Monday, June 6, 2011

Lazy Summer Reading

I have always had a love for books, since they are such a simple, relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of my daily routine. That said, I rarely have the opportunity to read as much as I would like to; therefore, I have vowed that this summer I will take more time out to sit back and open up a book. I recently checked out these two books at my local library and cannot wait to get started. I grabbed two biographies and, of course, who can resist the new DIY Martha Stewart Weddings! Lots of my friends love the new reading technologies that allow us to take books anywhere and everywhere, but, for me, nothing can replace the feeling of turning each page.

Friday, June 3, 2011

June Is In Bloom

With June in full swing, I am absolutely loving the pretty flowers in blossom. I recently took a trip to The Huntington Library and captured some of the beautiful flora and fauna. These flowers inspire the senses. I would have loved to pick one of these gorgeous flowers and place it in my hair; but, alas, no picking permitted at The Huntington. Sigh.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Inspiration: Strawberry Lemonade

Two of my favorite things about summer are strawberries and lemonade. The refreshing taste of ice cold lemonade, using lemons from my mother's backyard, always makes a summer day complete. And, of course, the pure indulgence of strawberries on a warm, starry night are oh-so-sweet. So, what better combination for my June inspiration than strawberry lemonade? Just about everything in this picture is utterly drool-worthy. I plan on trying to incorporate quite a few strawberries and a lot of lemonade into my lazy, summer afternoons. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer On The Brink

Memorial Day Weekend always seems to mark the beginning of summer, at least for me. Once the end of May is here, I start making my list of things I want to do this summer. It's kind of like a bucket-list for the summertime. While several items on my list are new, there are a few old faithfuls that seem to make an appearance every summer. I always make sure to leave room to add more as the summer goes on. Here is a glimpse of my list, what's on yours?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Messy Spring Hair

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 I was beyond excited to receive the new Anthropologie catalog in the mail today, mainly because I always draw so much inspiration from the fashion, as well as the hair and makeup aesthetic. And after all, it is Anthropologie; beautiful, elegant and classy, oh my! This catalog did not disappoint in the slightest, with amazing photos and some noteworthy pieces of clothing. I paid special attention to the models' hair, which was styled into a messy side-braid. I am absolutely in love with the contrast a messy side-braid adds to the prim and proper looks of spring. I cannot wait to rock this style for spring, it's a little bohemian and a lot undone, but in such a ethereal way. Click on the picture to see the full catalog. Love, love, love!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Inspiration Board: Spring Fling

It's the first day of March and I cannot stop thinking about spring. I absolutely love anything and everything having to do with this beautiful season. Although springtime in California can switch between rain and sunshine, it's always an opportunity to wear something pretty, flirty and fun. Happy March 1st!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I'm excited because Valentine's Day has arrived and I can't wait to be surrounded by flowers, sweets and hearts galore. My house is filled with the smell of roses, irises and orchids, all in full bloom. Tonight I plan on making a spaghetti dinner with homemade marinara, homemade meatballs and a pear walnut salad. For dessert, pink and red cupcakes. Happy Love Day! <3