I spent my birthday weekend in Big Sur, California. I split my time evenly between being a hippie, and just acting like a little kid. This was easy to do, seeing as we were staying in a rainbow colored treehouse.
Sweater: J.Crew, Jeans: JBrand, Booties: Loeffler Randall, Earrings: J.Crew, Watch: vintage Gucci
This past weekend I was lucky enough to get to see Ellie Goulding perform live in our PopSugar LA office! It was an amazing party, amazing performance, and an amazing studio… which I got a little excited about taking photos in.
Dress: DVF, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Studio: PopSugar
More of the PopSugar studios…
An inspirational weekend continued with a tour of the Eames house. Charles and Ray Eames were possibly one of the coolest couples to ever exist. This was their minimal house, with every detail just right. I really liked what Charles said… “The details are not the details, they make the product…”. I completely agree and think that applies in endless scenarios.
Ray made everything a painting, including their courtyard patterned with wood and brick.
A fan of Kelly Wearstler, I was excited to see her flagship store. I wanted to buy everything.
We continued our mini architecture tour with a walk by the Californication house!
It was definitely an inspirational weekend. I can’t stop thinking about the Eames house. The front window had one circular section of glass that distorted the space within if you looked through it. They put it there so that they could look at things differently.
She continues to be my favorite designer. Her patterns, fabrics, shape… ah Diane you make me happy.
Dress: Diane von Furstenberg, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Odette NY, Ring: Vintage, Shoes: Vince Camuto
It reminds me of the fashion drawings that I fall in love with every time I go to the flea market. Now I can wear it? Yes, this is happening.
Shirt: Everlane, Skirt: Forever21, Bag: Coach, Shoes: J.Crew, Necklace: Meagan Reelitz, Belt: Thrifted, Sunglasses: Super
Shirt: BCBG, Necklace: Pamela Love, Shorts: ModCloth, Bag: Coach
The Blue grotto in Capri was insanely amazing. The water in this cave lights up to be bright blue as the sun streams in. If you run your hand through the water, it looks like it’s glowing. Meanwhile, your boat guide sings in Italian and lets the sound echo off of the cave walls.
It’s short, and expensive to go in, but worth it for a few mystical minutes.
Shirt: Sandro, Shorts: Madewell, Bag: Coach, Shoes: Stewart Weitzman, Watch: Michael Kors, Ring, Antique
I’m a pretty terrible blogger, because all of this happened over a month ago. Whoops.
I studied abroad in Florence my Junior year of college, and this was my first time back since then. I had been looking forward to it for a while, excited to see if I could easily navigate the streets and still have a sense of home. It took me about a day, but it all came flooding back pretty quickly. I also made sure to eat as much Nocciola (hazelnut) gelato as possible during our short stay.
Since we had already been to the more well know galleries like the Uffizi, Rich and I spent our time in smaller galleries. My favorites were the Gucci and Ferragamo museums – particularly the Gucci museum which opened about a year ago. Speaking of, did you know Gucci’s first name was Guccio? Yes, Guccio Gucci. The best.
Salvatore made his first pair of shoes at age 9, and was famous for them by the time he was 19. Not only did he come up with creative materials and shapes for shoes (he created the first cork wedge), he was very interested in the anatomy of the foot. In fact, one of his sole patents is still used today. I was so impressed, that at the museum store I bought a reproduced pair of flats that was originally designed for Audrey Hepburn. I can actually sit and stare at the bottom of the shoes, that’s how perfectly made they are. (I’m sure they will make an appearance on here at some point).
Shirt: StyleMint, Shorts: Robert Rodriguez, Flats: J.Crew, Purse: Coach, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: bought in Florence while I was living there, Sunglasses: Super, Belt: Vintage
Anyway Florence, until next time. (And thanks for teaching me about Guccio Gucci)
Five coastal fishing villages in Italy = Cinque Terre. This place has so much character, and is so incredibly relaxing. There is a love trail that connects the five villages, and I love reading what people have written along the trail.
“He asked me to marry him at sunset in Cinque Terre, and I will love him everyday until the sun sets on our lives.” – anonymous
What I love most about travel is that it’s a perfect time to take in some inspiration. As a designer, I’ll often feel like I am outputting creativity until there’s nothing left. Paris was the perfect place to take in a whole lot of inspiration.
Sitting in the grass infront of the Eiffel tower, eating cheese and drinking champagne = the best.
Paris was a little cool, so I made sure to bring lots of layers.
We met up with a lovely Parisian artist and her husband who toured us around the Centre Pompidou. I loved the detail of Picasso’s crosshatching below:
I had been wanting to see the Paris Flea market for years, and finally made it there! Such a magical place consisting of quiet alleys and boxes of art, jewelry, old postcards, silver boxes, and random treasures.
Top: Tinley Road, Jeans: J Brand, Watch: vintage Gucci
A weekend at the Viceroy in LA thanks to a surprise from my guy.
Obviously, the first thing I did was climb all over the furniture and jump on the bed. For the rest of the weekend, we were finally able to soak in some sun. This was much to the chagrin of Karl the fog, who has been working hard to keep us pasty white.
Jacket: kai aaikmann, Top: Marni, Pants: Theyskens’ Theory, Clutch: vintage, Necklace: self made, Ring: YSL, Shoes: Zara
For our two year anniversary, Rich and I went out to dinner at Greens. It’s now one of my new favorites – a vegetarian restaurant that looks over the Golden Gate…