Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend Stories.

In high school I had a history teacher my junior year who would start off every Monday by asking if anyone had weekend stories to share, random piece of information I know but I thought I would share my weekend story with you all. Punky was away at camp all weekend so it was just Z and I. After we dropped Punky off we decided to be adventurous and head on down to the San Diego Fair for some grub. It was jammed full of teenagers and fried food (do these two things go hand in hand?), we looked at the adventurous items like deep fried Snickers (just reading those signs makes my arteries cringe) and settled on something a little more friendly to a couple of 30 year olds. I will say we did have some funnel cake, it was the fair after all. Saturday headed down to a Japanese market to grab some supplies for making our own sushi thanks to a fun little gadget we grabbed at the fair. The marketplace located in San Diego was incredible!! I did get my hands on Vogue Japan and although I have not one clue what any of it says, the pictures and layouts are eye candy for sure!! Sunday we went for a hike with Phoebe. Note: I tend to jump at every little sound convinced that a mountain lion is going to devour me for any given meal or that a rattlesnake is just waiting for someone to bite at every corner. Z finds this half amusing half ridiculous, but thats what you get when Mr. Outdoorsman marries Mrs. I Like To Stay Inside With Air Conditioning and Domesticated Animals. We ended our weekend by dining at the Flying Pig Pub and Restaurant in Oceanside. Cool fact not only is the food delish but their menus are in old album covers, I got Oklahoma.

Does anyone else have fun weekend stories to share?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cities in Black & White.

These destination logos created by Albin Holmqvist are a perfect example of how lovely simple design can be. These are a few of my favorites, however you can check out the entire series here. As soon as I saw them I wanted to combine them with some vintage black and white images from the city they called home, because well we all know how I love to combine things. 

Hope you all have a very happy Friday!!

image sources 1//2, design layout by AQ

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lady In Red

This vintage dress is WOWZA!! How come they don't make beautiful things like this any more?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stripes and Sparkle.

Ballet Source
I am definitely in the group that feels that one can never have too many ballet flats (that and a a few trusty pairs of Converse). So I will take #5, oh and #3, and #4 while I am at it. Well  throw them all in just for the heck of it!

Which one would you like?


Monday, June 20, 2011

Curiouser & Curiouser

Just wanted to start the week off right with some gorgeous underwater photography by Elena Kalis. I can't seem to get her Alice in WaterLand images out of my head. Isn't it a perfect interpretation of Alice?  

Let's all aim to believe in at least six impossible things this week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet Style.

Love how casual yet polished Rachel Bilson always manages to look. Truth be told I am usually always a fan of any outfit that combines ballet flats, scarves and a cardigan.

1. Chloe Marcie bag - an investment for sure at this price.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pretty Bird.

I love this series of photos shot by Luke Stephenson. His shot of the Red Canary above in particular makes my color loving heart quite happy.

Also thank you for the suggestions regarding my chair dilemma. I am happy to report that we hit up the Rose Bowl Flea Market this weekend and got our hands on two gems for under $200. Their current look is granny chic, but they are in such great shape that I can stand to look at them until they reach their full potential. Has any one tried to reupholster something themselves? Any tips to share?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Have A Seat.

I am in the process of trying to find some chairs for our living room and it makes me want to set my hair on fire and run down the street screaming because I can't find my idea of perfection. I want something with simple lines, a vintage feel, and a price tag that will not having me telling Punky "Sorry honey no college for you, but have seat in Mommy's pretty chair and try not to stain it with tears."

Enter (1) Urban Outfitters Madeline Chair, which has everything I am looking for - well almost. I REALLY want a chair that has the gorgeous purple color of the (2) Irene Bowl from Zara Home. Sigh.

Am I asking for too much? I think not.

Maybe I need to make friends with a good upholsterer. Also should I be concerned that the reviews state the chair is tiny and I have a husband who is 6'- see why I want to set my hair on fire?!?!?!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Branding Genius

Images via &Smith
Fabulous branding of a modern sweet shop by London design group &Smith. The cotton candy color scheme and delicate type is balanced perfectly with the collage style black and white photography. Whimsy and sweet.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Goodness.

Happy Monday Friends!!! 

This weekend I had a small love affair with cupcakes. The lovely Jenn over at A Home in the Making posted some delightful looking strawberry cupcakes last week and I was INSPIRED. You see in addition to the color white, fluffy puppies, and unicorns  - strawberry cupcakes make my little heart sing with joy. So I was determined to make them this weekend and I did. 

Yay me!!! 

Head over and check out her delish recipe for yourself here and be prepared to skip with pure happiness that only a cupcake with lovely pink frosting can bring you. If your jeans are a little snug just skip a little more, it's worth it, I promise. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Don't Worry Baby, It's Friday.

Summer is my favorite time of year. I look forward to it mostly because things seem to slow down a bit. This weekend looks promising -  filled with surfing, lazy afternoons, cool breezes, and maybe even cupcake making. 

Punky has two new boards on loan for the summer that she is itching to try out so it looks like a majority of our weekend will be spent on the beach, no complaints coming from me. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Women We Love: Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell - lyrics from "All I Want" (1970)

I do not have a source as this is a picture I have saved from long ago, but I believe it was shot sometime in the early 70's since there are similiar shots from around that time. If anyone knows the photographer let me know.

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