Style / Flats

Is it just me or are these flats both masculine and decidedly feminine at the same time?  I have seen a few people wearing flats in this shape and I l.o.v.e. them!

Maryam Shoe

Maryam Nassir Zadeh. $311.

So chic.  $78.

Sparkly by Marc.  $250.


Peachy keen. $150.

 Thanks coco + kelley for cementing it for me – these loafer are a must have.  I predict these are the IT style for fall.


Bash / Summer Party Favors

Summer schedule fill up quickly with bar-b-q’s, parties, and events.  I wanted to come up with a few inexpensive summer-inspired hostess gifts and party favors so I never show up empty handed and my guests always leave with a little more then they came with.

Farm fresh tomatoes.  Inexpensive, unexpected and so good they might not make it home.

Wrap up sidewalk chalk in wax paper for a perfect kid-friendly gift.

I love these wood containers – they are $2.99 for a pack of 4 at Michael’s.


More fruit to go courtesy of Martha.  Cherries in little white bags.  Use pattern edge scissors to make a plain bag special.


I received potted herbs as a hostess gift and it was such a creative gift idea I have been using it ever since.  Some garden stores have pre-made pots with 2 or 3 different herbs already planted and they go for as little as $8.99.

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Outta Here———> Brazil

It’s time!  I’m off to Brazil!  It is going to be one crazy week.  Home—>Rio—>nyc—>home.  I will really try to post but I warn you that I might miss a day or two.  It is a vacation right?!  I will be back next week fully inspired with pictures to share.  Adeus!*

*That’s Good Bye! in Portuguese


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Paper / Dear Hancock

The National Stationary Show took place in New York a couple of weeks ago and though I didn’t make it there this year I think next year it is a must do.  Dear Hancock was one of the exhibitors I wish I could have visited.   A husband and wife team based out of LA, they make stationary, custom invitations, greeting cards and prints.  They must have been influenced by another time – their cards look like what you would find in the desk drawers of your parents childhood bedrooms.  They are just retro enough to be cool today.



After some snooping I realized that these guys are a pretty big deal – they sell to Anthropologie and Paper Source!