Wednesday, August 29, 2012

M is for Monogram

I'm completely smitten with the idea of having a monogram topiary like this one day in my future backyard!
So cute - it's the ultimate monogram! 
Someday...I'm adding it to my wish list.

Friday, August 10, 2012

R is for Red

 Really Loving Red.
(of course!)

Rach and I are both always drawn to all things red - as I've said many times!  If there is a pop of red in a room I feel better - happier.  When admiring clothes, accessories, cars, flowers - the red option always wins my vote!  I'm loving all of the reds and corals I'm seeing lately.

A perfect afternoon hideaway!

I'm obsessed with these two patterns together.  I'd love to cover a round ottoman like this.

Super cute tunic!

The red interior of this armoire/bar is stunning!

I could fill it with tumblers like these beauties!

Seahorses! - what a great everyday cardigan!

Love this tote for the summer!

I've got to put a red lantern like this in my home someday!

This looks like a happy home.

Another classic for the wardrobe!

This car just looks like it would be a lot of fun to drive!


Monday, August 6, 2012

C is for California.

(and other excuses for my absence!)

So I've unintentionally taken a summer vacation from the blog starting with a trip to San Francisco to visit my dear friend Annie.  Her husband Mike threw her a fantastic birthday weekend and I was thrilled be there.  We met in our freshman dorm at Indiana University and she has been the best friend ever since.  It's a real bummer that we no longer live nearby one another because I have so much fun when we are together!  San Francisco is so gorgeous and the climate is fantastic compared to our 100+ degree Chicago summers!

She's got a gorgeous backyard that made me feel like we were on vacation in Italy!  Love that ivy covered wall!  Seeing a good friend is sometimes just what you need to feel inspired and since returning I've been working on some new projects which you can expect to see here and in the fric and frac etsy shop soon! 

We had a great day at the Stanford Art Museum - love these trees!
I also saw this fantastic red MG with luggage on top in the parking lot!

It was too good to be true - it looked like somebody had styled the parking lot!  That MG monogram is a classic.

We also stopped by Miette and I loved the packaging on these gorgeous Rococo chocolate bars!

 It was a great trip and I can't wait to go back!