Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Mornings

Hello my readers, how are you doing this week? I'm finally home after a perfectly relaxing and fun filled trip to New York. Spending some time getting to know the city again, hanging out with my sister and celebrating with my sister-in-law made for one great weekend and certainly one I'll never forget. I'm practically done catching up from my jet lag (this bed reminds me of my sweet pea shabby chic bedding from college, oh how I miss you), submitted a beast of an assignment and am looking forward to playing with a few of my treats that I gifted myself while away and spending some time with my guy this weekend. What are you up to this weekend? 

(image via so shabby so chic)

this week's favorites...

Have you seen the newest magazine on the stands, Porter Magazine? From the creator of Net-A-Porter, the first issue is about strong and leading women in culture, the arts and politics.  Follow online and find at your local newsstand or bookstore. 

(images via porter)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Morning Playlist

Ever since I can remember, music has always been very much a part of the morning ritual in my house. And anyone who knows me and my family knows this because my father tends to get caught fairly easily. From singing along to music (which he doesn't know very well) while exercising, sending karaoke videos clips via text message or email and constantly getting himself in trouble with my sneaky sister, I guess I inherit the music gene from him. I know better than to do anything too silly for fear of my sister catching me on camera, I love to belt it in the car and dance in pj's come morning while getting ready for work. Need some upbeat music, well here you go!    

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kate At A Wedding

A close friend getting married anytime soon? I have an excellent list that includes some of my favorite shops for searching for something special for the bride but my go to source for shopping is obviously Kate Spade. Extremely feminine, ultra chic and a little something fun! What about this adorable Happily Ever After Passport Holder or jewelry collection. You can never wrong with Kate at a wedding. 

(images via kate spade)

Kate on Madison

While in New York over the weekend there was no question when it came time to visit one of my favorite spots in the city, the Kate Spade Flagship on Madison Avenue. Over the years my list of must-see places centered on historical and cultural institutions. Where shopping hot spots like dear Kate Spade remained somewhere in the middle. This past trip was dedicated to bookshops I fell in love when I lived in the city two years ago, a few of my favorite designer shops and some places my sister was dying to take me too. With my brother getting married in a month, my sister and I couldn't help but play around with some fun and tempting pieces to gift them. I've already created a list of things to get them, now I just need to narrow it down.   

(images taken for sit and stay a while)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up

 one little munchkin wanting to play hide and seek.
loving my lush products. 
 Ray Bradbury said it right. 
 children's literature throughout history exhibit,
my lucky day.
 being introduced to burger heaven, and it was just that.
in an intellectual mood.

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"Go Into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good."

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Movies

Enjoy your favorite New York based movie tonight, mine's You've Got Mail. 
Happy Friday!!! 

Saturday Happy

 If you would have asked me about Lush Products six months ago, I would have had no clue what you were talking about. My sister introduced the line to me by surprising me with top rated soaps, bath bombs and lotions for my birthday back in November. Four months later, hanging out at the Lush counter with my sister will become a visiting ritual when I come to see her. The best part, they have a spa!!! When I book my next flight, I'll be checking myself into an afternoon at the spa :) What's making you happy this week? 

(images taken for sit and stay a while)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Mornings

Good morning from New York City! Coming from extremely warm weather in the desert to forty degree weather here in the city has certainly put a little kick in my step and a smile on my face. With layers of coats, scarves and blush beanies, I look like a little snow bunny. How's your week been going so far? It's only been one day of being in the city and pavement stomping is in full force. Everywhere from Lush to the Argosy Book Shop, I'm one happy gal. Getting to spend some time with my sister and preparing for one awesome bachelorette party here in the city tomorrow, I'm totally psyched. What are you up to this weekend, whatever you're up too I hope you have a fab weekend!!!   

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this week's favorites...

I'll be enjoying my views of the city, enjoying long chats with my sister at her favorite cafe, admiring the fashion all around, keeping warm and cozy and taking in each moment of my stay in New York this fabulous weekend. 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Librarian Glasses

As you all know I have a serious thing for tortoise and have since I was little. So it was a no-brainer that my top choice frames would be tortoise colored, over-sized and certainly a statement to my wardrobe. Move over old and hello to my new librarian approved specs. Have you already checked out the Palm Canyon Collection over at Warby Parker, if you haven't done so, head on over this instant and check out their fabulous shades!  The collection clearly screams my name and I can't wait to get my hands on these Preston sunglasses :)

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Everlane Tees

Constantly on the lookout for the best basic tee, I think I finally found the right match for my style. I had first read about the Everlane brand in Verily Magazine. I was instantly hooked when I read 'high quality, well designed wardrobe basics at affordable prices." Michael Preysman, the founder of the company specializes in making the basics in everything from apparel (including cashmere sweaters to oxford button downs and silk blouses) to leather belts and the perfect weekend bag. See for yourself and head on over to your new favorite shop, Everlane :) When you see how great their prices are you know your cart will be full in no time!!!

(images via everlane) 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up

 preparing for my trip this week. 
 vanity bits and pieces.
 and happy valentine's day to you. 
 sunday morning solutions. 
 quiet sunday evenings at home. 
a light hummus infused wrap.

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value."
-Ben Jonson

(image via miss moss)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Saturday Happy

Besides the fact that I'm working to become a Children's Librarian, I'm absolutely loving the list I created from the professors much larger list of books to choose to read throughout the semester. Although they are more 'tween' appropriate, if you'r willing go ahead and pick a few from list. I think you'll be surprised how much you'll enjoy reading 'tween' books. 
1. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh 
2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
3. Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
4. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
5. Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff
6. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
7. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
8. 43 Old Cemetery Road Book by Kate Klise
9. The 39 Clues by Rick Riordan
10. The One and Only Ivan by Katharine Applegate

(image via entrepreneur) 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Mornings

Hello snow bunnies, it's seriously reaching 90 degrees out here in Palm Springs, it's insane!! But to everyone who is in cold country, keep warm but make sure to throw a couple snow balls for me-oh I miss snow!! I'm getting excited but a little anxious to be flying out next week to New York, I'm hoping the weather will have calmed down a bit by the time I get there next Wednesday. How's your week been? It's only a few weeks into the school and what can I say, I need to be done with school already!! To another weekend of staying in and writing papers and powering through text books. Have a good one and see you all next week :)

(image via emma's)

this week's favorites...

I seriously these Kate Spade book clutches, there are several of these that Kate Spade has made over the past few years and this Great Gatsby inspired one is my favorite. Which one would you choose? 

(images via kate spade)

this week's favorites...

The top of the 21, 778 foot high Kailash mountain in Western Transhimalaja has never been reached. However, every year thousands of...