Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Snoop + Dallas

May 5th, House of Blues. Anyone want to be my date?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Gossip Girl + Sacred Heart

At the end of tonight's Gossip Girl, Dove did a featurette on a New York designer Chrissie Miller. Part of the mini-doc she talked about her private school up-bringing on the Upper Eastside (check), showed a photo of the park (check) and a street sign that said 90th St. And my heart sank, could it be? Sacred Heart?! Immediately after I saw this I looked her bio up online and in fact she is from the Convent of the Sacred Heart! Can I get a what what!

This is where I spent many nights while volunteering in not-so-nearby soup kitchens. And saw my first prostitute. I have lots of memories here while meeting Sacred Heart students from all over the US (there are 19 total). I'm from the one in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Maybe we can get Sister Bearss to bring more alums in like Chrissie and less like Cokie Roberts, who I think still comes once a year or about that! What has Cokie done for me lately? Here's Chrissie's line, Sophomore. It seems very Erin Wasson x RCVA-y, but whatever.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tacos+ babies

After piano this morning I met my friend Jill for breakfast at my new favorite breakfast spot in Dallas. We discovered that we're both quick to label things"the most awesome place ever" but that's just fine because for right now, Taco Joint is it. When she said "it's the most Austin-y place in Dallas" I was quick to roll my eyes and think yeah right, but it was pretty freaking adorable.

Once we settled in to our vintage diner set table and chairs with our coffee and 4-pound breakfast burrito it was on to people watching. There were SO many cute young couples with babies. One especially inspired that little collage up top there. That is pretty well exactly what she was wearing, She was so cute. She had a little pixie hair cut and a baby on her hip, naturally.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Some boom for your Friday

The best part of my new ride is def the Sirius radio where I've been reconnected to my old favorites LL Cool J, Ice Cube, 2pac and these fine chicas. Who wants to go cruising this weekend in downtown B-ham? I'm feeling 17 again.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Monday

Friday, April 17, 2009

I must have died

I know I tend to be an exaggerator. But seriously Legacy Books is my heaven. Only this place could get me to drive 21 miles each way to the suburbs on a Sunday. I LOVE THIS PLACE! First off, Legacy is so well-designed. It's super modern but so inviting. There's lots of neat spaces to chill out, not like Borders where I'm squatting on the floor in the middle of the aisle huffing and puffing when someone passes by. Hello, this is MY aisle! I especially love the art/coffee table book room that's almost lit like a museum.

I've been crazy about books, and book covers, for as long as I can remember. And I had a heart palpitation when I stumbled upon this table full of newly designed Penguin Classic Deluxe edition books. They're all paperbacks, but made of a sturdy stock, WITH flaps on the inside covers, which you rarely see with paperbacks. But my favorite part is how they took these classics and redesigned the covers to be so much more fun and approachable. I mean who wouldn't want to pick up a book about poverty and the meatpacking industry when the title is in hot pink?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A tree grows in Detroit

A tree is growing out of the soil made of the ashes and decay of these textbooks abandoned in Detroit's Public School Book Depository

Photos courtesy James D Griffioen
These photos just blow my mind. And for those with a tough stomach, see here. So maybe there's some truth to this after all. As much as the whole idea of life after me, and the rest of human kind, gives me the shakes, I'm really looking forward to the series to being.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pardon my nautical obsession

I'm afraid it may never pass. Maybe it's because I'm reading about the sea. So where can I find a simple black and white striped tee?

Monday, April 13, 2009

One rad woman: Bianca Jagger

Hello lover

I never thought I'd be crazy about drivers, until now.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Red lips and a chair

While I was at CVS today waiting for my prescription I was playing around in the makeup aisle. Secretly dabbing different shades of red all over my hand, then rubbing it off and dashing into the nearby tampon aisle as employees passed by. Later at the checkout I hit the coupon jackpot with a whopping $3.50 in CVS bucks, so I headed back over to the lipsticks and picked out my favorite one. I think it's the one, really. I've been wearing it all night, even while cleaning my bathroom.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A neat look

I've been a bad blogger  I know. Things have been nutso. I came across this pic on an online shop, La Garçonne, I just got a replacement pair of ballet flats from. I'd wear a cropped jacket instead, but cute nonetheless. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Hemingways Part 2

This post is all about Dree (daughter of Mariel). Here's a post from WWW where you can see more of her personal style.