Leith Clark at Home

I have a giant girl crush on Leith Clark. It started a few years back when I first discovered Lula, her now-defunct fashion magazine. I all but stalk her on instagram and eat up anything and everything she has a hand in. 

When I'm intrigued by someone, I naturally want to take a look at their living space. This Harper's Bazaar UK article was all I could find! Her space is adorable, and I’m surprised that she hasn’t had a full fledged feature in an interiors publication. I have a feeling that she decorated this space over time, using her instincts to pick up pieces here and there which in turn gave life to a look that is 100% her own. These are the kind of spaces that I most admire. 

Her newest venture, The Violet Book, is on my radar but I’m hard pressed to find a copy in Kansas City. Have you had a chance to read it? Would love to know what you think! 

P.S. the article notes that her pup drinks from a Beverly Hills Hotel water bowl. I love that detail :) 


une citation

"We all survive more than we think we can." 
-Joan Didion  

(photograph by Cig Harvey)


a lovely being + etsy

Sometimes, I go a little overboard when I go antiqueing. And by a little, I mean a lot. I'd like to blame it on Kansas City for being such a thrifting goldmine, but the truth is that I've been doing this for years! My little studio apartment is practically bursting at the seams with vintage goods and so I've decided to start an Etsy shop to pass these treasures onto you. Above are a few choice offerings from a lovely being boutique. Each item listed on the site was hand-selected simply because I was drawn to it. I had a lot of fun with styling and setting up the store front, and I can only hope that you take a peek. I'll be adding more pieces (lord knows my apartment needs it) in the next few weeks. If you'd like, drop a line - I'd love to hear what you think! 

above: vintage dalmation figurine, yellow and cream striped vintage vase, vintage needlepoint accent pillow, pair of heavy brass vintage pelican bookends, vintage basketweave ceramic pitcher, painted malachite and brass jewelry box  


want of the day

A few years ago when Tom Ford's "Nikita" sunglasses came to market, I purchased the ivory pair. They are the most fun to wear and totally make me feel like a '50s movie star (even in workout clothes!). This Spring, I'm aching for the "Nikita" in tortoise. They're so damn chic! As I plan to sport cat-eye glasses my entire life, I'll be wearing them well into my 80's. And then I can pass them onto my grandchildren. I think it's a good investment, don't you? :) 


in the studio with leanne shapton

Leanne Shapton is the kind of woman who does it all. Formerly the art director of the NYT Op-Ed page, she now writes and illustrates books, runs a nonprofit press with a friend (which she founded, of course), creates and sells her own incredible art, and generally kicks ass in the game of life. I fell in love with her Manhattan studio a few years back when it was featured in The Paris Review. She's nailed the eclectic look while staying completely true to herself... it seems as if everything in her space has a story. I've looked at these images too many times to count. I hope you enjoy as much as I do!