I thought I’d end this week on a happy note (because we can all use happiness in our lives)! What do you plan to do this weekend? I plan to try out this new vegetarian restaurant in town and relax with books. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Here are some happiness-boosting inspirations I found on the web:
The science of happiness!
Illia lipstick in Wild Child is purported to boost anyone’s mood.
New Kate Spade book, spanning the last 20 years, might also inspire the artist in you!
If you love fashion then you might find Andrea Linett, cofounder of Lucky Magazine, memoir/fashion guide a great summer read!
3-ingredient meals (because we’ve got better things to do)!
This video made me laugh, but makes for a great motivational song.
After seeing these photos, I think I may want a cat.
I was perusing books to read this summer when I stumbled across a lovely gem of a book on Amazon, entitled Kate Spade New York: Things We Love: Twenty years of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits and Other Curiosities and thought to myself, “Woah! I must get this!”
The book isn’t a novel but a collection of various items and ideas that have inspired the brand throughout the years. Kate Spade prides itself on utilitarian pieces such as beautiful handbags and accessories as well as well-made apparel pieces. The company’s trademark is it’s “playful sophistication,” that women have come to know and love.
What I like most about this book is that it’s huge and makes a great decorative piece on a coffee table or to brighten up a book shelf. Anytime you need a sprig of inspiration, it’s a great book to reference back to, as it’s colors and playful palette will lift anyone’s mood.
What do you think? Do you already own the book?
Happy Monday everyone! Today I would like to briefly discuss an all-black wardrobe during the hot summer months. Yes! I know we are approaching August, the hottest month of the year, and many can’t be bothered to wear black, the color known for absorbing the most heat. However, there’s something quite simple and elegant about wearing it all over, even if it is too dark right now.
No fuss, no muss, you can’t go wrong with black- it’s slimming, sophisticated, crisp. I love the look. What do you think?
“The coldest winter I’ve ever spent was a Summer in San Francisco.”-Mark Twain
San Francisco has amazing style ( and homes) everywhere you go. However, there was one accessory that kept popping up. It was the anorak. Since San Francisco is oddly cold during the summer months, with some warmth here and there, one can’t help but don a light jacket with layers.
The combinations of layers with both warming elements makes a pretty unique combination that is truly unique to my favorite city! :) The foggy weather, the chill in the air, the drizzly clouds, it’s truly paradise to me.
By the way, I love these shoes by Everlane, one of my favorite San Fran-based clothing companies.
It’s been a busy busy week. We spent some time in San Francisco and Berkley, as well a Sacramento and Davis this past week, along other parts of the “Golden Coast” and it was AMAZING! Such a beautiful getaway with lots of things to do and see.
San Francisco reminds me of New York, in some ways, but in other ways, nothing can compare to the steep streets, painted lady homes and that undeniable “Frisco” charm. However, New York also has it’s advantages as well.
I stumbled upon this hilarious little gem on thecooperreview.com, wheras Sarah Cooper gives us a comedic take on the differences between living in New York and San Fran.
After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly superior, but there are some distinct differences…
Having visited both cities, I can’t deny how true these memes are. What’s your opinion on San Francisco and New York City. Do you like both or do you prefer one over the other?
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