Sunday, May 22, 2011

blue jean baby {no more}

there was once a time where blue jeans were the main staple denim in a closet. no more. lately the surge of colored jeans have added a splash of color to the everyday wardrobe. i've started off with a conservative white, moved on to a red pair and hoping to soon graduate to another bold/bright option. paired with a simple solid tee , this bright trend will leave you craving for every color in the rainbow. sorry elton, blue jean baby no more.

Friday, May 13, 2011

weekend wonder words

minimalism is key with these simple inspiration words - especially when hung up in an office work environment.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

spend savvy

now a days, it is rare to pay full price for designer digs, salon / spa services, fitness memberships, photography / cooking courses, surfing lessons, vacations, and essentially everything and anything you ever thought you wanted. led by gilt (designer sales) & groupon (deal of the day), it is safe to say that the market is over-saturated with these flash sites but my wallet isnt complaining. here are a handful that can extend your online morning ritual:

gilt group
rue la la
haute look
swirl by daily candy

buy with me
deal find
deal pop
living social
daily candy deals
la weekly deals
yelp deals
gilt city
social shopper

if you want them compiled in one place: deal surf

Monday, May 9, 2011

rose {gold} parade

as trendy as the michael kors watches have become, the rose gold edition is making me want to hop on the bandwagon. although the blush hued precious metal was initially popularized centuries ago, it seems as though a surge of rose gold accessories are now making a welcoming comeback. whether it is the vintage looking appeal or simply a departure from the standard gold / silver options, this parade is certainly a rose-y trend of the moment...

1. michael kors runway watch
2. two lips rosie sandal
3. shyan afshar ring
4. tiffany key necklace
5. halston heritage pleated silk dress
6. steve madden bmercy tote
7. steve madden aviator
8. amy tavern thin rings

Friday, May 6, 2011

local gem: cafe chez marie

its not often you discover a local gem and feel like you are transported into another city. bienvenue au cafe chez marie. blink and you will miss it as this cozy french cottage is sequestered on santa monica boulevard, among buildings with entertainment companies including BET and sporadic talent agencies. come for the delicious cuisine including the most perfect french onion soup, mouth watering croquette & savory latte's and stay for the charming decor, bright courtyard and the warmest customer service in town. this quaint & charming cafe has just taken hidden gems to the next level. bon apetit.

cafe chez marie
10681 santa monica blvd
los angeles 90025
between manning & westholme