So serene. From a London townhouse designed by Kelly Hoppen. More photos here.
January 30, 2010
A girlfriend and I are starting to think about the menu for a ladies' lunch we're hosting next month and I think I've landed on the perfect dessert: Pink Grapefruit and Champagne Sorbet. Doesn't that sound refreshing?
January 29, 2010
Treasure from a recent outing: Oneida Silversmiths candlesticks, Brooks Brothers mens' oxford in the softest cotton (perfect for sleeping in) and a plate commemorating the 1981 marriage of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer which was just too funny to pass up.
January 27, 2010
January 18, 2010
While perusing Craigslist yesterday for Pee Wee Herman tickets, I meandered into a search for vintage trailers. How did I get there? Not sure. But now I want one... bad. Maybe it's because I watched Lucy and Desi in The Long, Long Trailer too many times as a kid.
But seriously, don't you think this pink travel trailer could be a beauty?
I imagine transforming it into something like the Enjoy Cupcakes trailer below, which I have seen in person on a trip to Los Olivos and it is ADORABLE!
And of course, I would kit-out the inside with Trina Turk fabric like the Adelante Boutique trailer in Austin. Don't you love the puff ball trim on that curtain?!
And if you've never seen it, you really must check out The Long, Long Trailer. Perfect for a rainy afternoon like today.
January 7, 2010
I bought this coat in red from J. Crew a few seasons back and, oh boy, has it been a winner. I sort of purchased it on a whim, because really, how often do you need a heavy coat in Los Angeles?
It is the perfect shade of red, has a ruffled stand up collar and the cutest cream and fuchsia silk lining. And what do you know? It turned out to be a stand out in my wardrobe. Because it's never too cold for too long I don't get bored with it, in fact wearing my coat is like a treat - even if it's with a tank top, jeans and flip flops!
Do you have an item in your wardrobe that at first seemed like a frivolous splurge and turned out to be a staple?
January 6, 2010
Here are a couple of gems I scooped up during my lunch hour yesterday: a turquoise Ball mason jar with glass lid, a pristine 1964 edition of Jungle People by anthropologist Jules Henry (which looks to me like it was purchased at the USC bookstore and the student never cracked it open!), Party Patterns: with Gaiety Ganteed from 1961, and A Woman Named Jackie signed by author C. David Heyman.
Now I had promised myself that I would stay away from the book section at this particular store because our house is overflowing with books, but I just couldn't help myself. This spot always has great books that I just can't resist (fortunately, I didn't walk away with anymore cook books!).
Photos from Sparker Shop's Flickr.