Friday
Sep022011

bon weekend!

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday weekends! Mine will be filled with BBQs, raspberry ice cream, and hopefully the completion of this book... I can’t wait :) See you on Monday! x

(photos coutresy of the tory blog)

Friday
Sep022011

abigail ahern's whimsical flat

I first heard of Abigail Ahern when I interviewed Carter Kustera for Matchbook - she sells his prints in her fantastic London boutique, Atelier Abigail Ahern. Now that she’s on my radar, I’m seeing her everywhere! Todd Selby published photos of her home on his blog this week - I’m seriously obsessed. Hydrangeas, a little terrier and an old Mercedes?! This woman speaks my language. I'm digging those charcoal walls - I actually just painted my bedroom a similar shade. Abigail, if you're reading this, you should totally open a boutique in Los Angeles. I'd work for you in a heartbeat! 

Friday
Sep022011

annabelle corolle

Last week, I mentioned that my favorite childhood book was called A for Annabelle. I was so obsessed with the little book that I actually named a Corolle doll (a fourth birthday present) after it :) Annabelle Corolle and I went everywhere together - she dressed to the nines (her wardrobe would have rivaled that of Anna Wintour’s) and I dressed in a bedazzled Minnie Mouse tee + matching leggings number that I refused to take off. Annabelle is still around somewhere - my mom packed her and her accessories away so I could pass them onto my little girl one day. Do you remember your favorite childhood toy? Do you still have it?!

Friday
Sep022011

kate spade + the west side

I know that the blog has been a bit Los Angeles-centric lately, but I really can’t help myself! Exploring a new city is so much fun, especially when companies like Kate Spade do the scouting for you. To promote their partnership with Shutters on the Beach,  Kate Spade created this map of cool places to visit when on LA’s west side. I live on the (way cheaper...) east side, but try to make it to the beach as much as possible :) Can't wait to check these places out + report back! 

(illustrated map courtesy of behind the curtain

Thursday
Sep012011

the aristocratic arch

This feature re: thick eyebrows in the September issue of Town & Country stopped me dead in my tracks. It’s as if they could read my mind! I, too, am a huge fan of Kate Middleton’s luscious brows, and have recently set out to thicken mine up. They were never thin to begin with, but I'd like them to make more of a statement (what I would give to to visit Anastasia Soare at her famous brow salon in Beverly Hills!). What is your take on thick eyebrows? Do you use a brow pencil? Which celebrity/icon/person of interest, in your opinion, has the best brows?