The signature bronze beaded necklaces by LA-based Kate Miss Jewelry are what originally caught my eye, but this new collection is pretty amazing. Each concrete bead is handmade and hand painted. One-of-a-kind pieces, created with a vision in mind. I love how Kate strives for “basic and statement; jewelry that easily transitions between day and night”. Anything from this juicy lookbook would work with my casual style. So if you want to buy me the perfect gift, look no further.
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I picked up the cutest Charlie Brown Christmas tree last Sunday. At about 4 feet tall, he leans a little bit to the left for just the right amount of quirkiness. If they’re too perfect, they look fake. No ornaments yet though, only a single set of white lights, which is starting to grow on me.
I always wanted to cut down a real Christmas tree, somewhere out in the woods… Well, I probably wouldn’t be the one holding the ax, but I love the idea of making that a tradition. The smell of fresh pine and snow in the cool winter air reminds me of home, growing up on the east coast. The Christmas tree lots in SD just don’t have the same magic as New England. This is the very short time of year when I kinda miss having more dramatic seasons… But I’ll get over it, always do!
However, if I ever have the chance to chop down my own giant Evergreen, I’ll most likely be wearing something like this ;)
1 vest | 2 sweater | 3 jeans | 4 aviators | 5 boots | 6 scarf
Macarons to die for. I picked out 18 assorted flavors and had them wrapped up as a gift to bring home… But they barely made it out of the bakery.
I thought everything in Nice was adorable until we found the most quintessential cafe, full of gorgeous pastries and mini versions of the classic Croque-Monsiuer. We were greeted by an unbelievably petite madame who was French in every way possible; sophisticated, polite, and dressed to the nines. She wore perfect pearls and a flawless coiffe, not a hair out of place. I loved the way she zipped around that cafe in her fitted shift and pumps – believe me, it was very impressive. Now I wish I had a photo of her for you, but she was just too intimidating to ask. Oh well, maybe next time…
If you’re in San Diego or ever find yourself here for a visit, definitely check out Pigment – one of my favorite shops in the heart of North Park. It’s the perfect place to find a great gift for someone you love (and in most cases, yourself).
Pigment’s really got it all: handmade jewelry, candles, totes, stationery, plus all kinds of home decor. I especially love their plant lab, where you can create your own glass garden with the help of their friendly staff – obviously keeping this in mind for whenever I get around to planning our wedding florals…
Here’s just a little background info:
“Pigment began as an idea between husband-and-wife duo Chad Anglin and Amy Paul. The two decided to open up shop in 2007, initially as a way to showcase Amy’s artwork with the goal of supporting other local artists and artisans as well. Inspired heavily by nature and their love of design, the 1,500 square foot space has flourished into a carefully curated one-stop shop for art, flora, furniture and thoughtful gifts.”
Cool concept, right? Stop by soon or take a gander at Pigment’s goodies online – I hear they’re having a Cyber Monday Sale today ;)
Hope you’re enjoying all kinds of food, friends and family today!
Today is the craziest day of the year to travel. I for one, like staying home on Thanksgiving. This holiday is all about comfort food and it’s a fact that tryptophan-induced comas are always better on your own couch.
However, if I were forced to take off on a 4 day weekend, I’d head directly to this modest beach bungalow. Wouldn’t you?
Travel safe tonight!
lounge | bedroom | bathroom | chillspot
Don’t worry, The Lacquerie will not become a wedding blog just because I got engaged. However, I have been playing around with styling ideas and wanted to see how well they work together. I’m thinking light and natural colors (although probably a little less pink than you see here), and a touch of vintage with an underlying beachy vibe.
We set the date for Saturday, September 20, 2014, which seemed so far away at first. But now less than a year out, it feels like we’re already behind on planning… Wish me luck! Oh and any advice/recommendations are much appreciated :)