Monthly Archives: June 2008

Construction Update Five (and Flickr, too!)

Hello from kitchen remodel land! Thursday saw electrical work, part ii, and I think we have our ducks in a row for a re-inspection on Monday morning, followed by drywall, followed by countertops …. it’s feeling closer to useability, if not actual completion. On with the Five: Envy Part II of The Outage Beauty is […]

Resort 2009: Giambattista Valli

photo from my favorite Wow. I am in love with Giambattista Valli’s resort collection. So, so pretty with great details. See the whole collection here.  photo from great detailing on the perfect LBD photo from love the texture (and the bow)

Beyond Sweet Animals Alphabet: Flora Douville

e is for escargot: photo of flora douville print from etsy i just love that little snail! I’ve been reading artist Flora Douville’s blog ever since Rachel at Black*Eiffel clued me in. I was immediately drawn to her watercolor animals alphabet series, admiring the perfection in color and spareness. Just yesterday, Flora announced that prints are available […]

Mast Brothers Chocolate

photo from mast brothers chocolate via photobucket I’ve been thinking about Mast Brothers Chocolate for a while now. Mostly from the sad point of view since it’s not available in Chicago, nor do they ship (yet?) Yesterday, SusyJack* reminded me of how much I want a few bars. I’d save the wrappers, of course …..  […]

The opposite of minimalism (or perhaps, its accessory)

“juliet” necklace: photo from For all of my clothing minimalism (jeans/teeshirt/cute flats), my head is turned by ornate necklaces. And so Tuesday’s Daily Candy Atlanta (why not read them all?) had me happily clicking through the portfolio of Katherine Dejarnette Babin. Her company, Dejarnette New Orleans has some luxe and funky (and gorgeous!) looking […]