Thursday, September 29, 2011

banana choco-chip walnut muffins

The other day, instead of doing homework or packing (like I should have been), I decided to make some muffins. These chocolate-chip walnut muffins ended up being moist & tasty...I recommend them!

1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
6 tbsp. butter
2/3 packed light brown sugar
3 ripe bananas
1/2 plain low-fat yogurt
2 large eggs
3/4 walnuts, chopped
chocolate chips
{oven at 350, makes 1 dozen}

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

la jolie fille de l'air

1..2..3.. "La jolie fille de l'air, la liberté, la photographe d'un jour, mon parfum, le beau garçon, l'aventure, l'amour, la paix, l'Air: le meilleur parfum du Monde".

Monday, September 26, 2011

i can never get enough

cozy blankets. dresses. stripes. homemade baked goods. fireplaces. good books. rings & bracelets. magazines. clothes, clothes, clothes. music. neutrals. trying something new. boats. umbrellas. cozy rainy days. the mountains. travel. new foods. sunday morning brunch. fresh fruits & vegetables. ben kweller. neat notes. paints. road trips. bike rides. days at the beach. holidays. being lazy on the couch. reruns. cuddling. great food and great friends. europe. adventures. feeling good. waking up early. going to bed late. fashion. couture. socks. chunky knits. vintage. history. christmas lights. polaroids & photography. farmers markets & flea markets. making something old new again. being creative. being inspired. scarves. going for coffee in little cafes. daydreams. pen pals. jewel tones. giving gifts. learning. puppies. dressing up. sleeping in. love.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

bows on bows on bows

If any of you have an extra $1500 laying around, please let me know and I'll take care of that for you...with these beautiful boots. Pleeeaaaase?!

 [ Valentino Bow-Back Over-the-Knee Boots ]

Monday, September 19, 2011

Family Photos

Diamond Cake Photography recently did some family photo's for us...and they turned out great! Here's a little preview..and if you want to see more of their work check out their website or blog.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Happy Friday everyone...mine will be spent doing homework, for possibly the last weekend ever, and spending some time with my lovely FB's. If you don't know what that're probably not one (sorry). Have a good weekend! xo

[ images via audrey hepburn complex ]

Thursday, September 15, 2011

martha marcy may marlene

Usually I'm not the biggest fan of scary or thriller movies, but this one for some reason has caught my attention. It looks interesting and deep, like it would take the audience into the lives of these people and really bring the film to life. I came across the trailer the other day and wanted to share this work of art with you all. It comes out on the 22nd of December....not exactly my choice of Christmas movie, but I'm still looking forward to it!

[ Martha Marcy May Marlene stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing a cult ]

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

fall transitions

Sunday was one of the most beautiful days we've had all summer, and since then the weather has gone downhill significantly. Here's some of my transitional outfits for this odd weather we're having, that can hopefully take me into these early fall days!

 [ talula cardi, club monaco vest, splendid dress, jeffrey campbell ]

 [ that awesome faux fur shawl is from H&M ]

[ ecote booties ]

Sunday, September 11, 2011

simple salad

I spent September long weekend in Kelowna staying at a friend's parent's place, and one night we made this delicious salad that I decided to re-create this weekend. We made it with shrimp and no cucumbers, but for this one i decided to mix it up with cukes & barbequed garlic turkey breast. With lemon & olive oil as the dressing, it's a simple salad with a unique and refreshing punch. Next time I might spice it up with some black beans and corn, or add peppers...really anything goes. I finished this particular meal off with a generous helping of red wine.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Gasoline Rainbows

"Gasoline Rainbows" is a CD of various artists that has been on repeat for me this summer - chill music for those lazy summer (and possibly fall) days.

Amy Kuney - Gasoline Rainbows via YouTube

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

body paint

Verushka (or Vera Lehndorff) is an incredibly popular model from the 60's who dipped her feet into many areas of fashion; body paint being one of them. I'm sure you can imagine how shocking this might have been 50-some years ago, but you can also see how tasteful and intricate they are. Here's a few interesting mind blowing photos of her most famous images.

lanvin fall 2011

For any of you who haven't seen this've been missing out. Until now. (drum roll..)

I love Alber Elbaz's vision, not only is he fiercely talented, but he has a sense of humor too. This video is awkward in the highest degree & even non-fashion lovers can appreciate that.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

spot-on pixie

Not only does Pixie Lott have great style, she also has the nicest legs um, ever. She looks put together yet playful, and knows what works with her body. I also just loove her shoes. Total girl crush & style crush on this one.

[ photos via Vogue Diaries ]

Monday, September 5, 2011

in other words

It feels like it has been forever since I've posted...and it has. Not only have I been super busy with school coming to an end, I've also been traveling around a bit too. I'm also getting a little bored of my lonely little blog... I enjoy writing & posting, but sometimes it seems a liiiittle pointless. That being said, I have fun doing this so I guess I'll continue! Here's a little diddy by a man called Ben Kweller who was introduced to me by a friend a looong time ago, and I've had a love affair with him since then (in my mind). This is one of my favorite songs of his, among many others....and I hope you all enjoy it too.