Friday, March 30, 2012

inspired by the hunger games fire dress

I recently read the first of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.
The story of a bunch of adolescents fighting to the death in a futuristic state-sponsored gladiatorial contest has adolescents and adults reading the series and 
running out to the see the movie.

I have not seen the movie (yet!) but am half way through the book series.
'The Girl on Fire Dress' worn by the main character Katniss 
inspired my fire and flame theme. 

1.  Knitted Blood Orange Pouf, CB2
2.  Murano Glamour, La Murrina
3.  Carousel Lantern, Currey & Company
4.  Bargello Jamaica Lane Pillow, Jonathan Adler
5.  Roy Vase, Crate&Barrell
6.  Flock Red, Wayne Pate
7.  Zig Zag Throw, Jonathan Adler
8.  Eames Molded Plastic Chair, MoMa Store
9.  3 Prong Red Coat Rack, CB2
10.  Orange Poppy Bowl, Horchow
11.  Orange Ombre Shag, West Elm

18th Century Flamed-Stitch Wallet, Z&K Antiques,  Orange Ombre Scarf, Polyvore,   
Kimono Satin Wide Leg Pants, Anthropologie,  Paprika-Spiked Slingbacks, Anthropologie,  

Photo of Katniss in the fire dress from the movie.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

bright + bold in florida

 My daughter Ruby wore her bright striped dress the other day paired with neon shoes (notice she selected one of each color).
I couldn't resist using the bright colors of an 
artsy downtown Sarasota neighborhood as a backdrop.

How great is the color in the middle of a construction site?
I'm sure she tolerated the photographing longer than usual 
since she had her buddy Sophie with her.

Ruby's dress + shoes, Target
Top photos, iPhone Shake it Photo App
Bottom photos, iPhone Hipstamatic App 

Monday, March 26, 2012

flutter like a butterfly

Engraved Butterfly Dishtowel, Anthropologie
Butterfly Collage Dictionary Book Print, Etsy 
Butterfly Cabinet, Chris Lehrecke for Ralph Pucci
Rosewood Butterfly Stool, Moma Store
Butterfly Shower Curtain, West Elm

Friday, March 23, 2012

edamame-avocado dip

All of this unseasonably warm weather has me craving my favorite go-to dip. 
It's always a hit, make extra to snack on. 

edamame-avocado dip

12 oz. package frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 medium avocado, cut up
1/4 cup onion, chopped
3 T lemon juice
2 T basil pesto
3/4 t kosher salt
1/4 t fresh ground pepper

place all ingredients in a food processor until blended well.
store in airtight container, chill until serving time.
serve with pita chips 
or my fave, rice crackers from trader joes + cucumber slices 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

fashion lookbook: navy + tangerine

It started out last weekend at American Apparel.  I found this navy bag with a 
tangerine zipper. I saw myself using it as an everyday carryall that would fit my 
iPad + more, folding it over for a cool clutch in the evening.
It didn't take long to pull this group together from there. 
Did I mention that 'tangerine tango' is Pantone's color of the year?

I find it's about the mix in my wardrobe and home.
Spending a little more on one thing and mixing it with less expensive bargains. 
 Some items cost a bit more, but many are a steal 
(under $3 for the bracelet, not quite $11 for the jeans!).

1.  Bi Color Fedora, Tory Burch
2.  Memento Letter Charm, Madewell
3.  Striped Smocktop, Madewell
4.  Ling Sleeve Breton Top, Boden
5.  Wood Bead Bracelet, City Buddah
6.  3" Chino Short, JCrew
7.  Diane von Furstenberg Saffiano Printed iPhone Case, Nordstrom
8.  Medium Leather Carryall Pouch, American Apparel
9.  Cooperative Mini Wedge, Urban Outfitters
10.  Streetside Sandal, Madewell
11.  Stretch Skinny Jeans, Forever 21

A great pair of sunglasses and a bag that goes beyond the beach costs a bit more. 
Pair it up with a beach coverup form Target and you're ready to be waterside!

1.  Rounded Cat-eye Sunglasses, Tory Burch
2.  Rickey Bikini, Anthropologie
3.  Converse One Star Adria Swim Coverup, Target
4.  Longchamp Le Pliage Open Tote, Sands Point Shop
5.  Printed Emmy Sandal, Tory Burch

Love these for the men.

Patagonia 'Wavefarer' Board Shorts, Nordstrom

Monday, March 19, 2012

bedroom makeover

I just redecorated a bedroom at home.  
In a weekend with a gallon of paint, shopping trips to Target, 
World Market + Anthropologie, the room came together.  
It's now cozy and full of guests.

My daughter Ruby, exhausted, riding in the cart full of goods.


Friday, March 16, 2012

art + exersaucer living in harmony

 Who could have thought a plastic baby entertainment center could look so good?
Next to fabulous art, it works!

Take it from the famously stylish and hip Novogratz family of 7 kids 
to pair an exersaucer with great art.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

color collections: slice of citron

Citron can be bright, but used in small doses 
it can add just the right punch to your home or wardrobe.

 Ahhhh so soothing...but love that intense color!
'AQUA SURF', D.L. Steiner, State of the Arts Gallery

 It can turn a little neon!

These classic + modern patterns shown in both 
wallpapers and fabrics come alive with bright color.

All fabrics + wall coverings by ROMO except multi stripe: Boussac, Pierre Frey,

Citron for the fashionistas.
Vogue Eyewear: Sunglass Hut,  Colorblock Umbrella: Gap Multi Strand Neon Yellow Chain Necklace: Etsy,  
Roxby Triangle Scarf: Anthropologie,  Beaded Bars Hobo: Anthropologie,  Doris Neon Wedge: Calypso

Crewcuts, the greatest kids clothes by JCrew.  My daughter goes crazy for this stuff.

Scales Duchess Tote: Jonathan Adler,  Gallery Stripe Bedding: West Elm,  Swirl Rug: West Elm