loving lately | dream a little dream

this camera strap.

dreamcatcher_small

these prints.

maddelina

dreamalittledream

high noon

eecummings

palazzo print

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this bookshelf.birch

this book.

bittersweet

this pillow.SONY DSC

these louboutins.  (HINT: If you’re a fellow New Yorker, Strawberry is selling a $20 version – I have a silver pair and a black pair, and my roommate went to buy 3 herself they’re so perfect!)

louboutins

What are you loving lately?

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W

tuesday tips | things to love right now

I’ve been dipping my hand into many pots of paint lately (both figuratively and literally) and it’s a challenge to keep up with my ever-growing list of projects to do and adventures to have.  However, I can’t complain.  I love finding things I enjoy and incorporating them into my daily life, whether it’s planning for a big event with friends or just enjoying a cup of hot apple cider when strolling through the Union Square Markets.

Without further ado, here’s my list of things to love right now:

1. live everything. probably my favorite quote, ever.

2. work hard and be nice to people

3. crosses everywhere…just bought this shirt

4. catching up with old friends…went here last night – yum!

5. dmitri’s winning project runway collection

6. words of walt whitman (and the gorgeous art behind it…add this to my inspiration)

7. this candle  – it smells EXACTLY like my great uncle’s old jewelry store (which I haven’t been in since I was about 6) – awesome.

8. discovering this delicious Chelsea bakery/boutique

9. cozy spaces

10. revisiting old favorites

11. geometric anything (a constant on my love list, really)

12. escaping into a good book

13. living here

14. brocade.

15. and these words

Happy Tuesday!

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1 – me | 2, 4, 13, 14, 15b | 3 | 6, 15a | 9a | 9b | 9c | 11, 12

fall for fall | coffee, clothes, comfort, conclusions

Found my fall booties! –  “high heel studded ankle boot” from Zara

It will never get old.

Matsalen and Matbaren restaurants, Grand Hotel Stockholm, Sweden

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brasserie Lipp, Paris, 1969

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1,2,6,8,10,11,12,18 | 3 | 4,14,22 | 5 | 7,17 | 9 | 13 | 15 | 16 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 23

lovely literature | current reads and reflections

Yesterday, some of my favorite NYC ladies and I had one of our sporadic Book Club meetings in Bryant Park.  The weather was perfect and, as usual, the conversation swayed away from books many times.  One theme we kept getting back to was the state of transition our lives are in, especially in our relationships (or lack there of) and our jobs.

It’s funny how you can dream and plan for some future moment, and then get there and already be dreaming and planning the next.  I’ve always made a conscious effort to “live in the now” (thank you, Wayne’s World), but lately I’ve been slacking on that motto.  When work is stressful or the city feels overwhelming, I need to remember this!  How perfect that I ran across this quote I stored in my phone just as we were wrapping up?

One thing we all found agreement on is the importance of finding happiness on your own before you can fully share it with someone else.  Here’s an encouraging quote for the single ladies out there (and a reminder for those scared to be alone):

But don’t forget:

Everyone feeling refreshed?  Good.  Now go find/build yourself a cozy reading room…

from Lonny

from LookLingerLove

…and pick up one of these!

Beach Reads: Emily (her books always deliver),Paula, Elizabeth

Philosophy/Memoir/Life Reads: Marianne, Jeanette and Jeanette (I can’t sing J. Wall’s praises enough.)

Classics to Revisit/Snapshots of History: J.D., F. Scott (reread it before the movie comes out…leo dicaprio will make a fine gatsby), Paula

Jeanette Walls makes do this: