01 Debatable | Hello Goodbye
02 Hurricane Jane | Black Kids
03 Replicants | Millionyoung
04 Why You Wanna | Poolside
05 Changes | Faul & Wad Ad, Pnau
06 Kiara | Bonobo
07 Give Life Back to Music | Daft Punk
08 Porcelain | Moby
09 Für Hildegard van Bingen | Devandra Banhart
10 Good Day to Day | David Lynch
posted on: March 7, 2014
01 Debatable | Hello Goodbye
posted on: March 6, 2014
While hunting for San Diego wedding photographers earlier this year, a friend directed me to the stunning work of Taryn Kent. Her absolutely jaw-dropping portfolio showcases lifestyle, travel, interior and wedding photography. And that joielala blog is beyond beautiful. I just had to share. Check her out!
posted on: March 5, 2014
Hello spring fever! I can’t believe we’re already setting our clocks ahead this weekend. We may be losing an hour of sleep, but I think it’s totally worth that extra hour of daylight. This means summer is just around the corner, so I obviously have sunny vacays on the brain (when do I not?)…
I’ve been dreaming of a place within walking distance to the beach, where I can keep the windows open at all times and enjoy dinner al fresco. A simple space where dogs are welcome on the couch and a little sand is completely acceptable. Easy breezy.
If it were up to me, I’d pack right up and move here in a heartbeat. Wouldn’t you?
posted on: March 4, 2014
During the last of our train rides, I listened as the language slowly floated from Italian to German and once again, I found myself in a place where the only words I knew were “thank you”. Danke in this case.
By now, I was finally done shopping. I had already bought little gifts to bring home for my friends and family; Spanish silver, French scarves, Italian leather bags. But I had also completely run out of clean clothes. So I had no choice but to sneak into a Swiss H&M and pick up a few things for myself – sometimes those are the best souvenirs ;)
posted on: March 3, 2014
After a mild (nonexistent) winter of 70 degrees and sunshine, it finally rained here in San Diego. I mean serious downpours and strong winds all weekend – real weather for a change! So Spring flowers seem more than appropriate to share today. And with wedding plans on my mind, I thought we’d discuss bouquet options and other floral decor…
We need 1 bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaid bouquets, 6 boutonnieres and 2 corsages. I also just asked my little niece, Kaiya to be our flower girl :) We definitely want to go with soft colors like ivory, blush, and sage green, but I’m thinking of throwing a few pops of coral in there, too. Just to add that little element of surprise. The selection from this San Diego florist, caught my eye: Succulently Urban.
So let’s see, Peonies, Dahlias, Dusty Miller, and all kinds of succulents! I love the idea of succulents and air plants as they’re very low maintenance and come in so many shapes and sizes. Not to mention, the colors available are all so gorgeous! They’re the perfect alternative to the more delicate and expensive wedding flowers out there.
And aren’t these potted arrangements so cute? I will be working with the lovely ladies at Pigment to create custom terrariums – can’t wait! As far as other table decor, I’m thinking beachy driftwood and white candles in various heights. Nothing too elaborate, I want my guests to be able to see who is sitting across from them…
posted on: February 28, 2014
Welcome to Switzerland, a place I’ve had at the top of my travel list for a very long time. Ryan and I were only in Zurich for 2 short nights before we flew back to the US, I still managed to take way too many photos. Just like Paris, the light here had a presence of its own – moody and foggy with a slightly bluish tint. The air was damp, but not as cold as it looks in these photos. You could hear a pin drop in this city as everything seemed to…just be. I wouldn’t have wanted to end this month long adventure anywhere else.
posted on: February 27, 2014
As you may already know, I live for the bright and airy style of Scandinavian interior design. As does Anu Tammiste, the voice behind Decordots. We both share a love for open floor plans, minimal decor, and lots natural light. I look to her home decor blog for a moment of peace and clarity. Based in Estonia, Anu is great at finding perfectly neutral interiors that inspire a sense of calm and order. I’m so happy she took a minute to fill out my little interview :
“I am a girl who is deeply in love with Nordic design and love it because who doesn’t like to be in love!
I am inspired by sweet little things from my everyday life.
To me, interior design/style means creating a functional, comfortable and beautiful space that reflects the aesthetics of people using it.
The one creative tool/resource I couldn’t live without is Pinterest together with a cup of coffee!
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I’d go to Iceland!
Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of laughter from my 9-month old son.
If I had to leave you with one bit of advice, in regards to living a creative life, it would be: Your dreams should be bigger than your fears! Decide what you want to be, then go and be it!”
First of all, Anu’s definition of interior style is spot on, I couldn’t have said it better myself. And I can totally agree that Pinterest and coffee go hand in hand! Iceland sounds amazing and baby giggles are just the best :)
Thanks so much for stopping by Anu! Hopefully we’ll get the chance to meet in person someday!
posted on: February 26, 2014
Since we were only here for one night, I’d love to revisit Venice later down the road. It doesn’t feel like I had enough time to soak in the novelty of Venezia, explore it’s corners and follow that crazy maze of waterways. But I love looking back at these photos. They remind me of how I felt at the time, getting ready to go home, back to work, mentally preparing myself for that wild ride of wedding planning. I can’t believe this was almost 6 months ago! So much has happened since Italy, yet it seems as though we were just there a week ago.
Next up is Zurich, the 9th and final stop of our European journey…
posted on: February 25, 2014
So far, 2014 has been all about quality vs. quantity around here. I’ve felt this overwhelming urge to reorganize and let go of the things that just don’t do it for me anymore. Starting with a much needed closet purge, I ended up donating most of my wardrobe a few weeks back. It felt so good to trim the fat and keep only those pieces that I’m still 100% in love with. I just had to be honest with myself and admit that I’ll never actually wear those awkward pants “someday”. Adios, you regretful shopping decisions of the past!
At first, I thought it was just me, that my personal style was shifting and I needed to check in with my own dress code. But this Spring cleaning overhaul seems to be trending as I’ve noticed several others editing their closets down, too. Check out these posts from Emmadime and Wide Eyed Legless.
Enter Cuyana. Their Lean Closet Movement verifies everything. I guess I was already in on this thing without even knowing it. Cuyana stands for quality materials and timeless pieces. A brand that believes less is more or as they say, “Fewer, better things for 2014.”
So now that I’m working with a pretty clean slate, this neutral selection from Cuyana looks like a great place to rebuild. Fresh and with intention. I’ll take one of each, please – and nothing more!