Thursday, February 27, 2014

London Calling

London illustration
Mr. Fonty had a last minute work trip to London come up, and I am tagging along! We leave on Monday for a quick 5 day trip across the pond. We planned and booked our trip 10 days before leaving. I've dubbed this kind of high speed travel planning - "Instant GratiVacation", and I think I can get used to living in fast forward.
I've never been to London, so I will be taking full advantage of Mr. Fonty's day meetings to visit all the royal stomping grounds and tourist traps. Be sure to check out my Instagram to place your votes on my most awkward solo shot. I'm leaving my shame in the Atlanta airport, and plan to befriend these folks, and get them to take my pictures all around town. Gladys has a real great photographic eye.
I am an excellent packer, and don't see why I need anything more than a carry-on (for the pre-Harrods trip to London, at least). The key to packing light is reduce, reuse and recycle layers that can transition from day to night - and by all means, don't bring a separate pair of shoes for every outfit. I've picked 2 pairs that are comfortable, but still have some style. The grey oxfords are patent leather, perfect to fend off an afternoon drizzle.  Bring on Buckingham Palace!
london 1

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love & Marriage

Happy Valentine's Day!
card from emily mcdowell
Mr. Fonty and I are headed to Asheville tonight. His band (and our friends) The Whigs are playing, so we are using it as the perfect excuse to enjoy some delicious food and drink in the Blue Ridge mountains. Saturday we will head to Sapphire for the rest of the long weekend where I plan to wear leggings as pants and sit by the fire finishing The Book Thief and starting The Goldfinch -- and, obviously petting this guy while he snores between Mr. Fonty & me.
It's supposed to be pretty chilly in North Carolina, and while I want to keep warm, I don't want to look like one of Asheville's dirty drum circle hippies.
Here's what I will be packing:
(note: after posting this, I found the cashmere Equipment sweater on sale for $99 at Intermix. Also please note, the "Steal" puffer jacket from Zara is on sale for $80. Love sales!)

Crewneck sweater

Golden Goose ankle boots

Lucky brand booties

Louis vuitton shoulder bag

Pippa Small pink earrings

Pearl jewelry

Monday, February 10, 2014

Color of Love

Friday is Valentine's Day, and while I am not one to shower my love with flowers and chocolates, I do love dressing in holiday spirit. Here are some pink and red wardrobe items to get you in the love zone
valentines day

J Crew graphic tee

Raoul mini skirt

La Perla balconette bra

TIBI clothing

Eberjey pink cami

Sabine maxi skirt

Wooden high heel shoes

Kate Spade watch

Kate spade jewelry

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


My little goddaughter sweetness, Evie Stewart

I have a new favorite app - Waterlouge. Judging by the mass hysteria I have seen on Instagram, this statement is sort of like saying, "Have you heard of Pinterest?". But whatever, it's fun.

Waterlouge takes all your iPhone masterpieces, and turns them into a pretty watercolor. Like with Instagram, there are different filters, and you can adjust the detail and lightness. From mundane photo to work of art, just like that! Here are a few of my "paintings"
Treehouse Point in Washington
I need to devote an entire blog post to this amazing place
Abby on the streets of Key West
Bison in Jackson Hole

Sunset over the bunk house at Mason Fork Ranch
The world's most handsome animal, Ryman Fontaine
Speaking of The Gram, read this very funny truth about Instagram written by teenage crush.