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Showing posts from June, 2011

Browsing around

Whether the sun is out or the rain is falling, one of my favorite pastimes is going to my local bookstore to browse around. I could literally spend hours there ( and I have) just looking at magazine after magazine.  But don't worry, most of the time I buy a few of them and I always them back in the right place. Must be a retail job (The Limited) that has made me a stickler for putting things back in their place. 
On my most recent coffee/bookstore run I brought a notepad to write down inspiration's etc. And look at what I found...

via These parrot earrings caught my attention right away! 

via- I'm surprised this Ikat mug is still in stock. It's a bargain for how cute it is. Coffee commuter's unite.  via- Wow this bag has Sheridan French's name all over it!

On a side note: I saw this new Moroccan argan oil line from Organics. It's their version of the coveted Morrocan Oil. Has anyone tried it or know more info on it?

Metropolis Coincidence

It was the night before my final drafting class, my finger was blistered from being burned the day before and my mind was about to turn black swan on me so I needed to take a break from drawing. I sat back in my chair and thought about watching some of that documentary that kept popping up in my Netflix top 10. It was called Future Design, and honestly it looked cheesy. That's why I hesitated watching for it before. 

A Patchwork Point Of View

Patchwork Festival isn't very hard to explain, yet many people misinterpret it for a granny old school craft fair that you had during the holiday season. That is until they get their butt's on over to The Patchwork Indie Art's & Crafts Festival! That's when they see what they've been missing out on for the past 6 shows. Now I too will admit I was once one of those people that thought " huh? whats a patchwork festival? A quilt show?" 
So, my friends, I dedicate this post to all of the artists,crafters, musicians, patrons, volunteers and the founders Delilah & Nicole, who put on a wonderful festival! 
Step into the Long Beach Patchwork Festival from my point of view. 

What's Poppin?

Move over cake pops there's a new pop in town and their just as cute and way less calories. Cant beat that. 
Prom Night Punch - Strawberry Fruit Punch with a hint of Champagne
Featured in Real Simple magazine - Grapefruit Rosemary Lollipop
After Dinner Mints Lollipop - Creme de Menthe and pure chocolate

Gourmet Lollipop's courtesy of The Groovy Baker
In the spirit of Pop's here is a pop up video I know you're gonna loves! 

Got Em Toes Done Up

Hold up!
 Did I just happen to stumble upon the coolest summer collab featuring Missoni & Havianas sandals? Oh yes, yes, yes I sure did. I don't even know where to buy these sandals, but thats the least of my worries. I'm sure they're gonna sell out before I can save enough money to buy the payless knockoff version.  I want I need I can haz? 

BTW this song is very fitting for this post involving sandals. Some may disagree, I agree to disagree. Just open up your mind ears and embrace the dubstep.

Tea Gone Absolutely Wild

It's the weekend and you should be drinking tea! Not just any old tea, the good stuff aka Absolut Wild Tea vodka. If you are a follower of my blog than you remember my post on KCRW's good food Happy Hour @ The Crosby. Well, there was a drink featured that night, The Wildflower Press and it was amazingly refreshing.  I have done all the hard work for you and found the recipes for the best (in my opinion) cocktails to make with the Wild Tea Vodka. 
The Wildflower Press (featured at KCRW's Happy Hour hosted @ The Crosby) Absolut Wild Tea & Elderflower vodka
Blood oranges
Sweet vermouth
Soda & sprite
(Garnished with fresh edible flowers)

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 parts ABSOLUT Wild Tea 3/4 part Fresh Lime Juice 1/2 part Simple Syrup 4 Mint Leaves Soda Water
INSTRUCTIONS Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and lime juice in a shaker. Add ABSOLUT Wild Tea. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Top with soda.


INGREDIENTS 3/4 part ABSOLUT Wild Tea 3/4 part Hiram Walke…