Monday, January 31, 2011

tuesday's tunes, part quatro...etc.

can you believe that it is already february (the most romantic month of the year!!)? my how time flies! i'm already in the fourth week of my second semester of my second year of law school. can you believe it? 

what are your plans for valentines day? i think i want to throw a party for all of my close friends. pretty pink cut out hearts, champagne cocktails, chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, perhaps a sappy rom com. (please note...party will not be jessica biel style).

anyway, we'll see if i can pull it off. it's looking to be a very busy and hectic semester already. i don't want to put too many cupcakes on my plate if you know what i mean. (okay...that was cheesy...)

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so, without further ado, i present to you....tuesday's tunes:


ray lamontagne, let it be me

vivian girls, i heard you say

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His skin was a milky hue and the softest she’d ever felt. His hair curled at the ends but only if it was just a little bit too long. She yearned to place her hand in his and fold her tiny body into the blanket that was him. She yearned to stay up late and speak of nothings and somethings and to look up into his olive eyes and feel the warmth of his heart. And she deeply enjoyed day dreaming their life together forever. 

xxoo.

ready for spring.

poisonwood.

found this on the blog design crush. i love this author. i love this book. i love this quote. have you read it?? you should!!

xxoo.

you own my entire heart.


hello cutie pies! how was your weekend? i was SUCH a lazybone. i hate weekends like that. there is nothing worse than feeling guilty about being unproductive. so....here is just a little something for you on this lovely monday before i hit the books:
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tom ford interview:
"Do you want to know what I think is sexy or what the current state of sexy is?" he asks. What's easier for him to describe is what he thinks is unsexy, yet prevalent, today: "Women have turned themselves into these bubble-butted, grapefruit-titted, bloated-mouthed cyberbitches. I'm just not into that."

here is what I think is sexy:

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and here is something to think about:
 
have a great week!! xxoo.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

even artichokes have hearts.

"So, my little Amélie, you don't have bones of glass. You can take life's knocks. If you let this chance pass, eventually, your heart will become as dry and brittle as my skeleton. So, go get him, for Pete's sake!"

don't you just love amelie? it is one of my all time favs. i just revisited it this afternoon.(and i suggest you do the same!) every time i watch it i notice something new. 

and now...i'm going to nap. because it's saturday and i can get away with it. (even if i DID sleep in this morning!!)
xxoo.

Friday, January 28, 2011

the cyclone that is your arms.


i wanted to take
your hand and run with you
together toward
ourselves down the street to your street
i wanted to laugh aloud
and skip the notes past
the marquee advertising “women
in love” past the record
shop with “The Spirit
In The Dark” past the smoke shop
past the park and no
parking today signs
past the people watching me in
my blue velvet and i don’t remember
what you wore but only that i didn’t want
anything to be wearing you
i wanted to give
myself to the cyclone that is
your arms
and let you in the eye of my hurricane and know
the calm before

and some fall evening
after the cocktails
and the very expensive and very bad
steak served with day-old baked potatoes
after the second cup of coffee taken
while listening to the rejected
violin player
maybe some fall evening
when the taxis have passed you by
and that light sort of rain
that occasionally falls
in new york begins
you’ll take a thought
and laugh aloud
the notes carrying all the way over
to me and we’ll run again
together
toward each other
yes?
-just a new york poem, nikki Giovanni

Thursday, January 27, 2011

feeling fancy.

going to dinner with S&B tonight @ sea salt. yippee!

the online era.

it deeply saddens me that nearly everything is online now. i have TWO new favorite magazines-but they're only online! wah!! there is something really special about getting your favorite mag in the mail. you turn the key to your little mailbox, expecting to see bills and coupons...your breath catches as low and behold!! you feast your eyes on new reading material for the next hour!! used to brighten my day in the way that only a j.crew or anthro catalog can do for me now.

anyway, check these out: (*warning, you'll likely become deeply addicted)

ruin is the road to transformation.

“A friend took me to the most amazing place the other day. It’s called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built it to house his remains. When the barbarians came they trashed it a long with everything else. The great Augustus, Rome’s first true great emperor. How could he have imagined that Rome, the whole world as far as he was concerned, would be in ruins. It’s one of the quietest, loneliest places in Rome. The city has grown up around it over the centuries. It feels like a precious wound, a heartbreak you won’t let go of because it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we’re afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked at around to this place, at the chaos it has endured – the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic, it’s just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.”

-Liz Gilbert, Eat Pray Love. 

today has been a self-realizing day. i cried, i spoke openly, i considered things i've never thought of before. i can't think of a better quote in the world for the way i feel right now. perhaps i'll explain it all later. but for now, i'm content laying in bed and thinking about all of the things i've discovered about myself today. (sorry, that sounds a bit selfish doesn't it...) 

here is a bit of knowledge i want to pass on, sweet readers: take some time in your life to think about your troubles and tribulations. if you don't, no one else will. then they'll just sit around and weigh on you-like that old hula-hoop in the corner of your parent's basement that no one has the heart to give away. don't you think you should at least give it some recognition once in awhile? even if it seems silly, or old and useless, good can come of hula-hooping (even at this age...hello abdominal muscles!).


what do you think?

xxoo.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

consider yourself: inspired.

i love these oversized flowers. what a pretty idea!
i LOVE throw pillows. if i had it my way, i'd have throw pillows on the seats in my car. wait-i DO have it my way....why not?!
love the way this designer displayed these books. it's so...elementary school classroom. i also love the suitcase converted into the coffee-table. bringing in little aspects of travel into decorating is always a great idea in my mind.
outdoor chandelier. nuf said.
this is from an old kate spade ad. love the glasses. love the old book. love her hair. love love love.
this couple wrapped themselves in twinkle lights for their holiday cards. cute!
my initials! it's as if this photo was made especially  for me.
xxoo.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

oscar fever.


My Oscar Picks:
Best Picture: “Black Swan” (this was hard to decide...)
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
Best Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech” or Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” (this was NOT hard to decide)
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The Fighter” (talk about transformation)
Best Supporting Actress: Hailee Steinfeld, “True Grit”
Best Original Screenplay: “Inception”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “True Grit”
Best Art Direction: “Inception”
Best Costume Design: “Alice in Wonderland”

i think one of the most impressive things to me is when actors make complete transformations. (ex: natalie portman losing 20 lbs and training for 8 hours a day to transform herself into a ballerina and christian bale becoming cracked out and losing so much weight to transform himself into a drug addict). also, inception was one of those movies that just made me think, "who thinks of this stuff?? serious creativity and truly mind-boggling!" which is why i give it best original screenplay. 

what are your thoughts friends?? who are your picks?? should we make a wager??

tuesday's tunes. part trois.

this movie sounds so good! can't wait to see it!

this is sooo cute. i know, i know. i'm totally obsessed with this song. aren't we all though??

mindy gledhill singing all about your heart. tender!

also check out:


have a happy tuesday! xxoo.


Monday, January 24, 2011

the fuzz.

all photos were taken within this hour and within a two block radius in my neighborhood.

xxoo.

really really happy. giddy one might say.

i'm just in one of those moods. maybe it was a conversation had last night. maybe it is the fact that the sun is shining for the first time in a very long time. it's not like a "walk around with a goofy grin on my face" kind of day. but just this bubbly feeling in the pit of my stomach, like something really great is about to happen. and, who knows if it really will happen....but it feels good to feel like this. because, i suppose it's been a really long time that i've felt this way too. (don't ask me why). last night i was having a conversation. i was told that i seem sad. like....not just that second. but like...it's my "thing." isn't that just the most terrible thing you've ever heard? so. it feels really good to feel happy today.
xxoo.

little miss granger.

happy monday friends!! how was everyone's weekend?
mine was just swell. i was able to catch up with friends and finish my reading for class today.
and, today the carpenter is at the house fixing holes in my walls from all of the water damage. i really should have taken a before and after photo. but to be honest, it's not really something i care to remember. i'm quite excited to have my house back in a comfortable living condition again.

okay...so, here are some cute gems from around the web for you to enjoy!
i'd love to make a fire & read a book in this corner. wouldn't you??
i taught a ballet class last thursday, so naturally, tutus have been on my mind.
and now...(drumroll please) for your weekly collection....the one, the only....emma watson!!! (simply because i think she is SO. FREAKIN. CUTE.-and dare i say: whimsical???)

finally, check out this fabulous new website. wonderful little girly things.

that is all. xxoo.