one. sydney. road

I've developed a little obsession... This time it is with the site One Sydney Road.  They have my absolute dream household items, my favorites of which I have linked below.  Swoon!

"turkey stripe table runner"

"e.a.t. table linens"

"linen tray - small"

"market basket"

auntie Sachi

I'd like to take this opportunity to say that I am the happiest girl in the world because this summer I am going to be an auntie!!  Needless to say, I have been searching all over for the perfect baby gifts for my big sis.  Since she lives in the mountains, I was thinking these would be perfect!

Columbia "Mountaineer Munchkin Snow Suit"

Columbia "Bugababy 3-in-1 Snow Bunting"

sunny days

The weather in Venice Beach has been amazing as of late, which is inspiring me to bust out my summer wardrobe!  Maybe I can take advantage of some beach days to put a dent in my vitamin D deficiency.  To celebrate the new warmth, here's my pick for a great sunny day outfit.

Dress: Staple "Combo Striped Mesh Tank Dress"
Bag: Something Else "Zigzag Pouchette"
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell "Cashy Cutout Wedge"
Bracelets: "Sparkle 15-Bracelet Stacker Set"
Ring: House of Harlow 1960 "3 Stack Jagged Rings in Gold"

bananas for asos

I have become a huge fan of the website  They have amazing clothes and accessories to choose from and the prices are really great.  I'm loving this outfit above.


This past Christmas, I turned to the World Wildlife Fund for gifts for my family.  I Choose to symbolically adopt species in need. The adoptions came with cute little stuffed animals too!  With Valentine's Day coming up, why not give your loved one an amazing charitable gift?!

Choose a symbolic animal adoption and help support WWF's worldwide conservation efforts!  Your $50 donation gets you all this:
  • Soft plush version of your adopted animal wrapped in a cloth WWF gift bag
  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient.


la foret love

I've been thinking a lot about my favorite things lately for some reason, and one of the first things to always pop in my head is Laforet Harajuku.  Laforet is my dream department store/museum in one of my favorite spots in Tokyo.  I love that Laforet encompasses all that is amazingly crazy Japanese Fashion in one multi-multi-storied store.  It's pretty dangerous for me since I don't think I've ever been able to walk away empty handed.


I've gotta say... best invention of all time!  These lift seats at Canyons in Utah are heated!!!  I can't tell you how many times I've sat almost frozen onto a ski lift seat.  I've never been skiing in Utah, but I am definitely going to make a trip to Canyons soon!!

window dressing

I've never been a curtain kind of girl, but I've gotta say, these make me want to decorate my windows.

"Coqo Floral Curtain"

"Breeze-Blown Bouquet Curtain"

"Spiral Vine Curtain"

Happy Birthday Big Sister!

My beautiful big sis turns another day younger today!  Happy Happy B-Day, Shinobu!!

chilly willy

All of this cold weather has totally thrown me for a loop.  I never know quite what to wear on those chilly days and usually dress kinda lazy.  This stuff is inspiring me though...

1. "Cashmere Zip Henley"
2. Warehouse "Silk Swallow Print Blouse"
3. "The Earth's Core Ring"
4. Jessica Simpson "Dany Grey Stamped Snake T Strap Platform Heels"
5. Free People "Super Skinny Five Pocket Jean"

yes please

I'm always on the lookout for cool spots to vacation to and this one just fell in my lap the other day.  The Svinoey Lighthouse in Norway just sky rocketed to the top of my fantasy list!