Tuesday
Aug232011

kate spade + shutters on the beach

Want to ride Adeline Adeline’s limited-edition Kate Spade bicycle about town but don’t want to pay the $1,100 price tag? You’re in luck! That is, if you find yourself in California. Shutters on the Beach, a posh Santa Monica beach resort, allows guests to rent the bicycles by the day or by the hour. !!!!. I’m seriously considering booking a mini-stay-cation at the resort just so I can rent one. I mean, can you blame me?

Monday
Aug222011

coach + fall advertisements

I’m a sucker for good advertisements. In fact, I have an entire binder dedicated to fashion + home advertisements alone (all archived in plastic page protectors, of course). While browsing through this very binder earlier today, I stumbled across these fantastic Coach ads I’d saved months (or possibly years!) ago. I can’t remember which season they’re from for the life of me, but I find them very inspirational. If only Los Angeles had an autumn! (Winter I can do without :) 

(scanned by yours truly)

Monday
Aug222011

scenes from sunday

There’s something about California that inspires me to take so many photos! Perhaps it has a bit to do with the pleasant (read: perfect) weather? In any case, I had to share :) The top image, taken shortly after I painted my nails Essie’s “Really Red,” was snapped by my roommate. Save for the photo of the fresh blooms (which was taken at a local farmer’s market), I captured the other images around the house. And there you have it - a photo documentation of my rather uneventful (but totally relaxing) weekend. I hope yours was just as lovely!

Monday
Aug222011

want of the day

 

I’ve been eyeing Scalamandré’s red zebra umbrella for months now (haven’t we all?!). BUT, when the company added a zebra second umbrella in their yellow colorway last week, my heart was torn - I’m not sure which one I like best! Wouldn’t this sunshine-y confection be perfect for a dreary day? Never mind the fact that it rarely rains in LA - it doesn't seem to stop Kelly Wearstler :) 

Monday
Aug152011

the eye has to travel

This Fall, I will most certainly be picking up a copy of The Eye Has to Travel by Lisa Immordino Vreeland (who happens to be married to the legendary editor’s grandson). The book, due in stores on October 1, promises fresh new content about DV - I simply cawn’t wait! The author is also set to release the first DV documentary of the same name, which reportedly features interviews with Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta and Ali McGraw (who briefly worked as Vreeland’s assistant at Bazaar). Both book and film are sure to be, as Diana would say, DEEH-VINE!