Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baby Mama

I just came across this baby picture - and holy cow! Nicole of Making It Lovely has taken on photographing her adorable daughter every month in the same chair adorned in the same outfit until she turns two. Aside from how great an idea that it - check out the disgustingly perfect room that acts as the setting to these photo shoots.

I love everything about this room, and wish it were mine. I am pink with envy at every detail. That soft mustard curtain tied back with the pale powder-pink toned tassels is a favorite touch. Few people would have the (excuse my language) balls to dive in head first into an all-pink room like this. The rug, the pillows, the sophisticated hue of pink champagne on the walls are done perfectly. This proves that when done right - this concept does not have to be in-your-face obnoxious. Love it Nicole!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Every Rose...

How amazingly beautiful is this bouquet!?!? I don't typically care for gerber daisies (I think those are gerber daisies in there), but the combination of the deep red with the soft apricot looks gorgeous paired with the dusky sage eucalyptus. Plus, the whole photograph is really done well - what a stylish bride!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Sunday

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I worked so hard Friday and Saturday that I slept away most of today. I wish I would have enjoyed the sunshine a bit, but I suppose I needed the rest...I should have gone at least to lay by the pool with friends or enjoyed a cocktail on a patio. Oh well...there is always tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Room To Live In

I came across this picture recently and fell in love for various reasons. First of all, this looks like a room that you can really live in (not that it isn't also perfectly styled...). I love the perfect combination of glamor (with the crystal chandelier and the mirrored console table) and real living (like the wooden chair and grouping of liqueur bottles).

More than anything right now, I would love the ability to walk right outside of my place - those French doors leading out into the fresh air and sunshine are so enticing. Some day...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm On A Boat!

Ok, no that's not me...

This past week I worked at Soldier Field for The Eagles concert. Our production office had the MOST amazing view. The entire room is surrounded by windows - one side faces the inside of the stadium (perfect for overseeing goings-on), and the other side faces the marina in Lake Michigan. The rich blue skies brought out many boaters onto their sail boats each day.

So - my goal is to get out on a boat soon. I want to lay on the deck, drink some fresh squeezed lemonade, and read a romance novel..anyone...?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Check out this dream kitchen. I am sitting here drooling over the checkered floor, the gigantic wood island, and the gobs of shelving!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


While in New York last month, I picked up a pair of elastic slip-on black Bensimons. It is a French brand of shoes - and I am obsessed. Though black is my color choice, they come in a huge rainbow of colors. They are super comfortable, and I wish I could wear them every day...if only sneakers were appropriate for all situations...

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Book A Day...

I have been a reading machine lately! After flying through the (ahem...) Twilight books (yes all four of them), I am now onto the third Stieg Larsson book - 'The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest'. This series is so riveting - plus the fact that Lisbeth Salander is freakin' kick-ass.

Though this was intended to be the third in a series of ten novels (the author unexpectedly passed away before finishing the other books), I can't wait to see what (violent) adventures happen to wrap it all up!

What great book are you reading right now? I would love any good suggestions to add to my list!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I LOVE this room. It is seriously like a dream. The collection of vintage plates against the dove gray wall is such a beautiful contrast to the warm chunky wooden furniture. Plus, who wouldn't do just about anything to have a set of built-in drawers like that!

Monday, June 7, 2010

How Cute

How cute is this room?!? It makes me want to paint the floors throughout my place in bright vibrant colors!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


{via Lovely Clusters}

{via Design Sponge}

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

I am working a big music festival today, and the morning started with a HUGE downpour of rain. I couldn't see out my windshield driving in early this morning - the clouds were a murky and grey and dark. While we had quite a bit of sunshine throughout the afternoon, the rain is back to drench the thousands of sweaty concert-goers. Ew...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Martini Bar

Check out this beyond perfect build-your-own martini bar by Sunday Suppers. Besides the fact that I have been really into martinis lately, I cannot get over this breathtaking set up. What a gracious blend of chic modern style with thoughtful vintage touches - this is how I see my life.

Mix up your favorite blend of vodka, soda water, vermouth, and 'dirty' water. Garnish with any of the plentiful garnishes (salty olives, fresh lemons, or crisp cucumbers). This makes me not only want a martini, it makes me want to throw a party to set up a display like this and share a martini with friends. Cheers.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Market Days

Today is Wednesday - which means the Green City Market is open today here in Chicago. If only I could get myself up and about and motivated, I would love to go see what is around this year!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sun Porch

I wanted to share this picture that I came across recently. I think it is a sun porch! How I would love to have one of those! I am crazy about the natural sisel rug topped with boldly-striped and over-stuffed furniture. Plus, that book shelf (wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling) is to die for. I love the white magazine boxes scattered throughout to create some unity. Gorgeous.