Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spring Jacket

I really like this knit jacket from Anthropologie

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Pretty people with pretty things in a pretty place.

Daily Interpol Obsession

Interpol blows my mind! This song is my current obsession.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Why Hide the Cord?

I am considering purchasing this lamp from MOMA. I have a really hard time finding floor lamps that I like, so why not go for something whimsical?

Snippet & Ink

My new favorite blog is Snippet & Ink. Kathryn puts together inspiration boards for weddings that make me wish I could get married again (to Tyler, of course!) My favorite is the Versailles Garden Party. I love the the picture of the chandeliers hanging from the rafters. It reminds me of the dinner party scene from the recent Marie Antoine movie.

The Home for the Holidays board caught my eye too since that's the time of year I got married.

Slow Hands :Interpol

Mark introduced me to Interpol on New Year's Eve. I can't get enough of their music! If I had to pick a favorite this song would be it.

Summer Reading

I love to read and I've been having withdrawals due to my lack of time to settle into a comfy chair and escape into a good book. I'm usually lucky if I can cab home from work, brush my teeth, and jump into bed in time to get eight hours of sleep before I start all over the next day.

Now that busy season is over, I get a little break. It even seems like I have more time after work than usual since the sun sets later. I've made a couple trips to the book store over the week and it's like being a kid in a candy store. It will probably take me a while to finish all the books I've purchased, but I just couldn't help it. I had to have them now!! Here's the list:

1) Love in the Time of Cholera
2) Persepolis
3) Jitterbug Perfume
4) The Woman in White
5) Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Any other suggestions or opinion about these?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Farmer Brown

How cool is this picture?! I used to live on Nob Hill just above Union Square and I always complained that the food in that neighborhood isn't very good. Well just in time for my move, Farmer Brown opened on the edge of Union Square and the Tenderloin.

The menu is packed with southern comfort. I had the fried chicken and mac & cheese. It was so perfectly crisp on the outside and steamy and moist on the inside. Tyler ordered the pulled pork sandwich and we shared a slice of the decadent pecan pie for dessert. The food was so rich and delicious. I didn't feel like eating until dinner the next day even after sharing an appetizer and dessert. Maybe it's good that I don't live close to this restaurant anymore, but I think we will find our way back occasionally. Just not before shopping for jeans!

Definitely Maybe

Tyler and I have both been pressing up against big deadlines at work over the past couple months, so we haven't had a lot of spare time to spend together. But we always try to leave work at 5:00 on Friday for a date. On one such evening last month, we saw the movie Definitely Maybe after an indulgent dinner at Farmer Brown.

I didn't have super high hopes because I'm almost always disappointed by romantic comedies, but we needed something light and it had a decent rating on Rotten Tomatoes so we gave it a chance. It was really good! I cried at one point and I almost never cry in movies. Tyler even enjoyed it despite the lack of guns, 30 minute battle scenes and violence. (Okay, so he is actually much deeper than I just let on. I'm trying to make the point that for a chick flick, he really liked it.)

Posy Flats

I love these shoes from J. Crew. The style is reminiscent of something you would see at Chanel. When you consider how much Chanel would charge, they are a bargain. (I'm very good at justifying my way into a pretty pair of shoes.)

Corporate Conscience

These rugs are made in Armenia and Tibet by a company who provides food, housing, schooling and health care for employees and their families.

Modern Floral

This bedding is so pretty. My husband would think it is too flowery, but I hope some lucky girl out there gets to sleep under this beautiful duvet.

Form & Function

West Elm has really great multi-function furniture which is perfect for city living and small spaces. It is very affordable too. The bed has six storage drawers and an optional head board. The desk includes a letter-size filing drawer and an adjustable shelve.

Glass Water Bottles

I first sighted one of these glass water bottles by Seletti in Domino magazine a couple months back. I finally kicked the bottled water habit at work earlier this year. I think I would have been inspired to do so earlier if I had seen these pretty glass bottles.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Spring and Summer Work Clothes

I went back to work last fall after a three year break. It was really fun to go on a work clothes shopping spree. Now it's time for another one to acquire some spring and summer pieces. I like this dress from J.Crew.

Floor Art

Design Within Reach has some really great rugs right now. I especially like the first one.

Opinions Wanted RE: Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair

So what do you think of this chair? My friend Warren is remodeling his home and wants one of these for the living room. At first I wasn't so sure, but now the idea is kind of growing on me. Definitely a statement piece!