Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hope you're having a spooky day. Not only is it Halloween, but the Giants just won the World Series, so Orange & Black has never been hotter. 
When out tonight trick or treating with your wee ones, you can be festive and look the part while still looking chic. Witch hats optional:


Equipment silk blouse

Cross shirt

Rick owen

Black jacket

Michael kors jeans

Fallon ballet shoes

Alexander McQueen flat shoes

Tory Burch zippered tote bag

Orange tote

Banana republic

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tunesday With George: Double Play

double pick this week!

Tame Impala -- Lonerism
Tame Impala's Lonerism is easily one of my favorite albums of the year, worth every bit of their indie-press darling hype (including a 9.0 from Pitchfork. Producer Dave Fridmann, who I had the pleasure of working with last summer for Ponderosa's recent release Pool Party, leaves his sonic mark all over this expansive album. This one could be my favorite, although it's hard to choose:

Listen to the album HERE

Waylon Jennings -- Goin' Down Rockin': The Last Recordings
I'm generally not a huge fan or advocate of posthumous records, but I'll make an exception in this case. Before Waylon died 10 years ago, he had recorded 12 new tracks with his bass player and longtime bandmate Robbie Turner. So the members of his band The Waylors, with a little help from his son Shooter, got together and finished out the rest of the instrumentation (quite tastefully, I might add). These recordings find Waylon still at the top of his vocal game:

Monday, October 29, 2012


Congratulations to the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS, World Series Champs!!

No, contrary to the title of this post, I am not writing about Lance Armstrong... ba dum dum ching!
This past weekend I decided to do a juice cleanse. It was a pretty on-the-fly decision. I saw the prospect of 3 mellow days with optional alcohol drinking - aka, I could avoid social situations that involved booze by sitting on the couch with my dog and my dvr. Does that make me sound like an alcoholic? I did a homemade version of the Blueprint Cleanse which by Saturday meant that I was drinking a lot of tea, choking down one green drink a day, and sipping the cashew milkshake whenever I got a hunger pang. Did I lose weight? Yes. Do I feel toxin free? Wouldn't go that far. It was a good jump start to better eating though. And after spending Sunday watching a Hoarders marathon and cleaning my closet, I am motivated to fit into all the itty bitty jeans I found hiding in boxes. Guess I learned nothing about purging from the hoarders...
Speaking of hoarding... Who doesn't love a good boot hoarder? Piperlime is having a 20% off (select) boot sale today. Enter BOOT at checkout. Here are some of my favorite boots from Piperlime


Friday, October 26, 2012

Dig It

The view from the house... not too shabby
I have nothing planned for this weekend except planting some flowers and staining our deck, and I have to say, it feels pretty great. 
But this is probably because I am still reveling in last weekend's trip to Puerto Rico. KK & Kate, you planned the perfect vacation! I seriously want a repeat trip every year. Thank you so much for including me in the fun. 
Here are some pics via Instagram
 Our amazing hostesses, Kate & Katie K!

Exploring Old San Juan

 The Birthday Girl!


 La Playa!

 Our house -- Take me back!
 Something tells me my weekend digging in the dirt won't compare... 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

All That Glitters
I'm a big fan of Glitter Guide. Each day the site features everything from how to set the perfect fall table to an interview with a stylish woman who can do it all. My favorite interviews are the ones that feature the subject in her home. I love getting design tips from my favorite bloggers, magazine editors, and designers.
Here are a few of my favorite spaces (and women). Each link will take you to their home tour. 
Maya Brenner, Jewelry Designer
Tori of Sitting in a Tree Events
Designer Heidi Merrick
Marlien Rentmeester of Le Catch
Amber Lewis, Interior Designer