yard Sale

One of my neighbors recently had a yard sale He sold of some of the old paintings that he and his father created in their garage workshop Of course, I had to lug home the giant matador and various pieces of Mexican folk art I can rarely resist a yard sale, especially one this colorful, […]

Funny Moneygami

Perhaps this is further evidence that I spend too much time on the Internet (if that’s possible). While cruising around I discovered Moneygami on a site called Fun Fever. It’s so clever (although I feel bad for the guy who was made into a potted plant). I think Thomas Jefferson er I mean Alexander Hamilton […]

Miss Liss

I simply adore lovely Liss and her beautiful blog, Daydream Lily. She finds the dreamiest photos.

Laundry Crisis Over!

My dears, I’m happy to report that I have finally finished my laundry, hung up all the coats that were slug over a chair (since December), and put away all my shoes…Although I’m still missing one pair of leopard print flats, I’m ready to face the world again with clean socks!! More pictures from the […]

Black Cat, Observed

As the proud person of two black cats, I love these sketches by Olkazavr, found on flickr. They remind me a little of Peter Alexander’s series on his beloved cat, Romance. Hope your Tuesday is off to a good start! xoxo

The Ultimate Inspiration Wall

I could spend hours looking at this collage by interior designer Diane Bergeron. Click here to see it under a virtual magnifying glass. It takes just a few moments to load. xoxo

Many Shades of Ocean Blue

I love this photo by Yosigo on Flickr. Seemed fitting for the holiday. How was your weekend? I spent the weekend trying to catch up on laundry! I haven’t been able to reach the bottom of the laundry basket in weeks. (Usually I just give up and head to Target to buy socks and knickers.)

Fuji Instax 200

I know it’s not Polaroid… But maybe it will do? Once all the Polaroid film in the world is gone? Do you think Fuji will work? I was dismayed to discover that my local source of Polaroid film (at $18.99 a pack!) was running out….I figured I would give the Fuji Instax 200 a try…It […]

Helena Christensen’s Bohème Abode

Paris Vogue this month features the model’s fantastic NYC apartment… I love her inspiration walls and tattered art… And makeshift furniture… A sophisticated magpie, indeed… “Tous les objets, et il y en a des milliers, sont des souvenirs vrais ou adoptés chez les brocanteurs du dimanche, à Chelsea ou à la campagne.” Loosely translated: She […]

The International Society of Girls in Tulle?

What do you think? Should we form a Facebook group? The Washington ballet photo reminded me, yet again, of my favorite fabric. (Even though it has the texture of a Brillo pad, it’s so, so lovely.) PREVIOUSLY: The International Society of Girls in Flats.

Tutu, too?

Hello everyone. How was your Wednesday? This photo of some of the members of the Washington Ballet made me laugh out loud! It was taken by Cade Martin and is now making its way through the Tumblr world. I want to walk around town in a tutu!

Hang On

Hello loves. I know it’s probably Wednesday morning where you are. And I’m just now doing my Tuesday post here at the hospital with my dad. It was one of those days. My dad decided today that he’s had enough of the hospital and wants to escape. I don’t blame him. We spent the evening […]

Inspiration Collage

Hello darlings, Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I loved reading them.  They’ve cheered me up. (Tina Tarnoff, I can’t believe you’re still reading Revolutionary Road!) I’m here in my dad’s hospital room waiting for him to be wheeled to surgery. I’ve found it so calming looking through the beautiful photos on RedBubble. Here’s […]

Happy Weekend!

monet gardens, by CharlaneG. A gorgeous photo by my girl Char!

Miss Isabella

Hello darlings. Hope you’re doing well. Are you looking forward to the weekend? My dad will be in the hospital for a few more days. We’ve certainly had a lot of ups and downs. Yesterday was definitely one of the up days: The doctor is pleased with my dad’s progress. And, after returning from the […]

Hot Vanilla Sky

It’s hot and sticky out today, one of those days in Los Angeles when the sky has turned blue-grey mixed with patches of vanilla (In other words: fog mixed with smog.) I’m so tired I feel jet lagged. My dad had a relapse on Monday and was readmitted to the hospital. I spent the night […]

Garden Roses

Hello everyone. Here are a few more Polaroids of some of my garden roses. I’m especially fond of the big fluffy purple one. (It’s a David Austin rose called Othello.) I think the yellow one is Henry Ford, but I’m not sure. I lost the map I made of the rose garden a few years […]

Afternoon Eye Candy

Hello my dears, I hope you’re having a lovely Tuesday. Since my dad got sick ten days ago, I’ve been looking for little respites. Lately, my favorite is watching perfume ads on YouTube. (Call it Perfume Porn!) I know it sounds weird, but it’s a beautiful escape. I found this one last night of Keira […]

Cecil Beaton

I would love to be in London this week… For the last few days of the Cecil Beaton exhibitat the Chris Beetles Art Gallery… The retrospective features 64 images that cover more than 40 years of Beaton’s career. It would be so lovely to see the exhibit and then head over to the Tea Palace […]

So Charming…

I LOVE these embroidered illustrations by Stephen Campbell… It would be so lovely to walk my dog (or cat?) in London… Or navigate the Tube with this fantastic map! I can’t sew a stitch but I adore whimsical embroidery. And Campbell’s is brilliant! There’s more of his designs over here! xoxo

Sofia Coppola

…I love her photography… …as well as her movies… …It’s all so very delicious… …but I’m especially in love with her Miss Dior commercial… And this website, Life With Sofia. It’s like having pink macrons for breakfast! Happy Monday!

Sunday at the Flea Market

It’s become one of my favorite Mother’s Day traditions… After brunch, I get to slip away to the flea market… I usually bring about $50 and a couple rolls of film… …to buy and take pictures of whatever I want… Here are some of the things I spotted today at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. […]

Happy Mother’s Day

My mom and grandmother in Ft. Thomas, KY My mom with my older brother, Michael And my mom and dad. Have a lovely day, wherever you are today. I’m cooking brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day and my dad’s return from the hospital. Thank you all for your sweet comments. I read them all to my […]

Thursday Giveaway!

My Dears, I’m very pleased to announce this week’s giveaway. It’s a beautiful mixed-media painting by the lovely Susan Najarian. It measures 3 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ and 1/2″ deep and features of solitary blackbird sitting on a wire and gazing at a beautiful blue sky. It’s a wonderful piece for that little spot that […]

Sunset at Midday

It was so hot here today, like summer. It reminded me that I need to organize our summer vacation. We usually rent a cabin in August on a lake in the High Sierras. I was thinking that I need to find a way to blog from the cabin. The Internet is a bit spotty there. […]

Bello Mr. Bello

I took a stack of magazines — including some old issues of Gourmet magazine — with me to the hospital when I was visiting my dad. I was reminded of the gorgeous photography of Roland Bello. His website is positively luscious. (A sampling of some of his interior photos above.) And a few of his […]

Desert Dreaming

Hello everyone, how was your Tuesday? I just got back after spending the day at the hospital with my dad. He had another surgery today. We hope to know tomorrow when we can bring him home. Generally, he’s doing better — but the hospital is so dreary! I found myself daydreaming about the desert. I […]

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