happy halloween~ scary workout machines

I somehow came across these images thru a google term search....and what a pleasant surprise. I guess we've been obsessed with exercising and staying fit since way back. lol. I love the tummy rub in picture J6! Let's get rid of that belly fat. Also, notice the "formal suits" that they wore whilst getting in shape. hmm?


vintage graphics

I'm obsessed with vintage nostalgic graphics. And how lovely are these from Papier Valise! Remember those flash cards that taught us our first words?!

fifi for fashion

Woolala~I just bought my copy of Fifi Laplin's WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TODAY. Isn't this the most adorable book ever!? I can't wait to flip thru Fifi's advice on dressing for different occasions, makeup tips, and interviews with designers. The illustrations are divine. Thank you Krisatomic for the sneak peak of the book, and your lovely images! Can't wait to get mine in the mail.

a couch's best friends?

One of my favoritest thing is _ partaking in being a couchpotato. Here are my top 4 munchies. 1. Lindt's classic white chocolate 2. Starbuck's soy chai 3. Pinkberry's original frozen yogurt 4. Trader Joe's Madeline French cakes. {image of couch from lonny mag}


summer collection for fall?

Creamy colors with velvety silks. I love Secret Squirrel Label's summer collection 2010. I know_ it's fall, but I actually really think it's quite appropriate for our autumn weather here in LA.

music room

I love photographer Scott Schuman's {from The Sartorialist} series of the "music room." The photos amazingly captures the colors, and textures, and most importantly_ a hint of memories the rooms leave behind. I love how the girl, with just her guitar_ just her music, defines so much creativity and youthfulness!


bottega louie

Last weekend, i finally had the chance to stop by Bottega Louie for brunch. Did i say_yummy!!? Everything there was just delish. I instantly felt like i was back in nyc when i walked in, great space and vibe. This place has dramatically climbed up my lists of favorite restaurants/places to BE. {pictures from bottega's blog}


slipcover makeover

Aren't these amazing!? I love the hand-drawn look these slipcovers have. A cheap way to add character and woomph to a room. Check more out at Ridiculous Design.


marie antoinette reinvented

Came across this pretty picture of the 3 girls from Rachel's Blog, and i just love the colors andrich textures the shot captured. It's a clever juxtaposition of denim next to girly sequins and lace.


my favorite outfit of the month

Ever since i got my PS1 {Netaporter} in the saddle color, i've been guilty of sporting this outfit a handful of times. I love this muted look_ a blend of creams and taupes. {both tops from Jcrew, necklace from Shopbop, and shoes from Bensimon}



Aren't these bulbous glass globes amazing?! Designer Katie Macdonald of Botany Factory creates mini gardens that are nearly self-sufficient, requiring only sunlight and the occasional spritzing. Which is totally my kind of gardening~ What a clever way to bring a little of the great outdoor inside.

everlasting chanel

A lovely watercolor piece that captures the changing color of aged perfume. That amber hue is so pretty and rich! I wonder when my bottle is going to start changing color. You can see more of Teresa's illustrations at Artbyteresasheeley.

can't wait to take a bubble bath

I recently purchased a jar of "wish foaming bubble bath" from LOLLIA. Which by the way, I am obsessed with. I love all of their products, but most of all_their delicate packaging! Doesn't it all look so yummy. If only my bathtub at home looked like that {above}. (I'm not sure where got that photo of the bath tub - I cruise around the web and save images that makes me happy, so apologies for not crediting!):


UP for halloween~

This year, Me and Mark (bf) have decided to pay tribute to one of our favoritest Pixar movies _UP! Mark will be sporting Carl Fredricksen, whilst I will be fat boy Russel. The 8 year old Wilderness Explorer!

rain rain come my way

It's been raining in LA for the past couple of days. Gloomy as it can be, I've been on a quest for pretty umbrellas ~ to brighten my day. Look how romantic rainy days can be with ruffles and a hint of color. 1st two umbrellas found at Umbrelllas and the 3rd from Bella Umbrella.


wolala my first entry

Did somebody say breakfast? I love the way KRASZNAI designed their "arms&crafts" collection. Giving each ceramic ware distinctive behaviors and movements, as if their characters of their own. What a clever way in making any loaf of bread or carton of milk seem yummier.