March 27, 2013


These fab tassel's by Clare Vivier are part of a collection she designed for h&m spinoff, & Other Stories, and are available in europe. I'll be checking on this fun flair and hope they become available to US shoppers soon!
Clare Vivier bags and accessories are the highest quality and style.
Cinco Powell is another bag/accessory store touting tassels - love that green!

March 22, 2013

This Moment In Time

photos by Bill Cunningham via nytimes

Freedom - good taste is whatever you want! 

March 21, 2013

Spring Goop

photos via goop
This morning's inbox from goop: confounding spring looks. I'm a fan of goop and Gwyneth, and wear what you love no matter your age! What's the deal? Does she love these ensembles? Do you?
Yea or Nay?

March 5, 2013

Summerland Folk Way Treasures

The drive from Pasadena to Ventura is hectic with interstate freeway convergence zones every which way. Think "the 210 to the 134, to the 101..." on and on it goes. As one travels north away from the San Fernando Valley to Ventura where the 101 meets Pacific Coast 1, the vast ocean is instantly the main attraction. In honor of our pledge to go to the beach more often, we visited a place called Summerland. Sounds nice, right? I wanted to see samples of hand blocked fabric by Les Indiennes at a shop called Botanik on Lillie Avenue (the fabric was gorgeous albeit more dijon and than sun king gold). Across the street was the gallery, Just Folk, a vast and stunning collection of primitive folk art in a modern structure that was inspired by a barn. One of my favorite things about this place was the smell of ocean, burning wood, antiques and a kind of beeswaxy, old church essence that made me happy. The collection belongs to the successful television producer, Marcy Carsey and her partners. Guy was more enthused when he found forged tools, and the upper deck where he could see across the highway to the sea. My favorite pieces of the collection were the Lion sculpture by American Folk Art hero, Elijah Pierce and the quilted textiles mounted on the weathered barn wood. 

March 1, 2013

Test Prep

study for the SAT or lounge by the pool?