Friday, May 30, 2014

♥ and the winner is....

thank you to all who entered the giveaway for 

#4, you are one lucky lady!!

for those of you who did not win, obiqo is sharing
 two coupon codes for their site so that you can experience the 
natural goodness of their skin care, 
at an amazing price!

buy 2 or more obiqo items and save 5%:
coupon code: OBZT2RHI

buy 3 or more obiqo items and save an additional 10%:
coupon code: OBIDKUCG

Thursday, May 29, 2014

♥ more precious than gold.

forget the "carrie" necklace of our youth-- 
this year i'm all about the "henry" necklace, ha!

this gold beauty is from etsy shop james michelle jewelry
and was a mama's day gift from my sister, liz liz,
whose daughters, giada and olivia are henry's
two very best friends/cousins. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

♥ a girl can dream.

i have never been one for up-do's--but the retro-inspired stylings of
miss ally of australian blog, the vintage valley, make me 
want to find the time, patience and skill to do something
a little more exciting than just wearing it down 
every single day.

right now, i am lucky if i can brush my hair.
ah, motherhood, you tricky thing.

Friday, May 23, 2014

♥ i'll eat you up, i love you so.

just a few pictures of the delectably delicious henry
to get your memorial day weekend off to a yummy start!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

♥ magic in the moonlight.

how cute does woody allen's latest film, magic in the moonlight (2014) look?
it kinda reminds me of a sequel to midnight in paris.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

how adorable is this hip little boy 
from the blog, mini style hacker?
henry and i are so inspired :)

Monday, May 19, 2014

♥ nice tatts.

my crazy little niece, gia, looooves fake tattoos.
both she and my even littler niece, olivia, 
are covered in them. 

(i will share a pic on instagram asap!)

which is why i need to step up my A game 
(A for aunti!) and buy them some cool temporary tatts 
from tattly. forget generic puppies and princesses!!

here are some "cutie tattooties" that
i absolutely love for the little ones:

and here are some i love for me!

Friday, May 16, 2014

♥ food for thought.

as of yesterday, the cups and take out bags at your local chipotle will be 
decorated with the handi-work of some of the greatest contemporary
writers of our time: jonathan safran foer, toni morrison and 
george saunders, to name a few. 

under the series name "cultivating thought," spearheaded by safran foer,
each essay promises a quick and enjoyable "two-minute" treat that may 
be even tastier than your actual meal.

read some of the stories here.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

♥ obiqo body wash & body butter review & giveaway!

i don't know about you, but it seems like after this past winter,
my skin has been robbed of all its luster.

while i have tried faithfully to lather myself in oils and lotions 
of all sorts, nothing ever seems to quench the thirst my 
dry, dusty skin craves. until now.

meet the new zealand based skincare brand: obiqo.

with marine extracts harvested from the sea in new zealand and beyond,
obiqo's skin care line offers a natural and unique product that
is not only rich in its application, but also 
gorgeous smelling.

i was sent both products above, and i can definitely 
agree that obiqo leaves my skin feeling:
" alive. refreshed. renewed. & inspired."

and now, you have a chance to feel all of those things as well!

obiqo is offering to send one lucky reader a full size sample

giveaway requirements:

sign up for the obiqo newsletter on the brand site
and leave me a comment with your name, email address,
and your best advice for beating the winter skin blues.

a winner will be chosen in two weeks- GOOD LUCK!

*open to US residents only*

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

♥ turning HEADS.

san fransisco-based architect /artist/ paper flower creator,
 tiffanie turner, recently opened a collection entitled, HEADS, 
at rare device in SF, and i am pretty sure it is 
blowing. people's. minds.

oversized, intricately-detailed versions of mother nature's most
beautiful designs, each 24-30 inch flower is lovingly recreated in crepe paper
in about 35-80 hours time. i would love, love, love, to wear one
as a brooch, or even better, as a headpiece!

images via google.

do you live in the area (if so, i'm totally jealous!) ??
because this saturday, tiffanie will be teaching a workshop
on how to make a paper dahlia headpiece. 

i will be there in flower-loving spirit :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

♥ i have a heart on.

for mother's day, i got my hot pink heart-loving mama a few of 
these pieces from, and she adored them so much,
i thought i would spread the love!! 

(pssst: i bought the first two ;)


and while i'm at it, i also love:

Friday, May 9, 2014

i haven't been inspired by much lately- but when i saw this nicole richie cover
for papermag, i knew i had to share! not only is the interview (penned by one
of her oldest and best friends) a candid look into richie's colorful career and
 family life, but it's also a peek into her garden, where she grows all
things edible, and dresses, not to suit any particular season,
but to experiment with any style that strikes her fancy.

ps. have you watched #candidlynicole ? it's hilarious!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

♥ where every day is saturday.

kate spade's little sister, kate spade saturday, recently opened a
real retail store in boston's prudential center.  

a little less pricey -- but just the same
 amount of sassy, here are a few 
accessories i can't wait
to see in person!

Monday, May 5, 2014

♥ unending love by rabindranath tagore

i seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times...
in life after life, in age after age, forever.
my spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
that you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
in life after life, in age after age, forever.

when i hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
its ancient tale of being apart or together,
as i stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
you become an image of what is remembered forever.

you and i have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
at the heart of time, love of one for another.
we have played alongside millions of lovers, shared in the same
sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-
old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

today, it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you,
the love of all man's days, both past and forever:
universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
the memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours-
and the song of every poet past and forever.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

♥ and i think to myself: what a wonderful world.