Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I have a new design crush. I am so smitten by her work, she may start to creep into the place in my heart that was once reserved solely for Ruthie Sommers( speaking of which, does anyone know whatever happened to her book)
Here are a few of my favorite shots that have made their way into my inspiration folder:
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
We are east bay girls (well, for college anyways) and are just loving how cozy you have made your Concord abode why did you decided to live out here instead of in the city?
As much as I love San Francisco, I always prefer coming back to the east bay where it is cleaner, quieter and I can always find a parking spot! It also makes it easier since our families and jobs are close by. Both my parents and Jon’s parents purchased their first homes in Concord, so I know we are doing something right! However, I would pick up and move in a heartbeat if Jon ended up with a law firm in the city and we had a beautiful Victorian house!
Two of my best friends had started blogs and a slow day in the office led me to do the same. I read so many blogs on a daily basis it’s easily one of my everyday joys. I love Little Molly Cake and White Lightening for fashion and witty writing, Design*Sponge and simplesong for décor and design inspiration and NieNie for her take on life and strength. Not too forget Sweet Nothings for anything and everything in between!
I must say, the reason we first stumbled upon your blog was the name..since I've spent a lot of time in Italy, it just drew me back! What is the story behind the name?
In preparation for studying abroad in Rome, Italy my brother suggested that I come up with a catch phrase that I could rattle off if I get myself into sticky situations and mix-ups (think: any episode of Three’s Company). I don’t remember who suggested it, but “sugar, sugar” came up which translates to “zucchero, zucchero” I run over you in my Vespa? “Ahhh, zucchero, zucchero!!” I spill gelato on your shirt? “Zucchero, zucchero!!”
We are crowning you the queen of DIY. Your place is amazing! DO you do them all yourself? Have you always been so crafty?
First, get inspired by fabrics, colors, and textures that naturally get your juices flowing. Look around your home where you notice dull or voided spots that do nothing for you. Maybe the office filing cabinet or that end table that used to be grandmas? Cover with paper, wallpaper, use painting tape and a fun bold color to create something new. Get inspiration from higher end stores and start thinking, “I can do that…!” Once you start with small projects, it will get the ball rolling and you will look at everything differently!
And finally, have you even ventured into Lafayette to see the one and only Diamond Dave at Petars?
No, but I have a feeling I will be Googling this very soon. ;)
*a note from Sweet Nothings: Diamond Dave performs at Petars weekly, which was one of the two bars we would frequent in college. He performs everything frm E-40, to Neil Diamond, Shakira, and Frank Sinatra just to name a few. Amazing.
Happy Weekend Dolls!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Who do you use as fitness inspiration?
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The Rachel Zoe project is my total guilty pleasure. I just love it. I actually met Rachel a year and a half ago at Waverly Inn, where she was dining with Marc Jacobs. After I composed myself and utterly embarrassed my mother with my teeny bopper like reaction, they were outside having a cigarette when we were leaving. If only I had my camera. But she was so nice, and actually, doesn't look scary thin in person.
But anyways, cannot wait to see all the new drama this season with Rachel
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I'm loving this new Stella McCartney campaign.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
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Friday, July 10, 2009
Loving these shots from Stella McCartneys 2010 Resort Collection
This magazine spread from 2007 is oh so lovely
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
My sister and I were watching a movie the other night, and she commented on a wishbone necklace one of the actresses was wearing in a scene. Since her birthday is coming up in August I decided to search necklaces, and see what I could find. I love these tiny little necklaces on Fred Flare. Not only are the charms cute, but the size makes them perfect for my sister while she is out working at the barn training horses.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I am really feeling this white cropped jacket, and the peach mini dress.
Here are some images from her Fall 2009 Collection: