West Coast Trippin' + Leap Day!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today is my birthday!  I'm a leap day baby so I only get to celebrate my "true" birthday every four years.  This year I treated myself and took a trip to the west coast with a good girl friend of mine.  Along the way, we saw the most amazing scenery (mountains, and of course the beach), ate the most delicious food, and spent time with some amazing friends!  I am blessed and this trip was a great way to celebrate my 28 years of life!!

Here are some pictures from our adventure.  As you can imagine, I took a TON, so this is just a glimpse of what we did/experienced.

San Diego -> Los Angeles -> San Diego
Seal beach at La Jolla
We stayed in Beverly Hills one night (couldn't get enough of the palm trees!)
Visited the Getty Center for the afternoon
Santa Monica beach (absolute fave!!)

Brunch by the beach = killer view! 
Beachside by day and night...
Extraordinary Desserts
Sailing on a friend's boat
And here's the gal that took on this adventure with me!

Go To The Kitchen

Monday, February 27, 2012

How darling is this restaurant?  It's located on the top story of a retail store located in Cape Town, South Africa. What a fun day that would be - shopping and eating at this good looking restaurant.
[source: Elle Decor SA]

Thank You, Cereal

Friday, February 24, 2012

Truth.  Happy Friday... may you have many cereal moments this weekend :)
[source: thxthxthx]

Tuck and Pin

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A lovely and simple hair tutorial.  Perhaps you've seen it?

[source: saralynnpaige]

Yabba Dabba Doo

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How cool is this lunchbox?  You can't afford to not eat a well-balanced meal with this set up.  This kit was made up by the team at Ram Industrial Design and the name?  Well, dabba means lunchbox in Hindi.  How creative.

For All Occasions

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The all purpose card. For the male in your life.
[source: sapling press]


Monday, February 20, 2012

Where have you not been?  I can check San Diego off my list... returning today!  Hope to get pics on the blog real soon.
[source: evan drolet cook]

A Fine Stash

Friday, February 17, 2012

"Modern Function, Vintage Fashion" is what this cute Etsy shop is all about!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

[source: kyle steed]

Cut It Out

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Have you ever seen a table like this?  It's got a built in plant area for your bonsai tree!
 This table can be found in LEGO's development office.  See more of this fascinating office here!
...and this totally reminds me of Cynthia Rowley's dining table.  She has cut outs for the plate settings!
You can see the cut outs on the bottom right (upper pic) and below cake stand (pic below).
I think it's genius... and beautiful!
[source: archdailyelle decor]

heart to heart

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentine's day!

French in Singapore

Monday, February 13, 2012

This branding and identity shoot was done by the same company as the laminate line.  But THIS is on a whole 'notha level - food!  I mean, how good does this place look (at least the dessert part)?!  And I do enjoy the packaging Manic Design created for this Singapore-based brasserie and patisserie, Antoinette.  Guess I'll have to check this place out next time I'm in Singapore ;)
[source: we are manic

Laminate Fashion

Friday, February 10, 2012

This fashion shoot was for a laminates company... you know like material?!  How fancy! I do like the use of the "surfacing material" throughout each of the shots. Very creative.
[source: we are manic]

Tangerine Wedding Dreams

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love this wedding inspiration shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes so much, I had to post so I could remember it ;)  The Pantone 2012 Color Of The Year is Tangerine Tango and what better color to inspire this floral and watercolor-filled modern wedding shoot.  Gets you in the mood for spring, doesn't it?!  See more here!