Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Striking stripes

From boatneck tees, totes, dresses and more, sweet stripes seem to be everywhere these days. I'm digging this somewhat classic trend and am super sorry to have missed out on this happening dress from Kate Spade. It's completely sold out...and rightly so. The adorable shape, the playful tie at the neck along with its flirty length make this cute look easy to covet. Aren't these red lips divine?

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As stripes continue their domination in the world of apparel, I love the idea of taking this trend inside. S and I've been rocking these apple green sheets as of late and I love how they bring a bright, bold touch to our all white bedding.

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These striped chairs seem like a nice place to take a load off.

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This cheeky pillow ties its stripes up nicely in a bow.

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Ana's candles are always a fav. Not only do they come in a ton of neat color combinations, but they make great gifts.

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If you are looking to make a really bold statement, there's always the option of painting clean, focused lines on the walls of a tiny bathroom. I heart the contrast of this feminine, scalloped mirror against the strong black and white wall.

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Horizontal painted stripes could really shake up a single wall or a foyer.

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Also, I want this kitchen... and its white and wood striped floor.

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I think I've made my point. Stripes rock.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hot, hot, hot!

It's crazy hot in NYC today. I'll take one of these, please.

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Tasty Scanwiches

A coworker introduced me to this awesome website whose sole purpose is to communicate the magic that is a tasty, flavorful sandwich. The website's creator Jon Chonko uses nothing but a scanner and an all black background to create sharp, concise tributes to some of his favorite examples in NYC. I completely agree with Chonko's simplistic descriptions. Afterall, what more is there to really say?

Five Borough Bistro: Chicken Cutlet, Honey Mustard, Lettuce, Tomato, Swiss, Purple Onions, on a Rosemary Brioche.

D & D Deli: BLT, on wheat.

Homemade: Fresh Turkey, Sprouts, Swiss Cheese, Purple Onions, On a Baguette.

(All images courtesy of Scanwiches)

Check out this bit from the New York Times's City Room blog for more info on Scanwiches or hit up New York Mag's list of the 101 Best Sandwiches in the City for 2010. Hungry yet?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kate and Cary

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"It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean."-Katharine Hepburn

I adore the saucy and sophisticated Katharine Hepburn. S and I sat down for a whole two hours this weekend to enjoy the 1938 gem Holiday starring fabulous Kate as well as the always dashing Cary Grant. I'm loving his glasses below. What a dish!

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Grant and Hepburn are always a perfect comedic match but Holiday didn't come close to replacing my absolute favorite from this pair, Bringing Up Baby.

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Speaking of this classic flick, how cool is this French poster for the film?

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I think a framed version would be a perfect addition to the blank wall that has been plaguing me in our all white bathroom.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bold Gold

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How cool is this necklace? I've been crushing on it all week and finally took the plunge last night and purchased. It's such a bold statement piece that is certain to make an outfit. I love the idea of wearing this with wavy hair and comfy summer dresses.

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Speaking of great gold pieces, how hilarious is this mustache necklace cleverly named the Inspector Clouseau? This necklace and thoughts of Peter Sellers both make me giggle.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Have a happy weekend!

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Happy weekend, lovelies! I hope everyone has a pretty, relaxing weekend full of fun. S and I are having a few friends over for southern-themed dinner and drinks and heading out to hear some music. Vive le-weekend!

Still hopelessly Lost in Translation

Last night, S and I decided to park it under the air conditioner and enjoy a movie in. After searching our DVD collection, we settled on the dreamy and divine Lost in Translation.

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Now, I've documented my appreciation of Sofia Coppola here before, but watching this movie for the first time in a few years made me want to officially join her fan club. Every shot should be framed and hung on a wall. Coppola's distinct style permeates every moment of this movie and it's in a word: delightful.

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The hazy, dream-like images, movement and color help the viewer experience a pleasantly discombobulating case of jet lag right along with the movie's characters.

Did I mention Bill Murray is still my favorite?

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As Bill whispers into Scarlett's ear, the harshness of Tokyo's crowded, fast-paced, neon lit world melts into something softer and much more charming. I'm desperate to visit.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cool cars

Living in Manhattan, I never drive. I drive so rarely in fact that I sometimes wonder if I can pick up where I left off. The idea of merging onto a busy interstate? Fugetaboutit. I'm more than happy to let someone else steer.

All of this changed when a few days ago I passed a sleek, shiny Austin Healey.

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These adorable British cars might be most recognizable as George Banks's spiffy ride in Father of the Bride.

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Ever since I spotted this car, I can't stop daydreaming about speeding along a tree lined country road with the top heels, of course.

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While I'm at it, a shout out to this BMW mini cooper who makes quite a nice "runner-up" in the category of dream cars.

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Hooray for tiny cars!

"Take me out tonight..."

How great are The Smiths? This song has been a longtime favorite of mine. It's delightfully romantic in very teen angst-y way... This video is the perfect compliment to a really rad tune.

Some of you may remember this as the song that introduces Tom (the suprisingly grown-up Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to Summer (Zooey Deschannel) in the quirky, but cute movie 500 Days of Summer. Isn't Zooey Deschannel a cutie pie?

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I highly recommend checking out the entire soundtrack. Not only will you find more Smiths (including "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"), but Regina Spektor's "Us" and Carla Bruni's beautiful "Quelqu'un M'a Dit" are also shining stars.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010


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Oh, happy day! It looks like Mad Men Season 4 is set to debut on AMC July 25. I don't know about you guys, but I've certainly missed the dudes (formerly of Sterling Cooper), the dames and all of their stylish duds.

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My obsession with this show can been documented by last year's Halloween costume. S and I stepped out as Joan Holloway and Roger Sterling. Saucy! Are you a Betty, Joan or Peggy?

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Also, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I've even sort of missed that sleezy Pete Campbell (played perfectly by Vincent Kartheiser). Don't you kind of want to punch him?

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One thing I'm not looking forward to this season is Peggy's scary new hair style. What's up with this? To quote Kevin McCallister in reference to Buzz's girlfriend in Home Alone: "WOOF."

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So, make a strong cocktail

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and enjoy19 packs of cigarettes (kidding!)

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because the Don Draper countdown has officially begun...

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