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Off To The Farmers Market I Go

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Buy more flowers!!! This is something I rarely do but am definitely implementing into my weekly to monthly routine for 2013 and beyond. I always talk about how I want my house covered in just picked flowers; especially lavender, I can't get enough of these little beauties. I'm all about creating a natural environment with fresh and sweet smelling scents, so off to the farmers market I go in pursuit of scooping up a bouquet of colorful flowers. What is your favorite flower, do you have one or two?! 
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Play A Little Tune

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Is there something you wish you know more about that you kind of regret not taking more of an interest when you were younger. Playing the piano was kind of a big deal in our household but being the typical kid I didn't care too much for being forced to practice for a measly hour each day or the fact that my choices for learning a song was between Chopin or Beethoven. Now of course I wish I would have paid a bit more attention to music theory and taken an interest in playing master pieces by Beethoven, right? So I'm going back and teaching myself a bit of theory. Wouldn't it be lovely to get back into a old practice, learning a language or dusting off an old instrument? 
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Effortlessly Chic

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I tend to wear to a lot of neutrals, blacks, whites and solids but lately I've been wanting to up the style in my closet and wear bold, glitz and lots of pattern. Here's to a new year of  sequins and bright colors, combining comfy with glam and going to edge with my wardrobe. Wear something a little bold today, I'm totally into pairing grey with gold! Have a great Tuesday :)
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Quote of the Day

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"Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the street." - Dorothy Fields
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Weekend Wrap Up

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loving my sweet little denim jacket.  browsing, researching and planning for a hopeful family trip   to the motherland.  details of my life; creating an obsession of copper mercury votive collection.   dancing in the rain.  only way to go is black and gold.  sundays are never complete without  blowing bubbles.  tea, cookies, princes and a good book go perfect with the smell of rain. lounge attire.
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Friday Movies

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Have you seen this yet, I'm reserving a few hours this weekend to catch up on this much talked about film featuring Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas along with others. I'm totally stoked to watch it!!! What are you watching this weekend?

Friday Mornings

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What are you up to this weekend? I'll be spending time with my newly arrived textbooks for classes, getting to know some classmates and tons of reading. But I'll also be enjoying the rain which means spending time wrapped up in blankets (and a few extra minutes in a cozy bed like this one, while it's still cool out) with my dogs and my boyfriend and looking forward to going to my first ever polo match on Sunday. Have a fabulous weekend and see you Monday! 
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this week's favorites...

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I've been listening to a lot of tunes with the piano as the main instrument lately and I'm totally missing jamming sessions (which obviously includes a range of classical to show tunes, a little jazz and a few pop songs, Vanessa Carlton and Jon McLaughlin to name a few). However it's been a while since I've played, time to get back to practicing. Do you play an instrument, I'm so very curious to know?
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Learn Something New

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So my new thing is wanting to actually learn how to use my camera the proper way (less of taking pictures on my phone and more use of an actual camera). I've always been attracted to beautiful/candid photography and since having always been around gifted artistic people, I obsessed and quickly grew envious of their sweet photography skills.  I'm currently checking out photography courses at the local junior college and other options, hoping to become a better photographer than I am currently. I'd love to share details of my life on the blog (and to just take better pictures in general), but I definitely don't feel confident with my skill at this point. Here's to practice makes perfect, right?! What is something you'd like to learn this year?
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A Pop of Pink

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So I've completely switched from glosses to lipsticks with the exception of Lippy by Butter London, it's kind of my new favorite. However I've been on the go between with Chanel and Benefit lipsticks and I simply can't stop with my madness for pink! Ditch au natural and be bold with a pop of pink today!!!! 
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Spend The Night In

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Instead of going out for a meal with your friends, why not invite them over and cook for them. You know a low key, quiet dinner and dessert with your closest ones. Intimate conversation, stay a while and chat and completely enjoy the company of your loved ones. I definitely would love to incorporate this more and more into my routine, you know having more get togethers in my home than going out to dinner! What do you think?! Cook more often and cook for your friends, hope your week is off to a great start!
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Weekend Wrap Up...

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wearing this shirt my boyfriend got me non-stop.  new recipes and to-do lists.  getting over my fear and going up the tram, no big deal-eeks!  i made it!!!  after a good while of playing in the snow, i gotta  snuggle up to this guy to get warm.  a good ending to a perfect date night.  catching up with some old and new flicks. breaking out this bad boy. 
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Quote of the Day

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"What is done in love is done well." -Van Gogh
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Friday Movies

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So I didn't even really know about this movie until about a week ago or so and after going with my dad to see it, I couldn't help but talk about with everyone at work the next day and tell all my friends about it. It's an all star cast and one great movie. I secretly think it's going to win close to every award at the Oscars. Jennifer Lawrence is just tearing it apart she's quite the actress, am I right?! 

Friday Mornings...

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I hope your week has been a good one and hopefully not to chilly. I don't know about you but I am beat maybe because I've been feeling a little under the weather like all week. I'll most likely be in bed with wool socks and a fire going (preferably next to my bed like in this here bedroom: ideal!). I plan on being quite lazy, like finishing up Lost by Gregory Maguire-I can't put it down, enjoying one viewing of To Rome With Love and relaxing with the beau before school starts up next week. Hope you all stay warm this weekend and relax a little.
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this week's favorites...

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Ann Hathaway is not only one major bombshell, she's one heck of an actor and kind of my biggest inspiration. I've been a dedicated fan since her Princess Diaries days and I loved her since then. Whose your favorite actress and whose your celebrity girl crush?!  (12345)


Get to Decorating

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I have this secret obsession with decorating coffee tables! For starters those of you who don't know me, I have an overwhelming and close to toppling stack of books scattered throughout my home. It might be an addiction but I just can't help looking through old art history books from college (so glad I kept my books from college: people don't throw your books away: EVER!) and other favorites including Maira Kalman, Deborah Needleman,Travel Books (Staying close to my Irish and French Roots), Kate Spade and Assouline published books and yes the collection is still growing. I like to decorate the table with a few stacks of books, a fresh bouquet of flowers (my favorite is lavender), unscented candles and some accents like geode rock, eccentric coasters and a deck of colorful cards! How would you decorate your table?!     
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Snowy Days Ahead

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I know it's pretty chilly out but I hope you're all getting out and playing in the snow. I'm definitely missing building miniature snowmen with my sister and walking through the flurries on a perfectly cool day. Grab your gloves, ear-muffs and uggs and head outside to play! 
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Rock A New Do

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Everyone knows I'm obsessed with a braided mess and right now I'm totally digging these wrap around braids. Try out a new do, you'll feel great sporting something a little more jazzy than just a plain jane pony tale. Have a great one! 
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Weekend Wrap Up

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it's time for some bright colors, first up a pop of pink! just got in my new swanky desk calendar and cleaning up the sanctuary-my desk space.  late night sessions with carole king. my very cool boyfriend got me this portable record  player. isn't he the sweetest, i think so :) lately, i've been finding this little man under  the bed. i think he's wanting to play hide and seek.  about to enjoy my rent the runway gift card  from birchbox and relax with my favorite subscription. a small and slowly growing collection but check it out: matchbooks from my parents wedding and  from the majestic theater in new york from the 80's. i think i'm off to a good start.  learning the art of silver polishing. obsessing over this top my sister just made.  i'm kind of wanting her to make one for me!!
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Quote of the Day

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"I think at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."-Eleanor Roosevelt
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Friday Movies

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This is happening today and I'm stoked to see it this evening. Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Emma Stone and the hunky hunky Ryan Gosling-choice cast! What is everyone watching this weekend?!

Friday Mornings

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How's your week been so far, I hope its been a good one. It's been pretty chilly here and even though I've complained a little about it being too cold, inside I'm loving every single minute of it. If only it snowed just a little, to see snow flurries would be a lovely little treat for me. I'm getting excited yet nervous at the same time to check out the Palm Springs Tram Way, wish me luck I'm a little afraid of heights, so let's see how well I do dangling at an elevation of 8, 516 feet, eeeks! But I've also reserved some time in bed (doesn't this bed look so cozy and dreamy), nestled under the covers, catching up on all my magazine subscriptions first issue of 2013 and clapping my hands for episode two of Downton Abbey this Sunday! Hope you all have a lovely, snowy weekend.
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this week's favorites...

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Now is the Start  Redondo Beach  Closer  So Far Away When It's All Over
Just a few albums I've had on shuffle the last few weeks. A bit of old and new, what have you been listening to lately?! 
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