scarf shop

More scarves! Scarf shop makes hand dyed cotton scarves in sizes ranging from long and skinny to giant. I'm partial to the big size in fuchsia, grey or fog, since my current scarf collection includes orange, brown, rose, taupe, yellow, olive green, red, beige, floral, and more floral....wow, that is a lot of scarves....!
Via Unruly Things.


dans les rues

These posters make me want to jump on the next place to Paris.
Who am I kidding?! Anything makes me want to jump on the next plane to Paris!
Via AT.


what i wore

Dress: Anthropologie (also seen here)/ Tie: from this sweater/ Shoes: Sven/ Sunglasses: Paul Frank/ Hair: Heidi braids from this tutorial.
At the Getty, 98º!


getty center

Thinking that the Getty Center would provide respite from the 100º weekend weather, we took a trip west. Ironically, I spent most of the time outdoors and in the gardens...so much for taking advantage of the a/c!
More photos here.


la photo cabine

La Photo Cabine is a super cute (and French!) way to get distracted from your day job.


fun with bunting

After hacking off the bottom of this dress, I used the remaining material to make bunting for my fireplace. I like that the color kinda blends in with the rock.


what i wore

Dress: thrifted/ Belt: H&M/ Shoes: Nine West/ Purse: gifted vintage Gucci (thanks Sara!)/ Sunglasses: Paul Frank


crossroads of the world: a study in address numbers

One of my most favorite things about Crossroads of the World was the variety of address numbers.
More photos here.


crossroads of the world

Crossroads of the World is said to be America's first outdoor shopping mall when it opened in 1936. The main building (above and below) is supposed to look like an ocean liner.
Today, the surrounding cottage-style bungalows house mostly office space.
 Full of painted and tiled details, the complex has been used in many movies over the years. They just don't make them like they used to!
More photos here.


what i wore

LEFT: Sweater: Old Navy/ Shirt and belt: Thrifted/ Jeans: Levis/ Headband: handmade RIGHT: Dress: Zac Posen for Target (also seen here and here)/ Shirt: H&M/ Shoes: bought in Brooklyn years ago
I just got this scarf as a gift from my aunt. I love it!

double or nothing

They don't photograph so great, but these double-chocolate chunk cookies were supremely delicious.


herb & dorothy

Herb & Dorothy is a documentary chronicling the inspirational life of the Vogels, who collected one of the most important collections of minimal and conceptual art. Of meager means, they lived on Dorothy's salary (a librarian) while using Herb's income (a postal worker) to purchase work. They had two rules - the piece had to be affordable, and it had to fit into their one bedroom Manhattan apartment. By the time the documentary was made in 2008, their collection had grown to over four thousand works. In 1992, they donated their entire collection to the National Gallery.



Relatively new Tinga is pretty delicious, although I am somewhat swayed because it's both walkable from my apartment and reminds me of Nopalito. On a plus side, I really enjoyed the watermelon lemonade....
...their extremely spicy pibil tacos...
and the exterior Wooly Pockets!
The downside? No booze! And I didn't love the chicken taco, so don't get that one if you go.


what i wore

Dress: Buffalo Exchange/ Camisole: Cosabella/ Shoes: Sven/ Purse: thrifted/ Necklace: Anna Blair/ Sunglasses: Anthropologie

retro gallery/filament lighting

I must have walked by Retro Gallery/Filament Lighting a bunch of times (it's about 3 blocks from my apartment) but whatever possessed me to finally go in was rewarded with the most amazing vintage selection of vases, ceramics, lamps and chandeliers I have ever seen.


t is for turquoise

I was very pleased to discover that my nail polish matches the bathroom tile.


what i wore

Top: Banana republic/Skirt: thrifted (also seen here)/ Belt: Rose Bowl flea market/Shoes: Sven/Necklaces: gifts


a delectable duo

This past weekend I whipped up a delicious combination of blondies and brownies. Enjoy!
BLONDIES (adapted from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman)

1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1 cup flour
1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 to 1 cup chopped dried cherries

- Preheat oven to 350º. Grease an 8" square baking pan.
- Melt the butter over low heat.
- Beat the melted butter with the sugar until smooth, then add the egg and vanilla.
- Add the salt and flour. Once combined add the chips and cherries.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes until barely set in the middle. Cool before cutting.
BROWNIES (adapted from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman)
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp flour
1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 to 1 cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup whiskey

- Preheat oven to 350º. Grease an 8" square baking pan.
- Melt the unsweetened chocolate and butter over low heat.
- Beat the melted chocolate and butter with the sugar, then add the eggs.
- Gradually add the vanilla, salt and flour. Once combined add the chips, toasted nuts and whiskey.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes until barely set in the middle. Cool before cutting.