Friday, July 31, 2009

Record of the Day

I found Record of the Day yesterday over at English Muse (another blog I discovered yesterday) and thought it was such a fun, sweet blog that I had to share it with you. Collages are fun to begin with, but on a record and stamped wtih the date, just adds a great new twist!
Hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for the bday wishes!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Bday Sara!

Happy bday to my other half of the blog, my best friend, the only other person to understand my obsession with HSM and Disney Channel stars. There are too many memories and inside jokes from the past four years to list them all, and I know we will have a lifetime more.
Wish I could be up in SF with you today, but I'm counting down the days until our Palm Springs vacation in September.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Day in the life of Tory Burch

Vogue UK and did profiles on a day in the life of Tory Burch last year. She is such a hard worker. In one of the articles, it is during fashion week, and she takes the time to go to the Carolina Herrera and Proenza show, because she believes in supporting designers she loves.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Phoebe Howard

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:

I love how her rooms are girly, but not too girly( even the pink and green room doesn't scream pink and green) and I do believe the last picture includes a green leopard bed. heaven.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dancing Through Life

Dear Flosstradamus,
Thanks for reminding me how much I love to dance.
P.s. Listen to their remix of Matt & Kim's "Yeah Yeah" here.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Blogger Interview: Holly of Zucchero, Zucchero

We are so excited Holly is our July interview! Holly's blog, Zucchero, Zucchero is one of our daily reads, and is always keeping us inspired with her DIY projects, her craft projects, and just everyday living in her first home in the East Bay.

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!

What inspired you to start blogging? What are your daily reads?

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 d├ęcor 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?
Thank you so much! With the exception of the black and white striped entryway which Jon played a pivotal role in, I mostly do them myself. I think my craftiness has been born again with the role blogs play in my life. I see so much inspiration on a daily basis, which has made me look at my own items and thrift store “junk” with a keener eye. In this economy and after purchasing my first house, being thrifty and crafty is almost necessary

What wisdom do you have for us who get so inspired by your ideas?

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.
Thanks so much to Holly for taking part in our series!! Next time we are all up in the East Bay, you will have to join us for an evening with Diamond Dave! For all of you who have not been over to her blog, hop on over! It will quickly become one of your favorites!

Happy Weekend Dolls!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Body Inspiration

Summer is in full effect, and I know I'm late on jumping on board the getting into shape train, but I went to the No Doubt concert in Concord, and was blown away by Gwen's amazing body. I cannot believe she has had two kids! Although watching her move around stage, there is no suprise her body is so great-i'm pretty sure she burned more calories in the first two songs than I ate all day.
Who do you use as fitness inspiration?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"I Die"

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


and Brad

August 25th on Bravo

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stella McCartney

“I’m a huge Bambi fan, and the film reminds me of my mum, and we wanted to have some fun. The clothes in the campaign are looking quite fierce, and we wanted to contrast them with the innocence of Bambi." - Stella (to WWDMedia)



I'm loving this new Stella McCartney campaign.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Oh, Hello

Today we are guest blogging over at Oh Hello, a fabulous blog by Logan who lives in San Francisco. Pop on over to see what we think about some international style.
We also have our giveaway winner for the Kate Spade Stationary! Congrats to Blueprint Bliss! Shoot us an email so we can send it out!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Friday: A little summer giveaway!

Happy Friday dolls! Because it's summer, we decided to do a little giveaway.

One lucky reader will win a set of Kate Spade for Crane and Co PS Stationary, to send little love notes, thank you notes, or just some old fashioned snail mail to a friend. We just adore stationary and getting mail, so we thought we'd share some with you!

How to enter:

Leave us a comment

Followers of the blog get two entries.

We will post the winner monday morning! Hope you all have a relaxing weekend!! :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

My name is Danielle and I am a Harry Potter fanatic. I am not one of those dedicated ones who dresses up and goes at midnight, but I'm a first day kind of addict. The movie was fantastic! and really, really funny. I was suprised how much I laughed. This was my favorite book of the bunch(followed by Goblet) so I was very impressed. I came to the realization very early that you have to take the books as the books,and then the movie as a different intrepretation. There is just no way to include the detail of J.K. Rowling into a movie under 5 hours( and this one is a long 3)
I am very interested to see how Deathly Hollows turns out, since they are doing it Kill Bill style and separating it into two movies.
How gorgeous did Emma Watson look at the UK premiere??

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Make it Work

So excited for the new season to start!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Meadow Soprano

I thought Jamie Lynn Sigler looked just adorable at the LA Entourage premier last week. People have been telling me I remind them of her forever now. Well, they never say Jamie. They say Meadow, which then makes me really wonder if it is a compliment because she was kindy whiny and snobby in the begginning, but whatever. I personally don't see it, but i've had dates, teachers, even my father say it to me. I'm probably the least Italian looking person in my family( except when I dye my hair dark and talk, I am a notorious talker with the hands) My brother also is always told he looks like Christopher on the show. How odd.

So, who is your celebrity "look alike" if there is one..I personally think Sara and Anne Hathaway look quite similiar.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Zooey Deschanel

This interview in the Wall Street Journal makes me love Zooey Deschanel even more, I can't wait to see 500 Days!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Friday

picture courtesy of Lovely Happenings

Happy friday dolls! Hope your all have a restful and relaxing weekend full of fun in the sun!!
Here are some things we loved around the blogs:
Check Out Kelly's July Series-The Fireflies
Definately Need this print for my wall
We are officially jealous of everything Holly does, thankfully she shared her amazing fabric scores

Loving these shots from Stella McCartneys 2010 Resort Collection

This magazine spread from 2007 is oh so lovely
What NOT to do in San Francisco and LA

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jackie O

Lately, I've been looking at a lot of picture of Jackie O for inspiration, and wanted to share some of the favorites I have come across

I LOVE these next two with her kids.

This one has to be my fav..I love the look on her face as the bottle breaks

Who are you ladies currently looking to for inspiration??

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tiny Treat Necklaces

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

Leanne Marshall vs Leanne Marshall

Season Five Project Runway Winner( and in my opinion, she has been the only winner who has truly deserved to win) Leanne Marshall's bluefly collection was previewed last week, and here are some sneak peeks. The eco-friendly line is a lot more casual than her fall 2009 collection

I am really feeling this white cropped jacket, and the peach mini dress.

Here are some images from her Fall 2009 Collection:

I love that she incorporates the signature petals and waves that her winning collection had. That black dress is an absolute show stopper!

So, poll time: Which Leanne Marshall design would you rather wear: The Bluefly Collection or Fall 2009?