Friday, October 30, 2009

Swirl by Daily Candy

Ok, so you all know that I love Then Ru La La came into the mix and sort of overwhelmed me (I am still a gilt girl at heart). And now, Swirl, Sample Sales by Daily Candy has joined in on the fun too.

According to, the site's still in Beta and will soft launch the week of November 16th, with the full-on launch in January. Right now it's first come, first serve to sign up.

kisses for friday,

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Redeem Yourself

Oooh, I love a good party. And Redeem always throws the best parties. This one will be no different. Drink some drinks, eat some nibbles and try on pretty things. See you there!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rainy Day Music

Hideaway - Where The Wild Things Are Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Holiday Wish List - Too Soon?

So I've been thinking about what I want for Christmas and my wish list is coming up mostly kitchen items..
  • power blender
  • food processor

  • crockpot

  • nice new iron skillet

  • baking dishes

  • furla purse

Sorry, had to throw that last one in there.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Last night I got to check out the new Masa14. First off, let me say I love the atmosphere. Lots of wood, modern but still cozy and a cool mix of people. The menu was big and there were at least 10 things I wanted to try, but we stuck with the spicy tuna roll, asian chicken salad, kobe and pork meatballs, calamari, and barbeque salmon. It was all good, not amazing... but I still ate it up.

Tonight I am home making good use of my halloween pumpkin and turning it into thai pumpkin soup. I also made homemade hummus and a couscous salad with veggies that I had. Seriously, all I need is a cat and my transition into my 30's will truly be complete.*

*the cat comment was a joke.

Hello Lovah

Say hello to my new winter jacket. Vintage. From ebay. Yes, I said ebay.
Love me a big fur collar.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Love Birds

It wasn't until about a month or so ago that I discovered that Scott Shuman (The Sartorialist) and Garance Dore (his female fashion/photographer counterpart) were dating. Recently they have been popping up on each others blogs in stories, pictures and sweet little words. Normally stuff like that would make me roll my eyes and wish they'd stick to style, but in this case it is just that - sweet.

Read Scott's recent post "Verizon Global Gentleman or the Sainthood of Garance Dore" and you will agree. Or laugh at my female emotions. It's really up to you.

Verizon Global Gentleman or the Sainthood of Garance Dore

I don't know if any of you have seen these Verizon Global Gentleman ads that began running in GQ back in September.

It was a really fun project that Garance and I shot over the Summer in Milan, Paris, Australia and London.

I have to admit I'm happy with how the shots turned out... but poor Garance.

No photographer ever wants to shoot another photographer. Let alone your boyfriend who is a photographer.

I couldn't help it, just as she was about to shoot I would keep saying... is that the angle you're going to take???..... back light, really??.... does my hair make my face look fat???

Local florists became quite wealthy after each of these shots.

Sorry G.

Print Overload

This is the list of magazines that I currently subscribe to:
  • Vogue
  • W
  • Marie Claire
  • Simply Home
  • Elle
  • Elle Decor
  • Cooking Light
  • Glamour
Yes, I know... that's alot. I can explain though. W is the one magazine that I catalog and keep. Simply Home is actually my sister's but for some reason started coming to me and I am addicted now. I ordered Cooking Light from my brother for his magazine drive. Vogue... well, it's just Vogue - enough said. Elle Decor and Elle were a deal where a year of both was $8 total. Glamour and Marie Claire, yeah I don't know. I just get them and can't stop. Though they may be replaced with V Magazine and Washingtonian.

Is this healthy? How many magazines do you get each month? And do you actually read them all?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Things to Discuss

1. OPI's new line of matte nail polish
2. Masa 14 is open with an amazing menu
3. What's going on with this season of Project Runway?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Morning Quickie

Ok two minute quick post that I had to write but I really need to get to that pile of work waiting on my desk. Laura Mercier skin primer. Saturday before a friend's wedding we popped into Blue Mercury to have our makeup done. I left with a tube of Laura's skin primer and a tube of the eye primer and a very strong promise that these little bottles of goodness would keep my makeup on all day.
And they did! Eating, drinking, dancing... makeup still in place. Three hour nap, two hour walk...yup makeup still looks like I'd just put it on. They're not cheap... $30 for the face and $20 for the eyes. But on the real, it's the best investment I've made in awhile. For serious.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Sartorialist Book Signing

My hero is coming! My hero is coming! Scott (The Sartorialist) Shuman will be in town next week to sign his new book. Even better, he will be at 14th Street's newest restaurant Masa 14. Boom! You get to check out a new place to eat AND meet a mad fashion genius. If Garance is with him, I may literally freak out a bit. See you there!

Washington DC
Monday October 19th
9pm-10 pm
Masa 14
1825 14th Street NW(I love this picture of his. The hat... such a perfect simple touch that makes the outfit.)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Capital Area Foodbank

CAFB just launched their new website. My friends over at iStrategyLabs asked me to work on the copy while they did magic designing the site. It's not the first time they've had me write about hunger. Hmmm, am I seeing a trend? Anyway, the site is done, it looks awesome... so check it out!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween is Coming

Halloween is coming, which means that I am obviously scrambling for a costume. You would think that someone who loves playing dress up in their everyday life would love a holiday that is about nothing but dress up. Wrong. The pressure, the ideas, the craftiness that goes into it. It all just stresses me out.

So this year I took the easy way out and went to (ok not the real name of the site, but you get my point) and ordered a costume.

Voila, all finished.