Petal / Pretty in Pink

I am not what you would call a girly-girl.  I have my moments when I randomly burst into tears while talking with my boyfriend, love magazines and painting my nails but that’s pretty much the extent of it.  Given that Mother Nature has decided to bestow upon the Pacific Northwest an excruciatingly long and grey winter (note that I did not mention cold or snowy…thanks Mama N!) I have been filling our house with flowers to brighten things up.  But not just anyflowers.  Pretty, girly pink flowers.  Hope they bring some warmth to your world as they have to mine!

My desk

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Paper / A Regional Surprise

While we were in nyc I got to visit one of my favorite paper shops Greenwich Letterpress.  This store has inspired me for years.  It’s on the perfect little street in the West Village and the colors and goodies they carry are totally my style.  I picked up a ton of  few little treats for myself and to my surprise when I looked at the back of my favorite little card it was made in Vancouver!

They are called the Regional Assembely of Text.  Here are a few of my favorites from their collection:

 

These amazing pull out quiz cards.  I got 2.

Cute Birthday Cards that come with a pencil

Graph paper bird card set

They call this the This and That Stationary Set because its a mix of old school paper and envelopes.

Smartphone fall in a puddle? Lost your contacts? Never again! Store them in this cute wooden.

I’m a huge fan of these guys and cant wait to visit their shop the next time we are in Vancouver. They are located on Main Street in btwn 23rd and 24th.  

Getting busy

Today is certainly a busy day.  And not just today.  From now until Monday night it will be non-stop.  No complaints.  I mean, these next few days are filed with finding friends an amazing intern for their design company, getting my hair cut, running group, oh…and going to nyc.  Yippee!  See you next week!

Nothing Rhymes with Orange…

…but a lot of things rhyme with tangerine!  Tangerine is the *it* color of the spring.  I see it popping up everywhere. Tangerine Tango was named the Pantone Color of the Year.  Do you agree?  Are you ready for the clean glean of tangerine to hit the scene?  Silly rhyming.  Rhymes courtesy of  this super fun site.

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nyc

I’m off to nyc at the end of this week to visit friends and family and get a much needed dose of city life.  Going to bigger cities than the one I live in recharges me.  I am a big city girl and I don’t pretend to be anything else.  I appreciate them far more then when I lived in one.  Best part about where I live – a big city (Vancouver) is just a hop, skip and a ferry ride away.  Here’s what I am looking forward to:

Packing! Making lists about what to pack (I *love* lists). Playing dress up on my closet as I figure out what to pack. Wearing those pieces I have stashed away for 'when I am in New York'.

Eatting Momofuku pork buns

Staying in the West Village

Admiring nyc street style

Spending nights in dark, candle drenched bars with friends

People watching from cafes

Flying above the city at night

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