Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Le Bouton Linen Dress

Lisa Dorr of Le Bouton has placed the last of her Linen Dresses up on her Etsy site before she starts producing them for her catalog (when this happens, the price of the dress will increase) .
Lisa's garments are special and wonderful. Tailored to fit you! This dress comes in black, dark brown, medium grey, natural or indigo. Catch them while you can!
(PS. The colors above are not representative of the actual colors used for the dresses. I am just having fun!)

Photo credit: Lisa Dorr

Monday, March 30, 2009

They start out like this then...

...they explode like a firework!

Lina Rennell Fall 09

It's barely Spring, but already the fashions for Fall are popping up. I really like the designs of Lina Rennell. Via Beklina.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Little Flower Macarons

French Macarons via SF & LA. From Little Flower Candy Co. I love these (who doesn't?) and could not resist the colors. If you haven't figured it out already, I'm a sucker for color.
They taste lovely, though...the woman working at the counter that day at Little Flower told me they aren't made in house yet, but are shipped in from a bakery in San Francisco. Any guesses as to which bakery? Janis?
The Poppy is from our yard. Sucker for color. LOOK at that orange!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

South Pas. Palms.
Happy Saturday.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Farmer's Market

Color study: Red, yellow, orange...
Tomory and I went to the South Pasadena Farmer's Market yesterday.
First we stopped in at a favorite restaurant Firefly for a tapas of Crispy Oysters and a glass of wine...
Then we picked up dinner. Roast Chicken for Tomory, Shrimp Pupusas & Watermelon Lemonade for me! It was a beautiful evening.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Colors, patterns, shapes from our garden & yard last evening.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Color study: Purple, orange, and a little bit of blue & green.

Here is a great blog by Neville Trickett via Kris.

Perfect bag?

This may be it. I've been searching. Not to big. Not too small. Travels well. Simple. The Musette Bag.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chinatown color study.
The little doggie's name was Junior.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cheryl Cambras/ Pop Flock @ Mercado

I went and saw Cheryl Cambras' installation Pop Flock at Mercado, a nice little store in Silverlake.
I love Cheryl's work and have written about it & her before on my blog. I really enjoyed seeing some new pieces: The Punk Rock Cock, the bird in the bottle, and the chickadee chilling out to the boombox. I'm not sure how long it's up, but stop by if you are in the neighborhood.
Great job Cheryl!

3517 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

For Jo

Jo tagged me!
I just played this game a little while ago, but to be a good sport I answered the questions I didn't already. Jo has a very nice blog- take a look!

These are the rules:

a. respond and rework:
answer the questions on your blog,
replace one question that you dislike
with a question of your own invention.
add one more question of your own.

b. tag eight other un-tagged people.


what do you feel like today?
Tired, confused, excited, hopeful.

if you were a tree, what tree would you be?
A big twisty gnarled oak, or a delicate Japanese maple tree with red leaves.

what is on your bedside table?
Alarm clock, a lamp, olive oil hand cream, a flashlight, a rosary and a prayer book.

what is your favorite pair of shoes?
My Madewell boots.

say something to the person who tagged you.
Thank- you for thinking of me...you have a beautiful blog, and I will be reading it now!

what would you like to have in your hands right now?
Some fabric and a rotary cutter.

what would you like to get rid of?

what was the last book you read?
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

name a film that left you speechless.
Hmm. Not speechless...but it was very good; Rachel Getting Married.

if you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
My back -yard, and take a nap in the setting sun.

what can you do right now to help nature that you don't already do regularly?
Make sure that all the products I buy are green/ environmentally friendly and cruelty free. I could be much better about this, I'll admit.

And I'll tag: anyone who feels like playing...please feel free!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scoops Ice Cream

t was the first day of spring. Overcast and cool for L.A.- we decided we still wanted to make a trip to Scoops Ice Cream. Tai Kim is the owner and ice cream mastermind behind this small shop. The flavors are made in small batches by hand (by Mr. Kim). The flavors...amazing. I had Pistachio Cardamom, and the Salty Chocolate. Tomory had Taro, and Vegan Maple Oreo Cookie.
In the past I've had Brie ice cream, Chocolate Guinness, PBR & Avocado, Strawberry Balsamic, Brown Bread (tastes like Grape Nuts cereal) and so many more. A true L.A. gem.

Scoops Ice Cream
712 N Heliotrope Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 906-2649

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Working too much. Sorry for the lack of posts. Here are some spring colors/ ranunculus for you to enjoy...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tomory and I are in Beverly Hills about once per week. If we are hungry, we usually choose this little inexpensive coffee shop: The Brighton.
Good food (not great, but good- you know what you are going to get) . Unpretentious. Great people watching. Old fashioned sit down counter. It's the oldest coffee shop in Beverly Hills.

We also stopped by Tomory's show as it was the last day. He was sad. It's always hard to say goodbye.

Some inspiration for you: Le Vestiaire de Cle
Beautiful Clothes.

Brighton Coffee Shop

9600 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Friday, March 13, 2009

Blossoms, bees, bugs, backyard.
Have a good weekend.