I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Alex and I celebrated his birthday early on Saturday with a dinner for our friends. We went to Blue Smoke, which I highly recommend if you love BBQ.
Both my friend and I have been thinking about redoing our bathrooms lately. She’s way ahead of me with the decorating, but there is still work to be done. The first step is figuring out what color scheme you want for your bathroom. Since it’s usually a small space, I think it’s nice to add some crazy colors that you wouldn’t normally go near for a larger space like a living room or bedroom. You can think of your bathroom as your experimental room-as if you were a mad scientist of the decorating variety.
Here is some inspiration for color combinations I’ve come up with. My friend went a with yellow, navy and gray color, which I’m hoping to get photos of soon so I can share them with you!
Teal and Brown
1. Thatcher Wastebasket from Crate and Barrel
2. Thatcher Hamper
3. Cafe Press Shower Curtain
4. Anthropologie toothbrush holder
Gold and Cream
1. Charisma Marrakesh Shower Curtain
2. Mike and Ally Soap Dish
3. KraftWare Wastepaper Basket
Red and Orange
1. Jonathan Adler bath accessories
2 .Jonathan Adler bathroom rug
3. Agraria bath bar
2012 was truly an epic year. In a 12 month period I entered the second half of my 20′s, celebrated six years with Alex, got engaged, and graduated from law school. I can only hope that 2013 is just as exciting if not more so. I have good feelings about it since we move to New York in the Spring and get married in November. I hope everyone out there has a happy and healthy new year and that 2013 treats everyone spectacularly.
Although I don’t always subscribe to the idea of making New Years resolutions –this year I did indeed make a few which include:
-eat healthier (on many people’s list I’d presume)
-stop rushing through life/move slower
-read more books/watch less reality tv
-travel back to California and abroad
-become a better cook
With all that, my final resolution is to modify this blog into more of a style/fashion watch and less of a lifestyle blog. Since my focus in school was IP and Fashion Law, I’d love to incorporate some fashion news and trademark lawsuit news as well into my postings. I’m going to take a few weeks off from writing to determine what I want my new format to be –but promise to be back by March 1st.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
What a great time to reflect on 2012 and what an eventful year it’s been. Personally, having graduated from law school and having gotten engaged were by far two of the biggest highlights of my year and my life. I am extremely excited for 2013 and all the big changes that are in store for Alex and I, including our move back to New York City.
To get you in the holiday spirit-here is a fantastic Holiday Video Card from no other than my absolute favorite designer-Rebecca Minkoff.
Click here to watch!
It’s been a while since a FT post, but with the holiday’s coming up, I thought I’d post a versatile outfit that’ll take you through Christmas to New Year’s Eve. Have a great weekend and happy holidays!!
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Normally I don’t speak about news events here, but I think it’s important to reflect on the tragedy that occurred in Newtown Connecticut on Friday. I have listened to probably too many hours of CNN these last few days trying to understand what happened. The fact is, there’s no understanding what happened. It’s completely senseless. What’s important is to not forget this tragedy as the days go on and to make sure, as President Obama said last night, that acts like this do not become routine. My heart is broken for the families in Newtown. The events that transpired in Newtown should make us all reflect on how lucky we are to have our friends and family this holiday season.
What to give that person in your life that you either don’t know that well or are obligated to give a gift to because they’re a family member or will be at your upcoming holiday party. Some gifts below that are sure to be winners!
Italian Baker Gift
Blithe and Bonny Orange Candle
Wine Bites Cookbook
image of Homer’s studio via
I don’t normally write museum reviews-mostly because I live in Maine where there is only one art museum and there are just so many exhibits. Today however, is an exception. I went to see an exhibit at the museum about Winslow Homer’s life in Maine and specifically, Prouts Neck. Prouts Neck is a summer community about 15 minutes from our apartment here in Portland. It’s right on the ocean and is filled with the type of scenery that postcards are made from. Assuming that you guys all can’t make it up to Portland for this exhibit-although I highly recommend that you all do see it, then I suggest in the alternative that you read a little bit about Homer online. He, like me, and I think a lot of us, had a strong fixation and fascination with the ocean. His paintings, sketches and etchings all tell a fantastic story of a mid-late 1800′s life in the most picturesque part of Maine. I posted below some of my absolute favorite pieces of his work. Now-get out there and start reading about him!
all images via
This year, I’m thankful for all of you. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! xox