Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pretty Picture/ Linda Geary

I  just adore these mixed media collages by Linda Geary.  Dreamy hues!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sleep No More

Yep, finally.  Seeing the sensation Sleep No More tonight.  So excited.  And a little apprehensive.  Better late than never!!! : )

Avocado What?!!!

Remember my sweet-treat entry on last week's FfF?  Choco-hazel-ocado amaze-pants cake.  Wowzers.  Yeah, intense.

Well I just found it's cousin: pudding.  Vegan.  Cholesterol free.  Full of healthy dark chocolate goodness and body nourishing fats (avocado & coconut).  Yumzer-zees!

Image: Sara Yates

Monday, March 11, 2013

LEIF Prints

I'm home today.  No work.  Icky sicky.  I'm daydreaming about springtime and crushing on oodles of  pretty prints.

Image: Courtney Price collage

Friday, March 8, 2013

Four for Friday

Hello, hello!  And goodbye work week!!! : )  I know post have been few and far between on w&w.  Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things next week.  In the meantime, have a lovely weekend.

- Pretty floral inspiration. Sigh...
- Cutest iPhone cases evah.  Fifi, Sonny & Stella-pup are such a sweet fam!
- Loved Oprah's tips to avoid decorating disasters.  Photo credit.
- This cake looks crazy good.  And the star ingredient sounds crazy weird.

Monday, March 4, 2013

By Boe

I have a ginormous jewelry crush on all these By Boe rings.  I love this tassel necklace too! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Baked Alaska

Head over to Call Me Cupcake to watch a beautiful video about this delectable looking dessert!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Four for Friday

Happy Friday! I hope your jazzed about the weekend. I'm excited to continue my apartment painting, chillax with friends, cook-up something yummy, play with potted plants, read, read, read and maybe do a bi o' shopping.  I'm thinking about getting a manicure too.  Big deal guys.  I rarely get them nails did.  Anywho, enjoy it!  See ya'll back here next week : )

- Hey Jo, nice prints.
- Kirra Jamison is causing apt envy.
- These hellebores are amaze-zingers!
- Life changing bread, you say?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Style Crush/ Atlantic Pacific

Blair from Atlantic Pacific is making me want to pull the boyfriend jeans out of the recesses of my dresser.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Love & Lemons

I'm hooked!  Love and Lemons is the perfect mix of great design, beautiful photos and amazing recipes.  The Vegan Mac & Cheese and Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup look deeeeelicious!!! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Four for Friday

'Sup, guys?  Happy it's Friday?  Yeps.  Me too!  I'm going to try to chill out this weekend.  Maybe grab a cozy brunch with a work buddy.  Maybe start a new book. Maybe go for a walk in the snow (Yes sir! Forecast says we get snow-y tomorrow!).  I also want to get over to RH Gallery where my sister has a handful of paintings in the Single Fare show.

- Diggin' the look of this panini (despite my distaste for PB & Bananerz).
- In fits over these rings.  J'adore!
- My favey iPhone case of the moment.
- Loving J Crew's new spring looks big time.  Is it time for shorts yet?!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hap-e V-day

Happy happy!  Enjoy!  Spread the love!  Send a note!  Give a kiss!  Ruffled has a pretty, Valentines Day inspired photo shoot.  Head over and take a gander at the wintry, soft story!

Trinkets/ Assembly New York & Neji Commu 5

I'm completely obsessed with this watch from Assembly New York & Neji Commu 5.  Want it bad.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pretty Palette/ Berry Kisses

I fell in immediate love with Fall 2013 Narciso Rodriguez.  My favorite looks were spice, indigo and berry blocked.  Inspiration all up in here!  And the color story nicely coincides with tomorrow's holiday.  Wishing you lots of love on this Febby Wednesday!  Chat soon, xx

Photos, clockwise from top left:
- Narciso Rodriguez
- Flowers via 100 Layer Cake
- Narciso Rodriguez
- Narciso Rodriguez 
- Painting by Michelle Armas
- Korres Lip Butter
- Urban Decay Lip Stain

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


The web is a'buz with lover-ly-ness.  Get in a Valentiney mood by visiting the following:

- Etsy duds are curated sweetly over on For Me, For You.
- A little angel and dark devil cozy up next to one another on Matchbox Kitchen.
- There's handful of V-D DIY over on Design Sponge.
- Creature Comforts shares 20 pretty Pinterest finds.
- Also, check out this so-so-beautiful floral guide on Design Love Fest.

florals by moon canyon design co.
art direction by Bri of DLF
photos by kimberly genevieve

Monday, February 11, 2013

Matisse For Monday

Post Nemo weekend and all's well.  Friday was sort of nutz-o but I had an incredible weekend... checked out two local watering wells: Post Office and Dram. Dinned at Zizi Limona (amaze-derful sangria) and brunched at Roebling Tea Room and Landmarc.  Saw the Matisse show at the MET.  Hiked a snowy Central Park with my cousin.  Chilled out with friends in their cozy apartment (with this view!!!) and watched this movie (finally) then baked cookies.  : )  

Now NYC is washing the snow away with buckets of rain.  It's a busy week for me, work-wise and personally.  I'll try to check in as often as possible, chickens!  Chat with you soon!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mmmm Meatless

Head over to one of my most favoritest sites evah, Manifest Vegan!  Allyson is giving away the Meatless (Martha) cookbook : )

Image by Allyson Kramer of the Meatless "Avocado Salad with Bell Pepper and Tomatoes"

Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Wishes!!!

Happy 27th birthday to my wonderful big-little brother!  I love you "Niloc" and wish you all the merriest.

Photo by Scott Clark via 100 Layer Cake

Friday, February 1, 2013

Four for Friday

Herro guys!  The week is winding down.  I've got a busy weekend planned.  Going to a lecture tonight, a double-birthday bash on Saturday, building some shelves and painting the apartment, tackling taxes and some illustration projects.  Then Sunday is... brunch with another birthday girl.  Did you think I was going to mention football.  Ha.  No.  Not to offend, but there are about a million-zillion better uses of my time.

- Love these hair tutorials!  Found via Because I'm Addicted.

- Gorgeous vintage Japanese magazine covers!  Found via 101 Cookbooks.

- Puff pastry garlic knots and mini pizzas.  Perfect for game day.  (And super YUM.)

- Fab online mag Rue has now debuted a website!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pre Fall 2013/ Nina Ricci

I was doing some research yesterday.  Filtering back through the Pre Fall read to wear shows.  Somehow I missed Nina Ricci.  Such a shame... but discovery is better late than never!  The show is French day to night at it's best: all thrown together, playful and a little sultry.  Splashy colors plus some dusty makeup hues and a good wash of black.  Love.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pretty Picture/ Leah Reena Goren

This girl does it all; Leah Reena Goren is an illustrator magnifique!  Check out her illustrations, printed textiles, blog and Etsy store.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Power Of Hope

I know MLK day was a week ago.  His insight and eloquence has always resonated with me. I've been thinking about this quote a lot: "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." 

Often the most difficult thing to do when you are down 'n out is look forward with hopefulness.  The promise of better days isn't generally the most consoling or immediate tonic for of-the-moment suffering.  However, you carry your own hope reservoir.  Ultimately it's up to you to dip in, lift yourself up and move forward.

Obviously, I'm going through some personal stuff.  My apologies for getting all super serious.  I try not to do un-fun stuff here in my happy w&w land.  Today I had to stop the faux smile and get a little real.  But my point is that I'm trying, with all my might, to get to a better place.  Cheers to hope!

Print available at Ink Storm, discovered via Alkeemi.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Four for Friday

Oh dear.  Technical difficulties.  Updated Microsoft Office suite installed.  Too much newness.  Brain fail.  Fifth consecutive day of painfully cold weather.  Running around the garment district. Getting leather jackets studded up.  Terrifying taxi rides.  AC is on in the office.  (wtf?)  Rough day.  Rough week.  I'm still feeling sick.  The plan is to take it easy this weekend.  Hope you get to relax too!

- Uppercase mag, issue 16.   Full o' goodness.
- Winter skin sucks.  Taking cues from this beauty guide.
- Lottie & Doof shares the perfect little cookie.
- Garance makes this awful weather comical.  And manages to teach a few fashion lessons too.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pattern Crush

I have design ADD.  Last weekend I decided to repaint my apartment white.  Bright white.  No accents.  No patterns.  I bought white paint, pristine white bedding, and was patterning out a (DIY) slipcover for an easy chair.  And now, I'm head over heels for these crazy wallpapers.  Feeling torn and tormented.  Sigh.

Wallpaper by Kirath Ghundoo, discovered via Miss Moss

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Day Deux & Two Tarts

I'm spending another day at home.  (Mon Dieu, deux!)  While taking it easy, I found Two Tarts.  It's nice to have some leisure time to go way back in the archives.  Golden archives- golden!  This blog packs so many great recipes and the photos are completely dreamy!

Pictured here is the Black Bean & Winter Squash Veggie Burger (it's also filled with corn, quinoa and a load of southwestern spices)!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Cozy, French, Sicky Monday

I'm home today, feeling under the weather.  It's all about comfy clothes, warm liquids and this chic Pandora station.  Word is: snow will be rolling into New York any hour.  I can't think of a better place to be but my snug little apartment.  Until I feel better... À bientôt!

Photo by Rudolf Vlcek, of Dolfi Photography via Flickr

Friday, January 18, 2013

Four for Friday

FfF is super late today.  But I'm so excited to kick-off this weekend that I'm cutting straight to the chase-

- Mark my words: Camel returns.  Loving this shot by Tommy Ton.
- The Hour Shop stops my heart- pretty vintage overload!
- I'm hankering for some of this amazing Vegan Caramel Corn!
- I'm obsessed with Houzz.  Pinning.  Like.  Crazytown.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Moroccan Anyone?

For the last few months I've been toying with the idea of a trip to Morocco.  This Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad gives me heart palpitations and googly-eyes.  Heidi of  101 Cookbooks whipped up this bunch of goodness garnering inspiration from Diane Morgan, of Roots.  I'm in a frenzy over the ingredient: carrots, chickpeas, plums and fresh mint.  I want to gobble this up on a winter evening, along with a cumin-laden veggie Chorba and a bunch of Khubz.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Adrianna's Almond Milk

I can relate to almost every facet of Adrianna's post, on A Cozy Kitchen.  Her breakfast dilemma is incredibly familiar and I share her aversion to dairy milk.  All points show: I've got to try this delicious sounding almond milk!  I'm not a banana fan by any means, but my dietary conscience tells me I should eat them.  : )

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ty Mattson

I'm in meetings non-stop today.  Stressfull blurr...  But I had to break for a quick minute to tell you that I'm super duper digging Ty Mattson's Homeland Vintage Jazz Record Covers!

Discovered via Grain Edit

Monday, January 14, 2013

21 Day Challenge

Since reading Gretchen Rubin's book, The Happiness Project I added her on Facebook and began to follow posts, check out her links, etc.  I was scoping out her page recently and my eye caught something: Happier at Home, the 21 Day Relationship Challenge.  I said to myself, "what the heck, I'll give it a go!"  Today is day one.  I don't really know what to expect or what I expect to get out of the challenge; what aspects will apply to my relationship, what I can take away and practice regularly, what guidance will prove enlightening.  If you're the teensiest bit curious, sign up too!

Photo by Nam from STREETFSN

Globes & Giggles

Happy Monday!  Did y'all watch the Golden Globes last night?  I've got to admit... I didn't.  I can't remember the last time I watched an awards show.  It was probably 6 or 7 years ago.  But one thing I always do: wake up a little early the next morning and pore over the photos.  Then- I go read the Fug Girls.  Witty and just a tad vicious, they have the most entertaining apparel commentary out there!

What were your favorite looks?  I'm so curious!  A few of mine: Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen, Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vauthier, Naomi Watts in Zac Posen, Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood, Emily Deschanel in Badgley Mischka, and Kristen Wiig in Michael Kors.